Monday, August 4, 2008

Weekend recap; same team squabble

Interleague play sucks, but an intrasquad scuffle? Now THAT is Bad Baseball at its finest. Brewers Prince Fielder and Manny Parra got into it Monday night in their dugout. Enjoy the video, and enjoy the full weekend recap (Monday night's games too!) that follows.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The MLB Fun Police strike again! Footage of the Fielder-Parra fight are no longer readily available online, though you can still check it out here.

Bad Baseball action from the weekend...

Friday: What do you get when two loaded lineups meet? A 1-0 game, of course. The Angels beat the Yankees by a run when Yanks closer Mariano Rivera allowed a run on two hits and a walk in the 9th inning . . . The Rangers scored three runs in the bottom of the 9th to beat the Blue Jays; Toronto closer B.J. Ryan blew the save, allowing three runs on three hits and two walks.

Saturday: Strange to see Barry Zito on the top performers line, no? . . . Tough outing for A's starter Dana Eveland against the Red Sox; he allowed nine runs on eight hits in two innings of work . . . Tigers starter Kenny Rogers lasted just three and a third innings against the Rays; he allowed seven runs on six hits and four walks.

Sunday: Weird stat lines for the Angels relievers against the Yankees. Jose Arredondo and Scot Shields combined for two walks and four hits in just an inning and a third, yet nine runs crossed the plate. None were earned, and only four were credited to starter John Lackey total. Guess that's what happens when you commit four errors.

Lastly, Monday: Joba Chamberlain left early in his start against the Rangers in what could be the knockout punch to the Yanks in '08. It could just as easily be something minor, but power pitchers and sore shoulders usually don't mix well. The Yanks would end up losing when Damaso Marte allowed a walkoff grand slam to Marlon Byrd . . . The Diamondbacks scored six runs in the eighth inning against the Pirates. Pittsburgh reliever Tyler Yates allowed five runs on three hits and two walks . . . The Mariners scored 10 runs in the seventh inning against the Twins. Obviously every Minnesota reliever who entered the game struggled.

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