We’re going to start doing these a lot more often. Here were some of the highlights of last night’s action:
Washington Nationals 7, Chicago White Sox 4
The Washington Nationals finished out their second straight home sweep and are now 6-0 at home on the season. Danny Haren recorded his first win, Rafael Soriano earned the save for the third straight ballgame, and Bryce Harper had another multi-hit night with two walks. Adam Dunn played left field, too.
Los Angeles Dodgers 3, San Diego Padres 2
The infamous Carlos Quentin-Zack Greinke brawl game. Yonder Alonso had a couple of knocks for the Fathers, and Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run home run for the Dodgers. Important to note that Kenley Jansen logged his first save of the season for the Dodgers. Or maybe it won’t be that important to note, but we’re noting it anyways.
Texas Rangers 4, Seattle Mariners 3
Felix Hernandez’s fastball spent most of the night in the low-90′s. I think we’re going to see a different King Felix than we have in the past. One that picks corners and doesn’t walk people and relies less on blowing guys away. He allowed 10 hits including a home run to A.J. Pierzynski. The Mariners have lost three straight.
Detroit Tigers 11, Toronto Blue Jays 1
Don’t bet against Doug Fister right now! Fister has struggled with his control all spring but managed 8 strong innings of one run baseball, while striking out five and walking one. Austin Jackson, Torii Hunter, Miguel Cabrera, and Prince Fielder have begun the season in a fiesty fashion.
Oakland Athletics 8, Anaheim Angels 1
This might finally be the year that Mike Scioscia gets fired. Really. Things are not going well in Anaheim. Mike Trout fantasy owners are expecting a triple-double every night and forget this is not the NBA. Albert Pujols looks ancient as ever before. Josh Hamilton pulled his average to .200, though. The A’s are everything inverse of the Angels. They use guys like Coco Crisp, Jed Lowrie, and Eric Sogard. Eric Sogard looks like a scientist or biologist.