Baseball Before Bedtime: Falling Slowly

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Here's what happened in baseball while taking this sinking boat and pointing it home:

Blue Jays 1, White Sox 0: Toronto completed a four-game sweep of potty-mouthed Ozzie Guillen and his light-hitting White Sox thanks to an excellent start by Dustin McGowan. If you're counting, and I know you are, that's nine straight quality starts by the Blue Jays rotation; they held Chicago to but 5 runs over the four-game series. Matt Stairs provided the only offense of the night with a seventh inning ding dong while B.J. Ryan survived some trouble to earn his fifth sa...wait a minute. "Some trouble"? Kid WALKED THE BASES LOADED. Who does he think he is, Eric Gagne?

Reds 5, Cubs 3: Ryan Dempster had a shitty first inning (three runs allowed) and it just didn't get better for him or the rest of his Cubs teammates. Heck, even Ken Griffey robbed Alfonso Soriano of an extra base hit with a diving catch, and he lost his best friend to cancer earlier in the day! Dempster wasn't actually charged with any earned runs thanks to errors by Mike Fontenot and Mark DeRosa that led to all five of the Reds runs. The Cubs made the game interesting in the ninth against Reds closer Francisco Cordero, who loaded the bases with one out but tagged Fontenot out trying to score on a wild pitch and induced Derrek Lee into grounding out to first. Suckers!

Angels 4, Royals 0: Brett Tomko and Ervin "Magic" Santana dueled all night long but in the end, it was the Kansas City bullpen that made all the difference. Santana pitched a complete game shutout and struck out nine Royals, while Tomko's seven shutout innings went to shit after a four-run Angel ninth capped by rookie third baseman Brandon Wood's tater tot. Santana is 6-0 now, and didn't allow more than one baserunner in any inning. But was only the Royals.

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Man, I went to bed early last night.

taking this sinking boat and pointing it home

I assume they're talking about the Padres.

No, the Padres' sinking boat is a Viking longship pointing towards Valhalla.

You forgot the "on fire" part, Rob.

Bring on the Yankmees! I suggested naming our first son Fausto, but Ms. Wahoo isn't going for it. Maybe she'll go for Boudreau instead, that has a nice ring to it.

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