Alcides Escobar homered twice.
- Both off Jake Peavy.
Ubaldo today: 2.1 IP, 8 R, all earned.
- Cleveland did actually score nine runs
– and they still lost.
— Adam Lind had four hits by the fifth inning.
—- This was how the third inning went: double, homer, single, homer, double, strikeout, double, double, strikeout, walk, walk, single, strikeout.
The Mariners have scored four runs off Yu Darvish.
- There’s one out in the first inning.
In Red Sox/Rays, the tying run was just walked in.
- It was Jose Lobaton.
– This was after Hideki Matsui, hitting .175/.241/.262 this year, was IBBed to load the bases.
— Actually, the Rays scored two runs like so: walk, HBP, bunt, intentional walk, walk, sac fly.
Tigers/Orioles, oh boy.
- Down 4-1 going into the ninth, the Tigers rallied for three runs to tie the game.
– They then had leads in both the 11th and 13th.
— They lost.
—- h/t Tim Brown from Yahoo, there were nearly 430 pitches thrown in this game in total. The winning pitcher threw two.
—– and that winning pitcher was Kevin Gregg.
—— Also, Taylor Teagarden homered.
R.A. Dickey had his second straight eh start (GASP!!!), going five innings with five earned runs given up.
- Dickey’s started three games against Atlanta this year. He has his one loss against them, and an ERA of 8.80 against them. Against everyone else, he’s got a 1.81 ERA.
– His ERA at Turner Field is 12.54.
— And that’s after that ERA going down today.
—- He was still in line for the win until (okay, this belongs on You Can Predict Baseball) the Mets bullpen blew it.
West Coast edit:
The Giants got eight innings of 11 K ball from Tim Lincecum, which is bizarro YCPB.
- Then, they proceeded to blow the save by… well. This strikeout would’ve been the last out.
– Still, the Giants ended up winning. Which is more than we can say for their rivals…
— Who lost because of this.
—- I was watching that live and… I’m still not sure what happened. Other than a nominee for YCPB Play of the Year, obviously.