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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Games, Games, Games

The Loser's Diffident: Rockies 2, Dodgers 1

The Dodgers just can't get their offense into gear; maybe that's expected with a young team. The Diamondbacks, after all, didn't exactly set the world ablaze with theirs last year, either.

Jon broke down Clayton Kershaw's start on a pitch-by-pitch basis for fouls; he had a lot of pitches spoiled. Is he tipping his pitches?

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Angels Hang On For The Sweep: Angels 5, Mariners 4

Again with Jered Weaver allowing about a billion foul balls and failing to put away opponents. He won against a weak offense, but I keep thinking he'll get shelled against anybody who's actually good.

Tampa Bay, say.

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Cubs Streak Ends At Nine: Padres 2, Cubs 1

The Cubs weren't able to get traction against the ex-Cub Greg Maddux, or enough, anyway, and that was all she wrote, ending the Cubs' win streak at nine games. I kept thinking that Trevor Hoffman would implode in the ninth, and while he did give up a two-out single, he struck out Derek Lee on three pitches. He still oughta retire.

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Bashfest: Indians 15, Rangers 9

Sidney Ponson (6 R, 2 ER, 4 IP, on three days of rest for the first time in his career) and reliever Elizardo Ramirez (9 R, 9 ER, 2.2 IP) gave up a combined 15 runs at Arlington in 28 MPH winds with gusts to 35 in 90-degree weather. Amazing, then, that only three balls left the yard, two by Cleveland. Texas pitching has allowed 48 runs in the last four games, 28 by relievers. The two teams have combined to score 65 runs in the first three games of this four game set.

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Nope, the Dodgers don't play Texas in interleague this year.

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