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And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

Jun 2, 2011, 5:45 AM EDT

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Orioles 2, Mariners 1: I, for one, welcome our new Adam Jones overlords. Jones was the hero of the day, hitting what proved to be the game-winning home run and making an absolutely sick, sick catch.

Royals 2, Angels 0: No one did bupkis until the bottom of the ninth when Jeff Francoeur reached on a single and then Billy Butler won it with the walkoff jack off Scott Downs. Adam Jones is still our new overlord, but Butler can be his adjutant general.

Nationals 2, Phillies 1: John Lannan beats the Phillies for the first time in 14 starts as the Nats take two of three. And while I gave props to Adam Jones’ catch as one of the best I’ve seen all year, Laynce Nix’s lay-out-and-slide catch in this one was pretty spectacular too. He assists Butler with light typing and other clerical tasks in the New Adam Jones World Order.

Yankees 4, Athletics 2: The Yankees have beat the A’s ten times in a row. They saw the A’s at the paddock before the second race, outside the men’s room when they placed their bet. They saw the A’s before they even got up this morning.

White Sox 7, Red Sox 4: Boston loses their fourth straight. Paul Konerko hit the go ahead single in the seventh and hit a two-run homer in the ninth that disabused the Red Sox of any notion that they were coming back. It’s not Yankees-A’s level pwnage, but Chicago owns the Red Sox lately. They’re getting so comfortable that they’re thinking about renting some of the Red Sox out to tenants. You know, making the most of their investment.

Pirates 9, Mets 3: The meek shall inherit this game. Jason Bay puts a major charge into a ball but it’s swallowed up by a (a) a giant ballpark; and (b) an outrageous display of range and leather by Andrew McCutchen. Meanwhile, the Pirates score five runs in the top of the seventh inning with five infield hits. Oh, and Kevin Corriea leads baseball in wins with eight. Yes, you heard me: a Pittsburgh Pirate leads Major League Baseball in wins.

Tigers 4, Twins 2: Miguel Cabrera drove one over the left field wall with two on to put the Tigers out of the Twins’ reach. Wait — just got served with a motion by Cabrea’s lawyers. They say that there’s no proof that Cabrera drove it and that at no time did Cabrera admit to anyone in any position of authority that he did, in fact, drive it. Well, crap.

Braves 4, Padres 3: Tommy Hanson wasn’t as sharp as he can be, but he was good enough on a steamy night (6 IP, 3 H, 2 ER). The usual bullpen trio of O’Flaherty, Venters and Kimbrel close it out. Which is awesome now but will be less awesome come September when they’re all making like Mike Marshall and pitching their 100th game. But as Twitter follower @Bengoodfella told me last night: “I try to be positive about it. In two years, the Braves will have three relievers with totally new elbow ligaments.”

Indians 13, Blue Jays 9: Despite so many runs being scored, there was no standout RBI whore in this one for the Indians. Asdrubal Cabrera, Grady Sizemore and Matt LaPorta each had three, which I guess makes this more of an RBI menage a trois situation. Rajai Davis had four for Toronto, so I guess that’s a little whorish. And what’s simply crazy: the Jays had back-to-back-to-back triples in the fifth inning. It’s not often that you even see two in a row, let alone three. Cool.

Reds 4, Brewers 3: There has been a bit of a lifeless feel in the Reds games I’ve watched lately. That wasn’t the case here as Joey Votto and Jay Bruce hit two-run homers as the Reds came back from a late 3-0 deficit. The best 1-2 punch in the game? Name me a better one then.  Francisco Cordero got his 300th career save.

Rangers 3, Rays 0: Colby Lewis had eight innings of shutout ball. Nelson Cruz was 3 for 4 with an RBI and Elvis Andrus drove in two. Tampa Bay has lost eight of 12 and now have to head west on a long road trip. If that trip goes sideways it could be tough for them to hang in the East.

Astros 3, Cubs 1: Houston sweeps the Cubbies. They’re only two behind Chicago in the Central now, too.

Diamondbacks 6, Marlins 5: Justin Upton will get the ups for the walkoff single, but give some credit to Willie Bloomquist. He was on first base and then, with Ryan Roberts up, Bloomquist took third from first base on a hit and run that ended up as an infield chop to third.  Nice heads up play by Bloomquist, making it much easier for Upton to drive him in.

