Archive | May, 2014

Beckett No-Hits Phillies!

26 May

20140525-173035-63035793.jpgThe first no-hitter came from an unlikely source in the name of LA Dodgers starter Josh Beckett. Already past his prime, Beckett still had some gas in the tank and he showed it today. The runs in Philly were not a problem from the Dodgers side of things. In the first inning Adrian Gonzalez hit a RBI double which scored Dee Gordon, the fastest man in baseball now with 30 (yes, 30!) stolen bases already. In the top of the second, Justin Turner launched a solo homer and the Dodgers were out to a 2-0 lead. In the sixth inning, LA rookie, Erisbel Arruebarrena hit a RBI single and made it a 3-0 game. In the seventh, LA tacked on three more runs just for some security. In the eighth, Beckett had yet to allow a hit, he got Dominic Brown to strike out swinging, Wil Nieves to groundout and Cesar Hernandez to strike out, he had a no-hitter through eight innings. In the bottom of the ninth, Beckett three outs away from a no-no, he got Tony Gwynn Jr to pop out and Ben Revere to ground out he was one out away. But he then walked Jimmy Rollins. The last batter was Chase Utley, on a 3-2 count he threw a called strike three down the middle and Josh Beckett had no-hit the Philadelphia Phillies! It was LA’s 11th in franchise history and the 283rd in baseball history!

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Indians Win on Walk off balk, 11-10!

22 May

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In a wild game in which Miguel Cabrera and Tigers manager Brad Asmus got ejected for arguing a check swing strike, the Tigers and Indians played a wild 13 innings. Detroit jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first after a few hits and a big home run from J.D. Martinez. But the Indians came fighting back, in the second inning with the Tigers up 4-1 hits by Mike Aviles, Micheal Brantley, David Murphy, and Nick Swisher had Cleveland come all the way back scorning five runs making it 6-4 Indians. But the Tigers inched back in the top of the third when Victor Martinez blasted a ball to deep right for a solo home run which made it 6-5 Indians. But the scoring was far from over a solo home run from Lonnie Chisenhall had the Indians out to a 7-5 lead in the fifth. But the Tigers came roaring back, a sac fly, an RBI double and a missed catch error by Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera had given the Tigers an 8-7 lead. Fast forwarding to the bottom of the ninth, the Tigers held a 9-7 lead, but David Murphy scorched a ball to right center field and it was gone! A two run shot had tied the game at 9-9. In the 13th inning, Detriot catcher Alex Avila hit a solo homer and had given the tigers the lead 10-9! But an RBI single in the bottom of the 13th had tied the game. Then, with the bases loaded and two out for Cleveland, tigers pitcher Albuquerque balked and the winning run scored! The Indians won 11-10! This win completed a sweep of the Tigers.

Miggy Comes Through in the Clutch

14 May

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Some would say that Miguel Cabrera is getting off to a slow start, in his standards. But a player of his skill could hear up at anytime, and tonight was the right moment. The game was a slow slog for the Tigers against the Baltimore Orioles. The only run in the first eight innings between both team came on a solo home run by Adam Jones, besides that, nothing. This game, came a day after things got a little heated when Torii Hunter was hit by a pitch in lasts nights game and the benches cleared. Tonight there was no clearing of benches but, some drama in the ninth. Detroit was down a run to the Orioles and Tommy Hunter with two outs in the ninth, they had two men on and their prized hitter Miguel Cabrera at the plate. On a 1-0 count, Cabrera smashed a ball into deep left centerfield and it left the yard! A huge homer for Miggy and just like that the Tigers had taken a 3-1 lead in the 9th. But they weren’t done, the very next batter, Victor Martinez also bombed one but this time onto Eutaw st. The Tigers had a 4-1 and Joe Nathan closed it out and Detroit won a thriller, 4-1.

Culberson Caps Rockies Incredible Comeback

4 May

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The Rockies and Mets are teams that aren’t known to score many runs but today was a bit different. The Mets came out swinging with     David Wright shot are RBI double down the left field line which got the Mets a 1-0 lead. Then a few plays later, the Mets jumped to a 3-0 lead. Then in the third the Mets jumped out again, after a Curtis Granderson RBI double and a Anthony Recker RBI double, NY was out to a 6-0. The Rockies finally scored in the bottom of the fifth when Ryan Wheeler hit a solo homer for Colorado and made it 6-1 Mets. The Rockies weren’t near from done, after a few more runs the score was 6-4 Mets. The bases were then loaded for Nolan Arrenado, who blasted a ball to deep left field and it went out for a grand slam! The Rocks had scored eight runs in the 5th! But a single by Granderson and a double by Chris Young tied the game for the Mets in the 6th. In the bottom of the 7th, the Rockies got the lead back when Jordan Pacheco hit a sac fly. But in the 8th, a soft RBI single from Chris Young tied the game 9-9. In the top of the ninth, the Mets took the lead AGAIN when Juan Legares singled. But in the bottom of the ninth, Charlie Culberson did something unexpexted smashed a ball to deep center and it was gone! A walkoff home run and the Rockies won 11-9!

 

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