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Settling the Score: Friday’s results

Jun 8, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

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After sitting out the 2011 season and undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2012, Jeremy Bonderman was completely off the radar coming into this season. However, after being called up to join the Mariners’ rotation late last month, Bonderman is finally back in the win column.

Bonderman held the Yankees to one run on three hits over six innings last night as part of a 4-1 victory at Safeco Field. It gave him his first win in the majors since September 8, 2010 as a member of the Tigers.

Bonderman struck out two and walked one in the surprising effort. The 30-year-old gave up one run in the first inning on a ground out and was at 50 pitches through two innings, but he managed to retire 14 out of the final 15 batters he faced.

The only offense for the Mariners came on a pair of two-run singles by Brendan Ryan and Jason Bay against Hiroki Kuroda in the fourth inning. Bay, another comeback story of sorts, has eight homers and a .748 OPS through 47 games this season. He had a .687 OPS during his time in New York.

Your Friday box scores:

Pirates 2, Cubs 0

Rangers 1, Blue Jays 6

Cardinals 9, Reds 2

Indians 5, Tigers 7

Orioles 1, Rays 2

Phillies 4, Brewers 5

Padres 9, Rockies 10

Astros 2, Royals 4

Giants 1, Diamondbacks 3

Athletics 4, White Sox 3

Braves 1, Dodgers 2 (10 innings)

Angels/Red Sox – PPD

Marlins/Mets – PPD

Twins/Nationals – PPD

  1. rockthered1286 - Jun 8, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    “Archer has an 11.something ERA?! Psh. Easy win.” That must have been the mentality in the O’s clubhouse. Boy did they get embarrassed. Well pitched game by both starters. Terrible plate discipline by the yardbirds who I believe had 6 first pitch ground outs.

    • proudlycanadian - Jun 8, 2013 at 9:46 AM

      Are you saying that the yardbirds hitters were over under sideways down and were unfortunately on the same page as they swung at too many first pitches. At least the O’s starting pitcher had a heart full of soul.

    • indaburg - Jun 8, 2013 at 11:57 AM

      Archer had an 11 something ERA based on one start. I doubt the O’s approached him with an easy win mentality based on one outing. His rep is that he is a top pitching prospect with a great fastball and hard slider–a future gem to add to the Rays starting pitching rotation. Last night, Archer showed what he’s capable of doing.

      On the plus side, I had no Chris Davis nightmares last night. Slept like a baby.

  2. proudlycanadian - Jun 8, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    The Jays seem to be facing the Rangers at the right time as the Rangers are only 4 and six in their last 10 games. After Texas they face the White Sox who happen to be the coldest team in baseball.

    Last night, relief pitcher Esmil Rogers gave up 1 run during the 4 innings in his second start of the season. The 4 relief pitchers who followed did not give up any runs. In his first start of the season, Rogers only went 3 innings; however, the bullpen also held the opposition scoreless in that game. Rogers will get another start.

    • unclemosesgreen - Jun 8, 2013 at 10:24 AM

      To pick up on an earlier PC thread – I am continuing the All-Feesh team.

      Already on the squad – Mike Carp, Mike Trout, A.J. Pollock. Hitting Coach: Tim Salmon. Pitching Coach: Catfish Hunter

      New team members: Anthony Bass, P, San Diego. Chris Archer, P, TB

      We’ll also take on Clay Bucholz and Jeff Samardzjia as honorary members, because they are mullets.

      Color Announcer: Jim Lamprey.

      • Old Gator - Jun 8, 2013 at 11:18 AM

        Lamprey sucks.

      • unclemosesgreen - Jun 8, 2013 at 11:27 AM

        Some of them certainly do. And those teeth!

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 8, 2013 at 11:28 AM

        All I can say to the Lamprey comments is “Uncle”.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Jun 8, 2013 at 6:48 PM

      so what? Jays are 10 games out of first and are nowhere near .500. Lets get to .500 before we get excited shall we? how’s that for a reality check? pretty good if you ask me

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 8, 2013 at 6:50 PM

        Stick it where the sun doesn’t shine Harry. The Jays just beat the Rangers in 18 innings.

  3. cur68 - Jun 8, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    The BeverMen had one for the win column, you’ll notice. It seems the news of Wang’s addition gave them a lift. With a start essentially by committee, Esmil Rogers spun it up there for 4 innings, Aaron Luop for a few then guest appearances by Wagner, Cecil and Delabar to seal the deal. The Rangers had their chances and Tepesch was not too bad, but The Beavz committed no errors for a change and they won. What’s more, the difference was Melky Cabrera’s homer. How about that, eh?