Giants 7, Cardinals 5: It wasn’t Tim Lincecum‘s best day (6.1 IP, 10 H, 5 ER), but Nate Schierholtz came up big in the ninth to tie things up and then drove in the go-ahead run in the 11th. And this one had a light delay. No, not a slight delay, a light delay.

Rockies 3, Dodgers 0: Ubaldo Jimenez with the four hit shutout. He averaged between 93-94 m.p.h. with his fastball last night, which is supposedly a problem for him. Guess it wasn’t a problem against L.A.

  1. uuddlrlrbastart - Jun 2, 2011 at 8:04 AM

    Here’s a fun stat. When Willie Harris starts for the Mets, they are 4-17. When he doesn’t, they’re 21-13. Extrapolated to 162 games, that’s a 30-win season vs. a 100-win season.

    • purnellmeagrejr - Jun 2, 2011 at 8:52 AM

      Though it’s a statistical anomaly it’s no accident. last night’s game was a perfect example of how to make losing plays and how one losing play can snowball into a losing game.

  2. Chris Fiorentino - Jun 2, 2011 at 8:25 AM

    I don’t know, nor do I care what Laynce Nix’s WAR(Wins Above Replacement) is, but for those of us who were watching the game yesterday, he would get a +1 for that catch because an average Left Fielder would not have made that catch and it gave the Gnats a win.

    Before the rest of my fellow Phillies fans come on to whine about the offense, I just have one word for you…relax. The Flyin’ Hawaiian is back tomorrow in Pittsburgh, so hopefully, Uncle Cholly puts the following lineup out there against the right-hander…

    Rollins
    Polanco
    Utley
    Howard
    Ibanez
    Shaner
    Brown
    Ruiz
    Carlton

    If those guys don’t score this weekend against the Pirates, then I will be shocked.

    • bigxrob - Jun 2, 2011 at 8:30 AM

      I don’t have high hopes for Saturday. The Pirates have Morton starting. I hear he is just like Roy Halladay, only better.

      • Jonny 5 - Jun 2, 2011 at 9:13 AM

        Morton has been bad as sh!t on the mound hasn’t he? And to think, all you need to do is copy Roy’s delivery…

      • bigxrob - Jun 2, 2011 at 9:24 AM

        Morton – 2.51 ERA, 1.368 WHIP, 4.9 SO/9, 3.8 W/9
        Halladay – 2.56 ERA, 1.073 WHIP, 9 SO/9, 1.3 W/9

      • Jonny 5 - Jun 2, 2011 at 9:49 AM

        The Phills ought to be alright though Rob.

        Vs RHBs: .156/.224/.178, 2.56 FIP
        Vs LHBs: .385/.488/.538, 6.75 FIP

        As long as they can stymie that potent Pirates “O”. ;) But still, he’s been kinda lucky so far I’m thinking.

      • bigxrob - Jun 2, 2011 at 10:40 AM

        His ERA does seem a bit low with a 1.4 WHIP

    • Utley's Hair - Jun 2, 2011 at 10:48 AM

      Woe are we!!!!!!!!!! What will the team ever do without runs?!?!? Where, oh where are the bats?!?!? The Phightins won’t go ANYwhere without offense!!!!!!!! The travesty!!!!! What? Oh…they have the second best record in baseball? And it’s just the beginning of June? Okay…never mind.

    • Kevin S. - Jun 2, 2011 at 11:17 AM

      I know you were trying to be derisive of advanced metrics there and all, but do you know who else gave Laynce Nix a +1 on that catch yesterday? John Dewan’s +/- systen and Mitchel Litchman’s UZR, the latter of which will positively affect his WAR (Fangraphs variety, anyway).

      • Chris Fiorentino - Jun 2, 2011 at 11:42 AM

        Not Advanced Metrics…at least not all of them. But I hate WAR very very much. I also do hate Dewan’s subjective system as well. I don’t know enough about UZR, but if it entails someone sitting there and clicking a button to determine whether a ball should or should not have been caught, then I’ll say I hate that one too.

