We hope your team won on 4th of July; ours did not

Giants 9, Reds 5
Pete Mackinin will not go undefeated as the manager of the Cincinnati Reds. The amazing thing is that Mackinin starts his slide just 2 games into his campaign. Great choice again for manager, Wayne Krivsky, you boner. We enjoyed watching this one especially–as our boy Josh Hamilton struck out 4 times. Sombrero him (hey, he singled too). Matt Belisle, as per usual, was worthless. The best part of the game was that Barry Bonds didn’t play.

Tigers 6, Indians 4
Kenny Rogers knows when to hold em’ and knows when to fold em’ against the Cleveland Indians, as he improved to 3-0 on the season in defeating the Indians. Travis Hafner hit his 14th homerun of the season, but back to back triples by Carlos Guillen and Ivan Rodriguez off Edward Mujica really sealed the deal in this one for the Tigers. The loss snapped the Indians 6 game winning streak and put the Tigers just 2 games back in the AL Central.

Twins 6, Yankees 2
Johann Santana won his 10th game of the season, as he went 7 innings and struck out 5 Yankees. Torii Hunter collected 2 hits and 2 runs and Jason Kubel homered. Mike Mussina dropped to just 4-6 on the season. Hideki Matsui homered off Santana but as we stated before it didn’t help much.

Rockies 17, Mets 7
Garret Atkins picked up 5 RBI and homered, as well as Todd Helton who accomplished the feat by only doubling once. A big day by David Wright was wasted (3 hits, HR, 4 RBI), as Josh Fogg beat Orlando Hernandez. I knew I should have found a way to pick up Kaz Matsui on my fantasy team. He’s hitting .311 and now has 17 stolen bases.

Mariners 4, Royals 0
No matter who has the worst record in baseball (Reds), the Royals will always remain the whipping boys of the Major Leagues. Jarrod Washburn went 8 shutout innings, striking out 5 to pick up his 8th win of the season. The Mariners got big days offensively from Andre Adrian Beltre and Jose Guillen, who each had 3 hits and 2 RBI a piece. J.J. Putz is looking like he is going to be a good closer for a long time.