Chris Davis hit three home runs tonight.
– If you remember, earlier this season, he pitched in a game we honor with our Twitter avatar, and got a win.
— Davis is the first player to hit three home runs in a game and also record a win since Jim Tobin in 1942.
—- Tobin, however, was a pitcher. Davis is not.
—— Davis is the first non-pitcher to accomplish the feat since Babe Ruth did it in 1930.
——- Which would make Davis the first major leaguer in the live-ball era who was not at one point in his major league career primarily a pitcher to accomplish it.
Mike Trout went 0-5 today.
The Astros won a road game!
– Some of you might dispute us including this because the game occurred against the Mets.
—For the season, the Astros have 13 road wins, total.
—- Four of those have come since the All-Star break.
—– Since the break, the Mets have won a grand total of two games at home.
The Brewers and Pirates started a series today.
– That division rivals would be facing off is, of course, the epitome of @CANpredictball.
—- That this is the first time all season, however, that Pittsburgh has hosted the Brewers (it’s August 24th) is a scheduling quirk up our alley.
Paul Konerko went from first to third…on a wild pitch.
Adrian Beltre hit for the cycle.
– If you remember, he hit three home runs in four innings earlier this week.
—- His week (Sat-Fri): 15-for-30 (.500), four doubles, five homers, ZERO strikeouts, a three-homer game, and a cycle.
Jeff Mathis hit a home run.
The Royals are in third place.
Going into the ninth inning, the White Sox led the Mariners, 7-2.
– The Mariners scored six runs in the top of the ninth to take an 8-7 lead.
— The White Sox responded by scoring two runs in the bottom of the ninth to win it anyway.
—- You’ll have read SB Nation’s recap to understand the wackiness of the game’s final play.