Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Sweet Swinging Larry - Slugging Nate - Running Caveman

ATL-5, SDP-3
Chipper Jones goes 1-2 with a two run homer (his 10th) and a pair of walks. He's hitting 426 / 481 / 739 for the year.

CLE-5, NYY-3
Fausto Carmona continues to have control problems as he walks 5 in five innings. That's 31 walks to 15 K's for the year. How does he have a 2.95 ERA?

BOS-5, DET-0
Tim Wakefield had his knuckler dancing as he moved to 3-1. The 8 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K performance dropped his ERA to 3.33.

PIT-12, SFG-6
Nate McLouth is absolutely on a tear. Two home runs gives him 9 for the year, and he's now hitting 333 / 417 / 652. The guys in-charge of the Pirates last year had him as the back-up outfielder - good thing they made a change.

TBR-5, TOR-4
Troy Percival, who was sitting at home this time last year, picked up his seventh save. He has a 0.00 ERA with 10 K's to 1 walk.

CHC-3, CIN-0
Carlos Zambrano moved to 5-1 (1.80 ERA) while Aaron Harang dropped to 1-5 (3.09 ERA). The "contending" Reds are tied with the Padres for the most losses in the majors (21).

FLA-3, MIL-0
A big reason the Fish are 18-14 is the pitching of Scott Olsen. The 8.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 8 K game has him at 4-1 with a 2.22 ERA.

HOU-6, WSH-5
Lance Berkman's career high in stolen bases is 9. With two today, he has 6 already on the season. Oh, and he's also hitting 353 / 428 / 731.

LAA-5, KCR-3
Silver Spring native Nick Adenhart's second ML start doesn't go much better than his first, as he gives up 3 runs on 6 hits and 5 walks in 4.1 IP. He didn't take the loss, however, as the Angels were able to pound out 13 hits against Brian Bannister (poor Banny) - only 4 went for extra bases and so they only scored 5.

CHW-7, MIN-1
Annapolis native Gavin Floyd faired a bit better, as he took a no-hitter into the ninth inning (despite having given up a run on a walk and an error). A one-out double ended his bid, but he still picked up his third win of the year. This is the second time this year Floyd has taken a no-no past the seventh.

STL-6, COL-5
The Cardinals lead the majors in victories, with 22. Branden Looper (yes, that Branden Looper) is now 5-1. Still don't know how it's working.

ARI-6, PHI-4
The D'Backs are actually tied with the Cardinals for wins. Randy Johnson isn't all-the-way back yet (6 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 6 K) but he's getting there. Watch out NL.

LAD-5, NYM-4
I didn't think the deal was a good one when it happened, but Ryan Church is hitting well for the Mets (314 / 379 / 508). He and fellow former National Brian Schneider are the only New York regulars to be hitting above .280.

TEX-10, SEA-1
The Rangers jumped all over Miguel Batista and the M's pen in support of Sidney Ponson. That's right, Sir Sidney is back, and he's pitching really well. He's 2-0 with a 1.33 ERA.

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