The Phillies got back on track temporarily reliving some World Series magic in Tampa.Â Helped by home runs by rookie John Mayberry and Chase Utley and innings of 6 and 4 runs, they broke their 6 game losing streak.Â Phenom David Price(1-2) worked 4.1 very tough innings giving up 7 hits and 10 runs, but only 5 earned runs because of errors behind him.Â The ageless wonder Jamie Moyer(5-6) worked 6 solid innings to get the win in this game.Â The Phillies will hope to continue their road success tonight with Joe Blanton taking the mound against the Rays’ Matt Garza at 7:08PM.
The Mets injuries may have finally caught up to them, either that or Joel Pineiro is making a bid for the Cy Young by playing the Mets for all his starts.Â Joel Pineiro(6-8) pitched a complete game shutout of the Mets, while only allowing 2 hits, one walk and one hit by pitch, while going 2 for 4 at the plate and scoring what turned out to be the only run that mattered for the Cardinals.Â Pineiro is now 2-0 against the Mets this season with only 2 earned runs allowed in 17 innings pitched.Â Livan Hernandez took a tough loss for the Mets, going 7 innings and giving up 3 runs, 2 earned on 8 hits, and 3 walks.Â The series continues tonight with Brad Thompson taking on Fernando Nieve at 7:10pm.Â Head to The Real Dirty Mets Blog for more information.
The Marlins have now won 3 of their past 4 games after Jorge Cantu singled home the games winning run in the 12th inning of a 7-6 win against the Baltimore Orioles.Â Matt Lindstrom should be buying Cantu a steak dinner, as he was rescued from headlines after he gave up 3 runs in just 0.2 innings pitched as the Orioles got 5 straight hits to tie the game in the 9th.Â The actual blown save was credited to Brian Sanches, but the runs were all charged to Lindstrom.Â Burke Badenhop(5-2) got the win in relief,Â and Brian Bass(4-2) took the loss for the Orioles who lost for the first time in their last 6 games.Â The Orioles will try to rebound and continue their hot play sending Jason Berken to the mound against Ricky Nolasco tonight in South Florida.
Brian McCann had a big night against the New York Yankees last night in Atlanta with 3 hits and 2 RBI including a solo home run in the 8th inning.Â Braves rookie phenom Tommy Hanson also appears to be living up to the hype as he won his third straight decision and stayed undefeated.Â Hanson(3-0) went 5.1 IP and only gave up 4 hits, but walked 5 and struck out 4 while Chien-Ming Wang(0-6) lasted 5 innings giving up 6 hits and 3 earned runs and a walk, his ERA is down to 11.20.Â The Yankees will send Joba Chamberlain to the mound against Kenshin Kawakami tonight in hopes of ending their 6 game losing streak.Â The Braves Baseball Blog should be the next place you visit for more Braves info.
John Lannon put together another solid start against a tough AL East opponent last night, but this time it wasn’t enough.Â John Lannon put together 6.1 IP and only gave up 3 runs on 9 hits and left with a no decision against the Boston Red Sox last night.Â Unfortunately the Nationals bullpen gave up 8 runs in the final 2.2 innings and it handed the Nationals an 11-3 loss.Â Julian Tavarez(3-5) was charged with the loss while giving up a run on one hit and a walk while only recording one out.Â Manny Delcarmen(2-1) got the win in relief for the Sox also in only 1/3rd of an inning.Â The two teams match up tonight with Jon Lester facing off against Craig Stammen.Â Check out CenterfieldGate for more information about the Nationals.