Opening Day wasn’t short on excitement, and I’m not talking about the pre-game festivities.
Two big series began on Monday with the Atlanta Braves starting a three-game set in Philadelphia and the Tampa Bay Rays starting a three-game set in New York.
The Atlanta Braves, behind the solid pitching of Derek Lowe, came back to defeat the NY Mets and sweep the road series at Citi Field.
The Tampa Bay Rays swept a statement series Wednesday against the American League West first place team, the Texas Rangers. It was a possible divisional series matchup, and despite the lack of fans at the Trop, the Rays players seemed to treat it like a playoff series.
The game of the day on Thursday was in Minnesota as the Twins took on the Colorado Rockies in Interleague Play. Francisco Liriano was making the start for the Twins against offseason workout partner Ubaldo Jimenez. Runs were expected to be at a premium and the Rockies went to work in the first inning. They Read the Rest…
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 big matchup of these two-game series throughout baseball was the Tampa Bay Rays visiting the NY Yankees.
Being perfect for nine innings is so rare. It takes consistent balls and strikes calls from the home plate umpire. It takes great defense. It takes a great gameplan and executing it. And it takes a little luck.
There were two no-hit bids in baseball last night. The first was in Washington as Nationals starter Scott Olsen carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning.
Being in Philadelphia last night for the Phillies game against the St. Louis Cardinals, I was treated to a dominant pitching performance by Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick.
As the analysts on MLB Network say, Livan Hernandez is the 95 year old pitcher who keeps on pitching. Well, he’s not exactly 95, but he’s been around for quite a few years. Hernandez continues to prove everyone wrong this season with the Washington Nationals.