Little bit of a late start here today folks.
That’s what 5th row seats behind the Cubby dugout will do to you.
Anyway, besides getting as close as I ever will to Erin Andrews, I was blown away with Cole Hamels (seen here). That dude has wicked stuff.
And on the other end of the score, not really wowed by the Cubs. All they need is a win to move into a tie for first and they were flat as ever. It’s not like they’re done, but still, way to be clutch.
Phillies 4, Cubs 1: Ted Lilly had won 7 in a row, but former White Sox players quickly put an end to that. Tadahito Iguchi and Aaron Rowand each went yard, scoring all 4 Philadelphia runs. Chicago only got 3 hits, but never had anyone on base anyway. Ryan Theriot’s home run was the only Cubs score.
Angels 0, Mariners 2: After destroying the Tigers last week, the Angels couldn’t find their wings against the M’s. Seattle starter Miguel Batista went 7 strong innings, allowing only 4 hits and no earned runs. Kelvim Escobar was also solid for Los Angeles/Anaheim County of California, but the offensive explosion that put up 34 runs in the 3-game series against Detroit was non-existent.
Tigers 5, Athletics 2: The A’s couldn’t touch Detroit’s Tata (Jordan Tata that is). The youngster earned the win in his first major-league start. Maybe Kenny Rogers should just stay on the DL. The recently unstoppable Curtis Granderson went 3-for-5 with an RBI and 3 runs scored.