    This morning, 11AM my time, they’ll let Mark Beuhrle do what he can with that collection of sluggers. In return, My Boys will have to face Yu Darvish. They’ll have to walk often, if they plan to beat that guy. He’s nigh on unhittable. At any rate, not every one in the rotation is Darvish, so they gotta chance in the other games and if it comes to the bullpen in this one.

    In the meantime, The Empire & Orioles lost while the BoSox were rained out. This means that the entire division came up Beavers & Devil Rayz. Woot.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Jun 8, 2013 at 6:50 PM

      how sad is it for jays fans when they are bragging about their team when they are 10 games out of first place and nowhere near .500? I guess when you lose for 20+ years the little things excite you.

      • nbjays - Jun 8, 2013 at 10:35 PM

        …a-a-a-and Harry the Troll shows up right on schedule.

  4. APBA Guy - Jun 8, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    What am I doing up so early, you may ask? It’s light at 5:15 now, and the excitement caused by the A’s win yesterday has everyone here buzzing. Well, maybe it’s just the coffee.

    Anyway, the A’s took down the Chris Sale-led White Sox on plays everyone has now seen on the clip shows. What wasn’t shown was how dominant Sale had been for 5 innings before he lost just that bit of command in the 6th. Before the 6th the A’s could do nothing with the guy. Nothing. But that’s all part of what makes this A’s streak so incredible. Donaldson is 6 for 8 in bases loaded situations. He’s exactly the guy the A’s want up against Sale, and sure enough, by the thinnest of margins, the ball left the yard. Balfour barely escaped a Dunn walk-off Thursday, so last night to close it he throws one right down the middle to Gillaspie which Reddick had to catch over the fence for the 2nd out in the 9th.

    Sometimes it’s better to be lucky.

  5. Old Gator - Jun 8, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    While the Feesh were treating themselves for fin rot and sitting out the deluge of Tropical Piddle Andrea in Nyorc, just across the chronosynclastic infundibulum in ancient Milwaukee the 1962 Mutts were eking out a win for Roger Craig against the Brew…er, Braves, improving their record to 17-45 and falling a game ahead of the Feesh who remained mired at 16-44.

    The Feesh will have to lose two games in quick succession to the current iteration of the Mutts just to regain tomorrow the edge they lost day before yesterday. A victory would leave them once again joined at the head with the ghostly crew they are eagerly pursuing down the drain of history.

    • indaburg - Jun 8, 2013 at 12:28 PM

      Only sometimes? Serendipity rules.

  6. tellyspop - Jun 8, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Who are the Devil Rayz? I conclude you are referring to the Conch Republic Rays, FKA, Tampa Bay Rays, FKA Tampa Bay Devil Rays. The Devil was compelled out from the name of the team prior to the 2008 season. Satan then moved on to play Hockey in the NHL.

    Since Tampa Bay is a city and also refers to “an area” hence the origination of the team’s name. However, the team plays in St. Petersburg, a city in Russia. To avoid further confusion, and prior to the 2013 season, I renamed the team the “Conch Republic Rays” a Florida republic next to Freedonia, Florida. This is the Longoria and short of it.

    I further conclude this knowledge has been slow in getting to you in Sasquatchewan, therefore I am sure you will be pleased with this current information.

    • Old Gator - Jun 8, 2013 at 11:23 AM

      Who called you up from the minors, kid?

      Nice debut. Now let’s see if you can keep it up. The discourse, I mean. Here, I have some shade grown in volcanic soil Galapagos arabica left over from breakfast. Have your cup of coffee and then stick around for the ham and grits.

      Funny you mention Freedonia, though the one I know of was a short-lived experiment in nonrepresentative early mid nineteenth century democracy with its center of activity at Nacogdoches – where, unclemoses will recall, the kid first encountered Judge Holden in Reverend Green’s tent. As far as the Conch Republic, nothing left of that issept kitschy rubber-tired trolley trains, t-shirt shops and mutant cats – also, the original home of Fido, my odd Hemingway hound.

      • unclemosesgreen - Jun 8, 2013 at 11:34 AM

        Hail, hail Freedonia. And remember OG – a priest never lies.

      • Old Gator - Jun 8, 2013 at 11:41 AM

        Ah priest, what could I ask of you that you have not already given?

        (giggle)

      • unclemosesgreen - Jun 8, 2013 at 11:42 AM

        / involuntarily clenches

    • cur68 - Jun 8, 2013 at 12:22 PM

      /golf clap

      Nice. Welcome to the funny pages, HBT Version.

