Monday, June 22, 2009

The Morning After

Natalie Gulbis...

Orioles 2 Phils 1: Coles Hamels struck out 10 batters over 8 innings yesterday, walking none and giving up 9 hits. He held the Orioles to only 2 runs, but the Phils offense could not get anything going yesterday. They dropped their 6th straight game and were swept at home for the second time in as many tries. The Phils were 1-8 on their homestand, thank god they start a 9 game road trip in Tampa Bay tomorrow. They stink.

Cardinals 12 Royals 5: The Cardinals finished off a sweep of the Royals yesterday in Kansas City to earn Tony LaRussa his 2500th career victory as a manager. LaRussa becomes only the third manager in MLB history to win 2500 games, behind only Connie Mack (3,381) and John McGraw (2,763). Albert Pujols hit his 3rd grand slam of the season while leading the Cardinals to victory on Sunday. The slam was his MLB-leading 26th HR of the season and his 8th in 10 games. He is nasty. *cough* Steroids *cough*.

MLB Injuries: Daisuke Matsuzaka was placed on the 15-day DL Sunday with a mild shoulder strain, but rumor has it 15 days could turn into the rest of the season. In eight starts this season Dice-K is 1-5 with an 8.23 ERA and an opponents' batting average of .378. Last season, he was 18-3 with a 2.90 ERA and a major league-best .211 batting average by opponents. John Smoltz is scheduled to pitch in his spot on Thursday at Washington.

CC Sabathia was pulled in the 2nd inning of yesterday's Yankees-Marlins game after feeling tightness in his left bicep. He is listed as day-to-day and the Yanks are hoping their $161 million man is ok - pulling him was mainly a precautinary measure. Sabathia gave up one run and three hits in 1 1/3 innings. He entered 6-4 with a 3.67 ERA.

US Open: Ricky Barnes and Lucas Glover are tied at -7 one hole into the final round at Bethpage Black. Both players had their shaky moments, but Glover fired off an amazing 32 on the back nine Sunday to keep pace with Barnes. Some notable scores: Phil Mickelson and David Duval sit in 3rd place at -2, Tiger is at Even par. Play resumes today at 9am.


  1. Nah I don't think Pujols uses/used. He has never had a down season. He has also been pretty open about it in SI etc.

  2. Dice-K's injury might mean Boston will be less willing to trade Penny. They are still deep but I'm not sure how confident they can be with Smoltz. He's a damn good pitcher but he hasn't pitched in about a year and isn't getting any younger

  3. I dont really think Pujols is on roids, but anything is possible. At this point I almost assume everyone is a user.

  4. If I were worried about people thinking that - I would say eff you to the union and make my test results public. It's the only way to clear your name.

    Especially when there are about 102 names who tested positive and will eventually be leaked like Sosa and Arod were.

  5. Maybe Sabathia has soreness in his bicep because he wasn't babied enough.

    How about Duval making a run in the Open? I haven't heard his name in years! Just like last year, my productivity is going to drop significantly today because I'll be watching the end of the Open.

    Whether a player used/uses steroids isn't a black or white topic anymore. Too many caffeine pills will make you test positive and I will bet you that Pujols is taking some type of vitamin supplement that will eventually be called a steroid. Is he shooting himself in the but with anabolic steroids? I doubt it.

  6. Sabathia is a horse. He single handedly carried the Brewers to the playoffs last year by pitching complete game after complete game. He'll be fine, he didn't even want to leave the game.

    As long as you check with the union and the "drug hotline", you cannot test positive or at least cannot be held at fault. I cannot believe there is a drug hotline. It probably give ways to beat the drug tests...

  7. Nice choke by Mickelson today. I'm glad Danny Glover won and not that weirdo wearing the painter's hat. Loser.

  8. Yeah Phil blew usual. I wonder how the crowd reacted when Glover won. No one there wanted to see him win, they all wanted Phil or Duval.