For the first time ever! in baseball history!, it was the birthdays of two starting pitchers on the same day, in the same game.
- In this case it was Homer Bailey of the Reds (26) and Ryan Dempster of the Cubs (35).
– The Cubs had a 3-0 lead going into the bottom of the ninth.
— Starlin Castro homered.
—- Of course, because they are the Cubs, Marmol blew it and the Reds ended up winning in the tenth.
It’s May 3 and the Royals just won their first home game
- against the Yankees.
A day after a completely devastating loss where they scored 13 runs and lost, the Phillies scored just four runs…
- and won.
– because their pitcher threw a complete game shutout.
— That pitcher was Joe Blanton.
—- On 88 pitches, too.