June 17, 2009

Foul Ball: Huff Whiffes, Kinsler Homers, and Verlander Stinks

Foul Ball is your daily baseball recap

There was only two games yesterday, so Foul Ball took a three-day weekend. But Foul Ball is back. Also there was one less game yesterday, as the White Sox-Cubs game was postponed.

6 Mets 4 Orioles: Aubrey Huff took a page out of Luis Castillo's playbook and whiffed on a pop up that lead to two unearned runs in the seventh inning. Melvin Mora has to be restrained by his manager after being called out on strikes in the first inning. Also it's been a year since the Mets fired Willie Randolph in the middle of the night in San Diego.

7 Brewers 5 Indians: One night after the bullpen blew the game for the Indians, it happened again. Reliever Jenson Lewis gave up four hits and four runs in 2 2/3 innings of relief for the Indians. Six different Brewers players knocked in runs in the game. This is only the third win in nine games for the NL Central-leading Brewers.

6 Rangers 1 Astros: In the Battle for Texas, the Rangers and Kevin Milwood shutdown Houston. Milwood went seven innings giving up four hits and one run. Jason Jennings pitched two scoreless innings of relief for Texas. Ian Kinsler hit two home runs and Daniel Murphy homered for the Rangers. Houston help the Rangers pick up the win by grounding into three double plays in the game.

11 Cardinals 2 Tigers: In a rematch of the 2006 World Series, the Cardinals thumped the Tigers. St. Louis scored four runs off of Justin Verlander in the first inning. Verlander only lasted four innings giving up eight hits and five runs and only striking out four. Albert Pujols hit his 23 home run of the season in the game. The Tigers looked the 06 team in the World Series by committing three errors in the game.

8 Blue Jays 3 Phillies in 10: I don't think Ryan Madson is the answer to the Phillies closer situation. Because in a save situation, Madson walked Lyle Overbay with the bases loaded to tie the game. Then in the tenth inning the Blue Jays scored five runs to win the game. My new favorite player Adam Lind hit his 13th home run of the game.

5 Yankees 3 Nationals: What a way for the Yankees to gain some ground in the AL East, play the Washington Nationals. Robinson Cano had a career high with four hits, including a tie breaking double in the seventh inning. Surprisingly there was only one home run hit at Coors Field East.

5 Royals 0 Diamondbacks: Gil Meche pitched a complete game shutout against the listless Diamondbacks. Five different hitters had RBI's for the Kansas City.

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