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And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

Jun 21, 2013, 6:55 AM EST

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Mets 4, Braves 3: Good news: two solo homers for David Wright and five scoreless innings from the bullpen. Bad news: The reason the pen was needed for five innings is that Jon Neise had to leave the game with shoulder problems. Braves news: ugh, you guys have looked positively crappy of late.

Tigers 4, Red Sox 3: Down 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth, Jhonny Peralta hit a walkoff homer. Tigers players were then dispatched to the Red Sox clubhouse to teach Boston players how to cope with their bullpen failing them, seeing as they have so much experience in that area. It’s kind of like an Alanon mentor thing.

Nationals 5, Rockies 1: Roy Oswalt returns. Roy Oswalt strikes out 11 batters in five innings. Roy Oswalt also gives up four runs on nine hits, including an Ian Desmond homer and a two-run triple to Adam LaRoche. Which I have to go and see video of now, because Adam LaRoche is the slowest dude in baseball. I’m assuming the center fielder was eaten by a lion or a bear or something as he was going to field the ball and the other two outfielders stopped to render assistance, followed by a mourning period. When that was over and they had distributed the center fielder’s belongings to his friends and family and had taken a long road trip to clear their own heads and reflect on the loss of their teammate, one of them probably picked up the ball and threw it to third where they still probably just missed nailing LaRoche.

Pirates 5, Reds 3: A homer, double and single for Pedro Alvarez, who drove in all five Pirates runs. And there was a HBP in this game — Andrew McCutchen hit by Homer Bailey. A batter has been plunked in each of the ten games Cincinnati and Pittsburgh have played.

Twins 8, White Sox 4: The sweep. John Danks gave up four homers as part of a 12-hit, six run outing. Sheesh.

Rangers 4, Athletics 3: The Rangers take three of four from the A’s and pull to within a game in the west. This one ended with Josh Donaldson getting nailed at the plate on what would have been the game-tying run.

Astros 7, Brewers 4: Carlos Pena has been veteran presence, a good mentor and, given his poor .223/.332/.383 line, not much else for the Astros. Last night he provided something else, however, smacking a three-run walkoff homer in the tenth.

Cardinals 6, Cubs 1: Lance Lynn wins his tenth game of the year, allowing one run over six innings. Matt Holliday homered and had an RBI single.

Rays 8, Yankees 3: Two homers for Evan Longoria and three driven in overall to put him above 500 RBI for his career. The Yankees have lost seven of nine.

Padres 6, Dodgers 3: Pedro Ciriaco homered, tripled and drove in three. Yasiel Puig homered again, but at this point I presume he’s always gonna get his and that was more or less the only bright spot for L.A.

Marlins 2, Giants 1Marcell Ozuna came in as a pinch hitter and smacked a two-run single to bring the Fish back from behind. Tom Koehler got his first career win and was given a beer shower after the game. He said “I smell like a bar … Other than the day I met my wife, this is probably the happiest moment of my life.” So … wedding was third?

Angels 10, Mariners 9: The Mariners jumped out to a 7-0 lead and had Felix Hernandez on the hill. I guess Hernandez doesn’t know what to do with that kind of run support because he ended up surrendering seven runs of his own on 12 hits in five innings as the Angels bullpen allowed only two runs in seven innings of their own after Tommy Hanson got knocked out of the box. Three RBI for Mark Trumbo.

  1. nbjays - Jun 21, 2013 at 7:11 AM

    No Jays game last night so I got some stuff done instead. Happened to wrest the remote from my wife long enough to check the two games on Sportsnet and saw the Rays trouncing the Yankees and switched to the Red Sox – Tigers game just in time to see Jhonny Gho Bhoom! Went to bed happy.

    The Yankees have lost Seven-of-Nine? Wasn’t she that hot Borg on Star Trek: Voyager? Poor Yankees…

    • therealtruth210 - Jun 21, 2013 at 7:53 AM

      aren’t the blue jays trying to follow the yankees and red soxs by adding all of that pay roll? how is that working out so far??

      • nbjays - Jun 21, 2013 at 8:10 AM

        Anyone else riding an eight game winning streak at the moment? I’d say it’s working out just fine at the moment. Winning 8 of 10 beats losing 7 of 9.

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 21, 2013 at 8:14 AM

        For the uninformed, Toronto’s payroll is much much less than the Yankees and the Red Sox. The Jays are currently the hottest team in baseball.

