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Settling the Score: Friday’s results

May 4, 2013, 6:56 AM EDT

Los Angeles Dodgers v San Francisco Giants Getty Images

Carrying a no-hitter into the sixth is pretty sweet, so good on ya, Clayton Kershaw. Hitting a walkoff homer is better. So better on ya, Buster Posey. Oh, and the Dodgers lost Hanley Ramirez to a “significant” hamstring injury, so bad on ya, best laid plans of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Your Friday night box scores:

Giants 2, Dodgers 1
Indians 7, Twins 6 (10 innings)
Reds 6, Cubs 5
Phillies 4, Marlins 1
Athletics 2, Yankees 0
Pirates 3, Nationals 1
Mariners 4, Blue Jays 0
Mets 7, Braves 5 (10 innings)
Rangers 7, Red Sox 0
Cardinals 6, Brewers 1
Tigers 4, Astros 3
Rays 7, Rockies 4
Padres 7, Diamondbacks 6
Angels 4, Orioles 0
White Sox vs. Royals: POSTPONED

  1. jrs45 - May 4, 2013 at 7:03 AM

    Indians Twins game was very entertaining.

    • Old Gator - May 4, 2013 at 11:27 AM

      Uh-oh. Looks like Craig forgot to take down his April calendar page. Beautiful morning for a Friday in April, eh, Craigster?

  2. chill1184 - May 4, 2013 at 7:56 AM

    The biggest surprises of the Mets-Braves game was that Wright hit a long bomb over Kimbrel and that JV1 took a walk (sans nut shot).

  3. lewp - May 4, 2013 at 8:31 AM

    I was at the RedSox Rangers game last night. It was good to see Nap-o-li and the fans gave him a nice reception as he came to the plate. A much better reception for Nap than Hamilton got when he came back to town, but then Napoli never dissed the Texas fans either.

    The whole Napoli to Boston was a win/win for all parties. Napoli now opnly has to play 1st base and taking the work of catching off his hip and the Rangers were able to get a good catcher to replace him behind the plate.

  4. 8man - May 4, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    Four of the five AL East teams shut out on the same night. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen that happen before.

    • sisisisisisisi - May 4, 2013 at 10:38 AM

      they were swept by the AL West

    • indaburg - May 4, 2013 at 11:43 AM

      If you had told me yesterday that was going to happen, I would have bet money my boys, the Rays, was one of the four. Phew. Weird night.

  5. redguy12588 - May 4, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    AJ Burnett pitched another ridiculous game, 9k’s

  6. historiophiliac - May 4, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    We didn’t get 10 K’s. :( No more record. I guess we just have to settle for the win.

    • Old Gator - May 4, 2013 at 10:50 AM

      Sir Pizza is running a promotion this week. Get this one: if a Feesh peetcher strikes out 10 batters and the Feesh win the game, you get a free whole wheat crust large pizza.

      Next week’s promotion: if Dirtyharry is from Sedalia, Missouri and is hiking along the Iran-Afghanistan border wearing a Blue Jays baseball cap and is hit by a hailstone while being challenged by a Basiji border patrol, you get a free whole wheat crust large pizza.

      Needless to say, I will be watching the AP wire reports very closely next week.

      • indaburg - May 4, 2013 at 11:45 AM

        Cool promo. I have to hand it to the marketing department. They really outdid themselves this time.

    • indaburg - May 4, 2013 at 11:52 AM

      No 10ks? You gonna be ok?

      • historiophiliac - May 4, 2013 at 11:55 AM

        Yeah, a little surprised that it was Fister v Astros that killed that…

      • indaburg - May 4, 2013 at 12:08 PM

        Gritty little team, those ‘stros. No sarcasm. They lose, but they don’t go down easy.

