Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Oh yeah, the other games

  • Kansas City 5, Detroit 4 (11 innings): The Tigers' bullpen has to be a major concern right now. Justin Verlander has having a fine game until getting chased in the 7th, and then they blew threw 5 relievers before eventually giving up the game in extra innings. For all the talk about Detroit's offense, this is by far their biggest Achilles heel.
  • Arizona 4, Cincinnati 2: Brandon Webb was as awesome as always. 3 solo homers by his offense certainly didn't hurt him either. As far as I can tell, Dusty Baker didn't really do anything dumb last night.
  • Milwaukee 4, Chicago Cubs 3 (10 innings): Fukudome! Mr. Most Epic Name in the History of Baseballs had a delicious debut with 3 hits and a home run that sent the game into extra innings. Alas, it was all for naught. Carlos Zambrano left the game early with arm troubles. Surprisingly enough, Ben Sheets did not.
  • Cleveland 10, Chicago White Sox 8: C.C. Sabathia got rocked (bad news for my fantasy team), but Mark Buehrle got rocked even harder, while Jim Thome was the one-man show for Chicago. Now comes the obligatory time to tell everyone that Ozzie Guillen is a ginormous douchebag.
  • Washington 11, Philadelphia 6: Yeah, the Phillies' bullpen sucks. I will not be the least bit surprised to see them fall to around .500 this year, nor will I be surprised if Washington finishes around .500.
  • New York Mets 7, Florida 2: Mark Hendrickson was the Marlins' Opening Day starter? Really? Johan Santana was pretty good.
  • Tampa Bay 6, Baltimore 2: Not that beating the O's is anything to brag about (hell, even Eric Hinske got a home run here), but the Rays are going to be tons of fun to watch this year.
  • L.A. Dodgers 5, San Francisco 0: How's that "Barry-free" atmosphere thing working out for you, Giants?
  • Minnesota 3, L.A. Angels 2: The game was about as boring as it sounds.
  • Pittsburgh 12, Atlanta 11 (12 innings): It's never good when you get lit up by the Pirates, much less Xavier Nady (4-5, 2 HRs). Glavine was flawless through 5, but the bullpen sucked.
  • San Diego 4, Houston 0: I'm going to say it right now: The Mariners are the AL version of the Padres. Good pitching, bad offense, play in a pitchers' park, etc. And if they don't get good performance from their pitching, they sure as hell won't come back with a power-laden lineup.

Yesterday's Gritty, Gutty Heroes: Xavier Nady (4-5, 2 HRs), Jake Peavy (7 IP, 4 K, 0 ER)

Yesterday's Worthless, Gutless Chokers: Tom Gordon (1/3 IP, 5 ER, choker), Mark Buehrle (1 2/3 IP, 7 ER, gutless)

That's all for now. Enjoy today's games.

1 comment:

Goat. said...

Hell... if you plan on keeping up with the daily scores, I just might swear off espn.com altogether. Thanks, Benne!