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And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

Jun 13, 2013, 7:19 AM EDT

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Royals 3, Tigers 2: Jose Valverde was handed a 2-0 lead in the ninth with a runner on and promptly coughed it up by surrendering a homer to Lorenzo Cain. Phil Coke added his own brand of kerosene to the fire on the 10th as Eric Hosmer singled in the winning run. After the game he was, and I am not making this up, was given a celebratory BBQ sauce shower. Which, on the one hand is kind of fun. On the other hand it suggests that the Royals really don’t know how to handle the rituals of winning. Like, I guess they can ask Miguel Tejada or Jeff Francoeur what they’re supposed to do when they win, but they may not remember.

Angels 9, Orioles 5: Down 4-2 entering the seventh and the Angels put up a six-spot. The six spot was aided by an Erick Aybar bases-loaded triple and an Albert Pujols homer. Chris Davis homered again too, giving him 21 on the year.

Reds 2, Cubs 1: Mike Leake out-dueled Travis Wood. Would really like to see the phrase “out-dueled” expand in use a bit. We could apply it to two people who enter a nearly-full parking lot at the same time. I’m sure there are others. If you have some potential “out-dueled” applications please leave them in the comments.

Padres 5, Braves 3: And the sweep. Edinson Volquez struck out nine in seven innings and Chris Denorfia hit a two-run homer. The Padres have won six of eight. The Braves finish a dismal L.A.-San Diego road trip 2-5.

Pirates 12, Giants 8: Pirates surging, Giants, um, well, there isn’t a word that is both the opposite of and rhymes with surging. Barry Zito got tattooed for eight runs and saw his road ERA balloon to 11.28 (it’s 1.94 in San Francisco). Starling Marte had four hits and scored four runs.

Red Sox 2, Rays 1: We’ve secretly replaced Alfredo Aceves with a pitcher who doesn’t stink. Let’s see if anyone notices! The Red Sox’ complicated swingman allowed one run over six innings. A 2-1 game required 11 pitchers and went nearly three and a half hours. Viva AL East baseball.

Mets 5, Cardinals 1: Dillon Gee had his third straight start in which he only allowed one run. Shelby Miller had his worst start in his young career. Still struck out ten in that worst start. Homers for David Wright, Lucas Duda and Marlon Byrd.

Indians 5, Rangers 2: A home run and three hits overall for Jason Kipnis. Cleveland entered this series on a losing skid but took two of three from the Rangers, who have lost five of seven.

Brewers 10, Marlins 1: Three driven in for Carlos Gomez. Seven shutout innings for Alfredo Figaro. Kind of a quintessential 2013 game for the Marlins.

Twins 4, Phillies 3: You can’t stop Clete Thomas, you can only hope to contain him. The [insert intimidating nickname for Thomas here when we think of one] was 4 for 4 with a couple of RBI doubles as the Phillies dropped their fifth straight.

Nationals 5, Rockies 1: Ross Ohlendorf made his Nats debut and allowed one run over six innings. I got to see him pitch here in Columbus a couple of weeks ago and got a load of his new, old-timey, hands over his head windup. It’s a treat. Enjoy it Nats fans.

Diamondbacks 8, Dodgers 2: The day after fisticuffsmanship, the Snakes rattle out 20 hits. They needed all 20, though, as this one went into the 12 inning. The Dbacks have done quite well in extras this year, however. And they’ve taken four straight series from the Dodgers.

Athletics 5, Yankees 2: Two homers for Brandon Moss. The A’s have won ten in a row at home.

Astros 6, Mariners 1: Houston scored all six runs in a ninth inning rally as eight shutout innings from Jeremy Bonderman — Jeremy Bonderman! — go to waste.

Blue Jays vs. White Sox: POSTPONED: I should have guessed that you’d stand me up. Why did I even go, now? And I guess it goes to show the snow may well thaw out, but it goes right down the drain. You left me, You left me, You left me, You left me, You left me standing in the rain.

  1. kcrobert10 - Jun 13, 2013 at 7:27 AM

    Royals win. This homestand was nice and really needed but they are still struggling to score runs. I’m going to keep saying it people can keep being mad about but they really need to find away to trade for Stanton. Time to push the chips all in what good are prospects when our window to win is the next 3 yrs.

