Daily Roundup, 07/08/11

Not the most interesting of nights, sadly.

- I’m sure you already know, but uh, Mike Trout is making his major league debut tonight. No seriously.

-FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!!!!
– The Red Sox led 7-0 with one out in the first inning. Against Zach Britton. Then again, Red Sox, Orioles, maybe not that surprising.
— Felix Pie has walked twice tonight. That doubles his season total.

- Guys. The Pirates. It honestly might be happening.
– Down 4-3 to the Cubs, they extended the inning with pinch-runner Pedro Ciriaco’s hard slide into second on what should have been a double play. The Pirates then tied the score.
— Michael McKenry – who?! – hit his first career home run – off Carlos Marmol!!!! – to put the Pirates ahead 7-4.
—- Joel Hanrahan got his 26th save. He’s perfect in save opportunities. This is just insanity.
—– The games aren’t over yet, but if the scores of the Reds/Brewers and Diamondbacks/Cardinals hold, yep, you guessed it – the Pirates will be in first place. Holy mother of. (ETA: Cards lost, but Francisco Cordero blew the save and the Brewers won. No first place for the Pirates tonight, but their win tonight was awesome enough.)

- The Blue Jays scored 11 runs tonight…
– Jose Bautista was hitless and in fact GIDPed.
— Edwin Encarnacion was 4-for-5, though.
—- Travis Snider was a triple short of the cycle (I know, I know, useless).
—– Hey, Jo Jo Reyes has four wins now.

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