ShysterBall is proud to introduce And That Happened, a new feature in which I cherry pick the highlights and lowlights of the previous night's games. (origin of name can be found here). I'm not making any promises that it will (a) ever be close to comprehensive; or (b) be up everyday -- weekends are likely to still be mostly dark around here -- but I'm going to give it a whirl for a while.
Royals 5, Tigers 4: Trey Hillman passes Whitey and Dick and now has the best winning percentage of any manager in Royals' history.
Indians 10, White Sox 8: Sabathia: 5.1 IP, 5 ER, 2 HR, 8.44 ERA. Quick! Someone give that man $120M over six years!
Brewers 4, Cubs 3 (10 innings): The first salvo in what looks to be the best race of them all this season. Fukudome: 3 for 3, a walk, a critical 9th inning homer, a double, got picked off first, and got caught stealing. I'd say it was a full first day for the yannigan. In other news, the premiere of Kerry Wood: Shutdown Closer could have gone better.
Rays 6, Orioles 2: If you would have told me back in 1995 that there would be thousands of empty seats for an opener in Camden Yards, I would have called you crazy. Still, it might not be as pathetic as . . .
Dodgers 5, Giants 0: The San Francisco offense seems to be in midseason form already! In other news, Barry Zito is doing nothing to make the Giants want to exercise that $18M option he has for 2014.