  2. historiophiliac - Jun 13, 2013 at 7:30 AM

    /twitch, twitch, twitch

    • proudlycanadian - Jun 13, 2013 at 7:34 AM

      Condolences. I am sure that the Jays would offer a package of relief pitchers with sub 3.00 era’s for Verlander.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 13, 2013 at 7:35 AM

        Good luck with that. What we’re in the market for is a closer (and maybe a SS 😦 ).

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 13, 2013 at 7:40 AM

        Delabar and Loup for Fister should work. Fister would fill a hole in the Jay’s rotation. Delabar has closer stuff and Loup is much better than Coke. Once Reyes comes off the DL, either Izturis or Kawasaki might be available.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 13, 2013 at 7:44 AM

        I kinda think we’re still hanging around to see how Wilson comes back. Thanks.

      • heyblueyoustink - Jun 13, 2013 at 8:49 AM

        Papelbon isn’t getting much use over here. I feel bad for him, like that old “whatever” on the shelf just collecting dust.

      • dluxxx - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:01 AM

        I’m really struggling to hold my tongue proudly. After all that Wang business in yesterday’s ATH I guess my mind is in the wrong place…

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:03 AM

        Your mind is completely sane.

      • dluxxx - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:07 AM

        Good to know. I thought that I’d woken up back in High School for a minute…

      • indaburg - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:06 AM

        Brian Wilson, wherefore art thou?

      • spudchukar - Jun 13, 2013 at 10:56 AM

        The Detroit philosophy, “Hey, who needs defense or relief pitchers, so unmanly. It is all about offense baby.”

      • Old Gator - Jun 13, 2013 at 11:03 AM

        Last I saw Brian Wilson, he was playing “Little Old Lady from Pasadena” on the gazebo stage in Redondo Beach.

    • dondada10 - Jun 13, 2013 at 7:50 AM

      Tigers should look into Bobby Parnell. He’s been lights out this year.

    • indaburg - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:05 AM

      There, there. I feel your pain. I truly do. More scotch.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:11 AM

        Are you *trying* to kill me?

      • indaburg - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:39 AM

        Self medicate. Go numb for me, baby.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:41 AM

        I can do that, but not with scotch. I mixed up a nice batch of sangria last weekend, btw. That goes with baseball, right?

      • indaburg - Jun 13, 2013 at 10:15 AM

        Olé! Por supuesto que sí.

      • stex52 - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:24 AM

        Of course she is. How could you doubt?

      • heyblueyoustink - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:25 AM

        Yes…. yes, more scotch.

  3. proudlycanadian - Jun 13, 2013 at 7:31 AM

    The Cubs were able to host the Reds, but the White Sox were unable to host the Jays as that game was cancelled early due to rain. The weather in Chicago must have been unusual yesterday. Since I can’t comment on the Jay’s game, I will mention the score of another game played in Chicago yesterday. Chicago beat Boston in overtime by a score of 4 to 3.

    • wlschneider09 - Jun 13, 2013 at 7:45 AM

      Not that unusual, decent during the day, rained at night.

    • cur68 - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:48 AM

      Dang it, PC: when I am promised baseball, I EXPECT baseball. I worked all day, looking forward to that effin game. Rushed out of work to get ahead of a tornado and avoid being trapped for 26 hours like the LAST time a tornado happened, JUST so I wouldn’t miss the game. Get home to find…nothing. Well, Texas/Indians instead, but still: no Beaver Ball.

      /shakes fist at weather gods

      Dang you Ra! Where were you when I needed you? Dang you to HECK!

      Anyhow, Texas and Darvish tonight. That will be no picnic. Can’t hit his stuff, and Our Boys got no pitching. I’m presuming its going to be Esmil Rogers and a Cast Of Thousands, to get through this one. At least they’l be rested and feeling sassy. Lets hope Bautista’s Angry Bat remains, eh?

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:54 AM

        Should be interesting tonight. A lot of home runs are hit in Arlington and both Bautista and Encarnacion are hot.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:59 AM

        Watch out for sinkholes!

      • cur68 - Jun 13, 2013 at 10:10 AM

        “sinkholes? Is this a new term of endearment for that ‘Ole Poo Flinger, dirtyharry? He’ll be along shortly with his enfilade of excrement soon, I guess. There’s his calling card: the down thumb on both mine and PC’s comments. Hope he’s bathed recently or at least been caught in the rain.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 13, 2013 at 10:20 AM

        Dude, I’m eating my oatmeal…or, was. 😦

      • cur68 - Jun 13, 2013 at 10:38 AM

        Oh no. I’m sorry. Do finish your oatmeal, please. Its very good for you. Tons of fibre and contributes mightily to good digestive tract health.

