June 19, 2009

Foul Ball: The Launching Pads Let Loose!

Foul Ball is your daily baseball recap

8 Blue Jays 7 Phillies: The launching pad in Philadelphia let loose yesterday. In total seven different players in the game hit home runs. This was actually a great game to watch. A lot of back-and-forth action between these two teams. After the Phillies tied the game in the eighth inning, temporary closer Ryan Madson picked up the loss when he gave up a home run to Rod Barajas. Nothing was real good in this game. Pitchers gave up a lot of runs and the hitters left a lot of men on base.

6 Cubs 5 White Sox: Dereck Lee and Geovany Soto hit consecutive home runs in the eighth inning to tie the game. In total the Cubs scored four runs in the eighth. Then Alfonso Soriano drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth. White Sox 2nd baseman Chris Getz almost committed a Sandoval in the game. But he only committed two errors.

4 Rockies 3 Rays: There is no stopping the Rockies now. The launching pad at Coors Canaveral also let loose yesterday. Clint Barmas hit a two-run home run and Todd Helton and Carlos Gonzalez each added solo home runs for Colorado. Rockies pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez went 6 2/3 innings giving up six hits and one run.

4 Padres 3 Mariners in 10: Heath Bell pitched two innings of relief giving up one hit and striking out two. Kevin Kouzmanoff singled in Adrian Gonzalez to score the winning run. Both teams left a lot of men on base.

3 Nationals 0 Yankees: Boy this is bad New York. You were beat two out of three times by the worst team in baseball. And I bet the 5 1/2 hour rain delay didn't help at all. A-Roid had the worst night going 0 for 4 with two strikeouts and he left three men on base. The really sad thing about A-Roid, is the team only struck out three times in the game, and he had two of them.

5 Orioles 4 Mets: And the crosstown rival didn't do much better. But hey, at least Mariano Rivera didn't blow a save like K-Rod. Fransisco Rodriguez blew a two run lead in the ninth inning to allow the Orioles to pick up the win. I wonder if he celebrated after the blown save? K-Rod has blown two saves this season. Good thing they paid him all that money to be their savior.

5 Twins 1 Pirates: Nick Blackburn pitched a complete game giving up only one run, six hits, and two strikeouts. Michael Cuddyer and Brian Buscher each homered in the game. The Twins took two out of three from the Pirates.

6 Tigers 3 Cardinals: Rick Porcello picked up the win and Fernando Rodney almost blew the save. The Tigers still won the game despite the heart attack I am sure Rodney gave to a lot of Tigers fans.

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