Settling the Scores: Saturday’s results

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Cole Hamels made his Rangers debut. It was decidedly “meh.” He gave up five runs on eight hits in seven and two-thirds, got the no-decision and his club lost. Oh well, like everyone said, this was a pickup for 2016 and beyond, not this year. Not that he’s likely happy with it or anything.

In other action Clayton Kershaw continued his ridiculousness, extending his scoreless innings streak to 37 and the Mets beat the Nationals again in a come-from-behind performance. They keep doing this and we’re gonna have to retire “LOLMets.”

The rest of Saturday’s results [box scores here]

Royals 7, Blue Jays 6
Red Sox 11, Rays 7
Dodgers 3, Angels 1
Orioles 6, Tigers 2
Phillies 12, Braves 2
White Sox 8, Yankees 2
Cubs 4, Brewers 2
Twins 3, Mariners 2
Reds 4, Pirates 3
Astros 9, Diamondbacks 2
Mets 3, Nationals 2
Padres 5, Marlins 3
Rockies 6, Cardinals 2
Giants 9, Rangers 7
Athletics 5, Indians 1

Carlos Martinez was hospitalized for respiratory problems over the weekend

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Last night Cardinals closer Carlos Martinez picked up his 20th save in his team’s win over the Nats. This past weekend was far less fun for him.

Martinez rejoined the team yesterday, two days after he was hospitalized to deal with respiratory issues that were ultimately determined to be allergies and asthma, which have given him issues over the past couple of years. Martinez said that he was having trouble breathing during Saturday’s game against the Brewers at Busch Stadium and went to the hospital for tests. He stayed overnight and was released on Sunday.

Yesterday was back to business. He came into the game with two outs in the ninth and threw only two pitches. Strike one to Ryan Zimmerman before getting him to line out to center field and end the game. Sure beats the hospital.