Sunday, April 3, 2011

Curveballs for Jobu

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

Today's honorary bat boy is Terry Puhl.

Well kids, it looks like I'm back in charge of Jobu today because uncle Derwood wrote one and is in some kind of exhaustion coma. Not to be confused with the lazy comma. I suffer from, that. Let's go to some baseball before I try to be clever again...

Giants 10, Dodgers 0.
The Giants finally got in the win column after dropping the first two games of the series to the Dodgers. Brandon Belt continued his streak of firsts collecting his first stolen base. The rookie went 0-3 but had two walks. Half of that sentence made no sense to Jeff Francoeur. I love Buster Posey and find myself rooting for the Giants (J.T. Snow represent!) but a Pat Burrell, Aubrey Huff, Aaron Rowand outfield should just have Yakity Sax playing over the speakers the whole time they're out there.

Yankees 10, Tigers 6.
Mark Teixeira, A-Rod and Russell Nathan Jeanson Coltrane Martin Jr. all homered for the Yankees who managed to escape an A.J. Burnett start with a victory. Brad Penny was the victim of the Yankee shelling but he goes home to Karina Smirnoff so it's hard to feel too bad for him.

Padres 11, Cardinals 3.
So, Brad Hawpe and Orlando Hudson are on the Padres. I don't know how the Padres scored 11 runs but after a quick glance at the boxscore, I think Guy Fieri pitched a scoreless 7th inning for San Diego. I'm not good at my job. Albert Pujols finally hit his first homer of the year.

Orioles 3, Rays 1.
The Buckshowalter Express keeps rolling over its competition. Chris Tillman tossed six no-hit innings and Brian Roberts hit a home run for the 2-0 Orioles. Mark Reynolds only struck out twice, much to my chagrin.

Phillies 9, Astros 4.
Cliff Lee struck out 11 and walked zero much to the surprise of no one. I love baseball but the Astros, as an organization, just make me sad. Like an ugly puppy.

Also played...
White Sox 8, Indians 3.
Blue Jays 6, Twins 1.
Royals 5, Angels 4.
Rangers 12, Red Sox 5.
Mariners 5, A's 2.
Cubs 5, Pirates 3.
Nationals 6, Braves 3.
Reds 4, Brewers 2.
Mets 6, Marlins 4 (10).
Rockies 3, Diamondbacks 1.


  1. I love CFJ.

    The Sombrero and I watched baseball from sun up until sun down yesterday. Started with the Sox/Tribe and ended with a documentary about Hank Greenberg. In between, a documentary called "Player to be Named Later". Pretty sweet if you haven't seen it.

  2. Sounds like a pretty nice little day for you two. Did you have time to make it to Bed, Bath and Beyond?

    I haven't seen the PTBNL doc. Was it on the MLB Network?