Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Morning After

Braves 5 Phils 4: Martin Prado destroyed the Phillies last night in Atlanta, finishing the game with four hits and four RBI’s, including a walk off single in the 10th inning. It looked like the Phils might pull this one out after going up 4-3 in the 8th thanks to back-to-back HR’s from John Mayberry and Pedro Feliz, but...

Atlanta tied it up in the bottom half on a Prado double that scored Gregor Blanco. Atlanta had lost their previous nine games at Turner Field against the Phillies. Ho got the loss in this one.

Jimmy Rollins still sucks: 0-5 last night, first pitch swinging and looking like shit at the plate all night.

Giants 6 Cardinals 3: Randy Johnson recorded his 303rd victory last night in St.Louis despite giving up two HR’s to Albert Pujols. The 45-year-old allowed three runs and four hits in 5.1 innings in the winning effort. Pujols’ HR’s were his 29th and 30th on the season, making him the first player in MLB history to record 30+ HR’s in each of his first nine seasons. Steroids, obviously.

Rockies 3 Dodgers 0: Jason Marquis pitched a complete game shutout last night in LA, allowing only two hits and throwing only 86 pitches on his way to becoming the NL’s first 10-game winner. Marquis (10-5) also hit a two-run single off Chad Billingsley in the 3-0 victory. The Rockies set a franchise record with 21 wins in the month of June, going 24-8 since Clint Hurdle was fired on May 29.

JR Smith: A judge sentenced Denver Nuggets guard J.R. Smith to 90 days in jail Tuesday night for a car accident that killed his friend, though Smith will probably only serve 30 days. Smith admitted driving an SUV through a stop sign and colliding with a car in Millstone Township, about 20 miles east of Trenton, in June 2007. His friend, Andre Bell, later died from his injuries, and another passenger in the SUV and a woman driving the car were injured but recovered. The data recorder in his vehicle showed he was driving 67 miles per hour in a spot where the speed limit was 35 mph. Both Smith and Bell were ejected from the vehicle after impact.

1 comment:

  1. Madsen sure doesn't look like the dominant setup guy he was late last year/early this year. That could be a huge problem.

    I was never a Jason Marquis fan but the dude is pitching well this year. Doesn't matter, doubtful he will be traded with the way Colorado is playing.

    Pujols is going to win the triple crown this year.