And he did – to everyone but Robinson Cano. They get on base, can’t thank them enough. He’ll face Jake Peavy and the San Francisco Giants today with a career. “If I went up there trying to hit it out, it probably wouldn’t have happened”. We finished the first half good, so hopefully we can blame this on the four days off. Indiana played in Washington on Friday night and was set to travel to Connecticut yesterday morning. Shortstop Erick Aybar worked a walk to begin the stanza, and third baseman David Freese subsequently took his place at first base after grounding into a fielder’s choice.
Kyle Schwarber, Chicago Cubs: Named the MVP of the Futures Game on Monday, Schwarber was three for four with a double, two singles, and a run scored. “Robby’s Robby. Robby’s going to hit”. (And that’s their mean expectation – remember that when the Mariners won 116, they were probably more like a true 90-win team that also benefitted from a tremendous amount of luck.). 478 with 10 RBIs in the final games before the break.
For all of his achievements in his short career, the four-time All-Star still hasn’t won a playoff game.
The win went to Joe Smith (2-1), who pitched a flawless ninth.
“I don’t feel like I get exhausted out there, ” said Richards, who threw 113 pitches. Boston’s starter was not missing any bats in the inning, as Trout and Pujols followed with deep fly outs.
“I didn’t realize the enormity of my father’s popularity out here”, said Stephen Bilko, who joined his brother Tom Bilko among the 10 Bilko family members on hand to celebrate the honor this weekend. “He really locates well”.
Other than his trophy and the accompanying new wheels, Trout said his favorite All-Star moment was Todd Frazier’s dramatic hometown victory in the Home Run Derby. “Like I said, it’s humbling and it’s a huge honor”. The way he was feeling, it was worth a shot. It was just getting into that jam … It’s not quite where I want it to be, but it’s a start. I’m just trying to get out on the right foot in the second half. For emphasis, McClendon threw out the number, took a long pause, then added “seriously”. Again, you hope that this is just some post-break, slow start simmer and not anything indicative of what we’re going to have to endure(again) in the coming months, or that Miley was just THAT good tonight.
The Angels got on the board nearly immediately, inflicting damage to Porcello in the second inning.
All-Star right-hander Felix Hernandez was traveling like a king in the visitors’ clubhouse before and after the game, gliding along on a motorized intelligent personal mobility device. You’re seeing him understand what he needs to do in certain situations to compete.
Mariners: It’s a Felix Day in New York as Hernandez gets the start. Command was an issue for the lanky right-hander, who walked three batters, though he did see his ERA fall to a still bad 5.79 on the season. Teixeira has made King Felix nearly look ordinary.
But Huston Street”s 300th career save was also there for the taking, and with a three-run lead and the Angels closer warming, Manager Mike Scioscia had a hard decision for the ninth: “Stick with Richards or give Street a shot at history.