        Personally, I can’t stand oatmeal. Sooner eat cardboard. I had maple-smoked thick cut bacon, the lean Canadian kind. Hash browns, whole wheat toast with Marmol-ade (its LIKE marmalade but has no strike zone), baked beans, two just-picked garden tomatoes, and more coffee than is good for a person. I’m ready for The Sinkhole.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 13, 2013 at 10:42 AM

        1) I don’t know what this “feebra” stuff is you’re talking about. Write like an American.
        2) I said “sinkhole,” not “suckhole.”
        3) I could never eat that much food in the am.
        4) You’re gonna need the beano.
        5) Good morning.

      • nbjays - Jun 13, 2013 at 11:09 AM

        Hey, Cur… Esmil and the Cast Of Thousands seems to be working at the moment, so if it ain’t broke…

        Are you in Edmonchuk? As in the Alberta Tornado Alley?

      • cur68 - Jun 13, 2013 at 11:48 AM

        Yep. For the moment. In a few months, Dog Willing, I’ll be in either California or Florida. AKA: places where an MLB Team plays.

      • nbjays - Jun 13, 2013 at 12:30 PM

        Do you still have a triple-A team there? I used to go to a few games back when the Edmonton Trappers were the affiliate for the A’s. I got to see guys like Scott Spiezio and my homeboy Matt Stairs back in the day.

      • cur68 - Jun 13, 2013 at 12:42 PM

        Alas, no. The Trappers had such a nice field, too. The totally revamped and funky John Ducey Ballpark. It was bought by some faceless conglomerate (Telus) and they renamed it, but screw them: it was John Ducey for AGES, and so it shall remain in perpetuity (and they can stay off my lawn, too). The Trappers went the way of the dodo since they could not get a called up AAA player to the bigs in any kind of time frame that was convenient. It’s just too far from here to there. The park remains, but its used for outdoor concerts and hosting pigeons, now. Bummer.

  4. thedoubleentandres - Jun 13, 2013 at 7:39 AM

    Pirates Surging, Giants Splurging….at the toilet store

    • nbjays - Jun 13, 2013 at 8:07 AM

      Pirates surging, Giants purging… as in bulemia.

  5. papalurchdxb - Jun 13, 2013 at 7:41 AM

    LIke the time I out-dueled another guy for the last McDonalds breakfast order before 11am?

    • wlschneider09 - Jun 13, 2013 at 7:46 AM

      Sounds like you actually lost there.

    • dondada10 - Jun 13, 2013 at 7:53 AM

      Can’t stand McDonalds and their fascist pork policy.

      2 for $3 egg and sausage bisquit. But I don’t eat pork. You think they’d sub the meat for a hashbrown, or even a slice of cheese? Noooooooooo.

      “Here’s your pork, sir,” they try to tell me.

      • papalurchdxb - Jun 13, 2013 at 8:20 AM

        We don’t get pork in Dubai, we get chicken patties. Which to be honest taste way better anyway, but that doesn’t make up for the fact the coffee sucks here.

      • nolanwiffle - Jun 13, 2013 at 8:34 AM

        Personally I have a problem eating chicken with eggs……kind of flaunting our food chain supremecy in poultry’s face.

      • dluxxx - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:05 AM

        Mother and child reunited…

      • historiophiliac - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:13 AM

        So, you also are anti-bacon? Hello, my friend.

      • nbjays - Jun 13, 2013 at 11:11 AM

        Isn’t “anti-bacon” synoymous with “anti-American” (or anti-Canadian, in my case, I guess)?

      • indaburg - Jun 13, 2013 at 11:50 AM

        To be anti-bacon is to be anti-pleasure, anti-fun for your taste buds. It is a crime.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 13, 2013 at 12:14 PM

        I will readily concede that I am the world’s worst hedonist, but that has nothing to do with bacon-hate.

      • dondada10 - Jun 13, 2013 at 12:29 PM

        Histori, I loves me some turkey bacon.

        Just no pork on my fork, thank you.

      • papalurchdxb - Jun 13, 2013 at 12:39 PM

        I love bacon. Proper English bacon. Non of that oscar meyers strips of fat with a hint of meat junk. So much that I’ll pay $15 for 6 rashers….

