Monday, August 18, 2008

Monday night recap

Short entry today; an abbreviated posting for an abbreviated day of action.

Giants starter Barry Zito managed to beat the Braves. At this pace, he'll easily win 20 games by February. San Francisco just has to be patient...

The Pirates scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth to beat the Mets; NY reliever Duaner Sanchez was the worst out of the bullpen, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk without recording an out...

Tough outing for Mariners starter Jarrod Washburn; he allowed eight runs on seven hits and two walks in 4.1 innings of work. Washburn still may end up with another team before the year is done, but this sort of performance usually doesn't increase trade value...

The Red Sox scraped together four runs over the final two innings of play to beat the Orioles...

The Tigers scored eight runs in the seventh and eighth innings to overcome the Rangers, though Detroit reliever Kyle Farnsworth did his best to erase it. Farnsworth allowed four runs (though to be fair, only two were earned) on four hits in just two-thirds of an inning . . .

The Yankees are in dire straights; today they announced that Saturday they will start either Phil Hughes or Carl Pavano. Yeah, the same Carl Pavano who signed that four year, $39.95 million dollar contract before the 2005 season. The same Pavano who is is 5-6 in 19 appearances OVER THE LIFE OF THE WHOLE FRIGGIN' CONTRACT. I'm not too worried, though. I'm sure Pavano finds a way to hurt himself before stepping anywhere close to the mound this weekend.

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