First, I’ve got to tell you all: I’m the only one here apathetic to the Olympics. I don’t not like them, I just don’t care. So that’s why there really isn’t a whit of Olympics information in here. I know Phelps and I know parts of the womens’ volleyball match that was on earlier yesterday, at my dentist’s office.
Anyways, back in MLB, my Mets finally have a laugher. They beat the Nationals 12-0, on the strength of an 8-run third inning. I felt bad for Jason Bergmann, the Nats’ starting pitcher, as he went to Rutgers also, but my team won! Woot.
(And because the Phillies let a 6-0 lead escape, with the Dodgers beating them 7-6 on a walkoff, HR by Nomar Garciaparra, the Phillies and Mets are now again tied for first in the National League East race.)
C.C. Sabathia continues to prove he’s worth his weight in donuts. He got his 7th victory in a Brewers’ uni, beating the Padres 7-1. Alas, the slacker only pitched 7 innings. He gave up 9 hits and 1 ER in those 7 innings. Corey Hart provided some offense, going 3 for 5 with a triple and 3 RBI.
The Yankees failed to capatilize on Tuesday’s victory, and lost to the Twins, 4-2. It feels like the wheels are coming off. However, I’ve been around the Yankees all my life, and I know enough to never count them out. The Yanks are now 9 games behind the division-leading Tampa Bay Rays, who beat the A’s earlier today, in spite of Carl Crawford’s possibly missing the rest of the season and Even Longoria not expected back for a bit.
Sorry for this is shortened H&R.