MLB Recap 8/2/13

Catch of the Year candidate highlights Friday's baseball action

8/3/13 in MLB   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Blog Photo - MLB Recap 8/2/13The Blue Jays-Angels series normally wouldn't be getting a lot of attention right now, except to note how disappointing both teams have been. But we lead off with that game thanks to what might have been the best catch of the year. Incredibly enough, it wasn't by Mike Trout or Peter Bourjos.

L.A. Angels 7, Toronto 5 The Angels scored 3 in the 8th to take the lead and the win, highlighted by Kole Calhoun's first career home run. What you really care about and need to see is this catch by JB Shuck. Wow.

 

St. Louis 13, Cincinnati 3 From losing four straight to the Pirates to winning two straight by double digits. Just another week for the Cardinals. St. Louis led 12-0 after five before the onslaught stopped.

Texas 8, Oakland 3 The Rangers take first blood in this huge AL West series. Texas got homers from both Nelson Cruz and Jurickson Profar.

N.Y. Mets 4, Kansas City 2 (11 innings) The Mets snap Kansas City's 9 game winning streak on this walk-off home run by Eric Young, Jr. One minus for the Mets though: David Wright left the game with a hamstring injury. He'll have an MRI today.

 

San Francisco 4, Tampa Bay 1 Chris Archer looked human for the first time in a while, giving up 3 in the 7th to give the Giants and Madison Bumgarner (7 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 11 K) all they needed.

Arizona 7, Boston 6 Cody Ross is in the news lately complaining about how Boston let him go. He got some revenge last night with this homer in the 7th that would prove to be the game winner. The Red Sox remain one game up on Tampa.

 

Baltimore 11, Seattle 8 The ball was flying out of Camden Yards last night, as the teams combined for 7 home runs. One of them was Chris Davis's 40th of the season, which was blasted on to Eutaw Street. Another was a grand slam by Nate McLouth that ended up being very necessary. The O's and Rangers are tied for the second wild card at the moment because...

 

Miami 10, Cleveland 0 Jose Fernandez was brilliant, throwing 8 shutout innings and striking out 14 Indians. These pitches are just filthy.

 

Atlanta 6, Philadelphia 4 Both teams hit back-to-back homers in this game.

Colorado 4, Pittsburgh 2 A 3 run 6th put the Rockies ahead, and they survived a 9th inning rally attempt from Pittsburgh. The Pirates lead in the NL Central is down to half a game.

Detroit 2, Chicago White Sox 1 Doug Fister only struck out two, but still gave up just one run in 8 innings. Thanks terrible White Sox offense! That's the 6th win in a row for the Tigers.

L.A. Dodgers 6, Chicago Cubs 2 If Puig keeps doing stuff like this, we're gonna keep giving him attention.



San Diego 7, N.Y. Yankees 2 CC Panic hits another gear after Sabathia gives up 5 runs and 11 hits and can't get out of the sixth.

Washington 4, Milwaukee 1 It took the Nationals' offense a while to get going even though Milwaukee starter Tom Gorzelanny lasted just one inning due to injury. Luckily for the Nats, Jordan Zimmermann pitched well with 6 shutout innings (albeit 4 walks).

Minnesota 4, Houston 3 (13 innings) While I can't imagine why anyone would've voluntary watched all 13 innings of this game, at least it had an exciting ending thanks to a walk-off single by Brian Dozier.

 
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8/3/13   |   mcleodglen   |   32 respect

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