The Mets and Marlins went into extras again.
- This time the game only lasted ten innings.
– They’re the first team to play a 20+ inning game followed by a 10+ inning game since 1989.
— They scored the go-ahead run when a relatively routine grounder clanged off Daniel Murphy’s glove. They added another on a sac fly and two more on a home run from Miguel Olivo.
—- For the second weekend in a row, the Mets were swept by the Marlins.
—– Since May 21st, every Marlins win has come against the Mets. They now have 8 wins against the Mets and 10 against everyone else.
The Yankees took three of four from the Mariners, during a series where they faced Felix Hernandez.
- They won the game Felix started. The one they lost was Kuroda vs. Bonderman.
– Chris Stewart bunted for a hit against Felix.
– He also drove in the winning run.
Matt Moore gave up eight runs in just five innings to the Orioles, a day after they were shut out.
- On May 31, Matt Moore’s ERA was 2.18.
– In two starts since, his ERA has climbed all the way up to 3.78.
— Brian Matusz came in holding lefties to a .406 OPS. Sam Fuld took him deep.
—- It was Fuld’s first homer in more than two years, and just the fifth of his career. It was his first homer off a lefty since his first big league homer back in 2009.
—– Alexi Casilla got caught stealing.
Juan Nicasio had a perfect game through five innings, and a 4-0 lead.
- But going into the bottom of the ninth, the Padres had flipped things around very quickly and led the Rockies by a 7-4 margin.
– The Rockies ended up winning.
— Cameron Maybin and Mark Kotsay homered in this one, too. First of the year for both of them.
The Nationals and their surprisingly weak offense won a game where their starter gave up four runs in just three innings.
- It was their first comeback from being down three runs all season.
Joe Blanton is 1-10.
- Jose Iglesias watch: 2-4, single and a double. .446/.494/.581.
Adam Lind is hitting .340/.419/.536.
A Houston pitcher tossed seven innings of two-hit shutout ball.
- Of course, they lost anyway.
- Kyle Lohse allowed three hits and no runs in the first inning.
– The Phillies didn’t get another hit until the eighth.
— Scooter Gennett had a big bases-clearing triple for the Brewers.
—- Also, Martin Maldonado homered off Papelbon.
Jose Alvarez made his big league debut for the Tigers.
- He didn’t allow a hit until two outs in the fifth.
– The first hit was a game-tying homer to former Tiger Ryan Raburn.
— Tigers starters, as a whole, have a 9.8 K/9.
—- Twins’ starters are at 4.4 K/9.
—– That’s 418 strikeouts compared to only 161.
—— No Twins starter has more than 36 strikeouts. There are eight players with no starts and more than 36 strikeouts.
——- Craig Kimbrel is not one of them.