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And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

Jul 5, 2013, 6:16 AM EDT

Adam Dunn

White Sox 3, Orioles 2: A walkoff homer for Adam Dunn won it, but seven shutout innings — with 11 strikeouts — from Jose Quintana helped make it possible.

Athletics 1, Cubs 0: Offense-lovers need not apply. Dan Straily allowed only one hit in seven shutout innings. Travis Wood had six shutout innings of his own. The only run of the game scored on a passed ball.

Rays 7, Astros 5Yunel Escobar drove in three runs, including a tiebreaking double in the 11th. The Rays have won five of six.

Yankees 9, Twins 5: A trip to Target Field was just what the doctor ordered for the Yankees, who sweep the four-game series. Yankees hitters beat the tar out of Kyle Gibson, led by Vernon Wells‘ three-RBI day.

Royals 10, Indians 7: The Tribe had a five-run lead in the sixth inning but they gagged it away in the bottom half of that inning when Lorenzo Cain hit a grand slam and George Kottaras hit a solo shot. The pen continued to bleed like a stuck pig as the Royals added five more in the seventh and eighth. Now Cleveland heads home to host the Tigers in a four game series which will maybe tell us if the Indians are going to, once again, hit the skids after a good first half.

Phillies 6, Pirates 4: Cole Hamels allowed one earned run in seven and a third and the bullpen — try as it did to blow it — held on and Hamels won his first game in a month. Gerrit Cole lost his first game ever. The Pirates dropped two of three to the Phillies.

Diamondbacks 5, Mets 4: Well that was pretty nuts. Game-tying homers in the 13th and 14th innings but still not enough for the Mets. Thanks to the extras and overall slow play this series was the longest four-game series played — in terms of actual game-time — in 24 years.

Red Sox 8, Padres 2: Sox batters rattled off 18 hits and the Padres lost their sixth in a row. Boston has won 12 of 14.

Nationals 8, Brewers 5: Wilson Ramos came back after 44 games on the DL and hit the go-ahead three-run homer in the seventh. That on top of a two-run single in the fifth. Welcome back, Wilson.

Marlins 4, Braves 3: Craig Kimbrel came into a 3-3 tie in the ninth, walked two of the first three batters he faced and the gave up an RBI single to pinch hitter Donovon Solano which proved to be the game-winner. Or loser, depending on your point of view.

Rockies 9, Dodgers 5: Michael Cuddyer‘s great season continues as he hit a homer and drove in three. Carlos Gonzalez left the game with a strained back. He’s supposed to be OK.

Tigers 11, Blue Jays 1: No Miguel Cabrera? No Omar Infante? No problem. Justin Verlander tossed seven shutout innings and the Tigers bats, led by Austin Jackson‘s 4 for 5, 3 RBI night, had no problem beating up on Esmil Rogers and the rest of the Jays staff.

Rangers 5, Mariners 4: Two solo homers for Adrian Beltre. The second one kicked off a four-run seventh inning which brought Texas back from behind.

Angels 6, Cardinals 5: Josh Hamilton hit a tying two-run homer in the ninth and then Erick Aybar singled in the game-winner to complete Edward Mujica‘s blown save as the Angels take two of three from St. Louis.

Giants vs. Reds: POSTPONED: The rain to the wind said, ‘You push and I’ll pelt.’ They so smote the garden bed That the flowers actually knelt, And lay lodged–though not dead. I know how the flowers felt.”

  1. uyf1950 - Jul 5, 2013 at 6:29 AM

    Ichiro, Wells, Hafner and Cruz along with Phelps the hero’s of the day for the Yankees. Unbelievable, normally not names most Yankees fans would associate with carrying the team to victory. Four straight even against the Twins is still impressive and in their own park. Now I’m hoping the Yankees can continue that same success against the Orioles this weekend. We’ll see, at least the Yankees are showing signs of offensive life.

  2. heyblueyoustink - Jul 5, 2013 at 6:35 AM

    Well, if you’re going that route:

    And the angel of the lord came unto me, snatching me up from my place of slumber.
    And took me on high, and higher still until we moved to the spaces betwixt the air itself.
    And he brought me into a vast farmlands of our own midwest.
    And as we descended, cries of impending doom rose from the soil.
    One thousand, nay a million voices full of fear.
    And terror possesed me then.
    And I begged,
    “Angel of the Lord, what are these tortured screams?”
    And the angel said unto me,
    “These are the cries of the carrots, the cries of the carrots!
    You see, Reverend Maynard, tomorrow is harvest day and to them it is the holocaust.”

