As of right now, the West Coast games are still going on.
– Jamie Moyer pitched his second complete game of the season tonight. You may have heard he’s not a young man.
– He was bolstered by the Phillies’ offense, which scored six runs tonight. This was the first time they’ve scored more then three runs since May 21.
– Texas’ Tommy Hunter, just called up from the disabled list, pitched a complete game five-hitter against the Rays, who are 21-8 on the road.
– Ryan Franklin, with a 4.8 K/9 so far in 2010 and a 7.5% swinging strike ratio, struck out Ryan Braun, Prince Fielder, and Casey McGehee in a row. Along those lines, Andy Pettitte and his 5.6 K/9 in 2010, struck out ten Blue Jays in 7 2/3 innings today. In his entire career, most of it in the AL East, he’d never struck out ten or more in a game versus Toronto.
– The Arizona Diamondbacks currently have eleven bases-loaded walks. They had nine all of last year.
– In Johan Santana’s last five starts, he has an 0.74 ERA. The Mets are 1-4 in those starts.
– The Red Sox beat the Orioles 8-2; the game was scoreless through six.
– The Angels beat the Mariners 11-2; the game was tied at one through five.
– In the Rockies/Diamondbacks game tonight, Rockies pitchers struck out 14 Diamondbacks and Diamondbacks pitchers struck out only 4 Rockies, while walking 7. The Diamondbacks won.
– ETA: The Braves just beat the Dodgers 9-3. The Braves didn’t score any runs until the seventh inning.