The New York Yankees can blame their biggest stars for their Division Series loss.
There were just six games on the schedule on Monday. The day started in Milwaukee for the Brewers homer opener
There were a lot of storylines on Saturday. NY Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez landed on the DL with a strained left calf. For the duration of his DL stint, the Yankees will go with rookie Ramiro Pena and Eduardo Nunez (unless they make a deal for a veteran to spend some more money).
There were not many games on the docket for Monday as many teams had the day/night off. The big matchup of the night was the battle of two potential playoff teams with the two best left-handed pitchers in the American League facing off. The Texas Rangers visited Tampa Bay throwing Cliff Lee against David Price. Lee was dominant early on as he was economical with his pitches.
In San Francisco, the Giants were down 2-0 heading into the 7th inning before Pablo Sandoval deposited a Mat Latos pitch into McCovey Cove.
Monday was a big day in MLB because it was the beginning of the 2010 First-Year MLB draft.
The Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals were matched up in another pitcher’s duel on Sunday afternoon. Reds starter Bronson Arroyo allowed two runs on six hits in eight innings while striking out five.
Even though MLB Commissioner Bud Selig announced he would not reverse the call to give Armando Galarraga a perfect game, Galarraga was presented with a red Chevy Corvette before the game.
Memorial Day was celebrated throughout baseball with a moment of silence at 3 o’clock throughout the country, pre-game celebrations of veterans and current armed forces members, and the annual wearing of commemorative baseball hats (with this year being white hats with a red brim).
For the first time in baseball history, there is more than one perfect game in a season.
Offense was on display in Pittsburgh as the visiting Milwaukee Brewers put 20 runs on the board on 25 hits.