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And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

Jun 3, 2013, 5:30 AM EDT

Domonic Brown

Phillies 7, Brewers 5: Dom Brown homered and tripled and drove in four while Cliff Lee struck out 11 in seven and two-thirds. Philly is only one game behind the Nats right now, you guys. Why? Because …

Braves 6, Nationals 3: … the Nats dropped two of three to Atlanta, with B.J. Upton of all people fueling the Braves with a walkoff single on Saturday and a homer on Sunday. It’s really amazing how many dudes on the Braves have sort of sucked — B.J. Upton, Jason Heyward, Dan Uggla and Tim Hudson — yet the Braves are enjoying the biggest lead of any team in baseball. Imagine if some of those dudes actually start contributing.

Giants 4, Cardinals 2: I didn’t think the Giants would stink on the road forever, but I didn’t think Chad Gaudin would be the one to snap them out of their road funk. But good for him. Meanwhile, Yadier Molina was ejected for throwing his helmet on the ground when he was called out at first. Except he said after the game he knew he was out and wasn’t disputing the call, he was just mad at himself.  Seems like a pretty relevant distinction to me. I mean, no, tossing equipment about is not exactly a Profile in Sportsmanship, but I think it’s one thing if you’re doing it as a display of anger at an umpire — let’s call that a Lawrie — vs. just being mad. Oh well.

Twins 10, Mariners 0: Hey, it’s Jeremy Bonderman. Where has he been? [whack!][crack!][bang!][blast!]. Oh, that’s where he’s been.

Orioles 4, Tigers 2: Chris Davis went yard again, Kevin Gausman looked pretty darn sharp, the wheels fell off for Rick Porcello and the Tigers in the seventh inning and the Orioles took two of three from Detroit.

Marlins 11, Mets 6: Mets sweep Yankees. Marlins sweep Mets. Marlins better than Yankees? Isn’t that the transitive theory or something? Marcell Ozuna drove in four. Greg Dobbs drove in three. The Mets bullpen gave up seven runs in three innings. It was the Marlins’ first three-game sweep of the year.

Rays 11, Indians 3Evan Longoria and Yunel Escobar each hit two-run homers — Longoria drove in three in all — and James Loney had a two-run double. Terry Francona got ejected. I feel like veteran managers get ejected during Sunday day games more than any other games. Especially when they’re at home. They’re probably dragging a bit for the day games after night games and would like some time on their couch.

Rangers 3, Royals 1: Seven shutout innings for Yu Darvish and a tie-breaking homer for Jurickson Profar in the eighth. And to this day I still get people asking me how the Rangers win games without Josh Hamilton and C.J. Wilson.

Pirates 5, Reds 4: Of course you stretch one of your lesser relievers to three innings rather than go to your best reliever when you’re in a tough spot in extra innings. I mean, what would you have Dusty Baker do? Use Aroldis Chapman in a non-save situation? That’s crazy talk. On the bright side for the Reds: Chapman is REALLY well rested for tonight’s game.

Diamondbacks 8, Cubs 4: Patrick Corbin wins his ninth game. Edwin Jackson, meanwhile, falls to 1-8. Carlos Marmol walked the ballpark again and got booed. Remember when he was supposed to be a trade chit at the deadline? Yeah.

Astros 5, Angels 4: If you think the Marlins winning three straight is a big deal, know that the Astros have won five straight. Jordan Lyles continues to be impressive, allowing two runs in five and two-thirds and striking out five.

Rockies 7, Dodgers 2: Matty McGill/he stood on the hill/pitched like he was drunk and looked like some roadkill, so … he went way … back to Triple-A … people down there/really like to get it ON … get it ON!

Athletics 2, White Sox 0: Chris Sale‘s scoreless innings streak stops at 28 and Jarrod Parker tossed six and a third scoreless himself. The A’s are winners of 14 of 16.

Red Sox 3, Yankees 0: one hour and 58 minutes of game time, two hours seven minutes of rain delays. And a complete game shutout that lasted five innings for Clay Buchholz. Homers for Jose Iglesias and David Ortiz. Seven losses in eight games for the Yankees.

