Carlos Gonzalez making himself into a superstar
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"Baseball Tonight" analysts, ESPN.com writers and SweetSpot Network bloggers chatted and gave their in-game opinions throughout the day's games -- all in Baseball Tonight Live.
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|Joey Votto, CIN||30||SF||Top 1: 1-2, 1 Out. 1 on.||Bumgarner|
|Joey Votto, CIN||31||SF||Top 4: 2-1, 2 Outs. None on.||Ramirez|
|Jayson Werth, PHI||17||HOU||Bot 5: 1-0, 0 Outs. None on.||Happ|
|Josh Hamilton, TEX||30||MIN||Bot 1: 3-2, 1 Out. 1 on.||Duensing|
|Vernon Wells, TOR||23||NYY||Bot 3: 0-2, 1 Out. 1 on.||Hughes|
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WEB GEMS LEADERBOARD
WEDNESDAY'S BEST AND WORST
BESTJoey Votto, 1B, Reds
Votto helped the Reds erase a nine-run deficit to pull off a wild 12-11 win against the Giants. Votto went 4-for-7 with a pair of homers and seven -- yes, seven -- RBIs and raised his batting average to .326
WORSTJeff Niemann, RHP, Rays
Niemann had a rough outing against the Angels. How rough? Well, he gave up eight hits and 10 runs in 3 1/3 innings of a 12-3 loss in Anaheim. Over his previous three starts, spanning 18 innings, he gave up only nine runs.
THURSDAY'S BEST MATCHUPS
Cardinals at Nationals, 7:05 p.m. ET
Chris Carpenter ranks in the top 10 in the National League in wins (fourth with 14), winning percentage (second at .778), innings pitched (fourth at 184 1/3), ERA (ninth at 2.88) and WHIP (10th at 1.15). He is 5-1 over his past eight starts and permitted one run in beating the Nationals earlier this season.
Twins at Rangers, 8:05 p.m. ET
Cliff Lee enters this one struggling a bit lately. The lefty is 0-2 over his past three starts, giving up 18 runs in 19 2/3 innings to raise his ERA to 3.09. It marks the first time his ERA has risen above 3.00 since May 28. Francisco Liriano, meanwhile, hasn't lost since July 9, going 5-0 in seven starts.
Orioles at White Sox, 8:10 p.m. ET
The Orioles continue to try to make the White Sox's pursuit of the Twins in the AL Central a little harder. Baltimore took three of four from Chicago at the beginning of the month and, after losing the series opener Tuesday night, beat the White Sox on Wednesday. Edwin Jackson will try to continue his impressive streak since joining the White Sox; he's 1-0 with a 1.35 ERA in three starts.