Not the most interesting of days, and I am rather busy. But still!
– Magglio Ordonez HR.
— Off Freddy Garcia, who struck out Miggy Cabrera twice.
– Zack Greinke made his Brewer debut, and only lasted four innings. Tim Hudson ended up getting the complete game one-hitter against him, and at one point he’d pitched eight innings without throwing as many pitches as Greinke did through his four innings.
— Heck, there was a point where Brewers relievers had thrown more pitches than Hudson.
– Mark Reynolds had three hits, and none were home runs.
— Speaking of hits, Matt Stairs got one. He is the last position player active since Opening Day to get his hit.
– Casey Kotchman stole a base – off a Molina.
West Coast edit… sort of…: Okay, it got more interesting.
– The Red Sox and Angels were delayed at Fenway for two and a half hours, after Ervin Santana and his 4.89 ERA coming into tonight’s game no-hit the Red Sox for four innings, striking out seven. The starters didn’t come back out.
— The bullpen kept the no-hitter going through 6.1 innings, at which point Jed Lowrie (of course) broke it up.
— Vernon Wells HR.
—- The Angels were leading 3-1 going into the bottom of the ninth. (Not before Fernando Rodney did this in the eighth.) Of course, with the Angels being the Angels against the Red Sox, they blew it. Here is some video of, uh, a certain play. I’ll give you the boxscore description of the inning:
—– Jed Lowrie walks. Mike Cameron singles; Lowrie to second. Wild pitch, Lowrie scores. Throwing error by catcher Hank Conger. Mike Cameron out at third, shortstop Erick Aybar to 3B Alberto Callaspo. Carl Crawford double. Jason Varitek strikes out swinging. Ellsbury singles, Crawford scores. Dustin Pedroia grounds out. Yeah. I just report it, guys.
—— Dustin Pedroia got the golden sombrero, and set his career high in strikeouts in a game before the game went to extra innings.
——- The Red Sox almost won the game in the bottom of the twelfth, but Marco Scutaro was tagged out and the game moved to the top of the thirteenth…
——– …where Dice-K came in to pitch. Really? It’s almost 2:30 AM and you bring in Dice-K? Anyway, he gave up the go-ahead runs, and the Angels actually closed it out without incident in the bottom of the thirteenth.
——— THE ANGELS ACTUALLY BEAT THE RED SOX. Guess it took a game that went until 2:45 AM.