Found May 20, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
Felix Hernandez vs Justin Masterson. Man, when you heard about that pitching matchup yesterday, I'm sure you all figured that while both pitchers would do well, Hernandez would stand head and shoulders above Masterson...right? Well, not so much. Masterson shut out the Mariners in Cleveland's 6-0 win, and Hernandez's day was done after just five innings and six runs (five earned). Masterson didn't just have the best game of anyone in Cleveland yesterday, he had the best pitching performance out of *anyone* in the game...but we'll get to that a bit later. PIC OF THE DAY Mets center fielder Juan Lagares tries (and fails) to make a diving catch at Wrigley. (David Banks-USA TODAY Sports) Game of the Day: Phillies 3, Reds 2. The ending of this game wa bizarre. The Phillies picked up a run in the eighth off of Jonathan Broxton (who absolutely, postiively cannot pitch in Philadelphia anymore), and Aroldis Chapman came in to close the game out in the nint...
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