Baseball Before Bedtime: Don't Take It Away

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tiredchinaman.jpgHere's what happened in baseball while you stepped over the line:

Mets 9, Cards 1: Johan Santana said there was no way in hell his bullpen was blowing this one for him. He spent 9 innings laying St. Louis down and his offense helped him out by plating 9. David Wright and Ramon "Therapist" Castro each donged. The win helped the Mets maintain their one game NL East lead since...

Phillies 12, Braves 10: ...another day and another offensive bloodbath found Philadelphia prevailing. Five separate Brother Lovers hit tater tots, overcoming a 5 run deficit against the same Bravos that blew a 6 run cushion. To add injury to insult, Shane Victorino went helmet to helmet with Brian McCann at home plate and concussed him thoroughly. Jesus, the souls of Braves fans are in your hands.

Tigers 6, White Sox 4: The Tigers avoided the broom closet behind tots from Thames and Granderson and 4-4 day from Pudge. Zach Miner provided a slow hand and a quality start but the D-troit bullpen nearly blew the whole damn thing. Pregame, Jim Leyland (that asshole) announced that Todd Jones's big fat stupid paws were being replaced by Fernando Rodney at closer. Joel Zumaya left the game injured again, go figure, and Rodney needed 42 pitches to get 5 outs and end the game. Sheesh.

Twins 5, Indians 2: Justin Morneau drove in the go ahead run in the 9th and Minnesota continues to hover 2 games behind Chicago. Like everyone in America saw coming, the Indians have lost 4 of 5 after maybe possibly showing signs of life in recent weeks. Nick Blackburn bounced back from his worst start of the season with 7 innings of one run, four hit ball. I hope he celebrates by saying Hello Darlin to a woman in tight fitting jeans.

Dodgers 2, Nationals 0: Clayton Kershaw got his first win in the majors against borderling major league team. The start the Dodgers had been waiting for included just 4 hits and 5K. Nomar Garciaparra tweaked his knee at short and was replaced by Angel Freaking Berroa. The Dodgers will Knowmore about Nomar depending on whether or non his knee swells tomorrow. Either way, if Angel Berroa is plan B this probably should be addressed before Thursday.

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4 Comments

Those last 2 games were cockpunches for me.

Tavarez got the loss yesterday but this was a nice catch:
http://mlb.mlb.com/media/video.jsp?mid=200807273209260

Does Conway Twitty footage only exist on VHS?

@ Honeynut Ichiros

...not if you buy the newly remasted Hee Haw on DVD.

Junior Samples in 780i haunts my nightmares.

I wonder if Victorino didn't wear the official helmet of the Western Philadelphia Minor Baseball Association than perhaps McCann wouldn't be as thoroughly concussed.

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