Sunday, July 18, 2010

Curveballs for Jobu

Curveballs for Jobu is Off Base Percentage's daily trip around the ballparks.

Today's honorary bat boy is Rolando Roomes.

Hey Sunday shut ins, I'll be covering our little round up today while Derwood is back from his vacation and had to go back to earning money. If you're in the Atlanta area, stop by the interstate and buy a sack of oranges from him. He needs the money. Crazy ain't cheap and he buys it in bulk from Costco. Let's take a spin through some of yesterday's games and if you're good, maybe I'll buy you some cotton candy.

Reds 8, Rockies 1. Edison Volquez made his first start after a little, good ole fashioned Tommy John surgery. And if he's going to pitch like this, the Cardinals need to start sweating. Volquez went 6 innings and gave up 1 run on 3 hits while striking out 9. The Reds offense smacked 4 home runs including another pair from Drew Stubbs. Cincinnati is starting to look pretty dangerous and they still have Aroldis Chapman waiting in the minors.

Red Sox 3, Rangers 2. Cliff Lee's second Ranger start went much better than his first one. Lee pitched, wait for it, 9 innings but allowed 2 runs and a walk. Another walk? I'm starting to doubt Derwood's robot theory. Youkilis drove in the tying run in the 9th against Lee and the Sox won in the 11th off of a Youkilis sac fly.

Twins 3, White Sox 2. There was no wasted pitching in this game. Blog enemy Carl Pavano went all 9 innings and only allowed 2 runs on 7 hits while striking out 6. Mark Buehrle went all 8 innings but allowed 3 runs on 9 hits to take the loss. Paul Konerko continued his above average season hitting his 21st homer of the year. That always makes Paul Konerko dog smile.

Marlins 2, Nationals 0. Josh Johnson thew another 6 scoreless innings and ran his record to 10-3. Just between us, Johnson's ERA is now 1.62 and he's the best pitcher in the National League. That's just our secret. I'm not sure anyone else has noticed yet.

Giants 8, Mets 4. Blog favorite Buster Posey hit another home run. That's 8 home runs and a .356/.391/.591 slash line for the Giants' clean-up hitter. Which begs the age old question, Bengie Molina?

Rays 10, Yankees 5. I covered A.J. Burnett's bad day in Shot of the Night.

1 comment:

  1. Finally, the debut of Paul Konerko Dog.