Lots of Bad Baseball around the league on Wednesday night. Mid-week blues, I guess. Let's jump right in...
Barry Zito lost his 11th game of 2008 for the Giants. He allowed 5 runs on 5 hits and 4 walks to the Tigers. Zito's season ERA rose to 6.32 after the outing.
Not to be out done by his cross-bay counterpart, Oakland's Joe Blanton lost his 10th game of the year to the Diamondbacks. He allowed 8 runs on 7 hits in 3 innings of work.
Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick had a rough outing against the visiting Red Sox. He allowed 6 runs on 6 hits over 3 innings of work.
The Angels bullpen choked away their game against the Mets. Francisco Rodriguez blew just his second save of the season, allowing the game to go to extra innings after giving up a run on two hits in the 9th. Justin Speier sealed the deal in bonus play, allowing a run on a hit to pick his 4th loss of '08.
More bad bullpen work in the Nationals - Twins bonanza. Nats relievers combined for 2 innings, 8 hits, 8 runs, and 4 walks. Saul Rivera, Jesus Colome, and Brain Sanches were the culprits - a real "Who's who" of mop-up duty relievers.
Last and least: Rangers reliever C.J. Wilson struggled in the 9th inning against the Braves. He was pounded for 3 runs (though just one was earned) on 2 hits and a walk to pick up his second loss of the season.