June 10, 2010

Foul Ball: Masterson Dominates, Neck Tattoos & Mustaches

(Note: The Mets-Padres and Marlins-Phillies games were postponed due to rain.)

Cleveland 11 Boston 0: The Victor Martinez trade has finally worked out for the Indians. The other part of the trade, Justin Masterson, pitched a complete game shut out. Masterson gave up no runs, two hits, two walks, while striking out six. Travis Hafner homered and drove in four runs for the Indians to go along with the two RBIs from Jhonny Peralta and Russell Branyan.

Milwaukee 4 Chicago Cubs 9: Derek Lee hit his 300th career home run, while Marlon Byrd and Geovany Soto each homered twice as the Brewers continue to lose at home. The five home runs hit by the Cubs, were more than what the Cubs had hit in the previous nine games. Umpire Jim Wolf watched his brother Randy get hammered by the Cubs from third base.

Minnesota 6 Kansas City 2: Carl Pavano and his mustache shut down the Royals in eight innings giving up two hits, two runs, two walks, and striking out one. Five different Twins drove in runs including Justin Morneau who has 41 RBIs on the season. Despite not picking up the save, Jon Rauch and his neck tattoo pitched a solid ninth inning. Rauch has 15 saves on the season and has filled in for Joe Nathan admirably. Oh, Minnesota Gurls are great.

Chi White Sox 15 Detroit 3: The Good Guys hammered Rick Porcello in 3 1/2 innings by picking up eight hits, eight runs, and hitting two home runs off the young right hander. Three different White Sox players homered with Ramon Castro driving in four runs. You know it was a bad night for the Tigers when Omar Vizquel drives in three runs against you.

Texas 12 Seattle 2: How about a 15 hits and a season high 10-run margin of victory sound? The Rangers pounded the Seattle pitching staff for 15 hits, 12 runs, and two home runs. The main culprit for the Mariners was Ian Snell who gave up eight hits, eight runs, and two home runs in one and a half innings. Reliever Luke French and his creepy eyes weren't much better for the Mariners.

Arizona 2 Atlanta 1: For how well the Braves have played recently we forget this team has had some tremendous loses this year. They were no-hit by the Ubaldo Jimenez earlier in the year and last night they lost on a inside-the-park home run. Gerardo Parra hit an inside-the-park home run in the eighth inning which drove in the game winning runs. I guess it could be more embarrassing, they could have lost on a walkoff balk.

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Video of the Day: I love cheesy tribute songs dedicated to people's favorite baseball teams. Here's the Phillies tribute song.

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