Brewers 3, Cardinals 0: So this whole CC Sabathia trade is working out pretty pretty well for Milwaukee. Kid threw his third straight complete game victory, hurling a three-hitter over St. Louis and striking out seven. Tony LaRussa's righty-stacked lineup was ineffective; his 3-4-5 hitters (Pujols, Glaus, Molina) combined to go 0-for-10, and only one Card reached scoring position. Hey, sounds like my high school days! Haw haw. Ryan Braun and J.J. Hardy tater-totted for the Brew Crew who have now collected ding-dongs in 19 straight games. FRANCHISE RECORD. Milwaukee remains one game behind the Cubbies but move two games ahead of the Cards for the Wild Card.
Braves 9, Marlins 4: Is it worth winning the occasional battle when you're losing the bigger war? Yes, Atlanta's roster of walking wounded is worsening as both Chipper Jones (strained hammy) and Tim Hudson (tender elbow) left the game with ouchies. Gregor Blanco and Yunel Escobar each picked up 3 RBI to hassle Florida starter Ricky Nolasco. Nolasco is now 0-3 against the Braves this season and 10-3 against the rest of baseball. Florida's 4-run ninth inning explosion against reliever Buddy Carlyle was too little, too late, not unlike our attempt to buy the Cubs.
Blue Jays 2, Orioles 1 (susp): Rain ruined the Orioles' 25th anniversary celebration of their last World Championship team AND a night of throwback unis for both teams AND of course a tidy pitchers duel between cyclist Jeremy Guthrie and A.J. Burnett. Screw it, they'll finish today. Twenty-two members of that 1983 O's team showed up for the ceremonies, including that smarmy asshole Jim Palmer. WHAT, NO LENN SAKATA?