- Uh, your line/game of the night. So Kyle Davies started the game for the Royals against the Indians, but got hurt. Vin Mazzaro came in.
— His first inning went: flyout, strikeout, groundout. No big deal.
— Second inning: single, fielder’s choice (runner out at second), walk, single. Run scores. Fly out, two outs with runners on first and third.
—- Fun starts here. Walk to load the bases. Double clears them. Single, scoring the run from the double. Infield single. Double scores another two runs. Another single. Homer, scoring three runs.
—– That is a ten-run inning. Funnily enough, the last reliever to give up ten runs in one inning was Jimmy Gobble, in 2008, for – the Royals.
—— And then, by the way, Mazzaro went out for the next inning. Flyout. Double. Walk. Infield single, so bases loaded. Single, to score one run. He finally got pulled, but all of those runs eventually scored.
——- Mazzaro’s final line, and I am putting this in bold: 2.1 IP, 11 H, 14 R, 14 ER, 3 BB, 2 K.
——– Mariano Rivera gave up 12 ER all of last year. He’s had seven full big league seasons where he gave up 14 or fewer ER. (You know what, the Yankees are terrible right now. Let me get my Yankee-related joy somewhere, fellow YCPBers.)
——— No pitcher in baseball history had allowed 14 runs in less than three innings until, well, tonight.
- You already probably know Joe Posnanski is generally great, but you should really read his take on all of this.
- Chris Coghlan got IBBed for Hanley Ramirez. I mean, he’s struggling. But it’s Hanley Ramirez.
— It worked.
— Jason Bay just bunted in the same game.
—- the Marlins’ manager just let a relief pitcher bat for himself in extra innings… and he hit an RBI single.
—– In the bottom of the inning, the Mets had no choice but to bat with a pitcher, Jon Niese. He tripled. (The Mets still lost.)
- Cliff Lee walked five TONIGHT. That’s the first time he walked five in a game since 2006. In thirteen starts in Seattle last year, he walked six total batters.
— Tim Lincecum walked the opposing pitcher.