Sunday, April 13, 2008

Banny 3-0, Detroit 2-10, Cueto - 5 R

With the troubles CC Sabathia and Fausto Carmona are having, it's nice to see Cleveland's Cliff Lee stepping up. Against the A's he went 8 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 8 K, and has an 0.61 ERA on the year. The Indians got the win, 7-1.

Gabe Kaplar hit his fourth HR of the year as the Brewers beat the Mets 9-7. Eric Gagne pitched another perfect ninth for his 3rd save.

The Cubs-Phillies game went into extra innings, and it was in the top of the tenth that pitcher Carlos Zambrano came in to pinch hit for Kerry Wood with two on and one out. He ground out, but a Chase Utley error allowed a runner to score, and Chicago won the game 6-5.

Johnny Cueto finally had a bad start (6 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 6 K) as the Pirates beat the Reds 9-1. Pittsburgh at 6-6 actually has a better record than Cincinnati (6-7).

The Nationals finally got back in the win column with a 5-4 win over the Braves. Tom Glavine, who took the lose, left the game without getting an out in the first inning due to a leg injury. Atlanta doesn't have a ton of pitching depth, so hopefully Glavine won't miss much time.

Detroit is 2-10 after a 10-0 lose to the White Sox. Javier Vazquez had a great start (7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K) and Paul Konerko homered and drove in 5 for Chicago.

Rookie catcher JR Towles homered and drove in 3, as the Astros beat the Marlins 5-1.
Wandy Rodriguez picked up his first win of the year for Houston with a good start (7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 7 K).

Brian Bannister moved to 3-0 with a complete game victory over the Twins, 5-1. Banny gave up 1 run (unearned) on 3 hits and a walk, and K'ed 3. His ERA stands at 0.86. Congratulations to Banny on his success thus far this season.

John Bowker homered for the second game in a row as the Giants beat the Cardinals 7-4. Tim Lincecum showed flashes of dominance for San Fransisco. Though he gave up 2 runs on 6 hits and a walk, he also K'ed 11 in 6 innings.

Greg Maddux showed that he can still pitch effectively, even if it's not for very long anymore. He threw 67 pitches in 5 IP, giving up no runs, 2 hits and a walk.
The Padres' bullpen held the Dodgers scoreless, and San Diego won 1-0. Chad Billingsley had a very good start for LA (5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 8 K) but ended up taking the loss.

The Angels moved a game ahead of the Mariners with their 10-5 win. Jeff Mathis homered twice for LA, and Joe Saunders picked up his second win and has a 1.27 ERA for the year.

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