Originally posted on Baseball Prospectus  |  Last updated 6/11/12
The Weekend Takeaway Kevin Millwood and five Mariners relievers combined to no-hit the Dodgers at Safeco Field on Friday night. The Nationals swept what closer Tyler Clippard described as “a statement series” in Boston. The Tigers staged a spirited, eighth-inning rally to capture the rubber match of their series with the Reds, leaving Aroldis Chapman to pick up the pieces from his second consecutive loss and lifting the Pirates into a tie for first place. But while Prince Fielder was busy stretching to catch Ramon Santiago’s throw for the first out of the bottom of the eighth at Great American Ball Park, a more remarkable turn of events was afoot some 800 miles southwest in Baton Rouge. Sophomore pitcher Frankie Vanderka had just struck out junior right fielder Alex Edward to cap Stony Brook’s 7-2 victory over Louisiana State in the deciding game of the Super Regional between those two teams. The Seawolves, led by outfielder Travis Jankowski—who was drafted by the Padres with...
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