    • historiophiliac - Jul 5, 2013 at 7:40 AM

      My warning meant nothing. You’re dancing in quicksand. Why don’t you watch where you’re wandering?

      • heyblueyoustink - Jul 5, 2013 at 10:52 AM

        Hey, I just woke up too early and my favorite personification of plant life came to mind. Re-medicated and I was back down the looking glass.

        / side steps quicksand

      • historiophiliac - Jul 5, 2013 at 10:58 AM

        But I need you to entertain me. I’m boooooored.

  3. proudlycanadian - Jul 5, 2013 at 7:02 AM

    An OUCH game for Jays fans. Verlander seems to be over his recent difficulties and Rogers had a poor start for the Jays. Now that this series is over, I can once again cheer for the Tigers in the AL Central.

    • detroitr1 - Jul 5, 2013 at 7:39 AM

      “A lot of times it’s not who you’re playing, it’s when you’re playing them,” Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. “They didn’t have [Edwin] Encarnacion for most of the series. Melky Cabrera’s on the DL, banged up a little bit. I’m very impressed with their lineup. They keep bringing really good arms out of the bullpen. I look for them to have a big second half. It’s a good team. They’re going to be really good in the second half. We just caught them at the right time.”

      • Old Gator - Jul 5, 2013 at 7:42 AM

        And then he added, cough! cough! cough!

    • historiophiliac - Jul 5, 2013 at 7:46 AM

      Thanks, Canada, for giving it up on behalf of the Commonwealth for our Independence Day. Much appreciated.

      • proudlycanadian - Jul 5, 2013 at 7:49 AM

        You are semi-welcome my dear.

      • historiophiliac - Jul 5, 2013 at 9:12 AM

        Cheer up. You got a Canada Day win. :)

    • dirtyharry1971 - Jul 5, 2013 at 9:21 AM

      Ouch game? Try an Ouch season!!! Try An Ouch Rotation!! And while you are at it try looking at the Ouch Standings too

      • cur68 - Jul 5, 2013 at 9:32 AM

        Hey! Look who’s back! Howya doin’, ‘harry? Have a nice “vacation”? Got the ole toof all scrubbed out? Did you get de-wormed again? Remember: pick toof THEN fling poo, mmmkay?

        Anyhow, we missed you very much in June. VERY MUCH. Try and stay out of jail for more than a month this time. eh?

      • historiophiliac - Jul 5, 2013 at 9:54 AM

        Hey! Look who’s back! You missed a bunch of sophisticated analysis about the loss of Wang, but your compatriots held up well in your absence. But I think Kool Mo G missed you.

      • nbjays - Jul 5, 2013 at 10:09 AM

        Welcome back Cur! ‘harry missed you, and had to make do with only trolling PC. Since he is back to his old trollish self, I will assume the therapy sessions required due to the Jays’ winning streak were successful.

      • Old Gator - Jul 5, 2013 at 10:11 AM

        Why don’t you try looking in the mirror. See the schmuck?

      • cur68 - Jul 5, 2013 at 10:38 AM

        Hey boys. Just back from a pleasant 44 km stroll in the mountains (Berg Lake, Mt. Robson Provincial Park) with my daughter and her cousin. Had planned to be gone till Saturday, BUT teenagers are not known for their willingness to suffer unduly. We did a 22 km route march back in one day (yesterday) to cut the trip short due to inclement weather & being out of the insect repellent. Our bug-bites are layered.

        Thanks for keeping ‘harry company for me while I was gone. He suffers so, in his lonely chimp enclosure. If only he’d learn to get along with the other primates. Tsk.

      • Old Gator - Jul 5, 2013 at 11:18 AM

        I assume that the fact you’ve returned at all means you’ve learned not to feed the beavers or point cameras at them or any of the other things that really piss them off. Good man!

      • dirtyharry1971 - Jul 5, 2013 at 12:47 PM

        Oh I had a great time in Hawaii for 3 weeks, I see you missed me as usual and so did lots of other people. You wouldn’t believe the fan email I am still going thru!! Anyhow I see you life and the bluejays season pretty much match each other, you’re both going nowhere fast in otherwords. Anyhow lets just sit back and watch the train wreck together, boy this is a lot of fun!

