• Steve Potter

8/13/2020 : Around the Horn - The Day in MLB


Game recaps, fun facts from around MLB ( games played on 8/13 ) …

Postponement : STL/DET ( Covid )

6 games played ...

Orioles 11 ( 10-7 ) Phillies 4 ( 5-9 )

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Mets 8 ( 9-11 ) Nationals 2 ( 6-9 )

Offensive Standouts :

New York :

Tomas Nido hit two home runs including a grand slam. He had six RBIs in the game. Dominic Smith homered and had two hits. Michael Conforto, Pete Alonso and Luis Guillorme each had two hits.

Washington :

Juan Soto homered ... his 5th of the season.

Pitching Performances:

David Peterson went five innings for the Mets ( 1 unearned run, 1 H, 2 BB, 3 K’s ) ... Jared Hughes went two frames, Edwin Diaz one and Brad Brach pitched the ninth inning.

Things ya never seen before :

The Nationals Stephen Strasburg got ejected from the game while sitting in the stands for arguing balls and strikes 🤔🤷‍♂️ ... only in 2020 !

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Rays 17 ( 12-8 ) Red Sox 8 ( 6-13 )

Offensive Standouts :

Tampa :

The Rays pounded 19 hits ... Hunter Renfro had three including two home runs. Manuel Margot had a four hit game. Willy Adames doubled and tripled and had three hits. Yandy Diaz had three hits. Brandon Lowe had two hits including a home run. Yoshi Tsutsugo had two hits.

Boston :

Michael Chavis, Kevin Plawecki, Jonathan Arauz and Jose Peraza each had two hits.

Pitching Performances:

Position players Plawecki and Peraza pitched the ninth inning.

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Pirates 9 ( 4-13 ) Reds 6 ( 8-11 )

Offensive Standouts :

Pittsburgh :

Three Pirates had two hit ballgames ... Adam Frazier ( HR, 2 R ), Colin Moran ( HR, 2 R, 2 RBIs ) and Erik Gonzalez ( doubled ). Gregory Polanco homered and had two RBIs.

Cincinatti:

Nick Senzel had three hits ( Double, HR, 4 RBIs ). Freddy Galvis had two hits ( HR ) as did Jesse Winker. Tucker Barnhart homered.

Pitching Performances:

The Pirate’s Trevor Williams went five innings ( 3 R, 7 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s ) for the win.

Michael Lorenzen pitched 3 1/3 innings of scoreless one hit baseball for the Reds in relief.

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Cubs 4 ( 13-3 ) Brewers 2 ( 7-10 )

Offensive Standouts :

Chicago :

Ian Happ had two hits including a double and a walk. Kyle Schwarber hit his third home run of the season.

Milwaukee :

Justin Smoak had two of the team’s four hits ( double, HR ) and broke up a no hit bid with a HR.

Pitching Performances:

Yu Darvish took a no hitter into the seventh inning for the Cubs ... he posted his third win of the season - 7 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 11 K’s 😳

Rowan Wick recorded his third save of the season ( 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H )

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Dodgers 11 ( 13-7 ) Padres 2 ( 11-9 )

Offensive Standouts :

Los Angeles :

Mookie Betts had four hits including three home runs, he drove in five and scored four times out of the leadoff slot. Chris Taylor had three hits and scored three times. AJ Pollock homered and doubled. Austin Barnes contributed two hits and Corey Seager hit a two run home run.

San Diego :

Wil Myers had two hits. Eric Hosmer and Tommy Pham homered.

Pitching Performances:

LA’s Julio Urias went 6 1/3 innings ( 2 R, 5 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s ) for his second win of the year. Three relievers pitched scoreless one hit baseball behind him to finish.

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Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️




 
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