Friday, June 04, 2010
I Hate Getaway Day Games: Angels 5, Royals 4At first, I was upset by missing this one entirely; I had my iPhone on vibrate, so when the MLB At Bat app alert ticked on, I didn't hear it. Too bad, because this one completed another Angels series win.
On the other hand, even though the Halos led the whole way, and Jered Weaver pitched another gem, I did miss
- Howie Kendrick having another 0-fer game in the two-hole. Dude, snap out of it.
- Kevin Jepsen exploding for two runs while making only a single out.
- Brian Fuentes surrendering a two-run jack to right-handed slap-hitter Willie Bloomquist. At some point Scioscia has to start paying attention to his platoon splits against righties, currently .263/.364/.711. Right? Am I right?
Not My Kuroda: Braves 4, Dodgers 3Hiroki Kuroda actually only gave up three earned runs, but the other kind counts too, and that's what sank the Dodgers. The offense didn't do much against Braves starter Kris Medlen — when I heard Vinny call his name on the radio, I assumed it was a typical Anglophone mistake pronunciation of Medellin, also the Columbian capital. But no, he was born right here in Artesia. He sure did a number on the Dodgers, who scored all their runs facing Aussie Peter Moylan, who allowed all his inherited baserunners to score. Thus the game.
A couple of injuries also marred this one: Jeff Weaver was announced but failed to take the mound; he apparently has a blister. Also, Casey Blake failed to make the start because of back spasms, and is presumably day-to-day.
Vin Scully To Follow Dodgers To FenwayTo broadcast the interleague series against Boston. Yay!
Messenger Duly Shot In Baltimore: Dave Trembley FiredThey should fire Peter Angelos. Third base coach Juan Samuel will take over.
Fortunately, The Great Irish Author Is Long Dead... or else the other other James Joyce would be getting the umpire's calls, too. Ironically, the living, not-author, not-umpire is a Tigers fan.
Dodgers Activate Charlie HaegerThe Dodgers activated Charlie Haeger from the 15-day DL, and optioned Travis Schlichting to AAA Albuquerque.
Bud Selig: 28-Out Perfect Game To StandAnd that's for the best.