White Sox 3, Yankees 2. Nick Swisher homered in the top of the ninth to knot this one at two, but DeWayne Wise singled home Scott Posednik (pinch running for Jim Thome) in the bottom half to give the Chisox the win. Since I'm filling in for Rob I figured I'd start with something he'd dislike, since right now I think I'd rather still be sleeping.
Braves 6, Marlins 3. Atlanta salvaged the final game of their series with the Marlins, the instant classic Battle for Second Place in the NL East. Swingin' Mike Gonzalez gave up 2 runs in the bottom of the eighth, but Brian McCann LASIK'd a three-run blast in the top of the 10th.
Brewers 7, Nationals 3. The Nationals had Mike Cameron nailed at home plate in the bottom of the seventh. Typically for Washington this season, Will Nieves missed the tag, allowing the go-ahead run to score in the seventh. Also typically for Washington this season, a bunch more runs scored afterward.
Giants 7, Phillies 2. All any sports fan in Philadelphia can talk about is the rotation, and who Cliff Lee will replace. Rodrigo Lopez has been good! they all say, forgetting the words "small sample size." Then Lopez goes out and gives up 7 runs to the Giants. Pablo Sandoval splashed a homer into McCovey Cove and drove in four runs.
This is pretty sweet: Rob went away on vacation and left me in charge. In total control! Last time I had to defer to Kris, but this time I am in total control. I'm here for a week and a day; today I plan on doing a crappy job so I'm inspired to do an awesome job next week when re-reading the day's posts. It's a foolproof plan, I tells ya.