Kevin Millwood gave up one run on three hits over seven innings.
-This was just the third start in which Millwood has given up fewer than four runs.
–This one was against the Yankees. The other two were against Toronto and Texas.
—All three have been on the road. Keep in mind his home park is Safeco Field.
—-All three Yankees-Mariners games have ended in a 6-2 score.
—–Both of the Yankees runs came on bases-loaded walks.
The Twins won.
-Brian Dozier homered. He now has as many as Pujols (had to).
–Jeff Mathis: pinch-runner.
AJ Burnett allowed just two runs in eight innings.
-He also didn’t walk anyone.
–The game went into extras when Brett Myers, who had allowed one run in 11.2 innings with a 0.600 WHIP, blew the save.
—During the extra innings, Clint Barmes wound up playing first base for the first time in his professional career. Pitcher James McDonald also pinch-hit.
—-Barmes, who entered the day hitting .153/.184/.286, would double and score the winning run in the 12th.
—–Carlos Lee had an infield single during this one.
Josh Hamilton did not hit a home run.
-Still had three RBIs though, giving him 44 on the year.
–Jered Weaver gave up eight runs in just 3.1 innings.
Ted Lilly is 5-0 with a 2.11 ERA.
-Michael Cuddyer stole two bases.
–That’s just the third multi-SB game of his career.
Seth Smith homered off Justin Verlander.
-Seth Smith has a .394 OBP with more walks than strikeouts.
Jeff Suppan has a 1.69 ERA despite just four strikeouts in 16 innings.
Nick Johnson homered again.
-Fernando Rodney has now allowed just one run in 16.2 innings.
–Even crazier, he’s only walked three in that span, one of them intentional.
—The Orioles just played game 13 of a 15 game stretch against the Yankees, Red Sox, Rangers, and Rays. So far they are 8-5.
Adam Dunn was caught stealing.
-The more unpredictable part is why was he even going? He hasn’t successfully stolen a base since 2008.
Barry Zito turned in a quality start as the Giants beat Arizona.
-That’s Zito’s fifth quality start, tied with Bumgarner and one behind Matt Cain for the team lead.
–Tim Lincecum has just one, also known as “as many as Eric Hacker”.
Washington pounded out 16 hits and lost.
-Seven different players had multihit games, but none had a three-hit game.
–Joey Votto had four hits, and three of them left the yard, the last one for a walkoff Grand Slam.
—Fourteen total bases is just one shy of the Reds franchise record set by Walker Cooper in 1949.
—-He’s the first Red with a 14-TB game since Jeffrey Hammonds in 1999 during a 24-12 game in which all the runs were scored by the top of the 7th. Oh Coors Field.
—–The Slam came off of Henry Rodriguez, who has allowed just five homers in his 112.2 inning career.
Speaking of walkoff Grand Slams, Giancarlo Stanton.
-The Mets had three different relievers either take a blown save or the loss, spoiling an excellent Jon Niese outing.
–Heath Bell came in in the ninth in a tie game at home.
—And promptly got his ERA back over 10, allowing two runs.
—-The Mets promptly blew it, giving up two runs and with Greg Dobbs on first, they walked Hanley and hit Austin Kearns, leading to Stanton sending everyone home.
This was the first day with two walkoff Grand Slams since April 10th, 1998.
-This was one of those games.
–There is plenty of fun stuff in there, but how about Randy Johnson striking out 15 in eight innings, and the Red Sox scoring seven runs in the bottom of the ninth without recording an out.