Phillies 4, Brewers 3 — I realize I’m kicking things off with Philly two days in a row, but when a group of thoughtful students from UPenn put in the effort to build a robot that throws out the first pitch at a baseball game, it’s only right that said effort is honored in grand fashion. Now to be fair to Philly, was anyone really booing other than some sarcastic jeers directed at the robot for one-hopping the toss?
Come on man, please allow the fun people to engage in a little fun. I know having a go-to move can get addictive and almost become involuntary, especially if you’re Hakeem Olajuwon and own a beautiful Dream Shake, but let’s not get ridiculous. Oh, and the Phils won 4-3. Clifford — yes I know his name is Clifton, but Clifford is so much more fun — Lee was good enough.
Red Sox 5, A’s 3 — Jonathan Papelbon pitched 1 1/3 innings to get the save. I’m loving the idea that Theo is going to use and abuse his arm before saying goodbye after the season. I’ve always liked Theo.
Tigers 3, Mariners 2 — Give Erik Bedard a little credit, at least he’s pitching. Lookin’ at you, Peavey.
Nats 8, Cards 6; Cards 5, Nats 3 — As stated yesterday, as much fun as it is to make fun of Lance Berkman, the demise of Skinny Elvis has been greatly exaggerated. He’s back!
Orioles 5, Twins 4 — Its bears repeating: Good to have you back, Buck. A “WTF” during the National Anthem? You better believe it.
Angels 4, Rangers 1 — Jered Weaver pitched a complete game, striking out eight and allowing one run. He was mentioned in the first impressions post with good reason. Get some.
Dodgers 6, Braves 1 — The Dodgers blocked out the painful reality that is Bird Selig and won behind a complete game from Jon Garland, who admirably rotates cities each season as a team’s bargain signing.
Blue Jays 6, Yankees 2 — “Stubborn Colon Denies Excessive Runs” was the winner, as “Colon Rocked by Relentless Bats” would not apply here. It was Bartolo’s first win in two years.
Indians 7, Royals 5 — The Indians were no-hit through five innings and still won. In four starts, Justin Masterson has been nothing short of awesome.
Rockies 10, Giants 2 — Troy Tulowitzki went 3-for-5. The man is more relentless than Kirstie Alley’s neck.