Opening Day Part 2 was a tough day to be an ace. In Cleveland, Indians ace Fausto Carmona lasted into the fourth inning, while allowing ten runs on 11 hits.
Thursday was a day of milestones. Two of those milestones were reached in the same game. In the afternoon, the Seattle Mariners finished off their series at the Rogers Centre facing the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Tampa Bay Rays offense once again battered the Toronto Blue Jays pitching, this time jumping on lefty starter Ricky Romero.
The Pittsburgh Pirates promoted their top prospect, third baseman Pedro Alvarez, to the big leagues for Wednesday night’s game.
There was tons of excitement in Boston on Saturday, despite the rain. It began in the second inning off Philadelphia Phillies starter Joe Blanton.
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.
The NY Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays battled into extra innings on Saturday afternoon. Both teams’ starters were solid. For the Yankees, Andy Pettitte allowed two runs on five hits in 7.2 innings while striking out ten.
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.
Rain played a major part in games played Friday night. In New York, the Yankees and Texas Rangers completed just six innings when the game was finally called. The Yankees won 5-1 as CC Sabathia dominated in the complete game win. CJ Wilson of the Rangers was hurt by poor defense and infield hits (four 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…
The Cincinnati Reds and Florida Marlins went into extra innings for the second straight night and the Reds won it again. The game went back and forth all night with the Reds scoring two in the top of the eighth and the Marlins countering with three in the bottom half to tie the score. The Read the Rest…