- At one point in the Tigers/White Sox game, the White Sox were winning 1-0 even though they had no hits.
– Brent Lillibridge homered.
— Okay, maybe that’s not SO surprising this year. So you want something REALLY unpredictable? Juan Pierre homer. His last home run was ALSO against the Tigers – and it was actually less than a year ago, on August 3, 2010.
—- Adam Dunn infield hit.
—– his first hit off a lefty all year.
- The As scored more runs in the first eight innings of their game against the Red Sox than they did the entire series against the Yankees.
– against Clay Buchholz
— they still lost.
- The Mariners beat the Rays, 7-0.
– as if this wasn’t surprising enough, both teams had four hits.
- Derek Jeter opened the Yankees/Angels game with a fifteen-pitch at-bat.
– against Jered Weaver
— who went on to have four innings with lower pitch counts than that at-bat.
- Juan Nicasio started the game for the Rockies tonight. He got his first two big league hits in this game too, both doubles.
– …off Matt Cain.
— speaking of the Giants, before tonight:
Player A: .233/.291/.403. Player B: .261/.292/.435.
—- Player A is Aubrey Huff. Player B is Jonathan Sanchez.
- Don’t look now, but Cleveland is only 3-7 in their last 10 and have lost four in a row at home. Tonight, they got blown out.
– This is of course bizarro YCPB because I definitely did not think a Cleveland losing streak would be notable before this year.
- Before tonight, A-Rod, Kevin Youkilis, and Ryan Howard were all slugging lower than Jose Bautista’s OBP.
– Toronto scored eight runs and he did not homer.