Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Curveballs for Jobu

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

Today's honorary bat boy is Ernest Riles












Rays 4, Twins 2. When is Carl Pavano going to stop haunting Yankees fans? First, we had to sit and watch him sit and watch for four seasons, now we watch him and his taxi-driver-in-a-porn mustache win five of his seven starts the last month. The only two Minnesota losses in that stretch? Well, they came against the team jockeying back-and-forth with the Yankees for first place. So once again, on behalf of all Yankees fans, I'd like to say: Carl Pavano, we hate you more than we hated Kenny Rogers, Kevin Brown, Raul Mondesi and Hideki Irabu combined. Or as I now like to refer to him Kencarl Browdesi-Irabu.

Brewers 18, Cubs 1. You know what they say: every 53 years the Cubs face a team from Milwaukee and allow 26 hits. September 2, 1957 it was the Braves, Monday the Brewers (prediction: May 11, 2063, Milwaukee Wombats 22, Cubs 2). The Crew's 2-3-4-5 hitters (Corey Hart, Ryan Braun, Prince Fielder and Casey McGehee) went a combined 16-for-26 with 12 RBIs. It got so bad, Joe Inglett singled.

Astros 9, Cardinals 4. Everything was going fine for the Cards heading into the top of the eighth. New starter Jake Westbrook had allowed one earned run in six innings and St. Louis led 4-2. Then Jason Motte and Mike MacDougal happened. The pair allowed three runs, including Jeff Keppinger's tying double, then in the ninth Trever Miller and Blake Hawksworth put on their own production of Steve Trout: My Story, allowing four more runs, two on Keppinger's single and the 'Stros won their sixth straight.

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