Friday, July 30, 2010

Curveballs for Jobu

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

Today's honorary bat boy is Walt Weiss

Yankees 11, Indians 4. I know Cleveland smells like someone threw up in a sweaty tube sock, but six innings of one-run ball from Dustin Moseley against anyone is a plus for NY. Texieira/Granderson haters beware: Tex walked three times Thursday and now leads the AL in walks and his OBP is up to .375, and Granderson (2-for-4, 2 RBI) has 13 hits in his last 32 at bats (.406).

Marlins 5, Giants 0. Anibal Sanchez did a number of things Thursday. The right-hander held the Giants to one single in a 114-pitch shutout, and halted blog favorite Buster Posey's hitting streak at 21 games, one shy of Willie McCovey's SF rookie record. But Sanchez also extended his record for career wins by an Anibal to 26.

Mets 4, Cardinals 0. Sorry, I'm still adjusting to a world where R.A. Dickey doesn't allow a run to the Cardinals in 8 1/3 innings. The Mutters are hanging around in the NL East, 6 1/2 back in third, despite the fact that the Braves could be the best team in the league and the Phillies have won eight consecutive games and just added Roy Oswalt. In a segment with our friends at, MTD drunkenly predicted the Mets would finish six games out, but even that pick is looking Irabu right now. He also predicted Chuck Finley would make a come back and pitch the Angels into the 2010 post-season, so Mets fans can probably start getting in line for playoff tickets.

Whitesox 9, Mariners 5
. I'm also uncomfortable being a part of a society that allows Freddy Garcia to be 10-4 in 2010 and Ramon Castro (2 HR Thursday) to have a 1.021 OPS in 63 plate appearances and just sits there, doing nothing about it.

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