The notables from yesterday’s action in baseball….
San Diego Padres 1, Milwaukee Brewers 0
Is this not the type of game that always seems to be played at PETCO Park? Yuck. Ryan Braun left the game with an injury, and he’s now day to day. The Brewers couldn’t get a run in 8 innings off Aaron Harang, so their punishment was facing Heath Bell in the 9th. The lone run in this game was driven in by Orlando Hudson, and he didn’t have a hit. It was his first game back from the disabled list.
St. Louis Cardinals 4, Houston Astros 2
The Cardinals beat up on the sisters of the poor, the Houston Astros. This was the 5th win in a row for the Cardinals since being swept by the Reds. Kyle Mclellan is now 6-1 on the season. Allen Craig homered and had three hits off J.A. Happ. Gerald Laird and Colby Rasmus added big hits for the Cards who took back first place from the Redlegs.
Chicago White Sox 8, Cleveland Indians 2
The Indians have had real problems with the Chicago White Sox this season. Carlos Quentin hit his 9th home run of the year, and Alexei Ramirez had two hits and drove in two while scoring two runs. Juan Pierre, Paul Konerko and Adam Dunn also got in on the act. Carlos Santana is hitting .222, lets hope he doesn’t get hot against the Reds. Matt LaPorta hit home run number five. The win to Gavin Floyd, and the loss was hung on Fausto Carmona.
San Francisco Giants 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 1
Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier have allowed their averages to slip all the way down to .319 and .318 respectively. Madison Bumgarner out-dueled Chad Billingsley by going 8 and 2/3 innings for his first win of the year. Freddie Sanchez drove in two runs with Miguel Tejada collecting two hits.
New York Yankees 13, Baltimore Orioles 2
CC Sabathia was rock solid in improving his record to 4-3. Mark Teixeira hit his 10th home run of the season and Eduardo Nunez hit his first for the Yankees. Nick Swisher drove in four runs and Brett Gardner had two hits. Derek Jeter is still hitting .257 for the year. My buddy Tyler’s old teammate Jake Fox had an RBI double in this one off Sabathia.