Ike Davis‘ hitting streak is over. He was 0-3 with a walk as the Mets continue to put up preposterous pitching performances. This time it was a five-hit 5-0 shutout over the visiting Orioles, courtesy of Johan Santana and three relievers. Beyond the Boxscore posted this deconstruction about his season-long slump, full of interesting/overwhelming charts and illustrations.
Kevin Youkilis played first and third and was 1-4, scoring the final run in the Red Sox’s 7-5 win over the visiting Miami Marlins. Rumors about his departure from Beantown continue unabated. Ryan Kalish played center and went 0-3, striking out twice.
Scott Feldman got off the schneid, picking up his first win of the year in a 7-3 decision over the host San Diego Padres. Feldman, now 1-6, pitching six strong innings, giving up seven hits and two runs while striking out five and walking no one. Ian Kinsler was 2-5 with a run scored in the Rangers’ 7-3 win . Jason Marquis did not appear in the game.
Ryan Braun was 1-3, scored two runs, drove in another, walked twice, and made a throwing error as the Milwaukee Brewers dropped a tough one to the visiting Blue Jays. They were up by a run going into the ninth, but their closer, John Alexrod, gave up two home runs for the 10-9 loss.
Craig Breslow came on in relief after Arizona Diamondback starter Daniel Hudson had given up a game-tying three run home run and allowed two more singles. Breslow, who’s had a lot of trouble of late, gave up his own three-run bomb, which goes to a statistical problem. he was charged with only one run, the other two being Hudson’s responsibility. But Breslow did not do his job, so should the reliever be held more accountable in a case like this? Doesn’t seem really fair to the man he replaced. Just sayin’. The home run was the only hit Breslow allowed; he also struck out two.