In Jersey they don't do "beast mode." In Jersey, they hold up a severed hand to celebrate their extra base hits.
The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star(s) of the Game
Aroldis Chapman, in part because he doesn't win these very often. He entered in a one run game and was as dominant as we've seen him. The Cubandolero K'd the side, throwing no fastball less than 99 MPH and yielding 7 swinging strikes in 15 pitches (with just one foul ball).
- The Pirates won earlier tonight, so the Reds remain one game back.
- Chris Denorfia, Homer's teammate in Chattanooga and Lousville, had a good night and is having a good year (.304/.363/.440). At 32, with a year and a half left of control, he's a definite trade candidate.
- Chapman's K/9 skied to 16.3, still the highest in the majors and now the only above 16.0.
Next up: Series and first half finale, Cueto and Jason Marquis. 4:05 EDT at PetCo.
|Final - 7.7.2012||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|San Diego Padres||1||0||0||0||1||1||1||1||0||5||11||1|
|WP: Homer Bailey (7 - 6)
SV: Aroldis Chapman (10)
LP: Clayton Richard (6 - 9)