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Settling the Score: Friday’s results

Aug 3, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

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There’s no stopping the red-hot Dodgers. They defeated the Cubs by the score of 6-2 at Wrigley Field yesterday afternoon to move 10 games over .500 for the first time this season.

Hyun-Jin Ryu matched a season-high by giving up 11 hits, but managed to escape with just two runs scoring over 5 2/3 innings. He’s now 10-3 with a 3.15 ERA in 21 starts. Making his return to Chicago, Carlos Marmol pitched a scoreless ninth inning to finish off the victory. Well, of course he did.

The first-place Dodgers have now won 12 consecutive road games, tying a franchise record from 1924. They’ll look to keep rolling this afternoon when Chris Capuano faces Jeff Samardzija.

Your Friday box scores:

Mariners 8, Orioles 11

Braves 6, Phillies 4

White Sox 1, Tigers 2

Diamondbacks 7, Red Sox 6

Royals 2, Mets 4 (11 innings)

Indians 0, Marlins 10

Giants 4, Rays 1

Rockies 4, Pirates 2

Astros 3, Twins 4 (14 innings)

Cardinals 13, Reds 3

Blue Jays 5, Angels 7

Nationals 4, Brewers 1

Rangers 8, Athletics 3

Yankees 2, Padres 7

  1. unclemosesgreen - Aug 3, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    The Rays still play baseball, yes?

    Sawks Nation has been so spoiled by walk off wins this season that there was a palpable ripple in The Force when the Flyin’ Hawaiian and The Jockey failed to plate Stephen Drew from second base with one out. Wait, hold on, is this game really over?

    Not enough grit to beat Gibby’s squad I guess – true failure in Will to Win havingness.

    • Old Gator - Aug 3, 2013 at 9:23 AM

      Watch out for hovering just above them Rays or the Beanbags gonna get the Crocodile Hunter treatment, you know?

      So how playeth Miles from out Home on that rustbucket stereo of yours?

      • unclemosesgreen - Aug 3, 2013 at 9:33 AM

        Sounds great in the truck OG. Also got a 3-disc live show by Miles Davis the same day – huge day in extremely local entertainment history.

        Actually petted a Ray at Mystic Aquarium yesterday – they’re cold, rubbery and slimy – just about like most sex toys 20 minutes after use. Everything about them freaks me out – right down the angry little shark-face.

      • unclemosesgreen - Aug 3, 2013 at 9:50 AM

        Also made it out to my local cineplex for the “Sunshine Daydream” documentary and watched the boys save Ken Kesey’s family dairy farm. Pleased to report that flashbacks can no longer be induced by kaleidoscope effects.

      • historiophiliac - Aug 3, 2013 at 11:50 AM

        Yeah, I was thinking he was going to get a nice Dominican-American boot to the butt if he didn’t watch himself there.

      • unclemosesgreen - Aug 3, 2013 at 12:04 PM

        Fortunately my backside is amply padded – her soccer background notwithstanding, I think I’ll be ok. Plus I retracted my misquote on her putative trash-talking.

      • Old Gator - Aug 3, 2013 at 12:44 PM

        Back when I was living in London and every day was a new challenge in locating something edible my favorite fish n’ chips fish was skate. It was usually half a fried fin, the only triangular piece of fish in the counter window, very tasty and the least expensive (function following form, as they say). Great with malt vinegar – I never reestablished my connection to tartar sauce when I moved back stateside. And once a number of years back while fishing for snapper and yellowtail out on the Gulf Stream a manta the size of a hang glider passed beside the boat, right on the surface, looking for a drift of plankton. We wished him luck. We had very little – caught one medium red grouper and a couple of small yellowtail. We probably should have thrown them back but the small ones are the sweetest. Always practice fillet and release, I say.

        Which Miles show did you pick up?

      • unclemosesgreen - Aug 3, 2013 at 1:42 PM

        Ooop – 2 disc used copy of Live Evil and a 3-disc French studio compilation called “Miles Away.”

  2. buffal0sportsfan - Aug 3, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Tigers win again!!! Been seeing a lot of people calling for Dombrowski’s firing lately and I wish I knew why. Dombrowski has traded for Awesome Jackson, miggy, Fister and that Iglesias fellow looks pretty promising.

    • Old Gator - Aug 3, 2013 at 9:21 AM

      Prolly ’cause they blame him for the municipal bankruptcy. They have to blame someone.

