Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Curveballs for Jobu 4/13/11

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

Today's honorary bat boy is Lance Blankenship.

Devilrays 3, Redsox 2. So, let me see if I understand what the hell is going on here: Boston is 2-9, and Kyle Farnsworth threw 11 pitches-with only three reportedly being balls-and struck out two in a perfect ninth for the save? Any news on a Right Said Fred come back? I feel like that's probably next.

Nationals 7, Phillies 4. Livan Hernandez became the second 88-year old in baseball history to allow an earned run or less in 6 2/3 innings against a Philadelphia franchise in April, joining fictional right-hander Ernie Schlofko (April 21, 1903). Jayson Werth, in his first game against his former team since taking all of Washington's money in the off-season, had a double, a home run and a pair of RBIs. Werth is only 61 doubles, 55 home runs and 214 RBIs away from justifying the first year of the 7-year/$126 million contract.

Angels 2, Indians 0. Jered Weaver/Dan Haren has worked out just fine for the Giantsciosciaheads so far. Weaver improved to 3-0 Sunday with a 15-strikeout game against Toronto and Haren followed with his third win, a filthy, complete game, one-hitter to snap the Ueckers' eight-game winning streak.

From reader @kushdoll - "Sexy Dan Haren rawr....we ended their streak with a shut out. Suck it tribe."

Mariners 3, Bluejays 2. Jose Molina: DNP

Astros 11, Cubs 2. It's time for our first
installment of Embarrassing Moments in the 2011 Chicago Cubs Season. Tuesday, James Russell allowed seven hits and four earned runs in 1 2/3 innings, and it got worse right away as wide receiver Jeff Samardzija allowed two more runs before the fifth was over. Former Pirate Terrible John Grabow finished up the masterpiece with a five-hit, three-run eighth, and the Cubbies also made three errors.

Reds 8, Padres 2 (11). Cory Luebke: 1 IP, 5 H, 6 ER.

Braves 5, Marlins 0. Everything about this Marlins' commercial, including the "It's Where You Wanna Be" slogan, is hilarious.

Brewers at Pirates - ppd Todd Ritchie
Rockies at Mets - ppd Anthony Young flashbacks
Orioles at Yankees - ppd Bronx smells

1 comment:

  1. I love the honorary bat-boy. Keeps things interesting.