- 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.