Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Curveballs for Jobu

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

Today's honorary bat boy is Mike Felder

Brewers 3, Pirates 1. Chris Capuano wins! Chris Capuano wins! Chris Capuano wins! The Milwaukee left-hander, who missed the 2008 and 2009 seasons with an injury, pitched five innings of one-run ball and won for the first time since May 7, 2007, snapping a 30-appearance winless streak. If the main story is STARTER WINS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THREE YEARS, the losing team has to be Pittsburgh. Even if the Pirates aren't involved, they're still credited with a loss. It's in the official baseball rule book.

Indians 10, Twins 4. That's five straight for Cleveland, which had 20 hits and made a winner out of Aaron Laffey (5 IP, 0 ER). Jason Repko: 0-for-1.

Rays 8, Orioles 1. Baltimore went into the all star break on a four-game winning streak after somehow sweeping Texas. Things are finally back to normal in the second half as the O's have dropped four in a row, including Monday's Chris Tillman Horror Show (2 2/3 IP, 8 ER). Now is a good time as any to debut Offbase's new mascot, Toilet Mickey

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