The Boston Red Sox had a frustrating night at Camden Yards on Friday, losing 2-0 to the Orioles. Things got a little heated in the eighth inning when Orioles third baseman Manny Machado appeared to slide late into second base to break up a double play. The slide did its intended job, but the momentum also caused Machado’s foot to skip over the base and his spike to catch the back of Dustin Pedroia’s right calf.
The San Francisco Giants slow start has been compounded since arriving in Denver early on Thursday. No, the Giants did not have a game that day, but they still managed to lose when Madison Bumgarner was injured in a dirt bike accident. The San Francisco ace will be forced to miss at least six weeks, and perhaps longer, with a separated left shoulder and bruised ribs. In fact, the Rockies were determined to continue inflicting damage, defeating San Francisco 6-5.
Roark had a decent outing, but the relief work was sharp tonight, and some patient Nats help win it in extras.Image courtesy Fangraphs.(What do these graphs and percentages mean?)Serviceable: Tanner Roark (-11.2%) gives up 3 runs over 6 23 innings with