Carrying a no-hitter into the sixth is pretty sweet, so good on ya, Clayton Kershaw. Hitting a walkoff homer is better. So better on ya, Buster Posey. Oh, and the Dodgers lost Hanley Ramirez to a “significant” hamstring injury, so bad on ya, best laid plans of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Your Friday night box scores:
Giants 2, Dodgers 1
Indians 7, Twins 6 (10 innings)
Reds 6, Cubs 5
Phillies 4, Marlins 1
Athletics 2, Yankees 0
Pirates 3, Nationals 1
Mariners 4, Blue Jays 0
Mets 7, Braves 5 (10 innings)
Rangers 7, Red Sox 0
Cardinals 6, Brewers 1
Tigers 4, Astros 3
Rays 7, Rockies 4
Padres 7, Diamondbacks 6
Angels 4, Orioles 0
White Sox vs. Royals: POSTPONED
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a Mets player struggles mightily for an extended period, to the point where it seems pretty obvious that something is wrong with him. The team says that he’s merely “sore” or “banged up” or something and the team either plays short-handed for a while or deals with the diminished player taking his hacks. Then, when he is eventually placed on the disabled list, it’s revealed that he has more serious trouble than general soreness or being banged up.
You ask for miracles, Theo, I give you the New York Mets:
He had been put on the DL a couple of days ago, but now it’s clear what the problem is. It may also illuminate why Bruce is hitting just .212/.292/.321 with three homers and 17 RBI in 236 plate appearances this season.
The Mets have not announced a timetable for Bruce.