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Sunday, August 03, 2008

Two Games

Jered Weaver's Second Lousy Outing In A Row: Yankees 8, Angels 2

Pretty much a terrible outing for Jered Weaver, who at least can claim to have stayed in the game for five innings, albeit throwing batting practice; by his account, he had a couple mistake pitches but some just well-hit balls, four of which ended up in the seats:
"A couple of them were on good pitches, and they put good swings on them," Weaver said. "The one to Betemit wasn't a bad pitch, fastball on the outside corner, and the one to A-Rod was right where I wanted it, a heater away. You have to tip your hat."
It's a game I'm glad I missed, as my previous gripe list appears at least partly to be in force, though the Weav did end up with a 70/29 strike to ball ratio.

The Angels only scoring came in the second on Jeff Mathis' groundout, which an error by Wilson Betemit turned into two runs.

Justin Speier gave up a couple runs more, though Darren O'Day pitched a clean inning and two thirds to finish this one.

ESPN boxMLB.com recap

Blake, Manny Both Get First Dodger Homers: Dodgers 4, Diamondbacks 2

In a series that had turned into a must-win scenario for the Dodgers, the team's newest acquisitions came up huge, homering off Yusmeiro Petit to send the Dodgers to victory. Hiroki Kuroda contributed his first quality start since July 12. Chan-Ho Park got his second save of the year after Hong-Chih Kuo got into a bit of a jam in the ninth, giving up a run on Alex Romero's RBI single.

Of some importance: Andruw Jones did not start.

ESPN boxMLB.com recap

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