Yardwork: Carl Pavano's Majestic Mustache, And Jim Joyce's Emotional Return

Tigers 12, Indians 6: If you didn’t get chills or a little choked up after seeing the interaction at home plate yesterday between Armando Galarraga and Jim Joyce, your soul is darker than Irwin R. Schyster’s. We’re now over two months into the season and there still hasn’t been a sappy Jeremy Schaap feel-good piece on Austin Jackson. Will the mainstream media please stand up? His defense has been spectacular and he continues to hit. His latest offering? A 4-for-6 effort bringing his average to .341. He’s not afraid. Just admit you jumped the gun, Brian. We’d like to move on. [Joyce/Galarraga interaction after jump]

Braves 4, Dodgers 3: On May 18, the Braves were last in the NL East, 6 1/2 games back. Today they lead the division by three games.

Mariners 4, Twins 1: In hockey you grow a beard, in baseball you grow a mustache. It’s just that simple. Unfortunately yesterday Pavano’s mustache drew King Felix. Thus, the story was written.

Marlins 3, Brewers 2: Josh Johnson improved to 6-2. He sports an ERA of 2.10 and a 1.08 WHIP, but with guys like Ubaldo and Halladay owning the NL, no one gives a shit.

White Sox 4, Rangers 3: Freddy Garcia got the win? Freddy Garcia got the win! The Ranger bats should be ashamed of themselves.

Angels 5, Royals 4: It appears Zack Greinke (6 IP, 10 H, 4 ER) may have finally said fuck it. Can’t say I blame him. His record now stands at a criminal 1-7.

Yankees 6, Orioles 3: Brett Gardner hit a home run. If you find out what John Sterling’s witty call ended up being for this one, please don’t tell me.

A’s 9, Red Sox 8: How do you put together 18 hits and lose?

Astros 6, Nationals 4: I tried to put this game higher within the post, but it kept insisting on being last. On the bright side, Nats starter J.D. Martin has put together two solid starts.

[Joyce/Galarraga image = Getty]
[Pavano image via]

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