- The Yankees were no-hit by Philip Humber for 6.1 IP. He ended up throwing 7 innings of one-hit, shutout ball.
– The final score was 2-0, which is tied for the lowest-scoring game in Yankee Stadium III history. The other was a fifteen-inning game.
— AJ Burnett took the loss for going eight innings and giving up one run. The last time he went eight innings and gave up one run, he… lost, 1-0, to Bryan Bullington of the Royals, last August.
- Brad Hawpe double! And he actually had another hit!
– Ryan Ludwick homer!
— the Padres are getting all these runs in support of – Dustin Moseley?!
—- and off Derek Lowe, who’s been very good so far?!
—– The Padres hadn’t had a HR at home since April 10, a total of eight games. I know, it’s the Padres. And I know, it’s Petco. But oh dear.
- Kosuke Fukudome has five hits tonight.
– The Cubs had ten hits, and the Rockies had four. The Rockies won 5-3.
— Maybe because Starlin Castro had three errors in one inning (!!!).
—- Sadly, with this loss the Cubs fall to 10-12. This means they cannot be 11-11 to go along with all their other .500 records.
- The Angels scored no runs against John Lackey or Dice-K, but they’ve scored five runs against Gio Gonzalez tonight in five innings.
– Gio Gonzalez had a 1.50 ERA against the Angels last year, in two starts.
- Brandon Wood, in his debut with the Pirates, went 1-for-3 with an RBI double and no strikeouts.
- Corey Patterson homer
– on 0-2.
— h/t @junkstats, Jose Bautista is homering on 5.7% of his swings this year. That’s not at-bats. It’s swings.
- Jon Weisman over at Dodger Thoughts is much better at writing than I am, and I highly recommend his writeup of tonight’s game, or at least the bottom of the ninth.
– To take from him: The Dodgers fell behind 2-1 on the two Coughlan homers, but came back thanks to Rod Barajas reaching first base after striking out on a wild pitch, Ivan De Jesus getting his second hit of the game (and third of his career), Jon Garland laying down a sacrifice bunt, Aaron Miles driving in a run with a groundout and then Carroll, looking like a hero, delivering an RBI single for a 3-2 lead.
— In the bottom of the ninth, Jamey Carroll misplayed a ball that caused the tying run to score. It would’ve been the last out of the inning.
—- Omar Infante got the winning hit. In the eighth inning, as the tying run, he was thrown out trying to go to third base.
- Ian Kennedy just threw a complete game shutout against the Phillies to outduel Cliff Lee.
– Lee struck out twelve, but gave up home runs to Chris Young and Gerardo Parra.
— Kennedy struck out ten and walked no one himself.
—- The entire Phillies pitching staff has given up as many home runs as Armando Galarraga.