Sunday, May 15, 2011

Curveballs for Jobu 5/15/11

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

Today's honorary bat boy is Noberto Martin.

Angels 3, Rangers 2.
Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing something over and over again and expecting different results. Mike Scioscia keeps sending Fernando Rodney to the mound expecting him to get outs. Draw your own conclusion. Rodney allowed a hit to the lone base hitter he faced which scored the tying run blowing a win for Dan Haren. Maicer Izturis bailed the Angels out in the 9th driving in the go ahead run. Scioscia also continues to start Jeff Mathis but he did go 2-4 raising his 2011 slash line to .203/.221/.297.

Blue Jays 9, Twins 3 (11).
Jose Bautista hit a 2-run home run in the 11th to spark the 6 run inning. The homer was Baustista's 13th of the season and he's raking a .358/.517/.798 line so far. He's the best hitter in baseball right now and it ain't close. In other news, the Twins are awful this year.

Red Sox 6, Yankees 0.
Josh Beckett continued his nice season by shutting down the Yankees for 6 innings and striking out 9. CC Sabathia, on the other hand, gave up 6 earned over 6.2 innings. Then Jorge Posada said something. Or he didn't. I don't really know what happened but everybody on Twitter seemed enthralled by it.

Marlins 1, Nationals 0.
Livan Hernandez, who apparently will pitch forever, gave up just one solo home run to Mike Stanton over 7 innings and took the loss. Alex Cora went 0-3.

Reds 7, Cardinals 3.
The Reds moved into first place in the Central thanks to a strong outing by Johnny Cueto and a pair of Ramon Hernandez homers. Cueto allowed 3 hits, 3 runs (0 earned) over 7.2 innings, struck out 5, made a tremendous behind the back catch and incited zero brawls.

Diamondbacks 1, Dodgers 0.
Chad Billingsly allowed 1 hit and struck 8 over 8 innings and took the loss. That's gotta be a bummer.

Other games, but down here...
Mariners, Indians PPD. But the Indians still won somehow.
A's 6, White Sox 2.
Tigers 3, Royals 0.
Orioles 6, Rays 0.
Braves 5, Phillies 3.
Padres 9, Rockies 7.
Astros 7, Mets 3.
Brewers 8, Pirates 2.
Giants 3, Cubs 0.

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