- The Yankees hit six home runs… and lost.
— It was the first time the Yankees had ever hit six home runs at home and lost, and only the third time in franchise history since 1950. Yeah… it’s been that kind of a week for the Yankees.
— Andy Pettitte and his 2.81 ERA prior to today got the start for the Yankees. And they still lost. Despite the six home runs. Noooooo.
—- The last time the Yankees hit six home runs and lost, in 1999, Pettitte got the start too.
– Jose Bautista hit two more home runs.
— Thanks to friend of the blog @msimonespn for this: Bautista had 52 HR in 1471 minor league at-bats. He has 52 home runs this season.
– The Astros had 15 hits?? And 10 runs??
— Brett Myers, who has been excellent this year, gave up six runs to the freakin’ Pirates in six innings.
— And took the win.
—- This was the Pirates’ 100th loss of the season. Maybe not all that unpredictable.
– Aroldis Chapman just threw 25 pitches and all of them were over 100 MPH.
– Five hitters hit two home runs tonight: A-Rod, Mark Teixeira, Bautista, Adam Dunn, and… Jayson Nix. (h/t @Nebkreb)
– Minnesota actually lost.
— The Phillies didn’t. They have an 11-game winning streak now. See, I told you they were fine in June!