Yesterday we had some great baseball to kick-off the playoffs. Pitchers pretty much ruled the day. The first game, which I had to watch in class (booooo), could not have been more surprising. Rockies Hottie Jeff Francis took the mound and only gave up 4 hits, 2 runs and 2 walks. He also had 8 strikeouts over 6 innings. Nicely done, Francis.
In Act II, we saw Hottie Josh Beckett three-hit the Los Angeles Angels in a complete game shutout. He was helped out by homers by David Ortiz and Kevin Youkilis, but it was really his lights-out pitching that won the game for the Red Sox. He also had 8 strikeouts.
In the Triple Feature at the Hillcrest Drive-In (that’s the old drive-in theatre in my town. It was awesome and really did have triple features in the summer) the Arizona Diamondbacks put away the Chicago Cubs with another masterful outing by the starting pitcher. The lede from Yahoo! really puts it best, “Brandon Webb baffled the Cubs with his sinker, then staggered them with changeups and curves. This high-stakes duel in the desert went to the quiet ace from Kentucky.” (wah wah wah *tumbleweed*). Webb felt like 8 was not enough; he had 9 strikeouts.
Finally, in non-playoff news, a fan of Hottie Curtis Granderson’s, Rebekah Page, is running the Detroit Marathon on October 21st to raise money for Curtis’s Grand Kids Foundation, which will help schools and inner city children throughout the state of Michigan beginning next year. You can visit GrandKids Foundation and click on the “Donate” button to help out.