Curveballs for Jobu is Offbasepercentage's daily trip around the ballparks.
Today's honorary bat boy is Craig Grebeck.
(Grebeck autographed 1991 Score. Estimated value: 11 staples)
Yankees 5, Tigers 3. MTD is a full-fledged member of the Bartolo Colon Is Chubby Society (est. 1997), but I don't care if he's brings a bucket of chili to the mound as long as he continues be one of New York's best pitchers. Colon tossed seven innings of three-run ball at Detroit, though he left with the game tied and didn't get the win (PITCHER WINS!). Nick Swisher, who at the plate has recently resembled Ernie Swisher, ripped a go-ahead single in the ninth off Jose Valverde, who stunk.
Nationals 2, Giants 0. It was military appreciation night in Washington, but that's no excuse for anyone to be wearing this jersey:
Redsox 9, Angels 5. Vernon Wells: hr (2), average up to .172. Total money earned from contract in 2011: $9.42.
Braves 6, Brewers 2. Yovani Gallardo had been 3-0 with an 0.96 ERA in six career starters against Atlanta until the Breams beat him up for four walks and five earned Monday. Meanwhile, Jair Jurrjens allowed two earned in 7 2/3 innings and continues to lead all Jairs in ERA (1.52).
Astros at Reds ppd Marge Schott residue
Other games, but down here....
Pirates 4, Padres 3
Dodgers 5, Cubs 2
Whitesox 6, Orioles 2
Athletics 5, Rangers 4 (10)
Marlins 6, Cardinals 5