Tonight the Astros beat the Yankees, by the score of 9-1.
–The Astros had 17 hits.
—Houston had an 8-0 lead by the fifth inning.
—- Carlos Peña hit a triple.
Ryan Raburn hit two home runs tonight.
– He hit one in all of 2012.
— The pitcher who surrendered the home run was Kelvin Herrera.
—- Raburn’s home run was the fifth that Herrera’s surrendered this year. He gave up just four in all of 2012. (with a hat tip to @Jordantuwiner.
—– Don Kelly tripled.
Yovani Gallardo and Norichika Aoki hit back-to-back home runs.
– Martin Maldonado, who came into today’s game hitting .184/.244/.342 hit a triple.
The Braves have beaten the Nationals eight times in a row.
–Julio Teheran hit a double off of Strasburg.
Billy Butler hit an infield single.
–Butler was later pinch hit for…by Miguel Tejada.
Scott Hairston and Cody Ransom hit back-to-back home runs.
With two outs in the bottom of the 12th inning, the Mets intentionally walked Donovan Solano.
–Solano has walked just seven times this season.
—Solano actually had a 1-2 count on him when the Mets decided to issue the free pass.
—- Eventually Juan Pierre stole third base, which meant that Solano stole second, which was followed by the Mets intentionally walking Miguel Olivo.
—— The most unpredictable thing here is probably that it worked. (The Mets would eventually lose in 15 innings).
——– Placido Polanco went 0-7, dropping his average by 22 points.
———- The Mariners/Orioles game, which started three hours after the Mets/Marlins game, ended first.
————-Shaun Marcum made a relief appearance, his first since 2007.
————— Jon Rauch came to the plate (he sacrificed, so he technically did not have an at bat).
Tyler Chatwood was 3-3 with two RBI by the middle of the fourth inning.
–He’s a pitcher.
—The Rockies had 12 runs on 16 hits by the end of the fifth inning.