Blue Jays 7, Padres 4: Mark DeRose hit a two-run homer in the 11th and the Jays bullpenallowed just two hits and no runs in nine innings of work after Ramon Ortiz left the game with an apparent elbow injury. An elbow injury that, in his case, may very well be career-ending. In other news, does anyone know why they were playing a night game on a Sunday getaway day that wasn’t an ESPN game?

  1. DelawarePhilliesFan - Jun 3, 2013 at 6:26 AM

    Dom Brown’s week: .444, 7 HR’s and 13 RBI’s. Looking at back to back player of the week awards

    • heyblueyoustink - Jun 3, 2013 at 8:39 AM

      Trade him, trade Lee, trade Papelbon and his ” stomach, er, ailments ” …. trade the Phanatic, trade the ball park, trade the ushers, trade Delilah’s!!!!!!!

      No, wait, don’t trade Delilah’s.

      • DelawarePhilliesFan - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:23 AM

        You trade young guys (Brown) to get the veterans to make a playoff run. You trade the high priced guys (Lee and Papelbon) because you are writing off the season. So which is it?

      • heyblueyoustink - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:28 AM

        I kid I kid, the Delilah’s reference should have been a clue.

        I say trade no one and see what they do in the second half, given the history with the core of this squad. If within 10 at the half way mark they are, confidence I have.

      • DelawarePhilliesFan - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:51 AM

        I wasn’t taking it seriously.

        And I know nothing of this “Delilah’s” you refer to. And any attempts to prove otherwise are futile

  2. thedoubleentandres - Jun 3, 2013 at 6:42 AM

    The Mets working hard to make sure their 62′ team remains the worst in the history of baseball

    • Old Gator - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:04 AM

      And with the Feesh playing other teams for all but 19 games, they’re gonna have to work pretty hard indeed.

      I already commented on the weekend series in the “sweep” post last night so, since I wasn’t paying attention to it anyway except in retrospect, I’ll just note here that Greg Dobbs’ three run shot last night was, if I’m not mistaken, the only Feesh home run of the homestand. I bet you could almost hear Tommy snoring as you walked your nachos back to your right field porch seats from the Clevelander, then snort “hey, wha” when the call came to go into action in the bottom of the eighth last night. Huge clots of rust, half-constructed bird’s nests and flakes of salt deposits were falling from Tommy’s gears and sprockets as he clanked into action. I like to think there’s some ageless janitor/mechanic living in there somewhere like the clocktower keeper from The Hudsucker Proxy who had been dreaming about doinking Kim Kardashian when everything happened.

      Anyway, the Feesh have headed north to play the resurgent Feelies, my Antipodean guest has headed back west en route to Oz, and it’s a new week o’ baseball with its heated race between the Feesh and the Astros for this season’s worst record. Time to refocus on what really passes for important here in monsoon-sultry Macondo.

  3. natslady - Jun 3, 2013 at 6:55 AM

    Wait, I thought Mark DeRosAAAAAA was only on the Jays as a cheerleader.
    Last 30 days: .317/.391/634 Guess that wrist is finally healed.

    Hi, Craig. Nice of you to rub it in, much appreciated. You should visit the comment sections of Nats blogs, you would have fun. Shades of Jimmy Rollins. Yeah, if those under performers started contributing you’d win 98 games. We’d win 120, though. ;)

    Hello, we ALSO have some guys who are looking up at Mendoza but listed on the starting lineup–not to mention Detwiler on the DL and Stras close to it.

    Gonna be Some Changes Made. So we hear.

    I feel bad for Bryce. From “I can play through any pain,” to “I should have gone on the DL a month ago” and “I might not be able to come off right away when the 15 days are up.” The Kid is on an emotional roller coaster–discovering he’s great but not invincible. Better this than in drunk-driving a car (not that Bryce drinks, but a lotta kids his age think “it’s not going to happen to me” — if they think at all.)