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 21, 2013 at 8:31 AM

        It looks as if the teenagers are out of school and instead of playing sports they are giving their thumbs some exercise.

      • paperlions - Jun 21, 2013 at 9:26 AM

        Well, I think we might have located the thumbs down fairy.

      • yousharted - Jun 21, 2013 at 9:40 AM

        Speaking of fairies, looks like old gator has just logged on to bore everyone to tears.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 21, 2013 at 9:43 AM

        I’m actually starting to suspect drunk thumbing. It’s like the person is getting home for the “night” and drunkenly thumbs down until passing out. The thumbs don’t seem so bad later in the day. It’s the morning rush that s/he seems all-in on. Plus, teenagers are notorious for sleeping the mornings away…at least, back in my day. lol

    • Old Gator - Jun 21, 2013 at 11:23 AM

      Nope, just a thumb harpy. If you had any classical mythology in your bellies, you’d know that Zeus dislocates them when he scratches his crotch. The serve the same function on Olympus as lice and ticks do here.

  2. proudlycanadian - Jun 21, 2013 at 7:29 AM

    The Tigers figured out how to win without using Valverde. Go into the 9th inning without the lead and beat up on the other team’s closer. Instead of relying on Bailey, Boston might want to try the same script. These are 2 teams that need to make a trade for bullpen help.

  3. natslady - Jun 21, 2013 at 7:31 AM

    Hey, easy on “Roachie.” (Yeah, they actually call him that in the clubhouse.) This is his 2nd triple this year, to go along with two (count ‘em TWO) stolen bases. ZiPS predicts he’ll get another one of each.

    (He had another base stolen but the batter fouled off.) You just can’t believe your lying eyes, gotta look at STATS!

    http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=1904&position=1B#standard

    • larrytsg - Jun 21, 2013 at 8:26 AM

      If Jose Molina can score from second on a drive to center, then anyone can “leg out” a triple….. ok, except maybe Dioner Navarro……

      • qacm - Jun 21, 2013 at 9:15 AM

        Remember that time when Adam LaRoche and Jose Molina had a foot race? Funniest thing was they had to put the finish line in back of the starting line.

      • natslady - Jun 21, 2013 at 9:32 AM

        Yeah, that was funny. Craig was funny today, so I went back and looked. The outfielder did misplay the ball…but no other fielders were to be seen, so it was not a well-attended wake. ALR slid hands first, y’know, in case it was close. It wasn’t. He was called safe earlier on a play at the plate that was very close. With five replays at different angles our guys called it “inconclusive.” I doubt that was the conclusion of the Rockies’ announcers.

  4. chill1184 - Jun 21, 2013 at 7:35 AM

    Pyrrhic Victory that was pretty much last night’s game

  5. proudlycanadian - Jun 21, 2013 at 7:38 AM

    Today, the 2 hottest teams in the AL begin a 3 game series. Baltimore’s starters will be Hammel, Gonzalez and the mysterious TBA. The Jays counter with the trio of Dickey, Wang and Johnson. The Jays have swept their last 2 opponents and another sweep would be great. I am going to channel the great Canadian curler Russ Howard whenever he wanted the brooms to come out and sweep. The message that Howard would give to Dickey, Wang and Johnson is “Hurry, Hurry Hard”.

    • cur68 - Jun 21, 2013 at 7:41 AM

      The message should be “Walk Chirs Effin Davis”. . . and maybe Manny Machado. . .and frankly, Markakis is no picnic either. . .

      This is going to be a slug fest series, if our boys are going to have a chance at all.

    • indaburg - Jun 21, 2013 at 8:51 AM

      Curling fascinates me. I have no understanding what I’m watching, but I’m entranced, like my dog when she hears a strange noise.

      Any baseball fan will be interested in this series. Good luck, pc. Your team is hot, but the O’s are tough.

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 21, 2013 at 9:01 AM

        It should be fun. I will miss Sunday’s game due to a social engagement, but one of our contributors will be there in person.

      • indaburg - Jun 21, 2013 at 12:12 PM

        That’s right, Shayna is going. Should be a good time.

      • Old Gator - Jun 21, 2013 at 9:32 AM

        Curling is just shuffleboard on skates with an acromegliac puck. It does seem to have better tushies, those.

  6. dizzale34 - Jun 21, 2013 at 7:50 AM

    And Yet the Braves Sit COMFORTABLY in FIRST place Genius!!