      If you can make with the “Wang, Dickey, Johnson” jokes, you’re welcome to add your thoughts on The Toronto BeaverMen, too. The trick is to make that work without actually using any other euphemism for . . . for . . . you know.

      Anyhow, mind the trolls. They show up here once in a while. In fact, me and PC (proudlycanadian) have our very own troll. If all goes well, he’ll turn up and start flinging his poo all over. S’what he does. We like him in spite of the smell and illiteracy. He’s the most dedicated admirer we have. The best part is when he loses his shit and starts with the ranting insults. He once wished for my legs to grow together! We’re all still waiting on him to explain that one. He want’s me to be a potato-sack race champion?

      Anyhow, you’ve set a high bar for yourself. In the immortal words of Chooch Rodríguez: Breeng eet, mang.

      • Old Gator - Jun 8, 2013 at 12:29 PM

        Is your troll anything like what Ishmael Reed calls a “talking android”?*

        *Find the answer here: http://www.amazon.com/Mumbo-Jumbo-Ishmael-Reed/dp/0684824779/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1370708912&sr=1-1&keywords=Mumbo+Jumbo

      • cur68 - Jun 8, 2013 at 12:40 PM

        dirtyharry a talking android? Not likely. See, in order to be a true TA, he has to pass as one of my people (your average dark skinned Canadian). The trouble with him is that he’s really a zoo-kept chimp. He can barely pass as upright, much less human.

        I miss his crap, though. Its kind of fun when he slings it at something and then grows more incoherent with thwarted monkey-rage when he inevitably misses. Been a few days since we’ve seen him. I hope he hasn’t been arrested again.

      • indaburg - Jun 8, 2013 at 12:44 PM

        When I read tellys response to you, my first thought was “Oh, snap!” He got ya good.

        We are a small fan base, but there are those who love us. A possible Rays fan version of Old Gator? I’m giddy.

      • cur68 - Jun 8, 2013 at 12:58 PM

        Lets see if he’s got the stamina for that bar he’s set so high, eh? In the meantime, beaver game shortly…

      • indaburg - Jun 8, 2013 at 1:08 PM

        Yes, with Our Pitcher of Perpetual Pitching Motion on the mound, Yu.

      • Old Gator - Jun 8, 2013 at 1:05 PM

        Indy – yeah, it’s pleasant to imagine a polymath interlocutor across the state – though, of course, being a designatedhitterball fan, he won’t have read as much philosophy, mathematics or chaos theory. That’s the advantage of leading a life of the mind in an environment where strategy has become irrelevant.

      • nbjays - Jun 8, 2013 at 2:42 PM

        Cur, last I saw ‘harry, he was flinging excrement around on some of the recent draft threads. Haven’t seen him over this way in awhile.

        And welcome, Tellyspop. Nice to have you aboard, Rays fan or no. If you are going to be verbally jousting with Gator and Cur, and Inda and Historio, not to mention old Unk Mo, you better get lots of sleep, eat right and read up on the classics, Calvin and Hobbes and Monty Python. Watching a few Bugs Bunny cartoons wouldn’t hurt, either.

        Oh, and find some new euphemisms for Dickey, Johnson and Wang, if you would.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Jun 8, 2013 at 6:52 PM

        its ok to tell everyone cur hat you idolize me, i mean i think i can honestly say we both know what 10 games behind first place means. honestly i think you do know what that means, im willing to give you that much credit.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Jun 8, 2013 at 6:54 PM

        i would take nbjays word when he says i was flinging excrement around. If there is one thing this guy knows its excrement cause he worked in the sewer for the last 25 years and i think that makes him a expert on the subject.

      • cur68 - Jun 8, 2013 at 9:22 PM

        He’s a veteren, actually. Something like >20 years in the Air Force. Care to revise that one, my lil troll?

    • indaburg - Jun 8, 2013 at 12:35 PM

      Privyet and pleased to make your acquaintance, Comrade Tellyspop and fellow Rays fan. I like your style. You’ll fit right in here, da?

  7. unclemosesgreen - Jun 8, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    Historio needs rest after playing Joan of Arc all day with the Canseco bashers and I assume playing Joan Holloway into the wee hours, because that’s what I would have done.

    VMart went boom instead of Miggy and that’s ok – sharing is good. Verlander was just ok, but sometimes that’s good enought. As to Spuds McWiggles getting beat up in a non-save situation? Meh – who cares. Save those good splitters for a close game. Gotta keep that potato shooter ready.

    Avisail continues to not be AJax, but the Tiggers are still hanging on to first place whilst proclaiming to all in the Central – Resistance is Futile.

    Also – screw Alexander Hamilton – just because. Fake Historio Out.

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