Daily Roundup, 07/01/12

Kip Wells pitched 7 shutout innings against the Rockies.
-In Coors.
–Two years ago, Kip Wells gave up 12 earned runs (4.00 ERA) and walked 15 guys in 27 innings for the Long Island Ducks.
—That has to be rock bottom for Colorado, right?

The Twins hit four homers.
-In a home game.
–It’s the seventh time a team has hit 4+ homers in a game at Target Field, but the first time the Twins have done it.

The Giants picked up 12 hits.
-The 12th one was a walkoff double from Angel Pagan.
–Well, “double” is probably pretty generous.
—Meanwhile, Ryan Vogelsong is doing it again. He has a 2.26 ERA, 5th in the NL. 4th, really. Brandon Beachy isn’t going to qualify this season.

Speaking of wacky and somewhat embarrassing endings, the Diamondbacks.

Aaron Cunningham, slugging .192 in 88 PAs for the Indians, homered.

Juan Pierre is hitting .318/.357/.390/
-He’s outslugging Shane Victorino, Wigginton, and Mayberry, and is one decent game away from passing Jimmy Rollins.

Eric Chavez has six homers.
-He had five from 2008-11.
–Raul Ibanez stole second.
—Raul Ibanez hasn’t been caught stealing since July 2010.

Three of Yu Darvish’s five losses have come against Oakland and Seattle.

8 of the 11 runs scored in the Mets-Dodgers game were unearned.
-Dee Gordon made errors on back to back plays.
–That’s 17 errors on the year for Gordon, who is hitting .228/.278/.279. Ouch.
—On the other hand, he stole three bases and drove in a run as the Dodgers won.

Dustin Pedroia homered.
-At Safeco, no less.
–It’s his first homer since May 10th.

The Angels beat the Blue Jays 10-6.
-It was 3-3 entering the 8th.
–Ernesto Frieri allowed a hit.

Michael McKenry has three homers in his last five games.
-He’s slugging .495 on the year.

The Cubs have won three in a row.

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