Friday, April 27, 2007

Stealing Signals: The Mummy Returns.

Twins 1, Royals o (11 innings) - Zach Greinke started the whole mess by plunking Torii Hunter right in the face (required stitches, giving Hunter the mummy look at left) and knocking Jason Bartlett later. Mike Redmond got the winning hit in the bottom of the 11th.

Red Sox 5, Orioles 2 - Wily Mo Pena, coming in hitting .120, jacks a grand slam to help Josh Beckett get his fifth win after eight innings of two-run ball. If anyone, after the way Beckett got kind of "meh" treatment last year, thought he'd have 5 wins right out of the gate, they're probably lying. Beckett joins some fairly rare company in BoSox history with his 5-0 start: Babe Ruth, Lefty Grove, Roger Clemens, and Pedro Martinez.

Giants 5, Dodgers 4
- L.A.'s lost four straight, and just got swept by the Giants, who have now won eight in a row. Ray Durham doubled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning.

Blue Jays 6, Yankees 0 - As far as rookie debuts, you can probably get away with four runs over 4.1 innings like Phil Hughes did and be OK. But if you happen to be Phil Hughes and pitch for the Yankees, and your offensive line-up withers at the stuff of A.J. Burnett, you're fucked.

Angels 11, Rays 3 - Bartolo Colon strikes out 11 over seven innings of work, and the Angels get him enough run support (really?) to make everyone's favorite doughboy a winner. Vlad the Impaler homers, Sarge Jr. and Shea Hillenbrand chip in three hits each.

Indians 9, Texas 4
- Sosa's home run count hits 594 with two more tonight, but it doesn't mean a heck of a lot when the Indians' hitters go absolutely nuts off of Ranger starter Kameron Loe.

(Photo: Getty Images.)


BD said...

Is it just me or is that pic a great baseball card waiting to happen?

Signal to Noise said...

Yes, yes it is.