        I’ve come around on some advanced stats, like BABIP. For this one, it’s only because it is common sense and not (always) subjective. If you are going to tell me that a guy has a .180 BABIP and is 15-0 with a 2.00 ERA, then I will say he is lucky. Same with a guy having a .400 BABIP and is 0-15 with a 7.00 ERA being unlucky. But when it goes too far is when I’ll hear that Pitcher A is better than Pitcher B because Pitcher A’s BABIP is .275 while Pitcher B’s BABIP is .260 and Pitcher B has been luckier. When in actuality, Pitcher A, when you watch him throw, just isn’t as good as Pitcher B, luck or no luck.

        So again, wasn’t dissing all advanced metrics…I’m coming around to some of them. But I hate WAR…always have and always will unless the subjectivity is removed.

    • tomemos - Jun 2, 2011 at 11:46 AM

      Chris, aren’t you calling both the Giants and the Nationals “the Gnats” now? You don’t think that’s a little confusing?

      • Chris Fiorentino - Jun 2, 2011 at 11:52 AM

        Nope, never called the Giants the Gnats, unless it was a typo. The Giants don’t have a name. They whupped the Phillies asses last year, so they get the respect they deserve for now. The Yankers weren’t the Yankers for a while after they beat the Phillies in 2009. But, admittedly, I couldn’t take typing “Yankees” for too long. They’re the “Yankers”. The Guppies, Cowards, and Mutts comprise the NL Least.

      • Utley's Hair - Jun 2, 2011 at 2:15 PM

        Meh…the team from Frisco are the Dwarves…the team from Arlington are the Walkers…

  3. yankeesfanlen - Jun 2, 2011 at 8:29 AM

    Let’s do a little one-third season review of the Universe:
    Pitching: B+- Sure, it isn’t the Phillies, but not an almost-expected train wreck either. Garcia and especially Colon are pleasant surprises and the Senior Center bus, while still standing by, has not been utilizd. AJ’s hair rarely catches fire anymore. Nova will be out soon, via trade or Hughes return, Noesi a pleasant addition, Robertson fine, Mo at 90% good for a few more years, I can ignore someone.

    Long Ball offense: A–Granderson and Tex doing heavy lifting, no one dead in water, except where expected, 83HRs so far yields 249 for season
    Short Ball offense: C–Why do we even try to bunt? It’s a lost art that should stay that way.

    Defense: C Sloppy for the Yankees. Jeter “just missing” easy grounders, What is Cano doing? Robbie’s getting as bad as when Melky was behind him.

    Manager: C If you want to run the Cubs, maybe Quade will switch. Burn that Big Book of Baseball numbers and get an AL head.

    Overall, better than usual first third. Slow starting bats are beginning to heat up, a couple never will, we still don’t know how to act with a defensive catcher (Thanks, Russell!).Getting a circular lineup with Swish, Gardy and Jones doing something.We have four good competitive sets coming up before those 15 stupid interleague games, I think we will solidify our position by June 15 then have to regain and maintain momentum after ASG.Which, apparently, is just another game for most on the roster.

    First third rating- 4th best out of last 10 years.

    • spudchukar - Jun 2, 2011 at 11:36 AM

      The second third had better be as good as the first, because it will darn near impossible for the last third to be any better than .500 with the murderous schedule.

  4. pellypell - Jun 2, 2011 at 8:37 AM

    “walkoff jack off “. Yes, I giggled like a school girl at this phrase under the Royals/Angels writeup and yes, I am 6 years old.

    • wonkypenguin - Jun 2, 2011 at 9:53 AM

      So did I. And I’m female.

    • clydeserra - Jun 2, 2011 at 10:02 AM

      the best part is it was a review walkoff jack. He only got to second until the umpires looked at the video.

      • Utley's Hair - Jun 2, 2011 at 10:41 AM

        He only got to second on his walkoff jackoff? And then the umps watched the video and he went all the way?

      • cur68 - Jun 2, 2011 at 11:00 AM

        Dude. You on Fi-ah!

      • Utley's Hair - Jun 2, 2011 at 12:11 PM

        I do my best…sometimes.

  5. uyf1950 - Jun 2, 2011 at 9:08 AM

    Gentlemen, the topic of discussion for today “Wednesday’s scores and highlights” with a secondary headline: “The Good, Better, and the Best from a Yankee Fans Perspective”.
    The Good: The Red Sox lost, Rays lost, Jays lost and the O’s won but who cares.
    The Better: AJ Burnett pitched a good game and the calendar said it was June.
    The Best: The Yankees Won

    All in all Wednesday June 1st was a very, very good day to be a Yankees fan. That’s just my opinion.

