Friday, August 6, 2010

Curveballs for Jobu

Curveballs for Jobu is Offbasepercentage's daily trip around the ballparks.

Today's honorary bat boy is Alexis Infante and he's here to remind you that all the defense in the world can't save your career if you hit .109.

I claimed Jobu off of waivers today and worked out a deal with Derwood for 2 posts to be named later. The PTBNL are rumored to be a Shot of the Night and a Golden Sombrero but I can neither confirm nor deny said rumors. You'll just have to stay tuned to find out.

Orioles 5, Angels 4. You have got to be kidding me. The Buck Showalter express ran right through the Angels for a 3 game sweep. The 3-0 Buck Orioles are now a mere 32 games out of the wild card spot. Meanwhile, the Angels just keep hurting my feeling on a nightly basis.

Braves 3, Giants 2. The showdown between super rookies Jason Heyward (we refuse to call him J-Hey) and blog favorite Buster Posey didn't live up to the hype in game 1. Heyward went 1-3 with a walk and Posey went 0-4. Tim Lincecum gave up home runs to Alex Gonzalez and Eric Hinske to take the loss. Go read that sentence again, it's weird.

Twins 8, Rays 6. Jason Kubel hit a go ahead single off of one of the catwalks in the dome at Tropicana Field. Haha, the Rays' stadium is a dump. Joe Maddon expressed his delight for the unique features of their home field...
"It pretty much can't happen any place but here," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "I know it works both ways but to lose a game in a pennant situation like that because of a roof indicates why there's a crying need for a new ballpark."
Philies 5, Marlins 4 (10). In another strange ending, third base umpire Bob Davidson ruled Gaby Sanchez's walk off hit foul sending the game into extra innings. Then Chooch happened. Carlos Ruiz homered in the top half of the 10th and Brad Lidge struck out 2 while recording the save in the bottom half.

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