The notables from yesterday’s action in baseball….
Cincinnati Reds 4, Atlanta Braves 1
This will forever be known as the game where the same guy caught back-to-back home run balls hit by the Reds. Mike Leake was solid for eight innings and also homered. Drew Stubbs went deep twice. The Reds have won three games in a row and are just a half game back in the NL Central race behind the Cardinals.
Washington Nationals 2, Philadelphia Phillies 1
Bryce Harper goes into Philly and comes away 1-0 in his first attempt. Harper went 2 for 4 with a stolen bag and a run. Gio Gonzalez was electric, and although Henry Rodriguez tried to blow things for the Nationals in the 9th, Sean Burnett came on and got the final two outs for the save.
Seattle Mariners 6, Texas Rangers 1
Ichiro had a decent ballgame, and Felix Hernandez did what Felix Hernandez is supposed to do. Yu Darvish was a bit shaky with six free passes. Josh Hamilton went 0 for 4, while little-known Kyle Seager is OPSing at a .792 clip through last evening.
Oakland A’s 2, Anaheim Angels 1
The Angels just aren’t good. Albert Pujols isn’t coming out of anything. Mike Trout drove in the Angels lone run last night, and Tommy Milone improved to 6-3 by going seven strong innings. The Angels fall to 18-25 on the season.