April 26, 2007

Baseball last night

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball

Being the guy at the paper that’s forced to sit around and watch every baseball game on any given night can have its upside; for one, I happen to love baseball. There were plenty of standout performances around the league and nearly a record tied.

Jake Peavy, San Diego: Came within one strike of tying Tom Seaver’s record of 10 consecutive strikeouts. Peavy gave up only two hits over seven innings before giving way to Scott Linebrink and then Trevor Hoffman, the man who proceeded to waste the starter’s effort by giving up the game winning homer to Stephen Drew.

Barry Bonds, San Francisco: Hit the 741st home run of his career to move 14 away from breaking Aarons’ record. It shouldn’t be long before Bonds is the new home run king and everybody starts hating on him even more than they already do.

Tim Hudson: Racked up 12 k’s against the Marlins over eight innings but didn’t get the win after the Marlins came back in the 9th and eventually won on a bases-loaded wild pitch by closer Bob Wickman.

Jarred Weaver, Seattle vs. Joe Blanton, Oakland: A great pitching duel that saw the two pitchers toss complete games and give up a total of 9 hits. Sure two of Blanton’s were solo home runs, but an incredible effort by these two guys.

Shorts: Colorado collected 20 hits against the Mets in their 11-5 win … It took the Pittsburgh Pirates 16 innings to beat the Houston Astros who had come back to tie the game in the 9th … The man who got the game winning hit against the Astros you ask? Adam LaRoche, who – with that hit – raised his average to .106.

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