Monday, May 16, 2011

Curveballs for Jobu 5/16/11

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

Today's honorary bat boy is Randy Knorr.
















Blue Jays 11, Twins 3.
American League pitchers continued to throw batting practice to Jose Bautista as he hit three (3!) more home runs to give him 16 on the season. If my math is right, he should break Bonds' record by the All Star break. He also now sports a .368/.520/.868 line that makes me giddy like a schoolgirl. Other players did stuff in this game but, let's face it, it didn't matter.

White Sox 4, A's 3.
The Sox handed Trevor Cahill his first loss of the season knocking him around for 4 runs (2 earned) on 10 hits and a pair of walks. Juan Pierre and his .314 OBP continue to lead of because Ozzie is old school like that. On the other side, the A's just keep running out Daric Barton and a bunch of Quadruple A players. Just a really bad offense.

Red Sox 7, Yankees 5.
The Red Sox swept the Yankees to get back to .500 and just 3 games back of East leading Tampa. Curtis Granderson hit a home run off of Jon Lester for 13 on the season, 6against lefties. If that wasn't enough of a sign of the Apocalypse, Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a homer. Make sure to tell your family you love them.

Reds 9, Cardinals 7.
The Reds swept their division foes by beating up on Chris Carpenter. Ramon Hernandez continued his hot streak with another home run. Aroldis Chapman continued his "I'm broken" streak walking 4 in a third of an inning. GPS couldn't help him find the strike zone right now.

Braves 3, Phillies 2.
Dan Uggla hit the go ahead homer in the 8th inning to ruin Roy Halladay's day. Halladay was a mess anyway tossing all 8 innings but allowing 8 hits, 3 runs and 2 walks while only striking out 7. He should be ashamed of himself.

Brewers 9, Pirates 6.
Ryan Braun (2-3, 2 BB, HR) bailed out Zack Grienke (5 IP, 6 H, 5 ER). I'm almost 83% sure that the Pirates Andrew and Daniel McCutchen are not related.

Other games, but down here...
Rangers 5, Angels 4.
Mariners, Indians PPD. This is the M's new strategy for the season. Rain outs.
Tigers, Royals PPD.
Orioles 9, Rays 3.
Nationals 8, Marlins 4.
Mets 7, Astros 4.
Giants, Cubs PPD.
Padres 8, Rockies 2.
Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 1.

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