Curveballs for Jobu is Off Base Percentage's daily trip around the ballparks.
Today's honorary bat boy: Alvaro Espinoza
Astros 2, Reds 0 (10 innings). Lance Berkman's two-run home run in the top of the 10th was the difference for the 'Stros, who won their first consecutive game. Berkman loves hitting at Great American Ball Park (21 career home runs, most among opposing players) almost as much as Marge Schott hated black people.
Whitesox 8, Rays 5. Jayson Nix's go-ahead grand slam helped the Palehose to a win. Unfortunately, the crew's pick to click was Ron Kittle.
Marlins 1, Phillies 0. If an Anibal Sanchez pitches 6 2/3 shut out innings and beats the defending National League champions at Sun Life Stadium does anybody give a shit? Seriously, more people were at the Burger King by my apartment Saturday.
Angels 9, Mariners 7. I have to admit, when I saw HOMERUNS: Seattle - E. Alfonzo, I thought Edgar Alfonzo had come out of retirement and gone deep off the fake rocks or a life size bobblehead doll of Darin Erstad. It was actually Eliezer Alfonzo, who went 3-for-5 with 4 RBIs, but it didn't matter because Alfonzo's team smells like rotten earthworms. Anaheim won it on Howie Kendrick's walk-off. Thankfully, he didn't rupture any limbs stepping on home plate.
Braves 5, Pirates 3. Yunel Escobar: 3-for-5!
Cardinals 9, Cubs 1. David Freese hit a home run against the Cubs. Oh, also, Albert Pujols hit three. He's really good at baseball. Freese, I mean.