    • hojo20 - Aug 3, 2013 at 9:25 AM

      Iglesias can’t hit, that’s the reason why Boston traded him.

      • buffal0sportsfan - Aug 3, 2013 at 9:30 AM

        Well he has a .330 average and is a major defensive upgrade over Peralta.

      • hojo20 - Aug 3, 2013 at 9:54 AM

        .464 OPS in July, around .200 BA, so he’s trending downward toward his expected production. No question he’s an upgrade over Peralta in the field.

      • historiophiliac - Aug 3, 2013 at 11:19 AM

        Man, what are we ever going to do about our lack of offense???? Dammit. They just keep loading us up with these defensive wonders. Pull your head out, DD. Do you think you’re going to win a championship with bats like Miggy and V-Mart and Prince??? Moron. We want some HR’s or something. >:(

      • buffal0sportsfan - Aug 3, 2013 at 11:37 AM

        Yeah we want more Don Kelly’s!!

      • historiophiliac - Aug 3, 2013 at 11:52 AM

        Dude, you made me throw up a little.

  3. Old Gator - Aug 3, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    One of those nights for the Feesh when The Keed was in buzzsaw mode. What’s more interessin; though is that the unlikely trio of Yelich, Marisnick and even Tweeter had three hits or more each. Looks like Chief Burning River forgot to bring his medicine bag for Ubaldo Jimenez, who got sabotaged by the infield and had his feathers plucked by the orneriest of the Creamsicle Crew’s young guns. Not quite the peetcher’s duel we hoping for but a pretty impressive showing by Fernandez as he heads to the front of the ROY pack. There’s a lot of beisbol left to be played, of course, but he just seems to get better as he goes along. It’s almost as much fun to watch him on the bench as it is to watch him on the mound – his enthusiasm, his “I still can’t believe I’m really here” wide-eyed wonder at the splendidness of playing in the show. While the Bufogenesis bagatelle continues to swirl around one of the most vain and unbearable narcissists in baseball, a distraction of which most folks have long since wearied, you can’t help but love this kid. He is taking nothing for granted.

    • historiophiliac - Aug 3, 2013 at 11:37 AM

      Thank you for that win, Miami Feesh. The Detroit Feesh needed it. Way to watch out for gone but not forgotten alumni.

      I rather agree with APBA Guy about calling him “el Keed” — and perhaps he too will conquer El Puig…though Loria is no Alfonso VI to his Rodrigo Diaz.

      • Old Gator - Aug 3, 2013 at 1:02 PM

        As a fluent speaker of Espanglish, El Keed (uppercase E) works for me. Chief Burning River’s boys played fútbol with some grounders in the first inning and that was pretty much all he needed. The astral self of Livan Hernandez was laughing its ass off up in one of the empty sections of the mezzanine.

  4. misterj167 - Aug 3, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Meanwhile, on ESPN:

    “Our top story on Baseball Tonight: Alex Rodriguez sprained his left thumb opening a can of beer.”

    (45 minutes later)

    “Well the Braves won the World Series tonight, sweeping the Red Sox in four straight shutouts, two of them no-hitters, plus one perfect game by some guy named Mike Minor and scoring an average of twelve runs per game. So what does this mean for the Nationals and Bryce Harper? And do you think the Phillies will trade Cliff Lee? More on that after this lengthy interview with Ryan Howard about his new batting stance.”

  5. steelers88 - Aug 3, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    The August collapse? Pirates so far are 0-2 in the month of august. The Pirates in their last 3 games have been outscored 21-7.

    • Old Gator - Aug 3, 2013 at 1:04 PM

      Nerves. The weight of history. Rust. Give it time and some naval jelly. Everything will be OK.

  6. spacemaker101 - Aug 3, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Braves are easily the hottest team right now… Scoring almost double digits all last week.. Lmao at the NL east this year it’s a joke.

  7. logicallionsvoice - Aug 3, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Finally the Indians and Royals lose, score one for the Tigers

  8. jcmeyer10 - Aug 3, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    I wonder if the Sawks will be haunted by the Ghost of Ross?

    • unclemosesgreen - Aug 3, 2013 at 11:44 AM

      That was a one-game classic rage-fueled revenge beatdown. He even talked himself into a lather beforehand.

      • Old Gator - Aug 3, 2013 at 12:49 PM

        Before he grew the beard he looked like a netsuke of a forest sprite out of a Miyazaki film (and not unlike the logo for Papa Song in Cloud Atlas, which ought to be on your reading and subsequent viewing list as well).

