Tonight the Yankees, Indians, and Reds all have the night off. I’m telling you, these teams (the editor’s favorites) have more off-days than any other teams in baseball. Why do the Rockies get to play 7 days a week? I know it’s not true, it just seems every monday and thursday, the Reds are off.
Here’s a few games you want to keep your eye on tonight:
St. Louis @ Milwaukee
The Brewers are in first place in the NL central and start former Cardinal Jeff Suppan tonight. This game marks the first game after the death of Cardinals reliever Josh Hancock. If the Cardinals are going to make a magical run in Hancock’s honor, this is a great place to start. Kip Wells (1-4, 4.70 ERA) takes the hill for the Cardinals.
Washington @ San Diego
How many Nationals can Jake Peavy K? He’s got a better than even shot at 15. The Nationals are a very shitty team, so obviously we’re saying to watch this so you can see Peavy continue his rise to most dominating NL pitcher. He’s 3-0, and his ERA is a spotless 1.71 on the season. For the Nationals, John Patterson looks to keep his job.
Chicago @ Pittsburgh
It’s a battle of southpaws as the Cubs Rich Hill squares off against Zach Duke. Rich Hill is absolutely nasty, and he’s making Cubs fans forget about the young arm of Mark Prior being in shambles right now. Hill sports a 3-1 record to go along with a great 1.57 ERA. Hill could be the best left handed power pitcher since Randy Johnson. His breaking ball is that dirty.
Texas @ Toronto
The Rangers seem like no matter what ever happens, they’ll do a few things every season on cue seemingly. They’ll sweat their balls off in the hot summer sun, hit pretty well and have a few guys with huge offensive seasons, spend some money, and be dead balls mediocre. They’re no different this year. Nothing special about the Rangers as tonight they head north of the border to take on the Blue Jays. Roy Halladay is on the hill and will try and get the ‘Jays (12-12) over .500 for the season.