Daily Roundup, 07/25/11

- Jason Kipnis got his first hit for Cleveland. It was a walk-off hit in a comeback win for the Indians.

- Kyle Davies tonight: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R/ER, 6 K, 1 BB.
– This is unusual on its own, but it was against the Red Sox.
— at Fenway.
—- Still, even with how good Davies was, this game is in extras.

- Derek Jeter homered AND tripled.
– He has three career homer/triple games. One is this year, one was last year (another bad year for him). One was 2001.
— Thanks to River Ave Blues for this, but Jeter had 12 XBH in 62 games before hitting the DL, and has nine in 17 games since.
—- And yeah – the Mariners have lost 16 in a row.

- Cliff Lee today: 4 IP, 10 H, 5 R/ER, 5 K, 1 BB.
– against the Padres.
— Chris Denorfia stole home.

- Your active career leaders in grand slams: #1 Alex Rodriguez, #2 Carlos Lee.
– Lee has faced Cardinals reliever PJ Walters twice, and has two hits off him. Both are grand slams.
— The Astros still lost today. I don’t know if that sentence should ever be included on the website You Can’t Predict Baseball, but yeah.

- the Pirates haven’t homered since last Saturday.
– They are 5-3 since they last homered.
— Including a win tonight against Atlanta.
—- And yes, they’re still in first.

- The Rangers scored twenty runs against the Twins.
– They scored in every inning but the sixth and eighth.
— Who pitched the eighth, might you ask? MICHAEL CUDDYER.
—- Who pitched the ninth for the Rangers, even though they were up 15-5? NEFTALI FELIZ.
—– Sad thing is, the Twins scored six runs overall, well above their average this year.
—— The Rangers haven’t gone two games without ten or more hits since late June.
——- They have at least ten hits in 15 separate games in July so far (!!!).
——– All this when the Rangers got CGSHO’d by Brett Cecil last night.

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2 Responses to Daily Roundup, 07/25/11

  1. Chad says:

    “West Coast” update from the East Coast:
    -With one out in the bottom of the twelfth and Marco Scutaro batting, Louis Coleman attempted to pick Josh Reddick off of first pase and ended up throwing the ball into right field; Reddick ended up at third.
    –Terry Francona then called for a squeeze bunt, which is something that the Red Sox never do. Very predictably, Scutaro missed the sign (albeit with a pitch located such that he had better chance of making contact with his body than with his bat), and Reddick got caught in a rundown between third and home. Scutaro would proceed to be out trying to stretch a single into a double, so Coleman manages to allow two hits and put the winning run at third and still get a 1-2-3 inning.
    —In the bottom of the thirteenth, still facing Coleman, the Sox again had the winning run at third with one out, and again they couldn’t score (Navarro foul popup, Ortiz groundout). Oh, and they also had that situation in the ninth (Crawford swinging strikeout, a somewhat questionable call, followed by a Reddick groundout).
    —-In the top of the fourteenth, Eric Hosmer led off with a double, and Jeff Francoeur singled to make it first-and-third with no outs. Care to guess what was called for? Yep, you’ve got it: The squeeze bunt.
    —–Mike Aviles popped it up…
    ——…with enough force to get it over Adrian Gonzalez’s head. Successful squeeze bunt, executed!
    ——-So Coleman, allowing three hits and a walk in two innings and allowing runners to reach third with one out in both innings in which he pitched, gets the win. Of course he does.

  2. John Autin says:

    Love your site, but I believe you missed 2 of Derek Jeter’s HR/triple games:
    - 1999-04-13, http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/NYA/NYA199904130.shtml
    – 1998-05-06, http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/TEX/TEX199805060.shtml

    Also … How could you pass up the chance to say that he’s never hit for the cycle?

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