Wednesday, April 9, 2008

And That Happened

Phillies 5, Mets 2: Mets take an early lead only to collapse late and allow the Phillies to pass them. Where have we seen that before?

Red Sox 5, Tigers 0: You know, the Tigers aren't as bad as their 0-7 record would suggest. I mean, their Pythagorean record is 1-6.

Orioles 8, Rangers 1: Aubrey Huff (4-4, 2B, 4 RBI, BB) is the hero as the Orioles continue to be the best team in the game. Before this season, the last time they were in first place was April 6, 2006.

Royals 5, Yankees 2: Philip Hughes' ERA goes up to 5.00. Ian Kennedy was shelled for six runs in two and a third in his first start. Yankees fans coming to grips with the notion that frightfully young starting pitchers are none too trustworthy even when they are wearing pinstripes. Meanwhile, ESPN viewers soon to complain about the pervasive Orioles-Royals bias on Baseball Tonight.

Brewers 3, Reds 2: Johnny Cueto was impressive again (6.1 IP, 2 ER, 8K, 0 BB), but unfortunately for him Jeff Suppan (7 IP, 1 ER) was even more so. Suppan doesn't get the win, though, because -- brace yourself -- Greg Eric Gagne blew the save (man, I need more coffee). I actually watched this game. Observations: (1) Cueto has some nasty-ass stuff; (2) Prince Fielder should NOT be wearing old-timey baggy pants and long socks because they make him look like Baby Huey or Fatty Arbuckle or something; (3) I'm pretty sure that Ned Yost's decision to bat Jason Kendall ninth made a difference on the Brewer's first run, as Kendall singled in J.J. Hardy in the third following a Suppan sacrifice. Small ball: it works, bitches.

Diamondbacks 10, Dodgers 5: Doug Davis (6 IP, 2 ER, 7 K, 2-2, RBI) is scheduled for freakin' cancer surgery on Thursday, so no, the Dodgers were not going to be intimidating him.


Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the old-time Twins reference, but I think it was Eric Gagne (not Greg Gagne, without the accent) who got touched up last night.

Craig Calcaterra said...

Wait, I thought it was the AWA wrestler!

God, that was stupid. Need. More. Coffee.

Dre said...

What may have been more impressive was Davis' 2 knocks at the plate.