– The Royals scored fifteen runs against the Astros. At one point in the game, they had a seven-run inning – which started with two out and nobody on.
– The Padres’ Aaron Cunningham, making his first start after being called up from Triple-A after Matt Stairs went on the DL, hit a grand slam. It was his first hit as a Padre, and he was the first player to get a grand slam in his first hit as a Padre (thanks, Elias Sports Bureau).
– Roy Halladay has a history of completely owning the Yankees. Heck, ESPN New York even wrote an article about it this morning. Tonight, he went six innings and gave up six runs, including three home runs. He’d given up three home runs all year before tonight. None of the home runs he’d given up had been to lefties; tonight, all three home runs were to lefties (or switch-hitters batting from the left side).
– Jorge Posada and Hideki Matsui had infield singles in the same night. In case you’re not aware because you didn’t watch them on the Yankees for years like me, they are not terribly speedy men.
– Derrek Lee had two errors in one inning.
– There was a 2+ hour rain delay in the Dodgers/Reds game; after it was over, the Dodgers, with a large lead, sent their starter back to the mound. Then again, if you know Joe Torre and the way he handles pitching decisions sometimes…
– Speaking of Joe Torre and pitchers he loves, with the bases loaded, Dodger relief pitcher Ramon Troncoso walked to force in a run.
– RBIs are a really dumb stat but Francisco Cervelli has 27 and Chase Utley has 26.
– Milwaukee’s Dave Bush entered tonight with a 5.06 ERA, pitching against the Angels; he pitched 7.1 innings and gave up only one run, and it was in the eighth. I also find it kinda weird that over 7.1 innings, he struck out only one and walked no one. In 2010 so far, not counting this start, he’s got a 5.1 K/9 and a 4.5 BB/9…
– The Orioles won on the road.
– The Rays beat the Braves 10-4. Atlanta had 13 hits and Tampa Bay had 12.