The Pirates had four errors by the fifth inning.
- Joe Blanton struck out eight.
– He’s got seven wins.
— Cliff Lee still has none.
—- The Phillies beat the Pirates, which is delicious reverse YCPB.
The Mets-Cubs game involved two three base errors in the span of three batters, on a ball that hit about six inches in front of the plate and another one that was an easy pop-up.
- It wasn’t the Cubs making the errors.
DeWayne Wise had a home run
- also a triple
– but a home run!!!!
Via @drewGROF, Rajai Davis has a higher ISO than Adrian Gonzalez.
Heath Bell blew a four-run lead.
- This is like bizarro bizarro baseball, because he was so awful to start the year, but he hadn’t allowed a run since May 26th, about a month ago.
Luke Hochevar CGSHO.
- Against the Rays.
– his opponent, Alex Cobb, also threw a complete game.
— despite giving up eight runs.
—- The last CG with eight runs allowed was Randy Johnson’s fifth to last start as a Mariner back in 1998.
—– Both Hochevar and Cobb threw 113 pitches, and Cobb had more strikes.
—— This game took just two hours and seventeen minutes.