Thursday, April 26, 2007

Stealing Signals: Rocking The Scoreboard

Rox 11, Mets 6 - Offensive shellacking by a team that hasn't had a lot of offensive this year. Todd Helton got four hits and three RBIs, and the slumping Willy Taveras had five hits. In all the Rockies got 20 hits in the game. Mets pitcher Mike Pelfrey was knocked out after three innings.

Mariners 2, A's 0 - Someone has to step up every once in a while with King Felix on the DL, and Jarrod Washburn did so, blanking the A's on a three-hitter and outdoing Joe Blanton in a good old-fashioned pitchers' duel. Blanton gave up solo homers to Jose Guillen and Kenji Johjima.

Angels 9, Rays 1 - Error-filled game by the Tampa Bay infield turns into six unearned runs for the Halos.

Red Sox 6, O's 1 - That $42 million spent on the Orioles' bullpen doesn't look like it's paying off. Daniel Cabrera left the game in the seventh with the score tied and two on, and then the bullpen let a trickle hit by David Ortiz through, opening the flood gates.

Giants 6, Dodgers 4 - Barry smacks #741 off of Randy Wolf, but the Giants cough up the lead in the middle innings. Pedro Feliz hits another homer to seal the deal. Quoth Dodger skipper Grady Little on Bonds' homer: "That ball got small real quick."

Pirates 4, Astros 3 (16 innings) - Adam LaRoche gets the game winning single in the 16th, saving himself from having to take the mound as an emergency pitcher. Houston's offensive woes continue; they stranded 18 runners in this game, and eight alone in extra innings.

Marlins 4, Braves 3 - Tim Hudson goes eight strong innings of shut-out ball, but he and closer Bob Wickman cough it up in the bottom of the 9th, with the game ending on a passed ball and Miguel Olivo running in to score.

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