July 6, 2009

Foul Ball: Yankee Comeback, Nolasco Deals, The Return of Rollins

Foul Ball is your daily baseball recap

The All-Star rosters and starters were announced over the weekend. Also you can vote in the final player to each team. Please vote for Pablo Sandoval in the National League for the final spot.

10 Yankees 8 Blue Jays: The Yankees came back from a four-run deficit to take the third game of a four game series against Toronto. Hideki Matsui homered and drove in four runs for New York. Mrs. Chamberlain's Baby Boy was hammered in the game for the Yankees. Joba gave up nine hits and eight runs, but the offense picked up the rest of the team.

5 Marlins 0 Pirates: Rickey Nolasco struck out 12 and gave up three hits and no runs to pick up the win for Florida. Four different Marlins players drove in runs in the game. Ramon Vasquez picked up the hat trick for Pittsburgh, striking out three times in the game.

2 Phillies 0 Mets: Philadelphia swept the Triple-A Mets over the weekend. Joe Blanton out pitched Johan Santana on Sunday. Blanton went 7 1/3 innings giving up four hits and no runs. The corpse of Jimmy Rollins hit his second home run of the season. Also Rain Man Chase Utley homered in the game to give the Phillies their only two runs of the game.

7 Astros 1 Giants: After being outscored 22-0 in the first two games against San Francisco, the Astros beat up the Giants on Sunday. Randy Johnson gave up three home runs and had to be taken out of the game in the fourth inning with a shoulder strain. Roy Oswalt went eight innings giving up three hits and one run for the Astros. Roy Oswalt actually had two RBI's in the game.

6 Twins 2 Tigers: After losing a 16-inning marathon on Friday, the Twins took two out of three from Detroit. Justin Morneau hit a two-run home run in a six-run fourth inning for Minnesota. Nick Blackburn pitched a complete game seven hitter giving up just a two-run home run to Brandon Inge in the ninth inning.

5 A's 2 Indians: In the battle of last place teams, the A's took the rubber match. Four different A's players drove in runs in the game. Gio Gonzalez went six innings giving up two runs and six hits for the A's. Last year AL Cy Young Award winner Cliff Lee picked up his eighth loss of the season. Also Indians GM Mark Shapiro said before the game that manager Eric Wedge will be the manager at the end of the season.

8 Cubs 2 Brewers: Derek Lee continued his hot streak with a two-run home run and drove in three runs on Sunday against Milwaukee. Ted Lilly went 6 1/3 innings giving up nine hits and two runs for the Cubs. Jake Fox drove in two runs in the game for the Cubs. Lilly is also the lone Cubs player selected to the all-star team.

Video of the Day: The Indians may suck, but at least someone made a tribute video to Grady Sizemore


  1. Greg Paulus tribute video >>>> Grady Sizemore's tribute video

  2. Please vote for Shane Victorino in the National League for the final spot.

    /Fixed. ;-)