Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Curveballs for Jobu

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

Today's honorary bat boy is Kevin McReynolds.


Marlins 8, Nationals 2. Well, that bum Stephen Strasburg really stunk up the joint Tuesday. In his return from the disabled list, Strasburg allowed six earned runs in 4 1/3 innings, which is no way to win MTD's heart with the Vernon High School homecoming dance just a month away.

Orioles 14, Indians 8. We'd like to introduce a new segment at Jobu entitled How Poorly Did Cleveland Pitch Today? The August 10 winner is Really Poorly (14 runs, 11 earned, four HR allowed). Really Poorly will take home a Bobby Meachum bobblehead doll and be entered into our drawing for the end-of-the-year grand prize: a DVD copy of Todd Van Poppel reading a poem about blueberries.

Twins 12, Whitesox 6. KenHarrelsonVoice™ returns:

"The Chisox came into this one tied for first with the Twinkies and with Freddy Garcia on the slab, the outlook was brighter than pigeon poo on a roof top, tellyouwhat. But the bad guys had Freddy's number this time around. In the second, Jim Thome, J.J. Hardy and Joe Mauer each put it on the board, no. Tony Pena, Wimpy's pick to click, came on in relief but T.P. allowed five runs and the good guys' lumber went quiet. The crew's pick to click, Pauly, had a couple duck snorts. Scott Linebrink in the eighth: Orlando Hudson-he gone! Michael Cuddyer-he gone!"

Padres 4, Pirates 1. Ryan Ludwick hit his first two home runs as a Padre and Wade LeBlanc struck out eight in 5 2/3 innings, denying Pittsburgh its coveted 40th win.

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