Around the ballpark
Some updates from last nights games:
- Red Sox beat the Rockies 13 to 11. Dustin Pedroia hit a 2 run homer in the the top of the 10th. He also went 5 for 5 on the night with 3HR 2B 5RBI 4R BB
- Cubs and Mariners went into extras last night as well. The cubs won 3-3 in the 13th. Hernandez went 9IP 5H 2ER 8K.
54 Batters Faced 49
7 Pitchers used 5
225 Pitches 170
The game lasted 4 hours and 2 mins.
- The White Sox have won now 9 straight. (They beat the Braves 2-0 last night)
In their last 14 games they are 11-1 w/ a 2.06 ERA 0.94 WHIP with 76 K and 22B
They are the 1st club to sweep Atlanta since April 29th. They are now only 2 1/2 games back of the Twins in AL C.
Marlon Byrd has a .390 AVG & 8RBI in last 19 games.
Chase Utley in the last 6 games is batting .455 with 6R 8RBI and 10H in 22AB
Jayson Werth in last 6 games is batting .444 with 4R 7RBI and 8H in 18 AB
Carlos Pena has hit safely in his last 14 of 16.
Doc Halladay is 0-3 with a 4.09 ERA in his last 3 starts.
Tampa Bay Rays in the month of June:
.258 AVG (9th) 99 R (7th) 4.69 ERA (12th) They have los 6 of 7, 17 of 27 and have dropped from 1st place in the AL E to 3rd.
Last night during the game aparently Lastings Milledge had a heated discussion with Gary Varsho and Bobby Crosby. You can read the full story here
I guess its official. Although the Pirates haven’t annouced it yet. Daniel McCutchen will start against the A’s tomorow. A McCutchen 34 Jersey was spotted in the dugout.
Evan Meek after the game last night: (gave up 2 runs in the 7th)
“Nights like that you try to replay in your head and figure out what went wrong and you just kind of come up blank,” Meek said. “It’s a terrible feeling. That seventh inning is usually mine, and I usually get the job done. That’s a tough loss because it’s a game I think we should have won.”
:-( You can read the whole article here
Brad Lincoln (Makes his 4th ML Start) vs Ben Sheets
0-1 w/ a 6.50 ERA 18 IP 7K 6BB 2-7 w/ a 4.95 ERA 87.1 IP 61K 37BB
Sheets in 8-8 with a 2.92 ERA career against the buccos
I have yet to see Lincoln pitch in person. I couldn’t make it to his home debut and gave away my ticket the other time he started at home. The other 2 starts have been on the road. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to see him in person soon.
The Pirates have lost 14 Straight games on the road. Please oh pretty please snap that streak tonight!
Any Vin Scully fans out there?
Personally I think he is hands down the greatest broadcaster of all time. When I hear his voice I smile. I love listening to his stories and you learn something new everytime you listen to him. When I lived in LA I had the oppurtunity to listen to him everyday and I never took it for granted. I even met him once in Phoenix, AZ when the Dodgers were playing the Dbacks. It was only for a few seconds I don’t even remember what I said because I was so in awe. Anyways, the reason why I brought him up was because I read this great story in the NY Times. ”Pulling up a Chair with the great Vin Scully” its a must read for all you Scully fans.
Okay, one more thing and I’ll go. I love to ramble if you haven’t noticed. If you missed the post game show with Rocco Demaro last night I highly recommend you listen to the podcast Jay Jaffe of Baseball Prospectus was a guest on the show. “Consider the K” was the article he wrote where he talked about the value of the strikeout from both the hitters perspective and the pitchers perspective. It was Very interesting.