— This play. Herp a derp. Da derp derp.
— Brandon Lyon blew the save for the Astros and then was forced to bat in the top of the tenth.
—- He doubled in a run.
- Dice-K tonight: 7 IP, 1 H, 9 K, 104 pitches.
— This is his second brilliant start in a row.
— In his last 14 IP he’s given up two hits.
—- Jason Varitek had his first RBIs since June 29, 2010 tonight. No, seriously.
- Ryan Howard had a four-strikeout night against the Padres, so in extras, with a runner on third, they chose to walk Jimmy Rollins and pitch to him. Of course, he hit a go-ahead double.
- The Yankees hit five home runs tonight and scored the most runs as a team since August 21, 2009. That’s a long time.
— the Jorge Posada Watch continues: 8 hits, 6 HR, slugging .500 with a BABIP of .091.
— speaking of catchers with weird stat lines, Chris Ianetta’s hitting .186/.407/.442.
—- Russell Martin’s already passed his HR total from last year. He has three career multi-HR games and two of them are with the Yankees.
—– Brett Gardner now has as many home runs as Adrian Gonzalez and more than Carl Crawford.
—— h/t @mikeaxisa, in the last six games for the Yankee offense: 231 PA, 26 BB, 26 K.
- The Mets have won three in a row!
— Jason Bay hit a home run today (a real one, not an inside-the-parker that was actually an error).
— Ike Davis has home runs in three games in a row.
- Oakland’s scored nine runs!
- Brad Penny had a no-hitter through five innings against the White Sox, who can hit, and it was broken up on a controversial play too.
— Meanwhile, Tim Lincecum walked six.
- Maybe this isn’t that crazy, but Brandon Morrow came off the DL and proceeded to strike out 10 Rays in 5.1 IP
— and lose.
— at one point, the opposing starter David Price had just two hits given up – both home runs to Jose Bautista.
—- If Sam Fuld steals one more base, he will tie the all-time single-season Rays’ SB total in April.
—– Jose Molina batted fifth for the Blue Jays.
- Dodgers/Cubs was wacky.
— The Cubs led 5-1, only to have the Dodgers tie it up and go ahead 8-5. The Cubs came back themselves to win 10-8.
— In a game where they scored 10 runs, Ted Lilly (a known fly ball pitcher) started for the opposition, and the wind was blowing out, the Cubs hit no home runs.
—- Jeff Samardzija is 2-0.
—– My favorite part of today: the Cubs have been 1-1, 2-2, 3-3, 4-4, 5-5, 6-6, 7-7, 8-8, 9-9, and now 10-10.
- The Twins FINALLY scored more than 6 runs for the first time since September 27, 2010.
— They did it off a red-hot Cleveland team too.
- There have been 16 rainouts so far in 2011. There were 21 in all of 2010.