- Bronson Arroyo CGSHO.
– Okay, it was against the Astros. But it’s Arroyo! What happens when a very movable object meets a force that refuses to move? This, I guess.
— He had two strikeouts and no walks.
- The Rockies were held to three runs or less in a three or more game series at Coors for the first time ever.
– against the Padres.
— Something called an Anthony Bass shut them out tonight.
- The Yankees clinched the AL East today. Okay, maybe this isn’t so unpredictable, but literally not one of ESPN’s 45 expert picks chose them for the AL East. I mean, we can’t blame them. We are hilarious homers, of course, and all of us picked Boston to win the AL East. It’s just funny.
– The Yankees swept the Rays in the first game of a doubleheader. New York won 4-2 in the first game, and used eight pitchers. Their starter only went 2.2 innings.
— Eduardo Nunez and his sub-.400 SLG homered off James Shields.
—- They won the second game because Jorge Posada pinch-hit with the bases loaded with the game tied in the eighth and hit a two-run single and I actually cried in joy, guys.
—– Kelly Shoppach and Sean Rodriguez homered off CC Sabathia.
—— Sabathia went 7.1 innings, gave up just those two runs, and struck out six, and did not get a win.
——- David Robertson got a win for throwing one pitch.
——– Rafael Soriano got the save to clinch the AL East.
——— If the Yankees get swept this weekend, they would be 4-14 against Boston. And they’d still finish with a better record than them.
- On a night the Yankees won the AL East, the Giants and Dodgers apparently applied to join it (shamelessly stolen from @extrabaggs on Twitter).
– Yep. A four-hour game where they combined for thirteen runs.
— THE GIANTS AND DODGERS.
- And the Red Sox lost three of four to the Orioles at Fenway. How does that even happen?!
– Boston went just 13-20 in their last 33 games at home.
— They lost tonight despite Carl Crawford being a homer away from the cycle.
—- In the last two weeks, the Rays are 6-1 against Boston, and 1-5 against everyone else (thank you to SI’s Joe Lemire).
- Kevin Slowey had a no-hitter into the sixth inning against the Mariners. Poll: this would have been the least accomplished and hyped no-hitter, um, ever, yes?
– Anyway, he ended up taking the loss.
— Kevin Slowey has also not won in over a year.
—- Make it eleven straight losses for Minnesota.
—– Wily Mo Pena pinch-ran in this game.
- Willie Harris home run.
– The Mets lost anyway.
— Someone named Josh Satin got what looked like was a big hit at the time to the Mets, but they ended up blowing that lead.
—- David Freeze drove in five.
—– With Atlanta’s loss and this St. Louis win, Atlanta’s playoff lead is just 1.5 games. Hmmmm…
- At this point they’re more or less just resting guys, but hey, Philly’s lost five in a row.
– The Nationals are currently 9-8 against the Phillies this season with one game left to go. Hahaha what even.