    BTW, did you see that Clip has a clone (Erik Davis)? Goggle, mannerisms, change-up, everything but the walks.

    OK, we’re home this week, Jayson is back and we got the Mets and the Twins.

    Go Pirates!

    • proudlycanadian - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:15 AM

      As a part timer, DeRosa has 19 RBI’s in only 73 at bats.

  4. proudlycanadian - Jun 3, 2013 at 7:17 AM

    The Astros are the hottest team in baseball right now. Congratulations.

    • hcf95688 - Jun 3, 2013 at 8:56 AM

      You may get some disagreement from the Oakland Athletics.

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 3, 2013 at 8:57 AM

        Of course; however Houston’s winning streak is so unexpected.

    • Old Gator - Jun 3, 2013 at 12:34 PM

      Jim Crane is a genius.

  5. proudlycanadian - Jun 3, 2013 at 7:23 AM

    The Jays have put together a very good bullpen and it should get better soon as Darren Oliver is going on his rehab stint this week. He hopes to be back by the weekend. The starting pitching is still riddled with injuries. Johnson returns tomorrow and Jenkins will probably be recalled to replace Ortiz.

    • Shayna - Jun 3, 2013 at 7:50 AM

      Yes, PC, it was a satisfying win last night but Ortiz’s injury goes down in my book as one of the saddest moments I’ve seen on the ballfield. Before the game, Buck and Tabby were talking about Ortiz’s love and respect for the game and how he enjoyed the privilege of being a major leaguer, having seen every aspect of the player’s life over the decades. To see his face on TV the moment he realized that he might have pitched his last pitch–an indescribable mix of pain and sadness.

      Last year I introduced a twelve-year old to the game and one of the toughest things she’s learning is how fleeting a baseball career can be and how little control the players have over most of their circumstances. This moment and Mark Buehrle crying in the dugout earlier in the season will stay with me, however this season ends.

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 3, 2013 at 7:55 AM

        Very well said.

  6. uyf1950 - Jun 3, 2013 at 7:27 AM

    Right now the Yankees seem unable or incapable of generating any consistent offense or any offense for that matter to win games. The pitching been pretty good but you aren’t going to win many games when you can only score 1 or 2 runs. Fortunately it’s a long season and the Yankees have plenty of time to fix what’s ailing them.

    • proudlycanadian - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:01 AM

      Something that I have noticed about Wells, it that he is much slower than I remember him being when he played for the Jays.

    • dluxxx - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:29 AM

      Yeah, they haven’t played the Twins yet. That’s normally a lock for your boys.

      Damn Yankees….

  7. indaburg - Jun 3, 2013 at 7:36 AM

    People who ask how the Rangers can be good without Hamilton and Wilson are people who don’t know too much about baseball. It’s ok. We’ll teach them. As a side note, there is no pitcher I enjoy watching more than Yu. His delivery is so perfect, it almost pains me.

    My boys, the Rays, have been hitting the stitches of the ball. Francona was right to argue. The Indians were getting boned on a couple of calls, so I don’t blame him. Next up, the Miggy and the D (new band name?) for the Rays. I think it’ll be a good series. I’m a bit nervous considering His Divine Majesty’s offensive proclivities. I’m still not over the trauma Chris Effin’ Davis did to my psyche.

    Speaking of offensive proclivities, OG, what has gotten into your Feesh?

    • bleedgreen - Jun 3, 2013 at 7:57 AM

      You don’t even hear CJ Wilson’s name anymore. He seems to be an average pitcher since he got to the Angels.

    • unclemosesgreen - Jun 3, 2013 at 8:47 AM

      Matt Harvey has forgotten how to get out AAA teams – sorta like how Fezzik forgot how to fight just one man.

      • indaburg - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:10 AM

        They hit the Rays purty good too. Something is going on down there in Macondo.

      • unclemosesgreen - Jun 3, 2013 at 11:27 AM

        It’s not their fault being the biggest and strongest Feesh. They didn’t even visit BioGenesis!

