'Make Liriano Great Again'Update Sat, Aug 6, 2016: Video - Russel Martin on the battery working together again:
mlb.com - http://m.mlb.com/news/article/193469532/liriano-eager-to-resume-working-with-martin/
Francisco Liriano finishes his first Blue Jays start with a 3.00 ERA. Liriano Comes out of the game at the end of the 6th having surrendered 3R (2 Earned) for a tie game at the time. Brett Cecil is the pitcher of record* when the winning run scores in the top of the 9th and thus sneaks the W. Thus the Martin / Liriano battery from their time together in Pittsburgh is re-birthed.
So it isn't true, 'You can never go home again' ... as long as it's a different home?
The future awaits.
|Via espn boxscore - http://scores.espn.com/mlb/boxscore?gameId=360805107|
Royals Run into Blue Jays WinIn the 9th the Royals have a runner at second with one out due to a two-base throwing error by 3rd baseman Darwin Barney (into the 1B camera bay).
Then Paulo Orlando tries to steal 3B - and gives Barney the chance to reverse his error - which he does by snagging a low skip-throw from Martin and kneeling on the bag to block the baserunner and applying the tag.
Next batter gets a base hit to left-centre (might it have scored the Royals' centre-firlder from 2nd?).
Next batter strikes out.
* The Official Scorer can award the win to the 'correct' pitcher - if they have any idea what they're doing - none ever do take that chance these days (some millionaires' lawyer will likely come after them.)