    • simon94022 - Jun 2, 2011 at 11:14 AM

      The Ugly: Derek Jeter, starting shortstop for the American League All Star team.

      • Utley's Hair - Jun 2, 2011 at 12:57 PM

        The not-so ugly: Derek Jeter’s other half.

      • purdueman - Jun 2, 2011 at 1:02 PM

        Big deal (yawn!). Everyone, well, every baseball fan, knows that the starters in the annual baseball All Star game are there primarily because they win a popularity contest, live on past reputations and/or are from big ballot box stuffing markets.

        That’s ok though; it’s just an exhibition game and it should be for the fans. The All Star game “rivalry” between the AL and NL went the way of the horse and buggy about five years after free agency occurred and players started to switch leagues willy-nilly.

        Jeter of course is a huge fan favorite and has had a great career, but he’s far from being the best SS in the American League now.

      • spudchukar - Jun 2, 2011 at 2:52 PM

        Here is what I do not understand. Why can voters cast ballots 25 times? 3 I can deal with, one in May, June, and July as performances vary. Other than site hits to MLB.com, what is the need?

    • purdueman - Jun 2, 2011 at 3:14 PM

      spud… the ONLY point to having fan voting for the All Star starters is to generate interest and give baseball something else to be constantly promoting and talking about.

      The cost in software to try and police the number of times a fan can vote would be prohibitive, and the real nuts out there would find a way around it anyways (like for example creating hundreds of one time bogus free email accounts).

      Plain and simple, it’s a popularity contest that will always be dominated by players from large market teams. It takes an awful lot for good players on small market teams to get the media coverage and respect to put them on the average fans radar.

  6. uyf1950 - Jun 2, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    Craig, I have a question off topic. But did I miss your usual Monday edition of the MLB Power Rankings?

    • Craig Calcaterra - Jun 2, 2011 at 9:49 AM

      I gave them a miss this week what with Memorial Day. I usually do the bulk of the work on them on Sunday and we just had too many things going on. And there wasn’t a lot of traffic on Monday anyway.

  7. purdueman - Jun 2, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Watch Konerko’s bomb yesterday at Fenway:

    http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2011_06_01_chamlb_bosmlb_1&highlight_content_id=15435755&c_id=cws

  8. purdueman - Jun 2, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    One of the biggest surprises thusfar this season has been the Cubs going into their annual mid-August swoon before the first week of June is even over!

    http://www.suntimes.com/sports/5723028-419/cubs-have-lots-of-fresh-faces-but-product-remains-stale.html

  9. cur68 - Jun 2, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Had to get my full tank of caffeine before I attempted this one. There was nothing pretty about last night Jays/Indians game. Not offensively, not pitching wise, not even young women in the stands behind the umpire, alas.

    It was a night for everyone to get there batting average and pitcher’s ERA up a few points. However, I contend; Rajai Davis = RBI whore.

    El Bravo (I think it was he) decribed how a guy with a power arm should mix up speeds to fool batters. He needs to have that chat with Drabek Jr. The Indian’s Pitcher Tomlin has clearly already read that short note, and though no one would accuse him of having a power arm, he makes the most of what oomph his pitches have by putting up to 15 mph between them with the same arm action. For a guy taken in the way late round of the draft, he was better than 1st round guys earning 100 mil to give up run after run and then go on the DL for TJS. Still, I cheered those back to back to back triples off him.

    As to the our new overlords with their sick, slick fielding skills; R. A. Dickey is healing up his foot using his portable futuristic med-kit. His neon green blood is everywhere but he can pitch again. He intends to sit down those guys in order, just to show them who’s boss mutant overlord. I am preparing a speech to welcome them, give them the keys to the Earth, and make a plea to be their new toady.

  10. purdueman - Jun 2, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    I just laugh when I hear anyone try to statistically compare starting pitchers effectiveness/value from the NL West (due to their preponderance of mostly pitchers parks… especially Petco in San Diego and Dodgers Stadium, both where fly ball homers go to die in the evening air).

