Thursday, July 22, 2010

Curveballs for Jobu

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

Today's honorary bat boy is Shane Mack

Yankees 10, Angels 6. Joel Piniero and Scot Shields pulled off a nearly-flawless Shawn Boskie and Joe Grahe impersonation Wednesday, allowing a combined 10 earned runs in seven horrifying innings. The Yankees led just 7-5 when Brett Gardner was ejected in the middle of his seven-inning at bat. Then Colin Curtis happened. The rook inherited Gardner's 0-2 hole, ran the count full and hit a three-run home run into the first row of right field seats. Shields, who also allowed Juan Miranda's solo home run, after the game: "I used to be a good pitcher, but now I'm a disgrace to all people missing a T in their first name. I'm just going to go back to the hotel and have an ice cube fight with myself." I may have made up that last quote.

Pirates 15, Brewers 3. Here in the Jobu Clubhouse, we'd like to be honest and straight forward with our readers: how bad are the flurkin' Brewers? A day after allowing Pittsburgh to take a 9-0 lead in the first inning of an 11-9 win, Milwaukee let rookie Pedro Alvarez hit two home runs for the second consecutive night, while making Delwyn Young look like a major league hitter (3-for-4, HR, 5 RBIs) for the first consecutive night. Brewers starter Randy Wolf wins the coveted Offbase Stench of the Night after his 5 2/3 inning, 13-hit, 12-run gem.

Nationals 8, Reds 5. Yeah, Stephen Strasburg won again, pitched 5 2/3 innings striking out seven. But could he figure out Miguel Cairo? Certainly not. Against Strasburg, Cairo walked and had two singles, the last of which drove in a pair of runs in the sixth and severely damaged Strasburg's chances of getting out Miguel Cairo in 2010 or ever again.

Thursday Preview

Rockies at Marlins, 12:10 p.m., NL Cy Young front-runner Josh Johnson pitching for Florida. Estimated attendance: 419.

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