      • Old Gator - Jul 5, 2013 at 1:53 PM

        I think Warren Zevon wrote an anticipatory hymn about your Hawaii trip:

        I saw her leave the luau
        With the one who parked the cars
        And the fat one from the swimming pool
        They were swaying arm in arm
        I could hear the ukuleles playing
        Down by the sea
        She’s gone with the hula hula boys
        She don’t care about me
        She’s gone with the hula hula boys
        She don’t care about me
        They’re singing,

        Ha’ina ‘ia mai ana ka puana (everybody sing the chorus together now!) or
        Ha’ina ‘ia mai ana ka puana (get to the point…cut to the chase)
        Ha’ina ‘ia mai ana ka puana
        Ha’ina ‘ia mai ana ka puana

        Yesterday she went to see
        The Polynesian band
        But she came home with her hair all wet
        And her clothes all filled with sand
        I didn’t have to come to Maui
        To be treated like a jerk
        How do you think I feel
        When I see the bellboys smirk?
        And I can hear the ukuleles playing
        Down by the sea
        She’s gone with the hula hula boys
        She don’t care about me
        They’re signing,

        Ha’ina ‘ia mai ana ka puana
        Ha’ina ‘ia mai ana ka puana
        Ha’ina ‘ia mai ana ka puana
        Ha’ina ‘ia mai ana ka puana
        Ha’ina ‘ia mai ana ka puana
        Ha’ina ‘ia mai ana ka puana

  4. natslady - Jul 5, 2013 at 7:27 AM

    Thank you for not mentioning Drew Storen’s second implosion in three days. But I will, because fans are concerned. He had a string of consecutive scoreless appearance, and then wham-o. This is not a town that boos easily, but he’s getting them. Strasburg had a phenomenal game, but the offense was lame and it was 0-0 when Storen came in and made it 4-0 in the 8th. Yesterday the Nats were leading 5-2 off Taylor Jordan’s solid performance. This would have been his first win. Storen blew it away. Thank you, Wilson Ramos! But if there were ever a day for the scorer’s discretion, this was it. Jordan, Clippard, Soriano–anyone deserved the “win” except Storen.

    On the other side of the fence, Tom Gorzelanny came in and pitched quite effectively. His sole offence was to give up a bloopy single to Werth and leave him behind to turn into the winning run–so Gorzo took the loss. Reliever wins/losses are B.S.

    • mspauto - Jul 5, 2013 at 10:30 AM

      I’m beginning to think DJ should only use Storen when the Nats are behind by 10. This way he can’t blow it. Another lineup change I’d like to see is move RZ to the 6 spot in the lineup. He is too erratic at the plate of late to hit cleanup. The lineup from Thursday’s game would be great with that one switch. Move The Roach to cleanup with Werth at #5. And for Strausberg’s sake score some fliggin’ runs when he is pitching. And Storen definitely should give that win to Jordan.

  5. Old Gator - Jul 5, 2013 at 7:40 AM

    Speaking of beavers seeking refuge (we were speaking of beavers seeking refuge, weren’t we?), Henderson Alvarez made his debut with the Feesh last night, a debut which I would call mezzo-impressive. He got smacked around for three runs in the first, got his composure back, and then pitched five remarkably efficient shutout innings, retiring 11 in a row at one point, including a nine pitch third inning. Thanks to a home run by Marcell Ozuna in the second and scratched out runs in the third and fourth, Alvarez left with a no-decision and left the game for A J Ramos to win on Solano’s pinch hit single in the ninth. Mentionables: the Iron Giant’s game saving fadeaway game-saving diving catch of Dan Uggla’s liner in the ninth inning. and Adeiny Hechavarria’s even more amazing fadeaway leaping grab of a soft line drive over shortstop in the fifth. The Feesh snapped an eight game schneid against the Braves and took two of three from them at home before heading west to face their arch enemies, the Cardinals.

    Arch enemies, get it?

    Never mind.

    We may well ask, who are these guys, anyway? Since the Feesh have pretty well abandoned the 62 Mutts to their inverted crown with their June and early July run, and the chronosynclastic infundibulum is still waiting for parts from the nineteenth century (the guy who designed Orwell’s time machine left some widgets in a box in Clerkenwell and we’re sorting through them), I propose to begin a series of discussions of individual Feesh team members, beginning with the front orifice and working our way down to the platoon and part time players, one a day, more or less. I hope to finish the series before these guys become arbitration eligible and get salary dumped by Scrooge McLoria and the Chihuahua.

