Going into tonight’s games:
Adam LaRoche was hitting .354/.446/.708 in Pirates’ wins and .146/.226/.271 in their losses. Tonight he went 0-4 with three K’s. Guess how the Pirates did?
Grady Sizemore was hitting .043/.185/.042 as first batter of the game and .150/.277/.225 to lead off an inning.
The Indians had been outscored 61-44 in the seventh and eighth innings. Instead of trotting out another lame arm, the Tribe moved Aaron Laffey to the pen and watched him pitch three scoreless innings.
Zack Greinke already had 104 Pitching Runs Created this season. Last year only seven AL pitchers had over 100 PRC for the entire season. The next closest pitcher in PRC in this season is Dan Haren with 43. Boston Ramon Ramirez has 31 PRC in 15.3 IP, which leads all AL pitchers including starters.