- The Astros didn’t win. But JA Happ and the bullpen did hold a team to just two runs.
– Does it count if it’s the Giants?
- James Shields has ten complete games this season. Ten! Roy Halladay has never done that.
- Brent Lillibridge hit another home run.
– He now has more than Adam Dunn.
— Adam Dunn’s slugging and OBP are both .292. For real.
- Dontrelle Willis pitched against Chien-Ming Wang. And yes, it’s 2011.
– The final score was only 4-3.
- Dan Haren: Seven runs, six earned, in just 4.1 IP.
– Including a David Murphy grand slam.
- The Phillies, Red Sox, and Yankees all lost by a combined score of 33-15.
– The Yankees got blown out by the Orioles, who have won five in a row…
— And the As blew out Boston.
—- This is the first day they’ve all lost since April 26.
—– Darnell McDonald pitched for the Red Sox.
—— Both the Orioles and Yankees had the same number of home runs even if the Orioles won 12-5.
- In Rockies/Dodgers, with the Rockies up 1-0, the Dodgers loaded the bases with nobody out. Jamie Carroll flied out fairly shallow to center field, and Andre Ethier was thrown out trying to score. This being the 2011 Dodgers, of course we thought they wouldn’t get any runs in at all.
– Tony Gwynn Jr. was intentionally walked to re-load the bases, and then umpire Bob Davidson called – wait for it – a balk on the Rockies’ pitcher Esmil Rogers to tie the score. A single put the Dodgers ahead, and then another balk followed. Oh, Bob Davidson.
— James Loney and Matt Kemp then hit back-to-back home runs.
—- James Loney has seven home runs this season. Five are against Colorado.
—– Congrats to Matt Kemp on his 30/30 season. In a lost year for the Dodgers in so many ways, he’s something their fans can be happy about.