• Steve Potter

8/11/2020 : Around the Horn - The Day in MLB

Game recaps, fun facts from around MLB ( games played on 8/11 )…

Postponement : STL/PIT ( Covid )


14 games played ...

Orioles 10 ( 8-7 ) Phillies 9 ( 5-7 ) - 10 Innings

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Blue Jays 5 ( 6-8 ) Marlins 4 ( 7-4 ) - 10 Innings

Travis Shaw delivered a walk off single in the bottom of the tenth inning for Toronto. It was the first major league game played in Buffalo, NY.

Offensive Standouts :

Toronto : Shaw had two hits in the game. Bo Bichette hit a three run home run.

Miami : Francisco Cervelli hit a three run home run & Brian Anderson homered.

Pitching Performances:

Toronto : Hyun Jin Ryu went seven innings - 1 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 7 K’s

Reds 6 ( 8-9 ) Royals 5 ( 7-11 )- 10 Innings

Joey Votto hit a double for the walk-off win for Cincinatti.

Offensive Standouts :

Cincinnati: Votto had two hits as did Jesse Winker and Kyle Farmer. Winker homered as did Matt Davidson.

Kansas City : Whit Merrifield and Ryan O’Hearn each had two hits. Ryan McBroom hit a pinch hit two run home run.

Yankees 9 ( 11-6 ) Braves 6 ( 11-8 )

Offensive Standouts :

New York :

Aaron Judge hit his 9th home run of the season. Luke Voigt hit a three run home run and Mike Ford had two hits with three RBIs.

Atlanta :

Marcell Ozuna had two hits ( double & three run home run ) and Tyler Flowers had two hits.

Pitching Performances: Zack Britton picked up his 6th save for the Yankees with a perfect ninth inning.

Cubs ( 11-3 ) Indians 1 ( 10-8 )

Offensive Standouts :

Chicago ;

Jason Heyward had three hits including a home run and had four RBIs. Ian Happ and Javier Baez each had two hits.

Cleveland :

Franmil Reyes had two of the Indians four hits.

Pitching Performances: Jon Lester went six innings ( 1 R, 3 H, 2 BB, 4 K’s ) for the win.

Nationals 2 ( 6-7 ) Mets 1 ( 7-11 )

Offensive Standouts :

Washington :

Howie Kendrick had three hits. Trea Turner ( HR ) and Victor Robles had two hits each.

New York :

JD Davis and Luis Guillorme each had two hits.

Pitching Performances: Max Scherzer went six innings ( 1 R, 6 H, 2 BB, 7 K’s ) for the Nationals. Rick Porcello went six frames ( 2 R, 8 H, 0 BB, 5 K’s ) for the Mets.

White Sox 8 ( 9-9 ) Tigers 4 ( 9-6 )

Offensive Standouts :

Chicago :

Jose Abreu had three hits. Eloy Jimenez had two knocks including a two run home run and Edwin Encarnacion homered.

Detroit :

Austin Romine had two hits including a home run and posted three RBIs. Victor Reyes chipped in with two hits.

Rays 8 ( 10-8 ) Red Sox 2 ( 6-11 )

Offensive Standouts :

Tampa :

Mike Brosseau had two hits ( double & HR ). Yandy Diaz and Manuel Margot each had two hits.

Boston :

Andrew Bernintendi, Michael Chavis and Jonathan Arauz each had two hits.

Brewers 6 ( 7-8 ) Twins 4 ( 11-7 )

Offensive Standouts :

Milwaukee :

Manny Pina hit two home runs and had three RBIs. Jedd Gyorko homered and had two RBIs and Avisail Garcia had three hits including a home run.

Minnesota :

Eddie Rosario hit two home runs and had three RBIs. Jorge Polanco had two hits including a home run and Byron Buxton had a three hit game.

Rockies 8 ( 12-5 ) Diamondbacks 7 ( 7-11 )

Offensive Standouts :

Colorado :

Charlie Blackmon continues to be red hot with three more hits ... he’s now hitting .500 in 68 AB’s ... Raimel Tapia also had a three hit game. Garrett Hampson and Trevor Story each had two hits.

Arizona :

Starling Marte had three hits. Christian Walker and Tim Locastro each had two hits ... Walker and Carson Kelly homered.

Pitching Performances: Kyle Freeland went seven innings ( 2 R, 7 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s ) for the Rockies and Zac Galen went seven frames ( 2 R, 7 H, 0 BB, 7 K’s ) for Arizona.

Rangers 4 ( 7-9 ) Mariners 2 ( 7-12 )

Offensive Standouts :

Texas :

Nick Solak had three hits and three RBIs. Isiah Kiner-Faiefa had two hits.

Seattle :

Kyle Seager had two of the Mariners four hits.

Giants 7 ( 8-11 ) Astros 6 ( 7-10 ) - 10 innings

Offensive Standouts :

San Francisco :

Four Giants had two hits ( Hunter Pence, Alex Dickerson, Austin Slater and Brandon Crawford ) ... Pence hit a three run home run and Wilmer Flores homered.

Houston :

Josh Reddick ( two doubles ) and Kyle Tucker each had two hits. Alex Bregman homered and walked three times.

Angels 6 ( 7-11 ) A’s 0 ( 12-6 )

Offensive Standouts :

Los Angeles :

The Angels hit four home runs ( Anthony Rendon, Jason Castro, Brian Goodwin and David Fletcher ) ... four players had two hits apiece. ( Rendon, Castro Shohei Ohtani and Albert Pujols ).

Oakland :

Robbie Grossman had two of the team’s five hits.

Pitching Performances: Dylan Bundy struck out ten batters over seven innings allowing just four hits and a walk for the Angels to record his third win of the season.

Padres 6 ( 11-7 ) Dodgers 2 ( 11-7 )

Offensive Standouts :

San Diego :

Manny Machado had two hits and hit a grand slam home run. Fernando Tatis Jr had two hits as did Jake Cronenworth and Jurickson Profar who also homered.

Los Angeles :

Chris Taylor and Austin Barnes each had two hits.

Pitching Performances: Garrett Richards went six innings for the Padres ( 1 R, 6 H, 2 BB, 3 K’s )

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

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