Sunday, May 06, 2007

Stealing Signals: Wang Drops The Hammer.

Yankees 8, Mariners 1 - Chien-Ming Wang threw seven innings of perfect ball, and the Yanks just tore up Jeff Weaver for a five-run inning. Weaver is now 0-5, and Mike Hargrove is going to have to consider whether to pull him from the rotation. The elder Weaver should have known better than to go back to the American League. In the NL, he's serviceable, and can eke out at least .500, but in the AL, he's a waste.

Dodgers 6, Braves 3 - Derek Lowe becomes one of the few pitchers this year to outdo Tim Hudson, who was on a roll until tonight. The underwhelming Wilson Betemit nailed the go-ahead home run off Hudson while hitting for Lowe in the eighth.

Twins 2, Red Sox 1 - The BoSox sluggers battered Johan Santana, but couldn't cash it in at all, leaving 12 runners on base even though they chased Santana from the game in the fifth inning.

Astros 13, Cardinals 0 - After finding out ace Chris Carpenter would be on the DL for three months, the Cards got a football score laid on them. Kip Wells had another miserable start, while Houston rookie Mike Albers threw eight scoreless for the win.

Mets 6, Diamondbacks 2
- The Mets keep finding good pitching in odd places -- Jorge Sosa, who washed out with the Braves last year, was called up from Triple A to start, and gave up only two runs over 6.1 innings. Shawn Green started the run-scoring with a 2-run homer, and the Mets added four more off reigning Cy Young winner Brandon Webb in the sixth.

Giants 9, Phillies 4
- Bonds jacks #744. Eliezer Alfonzo and Pedro Feliz added homers of their own to add to SF's total, and I suppose the only comfort the Phillies have is that Bruce Bochy has said Bonds will not start in tonight's game.

Devil Rays 3, Athletics 2 (12 innings) - A's closer Houston Street coughs up a homer to Ty Wigginton to blow the save and send it to extras, and Brendan Harris drives Ben Zobrist in to win it in the 12th inning.

(Photo: Reuters)

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