    • natslady - Jun 21, 2013 at 8:24 AM

      I think we’ve located the thumbs manipulator.

      • nbjays - Jun 21, 2013 at 8:33 AM

        I just look at the thumbs up/thumbs down numbers and mentally reverse them. Someone needs a hobby…

      • unclemosesgreen - Jun 21, 2013 at 8:52 AM

        Evidently this IS the hobby.

      • indaburg - Jun 21, 2013 at 8:57 AM

        I have a suggestion of where they can put their thumb, if they’re really bored.

      • nbjays - Jun 21, 2013 at 9:04 AM

        I thumbed you down, ‘Burgie, but consider it a thumbs up :-)

    • paperlions - Jun 21, 2013 at 9:32 AM

      Number of team above .500 in the NL East: 1

      The division is 30 games under .500

  7. historiophiliac - Jun 21, 2013 at 7:53 AM

    Craig, you know it’s “whalkoff” when Jhonny hits it. Ahem.

    I’d like to add that I don’t miss Tubby Laird one bit. Not one bit. Pena is doing just fine. Maybe the Braves would be doing better if they gave Laird more playing time. Anyway, Pena is okay.

    Did I mention how cute it was when Miggy went nuts over Jhonny’s whalkoff HR? He’s like a little kid. He was so excited. Honestly, though, I think Jhonny was proud when he got a hug from Leyland. It’s probably like hugging an ashtray, only more sentimental…and with performance incentives.

    Sorry, Mo-G. We can be friends again in a few days.

    • unclemosesgreen - Jun 21, 2013 at 8:50 AM

      Somehow I managed to stay awake for Jhonny’s walk-off 2-run jhack. Let’s just say that the battery cover for my bedside remote control has yet to be located. Jhonny-Jhammed!

      Andrew Bailey has been unceremoniously dumped as Red Sox closer, to be replaced by a Japanese reliever to be named later. Or not named later – manager’s choice. Based on Bailey’s most recent disablement, it’s going to be Uehara to Tazawa – domo arigato and good night.

      So far the Red Sox and Tiggers are very similar teams – good offense, good pitching, bad closers. If both teams had begun the season with a lock-down closer, how many wins would they have now? Thought for food….

      • dink53 - Jun 21, 2013 at 9:51 AM

        Bailey’s body language and facial tick told you all you needed to know about what was going to happen. He looked like a guy with a gun to his head. “Please don’t make me throw a pitch!” If Donnie Baseball was at the plate Bailey would probably have wet his pants.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 21, 2013 at 10:04 AM

        What? Our pitching isn’t good; it’s GRRRRRReat!!!!

        I had class last night, so I had to just watch the highlights when I got home (and obsessively but surreptitiously check Twitter during class).

        Maybe tonight we’ll get Big Papi v Papa Grande. Urgh.

    • indaburg - Jun 21, 2013 at 8:55 AM

      I bet I was almost as happy as you for Jhonny’s jhome run. I love the BoSox losing! Helps my boys too.

      And yes, Miggy was adorable celebrating. To be honest, his joie de vivre playing ball this entire season — very cool. It’s hard not to like the guy.

      • stlouis1baseball - Jun 21, 2013 at 9:40 AM

        I had to give you a thumbs down for making me google something.
        Don’t worry…I am forced to do it to Gator on a regular basis.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 21, 2013 at 10:07 AM

        Please, the Woodpecker made me google something yesterday that was total BS. We should make him google daily for a month as punishment.

        Hey, keep up with the Doom!, will you?

      • indaburg - Jun 21, 2013 at 12:10 PM

        We’re doing our best. Longo and his 12 year old doppelganger Will the Thrill will do their best.

      • Old Gator - Jun 21, 2013 at 11:27 AM

        St. Louis – and here I was mistaking you for a common summer thumb harpy. How flagitous of me.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 21, 2013 at 12:54 PM

        My profound thanks, OG.

      • Old Gator - Jun 21, 2013 at 2:24 PM

        No problem. Incidentally, common summer thumb harpies may be differentiated from their close relatives, the lesser thumb harpy, largest of the species, the greater thumb harpy, smallest of the species, and the Barbour’s thumb harpy, often seen trimming the feathers of the greater and lesser thumb harpies, by their purple polka dotted pinfeathers. Their colorful plumage makes them a favorite of seasoned thumb harpy watchers, especially during their migratory periods in April and October. The summer thumb harpy’s mating ritual is distinguished by the female climbing on top, which may be part of the reason that there aren’t many of them, and by the fact that the female summer thumb harpy only lays its eggs in the nests of other summer thumb harpies.

