The Pirates are the first team to 50 wins.
- They are 20 games over .500.
– If they go 32-50 the rest of the way (a 99-loss pace), they will finish over .500.
Dillon Gee’s ERA is more than twice as high as Matt Harvey’s, and Harvey only has one more win.
- Harvey has made more starts, too.
– Daniel Murphy triple.
The Mariners lost their DH.
- A Joe Saunders pinch-hit was the last out of the game.
Wade Davis threw 69 pitches and recorded just three outs.
- That’s the highest total in b-ref’s database.
– Kyle Gibson struck out five in six innings in his big league debut.
— That immediately puts him at the top of the Twins leaderboard in K/9 as a starter, a full 2.4 ahead of anyone else.
—- Five strikeouts is the 8th most by a Twins starter this season.
Chris Davis has 30 home runs.
- The Royals have 47 and the Marlins have 46.
Jason Kipnis is hitting .400/.496/.642 over the last thirty days, h/t @eyeonbaseball.
The Marlins won.
- Jacob Turner pitched a complete game.
– That’s the first CG by a Marlins pitcher this season.
Adam Lind tripled.
- That’s just the tenth of his career.
– Tough game for Mike Napoli. He picked up his third golden sombrero of the season, tying him for the league lead. He also committed a fielding error leading to runs in the ninth.
— Jose Iglesias watch: 1-4. .414/.461/.539 in 141 PAs.
Trailing 5-4, the Braves scored seven runs in the bottom of the 8th.
- The Arizona bullpen meltdown did not involve Heath Bell, who pitched a 1-2-3 7th.
Adam Wainwright walked two batters in a complete game.
- Along with eight strikeouts, this dropped his K/BB a full point.
Astros caveat, but Joe Blanton won a game.
- The Angels improve to 3-13 in his starts.
– Extra-base hit for Josh Hamilton.
— Brett Wallace homered.
Matt Cain threw 8 innings of 3-hit ball, allowing one run.
- This year, that’s very out of the ordinary.
– The Giants were at Coors, to boot.
— And they lost this game, too.
Delmon Young walked.
- In the bottom half of that same inning, Cliff Lee walked back-to-back batters.