Monday, August 2, 2010

Curveballs for Jobu

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

Today's honorary bat boy is Archi Cianfrocco and he's here to remind you about the Seibu Lions.

Well kids, I'm in charge again which can only mean two things: Jobu is late and the Angels are up first.

Angels 4, Rangers 1. Jered Weaver out dueled Cliff Lee to give me just a little hope that the Angels can still make the playoffs. Weaver went 7 innings and gave up 1 unearned run while striking out 7. Then Fernando Rodney and Brian Fuentes somehow managed to get through 2 innings without giving up a run. Lee, of course, pitched all 8 innings for the Rangers but allowed 4 runs on 9 hits and 2 walks. Weird. The Angels play the Rangers in 7 of their last 14. So you're sayin there's a chance.

Giants 2, Dodgers 0. Matt Cain out dueled Clayton Kershaw. New Dodgers Scott Podsednik, Ryan Theriot and Octavio Dotel all pitched in for the Dodger loss. Blog favorite Buster Posey disappointingly went 0-3 with a walk.

Royals 5, Orioles 4. The more I look at these teams the more I think I was wrong at the beginning of the year. I thought the O's were developing into a nice young team. Now I think the Royals have the more immediate brighter future. Hosmer and Moustakas are on their way and Kila Ka'aihue just got called up. Plus they have Wilson Betemit. Crazy stuff from this game included Bruce Chen getting the win and Alex Gordan hitting a home run.

Astros 5, Brewers 2. The new look Astros starring Humberto Quintero just keep winning. The Astros finally gave up and decided to rebuild and have won 5 in a row. Former Cardinals/A's/Blue Jays prospect Brett Wallace went 1-2.

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