Daily Roundup, 06/17/11

- After sweeping the Rangers, the Yankees lost to the Cubs.
– Doug Davis: 7.1 IP, 1 R/ER.

- Chris Carpenter lost to the Royals.
– He’s actually 1-7 with a 4.47 ERA this year.
— He lost because of an unearned run on an error by… Albert Pujols.
—- In the ninth inning, Pujols came up, trailing 5-4. There was a runner on base, and Joakim Soria, who has been very shaky this year, went to a 3-0 count on Pujols. He… grounded out.

- Daniel Hudson and Edwin Jackson faced each other in the White Sox/Diamondbacks interleague matchup tonight. In case you don’t remember, they were traded for each other last year.
– Of course, Daniel Hudson ended up pitching the complete game while giving up only one run and three hits.

- The Nationals have a seven-game winning streak.
– Tonight, they faced the Orioles. Derrek Lee went 5-for-5, Adam Jones and Nick Markakis each had four hits, and overall the Orioles had eighteen total hits.
— The Nationals still won, and only gave up four runs.

- By contrast, the Rockies scored thirteen runs, and “only” had fourteen hits.
– The Tigers hit a grand slam in this game against them and the Rockies still scored more than twice as many runs as they did.
— Jason Hammel got his first win since April, despite giving up 6 ER in 6.1 IP with four walks.

- Joe Mauer returned to the lineup, and had an RBI in his first at-bat.
– That one hit raised his BA 22 points.
— The Twins actually scored five runs in the first inning, against Padre pitching!
—- They ended up winning 6-5. This was their fifth win in a row and their twelfth in the last fourteen games.
—– Keep in mind, they’re doing this mostly without Jason Kubel or Denard Span, the two guys on the team who were actually hitting the ball.
—— …they’re still 29-39.
——- Tsuyoshi Nishioka has four errors. He’s played in eight games.

- The Reds hit an inside-the-park home run, the first time a Red has done that at home since 2001.
– They still lost.

- Yeah, they’re playing in an NL park so the pitcher is batting ninth, but Jeff Mathis got IBBed tonight.
— This has actually happened before, against the Phillies in 2008. So… clearly the Mets (who did this tonight) are gonna win the World Series this year, right?
—- The Angels won, after their closer put the first two on in a one-run game.

- Tim Lincecum walked five As in 6 IP and is in line for the loss, though the game isn’t over.
– Yeah, it’s against the Giants offense which normally doesn’t score at all, and if it does it’s in the ninth, but Graham Godfrey (seriously, who?) threw 7 IP with just 1 ER.

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4 Responses to Daily Roundup, 06/17/11

  1. Dr. ZRFQ says:


    - Nats manager Jim Riggleman placed the pitcher EIGHTH in the batting order. He’s been doing this off and on.
    – Two of the Nats pitchers’ first three PAs were sacrifice bunt situations. In the bottom of the 5th, Jason Marquis successfully sacrificed… and advanced to second when the throw to first sailed wide. Marquis would eventually score what was, at the time, the go-ahead run.
    — Then in the bottom of the 6th, Sean Burnett squared to bunt four times… and Jeremy Accardo walked him on four pitches. Burnett would also come around to score.

    • Dr. ZRFQ says:

      Far more predictable was what Accardo got for walking the opposing pitcher on four straight: The Orioles DFA’d him within two hours of game’s end.

  2. Bryan says:

    I like that you included a groundout among your unpredictable events. Situations when a player reaching base is more likely than a player recording an out are pretty rare, since almost no hitter gets on half the time and almost no pitcher lets hitters on half the time, but Pujols vs. 2011 Soria with a 3-0 count has disaster (for the Royals) written all over it.

  3. ecp says:

    It was also the first game where Pujols (1) did not get a hit, (2) made an error, and (3) made the last out of a losing game.

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