- Players with multi-HR games tonight: Adam Lind, Jack Hannahan, Wilson Ramos, Todd Helton, David Ross.
– The Mets have a five-game winning streak.
— Tonight Chris Young gave up three home runs and was in line to get the win… but he pitched 4.2 innings.
— The guy who got the win pitched 0.1 innings.
– Sigh, I don’t want to talk about the Yankee game. But just know that Brent Lillibridge made TWO amazing plays on what should’ve been game-winning or at least game-tying hits to end the game.
— At one point the Yankees had two hits, and were winning, because they were both home runs.
— One of those home runs was by Brett Gardner.
— Austin Jackson, Will Rhymes, and Magglio Ordonez – the Tigers’ top three in the batting order – all entered today batting under .200. They were facing Felix Hernandez. Of course, they scored a run in the first inning.
— The Tigers lost, because Phil Coke got lit up. 4.1 IP, 7 ER. Against the Mariners lineup. With Miguel Olivo at cleanup. h/t @lookoutlanding, the Mariners have scored 14% of their total runs off Phil Coke this year. In eight innings against them, he’s given up 9 ER and 13 R, with four walks and four strikeouts. What even.
—- Olivo hit a HR!
—– But, um. The Yankee game might’ve sucked, but I’m glad I’m not Ryan Raburn tonight.
– Remember how good Matt Harrison was for a while? It’s not like good players can’t have bad games but uh, here was his first inning tonight against the Blue Jays: single, single, walk, run-scoring single, bases-loaded walk to Juan Rivera who was batting fifth, bases-loaded walk, GIDP that scores a run, run-scoring single.
— With tonight’s 3 IP, 7 R/ER game, even this early, Harrison’s ERA is still just 3.69.
– Here is how the end of the Cardinals/Astros game went. With the game tied, to start the top of the ninth, Matt Holliday doubled, followed by Lance Berkman doubling to break the tie. Keep in mind, this game was Berkman’s return to Houston, too. The Cardinals didn’t add any runs there, and it moved to the bottom of the ninth.
— New Cardinals closer Mitchell Boggs came in. He gave up a single to Brian Bogusevic (who?). Passed ball, Bogusevic to second. Michael Bourn tries to sac bunt, Boggs throws it away, Bourn to first and Bogusevic to third. Wild pitch, Bogusevic scores, game tied. Angel Sanchez and Hunter Pence single, loading the bases, and after a Carlos Lee popout, Bill Hall hits the walk-off single.
– Boston had their five-game winning streak snapped by the Orioles.
— This was Baltimore’s third win in fourteen games.
– Two nights in a row, the Diamondbacks have hit Cliff Lee and Roy Oswalt hard. This after getting swept by the Mets.