    • stlouis1baseball - Jun 21, 2013 at 10:14 AM

      Yeah…but your google was different. I was hoping you would actual see a photo of Mario Soto and “col” when you made the connection.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 21, 2013 at 11:17 AM

        Soto and Sotomayor are two different names. I can’t read minds, you know.

      • stlouis1baseball - Jun 21, 2013 at 11:45 AM

        Hahaha! Well…Women seem to think Men can read minds. And yes…Miss Obvious…I am aware of them being two different names. I truly thought it would pull up Mario Soto when you starting typing the name. You would get chuckle…and then call me a snarky name. But…no dice!

      • historiophiliac - Jun 21, 2013 at 11:54 AM

        Everyone thinks that’s my super power, when really, it’s just being awesome.

    • stlouis1baseball - Jun 21, 2013 at 2:48 PM

      What was the “profound” thanks for?

  8. aceshigh11 - Jun 21, 2013 at 8:20 AM

    Goddamn Andrew Bailey…guy’s killing the Sox.

    How many leads is he gonna lose before he’s pulled from closer duty? I realize there’s really no one else unless a trade is made, but SOMEONE ELSE could surely do better than this guy. He’s lost his confidence.

    • proudlycanadian - Jun 21, 2013 at 8:25 AM

      I understand that Valverde is available in a trade.

      • aceshigh11 - Jun 21, 2013 at 8:32 AM

        You’re a funny guy!

        The thumbs up/thumbs down function has been screwed up since yesterday…although I got 12 thumbs up in a few minutes, so I won’t complain too much.

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 21, 2013 at 8:33 AM

        Congratulations.

    • Joe - Jun 21, 2013 at 8:34 AM

      Uehara could probably handle the job. Or Tazawa. Or Miller in most cases for that matter.

    • unclemosesgreen - Jun 21, 2013 at 8:51 AM

      Farrell pulled Bailey’s “closer card” last night according to Evan Drelich.

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 21, 2013 at 9:28 AM

        I am sorry to hear that.

      • unclemosesgreen - Jun 21, 2013 at 9:32 AM

        Probably as sorry as I was to hear that Spuds McWiggles would no longer close for the Tiggers.

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 21, 2013 at 9:33 AM

        Agreed.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 21, 2013 at 10:08 AM

        /happy wiggle dance

    • jwbiii - Jun 21, 2013 at 10:55 AM

      If by “confidence” you mean “movement on his fastball” then yes.

  9. gmjerry - Jun 21, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    Hernandez tried pitching to the score and failed. It’s not as easy as it seems.

    • nukeladouche - Jun 21, 2013 at 12:06 PM

      Exactly. Which is why Jack Morris belongs in the HOF.

  10. pizzadawg - Jun 21, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    Looks like someone is spamming the “thumbs down” on the comments here. Got nothing better to do?

  11. Craig Calcaterra - Jun 21, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    Sorry about the thumbs issue, folks. I have alerted the proper authorities. Hopefully we’ll get it fixed soon. And hopefully the person who is messing with it will eventually find a girlfriend who can see past his profound immaturity and insecurity issues and he’ll move on to other things.

    Hahaha. Like that guy is gonna ever get a girlfriend. Sorry. Went crazy there for a moment.

    • nbjays - Jun 21, 2013 at 9:08 AM

      I’d give you a thumbs-up for that last sentence, Craig, but what would be the point? :-)

      • historiophiliac - Jun 21, 2013 at 11:25 AM

        Once they fix it, we can’t go around thumbing each other down anymore. :( We might have to consider a regular Thumbs Down Thursday or something just for fun. BTW, I did give you a thumbs down. he he

    • yousharted - Jun 21, 2013 at 9:18 AM

      Hey at least there’s an extra fat chick in the girlfriend market since your ex divorced you. Guess being hitched to a bald nerd who blogs nonstop wasn’t her idea of a dream marriage.

      • Old Gator - Jun 21, 2013 at 9:55 AM

        Do you share a sleeping bag under a trailer with junglerat?

      • historiophiliac - Jun 21, 2013 at 10:09 AM

        OG, I think it *is* the rat…or smells like one.

