August 12, 2007 § Leave a comment
The Twins are taking on the Angels today in game 3 of the 3 game weekend series. The Twins have dropped the first 2 games to the Angels 10-1 and 4-3. The Twins look to turn things around today against the red hot Angels who are playing very solid baseball. On the mound today for the Twins is Boof Bonser. Bonser is 5-8 with a 4.63 era and 112 strike outs so far this season with 134 innings pitched. The Twins will need to get their bats going against the Angels today to give support to Bonser. Taking the mound for the home team Angels is the young right hander Jared Weaver. Weaver who went to college at Long Beach State is 7-5 this season with a 3.94 era and 75 strike outs this season in 107.1 innings pitched. Weaver has recieved a no decision in his last 2 outtings so look for him to turn things around and get a win. Todays game should be exciting in sunny California.
August 11, 2007 § Leave a comment
I missed most of the Giants game today cause my team was playing and when I got home I was shocked to see that Lincecum had such a rough outting. Tim Lincecum is amazing and he has some wicked stuff that has just left hitters confused and marveling over his pitching. Most of the teams that have faced Lincecum this year since his May 6th major league debut have said how good he really is. They say he does have some pure good stuff. The Pirates however hit back to back homers off the young rookie right hander after he had shut them out for the first 3 innings. Lincecum pitched 6 innings giving up 9 hits and 6 earned runs and he struck out 8 as positive note. Everyone has their good and bad days and today wasnt one of Lincecums best outtings even though he only walked 1 and struck out 8. Lincecum will bounce back though and get back to dominance he has displayed so far since his call up.
August 10, 2007 § Leave a comment
The Tigers who have been not exactly playing their best baseball as of late welcome the A’s to Detroit tonight for a 4 game series. The Tigers dropped 2 of 3 games to Tampa Bay and are looking to rebound by playing better baseball. Jordan Tata will take the mound for the Tigers tonight. Tata is 1-1 his one win being against these same A’s on July 30th. Tata’s era is 3.75 and this Texas native will look to give the Tigers a solid performance. As for the A’s they are fresh off a day of rest and from winning 2 of 3 games against the Rangers. Taking the mound tonight for the A’s is Joe Blanton. Blanton is 9-8 with a 3.71 era. Blanton gave up 5 earned runs against the Tigers on July 30th. So we have a rematch of the same starting pitchers in this one. The Tigers hope to get the same result as they look to get back on the winning track that they have been on for most of the season. Should be a good game tonight. I look for the Tigers bats to get going in this game and for them to put up some runs on the A’s. Should be a good game tonight in Detroit.
August 9, 2007 § Leave a comment
The Cubs continue their road trip tonight with a stop in Colorado for a 4 game series with the Rockies. The Cubs who were on a very hot streak and fought their way to first place in the NL Central have no lost 4 in a row. The Cubs were swept in their 3 game series in Houston and now they will have a 4 game series against the Rockies. As I said before the only good thing right now for the Cubs is that the Brewers have been losing as well but the same Rockies that the Cubs will face tonight destroyed the Brewers 19-4 yesterday afternoon. The Cubs will send Ted Lilly to the mound tonight. Lilly is 12-5 with a 3.53 era so far this season. Lilly will have to put together a quality start tonight against the Rockies. The Rockies are sending Ubaldo Jimenez to the hill tonight. Jimenez is 1-1 with a 5.16 era. Tonights game may not be the best game to watch today but it is a game to see if the Cubs can show that they can get back on the winning track.
August 8, 2007 § Leave a comment
The Chicago Cubs who are having a great season and are right in the hunt are now on a 3 game losing streak. The good news for the Cubs is that the Brewers are also on a 3 game losing streak. Tonight the Cubs send their ace Carlos Zambrano to the mound to face the Astros. Zamrano who has turned around an early season slump is now 14-7 with a 3.42 era. Zambrano has been very dominant for most of the season but his last outing was shortend a bit due to cramps. The Astros will be sending Roy Oswalt to the hill. Oswalt is 11-6 with a 3.55 era. Tonights pitching match up is a good one and I beleive that this will be a good game. I am a bit surprised to see the Astros winning the first 2 games so far in this 3 game series. The Cubs are also missing a big key to their team and that is Alfonso Soriano who is now on the 15 day disabled list with the quad strain. The Cubs hope for him to return soon. The Astros are also missing their sensational rookie center fielder Hunter Pence who is also on the disabled list with the wrist injury. The pitching match up in tonights game will really set the tone for what should be a great game.
August 7, 2007 § Leave a comment
Tonight on August the 7th 2007 Barry Bonds has passed the great Hank Aaron as the all time homerun leader. As I watched this from my couch I had to stand up and applaud Bonds on something that has never been done before. Hitting the all time most homeruns in Major League history. Regardless of all the speculations of the things surrounding Bonds I beleive the right thing to do is applaud Bonds for the amazing acheivement he has achieved. They showed Hank Aaron on their scoreboard with a moving speech to Barry and it showed a lot of class. So like I said as fans of baseball the best thing to do is show the same class as Hank Aaron and be happy for Barry Bonds.
August 7, 2007 § Leave a comment
The Yankees are really on a roll as of late as they have done what most of us thought was out of the question for this season. The Yankees are right in the wildcard chase now and just a month or so ago no one thought they would be where they are now. With A-Rod getting his 500th career homerun out of the way the focus will be all about winning games and the distraction of the 500th homerun is now behind. Not to say the Yankees werent focusing on winning but anytime a player is close to a milestone like that their is going to be that extra something hanging over and 500 homeruns is a great milestone. The Yankees are sending the vetaran Roger Clemens to the mound tonight to face the Blue Jays. Clemens who has been rattled lately is 3-5 with a 4.23 era. Clemens will need to put together a solid performance tonight to help lead the Yankees over the Blue Jays in Toronto. The Blue Jays will be sending Josh Towers to the mound. Towers is 5-8 with a 5.17 era so far this season. Tonight should be a good game as lastnight was decided by just 1 run as the Yankees won 5-4. Look or excitement in this game tonight!