Friday, June 17, 2011

Curveballs for Jobu 6/17/11

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

Today's honorary bat boy is Todd Frohwirth.

Phillies 3, Marlins 0.
Cliff Lee was not to be left out of all the recent shutout fun and got to face the Marlins on Thursday. Florida is derailing at a record pace losing 16 of 18 in June with no real end in sight. Lee threw a 2-hit, 2-walk shutout against the Fish who might as well be battered because they're fried. I can't begin to explain how unproud of that sentence I am.

Braves 9, Mets 8 (10).
Jason Heyward, using only his mind, won the game for the Braves in the bottom of the 10th. His mere presence at the plate caused Mets reliever D.J. Carrasco to balk in the winning run from third. The Force is strong with this one. Also, the walk off balk is wildly unpopular.

Pirates 5, Astros 4.
The Pirates have won 4 straight and are 2 games over .500 so they get mentioned until this madness stops. Andrew McCutchen is quietly hitting .294/.397/.492 after a slow start.

Orioles 4, Blue Jays 3.
The world is collapsing on Jose Bautista. After a 1-4 night, Joey Bats is hitting just .332/.486/.678 on the season and has only 1 home run in June. Adam Lind has stepped up though and, after belting his 14th homer of the year, has a .341/.384/.629 line for 2011. All of which would be career bests. Baltimore also participated.

Yankees 3, Rangers 2 (12).
After winning back to back games 12-4, the Yankees got boring and went to extra innings. Brian Gordon got the start for New York and Cory Wade got the win. It's unclear what kind of raise they received from their usual concessionaire gigs.

Other games, but down here...
Diamondbacks 3, Giants 2 (10). J-Up walk-off homer.
Cubs 12, Brewers 7.
Nationals 7, Cardinals 4 (10).
Tigers 6, Indians 2.
Twins 1, White Sox 0.
A's 8, Royals 4.
Red Sox 4, Rays 2.

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