Saturday, July 17, 2010
Stuff About Yesterday: Angels 3, Mariners 2The offense was barely good enough, but considering the opponent was Felix Hernandez (who provided his team a complete game loss), that's no small thing. The Mariners helped out Jered Weaver, who lasted seven innings himself, by erasing themselves to end two separate innings (Michael Saunders in the fifth, and Chone Figgins in the eighth). Helen counted, and aside from Ichiro, there's only one Mariner with a batting average over .260.
Ironies: the two ex-Angels on the team were doing terribly, Casey Kotchman so much so that you begin to wonder whether he'll even be in baseball next year. He grounded out to short to end the game, and there was something immensely sad about it. I had really high hopes for him.
Dodgers Lose Two In One Game: Cardinals 8, Dodgers 4Manny Ramirez didn't survive the first inning (hamstring strain), and Russell Martin may end up forced to the DL with a thumb injury. The rest was the usual crap against the Cards in St. Louis, including a four-inning start by Chad Billingsley, who's looking more and more vincible this year.