Friday, August 27, 2010

Curveballs for Jobu

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

Today's honorary bat boy is Mike Gallego.

Nationals 11, Cardinals 10 (13). Albert Pujols became the third-fastest to 400 home runs (Alex, Grifey Jr.) Thursday, but Ian Desmond stole the potato with a walk-off single in the 13th.

Tigers 7, Bluejays 1. Brady Anderson hit his 41st home run for Toronto.

Diamondbacks 11, Padres 5. It's time for the San Diego Padres to re-evaluate the direction of the organization because Ian Kennedy just threw seven, one-hit innings and struck out 12. That's like when MTD mowed through the Vennington subdivision lineup in the district wiffle ball finals in 1995. Everyone thought he was a bum and his career was over, but he struck out 14 that day with his famous Booger Ball.

Dodgers 7, Brewers 1. Any time you can get 4 1/3 one-walk innings out of George Sherrill, Kenley Jansen, Octavio Dotel and Jeff Weaver, something went right that day. Weaver's performance was the most baffling: he faced three batters and got each one of them out.

Marlins 11, Mets 4. The magical season in Flushing continued Thursday as Jonathan Niese put on a one-man show called Do I Smell Like Andy Hawkins Yet?, firing 5 2/3 innings of seven-run ball. Hanley Ramirez had a decent three-game series, going 10-for-15.

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