      • Old Gator - Jun 3, 2013 at 12:36 PM

        Indy – now that you mention it, I haven’t seen many goats around lately. Coincidence?

    • unclemosesgreen - Jun 3, 2013 at 8:49 AM

      Also the Yu GIF is one of my favorite short films of all time.

    • rockthered1286 - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:04 AM

      Let me tell you first hand Burg… Miggy is a freak. Watching his past series against the yardbirds, it was like every single cut looked like he was going yard. Crush Davis by far has been impressive and the best bat we’ve seen in Balmir in eons, but Miggy came strutting into town with folks thinking he was neck and neck with Davis, and walked out head and shoulders above him. Scary good.

      • indaburg - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:02 AM

        So, you’re saying I should be more afraid of Miggy, his Divine Majesty? (Response censored)

    • historiophiliac - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:24 AM

      It’s a good thing we won’t be at those games. We’d probably throwing a lot of peanuts at one another.

      • indaburg - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:00 AM

        Throwing peanuts? Only if we’re being nice to each other. Why do I have a feeling some of these boys would pay to see that fight? Me-ow.

        In all seriousness, I can be very respectful to fans of opposing teams. Just as long as that respect is returned. If not, it is ON. ;-)

      • historiophiliac - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:02 AM

        Please, you were raised in NY. I concede up front (even though I probably have the longer wingspan).

        We’d probably need a DD.

      • indaburg - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:06 AM

        I’m from Manhattan but I’m not a bum.

        The bigger they are, the harder they fall…

      • historiophiliac - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:15 AM

        I said I concede up front! Let me buy you a beer instead.

      • indaburg - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:47 AM

        lol. I kid, I kid. I don’t want to destroy your sweater.

      • unclemosesgreen - Jun 3, 2013 at 12:24 PM

        I’ll referee. (runs off to make 100 gallons of jello)

      • historiophiliac - Jun 3, 2013 at 1:01 PM

        Be sure to mark the rum from the vodka! I don’t want to get the wrong shots.

      • unclemosesgreen - Jun 3, 2013 at 1:02 PM

        Oh yeah sure … that’s what I meant

        / leers with faraway look in his eyes

      • historiophiliac - Jun 3, 2013 at 1:03 PM

        Dang Burgie for being all steamy.

  8. Ben - Jun 3, 2013 at 7:56 AM

    Knee-jerk reaction (possibly of the sabermetric variety): Porcello struck out more than a batter per, and only walked one. While throwing an above average number of strikes. xFIP of 1.95 for the game.
    I’d hardly call that wheels flying off, but YMMV.

    • historiophiliac - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:27 AM

      Well, it went well until the end…

      Am I the only one confused? 7 SO, 1 BB. Porcello? Is he changing his MO?

      • Ben - Jun 3, 2013 at 11:21 AM

        He’s been fantastic this year–this might be the breakout people had been expecting for years. His strikeout rate has increased dramatically, and he’s cut his walk rate.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 3, 2013 at 11:23 AM

        I know. I can’t decide if Smyly breathing down his neck has led him to up his game or they finally got him figured out or it’s his career year or what.

  9. andyreidisfat - Jun 3, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    Browns play is more proof that phillies management sucks since pat left. Ruben is a joke and this team kills young talent by not letting it play. Utley doesn’t get on the field till he’s 24 howArd 26 and now brown at 25 ( who for the last 3 years has never been able to for more than a game at a time. Keep te team, trade Ruben

  10. icanspeel - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    Craig the Blue Jays Vs Padres played at that time due to the Rock and Roll Marathon in San Diego and the finish line for it was in front of Petco.

    • gloccamorra - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:46 PM

      Not only that, but there was a concert IN the ballpark after the marathon. The question is why yesterday when the Padres were on the road the previous Sunday and will be on the road NEXT Sunday. Does the baseball schedule come out after the marathon date was set, or does the ballpark’s majority owner (the city) have priority for special events dates over the Padres schedule?

