Congratulations to Trevor Hoffman, who converted his 600th save tonight.
-That’s not unpredictable at all–heck, he started the season with 591 saves. What is unpredictable is that he pitched a scoreless ninth.
–That lowered his ERA on the year to 6.09.
Mets starter Dillon Gee gave up two hits over seven innings. An impressive major league debut.
-Even more impressive, he had a no-hitter going through five.
–He lost it on a pinch hit home run.
—to Willie Harris, who was hitting .188/.293/.351 coming into the game.
Dan Johnson hit his third home run of the year, and second against the Red Sox.
-One night after beating the Rays 12-5, Boston loses to the Rays 14-5.
Josh Fields and his career 84 OPS+ took Francisco Liriano deep.
-That’s just the fourth home run Liriano has given up all year.
–Three of Liriano’s four home runs surrendered have come at cavernous Target Field.
Clayton Kershaw gave up two runs over seven innings, dropping his ERA on the year down to 2.99
-He lost, dropping his record to 11-10
The Pirates have now beaten Tommy Hanson and Tim Hudson on back to back days.
Raul Ibanez was a double shy of the cycle–yea, he tripled.
-The Phillies are now in first place.
The Orioles clinched a series victory in New York.
-They beat CC Sabathia at Yankee Stadium today, tagging him for six runs.
–It was CC’s first home loss since July 2nd, 2009, 22 home starts ago. The six runs are also the most since that same 7/2/09 game.
Tim Lincecum walked none and struck out 11.
-It was his first 10+ strikeout game since July 7th.
–It was his first walkless game since Opening Day.
The Arizona bullpen pitched three scoreless innings.