Monday, September 20, 2010

Curveballs for Jobu

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

Today's honorary bay boy is Jimmy Jones and he's here because he threw 251 pitches in a high school game. How'd that work out for you?

Hey kids, I took the weekend off to watch football and finally got around to trying some of that "alcohol" you kids keep talking about. Delicious. I'm now super behind on baseball and the pregaming for the Saints' Monday Night Game starts in about an hour. Let's check out some of yesterday's games real quick...

Orioles 4, Yankees 3 (11). Mariano Rivera gave up a Luke Scott homer, blowing a save and frightening more New Yorkers than that Cloverfield moth. While I've never seen that movie or know if that reference even makes sense, it apparently won't stop me from using it. Derek Jeter went 1-4 with a pair of walks, dragging his OBP kicking and screaming to .332 for the season. But the Yanks remain .5 game up in the East because...

Angels 6, Rays 3. Bobby Abreu hit a pair of home runs and even Peter Bourjos got in on the fun crushing a homer to deep left. Scott Kazmir got the win (weird) pitching 5 innings (normal) and allowing only 1 run (very weird). The Angels are just 10.5 games out of first heading into a series against the Rangers. I'm starting to have my doubts about this season.

Dodgers 7, Rockies 6. The Rox got in trouble in the 4th after Furcal was ruled safe at first on a double play ball. Then Huston Street blew his save in the 9th before the Dodgers won it on an A.J. Ellis 11th inning single. Troy Tulowitzki didn't hit a home run and I'm quite frankly worried about him. He's now homerless since Saturday. The Rox are still just 1.5 back in the West because...

Giants 9, Brewers 2.
Cardinals 4, Padres 1.

The Giants took a .5 game lead over the Padres after Jose Guillen went crazy all over some baseballs for a change. The unstable "outfielder" went 2-4 with a homer and 6RBI. Blog favorite Buster Posey went 2-2 with 3 walks. Meanwhile in St. Louis, the Padres couldn't do anything about Adam Wainwright or Colby Rasmus and lost for the 11th time in September. They're the Bizarro Rockies when September rolls around. Wainwright pitched 8 innings of 1-run ball for his 19th win of the season and Rasmus added his 23rd home run of the year.

Pirates 4, Diamondbacks 3. Because if I didn't tell you they played, how would you ever know? The Pirates actually swept the Backs in a series that was only a little more exciting than those long thermal underwear with a trap door back.

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