Jose Molina homered off Stephen Strasburg.
The Mariners scored ten runs.
–First time a Seattle team lost a game in which they scored double digit runs since July 2008.
—Arizona becomes just the third team this season to win a game in which they allow ten or more runs.
—-There were eight homers in this one, including one from Franklin Gutierrez.
—–Jason Vargas gave up five homers, and was saddled with ten earned runs. That’s 16 homers in 60 innings away from Safeco.
——Seattle’s best pitcher tonight was Oliver Perez, who pitched a perfect ninth, striking out two.
——-Trevor Cahill gave up six runs in six innings and got the win.
Speaking of lots of homers, Yankees-Braves featured nine, with both starters allowing four.
-Tommy Hanson allowed two of those four to righties. He had allowed just one homer to a righty all season before that, and that was to Jose Bautista.
–The Yankees lost a series for the first time in June.
—They also allowed ten runs for the first time all season. They were the last team to do that.
Anthony Bass singled off Yu Darvish. And stole second.
-Yu Darvish singled off Anthony Bass.
Nyjer Morgan drove in a run.
-Prior to today, Morgan had two RBIs on the year, both coming on solo homers.
–Morgan has 179 PAs, and now just three RBIs.
—Jeff Mathis hit sixth!
Jake Westbrook complete game.
-Miguel Cabrera’s OPS is below .900. Not that .899 is in any way bad, but this is Miguel Cabrera.
Mike Aviles has 40 RBIs.
-That’s more than Adrian Gonzalez.
–His OPS is higher than Adrian’s too.
—Other players with an OPS higher than Adrian Gonzalez: Willie Bloomquist, Jesus Montero, Alcides Escobar, Michael Brantley.
Brian Matusz broke up Dillon Gee’s perfect game.
Melky Cabrera went hitless.
Who needs Freddy Galvis? Michael Martinez hit a three run homer.
-Jeremy Guthrie threw three innings, and the only baserunner reached on fielding error.
–Jonathan Papelbon, pitching for just the third time since June 8th, allowed a run in a tie game in the top of the 9th.
—After tying the game back up, with the bases loaded, Placido Polanco grounded to short, and the throw pulled Todd Helton off the bag, allowing the winning run to score.
—-Jonathan Papelbon got the win for allowing the go-ahead run.
—–He has more wins than Cliff Lee.
Nathan Eovaldi has made five starts this season. Four were quality starts, and the fifth barely missed (5.2 innings, 3 runs, 2 earned).
-His ERA is 2.35.
–Not only is he winless, but the Dodgers are 0-5 in his starts.
—Tommy Milone complete game.