The Mets traded Marlon Byrd today. This isn’t really that unpredictable except that…
– It was Marlon Byrd t-shirt night.
— Jon Niese hit a three-run double.
—- Via @adamrubinespn, Niese is the first Mets’ pitcher with a three-RBI game since Al Leiter in 1999.
Predictable: A Yankee got hurt.
- Less predictable: It was Robinson Canó.
– Even less predictable: his backup, Eduardo Nuñez also got hurt.
— Where we come in: this meant that in the ninth inning of tonight’s game, Mark Reynolds was playing second base for the Yankees.
—- By the way, Alfonso Soriano is now tied for the team lead for home runs from a right-handed batter, with 11. He joined the team on July 26th.
Justin Verlander needed 44 pitches to get out of the first inning.