Friday, April 11, 2008

And That Happened

Reds 4, Brewers 1: Aaron Harang (8 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB) shuts the Brew Crew down, as the Reds take 2 out of 3 from Milwaukee.

Rangers 3, Orioles 1: Steve Trachsel starts, yet the game takes only 2:38. Someone alert the MLB secret police, because he's obviously hepped up on goofballs.

Giants 5, Cardinals 1: I officially need a new target for my snark, because San Francisco is looking downright respectable. Kevin Correia (7.2 IP, 5 H, 0 ER) throws the second non-Cain or Lincecum gem in a row.

Rays 7, Mariners 0: Edwin Jackson (8 IP, 2 H, 0 ER) dominates Seattle. After a pretty pathetic 2007, Jackson has given up 1 earned run in his first 14 innings this year.

Red Sox 12, Tigers 6: Back to ugly reality for Detroit, as the Tiger bullpen is charged with eight runs in 2.2 innings. Yikes. By the way: J.D. Drew is batting .440/.483/.720.

Yankees 6, Royals 1: Pettitte (6.2 IP, 1 ER) to Joba (1.1, 0 ER, 2K) to Rivera (1 IP, o ER). That's how it's supposed to go. And hey: a Hideo Nomo sighting (3 IP, 2 ER in mopup duty).

Braves vs. Rockies: Crash Davis and his buddies sneak into Coors Field overnight and turn on the snowmaking machines to save Atlanta from having to play another game on what has been a brutal little road trip thus far.


Anonymous said...

Love these quick little recaps! Keep them coming!!!

Craig Calcaterra said...

Thanks. I have been secretly worried that no one likes these things. My reason for doing them, for the most part anyway, was to discipline myself to actually, you know, pay attention to what's going on in actual games. It's so so easy to just blog around the actual action and talk about off-the-field stuff all the time, and too much of that makes one lose sight of what it's all about.

Still, if anyone has any thoughts about these, whether it's negative, positive, constructive, or whatever, just let me know. I'm a big boy and can handle criticism.

cobweb said...

No, these quick recaps are awesome! Love the small bits of humor you add on occassion. But in answer to the respectable Giants, just beat up on Zito. He's still not respectable (pitching-wise).

Dre said...

As long as "that keeps happening" the recaps are an important part of my reading day

Anonymous said...


Love the recaps, keep them coming.

However, no need to find another target for snarking. The Giants are just imitating a mediocre team now. They'll fall to their natural level soon enough.