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And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

Jun 5, 2012, 6:04 AM EDT

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Giants 3, Cubs 2: A one run game in which the winning team scored one run when the losing team’s shortstop forgot that there was only one out and didn’t try to complete a would-be double play? Oh, Starlin.  Well, as they say, you can’t assume the double play. You can assume that your start shortstop won’t have a brain fart, though, right?

Dodgers 4, Phillies 3: The pattern of Jonathan Papelbon being great in save situations but not so great in non-save situations continues.  he came into a tie game in the ninth to give up an RBI single to Elian Herrera, plating Dee Gordon. And after he did that he absolutely unloaded on the home plate umpire he thought should have called Gordon out on strikes. More on this later this morning.

Mariners 8, Angels 6: Tom Wilhelmsen came into the game with the bases loaded and no one out in the eigth, the M’s lead down to two runs and Albert Pujols and Mark Trumbo coming to bat. Ruh-roh, Raggy!  No worries, though: he got Pujols on a comebacker, got the runner on third in a rundown and then struck out Trumbo. *Wilhelmsen drops the mic, walks off*

Athletics 12, Rangers 1: Jarrod Parker taking a no-hitter into the eighth is impressive, but given how this A’s team has hit recently, the 12 runs may be more impressive. Brandon Inge drove in four runs. That’s the fifth time he’s done that since joining the A’s at the end of April.

Cardinals 5, Mets 4: The Cards’ offense finally wakes up.  At least the Allen Craig portion of it. Craig singled in a run in the fourth and hit a tie-breaking and, ultimately, game-winning two-run homer in the eighth.

Twins 10, Royals 7: Josh Willingham went 2 for 3 with a homer, drove in three and scored twice. Man he’s gonna be sought-after at the deadline.

Rockies 4, Diamondbacks 0Christian Friedrich pitched four-hit ball for seven innings and the Rockies won their seventh of eight.  Dexter Fowler led the game off with a triple. He has a nine game hitting streak in which he’s hitting over .500.

  1. mungman69 - Jun 5, 2012 at 6:56 AM

    Phillies can’t score. What? Three runs? That’s a lot for them.

  2. Old Gator - Jun 5, 2012 at 7:53 AM

    The Feesh did not play yesterday. John Buck did not go 0-3 with a walk; Chris Coghlan did not hike his average to .157; Tweeter did not ground into two double plays with one out, and we don’t know which Ricky Nolasco that was sitting in the dugout – the good Ricky or his evil pod person twin. Some days are just like that. Meanwhile the Mutts, like a lamprey that had attached itself to the soft white underbelly of the Feesh for the past few days, seem to have let go and drifted a half game south of them. In other news, some feeshermen off Wales found an almost intact giant squid carcass yesterday. That’s a lot of fried calamari. I hope they had plenty of bottles of marinara sauce for dipping in the galley.

    • stex52 - Jun 5, 2012 at 8:59 AM

      Neither of our teams played and everyone else is talking about the draft, so I can ask a question. Were you the anonymous phone bidder for T. bataar? If so, I hope the Mongolian government lets you keep it. :-)

      • Old Gator - Jun 5, 2012 at 11:10 AM

        Hell, there are days when both of our teams do play and don’t.

        Aside from the fact that this tyrannosaur is just cool as hell and is exactly what my stroll garden is missing, I just have a thing for Mondolian fossils. On July 13, 1923, the great American explorer and paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews discovered the nest of the Protoceratops* in the Gobi Desert, thereby proving conclusively that dinosaurs laid eggs.

        However, he was unable to determine which came first.

        Anyway, do you know what the “T” in T. bataar stands for? Most folks really don’t. It’s a bit of paleontological sleight-of-hand that those power-mad Linnaeans cooked up for us.

        *It’s now been established that it was the nest of Oviraptor. Oh irony, etc.

      • stex52 - Jun 5, 2012 at 12:28 PM

        Tarbosaurus, huh? No, I didn’t, but Wikipedia was at hand. Just assumed Tyrannosaur. I also thought he would have looked good in my new back yard, but I would have had to buy a hadrosaurus for him to play with. Would have unnerved the dog, too.

    • deathmonkey41 - Jun 5, 2012 at 12:54 PM

      I’m still not sure how someone gazed upon the gelatinous, translucent, disgusting mass that is a squid and decided, “Man, that would be perfect for consumption.”

      • Old Gator - Jun 5, 2012 at 2:50 PM

        Probably the same guy who concluded that combining horsemeat and Velveeta™ on a semi-stale roll was a great idea too.

      • deathmonkey41 - Jun 5, 2012 at 3:26 PM

        Yeah, but at least horse meat doesn’t look like snot. I hate seafood, but how anyone eats squid and raw oysters is beyond me. I don’t eat anything that looks like what comes out of me when I have the flu.

      • Old Gator - Jun 5, 2012 at 9:06 PM

        No wonder you can’t sense the attraction of raw oysters. I fear you have chose the wrong orifice, not to mention the wrong gender.

  3. ajcardsfan - Jun 5, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    Allen Craig is my hero, he saved us from the sweep…to hell with “Scott Pilgrim vs the world”, I want “Allen Craig vs the World and his own hamstring”

  4. chiguy79 - Jun 5, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    “You can assume that your start shortstop won’t have a brain fart, though, right?”

    Not to be a prick or anything, but if you’re going to use the term “brain fart” in a sentence, you may want to read through your stuff lest you make a brain fart of your own.

  5. APBA Guy - Jun 5, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    There’s something about returning home that unnerves Scott Feldman. The Burlingame High grad and College of San Mateo alum is 1-5 with an 8.10 in Oakland, in front of friends and family, and evidently nobody else based on the size of the crowd last night. (Note to Lew Wolff: When Jarrod Parker v. Josh Hamilton can only draw 8,000, you need to think more about marketing. Or selling the team to someone who does).

    By the way, in addition to everyone else, Parker owned Hamilton last night. First AB: Parker threw Josh nary a strike, as OG might express it. Second AB: Meet Mr. Change-up, Josh strikes out. Third AB: a teasing fastball, but off the plate, amidst the change-ups. 12 MPH difference. Grab some pine.

    Wow! Talk about using a hitter’s aggressiveness against himself.

    As I’ve said before, Parker is the real deal. And as Glen and Ray said on the broadcast last night, that sigh of relief after Michael Young’s single was the A’s management and front office knowing they could pull the kid before the pitch count got into Santana territory. I love watching Josh play, but Parker has everyone here buzzing today.

  6. goawaydog - Jun 5, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    The Bay Area got to see its version of the double header yesterday with the Giants sweeping the Cubs during the day, take the BART train across the Bay and catch the Athletics in my favorite yellow jerseys in the night game. Giants and A’s mamnagment should put down their bad attitudes for a day like this and do a joint promotion. Doesnt happen often and could really be fun with train cars full of fans of both teams traveling together. Anyway, Posey took 4 wLks to go 0 for 0, and Vogolsong was good too yesterday.

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