Sunday, May 13, 2007

Stealing Signals: I Got A Broken Face.

Tigers 8, Twins 2 - How unlucky are the Twins right now? Joe Mauer's already on the DL, and they're getting beat up with the latest loss to the Tigers being the fourth in a row. Justin Morneau got absolutely popped up above there, complete with broken nose. Fortunately, it won't be affecting anyone's fantasy rosters -- he says he'll play today.

Brewers 12, Mets 3 - After the Mets whooped up on the Brew Crew on Friday, Milwaukee responded by taking the sticks out for abused Met pitcher Mike Pelfrey, who is now 0-5 after giving up a 4-0 lead. J.J. Hardy then made it worse later on by knocking a grand slam off reliever Joe Smith.

Red Sox 13, Orioles 4 - Bosox bats continue to burn, as the offense overcomes an underwhelming 5.1 inning start by Curt Schilling (karma, Curt, karma.) Boh he and O's starter Steve Trachsel left a tie game to the bullpens, and it was no contest from there, as the O's bullpen lit the entire matchbook and threw it on the gasoline.

Cardinals 5, Padres 0 - Braden Looper is getting used to this starting stuff, looks like. He threw 7, and the bullpen closed it up, allowing four hits total. So Taguchi gets the big hit with a bases loaded double.

Phillies 11, Cubs 7 - Ryan Howard on the DL? No problem, at least for the Phils so far (for his fantasy owners, like me, that's another matter.) Replacement Greg Dobbs goes 4-4 with an RBI triple, Chase Utley and Carlos Ruiz homer. The offense bails out starter Freddy Garcia and a weak bullpen yet again.

Yankees 7, Mariners 2 - Jeter, Matsui, and Posada each get three hits to support starter Matt DeSalvo, while knocking around Mariners starter Miguel Batista.

Dodgers 7, Reds 3 - Brad Penny is on point. He gave up only one run in 6.1 innings, retiring 17 consecutive in one stretch, and lowers his ERA to 1.39. Kyle Lohse got knocked around in the 4th inning, even walking Penny with the bases loaded.

(Photo: AP/Tom Olmscheid)

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