Friday, April 4, 2008

Chase Utley > Dragons

Ian Kennedy had a rough start (2 1/3 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 4 BB, 2 K) put the Yankees in a hole, and they just kept digging deeper as the Rays overcame a not great outing by their own young right-hander Andy Sonnastine (6 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 0 BB, 4 K) to out-slug New York 13-4.

Toronto puts three up on the Red Sox bullpen to beat Boston 6-3. Blue Jays starter Shaun Marcum had a quality start (7 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 8 K) and the pen kept Boston off the board.

Is it just me, or are walk-off home runs way more common this year. I don't feel like actually checking, but it seems like there are one or two a day. Today it was Florida's Mike Jacobs breaking a 4-4 tie to lift the Marlins over Pittsburgh, 5-4.

The Twins have knocked off those juggernaut Royals, 4-3. Adam Everett drove in the winning run with a sac bunt. Former Oriole John Bale started for KC and gave up 4 runs on 10 hits in 6 1/3 IP.

St. Louis was able to hold off a Washington comeback to win 5-4. National's Opening Day starter Odalis Perez couldn't repeat his success and gave up 5 runs in 4 IP and 12 baserunners (8 hits, 4 walks).

Phillies second baseman and MVP candidate Chase Utley hit two home runs to lead Philadelphia past Cincinnati 7-4. I guess since he was facing Kyle Kendrick instead of Jake Peavy or Johan Santana, Josh "Dragon Slayer" Fogg gave up 6 runs in 4 IP.

Late games will be up tomorrow. I think I'll need to eventually get the MLB TV package... and a TiVo.

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