June 27, 2011

Baseball Blurbs: 6-27

The Marlins are hilarious. Finding more and more hilarious ways to lose every given night. Here are your daily blurbs.

Seattle 2 Florida 1

Florida: Where Terrible Happens Volume 2

You can't make this stuff up with this team. It was 1-1 in the top of the 10th. The Mariners had a runner (Dustin Ackley) on third when Marlin reliever Steve Chisek decided to intentionally walk Carlos Peguero to have a possibility for a double play. But Chisek promptly threw the ball just....a bit outside. Ackley scored. Game blouses. And the Marlins continue to do what they do best: suck.

Detroit 8 Arizona 1

Al Albuquerque: Greatest name ever?

Who cares about the rest of the game. Al Albuquerque threw 1.1 innings of scoreless relief. His name is Al Albuquerque. Al. Albuquerque.

PS - I hope to God this is his entrance music.

Baltimore 7 Cincinnati 5

Camden Yards turned Coors Field

Baltimore blasted the ball in this three game set...bombing Cincy with nine home runs. They hit three (Derrick Lee, Mark Reynolds, and Luke Scott) yesterday to take 2 of 3 at home.

Philadelphia 3 Oakland 1

Roy Halladay: Automatic

Complete game. Win. That sounds like a Roy Halladay start to me. In 35 starts where Philly has given old Roy a lead, he is a ridiculous 30-3.

Boston 4 Pittsburgh 2

Red Sox can't hit against minor league National League teams

They snapped a four game losing streak, but any games where the Red Sox lineup doesn't score 200,000 runs (especially against the Padres or Pirates) is an absolute disgrace to the game of baseball. What a pathetic team.

NY Yankees 6 Colorado 4

Old Timers Day...Yankees Win...blah blah blah

No one cares.

Tampa Bay 14 Houston 10

Houston: We have many Problems Volume 3

Not only did they give up 14 runs. But the Astros also found a way to blow TWO saves, as Wilton Lopez and Mark Melancon provided 3.2 innings of fantastic relief (9 ER combined).

Washington 2 ChiSox 1

Livan Hernandez throws slllooooooowww

Livan Hernandez had been terrible on the road for the Nats this season (0-6, 5.66 ERA). But his mid-80s fastball and 60 mph off speed pitches shut down Chicago. Hernandez only allowed one run through 6 2/3 with 9 Ks.

Kansas City 6 ChiCubs 3

Luke Hochevar: Daywalker

Hochevar pitched 5.2 solid innings for the Royals, with 3 ER and 5 Ks over his afternoon. And now time for your crazy stat of the day: Hochevar is 9-3 with a 4.43 ERA in 14 day starts the past two seasons, compared to 2-11 with a 5.28 ERA in 21 appearances at night. That's a pretty crazy discrepancy. Dude's probably got an early bed time.

Milwaukee 6 Minnesota 2

Brewers Braun-y

Ryan Braun extended his hitting streak to 17 games, going 2-4 with a 2 run homer. He and Prince Fielder are giving the first place Brew-Crew a great shot at the NL Central crown.

Toronto 5 St. Louis 0

Cardinals in trouble

Blue Jay Ricky Romero's complete game shutout gave the Cards their 12th loss in 15 games. St. Louis is now just 1-5 since the injury to Albert Pujols...and have scored less than 3 runs in 4 of those games. That makes them three games behind the surging Brewers.

NY Mets 8 Texas 5

Jose Reyes en fuego

You thought Jayson Werth got paid? You thought Crawford cashed a mondo paycheck? Imagine how much dough Reyes, an NL Candidate who is just murdering it stat-wise with a .341 BA (only 50 points above his career avg.) 28 steals and 61 runs (and some solid defense too), could bring home after this career year? It's going to be a lot. And games like yesterday (4-5, 3 R, RBI, SB) are certainly helping the cause.

LA Dodgers 3 LA Angels 2

Exciting 9th. Rest of game? Not so much

I don't care what you purist losers say. Baseball can be verrry boring. And that's what the Angels-Dodgers was...until the 9th. Vernon Wells hit a go ahead solo shot in the top of the 9th that gave the obnoxiously long named Angels (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim...how about Anaheim Angels) a lead heading into the final frame. But Jordan Walden blew his 5th save in 22 chances (2 walks the culprit), allowing Tony Gwynn Jr. to knock in the game winner for a walkoff win.

San Diego 4 Atlanta 1

Exciting 8th. Rest of game? Not so much

Atlanta scored once. San Diego scored 4. All in the 8th. Wouldn't be a National League game if it wasn't completely boring the other 8 innings.

San Francisco 3 Cleveland 1

Bumgarner rebounds after the worst start...ever

Bumgarner was completely pathetic last Tuesday. 9 hits in .1 innings...the first time that had happened since 1900. But he sure got back on track for the Giantsyesterday. Bumgarner mowed down the Indians, giving up just 1 run in 7 innings while recording 11 Ks.

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