Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Two Lousy Games
Baseball Is A Funny Game Dep't: Mets 5, Dodgers 4
- How do you lose when the opposition allows more walks? Nine walks, and the Dodgers still lost. Kuroda had nothing, or damn near to it, outlasted by Oliver Freaking Perez, f'r chrissakes.
- Well, At Least There Was Some Entertainment To Make Up For The Loss: In the seventh, Mark Loretta came to the plate and somehow managed to bounce a ball off the first base bag about thirty feet in the air. Mets first baseman Daniel Murphy fielded the ball while running toward second base and threw behind him to reliever Bobby Parnell to just nip Loretta for the second out. It was as crazy a play as I've seen since Jose Molina threw backwards to K-Rod at the plate to nail the Indians baserunner.
Update: Via Jon:
- K-Rod gave up yet another longball, this time to Manny Ramirez. But the Mets still won. The reason why was the Dodgers stranding twelve baserunners. Gah.
Welcome To Second Place, Dr. Santana: Rangers 8, Angels 1Santana was sitting mostly 92-93 from what I could tell with a quick inspection of Gameday data, and got knocked around accordingly; earlier optimistic comments about his poor performance appear ill-founded.
Andruw Jones homered three times. There's a certain irony that I'm sponsoring his page, doubled up by the fact that I have a snarky comment posted there.
The Angels are not a good team.