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Settling the Score: Friday’s results

Jun 25, 2011, 8:43 AM EDT

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The Nationals won their 12th game in their last 13 last night against the White Sox, but it wasn’t easy. Interim manager John McLaren was ejected in the bottom of the eighth inning leaving Trent Jewett as the “interim interim” manager. By the way, Jewett just officially joined the staff yesterday. The Nationals blew leads in the ninth, 10th and 12 innings, but scored four runs in the top of the 14th to secure the victory. And wouldn’t you know it, the game ended right before last call at Caddies.

Your Friday box scores:

Nationals 9, White Sox 5 (14 innings)

Braves 2, Padres 11

Reds 4, Orioles 5 (12 innings)

Diamondbacks 7, Tigers 6

Athletics 0, Phillies 1

Rockies 4, Yankees 2

Red Sox 1, Pirates 3

Rays 5, Astros 1

Mets 1, Rangers 8

Cubs 6, Royals 4

Twins 3, Brewers 4

Blue Jays 5, Cardinals 4

Angels 8, Dodgers 3

Mariners 5, Marlins 1

Indians 3, Giants 4

  1. raysfan1 - Jun 25, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    …and in college ball Florida eliminated Vanderbilt 6-4 while South Carolina took out Virginia 3-2 in 13 innings to set up an all-SEC match-up for the national championship. Of note in the Carolina win was that both teams’ closers threw 100 pitches. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before.

    Go Gamecocks!
    ___
    Back to MLB–an excellent day for the Rays, picking up a game on both theYanks and the Sox. It was Shields’ 3rd straight CG & 6th of the season. He seems to be making the pen superfluous.

    • APBA Guy - Jun 25, 2011 at 1:32 PM

      Horrible game for UVa. Mr. Jefferson’s offense loaded the bases 3 times from the 9th -13th and failed to score.

      From a meta perspective, the Cavaliers have won the NCAA championship in lacrosse and finished second in tennis, and are finishing well in baseball. Must be part of a plan to do well in low-cost sports.

      • raysfan1 - Jun 25, 2011 at 5:05 PM

        Of course, the Gamecocks also loaded the bases a couple times without scoring. The real horror for the Cavaliers was the 13th itself–two throwing errors to allow the winning run. Ouch.

        On the other hand, I see no reason that they need to limit themselves to succeding in low-cost sports–VA has plenty of talent to have success in basketball and football in the ACC too.

  2. yankeesfanlen - Jun 25, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    This is one of the less painful losses of the year for the Yankees. Since the Giambino was 3 for 4 it made it a little easier to accept. And the crowd gave him a big ovation.
    It seems to have become a “strategy” to not send a runner home in early innings. Bottom of the first, 1 out, Tex coming around from second and was held up. This doesn’t sound like a Rob Thomson idea to me. So then we get GIDP, 1 run scored instead of two or more. Within the last couple of weeks same thing happened with Grandy, Saving those runs for later, Joe? New way of ending a potential rally since Derek’s not around?

  3. Old Gator - Jun 25, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    I switched off the game after the Feesh’s latest incarnation of the evil manitou who last manifested in the boolpen as Kevin Gregg, Mike Dunn, coughed up what seems to be his daily tater to Miguel Olivo in the incongruously visitor’s eighth. I switched over to the Weather Channel, where the plain vanilla cad-cam blonde (who says her name is Crystal Egger with a straight face – remember the “artsy fartsy thing” in Risky Business?) who replaced the uniquely beautiful, highly accomplished, brave (she flies hurricane hunters for the USAF) and interesting Nicole Mitchell for reasons only the idiots in the TWC back office understand, indicated that the U2 concert at Joeprodolsharklife Stadium would probably get pissed on royally tonight. Hahahahahahah. Eeenglish, we evacuate our nostrils in your direction.

    Ricky Nolasco, who must be starting to feel like Sysyphus only slightly less than Anibal Sanchez, carried a shutout into the seventh when, unnoticed by the manager, he tired a bit and the crew of the Minnow scored three times while the guys on the bench defibrillated the Curmudgeonly Undead until his circulation improved sufficiently to go out to the mound and bring Ricky in. Since the Feesh heeters had managed to score an inadvertent run in the firs – tradition being what it is – and then gone back to sleep at bat since then, King Felix mowed them down like some sort of pelagic weed whacker. Hey, two hits is a lot for these guys against someone who can really pitch. Chalk it up to jet lag this time. We never run out of excuses.

    • raysfan1 - Jun 25, 2011 at 10:07 AM

      U2 = Irish. My sentiments exactly though, both on the Karmic rain-out of a concert displacing the home ballclub and on my fellow Airman, Nicole Mitchell.

      • Old Gator - Jun 25, 2011 at 10:14 AM

        Irish???? Duhhh-uhhh, of course. I have disgraced myself again.

    • marinersnate - Jun 25, 2011 at 12:29 PM

      “crew of the Minnow”

      Ouch. Now THAT hurts Tator….. er, Gator.

  4. bleedgreen - Jun 25, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    How about Vanimal Worley taking a no-hitter into 6 2/3?!

    • spudchukar - Jun 25, 2011 at 1:12 PM

      How about the fact that the team he was facing starters have hit a combined 21 HRs. That is a HR every 3.7 games, meaning that in every series, there is a good chance on average they will go homerless. Not dissing on Worley, but the A’s offense is woeful. Billyball? They rank 26th in OBP.

  5. APBA Guy - Jun 25, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Nothing from J5 about his brilliant prediction that the A’s/Phils series would produce close games. Jonny, take a bow! Naturally the run was coughed up by Brian “Blame the Manager” Fuentes, the highest paid member of the A’s, whose ERA is now at 4.76, .93 above the MLB average. Yet Bob2, like Bob1, continues to run him out to the hill in highly leveraged situations. “Yes, suh, Mr. Beane”. Still, I’m on track in predicting the sweep.

    As for the comment above about Worley and the A’s offense, Spud hits it out of the park. Woeful. And Wolff wonders why they only draw 10,000.

    • Old Gator - Jun 25, 2011 at 2:09 PM

      If Wolff figures it out, have him call Scrooge McLoria with the wonderful secret. The Feesh barely draw five.

      • APBA Guy - Jun 25, 2011 at 6:33 PM

        He won’t figure it out. With him it’s all about the ballpark, not the product on the field. He’s an Angelos Acolyte: make a profit off an empty ballpark while fielding a never-ending rebuilding team.

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