- The Yankees played a game in two hours and eleven minutes. That’s the shortest game in Yankee Stadium III history.
– Robinson Cano provided the decisive blow with a three-run home run off Mark Buehrle in the first inning. That one swing gave the Yankees more runs than they scored in the last two games combined.
— Mark Buehrle hasn’t given up a first inning home run in 44 starts. And his last one was to Derek Jeter. Remember when Derek Jeter hit home runs?
—- The home run was only possible because of an A-Rod bloop that fell in between the RF and infielders. This after the absolute scalder that was caught in the ninth inning last night.
—– Ozzie Guillen was ejected in the top of the first, then immediately Tweeted about it.
—— The White Sox are 1-11 in Buehrle’s starts against the Yankees in his career.
——- Bartolo Colon tonight: 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 K, 99 pitches. He got out of a bases loaded, nobody out jam in the second with no damage, and as someone who was watching, I can say he was genuinely dealing. I don’t even know but I’ll take it.
- The Dodgers rallied from a 4-run deficit against the Marlins, who have been red hot.
– Vicente Padilla got the save.
- Seattle scored ten runs against Detroit.
– In a game Justin Verlander started.
— Erik Bedard: 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 88 pitches.
—- This was his first win since June 7, 2009.
- If you’re Mat Latos (5 IP, 6 R – though only one was earned, I guess?), Jeff Francis (3 IP, 10 H, 6 R/5 ER), Jo Jo Reyes (2.2 IP, 6 R – though kinda like Latos, none were earned), or Francisco Liriano (3 IP, 7 R/ER, 4 BB), you didn’t have a very good day.
– Speaking of Jeff Francis, remember the Royals hype? They’re .500 now.
— The Red Sox are in last place again after losing two games in a row to the Orioles.
—- And Jo Jo Reyes has gone 23 straight starts without a win. That’s tied for the third longest all time.
- It was a good day to be Kyle Lohse, AGAIN. 7 shutout innings against the Astros, and he exited leading 6-0. Easy win, right?
– Guess not. The Astros rallied to make it 6-5 with the winning runs on base, only Hunter Pence struck out to end it.
— Oh, the Astros also turned five double plays in this game – and lost. Yeah.
—- Ryan Franklin was pulled for allowing two hits in a 6-0 game (at the time). Ouch.
- The matchup in Pittsburgh tonight was Madison Bumgarner and his 7.79 ERA vs. James McDonald and his 10.13 ERA. So of course Bumgarner threw six innings of one-run ball with seven strikeouts and McDonald threw six innings of shutout baseball and the Pirates won 2-0.
- Jose Reyes was right to be mad because the umpire that called him out on a should-have-been triple was unbelievably wrong, but um. This picture.