    Except today, I want to mention that Marcell Ozuna’s third home run is indicative how how intelligently this kid has approached coming up to the show. He’s been here a couple of months now, and was considered a power hitter in the minors, and was imported largely to make up for the lack of power in the lineup with the Iron Giant on the DL or in rehab. Rather than come up and try to mash everything into the Clevelander or the swimming pool, Ozuna has been working assiduously with decommissioned Borg and Feesh hitting coach Tino Martinez on shortening up his swing, defining his strike zone, and most of all going to the opposite field. Most of Ozuna’s critical hits – he’s batting .400 with RISP, he is, he is – have been singles or doubles down the line to the opposite field. He’ll mash, alright, but he’s really going about this with all his smarts hanging out. I really like this kid. He needs a nickname. Gotta work on that.

    Good morning. Those were the headlines. Now the rumors behind the news. Final steps are being taken in or around Macondo this morning to secure the merger of Reecky Nolasco with the Los Angeles Dodgers Holding Company LLC. This former zinc bushing….(click))…..

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 5, 2013 at 7:48 AM

      Nice to see Alvarez and Hechavarria playing well.

      • Old Gator - Jul 5, 2013 at 7:58 AM

        Yes it is. They’ll fetch a nice haul at the trade deadline in four years or so.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Jul 5, 2013 at 9:22 AM

        nice to see the jays in last place, under .500 and double digits out of first place

      • proudlycanadian - Jul 5, 2013 at 9:35 AM

        Good luck with that job with the Long Island Ducks Harry. I put in a good word for you.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Jul 5, 2013 at 12:50 PM

        Sorry I don’t follow minor league baseball like you do PC, I mean the reason you do is because the jays MLB team sucks so bad year in and year out so you have no choice but to get excited about sandwich picks that never pan out. You really should stick with hockey

    • indaburg - Jul 5, 2013 at 8:40 AM

      Beavers always seek refuge, OG.

      • lukescottsbedsidemanner - Jul 5, 2013 at 10:23 AM

        /staring

      • indaburg - Jul 5, 2013 at 10:25 AM

        /slap

        Snap out of it!

      • lukescottsbedsidemanner - Jul 5, 2013 at 10:26 AM

        ooooo….harder….

      • indaburg - Jul 5, 2013 at 5:00 PM

        LMAO

        Such an ass.

      • lukescottsbedsidemanner - Jul 5, 2013 at 5:15 PM

        It is QUITE an ass. Round and firm and covered in a thick glossy pelt of butt fur.

      • indaburg - Jul 5, 2013 at 5:26 PM

        Mmmmm, go on… I’m intrigued…

        It sounds like I make some nice slippers out of that furry ass.

      • Old Gator - Jul 5, 2013 at 11:20 AM

        In my youth I provided refuge to many beavers. The gratitude of a beaver is a wonderful thing.

      • indaburg - Jul 5, 2013 at 5:26 PM

        It is a beautiful thing indeed.

    • stex52 - Jul 5, 2013 at 8:41 AM

      It’s tough, isn’t it Gator? You can loathe the owner, and rightly so. But the siren call of baseball still reverberates in your head. I think we’re both doomed by it, action-at-a-distance and all. The chronosynplastic infindibulum seems to be closing for both of our teams, although the Astros will still be pretty terrible. Just not that bad. Not sure what the prognosis is for the Feesh, but most people are talking 2016 for real competitiveness here in Houston. That’s a lifetime for most rodents and baseball fans. In the meantime, we watch the kids trying to figure out their games and see if they can stick.

      But remember one thing. There’s hamburger all over the highway in Mystic, Connecticut.

      • Old Gator - Jul 5, 2013 at 10:17 AM

        Where once there were fried clams. Ah well.

        But yeah, I’ve always tried to make it clear that it’s the ownership I detest – Scrooge and the Chihuahua, in particular, and, by extension, the parasitic juggernaut that is Major League Baseball Inc. in general. I’m ambivalent about the players themselves since I don’t know any of them personally and can only assess them by performance. Of course, it’s a conundrum – I root for the team insofar as that’s possible while at the same time I am contemptuous of the homeboys who continue to line this franchise ownership’s pockets oblivious to the very real and terrible damage that they and their cronies have done to the long term economic well-being of this community, which is something that, thankfully, you don’t need to take into account.

    • moogro - Jul 5, 2013 at 12:52 PM

      I get it, Arch Enemies. Not Buds.

