Stealing Signals: Bad Teams Are Creative.

Phillies 11, Mets 10 – The bad teams always find a new fucking way to lose. The Mets may be a bad team masquerading as a quality one — loss by blowout, walk-off homer, dumb-ass base running, and finally, walk-off single in extra innings. Jesus fucking Christ.

Yankees 5, Red Sox 0 – Wang slaps Boston on the chin by taking a no-hitter into the seventh for a three-game sweep.  Two homers by Robinson Cano and four hits from Derek Jeter make it worse.

Indians 6, Mariners 5 – No worse way to lose a game than the walk-off walk, which is what Rick White did by walking Kenny Lofton with the bases loaded in the 9th.

Cubs 5, Brewers 4 – Matt Murton and Alfonso Soriano continue to drag Chris Capuano through the lost starts streak from hell with back to back jacks.

Rangers 5, White Sox 1 – Four errors by the White Sox defense leads them to heading 20 games under .500 for the first time in decades. When you make Texas’ pitching look good, you’re a bad team.

Diamondbacks 8, Padres 7 – Chris Young (the pitcher) couldn’t hang in his second start off of injury problems. D-back rookie Mark Reynolds nailed five hits wtih a homer, as Arizona holds on.

Reds 5, Pirates 4 – Cincy shortstop Brandon Phillips goes into the outfield to throw out Josh Phelps at the plate to end the game. Ken Griffey, Jr. gets the pop-fly single for the go-ahead run in the 9th.

Tigers 6, Royals 1 – Jeremy Bonderman gets his first win in six starts via some help from Magglio Ordonez and Curtis Granderson (both had a homer and three hits), along with seven good innings of work.

Astros 2, Cardinals 1 – A pitching duel between teams with bad pitching, and Matt Albers beats Joel Piniero, as Lance Berkman homers to make the difference.

Photo: AP/George Widman

One Response

  1. And it’s not just Marlon Anderson’s stupid baserunning. Reyes was picked off TWICE in Wednesday’s game, and another Mets baserunner was picked off when Phils’ catcher Carlos Ruiz snap-threw to first after a pitch. It’s easy to say that the Phillies had no business winning some of those games, but the Mets blew it in every regard.

    I’ve been meaning to write about the Phillies, but I’m so busy with Penn State stuff, and Beerleaguer does a better job with the Phils than I ever could.

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