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Settling the Scores Wednesday’s results

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Hanley Ramirez had quite a night, eh? Three homers. Drew Pomeranz, not so much. But I guess you don’t need much of a night when you get that much run support and you’re facing what’s left of Matt Cain and the reeling Giants.

Jedd Gyorko of the Cardinals had three homers yesterday. One in the first game of the doubleheader, two in the second, so it doesn’t get as much press, but his day was still spiffy as heck.

In other news, Anthony Rizzo hit a couple of big flies himself. Tyler Naquin hit two for Cleveland. Leonys Martin hit two for the Mariners. Ryan Schimpf hit two for the Padres, splitting his up between games of the doubleheader like Gyorko did. Bryce Harper hit one but it was a long one. Josh Donaldson drove in three and hit his 24th homer. Chris Archer struck out 11 batters in six innings. Could he be auditioning for the Dodgers, who are suffering from Kershaw deficit disorder? Michael Pineda tossed six shutout innings against the Orioles, kind of messing up that whole Yankees fire sale plan. Which, dudes, when you see what the Mariners got in a trade for Mike Montgomery has to bug the heck out of the longer-term thinkers in the Yankees Universe.

Oh well. Today is a new day. They can always lose to Baltimore today. The scores:

Reds 6, Braves 3
Twins 4, Tigers 1
Cubs 6, Mets 2
Indians 11, Royals 4
Cardinals 4, Padres 2; Cardinals 3, Padres 2
Rays 11, Rockies 3
Astros 7, Athletics 0
Mariners 6, White Sox 5
Blue Jays 10, Diamondbacks 4
Red Sox 11, Giants 7
Yankees 5, Orioles 0
Nationals 8, Dodgers 1
Phillies 4, Marlins 1
Brewers 9, Pirates 5
Angels 7, Rangers 4

 

Mets are interested in Rick Porcello

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Jon Heyman reports that the Mets are interested in free agent pitcher Rick Porcello and have been speaking to his agent.

Porcello is coming off a pretty dreadful 2019 season in which he went 14-12 with a 5.52 ERA in 32 starts. That ERA was the worst in the majors among qualified starters. He’s also pretty homer happy. But (a) he’s durable; and (b) a change of scenery and a move to a more pitcher-friendly division and park might do him some good, so it’s not like he’s a bad guy for the Mets to be looking at. He’s only going to be 31 next season and he’s just a year removed from a decent season.

There are far worse bounceback candidates.