- Seven players had multi-home run games today. That’s the most since June 4, 2006.
– In their interleague match tonight, the White Sox and Cubs went without a hit until there were two outs in the bottom of the seventh, the longest a game has gone hitless since 1974.
– The Cubs’ Ted Lilly had a no-hitter going into the ninth, when… Juan Pierre broke it up. Really, Juan Pierre?
– The White Sox’s Gavin Floyd pitched eight innings, gave up three hits, and struck out nine… and lost.
– Thanks to @OSingh91 on Twitter, tonight’s White Sox/Cubs game was in fact the first 1-0 game in the history of that rivalry.
– The Yankees’ Jorge Posada hit a grand slam two days in a row.
– Julio Lugo has over 110 plate appearances and no extra base hits.
– Zack Greinke… won?!?!?!? After giving up two runs in the first, to boot?!!?
– Stephen Strasburg made his second major league start against Cleveland. He walked five guys!!!! (And struck out eight.) Since 1900, only one starting pitcher has had more strikeouts than Strasburg before issuing his first walk. Which is more unpredictable, that fact or the fact that the other starting pitcher was… Johnny Cueto in 2008?
– The Mets swept a three-game series on the road for the first time since late September 2008. The team they swept, the Orioles, are now 17-46. That’s the same record the 1962 Mets had after 63 games, too. Oh, and the score was 5-0 Mets with one out in the first.
– Your current NL RBI leader: Troy Glaus. Your current NL HR leader: Corey Hart.