The big news of the day of course was Justin Verlander’s no hitter in Toronto. He faced the minimum with his only blemish a walk to to J.P. Arencibia erased on a DP. On the other side of the spectrum we saw the end of Andre Ethier’s hitting streak against last minute replacement starter Dillon Gee. Lots of zeros, ones and twos on the scoreboards as the Arms beat the Bats today across the league.
Here’s what else I saw:
Andre Ethier – 0/4, BB… The Streak is over at 30. One shy of the team record. Andre must have heard he wasn’t getting paid anymore.
Matt Kemp – 1/4… Mr. April only hitting .250 in May which is historically his 2nd worst month.
Jose Reyes – 2/5, RBI… Picked off first base day dreaming of playing for another team. Now hitting .329.
The Blue Jays – 0/26, BB, 4 K… wonder how many times a team has had fewer than 27 ABs in a game.
Jhonny Peralta – 2/5, R, 2 RBI, HR… The Tigers 9 run attack to back Verlander was pretty evenly distributed but Peralta did hit his 2nd HR and his average is up to .273.
Ryan Howard – 1/4, R, RBI, HR… Ryan reads this article and it inspired him to go deep for his 7th. Now at 30 RBI.
Kosuke Fukudome – 3/4, RBI, BB… Not just any RBI – walk off style. Raise your hand if you knew he was still batting .360 as he’s cooled off. Still, the platoon suits him.
Carlos Pena – 3/4, R, RBI, HR… 3rd home in 4 games and nearing the Mendoza line.
Jacoby Ellsbury – 2/5, R, 2 RBI, SB… Nice box score filling day for Ellsbury – his 9th SB and up to 17 ribbies out of the lead off spot.
Evan Longoria – 2/4, R, 4 RBI, HR… Longoria finally gets off the shnide hitting his first of the year and collecting his first 4 RBI after missing so much time on the DL.
Ben Zobrist – 4/5, 3 R… Zobrist collected 4 hits in a game the Rays score 8 runs but yet got no RBI – Rays 8,9,1 hitters went 0/13. Zobrist should be hitting 5th where he has 16 RBI, come on Joe Maddon.
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