      • Old Gator - Jul 5, 2013 at 1:57 PM

        (Clicks stopwatch). Five hours and ten minutes. I’m sorry, that wasn’t quick enough on the uptake. You didn’t Beat the Reaper. Doctor, wheel the patient out and show the amphitheater audience and all the folks at home just what he’s contracted.

  6. philliesblow - Jul 5, 2013 at 7:46 AM

    Surprised to see ATH this morning. I assumed Craig would take a 4 day weekend like 80% of the workforce (estimate based on traffic not on the roads this morning). I apologize for underestimating your grit and your WtW.

    Donnie Kelly baby! 3 for 4 with 3 runs scored subbing for Miggy the Magnificent.

    • Craig Calcaterra - Jul 5, 2013 at 8:15 AM

      I’m a gamer. Worked on the Fourth, working today. Working for … America.

      • nbjays - Jul 5, 2013 at 8:34 AM

        Wearing an ugly hat?

      • jimmymarlinsfan - Jul 5, 2013 at 8:35 AM

        Marlins take the series against the Braves. All is right with the world

      • detroitr1 - Jul 5, 2013 at 8:46 AM

        Freedom ain’t free. It costs a buck ‘o five.

      • indaburg - Jul 5, 2013 at 8:54 AM

        You’ve got grit, Calcaterra.

      • jcmeyer10 - Jul 5, 2013 at 10:47 AM

        With that kind of grit, Craig should have a nickname. I’m thinking Calc.

    • historiophiliac - Jul 5, 2013 at 9:09 AM

      Don Kelly! You are in time out for heresy!

      It’s too early for this crap. Where’s my coffee?

      • unclemosesgreen - Jul 5, 2013 at 11:17 AM

        Inge 2.0 was mighty, 3 runs, a double, just all over the bases. Miggy who?

      • historiophiliac - Jul 5, 2013 at 11:43 AM

        Thanks, Trolly McTrollerson.

      • unclemosesgreen - Jul 5, 2013 at 11:46 AM

        Hey that’s already been trademarked – just look at the initials!

      • historiophiliac - Jul 5, 2013 at 11:47 AM

        Hmmm, I may start using TTMcT.

      • unclemosesgreen - Jul 5, 2013 at 11:48 AM

        I like Kool Mo G

      • Old Gator - Jul 5, 2013 at 11:25 AM

        I would kill for a smoked meat sandwich. Dammit man, on the way up I-95 yesterday, crossing through customs and immigration into the USA at the Golden Glades, I really thought I had it, you know? I was drooling on myself as I pulled off on Hallandale Beach Boulevard and took that left. Five blocks west, I see the sign for Frenchie’s and the notification that they’re closed till October 1 and my palate slumped as catastrophically as the floor of the Pacific after the Tohoku earthquake. I posited at least a dozen alternative eateries on the way home, but couldn’t work up any enthusiasm for any of them. I just went home and made myself a baloney salad sandwich.

        This is no life for a gourmand.

      • unclemosesgreen - Jul 5, 2013 at 11:28 AM

        Ah well – you have someplace to go in October. The word from my trickster hoser-buddy is it ain’t Schwartz’s but it’ll do.

  7. indaburg - Jul 5, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    Nice, a little Robert Frost to start the morning. Reminds me of another favorite pithy quote of his. We love the things for what they are.

    I forgot the Rays were on in the afternoon yesterday so I missed the game. I rarely miss games by mistake. I don’t know where my head was. Sounds like I missed a good one too. If you discount Yunel’s putrid first three weeks of the reason, when he batted something like .098, he’s actually having a great year offensively. He’s showing a flashy glove too. Not bad for a dummy.

    I thought the Red Sox weren’t supposed to be good this year? Someone forgot to tell them.

    • stex52 - Jul 5, 2013 at 9:03 AM

      Sox are tough. Just a reminder to us all. The pundits know nothing. After all, it is on their advice I put Matt Kemp on my fantasy team.

      The Rays very nearly escaped Houston with a split, but they managed to pull it out in extras. I would say you missed an “interesting’ one. I’d like to believe that Brett Wallace hitting two home runs was indicative of the future, but for now I’m putting it in the category of blue moons and two-headed calves being born.

      Don’t let those assembly instructions get you down, Indie. It all makes sense in the end.

      • indaburg - Jul 5, 2013 at 9:15 AM

        I did prognosticate that the Sox wouldn’t be bad. I was mocked on this here very web site. Phththththththththth to all y’all. Haters.

