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Indians tag Mazzaro with 10-run inning

Posted on: May 16, 2011 9:54 pm
Edited on: May 16, 2011 10:06 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Needless to say, Monday night was a rough one for Royals pitcher Vin Mazzaro. First of all, he wasn't even supposed to pitch. He was slated to start Tuesday, but an early injury to starter Kyle Davies forced Mazzaro into relief duty.

What followed was sheer catastrophe.

Eight hits. Two walks. Ten earned runs. All of this happened in the fourth inning.

The Cleveland Indians were the perpetrators. There wasn't just one big blow, there were actually three. Travis Hafner had a bases-loaded, three-RBI double to break the game wide open. A few batters later, Matt LaPorta doubled in two. Two batters later, Michael Brantley -- who had already walked and scored in the inning -- clubbed a three-run home run.

Here's the play-by-play: Single, fielder's choice, walk, single, fly out, walk, double, single, single, double, single, home run, strikeout.

Shin-Soo Choo was the only member of the Indians' lineup who failed to reach base -- and the eight others all also scored at least one run. Brantley and Jack Hannahan crossed home plate twice.

Mazzaro's final line was an even worse nightmare. He went 2 1/3 innings and allowed 14 earned runs, making him the third pitcher since 1947 to allow 14 earned runs since 1947 and the first since 1998. (via Joe Posnanski Twitter)

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 12:56 pm
 

Indians tag Mazzaro with 10-run inning

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 10:50 am
 

Indians tag Mazzaro with 10-run inning

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Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: May 17, 2011 5:46 am
 

Indians tag Mazzaro with 10-run inning

Vin Mazzaro please have a safe trip back down to the Minors lol 



Since: Jun 10, 2010
Posted on: May 17, 2011 2:59 am
 

Indians tag Mazzaro with 10-run inning

Found it!

It was Oquist - and he was relieved by Mohler!

http://www.baseball-reference.com/b

oxes/OAK/OAK199808030.shtml

Good game by the machine that was the 1998 Yankees.



Since: Jun 10, 2010
Posted on: May 17, 2011 2:50 am
 

Indians tag Mazzaro with 10-run inning

Actually, I got the wrong Mike. Oquist, not Mohler had a bad outing. But I think that was 1997.





Since: Jun 10, 2010
Posted on: May 17, 2011 2:49 am
 

Indians tag Mazzaro with 10-run inning

Who gave up the 14 ER in 1998?

Jay Witasick? I recall Mike Mohler also had a nasty outing around that time...

Baseball Reference time!



Since: Dec 7, 2007
Posted on: May 17, 2011 12:55 am
 

Indians tag Mazzaro with 10-run inning

The Indians love to hit in KC for some reason.  Remember the 11 run 9th inning a few years ago.  I was at that game and thought a 7-2 lead was safe.  Wrong Ma.  No lead was safe in the pre Joakim Soria era Royals pen.  Guess that's going to happen though.  Just funny the same team does it again.

More performances like this, and Dayton Moore will be forced to bring up some of the young starters from AAA Omaha and maybe start stretching Aaron Crow out so he can start instead of pitching in relief.

Just chalk it up to a bad and bizzare evening at the K. 


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