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Another Weekly edition of the Good, Bad & Ugly.
The Good: Tampa Bay Rays Pitching in Minnesota this Weekend- This weekend in Minnesota, the Rays put on a pitching display & put the Rays only 7.5 games behind the Orioles for 1st place in the AL East after sweeping the Twins. On Friday, RHP Alex Cobb pitched 5.2 IP, 2 Runs, 2 Earned Runs & 2 Strikeouts. Saturday, LHP David Price pitched 8.0 IP, 0 Runs, 9 Strikeouts & Sunday RHP Chris Archer pitched 6.1 IP, 3 Runs, 1 Earned Runs, 4 Strikeouts. Also the Rays bullpen only gave up 1 run in this series vs. the Twins.
The Bad: Chicago Cubs Pitching over the last 4 games- The Cubs have lost 5 straight games, but the last 4 games the Cubs have given up 27 runs, 14 walks, .304 for opponents batting average & 6.82 ERA. Just bad
The Ugly: Fernando Rodney, Seattle Mariners Closer- We normally see Fernando Rodney celebrate closing a game with a save by doing his bow-and-arrow routine, but yesterday in Anaheim,Rodney had gone through the bow-and-arrow routine after Calhoun flied out to the warning track in center field for the last out in the eighth & it made the LA Angels mad as dirt as they thought they was showed up & in the bottom of the 9th made Rodney pay.
Pujols hit a tying double off the Mariners’ closer to score Trout. Rodney loaded the bases twice with intentional walks to Howie Kendrick and Efren Navarro. The first resulted in a 5-2-3 double-play grounder by David Freese. The second set the stage for Green, who slapped a 1-2 pitch up the middle to score Josh Hamilton and Grant Green had a game-ending, bases-loaded single that lifted the Angels to a 6-5 win Sunday.
Albert Pujols mimicked Fernando Rodney’s celebratory bow-and-arrow routine as the Los Angeles Angels got to Seattle’s closer for one of their most dramatic comeback wins this season.