Mets/Nats. Oh, Mets/Nats.
- The Mets were down 3-0 early, but went ahead 4-3 in the eighth.
– Frank Francisco came in for a five-out save and blew it.
— Jordany Valdespin has three major league hits and two are home runs. They’re both pinch-hit home runs, too.
—- In the top of the tenth, a team scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch. The team that threw the wild pitch was NOT the Mets.
—– This was when the fun started, though. The Mets made three errors, including one that allowed the leadoff runner to reach base and another on what would’ve been a game-ending double play, but in fact allowed the tying run to score.
—— Rick Ankiel had a 3-0 count on him with the bases loaded, but struck out. BOOOO!!!!
——- The Mets went ahead with a Scott Hairston home run in the top of the twelfth.
——– But the Nationals tied it right back up on back-to-back doubles.
——— After two walks, including an unintentional one of Washington’s relief pitcher, the Nationals finally won.
———- Of course, the winning run was driven in by Bryce Harper. Because baseball is fun.
———– All this, and Chris Young made his first start in thirteen months.
———— AND Ian Desmond and his .226/.289/.441 line had a WPA over 1, which has only happened 42 times since 1974 (h/t FG).
Jaime Garcia is 0-5 in his career… against Houston.
AJ Burnett’s games this year:
7 IP, 3 H, 0 R/ER, 2 BB, 7 K
6 IP, 2 H, 2 R/ER, 3 BB, 8 K
8 IP, 6 H, 2 R/ER, 1 BB, 10 K
8 IP, 6 H, 2 R/ER, 0 BB, 4 K
6 IP, 7 H, 2 R/ER, 1 BB, 3 K
5.1 IP, 6 H, 0 R/ER, 2 BB, 6 K
5 IP, 5 H, 3 R/ER, 4 BB, 8 K
7 IP, 2 H, 1 R/0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
2.2 IP, 12 H, 12 R/ER, 1 BB, 2 K. Yep.
It’s June and Cliff Lee doesn’t have a win.
- With a 2.92 ERA, too.
– Elian Herrera had the big hit today for the Dodgers against Lee, again.
— Lee struck out twelve today, and allowed just two runs in eight innings – and lost.
—- He also threw 92 strikes. The last pitcher who lost while throwing 90+ strikes was Aaron Harang in 2007. (Aaron Harang was also the pitcher who lost while throwing 90+ strikes before that, in 2005.)
—– The Phillies are 12-17 at home.
Andy Pettitte, in only his fifth start since coming back from a year off, struck out ten.
- He also had a start where he struck out nine.
– He’s got a career K/9 of 6.6.
— The Yankees’ woes with RISP and particularly the bases loaded are well-known, but they’re tied with the Rockies and Rays for the most grand slams in MLB.
—- Russell Martin, of all people, hit the Yankees’ grand slam today.
—– His BA is finally above .200. Mazel tov.
Three separate Indians hit triples.
- Ubaldo Jimenez only walked one. Remember when the Tigers were gonna score 1000 runs?
Cody Ransom ended Ryan Dempster’s perfect game bid.
- Hey, Dempster got the win, at least.
– As did the Cubs. Is this YCPB at this point?
— The Cubs won 10-0 against the Brewers!
A Bruce Chen/Francisco Liriano game had a 1-0 final score.