    Not only do these starting pitchers get three automatic mulligans every start at home (i.e., no DH in the NL which is statistically worth about .75 on all NL starters ERA’s), but they also get a huge statistical advantage because their mistake pitches typically turn into routine fly ball outs.

    Clayton Richard could make it just 4 2/3 innings on Wednesday, allowing three runs on eight hits and four walks in San Diego’s 4-3 loss to the Braves in Atlanta.
    Richard is lucky many more runs did not cross the plate. The 27-year-old lefty continues to be un-startable on the road, as his ERA away from Petco Park is now up to 5.97 through 37 2/3 innings of work. At home, it is a far more agreeable 2.42 in 26 frames.

    • simon94022 - Jun 2, 2011 at 11:58 AM

      So a pitcher for the last place team, which plays in a far more extreme pitchers park than any other team in the division, blows up in a road game. And you therefore conclude that ALL pitchers in the NL West are overrated?

      • purdueman - Jun 2, 2011 at 12:46 PM

        No. Elite pitchers are elite pitchers no matter where they play. I’m just making two points:

        1) In order to compare NL starters (ALL NL starters), to AL starters, you need to add about .75 to their ERA’s because of the virtual three automatic outs they get every start when the other teams opposing starter mostly flails away at the plate; and

        2) With regards to starting pitchers from NL West teams, too many are way overrated on the basis of their stats that are padded by having the big advantage of pitching in a lot of pitchers parks. Richard for example, is widely regarded as a #2 starter, but he’s really no better than a #4 starter; it’s the “Petco factor” that is so misleading when it comes to his stats.

  11. atlsp - Jun 2, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    Plenty of love for the OF catches by Jones, Nix, and McCutchen but nothing for Jordan Schafer? Made the final out a step from the CF wall and held on after slamming into said wall. Saved a run and likely saved the Braves from their 9th extra-innings game in their last 20 games.

    Not sure about what an “average CF” would have done there, but I can assure you that Nate McLouth does not catch that ball.

  12. APBA Guy - Jun 2, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Note to Len:

    THE FAT TOAD (did I do that right?) was brilliant yesterday, allowing two hits in 3 batters to set up a line drive double play that he, with his cat-like nimbleness, snagged from the ether, as if by magic. Inning over. Exciting A’s comeback opportunity crushed. I’m surprised more relievers don’t try this approach. It’s very demoralizing. And who cares about a 2.00 WHIP anyway?

    Before a nearly 3/4 full house yesterday, the Yankees completed a comfortable sweep of the hapless A’s, who got an object lesson in the meaning of working the count. The A’s top 3 pitchers: the White Rabbit, Mr. Anderson, and Gio, were all exposed as the nibblers they are, living large against lesser mortals who swing wildly at every offering regardless of speed and location. The damage the Yankees did was 18 runs, 17 earned, against these 3. And in their home, pitcher-friendly park.

    A’s fans viewed this series as a mid-term of sorts for the Beane Plan (pitching and defense shall prevail) to rebuild the A’s. Remember the A’s traded away Andre Ethier, Carlos Gonzalez, and Nelson Cruz. And while they still lead the MLB in team ERA (tied with ATL) after this drubbing, the results on the field are clear: more of the same that we’ve seen the last 3 years, a roughly .500 team that can’t hang with the big teams.

    Not so the Yankees. Gio had 109 pitches in 6 innings as Yankee hitter after Yankee hitter took him deep into the count. And while the Yanks only worked 4 walks, ex-A Nick Swisher’s HR was all they needed, as only DeJesus and Crisp came to play, accounting for 4 of the A’s 5 hits.

    The only good news for A’s fans is that Andrew Bailey looked good, and Joey Devine looks good.

    The immediate bad news is that the A’s head to Boston for a series starting Friday. Boston, like the Yankees 3 days ago, is a good team looking to get over a speed-bump in their season.

    • yankeesfanlen - Jun 2, 2011 at 1:23 PM

      APBA- Yes, you have that exactly right. Last time I gave him a chance after three good outings in a row, it blew up, and I’m less than forgiving now.
      The A’s were probably a victim of the Yankees coming around more than their own inadequacies. A’s starters were bound to get their ERA’s jacked up to some kind of normal standards anyway and our marvelous rotation of Colon-Garcia-Burnett (scarcasm here) has no equal among $200M teams. $165M teams we wouldn’t do that well against, but they’re in that other East division.
      Anyway, off to Anaheim, where the historic West Coast “thorn-in-our sides” resides.

