Saturday, August 7, 2010

Curveballs for Jobu

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

Today's honorary bat boy is Marcus Lawton but he won't be spending much more time here than he did in the majors.

Jobu is late again which either means it's taking birth control tips from your sister or I'm in charge while Derwood is out collecting butterflies or whatever he does on the weekends. Let's take a quick spin around yesterday's games while I get fired up to watch Anderson Silva destroy Chael Sonnen tonight...

Angels 4, Tigers 2. The Angels snapped their losing streak now that they're done with AL East powerhouse Baltimore Orioles (more on them later). Torii Hunter smacked a 2-run home run in the 1st off Justin Verlander and got ejected in the 8th for arguing balls and strikes. It didn't take Mike Scioscia long to also get tossed. Jered Weaver struck out 9 to increase his AL lead to 15 over Francisco Liriano.

Orioles 2, White Sox 1 (10). The Buck Showalter express keeps rolling right along. The deadly trio of Brad Bergesen, Koji Uehara and Alfredo Simon held the Sox to 1-run on 8-hits. 2010 White Sox draftee Chris Sale pitched 0.0 innings allowing a hit and a walk running his ERA to ### according to ESPN.

Rangers 5, A's 1. Cliff Lee only pitched 8 innings giving up 1 run while striking out 8 and walking none. Lee now has an insane 14.00 K/BB ratio furthering Derwood's theory that Lee is actually a robot. Remember when he was sent to the minors in 2007? That's when they turned him into a robot. That's the theory we're kicking around the office anyway. I'll admit it's not very good.

Diamondbacks 2, Padres 1. Dan Hudson is trying his best to make Kenny Williams look foolish. The former White Sox prospect pitched 7.2 innings of 3-hit ball allowing only one run on a Will Venable solo shot. Jordan Norberto pitched a clean 0.1 inning to lower his ERA to 9.00.

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