Good Morning, MLB Fans
We start off in Seattle with our “Line of the Night”:
That line is from Jarrod Washburn. He led the Mariners to a 4-2 win over the Rays and is now 3-0 on the year. His ERA is just 1.71 and he has K’d 17 while allowing only 4 BBs. He won only 5 games all of last year. Pitcher of the Month? Mike Sweeney was 3-3 with a double, a run and an RBI.
I think it’s safe to say that Victor Martinez is back. He went 4-5 with his 5th HR as the Tribe downed the Royals 8-7. Martinez is hitting .397 and slugging over .700. Grady Sizemore also hit his 5th homer and Aaron Laffey allowed just 1 run over 7 innings to get his 1st win. Kerry Wood came on in the 9th and gave up 2 runs on a David DeJesus bomb. Wood still recorded his 2nd save.
The Giants rocked Jake Peavy and beat the Padres 8-3. Edgar Renteria had a huge night: 3-4 with a homer and 5 RBI. Peavy allowed 6 runs in 6 innings. He’s now 2-2 with a 5.13 ERA. The Padres had 14 hits but left 24 men on base. The G-Men needed Renteria to get it going. No team has scored less runs in all of baseball.
The Brewers are awful and lost to the Phillies 11-4, but Ryan Braun got it going in a big way. He was 5-5 with 2 HRs and 4 RBI. Jamie Moyer gave up both bombs to Braun but he got the win. Pedro Feliz was 3-4 with a HR and 3 RBI as the champs turned 13 hits and 9 walks into 11 runs. Manny Parra was shelled and moves to 0-3.
Ian Kinsler and Nelson Cruz both homered as the Rangers beat Roy Halladay and the Jays, 5-4. Kinsler’s blast in the 7th off Halladay would prove to be the game-winner. Halladay still gave the Jays 8 innings, and Brandon McCarthy got the win for Texas.
Yadier Molina and Albert Pujols got it done at the plate and in the field as the Cards beat the Mets 6-4. Pujols drove in 2 more runs (16) and turned a 3-3 double play. Molina was 3-4 with a double, a walk and a run scored. He also picked off Daniel Murphy from 1st base.
Russ Ortiz got his first win since 2007 as the Astros beat the Dodgers 8-5. Miguel Tejada had 2 hits and 3 RBI to pace Houston. He’s hitting .364.