      • stlouis1baseball - Jun 21, 2013 at 10:15 AM

        Dude…you used the word “fairy.” Between you and the guy on the Trout article using the word “boner.”…it’s like we are in the Middle School Cafeteria again. Great stuff!

      • dluxxx - Jun 21, 2013 at 11:44 AM

        You know, if you keep this up, you may join El Bravo’s douchenozzle list. I’m sure it would be the highlight of your life.

        However, I think you’re probably just a douche bag. No way you’ll ever touch a woman’s nether regions.

    • natslady - Jun 21, 2013 at 9:25 AM

      Look for someone who likes the Barves–and either likes the Jays or likes aceshigh….
      Hmmmmm….

    • stlouis1baseball - Jun 21, 2013 at 9:31 AM

      My guess…if that dude gets a dog it’s gonna’ run away from him.

      • Old Gator - Jun 21, 2013 at 9:33 AM

        1-800-petmeds has a wide range of pet calmers.

    • Old Gator - Jun 21, 2013 at 9:35 AM

      Craig, maybe it is his girlfriend? What kind of sexist automatically assumes you have to be male to be an idiot? Women have rights. And I have met some stupid ones. Really.

      • unclemosesgreen - Jun 21, 2013 at 10:53 AM

        What kind of speciest are you to assume his girlfiend and his dog are not one and the same?

      • Old Gator - Jun 21, 2013 at 12:00 PM

        Where do you come off calling me a speciesist? I am an ardent supporter of the annual Macondo Invasive Species Festival, seeking to pressure Congress into granting full legal indiginousness to Burmese pythons, iguanas, fire ants, walking catfish, giant African land snails, nutria, Gambian pouched rats and every kind of anole – in return for more stringent security measures when bananas are being unloaded.

      • stlouis1baseball - Jun 21, 2013 at 2:33 PM

        Not sure what to make of the “boat toilets backing up.” The guy has more money then he could ever spend. You’d think he would spring for some better plumbing work.
        Valid point on the potential flood. No one wants the entire stadium laying on it’s side.

  12. thedoubleentandres - Jun 21, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    Cool moment in that Rangers game yesterday, Ortiz and another reliever came in and proceeded to make an absolute mess, they went behind by a run then Robbie Ross came in, bases loaded, no outs and retires the side.

  13. stlouis1baseball - Jun 21, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Lance Lynn has the best record in MLB over the last two years. The fact that he seems to be doing this as far under the radar as you can possibly be is an added bonus in my opinion. He doesn’t need the accolades…just team wins. On a side note…”i think”…Carlos Beltran is one homerun away from having 50 as a Cardinal. Which (if he gets it fairly soon)…would put him at 50 home runs faster than the guy who used to wear #5 for the Birds on the Bat. Who saw that coming?
    Yadi was Yadi last night. A double…2 runs…and reached base 3 times.

    • spudchukar - Jun 21, 2013 at 11:26 AM

      Lynn was great last night after a couple of so-so starts. Seigrist has been impressive. Kozma continues to dazzle in the field. I could be wrong, but I believe all three of his errors were on throws, and two on relays. That means he hasn’t missed a ground ball all season. Hope I don’t jinx him. Resign Beltran.

      • stlouis1baseball - Jun 21, 2013 at 11:46 AM

        I too hope you don’t jinx him. That throw across his buddy up the middle looked effortless.

  14. dink53 - Jun 21, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    A LaRoche triple? Another reason to avoid Probate.

  15. Old Gator - Jun 21, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Craig’s best friend won’t tell you but I will. And I can, because the beavers were quiet last night and I got a decent night’s sleep, despite all the fireworks going off over the Heat victory.

    Last night’s Feesh victory, although it complicated their drive to subvert the ’62 Mutts for the worst record in modern MLB history, was – are you ready for your FUN FACT of the day? – the eight straight time they have beaten the Giants at San Andreas Park! Yes! Flinch if you wish. Stare glazedly. Let your hand shake freely as you lift the shot glass to your lips. But it’s da troof. With Marcel Ozuna channeling Tino Martinez’ “go the other way” instructions and dunking a single down the right field line to drive in two runs, and Chad Qualls and Steve Cishek nailing down the save, cool weather once again proves to be a better keeper of Feesh than the giant humidor of Macondo Banana Massacre Field. Ozuna. The Iron Giant. El Joven. Jacob Turner. Tom Koehler. Adeiny Hechavarria. And all ten of us relict Feesh fans can now begin clearly to discern the lineaments of the all-star team Scrooge McLoria will be salary-dumping at arbitration eligibility in years to come.