      • historiophiliac - May 4, 2013 at 3:08 PM

        Last night’s outing was one for the books. At the restaurant, Las Senoras held court at a table for nine down front. It was someone’s birthday and they had dressed up to go out for some fun (without the men). They looked to be in their 60’s. They had their margaritas and were ordering the young men waiting on them around. After dinner, they fixed their lipstick and owned the dance floor. Sigh. I want to be them.

        We went on to another place b/c one of my friends just has to do the karaoke. An older dude with 80’s layered long hair sat at the end of the bar sipping his wine. His shirt was slightly unbuttoned, his pants were tight, and his belt was wide. One friend said: It’s Steve Perry, and apparently we weren’t the only ones who thought so because a dude who sang power ballads all night *must* have been trolling him. Steve Perry clapped politely. When my singing friend went to order another round at the bar, Steve Perry slipped her a note…and then slipped out. It took me 10 minutes to read it when she passed it to me because I was laughing so hard. It was wonderful. The note said he wanted to buy her a drink. We googled him; he really is a singer/songwriter. We pointed out to singing friend that Steve Perry has more hair than her husband, but she was not amused. Of course we teased her mercilessly and I laughed until my mascara ran from crying. Singing friend told us to shut up and I told her I didn’t know why she was so crabby about being the pretty one. lol I took the note and promised to text dude for her. She threatened me, and my friend who is moving and I decided she couldn’t get a better send off than seeing Steve Perry put the moves on our friend. :) And, I was totally sober.

      • indaburg - May 4, 2013 at 3:44 PM

        Wow, that sounds like a blast. What an epic night out. Complete with a Steve Perry lookalike. That Is Awesome.

        I only do karaoke when I am two sips from comatose. From what little I remember, it’s fun.

        Margaritas, fixing your lipstick, and owning the dancing floor? Why can’t you be them? There’s no age requirement. Shake what yo’ momma gave ya!

      • historiophiliac - May 4, 2013 at 6:45 PM

        It’s different when the grandmas do it. Man, they had style. I’m a sad little frump in comparison…plus, w/ my knee right now, I’m not shaking much of anything. I finally graduated to half squats w/ a resistance band. Whee!

      • indaburg - May 4, 2013 at 8:00 PM

        Ai, ai, ai, gringos. Baila, mujer! Even if you have to stand in one place. It’s all in the hips anyway. Shakira was right. :-) Comedian Christian Finnegan has a funny skit about dance thresholds. He says that gay men and sorority sisters have the lowest dance thresholds known to humanity. They hear a beat, and they must dance. I would add Latinos to that group. Conversely, straight white men from New England have a very high dance threshold. Almost comatose.

        Congratulations on the knee progress. You’ll be running the base paths in no time. How did you hurt it in the first place? I know it’s frustrating to be limited by a part of your body. It feels like a betrayal.

      • historiophiliac - May 4, 2013 at 8:54 PM

        I was rocking out in my seat. And, in my defense, my singing friend didn’t get up and dance and she’s taking salsa lessons (and she’s black, so I don’t think the Gringo thing works there). I like to dance. I’m a big sucker for the Latin jazz. I hurt my knee in the gym. I had a bad trainer and didn’t get good instruction…which is sad/funny since I’d worked out with free weights for years with no probs. Let’s just blame my ex for making me join a gym with him so he could get in shape. ;)

      • indaburg - May 4, 2013 at 9:30 PM

        Blaming the ex works.

        Yeah, your friend has no excuse. For shame. Salsa lessons. Sheesh. People.

  7. paperlions - May 4, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    The recent call ups for the Cardinal bullpen each had their MLB debuts last night. They threw a combined twenty pitches to 6 bats, got 6 outs and the ball never left the infield. It was almost like….pitching, throwing strikes, keeping the ball down, moving in and out and changing speeds. Crazy.

    • historiophiliac - May 4, 2013 at 10:24 AM

      It was newbie night?

      • paperlions - May 4, 2013 at 10:28 AM

        It was a “we ain’t gonna keep throwing the same guys that aren’t getting the job done out there night”…..but, yeah, same thing.

