Stealing Signals: Behind The 8-Ball

Dodgers 10, Cubs 3 – Four errors, a bases-loaded double by Russell Martin, another homer from Manny Ramirez, and seven two-out RBIs have Los Angeels one win away from their first playoff series win since 1988.  Two of the four errors came in a five-run second inning against Carlos Zambrano; they were by the usually steady Mark DeRosa and Derrek Lee. Now, they face a hell of task trying to crawl back in with the series headed to Chavez Ravine.

Phillies 5, Brewers 2 – It looks like both NL Central teams may be saying so long to the playoffs sooner than later. Eventually, running on CC Sabathia’s arm was going to produce a problem, and when Shane Victorino took Sabathia out for a grand slam in the second. Brett Myers gave up two runs and two hits in seven innings.

Rays 6, White Sox 4 – Evan Longoria is a fucking beast. Three pitches in his first two at-bats = two homers off Javier VazquezJames Shields threw 6.1 innings, gave up three runs (all on a homer to Dewayne Wise) and the bullpen kept the Pale Hose mostly in check. Carlos Pena left early with an eye injury, not serious — he’ll be back for Game 2 on Friday.

One Response

  1. As a Cardinals fan, I couldn’t be happier to see the Chubbies and Bruised Crew both down 0-2. To hell with the reputation of the NL Central; I wanna see both of them swept.

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