Saturday, April 14, 2007

Stealing Signals: Barry Blasts The Bucs.

Giants 8, Pirates 5 - Two homers for Bonds, one off of Zach Duke and the other off Shawn Chacon, allowing pitcher Russ Ortiz to break a 20-game losing streak, but it's not as if he pitched well enough to earn it -- he just had a bunch of run support.

Mets 3, Nats 2 - Mike Pelfrey makes his season debut, gets a little shaky, but gets through it, and the ageless Julio Franco gets the RBI single to make the difference.

A's 5, Yankees 4 (f/11) - Hustle play by Travis Buck beats Johnny Damon's arm for a triple in the 11th, and he scores on a bases-loaded grounder to win the game. Kei Igawa recovered rather well from his bad first start, but the Yanks bullpen blows it for him.

Reds 6, Cubs 5 - Only two weeks in and we get the first explosion from Mount Piniella regarding the so-far-most-mediocre team $300 million can buy. Carlos Zambrano had a 5-0 lead headed into the fifth, and he and the bullpen then proceeded to cough it up.

Red Sox 10, Angels 1
- Closer than the score would indicate, as it was 4-1 in the eighth when Terry Francona brought in shutdown artist Jonathan Papelbon to strike out Vlad the Impaler, and the Sox put it away with six runs in the bottom of the inning. Doug Mirabelli actually hit a homer.

2 comments:

Zach Landres-Schnur said...

that'll be the first, last and only time you have to write "run support" and "Giants" in the same sentence all year.

Signal to Noise said...

I sense that's more likely to be true than not.