  13. simon94022 - Jun 2, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    The Giants won despite Miguel Tejada taking yet another 0 for 6 and taking himself to the brink of a sub-.500 OPS. And this guy is still playing every day, batting second, and fielding like a 50 year old with gout. Which for all we know he is.

    Considering they’ve played the most road-heavy schedule in all of MLB (21 home and 35 away after tonight), there’s reason to think that the Giants can get on a real roll this summer and take control of that division. But it starts with giving Brandon Crawford the SS job full time, getting Sandoval back and healthy at 3B, and giving Tejadahis unconditional release.

    • APBA Guy - Jun 2, 2011 at 2:32 PM

      We love us some Miggy on the other side of the Bay, but that love is for the real Miggy, slender, solid, with serious bat-speed.

      Who this guy is in the orange-and-black calling himself Miggy is anybody’s guess, because he can’t hit, can’t field, and those daily trips to Morton’s that started in Baltimore have added too many pounds of unsightly bulge.

      Sad to say, it’s time to join Gumby and Matt Stairs in the pinch hitters gallery of ex-A’s.

  14. Chris Fiorentino - Jun 2, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    The Giants home run leaders, with 5 each, are a guy who has been out a month and two over-the-hill 34 year olds who are hitting less than .230. Their RBI leader has 24 and they don’t have a single every-day healthy player right now who is batting .300. And they are tied for first place in the loss column.

    I wonder…where’s all the outrage from San Francisco fans about their offense, which is 15th in runs and 14th in OBP?

    Only pointing this out because I’m sometimes embarrassed when I see some of the things written by fellow Phillies fans.

    • purdueman - Jun 2, 2011 at 1:35 PM

      I said it way back in spring training and I haven’t changed my opinion since… the Giants should have eaten a large chunk of Aaron Rowand’s remaining contract and moved him when they still could have gotten a decent prospect or two in return. Now to move him the Giants would have to eat virtually all of his remaining contract and likely would get little more in return for him than a low-middle end prospect.

      I’m not a Giants fan, but I also thought that the money they gave Tejada with the expectations of him being able to still play a credible SS in free agency was totally absurd. The Giants IMO would have been better off signing Orlando Cabrera to a one year incentive laden deal.

      The Giants though did dodge a bullet when the offered to match the Dodgers offer for Juan Uribe, and Uribe passed because they were simply too late to the table.

  15. Brian Murphy - Jun 2, 2011 at 2:43 PM

    The Dodger Stadium radar gun said Jimenez hit 98 twice in the final at-bat of the game versus Kemp. So much for that, I guess.

    This was complete domination into submission by Jimenez. His curveball and other offspeed stuff left the Dodgers completely flustered. In every at-bat versus Rafael Furcal, he set him up with a fastball and then went to a breaker, and it froze him multiple times. The Dodgers couldn’t respond to his breaking balls and couldn’t touch his fastball. Four hits — all singles — no walks and only one Dodger reached second base, and that didn’t happen until Furcal in the ninth.

    One of the best pitching performances I’ve ever seen live. There’s been so much talk about how a pitching-dominated game doesn’t appeal to the general fan, but if you’re a fan of baseball, how can you not love something like that?

  16. spudchukar - Jun 2, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    Scoring 5 runs off Lincecum and losing is hard to take. Westbrook sailed through the first 5 but ran afoul in the 6th. Whether he is considerably better out of the windup, or has difficulty pitching out of trouble is a question I don’t have an answer to yet, but it certainly has reoccurred. Still not a bad outing. Leave it to Batista and Franklin to cough up runs late. Yeah, Salas blew his first save but he had two outs and 2 strikes on the final hitter before a walk, WP, and slap single to center tied the game. Again, not a troubling event. 10 out of 11 with this one run blown save is outstanding. The kids shone again. Craig off the bench with a 2 run blast, and contributions from Descalso with 3 hits, one a triple, and an 8th inning hold by Sanchez. But Schumaker continues to befuddle. I know my patience is wearing thin with Batista, Franklin, Schumaker trio. Batista goes first.

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