Daily Archives: April 24, 2008

April 24, 2008

Astros 9, Reds 3



In the aftermath of the firing of Wayne Krivsky, the Reds (9-13) played the Astros (10-12). And they lost, which will surely displease Bob Castellini. Who’s head will roll next?

When I saw Chris Sampson (1-2) with an 8+ ERA going against Bronson Arroyo (0-3) with a 5+ ERA, I knew the Reds were doomed. The Astros offense is on a roll right now, and Arroyo is not.

The Astros won their fourth straight and will try their luck against rookie Johnny Cueto today. Houston counters with Jack Cassel.

April 24, 2008

Cubs 7, Rockies 6 (OT): So Close to a Loss



I’ll admit, I was happy when I saw that 5-spot appear in the sixth inning for the Rockies (9-12). The Cubs (15-6) are the hottest team in baseball right now, and having atrocious pitching for an inning isn’t something that will stop them.

The offense is kicking butt right now. It won’t last; it never does, but they’re unstoppable right now. Once Aramis Ramirez hit the two-run home run in the ninth, there was no doubt that the Cubs would win. Even when Kerry Wood (1-0) blew the save. He was obviously angling for the vulture win. And to show the world that Carlos Marmol (S 2) is way better at that closing thing than him anyway.

Can Jason Marquis keep the awesomeness going? He starts today for the Cubs, going against Aaron Cook at 3:05pm EDT.

April 24, 2008

Phillies 4, Brewers 5: Prince’s Party



Prince Fielder led the Brewers (13-8) to their second straight win by blasting two homers and driving in 4. I hear he drove from the game in a little red corvette.

The Phillies (11-11) kept it close, having the lead until the 8th, when Cole Hamels (2-3) lost it due to fatigue. (He threw 121 pitches.) Mitch Stetter (1-0) got the win and Derick Turnbow (S 1) got his first save of the year.

It’s Jamie Moyer versus Jeff Suppan this afternoon at 1:05pm EDT.

April 24, 2008

Cardinals 4, Pirates 7: Fading So Soon?



The Cardinals (13-9) have now lost two straight and fallen a game and a half back. Is this the end for them? Maybe they need to change General Managers to stop the losing.

Ian Snell pitched better than expected for the Pirates (9-12). He started things off with a bang, allowing four runs in the first, but settled down after that. In fact, the Cardinals never scored another run. Damaso Marte (1-0) gets the win, while Matt Capps (S 6) picks up the save.

Anthony Reyes (1-1) was tagged with the loss, and I can totally picture Tony LaRussa and Dave Duncan talking to John Mozeliak, saying, “See!” Their dislike of the hurler is odd.

At any rate, the Pirates go for a series win today, sending out Tom Gorzelanny against Joel Pineiro at 7:05pm EDT.