Stealing Signals: Futility

Nats 1, Mets 0 – That is Carlos Delgado’s game-ending, double play face, and that is the kind of day and series it has been for New York, losing three out of four to Washington and getting destroyed by a nobody like Jason Bergmann over seven innings.  The team is, true to character, underachieving and getting only five hits. Not the way to walk into a series with the Yankees, who are bumbling themselves.

Rays 5, Yankees 2 – And those Yankees are bumbling very publicly, heading to the cellar after Scott Kazmir kept them off the board while he was in and Ian Kennedy gave up two homers.  As usual, Hank Steinbrenner is shitting bricks and spewing bile to any media outlet that will listen in Bizarro Baseball Season (So Far).

Diamondbacks 8, Rockies 5 – Y’know, if someone said Brandon Webb could go 15 wins without a loss, I’d believe it right now. The D-backs ace gives up 3 runs over 7.1 and gets help via a Chris Snyder longball and Stephen Drew’s 4 hits.

White Sox 4, Angels 3 – Chicago couldn’t get it done against former teammate Jon Garland, but Jim Thome came back and whacked Francisco Rodriguez for the go-ahead RBI single in the 9th.

Cubs 4, Padres 0 – Ryan Dempster pitches 8.1 of shutout ball against the insipid Padre bats, while Greg Maddux gets tagged for all four runs in the fifth via three singles, a sac fly, and a Derrek Lee double.

Indians 4, A’s 2 – Aaron Laffey gives up an unearned run on his own throwing error to end the Indians’ scoreless innings streak, but the Tribe knocks a few in against Greg Smith, including a Jhonny Peralta homer.

Dodgers 7, Brewers 2 – Andruw Jones, Jeff Kent, and back-up catcher Gary Barrett throw Ben Sheets to the wind with home runs in the 7th inning.

Photo: AP/Kathy Willens

3 Responses

  1. According to Bernie Miklasz, Cards fans may have seen the last of Jason Isringhausen(at least for a while). He’s supposed to be seeing the team witch doctor(one of our endearing terms for Dr. George “Just Put a Bandaid on It” Paletta) today, which could result in a trip to the DL. Too little, too late, if you ask me(and almost every other Cardinals fan).

  2. It’s official- Izzy on DL with a hand injury.
    Chris Perez(closer at AAA Memphis) is in St. Louis and available tonight.

  3. […] Posted on May 23, 2008 by Signal to Noise Marlins 4, Diamondbacks 0 – I called it Bizarro Baseball Season in a Stealing Signals last week, and it seems Sports Illustrated agrees with me.  Florida sweeping […]

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