Wednesday, May 2, 2012

5-2 Recap

Rough day today as it was my first day under .500 in quite sometime.  Oh well it's a marathon not a sprint. To the recaps!

Winning Pitcher
Losing Pitcher
SF 2, MIA 3

Blue Jays 11 Rangers 5 (Win)

Well I was correct in my prediction that Ricky Romero would get the win.  Even though he did give up 5 runs he still only gave up 6 hits and managed to go 8 innings.  Romero is still one of the most underrated pitchers in all of baseball if you ask me and he will continue to go out every start and give the Blue Jays a very good chance to win.

Royals 3 Tigers 2 (Loss)

So much for it not being fair.  Jonathan Sanchez and the Kansas City bullpen went toe to toe with Justin Verlander and came out on top.  The Tigers continue to be a big disappointment as they are only at .500.  They need to get it turned around and start scoring some runs to help out their pitchers.

Astros 8 Mets 1 (Win)

And the Astros get the sweep!!  The Astros got 2 home runs and 6 RBI's from Chris Johnson as they blew the doors off the Mets today.  Before this series the Mets were flying high and the Astros were struggling.  Now the tables have been turned after the Astros took 3 from the Mets and New York did not look good at all.

Rockies 8 Dodgers 5 (Loss)

This was another crazy game played at Coors Field.  The beautiful thing about this park is that you can put up crooked numbers in a hurry.  After only scoring 3 runs in the first 7 innings the 2 teams combined for 10 in the eighth and ninth.  The Rockies won it on a walk-off 3-run home run from Jason Giambi in the bottom of the ninth inning.  

Padres 5 Brewers 0 (Loss)

If you lose to Jeff Suppan you do not deserve to have a perfect record at any park.  Yovani Gallardo lost for the first time in Petco Park after being outpitched by Suppan, who was making his first start of the year.  Suppan pitched 5 effective innings and then turned the game over to the bullpen, who shut down Milwaukee the rest of the way.

Nationals 5 Diamondbacks 4 (Loss)

Another game that I lost to a walk-off hit.  This one was a 2-run home run hit by Ian Desmond off of Arizona closer J.J Putz.  The Nationals offense scored a few runs today as they look to get back on track, and phenom Bryce Harper went 3-4 today and is hitting .385 since his call up from the minor leagues.

Orioles 5 Yankees 0 (Loss)

Wait a minute the Yankees didn't score any runs for Ivan Nova?? Nova pitched like he usually does, giving up 5 runs, but this time the Yankees didn't score 9 for him and get him the win.  Nova lost for the first time in a very long time, but it wasn't because he was pitching well, it was because the Yankees were scoring.  Didn't happen for him today.

Cubs 3 Reds 1 (Loss)

Jeff Samardzija continues to look like he might actually be a decent pitcher in this league, as he beat the Reds today.  He went 7 2/3 innings and only gave up 1 run and striking out 7.  The first run of the game came off the bat of Bryan Lahair, who hit his sixth home run of the season and has been one of the few bright spots for the Cubs this year.

Athletics 4 Red Sox 2 (Win)

The Oakland Athletics continue to do just enough to win ball games, and today it was at the expense of the Boston Red Sox.  Brandon McCarthy was outstanding again today and Oakland gave him some run support to help him get his second win.  Yoenis Cespedes struck out once again today, and his pace continues to drop.

Atlanta 15 Philadelphia 13 (Loss)

What the hell happened in this game?  Roy Halladay got rocked and the Atlanta Braves had a 6-run fifth inning and a 5-run eighth inning and still found the game going into extra frames.  That is when Chipper Jones came through, hitting a walk-off home run in the eleventh inning to send the Braves fans home happy.

Rays 5 Mariners 4 (Win)

The Mariners need to look at the bright side here.  Kyle Seger hit 2 home runs.  They finally got a hit with a runner in scoring position.  Chone Figgins is now hitting under .200 so cutting him makes even more sense.  Positives people positives!  On the other side Tampa Bay just continues to win. I got to confess I love watching this team play and I have for a few years now.  Their pitching staff is so fun to watch!

Indians 6 White Sox 3 (Win)

Johnny Damon and Shin-Soo Choo combined to go 0-8 today and the Indians still won.  That is because they got a 3-run home run from Carlos Santana and a 2-run home run from Travis Hafner.  Phillip Humber continues to return to mediocrity ever since he had his moment in the sun.  That goes to show you how awful the Mariner lineup is, because he isn't that good of a pitcher by major league standards.

Cardinals 12 Pirates 3 (Win)

Lance Lynn is 5-0!! Lance Lynn is 5-0!!  Another great performance by Lynn and another offensive outburst by the offense has Lynn sitting with James Shields as the only pitchers with 5-0 records so far this year.  It is going to be almost impossible for the Cardinals to demote Lynn when Chris Carpenter comes back, so it will be interesting to see what they do.

Angels 9 Twins 0 (Win)

Jered Weaver threw a no-hitter for the Angels, the first of his career.  This weekend the Twins play the Mariners in a weekend series.  Going to be a lot of offense in those games I'm guessing.  Anyway congrats to Weaver for throwing that no-hitter!  Of course the Angels bats finally start to show something when their pitcher throws a no-hitter.  Makes perfect sense.

Marlins 3 Giants 2 (Loss)

I know that the Marlins won here but I still want to take a second and talk about Heath Bell.  I think that the Marlins are realizing it was a colossal waste of money to sign him and they are already regretting it.  He blew another save today and his ERA now sits at 11.74.  Well worth the 7 million dollars he is getting I am sure.  Fortunately for the Marlins Giancarlo Stanton has remembered how to hit home runs, and his third in the last week was the difference in the game today.

Days Record: 7-8                                       Monthly Record: 16-13              
Lock of the Day Record: 15-11                  Overall Record: 199-168 

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