Ivan Nova got the start this afternoon, and pitched well, but not as well as we’ve seen him pitch this season. His final line was 4.1 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 K. Again, not the best start and not a quality start as he didn’t finish at least 6 innings, but it could have been far worse. Like Phil Hughes yesterday. Our bullpen though, was fantastic. Robertson, Chamberlain, and Ayala combined for 4.2 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB and 4 K. Fantastic!
Our offense was pretty damn spectacular, too. 9 ER on 13 H is going to get you a win, unless your pitching is especially horrendous. Thankfully for us, Buckles the Chimp hasn’t been a solid pitcher this year, and we were able to capitalize on that. The bottom of our lineup this afternoon had one hell of a game, going a combined 10-21 with 9 RBI. Robbie Cano went 3-5 with an RBI, Swish went 1-4 with an RBI, Grandy went 1-3 with 2 RBI, Eric Chavez went 3-5 with an RBI and our big hitter Russell Martin went 2-4 with 4 RBI, all of which came on 2 HRs. Elsewhere, Alex went 2-5 and Derek went 1-4, meaning he’s 67 hits away now from 3,000. Keep it going, Jetes!
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