Monday, July 26, 2010

Curveballs for Jobu

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

Today's honorary bat boy is Dallas McPherson. He's here to remind baseball that Angels prospects don't pan out.

Hey gang, sorry for the late Jobu but I'm in charge again because the Canadian mafia is holding Derwood hostage. The negotiations aren't going well either. They're demanding Chase Utley and I'm not giving him up. Let's take a look at some of yesterday's games while I try to convince these gansters to take Yuniesky Betancourt instead...

Rangers 6, Angels 4. Scot Shields was still really effective in 2008. The last 2 seasons he's just made me sad. Last night was no different when he managed to walk 3 batter in 2 innings. The Angels fell 7 games back of the Rangers but heisted Dan Haren from the D-Backs. I covered the trade here and also a little bit here.

Yankees 12, Royals 6. Curtis Granderson and Scott Podsendik each hit 2 home runs. Wilson Betemit stopped the world from imploding by going 0-4 with 2 strike outs.

Dodgers 1, Mets 0. Clayton Kershaw shut the Mets down over 8 innings allowing 7 hits and 1 walk but only struck out 3. He did lower his ERA to under 3. R.A. Dickey was also throwing a gem until he was injured in the 6th inning. Dickey tossed 5+ innings of shut out ball while striking out 6 before hurting his leg.

Brewers 8, Nationals 3. The Brewers ruined Ross Detwiler's 2010 debut by scoring 5 runs off of the young starter. Actually, the Nationals ruined his debut. All 5 runs were unearned as the Nats kicked the ball around the field. The staff at Off Base got a nice treat though. It appears the Nats will retain manager Jim Riggleman for next season. Derwood especially is a huge Riggleman fan. I can never find the sarcastic font.

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