There were two complete game shutouts today, and Roy Halladay wasn’t one of them.
Speaking of Halladay, Freddie Freeman, 1-13 with no walks and a single (that’s a .154 OPS) coming into the day, homered off him.
-Freeman, who turned 21 a little over a week ago, is the youngest player to ever take Halladay deep.
–That’s nine in a row for Philadelphia (and 17-3 in the month of September) as Halladay becomes a 20-game winner for the third time.
The Pirates won again, their fourth in a row.
-That’s their first four-game winning streak of the season.
–They are 37-39 at home. Considering they are the worst team in baseball, that’s not that bad. They are 15-59 on the road, which is pretty atrocious.
Tyler Clippard picked up his 10th win for the Nats.
-He is a reliever. He is the first player in two years to pick up 10 wins without making any starts.
–Now at 10-6, Clippard has more decisions than any Nats player not named Livan Hernandez.
Clay Buchholz gave up one unearned run in six innings of work.
-Baltimore won 9-1.
–They are now 9-8 against the Red Sox. They were 2-16 against Boston last year.
—Jonathan Papelbon gave up four runs in his one inning of work, raising his ERA to 3.92, more than double his 2009 ERA.
Matt Cain went six innings of two-hit shutout, and the Giants won 1-0.
-Cain didn’t get the win. This is sadly very predictable.
The Seattle Mariners now have more losses (93) than home runs (92).
Kansas City was leading 9-3 in the ninth and had to have Joakim Soria come in to nail down the save.
Colby Lewis went seven innings and gave up two runs, dropping his ERA to 3.79.
-His record dropped to 11-13 as Ervin Santana threw a CG 5-hit shutout.
–The two teams went a combined 0-13 with RISP.