In the first game of a doubleheader between the Indians and White Sox, both starting pitchers were out by the end of the third inning.
- Trevor Bauer made it through only two-thirds of an inning, where he gave up five runs.
– The Indians trailed 5-0 after just one inning – and proceeded to score 14 unanswered runs.
— By the fourth inning, they’d batted around twice.
—- Brian Omogrosso isn’t very good, but giving up nine runs in 2.1 innings is notable for just about anyone.
—– 9 runs allowed is the most by a reliever this season. The previous high was 7.
—— The final score of this game was 19-10, Indians.
——- Every Cleveland starter got on base at least twice, and seven of nine got on base at least three times.
——– Casper Wells pitched the top of the ninth with the White Sox down by nine runs. He hit 93 and threw a scoreless inning.
——— He was the only pitcher to retire Jason Kipnis, who went 3-4 with three walks.
———- Jeff Keppinger went 3-for-4. With a walk, as well.
———– In the second game of this doubleheader, the White Sox scored eight runs
———— and lost.
————- That means they scored 10 and 8 runs in two games of a doubleheader and won neither of them.
The Diamondbacks got shut out.
- That’s the first time this year that’s happened. They were the last team to be shut out.
– The team that’s been shut out the most? Atlanta, with 11.
— Craig Kimbrel got three outs and none of them came via strike three.
—- Dan Uggla tripled.
—– For the third time this year.
—— Uggla has as many triples as Justin Morneau has homers.
At some point between yesterday and today, Delmon Young was 7-for-7.
- The Phillies hung 16 runs on the Dodgers. In the ninth inning, with the Phillies up 16-1, Skip Schumaker pitched for the Dodgers.
– That’s right, two position players pitched in one night!
— Schumaker also threw a scoreless inning.
—- He struck out Humberto Quintero swinging.
The Pirates beat the Brewers earlier today. The Cardinals are currently trailing Oakland, 6-1. If the A’s hold on, the Pirates will have the best record in baseball.
- After today’s game, Gerrit Cole has a 3.70 ERA. This is not particularly unpredictable, but it’s worth noting that Wandy Rodriguez, also on the Pirates, has a 3.59 ERA – and a 100 ERA+. That means Cole’s 3.70 ERA is an ERA+ under 100. We miss steroids.
Kevin Gausman, pitching in relief for the first time, picked up his first big league win.
- He replaced TJ McFarland, who was making his first start after 18 relief appearances.
– They were playing the Yankees, who had a 3-0 lead through five innings with CC Sabathia throwing a no-hitter.
At 5.1 IP and 4 R/ER, Barry Zito had his best road start this season.
- Michael Cuddyer owns the longest hitting streak in Rockies history.
Matt Harvey allowed one run on just three hits over seven innings, striking out 11.
- He left the game with six outs to go against the second-worst offensive team in the league. The Mets led 4-1.
– With a runner on first and two outs, the Nats rallied to tie the game, and then scored two more in the ninth to win it.
— Harvey’s ERA is exactly 2.00, and he leads the league in ERA, strikeouts, and WHIP. The Mets are only 10-7 in his starts, and have lost seven of his last 12.
—- They’re 5-7 in his last 12 starts, during which Harvey has pitched to a 2.20 ERA with 93 strikeouts in 82 innings.
David Murphy stole a base.
The Royals hit a season-high four homers.
- KC wasn’t just last in the AL in homers, they weren’t within 25 of any other team.
– In fact, they were last in the Majors. Even the Marlins had hit more homers on the season.
— PJ Walters has struck out 19 batters in seven starts.
—- Coming into the day, he had the highest K/9 of any Twins starter.
—– James Shields got a win.
—— With nine runs of support, to boot.
Jose Iglesias watch: 2-4, two singles. .419/.467/.548 in 137 PAs.
Max Scherzer is 12-0.
- In case you were wondering, the record for most consecutive wins to open a season is 15 (since 1916).
Hisashi Iwakuma has now allowed 4+ runs in three straight starts.