    A mere day trip down the chronosynclastic infundibulum from Yerba Buena, the ’62 Mutts behind team captain Jay Hook, were snapping their four game losing streak, pounding the Bums 10-4 and maintaining their odd spooky action at a distance with respect to the upstarts that the Gypsy had warned them would try to swipe their crown fifty one years later. Incidentally, I had wondered how the Feesh got to Los Angeles the day after losing to the Pirates in Peetsburgh so I did a little research. Yes, they had jet airplanes in 1962. They had a leased TWA Avro Canada C-102 Jetliner. I didn’t know that.

    In other news, there’s only one thing wrong with the Kardashian baby: its mother exists.

    • stlouis1baseball - Jun 21, 2013 at 10:18 AM

      You need to start a petition to have Micky Arison purchase the Marlins.
      Although I loathe the Heat…the guy obviously wants to win.

      • Old Gator - Jun 21, 2013 at 11:32 AM

        Considering the problems Mickey Arison’s boats have with their toilets backing up, I think the question is not so much between wins and losses as whether we really want another Oakland Coliseum smack in the middle of Macondo.

      • Old Gator - Jun 21, 2013 at 12:28 PM

        Or for that matter, whether we want to wake up one morning and find Macondo Banana Massacre Field lying on its side.

        It’s Macondo, remember?

  16. rmcd13 - Jun 21, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Craig, Tom Koehler met his wife on his wedding day. It was a blind date-arranged marriage.

  17. Anoesis - Jun 21, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    “Yasiel Puig homered again, but at this point I presume he’s always gonna get his and that was more or less the only bright spot for L.A.”

    Pretty sad the only “bright spot” on a $200M+ team is a rookie. You spend that kind of money you’d think you could beat the AA team from San Diego. Guess that makes the Dodgers an A team with a grade of F.

    • yousharted - Jun 21, 2013 at 10:35 AM

      Kershaw is a bright spot, too, obviously, but is a victim of awful run support and an even worse bullpen. Colletti & Donnie Baseball get solid Fs. Mattingly couldn’t manage his way out of a wet paper bag.

  18. girardisbraces - Jun 21, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Craig, I haven’t laughed that hard in awhile as I did with you’re LaRoche triple description. Thanks for that.

    And I’m sad to hear that my Yankees have lost Jeri Ryan. Maybe if they find her, she’ll show them how to score???

  19. APBA Guy - Jun 21, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Very close game yesterday in Arlington, which the Rangers’ superior bullpen won for them. The Donaldson out at the plate wasn’t the only bit of “game of inches” for the A’s. Earlier, Lowrie had stopped midway between 1st and 2nd on his RBI single and subsequently was tossed at 2nd. But the worst was the A’s loading the bases in the sixth and getting nothing (hint: Robbie Ross is really good) and again in the 7th with one out and getting nothing.Bottom line: Rangers bullpen allowed 1 run in 4 while the A’s allowed 2 runs in 2.2. That’s 2 ER for the Rangers bullpen in 9 IP over the last two games. Very good. Wash better hope their arms don’t fall off because his starters don’t look like they can make 5 IP consistently without giving up 3-4 runs.

    Losing 3 of 4 to Texas in Arlington happens, now the A’s go to Seattle for the weekend and have El Capitan face Iwakuma tonight. That game should take about 2 hours.

  20. moogro - Jun 21, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    The Borg have lost seven of nine. I get it. Nice

  21. dluxxx - Jun 21, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    The Twins complete the sweep of the lowly ChiSox, and are 3 games below .500. They’re only a half game behind the Royals and are coming up on a series against the Indians. Hopefully they’ll be able to continue their winning ways.

    FUN FACT!!! The Twins 1-7-8-9 hitters all had a home run in the game yesterday. That’s the first time in team history.

    • spudchukar - Jun 21, 2013 at 1:29 PM

      Has Dozier been anointed with the obvious nickname yet?

      • dluxxx - Jun 21, 2013 at 1:39 PM

        Dozy?

      • spudchukar - Jun 21, 2013 at 3:36 PM

        OK, if I must, “Bull”.

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