Jordan Lyles allowed just one run over 7 strong innings.
- The Astros only struck out six times.
– They still lost.
— At 15-37, they have the same record as the 1962 Mets through 52 games.
After they lost again tonight, the Marlins are even worse at 13-39.
- Through 52 games, the 2003 Tigers were 13-39.
– Chris Coghlan homered, matching his total from last year.
— Jeremy Hellickson allowed 5 runs in 5.1 innings, but Tampa won anyway.
—- Fernando Rodney got the win.
Rick Porcello struck out 11 tonight.
- That is more strikeouts than he had in April.
– A Verlander/Liriano start involved a total of 11 runs scored. Porcello/Jeanmar Gomez was scoreless through ten. (h/t @bennybizness)
— There have actually only been two games this season that were tied 0-0 after nine innings (h/t Elias Sports).
—- After the Pirates took the lead on a Neil Walker homer, Jason Grilli faced Torii Hunter, Miguel Cabrera, and Prince Fielder in a one-run game.
—– He struck them all out.
—— Grilli is 21 for 21 in saves.
——- H/t @dakern74, that’s Detroit’s first 1-0 loss at home since July 2005.
——– The Pirates have a .615 winning percentage!
——— That would put them in first place in any division… but their own.
———- They’re actually in third in their division.
Matt Harvey gave up one run in eight innings and struck out 10.
- He didn’t get the win.
– In fact, he was in position to take the loss, as the Mets trailed 1-0 entering the ninth with Mariano Rivera coming in.
— Nine pitches later, the Mets scored two runs and Rivera had his first blown save (and loss) of the year. Mo’s ERA jumped to 1.86.
—- The Yankees scored two runs in 18 innings at Citi Field.
—– This is the first time all season they have lost three in a row. Now all 30 teams have had 3-game losing streaks.
Michael Young homered.
- Jonathan Papelbon’s ERA is 0.92.
Tyler Moore (OPS+ of 28) and Roger Bernadina (OPS+ of 2) hit back to back homers.
Luis Cruz homer!!!
- He entered the game hitting .105/.138/.105 in 81 (!!) plate appearances.
– Of the 302 players with at least 80 PAs, that OPS was the worst by nearly 200 points.