June 11, 2009

Foul Ball: Mets/Phillies Play Another Classic

Foul Ball is your daily baseball recap

The Detroit/Texas game was postponed due to rain.

2 Detroit 1 White Sox: Justin Verlander pitched bought as well as any pitcher can. Verlander pitched a complete game giving up six hits, one run and striking out nine. White Sox pitcher John Danks pitched almost as well giving up two runs. Unfortunately for Danks he walk in the go-ahead run for the Tigers in the seventh inning. Adam Everett homered in the game for Detroit.

13 Cardinals 4 Marlins: The Cardinals snapped a five-game losing streak by letting lose against Florida. Rick Ankiel and Cody Rasmus both homered in the game for St. Louis. Adam Wainwright picked up the win by going seven innings giving up four runs. Albert Pujols actually stole a base in the game. So the Cardinals did everything right in this game.

9 Rays 5 Angels: Carlos Pena hit his 18th home run of the season as Tampa Bay broke their three-game losing streak. Willie Aybar also homered in the game for the Rays. Lance Cormeir pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings to pick up the win. The Rays rallied from a 3-0 deficit in the game to pick up the win. The Rays are finally getting healthy as Pat Burrell and Jason Bartlett are expected to come off the DL for the Rays.

6 Red Sox 5 Yankees: Boston continued their domination over the Yankees with a 6-5 win. Tomato can Chien-Ming Wang only lasted 2 2/3 innings improving his record to 0-4 for the Yankees. Leigh Teixeria's husband hit his AL-leading 19th home run of the season, but it wasn't enough. Mike Lowell and Kevin Youkilis each homered in the game for the Red Sox. Old man Tim Wakefield has beat New York twice this season.

5 Phillies 4 Mets in 11: While ESPN fawns over the Red Sox/Yankees rivalry, the Phillies/Mets rivalry is the best in baseball right now. And last night the Mets/Phillies gave us another classic. It was so good they needed extra innings to decide the winner. Chase Utley's second home run of the game in the 11th inning gave the Phillies the win. Phillies interim closer Ryan Madson picked up the save. It's a shame this game wasn't on national television. But ESPN and every other network insists on shoving Red Sox/Yankees down our throats. David Wright went Emilio by committing his eighth error of the season.

2 Astros 1 Cubs: Geoff Blum's hit a game winning bases loaded single in the ninth inning for the Astros. The Cubs wasted a great performance by Carlos Zambrano. I wonder how he handled it?

4 Mariners 1 Orioles: Jose Lopez homered twice for Seattle in the game to help the team pick up the win. Felix Hernandez picked up the win by going seven innings giving up one run and seven hits. The Mariners have allowed just three runs or less in eight-straight games.

9 Royals 0 Indians: Gil Meche finally earned his contract, by striking out 11 hitters in the game. Of course, he was pitching against Cleveland. Crazy as batspit Jose Guillen hit a two-run home run in the game. Two other Royals hitters hit home runs in the game. Indians catcher Kelly Shoppach has a .133 batting average in the last nine games. Cleveland better just go with Victor Martinez for the entire season.

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