      • stex52 - Jul 5, 2013 at 9:38 AM

        You and Craig, as I remember.

        But remember, we’re Hardball Talk. Mocking is what we do.

    • lukescottsbedsidemanner - Jul 5, 2013 at 10:25 AM

      Who’se this “Robert Frost” guy? He play for the Mets? Anyhow, I don’t know him. Stick to quoting stats. I love it when you get all stat geek. All them big words. Me and Yunel like it when you use them big words. We giggle together about it.

      • Old Gator - Jul 5, 2013 at 11:41 AM

        He was big in New England, but then, they like Neil Diamond, so what does that tell you about some clown who writes lines like “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall” (like, oh, motorcycle drivers with one too many beers in them) while just down the road in New York you had a guy who wrote lines like “I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness.” Now there’s a guy that you and Yunel could really get into – queer, too.

        But here’s a great true story about Robert Frost. One weenter long ago on an archipelago far far away he was renting a bungalow in Key West, just down the street from where another poet named Wallace Stevens (a far superior poet from Hartford, technically within the boundaries of Beanbag Nation, who wrote lines like “casual flocks of pigeons make ambiguous undulations as they sink downward to darkness on extended wings”). He stopped by Stevens’ bungalow to invite them out for a drink, only to find that Wallace and his wife Elsie (who was drop dead gorgeous and the model for the profile on the Mercury dime) had gone out to dinner, leaving their fourteen year old daughter Holly behind. Uncle Bob, who was rather better at charm and sympathy than at poetry, figgered it was unfair to coop the kid up on such a beautiful tropical night and invited her out for a bite.

        So they walked down the street to a local tavern where Frost bought her a hamburger and had himself a beer. When she expressed curiosity about the drink, Frost offered her a taste and to his shock she guzzled it right down, leaving herself well and truly shitfaced.

        Frost helped her stagger back to the Stevens bungalow when he saw, coming down the street from the other direction, the very straight-laced Stevens and his wife. Horrified, he rushed her into the alley next to her bedroom before the Stevens could spot them, and boosted her up through her bedroom window whereupon she tumbled onto her bed, kicked her shoes off and managed to pull the covers up over her, clothes and all, before Stevens opened her bedroom door to have a quick peek. Seeing her “asleep” and figgering that all was well, he pulled the door shut and went back about his business. She managed clumsily to undress herself and pass out in bed until morning.

        Frost waited until the Stevens had reentered their bungalow, then sneaked out of the alley and went the long way around the block back to his own bungalow to avoid any chance of being seen passing by his old friend’s window. For the rest of his life, Frost always greeted Holly with a wink that said “he never did catch us, did he?”

        Cool story. Completely true.

      • lukescottsbedsidemanner - Jul 5, 2013 at 11:58 AM

        I thought he played for The Mets. I am never wrong. You must be wrong. I’ll find him and make him buy me beer.

      • stex52 - Jul 5, 2013 at 12:13 PM

        Pretty funny story Gator. I’m a pretty big Stevens fan myself. But I was curious, In what context did Frost ever confess to that story? Did he and Stevens end up having a big laugh over it? (Seems unlikely).

        I guess that young Miss Holly spilled the beans on that one at some safe, much later time.

      • Old Gator - Jul 5, 2013 at 2:07 PM

        Holly spilled the beans, some time after Stevens’ death. I read her story in any one of three places: Lucy Beckett’s biography of Stevens, or in Holly’s intro to the collected letters of Stevens (most likely), or possibly as an anecdote in Harold Bloom’s excellent book on Stevens, The Poems of our Climate. She’s recounted the story elsewhere, too. Scratch around. Been many a year since I read it but stuff like that sticks in your mind. When you find it, read it to the accompaniment of Cowboy Junkies’ song “Blue Guitar.”

    • unclemosesgreen - Jul 5, 2013 at 11:18 AM

      Nobody believed in the Sawks but the guys in this room. Just us. Oh yeah, and Burgie.

  8. janessa31888 - Jul 5, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    Indians pitchers are horrible. What a way to blow the game, guys!!! We need some serious help.

    • historiophiliac - Jul 5, 2013 at 9:10 AM

      No offense, but they could stay horrible for a couple more days…

  9. kcrobert10 - Jul 5, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Eric hosmer this last 2 weeks is on a terror.

    • clemente2 - Jul 5, 2013 at 10:45 AM

      Your bases are belong to me

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