Heading into today’s games, via @junkstats, this month, the Brewers have hit 14 triples and the entire American League had hit 16 triples.
—Also heading into today’s games, the Royals, Padres, and Pirates were all closer to first place in their division than the Nationals are in theirs.
The Yankees and Athletics played 18 innings today.
– The Yankees left 11 men on base in extra innings alone.
— Travis Hafner, Kevin Youkilis, and Vernon Wells combined to go 0-23.
—- Adam Warren entered the game in the 11th and proceeded to pitch six shutout innings—the equivalent of a quality start.
—– The Athletics won a walk-off single in the bottom of the 18th with Mariano Rivera on the mound for the Yankees. Prior to this season, Rivera had pitched in 1,147 career games and had just two appearances where he did not record an out. Today made it twice in 27 games this season (h/t @ktsharp).
—— In 2013 we are already up to 14 games of fourteen or more innings; in all of 2012 there were just 20 (via @dschoenfield.
——- Nate Freiman became the first opposing player to beat the Yankees with a walk-off hit in the 18th inning or later since Ira Flagstead of the Red Sox did it in 1927 (via @espnstatsinfo.
On the one-year anniversary of his perfect game, Matt Cain pitched 6.2 innings of two-hit shutout baseball.
At one point, the Twins had two runs and just three hits and were beating the Phillies, who had just one run on 13 hits. The Phillies did end up winning, but by a score of 3-2 despite 16 hits.