There were just six games on the schedule on Monday. The day started in Milwaukee for the Brewers homer opener
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Jason Giambi made sure that the Colorado Rockies won their 10th straight game. With a runner on base and two outs in the bottom of the 9th inning, Giambi hit a pinch-hit two-run homerun for the Rockies 4-2 walk-off victory.
The big headline in Tampa at Tropicana Field was the competition between the Upton brothers, who were set to face off against each other for the first time (BJ plays centerfield for the Rays while Justin plays right field for the Arizona Diamondbacks). It was the first time the Upton’s had played with or against Read the Rest…
The Philadelphia Phillies have allowed the rest of the National League East to get back into the race.
One of the best endings to a baseball game came Thursday afternoon in Atlanta. The Braves offense was shutdown by Cincinnati Reds rookie Mike Leake through six innings.
The NY Yankees decided to skip Javier Vazquez in the rotation again and went with Sergio Mitre to make the spot start. Mitre allowed just one run (on a homerun by Justin Morneau) in 5+ innings.
In Tampa, the Rays won the series against the Toronto Blue Jays as they took the final game 6-0. Rays left-handed starter David Price was stellar as he pitched a complete game shutout.
On Patriots’ Day in Boston, the Red Sox were again battered by the Tampa Bay Rays offense, who outscored the Red Sox 15-0 in the first three innings of the four game series.
Throughout baseball, Jackie Robinson was celebrated on Thursday. Fans, players, coaches, and umpires, young and old, regardless of race joined in the annual celebration. Robinson was a pioneer for African-American players and for all athletes who have fought for a dream. All players and coaches wore his retired number 42 and the umpires wore number Read the Rest…
The Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies played to a football score, 14-7 with the Phillies taking another one from the Nats (the Phillies are 4-1 so far in 2010 against them). The Phillies, despite losing their leadoff hitter Jimmy Rollins to the DL, still have too much firepower and a better bullpen. Chase Utley homered Read the Rest…