  11. rockthered1286 - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    O’s end up taking 2 out of 3 from the Tigres this weekend, and although it’s all warm and fuzzy around town.. I feel a sense of undeserved joy. If you look at the big picture, Hammel, our #1, got lit up which is 3 out of his last 4 outtings not making it past the 5th now. We can also focus on the fact that the O’s, despite winning 2, only had the lead in 4 of the 27 innings in this series. They never had a lead in game 2, won in the 9th in game 1, and had a whopping 2 hits until the 7th yesterday. That’s not exactly ideal. I will praise the Tigres SP’s though. They owned us, no question there. And Miggy had me depressed up until yesterday when Gausman had him roll over in his first 2 AB’s for DP’s and then threw a nice high 96mph fastball by him for a K to end the 6th. MUCH better outting by Gausman against a great offense.

    But the worst news came mid-game yesterday when I heard Gary Thorne say “Pedro Strop could be back with the club sometime this week.” Yikes…

    • historiophiliac - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:22 AM

      It was a good series. Sans Spuds McWiggles, it might’ve been us that took the majority. You know I like the birds though, and I enjoyed watching your punks. I like series full of mutual respect and good will.

      In better news, Quinton Berry is gone. Now there’s just this one little piece on the field we could shed…

      • unclemosesgreen - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:41 AM

        Bwahaha – Spuds. Respect to the punks – and be nice to Inge 2.0.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:44 AM

        No!

        /stamps foot

      • unclemosesgreen - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:45 AM

        Pretty please with a black-and-tan on top?

      • historiophiliac - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:46 AM

        Don’t made it hard. :(

    • psuorioles - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:36 AM

      I was at that game Friday night and was THRILLED they brought in Papa Verde… I was sitting with a DET fan and said they should keep Scherzer in as Papa is due for a melt down… Buck had to be thrilled what he saw from Gausman yesterday… he kept the ball down and definitely held his own against that lineup… I’m excited to see what that start does for him..

      • detroitr1 - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:42 AM

        Gausman reminded me of a young Scherzer with his hard fastball and change up combo. He’s legit.

    • proudlycanadian - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:11 AM

      Strop used to be good. What happened?

  12. dluxxx - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    The A’s and Stros are pretty hot right now, but my Twinkies are pretty hot right now as well. They’ve won 6 of their last 7 games and have a 3 game set against the Royals coming up after an off day.

  13. APBA Guy - Jun 3, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Perfect Game-Oakland Style.

    This is how The Great and Powerful Beane drew it up: starter works into the 7th, no runs. Bullpen comes on, no runs. Offense scores just enough to win. QED.

    Of course, the White Sox contributed immensely to their own demise. Starting with Konerko, they simply, as a team, failed to adjust to the A’s pitching style: work fast, throw strikes, change speeds. Yesterday Parker, continuing what Colon and Straily had done, got ahead constantly, then closed the at-bat with a change up (sharp downward motion, like a slow splitter) or slurvy breaking ball. Even Colon was throwing more sliders, so the White Sox weren’t seeing anything new from the A’s staff.

    But this has been the problem for the 2013 White Sox. They are 29th in offense, propped up only by Miami (congrats, OG). This weekend’s performance is the kind of thing that gets hitting coaches fired, then managers. Even Houston displays a more potent lineup.

    The A’s start a road trip against Milwaukee tonight. The Brewers are showing a league average offense, but a woeful pitching staff ERA. We don’t get much of a chance to see SoCal native Ryan Braun so this should be fun.

  14. ndnut - Jun 3, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    Twinkies creeping towards .500? Ok, I’ll call it now. The Minnesota Twins will get the 2nd wild card and win in the ALDS before falling to either the Yankees or Tigers in the ALCS.

  15. kevinbnyc - Jun 3, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    Yadier was LOSING IT on the umpire to the point of having to be restrained.

    I generally fly into a rage, taking it out on the person nearest me, when I’m mad at myself too.

  16. mminpacbeach - Jun 3, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    The Padres changed their game time due to the Rock n Roll marathon held yesterday in San Diego.

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