        I need to get out more.

  6. ksbuff - Jun 13, 2013 at 7:45 AM

    Not just any BBQ sauce. That was Billy Butler’s ‘Hit-It-A-Ton’ BBQ Sauce.

    • heyblueyoustink - Jun 13, 2013 at 8:52 AM

      Not “Tons of Fun” BBQ sauce?

      • historiophiliac - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:14 AM

        Not even “Drowns a Ton” sauce.

  7. Old Gator - Jun 13, 2013 at 7:46 AM

    Well, the Feesh returned to form last night, rolling over during their night at the opera for their baptism by Figaro. The Rainbow Warriors played the field more like Groucho, Chico and Harpo than Tinkers, Evers and Chance as well. Of the two errors they made, the most entertaining was Derek Dietrich’s peg to third sailing instead into the seats where it nearly brained a fan who was looking the other way in hopes of avoiding a line drive. This bagatelle enabled a four-run treeple by Carlos Gomez in the sixth inning en route to a 10-1 rout. So it goes.

    Burke Badenhop, nicknamed “The Hopper” during his long forgettable tenuousness with the Feesh some years back, not because of his name but because of the froglike way his eyes bulged out of their sockets and angled upward whenever opposing hitters got ahold of one of his flatballs, came on to mop up the dregs of the ninth. He promptly demonstrated why he isn’t here anymore (although nothing he did varied much from what the boolpen inmates who are here anymore would have done). He surrendered a few hits enabling the Feesh to scratch together a run and avoid their tenth shutout. Of course, since I peer nightly into the chronosynclastic infundibulum to bring you news of the state of the 1962 Mutts’ road to won-lost infamy I can also peer ahead and assure you that the dreaded tenth blanking was already formed and waiting before ever it and the team that it waits for met. I just don’t want to spoil the suspense by letting you know when it’s going to happen.

    Speaking of time warps, while the Feesh were being filleted the 1962 Mutts, even without the benefit of The Hopper opposing them on the mound, blanked the Colt .45s 2-0 behind the great Al Jackson and the slugging of Richie Ashburn, who went yard. That put them at 18-47 to the Feesh’s 19-46, so the Feesh are succumbing to the gravitational attraction of incarnate futility and edging closer to alltime inframy. Tomorrow, the Feesh get a day orf and the chronosynclastic infundibulum is taking the opportunity to go fetch Brigadoon from its latest whistlestop in the sixteenth century and redeposit it on top of the cockle-canning plant and distillery that sprang up on banks of the Firth of Fifths while it was away. By Friday, when the Cardinals juggernaut pulls into town smarting and pissed off by its defeat by the Mutts last night, the time-funnel ought to be back in the orifice and ready for business.

    • nbjays - Jun 13, 2013 at 8:05 AM

      ^ What he said…

      Morning, Gator. What’s on the coffee menu today?

      BTW, I thought of MBMF the other day on reading the story of the sinkhole in the Rangers ballpark. This season for the Feesh is turning out to be one big sinkhole. You are lucky to have your time-travel to keep tabs on the ’62 Mutts as well, just to compare sinkholes from different eras.

      Now use it to go back to Montreal about 25 years back and grab yourself a great smoked meat sandwich at Ben’s deli (the only real competition Schwartz’s ever had, IMO). Check out an Expos game while you’re there.

      • Old Gator - Jun 13, 2013 at 11:26 AM

        There are two problems with chronosynclastic infundibulae that militate against my getting away with that: (1) they make it possible to observe events occurring in other time zones, dimensions and between different sets of branes, but you can’t taste anything, though if I remember the ingredients on the wrappers of the hot dogs at Shea that year – Love Canal on a Bun, I think they advertised – that’s not altogether disadvantageous, and (b) they’re unpredictable – they’re not like Scotty’s transporter beam; they’re more like the early test model of Seth Brundle’s transporter (remember what a mess it made of that monkey?). I’m not especially worried about having my DNA scrambled – that occurred naturally, as a result of nuclear testing in the mid to late 40s – but I would hate to find myself suddenly sitting in the stands during the period of Scrooge McLoria’s ownership, you know?

