Good Morning, MLB Fans
We’ll start it off with the Line of the Night, courtesy of Chien-Ming Wang:
In 2 starts Wang has allowed 15 hits and 15 runs in 4 2/3 innings. He also has 6 walks and only 1 K. Think maybe he’s not entirely healthy yet?
Nick Swisher came in and pitched a scoreless inning of relief in that game.
And then there is The Big Unit. The Dodgers hammered Randy Johnson for seven runs in less than four innings en route to an 11-1 victory. Johnson is 0-2 with an ERA of 11.42. Orlando Hudson hit for the cycle and Andre Ethier smacked two homers for Los Angeles.
Congratulations to Jermaine Dye and Paul Konerko. Each hit the 300th homers of their careers in a 10-6 win against the Tigers. Gavin Floyd got the “win” even though he was shelled. In 5 innings he was batted around for 6 runs on 5 hits and 7 walks. Carlos Quentin hit 2 more homers.
The Astros may be baseball’s worst team right now. Zach Duke threw a complete game, shutout as the Pirates won 7-0. The Astros have scored just 16 runs in 7 games and they have lost 5 straight.
Ted Lilly took a no-hitter into the 7th and the bullpen came in and finished off the shutout for a 4-0 Cubs win. Kosuke Fukudome had 3 walks and another hit. For the season Fukudome is hitting .417/.533/.792.
The Phillies won an emotional game after learning of the death of legendary announcer Harry Kalas. Ryan Howard hit his first homer of the year and Brad Lidge hung on for the save, despite giving up 2 runs in the 9th. The Phils have won 3 straight. The Nats have yet to win this year.
Albert Pujols homered as did Brian Barden as the Cards beat Doug Davis and the D’Backs. Todd Wellemeyer pitched 7 innings of 1-run ball as the Cards won their 5th straight.
Former Cub Felix Pie was 3-4 with a homerun as the O’s beat the Rangers 10-9. Andruw Jones homered and is 5-8 on the season.