Baseball Before Bedtime: After Hours

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Here's what happened in baseball while you said 'hello' to never:

Nationals 5, Diamondbacks 0: Something tells me that Arizona has tumbled into some sort of purgatory that will keep them hovering one game above and one game below .500 for the remainder of the season. Hey the Yankees were in that fateful boat too and then Jason Giambi grew a moustache! Anywho, John Lannan pitched a gem for Warshington, going six scoreless innings against a lineup sans Eric Byrnes and sans Justin Upton. Jesus Flores had a three-run pinch-hit tater-tot. Full of hyphen-y goodness!

Tigers 8, Indians 6: Miguel Cabrera's walkoff two-run ding-dong off Jensen Lewis was the difference maker but let's really stick the blame on Rafael Betancourt. The Indians reliever gave up three runs in the ill-fated seventh inning, ruining an actual effective outing from Paul Byrd. Detroit actually came back from a six run deficit in this one. Tiger rightfielder Matt Joyce was a perfectly cromulent hitter in the five hole, falling a triple short of the cycle and knocking in three runs. Crazy blogger Todd Jones pitched a scoreless ninth to earn a lucky win, his fourth on the year.

Blue Jays 9, Orioles 8: Balty-more's six-run sixth was not enough to topple Toronto's seven-run fourth inning as the two least interesting AL East teams battled it out for fourth place. Both starters were charged with seven runs but A.J. Burnett somehow eked out a win, despite going just 5 and a third innings and allowing seven hits and three walks. Vernon Wells left the game in the seventh with a leg injury and was replac...oh who cares. The Yankees won, the Rays lost, and the Red Sox won. There's your AL East recap.

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"If you close the door, I never have to see the day again."

VU lyric or 2008 Indians Slogan?

Name one reliever on the Indians who can actually close the door without getting their big dumb feet caught in it.

Owings' line worth mentioning:

5.2 IP, 1 H, 2K... 5 BB, 3 HBP.

If Tim Russert wasn't dead already, Micah might have done the job with an errant pitch last night.

Jesus. That's not very good.

5BB, 3 HBP in 5.1 innings? The pre-OF playing Rick Ankiel is jealous.

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