Every single Mets-Phillies game at Citi Field this year has been a shutout.
-Tonight was the fifth such game.
–It was the first one where the Phillies won. They scored their first run at Citi Field in 2010 in the third inning, which was the thirtieth inning they played in New York.
The Seattle Mariners entered tonight with a .236/.302/.337/.639 line with 67 home runs. That’s the whole team collectively. Every one of those numbers is dead last in the Majors, including 16 NL teams that have pitchers hitting. Franklin Gutierrez (10) is the only player with more than 8 home runs.
-They hit three home runs and scored nine runs tonight.
–It was just the third time this year they scored nine runs or more in a game. For comparison’s sake, the Rays have scored nine runs 19 times, and the Yankees and Red Sox have done it 18 times apiece.
Alex Rodriguez took 40+ ABs to go from 599 career home runs to 600. Tonight he went from 601 to 604 in back-to-back-to-back ABs.
–It was the fourth three-homer game of his career, and his first since victimizing Bartolo Colon on April 26th, 2005
—Jorge Posada and Curtis Granderson also went deep. Seattle hasn’t hit five home runs in a game since June 7th, 2006
—-The Yankees had three stolen bases in the game, all of which were by players over 35.
—–One of those was from Jorge Posada, his second in a week. He hasn’t had two in a season since 2007.
Brian Duensing threw a CG 3-hit shutout against Oakland. It was his first career CG, and only the second time the reliever-turned-starter has ever recorded more than 21 outs in a game.
-The first time was his last start, when he got 22 outs.
In the same game, Trevor Cahill went 7 innings and gave up 1 run on 6 hits.
-It was Cahill’s 20th straight start of 5+ innings and 6 or fewer hits. That ties Nolan Ryan for the record. Cahill has gone at least 5 innings in every start this year, and has given up more than 6 hits just once–his first start of the year on April 30th, where he gave up 7.
The Giants won a tight game because their catcher was able to make it to second base on a ball that went off the second baseman and into center field.
–San Diego was just 2-18 with RISP, scoring 2 runs on 13 total hits.
Edwin Jackson gave up one run in 7 innings and struck out 11. JJ Putz entered the ninth with a one run lead and struck out the side. The White Sox lost.
Anaheim’s Bobby Wilson and his lifetime 64 OPS+ doubled his career home run total with a two-homer game.
Kelly Shoppach, hitting .190 with a 70 OPS+, hit two home runs, including a grand slam, as the Rays beat the Orioles.
The Dodgers and Braves both went 0-7 with RISP. LA had 12 total hits in the game, Atlanta 4.
Madison Bumgarner of the Giants threw a three-pitch inning – in which he allowed a double.
Bud Norris and his 5.63 ERA coming into the night struck out 14 while giving up 1 run over 7.
-Pittsburgh batters struck out 17 times. Keep in mind, only a few days ago the Yankees struck out 17 times against Texas, but scored 7 runs and won.
–Tonight’s loss was Pittsburgh’s sixth straight. It’s the fifth separate 6+ game losing streak this season for baseball’s worst team.