MLB Recap 8/10/13

A bizarre Saturday of baseball includes the hidden ball trick

8/11/13 in MLB   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

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Baseball can be a funny, unpredictable game, as we saw on Saturday. In the end, the Dodgers won the game, but Juan Uribe achieved a certain level of infamy.

L.A. Dodgers 5, Tampa Bay 0 Zach Greinke was very good, throwing 6 1/3 shutout innings and striking out 7. Adrian Gonzalez hit a homer in the first. All anyone cares about though is that the Rays pulled off the hidden ball trick. Juan Uribe wins the booby prize for the day.

 

Detroit 9. N.Y. Yankees 3 Homers by Miguel Cabrera, Austin Jackson, and Torii Hunter helped power the Tigers by the Yankees and Phil Hughes.

N.Y. Mets 4, Arizona 1 Two runs in the 4th and another two in the 8th were plenty for Zach Wheeler and the Mets. The talk after the game was the Mets sound system, which spooked JJ Putz.

 

Miami 1, Atlanta 0 The Waffle House winning streak is snapped at 14 for the Braves. It happened on a wild pitch in the 9th by Jordan Walden, which broke a 22 inning scoreless streak for the Marlins.

San Francisco 3, Baltimore 2 Hunter Pence's 2 RBI double proved to be the winning runs for the Giants. The highlight though was Chris Davis's 42nd homer which, true to his nickname, was crushed.
 


L.A. Angels 7, Cleveland 2 The Indians booted the ball all over the diamond in the 8th, turning a manageable 3-2 deficit into a broken open game. Cleveland has lost 6 in a row.

Texas 5, Houston 4 In his first game with the Rangers, Alex Rios got it done in the 8th with a triple that scored the tying run. He then scored the go-ahead run on the fielder's choice. Texas takes a one game lead in the AL West.

Toronto 5, Oakland 4 Josh Reddick hit two more home runs, giving him 5 in two days, but it wasn't enough. Oakland loses the division lead, but is still a game and a half ahead of Baltimore for the second wild card.

Colorado 6, Pittsburgh 4 Five runs in the 6th broke it open for the Rockies. The Pirates had the go-ahead run at the plate in the 9th, but McCutchen and Alvarez both struck out to end the game.

Chicago Cubs 6, St. Louis 5 Leading 4-2 after seven, the Cardinals bullpen gave up 2 runs in the 8th and 9th to blow it. That's four losses in a row for St. Louis.

San Diego 3, Cincinnati 1 The Reds scored a run in the first...and had three hits the rest of the game.

Boston 5, Kansas City 3 Boston stops the Kansas City freight train on the strength of a 4 run fourth.

Washington 8, Philadelphia 5 The struggling Nationals offense held its own against Cliff Lee, then exploded for 5 runs in the 7th to take the lead and the win. Go figure.

Milwaukee 10, Seattle 0 It started out as a great night for Mariners fans, as Ken Griffey Jr. was inducted into the team's Hall of Fame. It ended much much worse after Iwakuma imploded for 6 runs in the 6th.

Chicago White Sox 5, Minnesota 4 Conor Gillaspie singled in the tying and go-ahead runs in the 6th. The game ended on this nice catch by Alejandro de Aza.
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8/11/13   |   Jess   |   34886 respect

(Edited by Jess)

I wish the M's could have given us a win, but to be honest it didn't matter. Most everyone got to see what they came to see - the Mariners organization honor The Kid with a beautiful ceremony, a Ken Griffey Jr. speech that brought tears to everyone there, watching him be surprised by a speech by his absent son (that was a beautiful sight), an entire Safeco Field full of people chanting "GRIFFEY! GRIFFEY! GRIFFEY!" - it was wonderful anyway. Sadly, we've come to expect the M's to lay an egg at this point, so it didn't affect the mood.