        Oklahoma went a combined 4 for 8 with a BB, 2 RBI, and 3 R.

      • historiophiliac - May 4, 2013 at 10:31 AM

        It brings more to the game for you now that you’re tracking the OK goodness, doesn’t it? It’s okay to admit it. For geographic balance, you should add someone from Lawton or Ardmore.

      • paperlions - May 4, 2013 at 10:32 AM

        Do any of the 248 people from those towns play baseball?

      • historiophiliac - May 4, 2013 at 10:38 AM

        Probably. Mantle was from Commerce, which is still a dinko town. Lawton is near Ft. Sill, so the population actually significant (for this state — I mean there’s only about 3 mil of us total).

        FYI, there’s a federal preserve outside of L-town with excellent camping/hiking. You can get up close and personal w/ some longhorn and buffalo. It’s my favorite place to camp in-state. Also, you can visit Quanah Parker’s and (for now) Geronimo’s graves nearby.

      • jwbiii - May 4, 2013 at 1:14 PM

        There are no active players from Lawton or Ardmore. The best MLB player from Lawton is Kelly Stinnett, a long-time backup catcher of recent vintage. Randy Bass didn’t have much of an MLB career but had tremendous success in Japan, winning two triple crowns. He still has the single season BA record. He’s now an Oklahoma state senator. The best from Ardmore is Tommie Sisk, a reliever in the ’60s. I have no idea why I remember him. Maybe this game (I grew up in Virginia and we got a few Senators games and a few more Orioles games on TV).

        http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHA/CHA197004290.shtml

        Carlos Martinez had an interesting path to the majors.

        http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball/professional/article_52cf6879-f1c8-575e-bf3b-787c962c0ac8.html#.UYPKO-BWgfc.twitter

      • historiophiliac - May 4, 2013 at 2:15 PM

        jwbiii, I was hoping you mean a crazy route through Oklahoma a la Dennis Rodman. Oh well. I was really joking about the Lawton/Ardmore thing. (However, for a football state,we do have some good representation in MLB.)

      • jwbiii - May 4, 2013 at 3:31 PM

        The outfield is particularly loaded. Paul Blair was a really good player, and he hit three HRs in that Sisk game I linked above (which is probably why I remember it), and he wouldn’t even sniff the All-State All-Star team. Who’s your backup CF? Lloyd Waner or Bobby Murcer?

  8. ravensallday2012 - May 4, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Let’s go os let’s go os

  9. dirtyharry1971 - May 4, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Nice to see the Jays fell to 10-20 and 10 1/2 games out of first, not a bad place to be on the first week of may. i would still print those playoff tickets

    • indaburg - May 4, 2013 at 11:51 AM

      Admit it, you’ll be first in line for those tickets. It’s a mighty fine line between love and hate, harry. You know it. I know it. Just succumb…

  10. Old Gator - May 4, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Well, it appears that after sleeping in from spring training onward, the good Reecky’s evil twin took his place on the mound last night and threw three peetches intending to see how far they could be hit. Unfortunately, the foul pole got in the way of Dominic Brown’s dinger so we’ll never know. The other two didn’t set any records but they were still good for a run each. The Feesh continue working hard on their worst RISP in the majors, going 0-9 last night and making Feelies rookie Pettibone look pretty good in the process. Papelbon took his hot knife to the Feesh’s butter in the ninth, concluding the no-contest in a reasonably merciful 2:41.

    On the bright side, those were three balls transcending play, which gave the Feesh three fewer opportunities to play Bagatelli Fiasco with ground balls, soft liners or way-outside peetches bouncing to the backstop. They made the most of it, not making errors on any of them. Donovan Solano, however, did make a compensatory error on a Chase Utley grounder in the feefth while no doubt still daydreaming about his home run in the fourth.

