- In Yankees/Rays, Jorge Posada and his 2011 line of .239/.318/.404 was intentionally walked to load the bases with nobody out.
– Russell Martin promptly hit into a triple play.
— The Rays won because Matt Joyce hit a bomb off Rafael Soriano. HMMMM.
—- David Robertson has more strikeouts than Ivan Nova.
- Boston won too, keeping the AL Wild Card tied. Oooh.
– Ryan Lavarnway hit his first two big league home runs.
— In the biggest game of the season so far for Boston, Jed Lowrie batted cleanup.
—- Jonathan Papelbon had a pretty hairy save, including some very long at-bats from Nick Markakis, Matt Wieters, and Adam Jones. Apparently the Mariners and As, who were playing at the same time, had entire innings during their at-bats.
—– Eric Bedard (pardon me, everyone: BEDAAAAAHHHHHHDDDDDD. Okay, I got that out of my system.) got pulled after just 3.1 innings.
—— Again, let me remind you: the Red Sox WON this game.
- The Cardinals won too.
– They were down 5-0 early.
— to the Astros!
—- They ended up winning 13-6. This happens to the Astros.
—– On August 23, the Braves had a 10.5 game lead on the Cardinals. Insane.
—— All this, and a Nick Punto home run.
- In a one-run game, Reds closer Francisco Cordero walked four and balked in an attempt at a save.
– He got said save.
- Adam Dunn has 174 strikeouts and a .160 batting average.
- Javy Vazquez, in his last start maybe ever: 9 IP, 5 H, 2 R/ER, 9 K. Not too bad.
– He only got the win because the Marlins walked off.
— on a Bryan Peterson homer.
- West Coast edit, so sorry if this is too quick: the Diamondbacks just came back from a 6-1 deficit to win 7-6…
– GOING INTO THE BOTTOM OF THE TENTH INNING. GOOD LORD.
— In an inning that started with two outs and no one on.
—- So yes, Arizona allowed five runs in one inning – and scored six.
—– Micah Owings got the win for one inning of work, where he gave up five runs.