        Coffee this morning was pretty quotidian – Publix generic Colombian dark roast which, by the way, happens to be pretty damned good. You could spend a lot more on name brands that aren’t nearly in its league. William F. Buckley Jr., a famous and eloquent conservative Brahman and political commentator who once threatened to punch Gore Vidal in the mouth for calling him a neo-Nazi on national television – some of you will remember him the way sports fans remember Howard Cosell – was actually one of the world’s leading authorities on peanut butter. After searching for many years, he decided that the best peanut butter out there was some mass produced brand that a number of supermarket chains sell under their generic label – so there’s precedent for it.

        Oh, and after some considerable Googling of delis in Quebecois-infested Hollywood, FL, I was, incredibly, unable to come up with a deli that advertised Montreal smoked meat sandwiches. It looks like I’m just going to have to drive up there, park, and explore it by tongue.

      • nbjays - Jun 13, 2013 at 12:35 PM

        If you can’t find Montreal smoked meat amongst the displaced Quebecios, there’s always poutine, which will put plaque on your artery walls as thick as stucco on a house.

      • Old Gator - Jun 13, 2013 at 12:43 PM

        I ackcherley have some fond memories of poutine from my annual winter snowmobiling sojourns to Mont Ste Anne and to Winter Carnival in Quebec City, where the fat and carbohydrate overkill augmented the layers of thermal underwear and helped me raise my body temperature to plague levels against the February cryogenesis. I could if necessary make my own, but I’d be mired in the same conundrum as the smoked meat problem: where do I find that distinctive Quebecois white cheese that tastes like phlegm?

    • unclemosesgreen - Jun 13, 2013 at 12:16 PM

      Will Hollywood-adjacent do?

      • Old Gator - Jun 13, 2013 at 12:37 PM

        Thanks for trying big guy but, sadly, no. From their sandwich list:

        Ham •Ham & Cheese •Salami (Genoa) & Cheese •Italian Sub •Turkey •Roast Beef •Corned Beef •Pastrami •Tuna Salad •Shrimp Salad •Egg Salad •Chicken Salad •Meatball •Meatball with Cheese •Sausage & Peppers •Sausage & Peppers with Cheese •Steak & Onion •Cheesesteak & Onion

        Appetizing on most days but nary a mention of the prize being sought: Montreal smoked meat.

  8. philliesblow - Jun 13, 2013 at 7:54 AM

    I put a Fathead of Jose Valverde on my garage door. Now it won’t close.

    • indaburg - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:08 AM

      I actually laughed out loud. Well played.

    • historiophiliac - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:43 AM

      Don’t make me cry at work.

      • Old Gator - Jun 13, 2013 at 12:38 PM

        Don’t you have a work husband to comfort you over there?

      • historiophiliac - Jun 13, 2013 at 12:42 PM

        I do not. I think they’re all a little afraid of me since one guy tried to reach around me for the coffee and I told him I’d take the fucking pot and walk out if he ever tried that again. It’s best not to talk to me before 10. 😉

    • nbjays - Jun 13, 2013 at 11:12 AM

      Better replace that with a Fernando Rodney one… oh, wait…

      • indaburg - Jun 13, 2013 at 11:29 AM

        Hey! We resemble that remark.

  9. lordjimington - Jun 13, 2013 at 8:06 AM

    That’s 12 wins in a row for the Reds at Wrigley! Crazy!

    • nbjays - Jun 13, 2013 at 8:08 AM

      They need to work a deal with the Cubs to switch home fields.

  10. blacksables - Jun 13, 2013 at 8:09 AM

    Reaching for the last piece of chicken in the buffet line.

  11. detroitr1 - Jun 13, 2013 at 8:10 AM

    MLB caliber relief pitcher for playoff contending team

    Preferred candidates will:
    Not start to breakdance on the mound after a called strike– Have an ERA under 9.00–Be mildly overweight–Not be seen playing video poker after blowing a Verlander gem– possess the ability to avoid ground ball outs between 3rd and SS.

    Benefits include: An 83 year old owner willing to pay 5x the market rate for a relief pitcher with a “closing mentality” and the opportunity to hear Jim Leyland tell dirty jokes

    • indaburg - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:13 AM

      MLB caliber = ERA under 9.00?

      There are probably more than a few gentlemen on this message board who qualify for the job. I’d apply just to hear Leyland’s dirty jokes alone.

    • historiophiliac - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:52 AM

      I’ll be honest, they can do the Robot or the Electric Slide after strikes, have a 5-tone beard, be fat as all get out, have a face only their momma can love, and sweat like heyblueyoustink when the Feds knock on the door, if they can get the job done. I’m not proud. I’d even wear their t-shirt.

