Jake Peavy pitched a complete game three-hit shutout that was so fancy, he walked no one and struck out eight hopeful hitters en route to defeating the increasingly hard to defeat Cleveland Indians, 1-0. This is what everyone who pretended to like the trade in 2009 has been waiting for. Amazingly, Ozzie has not yet gifted us with a tweet that references the wonderful start.
I will keep refreshing my browser until the expressive manager tweets something like “good for Jack, lots of hard work.” What shouldn’t be lost in all of this is Justin Masterson (8 IP, 1 ER), who aside from getting beat up in his last start, has been tremendous.
Yankees 4, Orioles 1, 15 innings — I was so excited to offer headlines based on a filthy, untouchable Colon, but Mo disrupted the fun, blowing his third save of the season and ruining the fun that was sure to surround Colon. Workin’ Mo-Overtime? CYANIDE. The unsung hero of the night was Hector Noesi, who worked four innings of relief in his major league debut. He allowed just
two four hits.
Giants 8, Dodgers 5 — Cody Ross launched a three-run shot in the ninth to break a 5-5 tie, giving San Fran their eighth win in their last 11 games.
Rangers 5, Royals 4, 11 innings — What’s amazing is the fact that Arthur Rhodes not only didn’t blow it, he was the winning pitcher. The important news is Josh Hamilton homering in his first rehab game.
Mets 3, Nats 0 — Kind of amazing the Mets shut out another professional baseball team. Must’ve been the inspiring presence of relentless rain. Of greater significance is Bryce Harper, who apparently won’t be joining us this season.
Mariners 3, Angels 0 — I feel like I could I say Jered Weaver devoured a turnbuckle and used a bong instead of a glove, and no one would even notice.
Cubs 7, Marlins 5 — It seems like any time we discuss the Cubs, they are typically on the losing end, a very ugly losing end. It’s only fair we discuss a Cubbie victory. When Reed Johnson and Marlon Byrd are the key figures in providing a winning night, it’s safe to say you’re not going to experience too many winning nights.
Pirates 5, Reds 0 — Charlie Morton miraculously pitched a complete game, five hit shutout. The dude has actually pitched pretty well this year. In fact, it’s his second complete game. Now having said that, if he goes the distance again within the next month, I will buy everyone who comments today a Chipwich.
Twins 4, A’s 3, 10 innings — That’s two in a row for the Twins but not even a blistering streak such as that will keep the embarrassing Justin Morneau off of Lisk’s Definitely-Not-All-Star Team.
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