This game can be summed up by my cat, Murphy, who is currently doing this in reaction to everything he’s seen:
Chris Davis pitched in this game (bottom 16th). Chris Davis hit 90 on the gun and successfully recorded three outs, even though there was a gapper in there that almost brought Marlon Byrd home. He was thrown out at the plate and demolished by Wieters. Oh, and this was after Davis went 0-7 with 5 Ks. I think that’s a Platinum Sombrero. He went on to make his eighth out against position player Darnell McDonald in the 17th inning.
Darnell McDonald also pitched in this game (top 17th). McDonald had trouble getting calls because back in the 10th inning he argued balls and strikes with the umpire. Eventually, he gave up a 3-run homer to Adam Jones.
Chris Davis then went back out for the 17th and successfully recorded three more outs, with losing pitcher Darnell McDonald hitting into a double play. And that was that.
Things probably lost in the scrum, considering that this game went for…well, way too long:
- Will Middlebrooks hit his first Major League home run. It was a grand slam (shades of Daniel Nava). That tied the game up at 5-5, but that was back about ten years ago, or so it feels.
- Both bullpens were incredible today. On the other hand, everyone is probably completely fried, which isn’t good for either side.
- J.J. Hardy had 5 hits today. Adrian Gonzalez was 0-7.
This game started at 1:35. It ended at 7:44. That’s over six hours. I’ll be resting my weary, concussed head now.