Sunday, May 30, 2010

What a Weird Day of Baseball!

Saturday was one of the screwiest days of baseball ever. It is a tired old expression, but one of the things that makes baseball great is that you see things every day you've never seen before. Here are some of the high and low lights:

- The Yankees blow a 10-5 lead as Joba Chamberlain capped a seven run Indians' explosion in the seventh. In the game, Cleveland's starting pitcher got hit in the head with a line drive (he's okay), Sabathia also got hit.
- Kendry Morales hit a walk off grand slam for the Angels in the bottom of the tenth inning. As he approached his teammates at home plate to celebrate, he jumped in the air to stomp on home plate and severely screwed up his ankle. He had to be carted off the field.
- The Twins blew open a close game with the Rangers by scoring eight runs between the sixth and seventh innings
- Seventy year old, Brian Moehler, made his first start of the year for the Astros and it was memorable. He gave up eleven base runners in two and a third innings including three homers, two to Jay Bruce and another to eighty year old, Miguel Cairo, who also hit a damaging double off of Moehler. It was Cairo's second homer of the year which is the first time he's hit two in a season since 2005.
- The Royals stranded six runners, hit into two double plays and committed three errors to make sure that Greinke didn't get a win. They sure work hard at that.
- Carlos Silva struck out 11 and gave up no walks and only two hits in seven full innings of work against the St. Louis Cardinals. It's mind boggling.
- Buster Posey drove in a run with a single in his first at bat of the year after being called up by the Giants.

And last but not least, Roy Halladay threw the second perfect game of the season as he struck out eleven Marlins. Let's hope he didn't wrench his back in the celebration.


Steve G. said...

This was a REALLY bizarre day, yeah! In particular, the Morales injury and Silva performances are freaky as hell. And, all of this came on a day when Doc threw a perfect game! And we've now had two perfect games in a season for the first time since the 1800s!

Josh Borenstein said...

I'm happy for Halladay. Couldn't have happened to a classier pitcher.