There were just six games on the schedule on Monday. The day started in Milwaukee for the Brewers homer opener
Opening Day wasn’t short on excitement, and I’m not talking about the pre-game festivities.
NL Central Deals with Key Injuries as Johnny Cueto left his second straight start with stiffness in his biceps muscle.
Friday marked a day of extra-inning affairs. There were four games that lasted into extra innings. The Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates lasted 12 innings.
There was still the wind issue, albeit a little calmer today than yesterday, but Friday’s semifinals had all the ingredients fans have come to appreciate about these magnificent female athletes.
Despite a season of disappointment, the Milwaukee Brewers had something to celebrate on Tuesday night. Trevor Hoffman, MLB’s all-time saves leader, came into the 9th inning against the St. Louis Cardinals with the Brewers clinging to a 4-2 lead and Hoffman sitting on 599 saves.
With a record 28 straight quality starts at home, the St. Louis Cardinals hoped to ride Adam Wainwright to a victory against the Cincinnati Reds. Wainwright struggled early (as did the Cardinals defense) as the Reds jumped out to an early 3-0 lead.
The St. Louis Cardinals continue their road woes as they lost their series in Washington. The Nationals beat Cardinals ace 1b Adam Wainwright 4-2 on Sunday.
Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella announced earlier this season that he would be retiring at the end of the season. Piniella, along with Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox and Toronto Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston would all end their managerial careers at the end of the 2010 season.
This week there were a few moves made that could impact playoff contending teams (and that is precisely why these moves were made). Derek Lee of the Chicago Cubs agreed to be traded to the Atlanta Braves, who are currently in first place in the National League East.
The National League West leading San Diego Padres have now won 10 of 11 as they swept the four game series at Wrigley. The Padres received a dominant pitching performance from Mat Latos, as he allowed just two runs on five hits in seven innings while striking out 10. Chicago Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano was just as dominant as he allowed just one run on four hits in six innings.