  12. Tim OShenko - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    Cletes! The Clete-meister! Clete-erino! Clete, the Conqueror! Pirhana 2.0! The Cletester!

    This is probably the only time in his career that Clete Thomas will be the star of the night’s game, might as well milk it for all it’s worth.

    • dluxxx - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:10 AM

      I have a cat that is named Clyde. My girlfriend started to call him Clete, and then that morphed into Clits. It’s not a very macho name, but then again, Clete isn’t really that macho looking of a dude either…

      • dluxxx - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:12 AM

        Also, Gardy would call him Clety, as he has the penchent for just adding a Y to the end of anyone’s name. Why not Thomasy? I don’t know. Too many letters?

  13. dluxxx - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Somehow the Twins managed to pull off a late rally and win their second in a row. It seems like the Twins are able to beat the bad teams (except the Royals), and can’t beat the good teams. I guess that just means that they’re an “okay” team. Middle of the pack. It’d be nice to see them get back up to .500, and see what they can do from there.

    • historiophiliac - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:46 AM

      Can we have your Royals-beating juice? They’re like our crappy kryptonite.

      • dluxxx - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:58 AM

        I don’t think you want any of it. We’re 1-5 against them this year.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 13, 2013 at 10:01 AM

        Oops, I thought you were saying you could beat them. More coffee!

      • dluxxx - Jun 13, 2013 at 10:03 AM

        Or too much scotch. 😉

      • historiophiliac - Jun 13, 2013 at 10:05 AM

        NO chance of that. lol

      • dluxxx - Jun 13, 2013 at 10:16 AM

        True. You can’t have too much scotch. Especially a nice 16 year Lagavulin.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 13, 2013 at 10:22 AM

        Gross. The scotch in the bar is just for guests. I don’t touch it.

      • dluxxx - Jun 13, 2013 at 10:31 AM

        No? Too peaty?

      • historiophiliac - Jun 13, 2013 at 10:33 AM

        Whatever. It’s just yucky.

      • dluxxx - Jun 13, 2013 at 10:34 AM

        So, what then? Like Cutty Sark or Dewars?

      • historiophiliac - Jun 13, 2013 at 10:35 AM

        In general, I stay away from brown drinks unless I’m cooking or it’s going in cider.

      • dluxxx - Jun 13, 2013 at 10:47 AM

        I see. You only imbibe on chat boards. :) Well, that clears up that mystery for the day. Back to work.

    • kcrobert10 - Jun 13, 2013 at 10:05 AM

      The royals actually have a great record against our division rivals its ugly when we play anyone else.

  14. natslady - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Ohlendorffffffff’d. Journeyman pitcher outduels NL batting leader. Gotta love it.

    Troy Tulowitsky (.347/.414/.639), meet Ross Ohlendorf (career 19-32, ERA 5.05.)

    • spudchukar - Jun 13, 2013 at 11:01 AM

      Tulo is no match for rocket science.

  15. sportsdrenched - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Great win for the Royals. Hopefully they can keep this up on the road trip.

    Not sure why the BBQ Sauce thing is getting such blow back. I think it’s funny. These guys are playing baseball, not managing a bunch of people’s retirement accounts.

  16. janessa31888 - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Ive been avoiding this site for a couple of weeks while enduring the Indians yearly collapse. Couldn’t stand to face the Tigers fans. Utter misery. I do sympathize with their closer troubles though. I cant believe Chris Perez would be so stupid.

    • historiophiliac - Jun 13, 2013 at 10:03 AM

      I didn’t think we were mean about it, but I was kinda laying-low because of the trolls, so…

      • Old Gator - Jun 13, 2013 at 11:09 AM

        Current Detroit is the new old Philadelphia.

      • unclemosesgreen - Jun 13, 2013 at 12:18 PM

        I was working all morning and then I decided I really couldn’t top the Spuds McWiggles fathead on the garage door joke. So… yeah. Did someone say trolls?

      • historiophiliac - Jun 13, 2013 at 12:20 PM

        Finally, you’re here. The fathead was funny. Skip ahead to the post about Leyland coaching the ASG. :)

  17. leerosenthall - Jun 13, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Tigers need a legit closer; Phils need to be euthanized. Papelbon to Detroit for a few of their young studs. Ruben, make it happen.

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