    Good news? That selfsame Donovan Solano became the smallest Feesh to hit a harmless home run this season. “Former rookie of the year” Chris Coghlan grounded out pinch hitting to reduce his BA to .170, which is roughly what it’s been for the past three years, while .321-hitting Nick Green was DFA’s. Go figger, right? I guess the Feesh front orifice must have read all those “wins don’t matter” threads about King Felix season ‘fore last and came down on the side of the “other more important stats” people – like the monthly income reports from Scrooge McLoria’s Carlyle Group portfolio.

    Other things worth noting: Iron Giant AA fill-in Marcel Ozuna threw out Ryan Howard at third base by about ten feet while the big guy was trying to stretch a double into a treeple. Apparently one of Howard’s caterpillar treads jumped a bogie wheel why he was rounding second. No harm done, but man, watching Howard run these days hurts as much as it must hurt to be Howard himself while running. Kirk Gibson’s home run trot looked smoother during the ’78 playoffs. However, Ozuna is already raising murmurs around the league for that howitzer of an arm he has. Having, say, Ozuna in center and the Iron Giant in right when he comes off the DL after healing his ferkokteh flitch will give the Feesh one of the truly formidable traffic-calming systems in MLB. Then, all they’ll need to do to figure out how to win is learn to hit, peetch and catch home run balls.

    • Old Gator - May 4, 2013 at 11:40 AM

      Oh, and of course – the really good news out of Macondo is that the Scrooge McLoria Effect killed the Dolfeens’ public money grab attempt. The Florida legislature got cold feet, all the way up to their cojones, and refused to pass enabling legislation to empower Macondo to raise its tourist bed taxes for this latest attempt at Christmas in May for billionaires. One must assume that our generally corrupt, dimwitted elected representatives got one “remember the recall!” emails too many and puppied out of the deal.

      It appears that Feens owner Stephen Ross will now have to decide whether to be satisfied with the measely billions he already has and let Joeprodolsharklife Stadium remain the tastelessly painted solitary hulk that it has been for the past decade or so, or (gasp!) spend his own fucking money to improve his own fucking business. Now wouldn’t that just set an awful precendent?

      • jimeejohnson - May 4, 2013 at 12:51 PM

        Curt Shilling: are you listening?

  11. hcf95688 - May 4, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    I got home from my son’s high school game in time to catch the later stages of the A’s/Yankees game. CC has historically struggled a bit vs the A’s, the Bay Area native’s favorite team growing up…so it was no real surprise to see the Green & Gold come out on top in this one. Brilliant game by AJ Griffin. The A’s are now 1-10 when scoring less than 4 runs.

    On a side note, I found the many empty seats at Yankee Stadium a bit of a shock.

  12. cameltoehoe - May 4, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    Dodgers lost in the 9th. Clips & Lakers are embarrassed out of the playoffs. LA still doesn’t have an NFL team. Yes, Ice Cube….it was a good day.

  13. baymac408 - May 4, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    GIANTS!!!!

  14. jimeejohnson - May 4, 2013 at 12:54 PM

    Two universal constants: Dodgers losing to the Giants, and fires burning up Southern California. The former’s good but the latter’s very bad.

    • Old Gator - May 4, 2013 at 1:52 PM

      Come Santa Anas, that dry brush will light
      Billy Devon got burned up in his own campfire one winters night
      We buried his body in the white stone high along the ridge
      Me and my brothers under the bridge….

      Bruce Springsteen

  15. jimatkins - May 4, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    The Angels actually looked to be the team they were advertised as- now if Hambone could actually hit his weight we might have something. Trumbo looks like he has gone over to the Borg and is infra-red tracking the ball and killing it with his new titanium armbones. Serious shot last night. Dry air, bad for fires, good for homers.

  16. lewp - May 4, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    “Dry air, bad for fires, good for homers.”

    That will be the next excuse “Hambone” uses as to why he isn’t hitting. We heard them all in Texas.

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