Sadly, today was not the most interesting of days…
- This season, the Cubs have been 1-1, 2-2, 3-3, 4-4, 5-5, 6-6, 7-7, and after tonight’s game, 8-8.
— They played a 10-inning game in two and a half hours tonight.
— Carlos Zambrano struck out 10+ for the first time since his no-hitter in September 2008.
- Kevin Correia threw a complete-game four-hitter
— against the Reds.
- Francisco Liriano walked five today, and gave up two home runs.
— He only gave up two runs, because the home runs were both solo.
— He was pitching against Baltimore, who’s now lost eight in a row. BUT THE MAGICAL SHOWALTER PIXIE DUST?!
- Your current AL batting champ: Sam Fuld.
- Daisuke Matsuzaka threw seven innings of one-hit ball. Whaaa.
— Jacoby Ellsbury hit another home run.
— And Carl Crawford doubled and had an RBI? It’s unpredictable that we’re noting this at all.
- Tim Lincecum had a no-hitter through six. Not the most shocking thing ever. But it was in Coors!
— He’s the Giants’ all-time leader in 10+ K games now.
- The Phillies played their first game of the season that lasted over three hours tonight. Talk about efficient.
— They were playing the Brewers and IBBed Mark Kotsay twice. He wasn’t batting eighth.
— This play. Turned by Yuniesky Betancourt, mind you.