It’s May 5th and the Astros now have TWO eight-game losing streaks.
I’ve never heard Ernie Harwell call a single game so I have NOTHING to say on the subject!
Every time to see Bret Gardner collect an infield hit and stolen base …. I think maybe this is the one time that Brian Cashman doesn’t pay up huge for something he already has.
Livan Hernandez has only given up one earned run this year that didn’t come off a home run. It helps to know that he has also only given up three bombs. So this is the math 1+3=four earned runs!
Tim Lincecum now has 56 Ks in 42 innings and batters are hitting just .178 off of him. Those are 2000 Pedro numbers.
Alfonso Soriano hit another bomb yesterday and it looks like that makes five in his last fifteen at bats.
The day’s Greg Maddux Award goes to Nate Blackburn, who threw a 95-pitch complete game last night. Blackburn got just three swinging strikes but he got EIGHTEEN ground ball outs.
Tuesday’s Beatdown of the Day: Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw gave up seven runs while recording just four outs. The bright side ….. three of the outs came via strikeout.