Saturday, April 2, 2011

Curveballs for Jobu

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

Todays honorary bat boy is Benny Agbayani.

Marlins 6, Mets 2.
Josh Johnson wasted no time proving that last year's breakout performance was no fluke by taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning. Of course, it was against the Mets who seem to just ooze futility as an organization these days. I may have had a few questionable comments about the Marlins John Buck signing but he made me look like a fool (more of a fool?) by hitting a grand slam. Everbody's favorite baseball tweeter @LomoMarlins also added a homer. Carlos Beltran returned to the Mets lineup going 1-4, so there's that.

White Sox 15, Indians 10.
If Indians fans knew they'd get 10 runs on opening day, they probably would have been ecstatic. But they still got routed by the Sox in a game that was never even close. Adam Dunn launched one in his Sox debut. Thanks to MLB.TV, I didn't have to listen to Hawk Harrelson which is why my laptop isn't smashed into bits right now.

Blue Jays 13, Twins 3.
Blog enemy Carl Pavano tossed some BP for the fellas at the Rogers Center giving up seven earned over four innings. J.P. Arencibia, Jose Bautista and Adam Lind all took Pavano yard. The young Jays catcher wasn't finished either as he hit another homer in the 8th inning. Justin Morneau went 0-4 in his first game back from a season ending concussion that cost him half of last season.

Dodgers 4, Giants 3.
The defending champs fell to 0-2 but Brandon Belt hit his first career home run. I've watched a few of his plate appearances and I don't see any way that the Giants can send him down unless I just jinxed him and he goes on a 0-46 un-tear.

Orioles 4, Rays 1.
Who had Jeremy Guthrie outdueling David Price? Price looked filthy at times and struck out seven over seven but allowed all four earned runs. Brian Roberts hit a triple which is good for my fantasy team because I wasn't sure he was still alive. Mark Reynolds only struck out once, much to my chagrin.

Pirates 6, Cubs 3.
Andrew McCutchen is good at the baseball. The Cubs, not so much.

Royals 2, Angels 1.
Kila Ka'aihue hit the walk off home run against Michael Kohn as Rehab's "Drinking Problem" played in my bedroom.

Also played...
Rangers 9, Red Sox 5.
Mariners 6, A's 2.
Phillies 5, Astros 4.
Diamondbacks 7, Rockies 6 (11).

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