        But in all fairness, considering the clumsy hatchet job the Beanbag front orifice tried to inflict on the best manager and general manager the franchise ever had, I wouldn’t discount that Cherington was averse to doing anything rancid to anybody.

      • unclemosesgreen - Aug 3, 2013 at 1:47 PM

        Theo was karmically (and comically) gifted with a chance to end the 2 most ignominious losing streaks in baseball history. If he succeeds on the north side he’ll have his own wing in the HOF.

  9. dirtyharry1971 - Aug 3, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    Well we had another outstanding pitcher performance last nite by the jays, I mean where do you start with this mess? The starter goes a whopping 3 1/3 innings and it only took him 92 pitches to do so (sounds a lot like josh ” 1 win” Johnson starts doesn’t it?) and then the bullpen brought in the gas cans!!! Tonight the jays go for 10 games below .500, I like their chances with this and the good thing is the AL east part of their schedule is coming up so this is gonna get really good!!

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 3, 2013 at 11:56 AM

      It is difficult to feel sorry for Harry even given CC, Arod, Tex and Jeter and all the money wasted on them by the Yankees. Harry has earned all of the Canada Goose poop that was dropped upon his personage.

      • Old Gator - Aug 3, 2013 at 12:55 PM

        I would add details that poor dim One Note Harry doesn’t want to mention the drubbing CC took last night either, but I’ll refrain from that out of respect for CC who is, bad year, downslope or not, a professional. I don’t even want to troll the Borg or their fans, out of respect for the history of the franchise despite its current misfortunes. That’s something that One Note Harry, suffused as he is with juvenile bile as well as his trademark utter lack of imagination or insight, is far too stupid and childish to appreciate. He desperately wants to be noticed, desperately wants not to be as predictable and boring as he is, but is trapped in the viscosity of his own insignificance. He believes that by appending himself to the hide of the Borg he will, somehow, infuse himself with some of their significance. Uh-uh. He’s such a lowlife that, rather, he leaves a sore like a lamprey bite on the Borg’s nether flanks instead. So it goes.

      • Old Gator - Aug 3, 2013 at 1:28 PM

        PS – it is not at all difficult to feel sorry for poor dim One Note Harry. But then, I refined my ability to pity by reading the sutras in Sanskrit and mutilating planaria in high school biology lab. Learning to feel sorry for flatworms was especially useful when it came to feeling sorry for One Note Harry: you sliced the head longitudinally several times and you got one flatworm with ten heads. It was a lot like reading One Note Harry’s posts: the same idiot, with ten separate messages that seemed different but were all joined to the same asshole.

    • jwbiii - Aug 3, 2013 at 12:07 PM

      Unfortunately the Yankees, despite their best efforts, failed to gain ground. They’re only 6.5 back, though. There are still two months to play. Have faith.

  10. APBA Guy - Aug 3, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    Serious ugliness at the Mausoleum last night, and no it wasn’t a giant rat riot. That mess on the mound was Tommy Milone barfing all over the 2-0 lead that the A’s handed him, deciding that it would be fun to throw a couple down the middle at 88 to first Cruz then Profar.

    Sure, he’s hitting .244, but the bat speed, the way he turned on the pitch and the distance up the stairwell he hit it…not bad for 20 years old. I’d take that. Plus, smooth as silk at short.

    Anyway, the Rangers made a statement: this thing in the AL West is not over. Calling Curt Young, time to work some magic. The A’s have to win tonight and Parker has to be better than he’s been recently or the Rangers could put up another 8 spot.

    More interesting was the Mad-Bum/Chris Archer match-up. Such a pleasure watching this game with the SF announcing crew rather than the Rays guys. Kruk and Kuip are always imparting info, smoothly, and making some good points about Archer: namely he’s a two pitch pitcher right now: fastball and slider. Yesterday he couldn’t locate his good (94+mph) fastball, but his slider was great. So the Giants, not an offensive juggernaut, just ignored his good fastball and hit two mistakes out of the yard. The second one to Crawford was an example of a young pitcher losing concentration. The triple to Belt right before was a good pitch that Belt went and got. That happens in the bigs, but it rattled Archer who left one middle-middle for Crawford and he crushed it. Game over, since Mad-Bum was not making similar mistakes. His flat slider was wiping everyone out in the Rays order. Especially Longoria who looked hopeless.

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