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– The Cards’ Kyle Lohse (6.75 ERA AFTER tonight’s game) beat the Padres’ Mat Latos (2.84 ERA AFTER tonight’s game).
— Latos’ line today: 1.1 IP, 8 R/ER
– Randy Wolf has thrown 57 pitches against the positively-on-fire Giants through 6 innings. (ETA: He ended up throwing a CGSHO)
– The Orioles’ Kevin Millwood, 3-15 with a 5.30 ERA tonight, pitched seven innings of one-run ball.
— against the Yankees
— he still didn’t get the win.
– h/t @msimonespn: Don Mattingly will take over for Joe Torre as manager of the Dodgers next year. Torre’s career OPS+ as a player: 128. Donnie’s: 127.
– Jason Marquis of the Nationals got the first out in the game against the Phillies. Then, the next eight batters all reached base.
— At one point in the Phillies’ big six-run first inning, Wilson Valdez hit what probably would have been an inning-ending double play, only it bounced off an umpire and led to an RBI single.
– Manny finally got his first XBH and RBI in a White Sox uniform.
— It was actually his first homer since mid-June
– Troy Tulowitzki now has 12 HR in his last 14 games. He had 12 the entire season before that.
– The Mets’ Jon Niese gave up 6 runs in 4 innings and they were all unearned.
— The opposing starter, Tommy Hanson of the Braves, won for just the second time in his last 14 starts.
— Both wins were against the Mets.
—- Then again, knowing the Mets, maybe this IS predictable.
– John Lackey hit three batters tonight. He had six hit batters all year coming into tonight’s game.
– the Angels’ Brandon Wood and his .155/.180/.207 line in 206 PA hit the go-ahead, deciding home run in a game against Tampa Bay… who’s actually good and junk.
– And finally, YCPB favorite Jose Bautista hit his 48th home run tonight. He is now the Blue Jays’ all-time single-season home run leader.