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And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

May 1, 2014, 6:53 AM EDT

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Dodgers 6, Twins 4: Zack Greinke struck out six and allowed no earned runs in six innings. He’s on a run of 18 straight starts in which he has gone five innings while allowing two runs or fewer and no one has done that since 1914.I would have bet my life that Bob Gibson or Greg Maddux or someone had done that before, but nope. This was the Dodgers’ 10,000th win as a franchise. Although, obviously many of those wins came before they moved to Los Angeles. Before that they were known as the Minneapolis Dodgers. George Mikan, coincidentally enough, was the guy who sit that five innings/two runs record back in 1914. True story.

Nationals 7, Astros 0: Anthony Rendon had four hits and was a triple short of the cycle. He’s from Houston and thus had a bunch of friends in the crowd, most of whom were his classmates at Rushmore Academy before he was expelled for attempting to break ground on an aquarium without the school’s approval and was forced to attend Grover Cleveland High. Also a true story.

Diamondbacks 5, Rockies 4: Miguel Montero with the walkoff homer in the tenth. He then spent 20 minutes after the game talking smack about the ball he hit and saying that, really, no one on the Diamondbacks was all that impressed with the ball before it was pitched. Open secret, really, and everyone is now better of that it’s gone. OK, in all seriousness? Montero DID slide into home on his walkoff bomb. Which seems like the sort of thing he’d complain about former teammates doing. Doesn’t seem very gritty and businesslike.

Cardinals 9, Brewers 3: The Cardinals avoid the sweep by winning this one in a laugher. Allen Craig homered, drove in three and had four hits and Matt Adams had a three-run bomb. Brewers catcher Martin Moldanado pitched the eighth inning, allowing only one hit, so good for him. Of course, back in the original days of the franchise — when they were known as the Ominowakiing Beermakers, then taking on the original Ojibwe Indian name for the area — catchers used to pitch to themselves and routinely had shutout performances. It was a very different game for a very different time. Once again, true story.

Cubs 9, Reds 4: Anthony Rizzo had a two-run homer and walked four times, helping pace the Cubs’ offensive output. I wonder if all the people who get on Joey Votto‘s case watched Rizzo take all of those walks and admit to themselves that, hmm, maybe that kind of thing helps the team some?

Athletics 12, Rangers 1: The sweep. Which answers the Rangers’ sweep of Oakland last week. Four errors for the Rangers including two by Elvis Andrus. Jesse Chavez allowed only one hit in seven scoreless innings and struck out eight. The A’s are 6-0 when he starts.

Giants 3, Padres 2: Tim Hudson was on point, carrying a shutout into the ninth. Indeed, he had a Maddux going (a complete game with fewer than 100 pitches) only to give up a two-run homer to Yasmani Grandal on his 89th and final pitch of the game. Sergio Romo came in and got the last out on five pitches.

Royals 4, Blue Jays 2: Alcides Escobar is a glove man, but he had a two-run double in the seventh here to put the Royals ahead to stay. Eric Hosmer drove in the other two and Yordano Ventura pitched five shutout innings.

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Tigers 5, White Sox 1: Max Scherzer tossed six scoreless, winning his third start in a row. He then got into a feud with reporters for calling him “Max Scherzer” in the game story when he was specifically promised they would call him by his full first name of Maxwell.

Marlins 9, Braves 3: Aaron Harang entered the game with a 0.85 ERA. He left it with a 2.97 ERA after giving up nine runs on ten hits. He couldn’t make it through five innings. It’s the second straight night the Marlins have battered heretofore dominant Braves starters. It’s almost as if that deadball era pace they had been keeping wasn’t sustainable. Meanwhile, Atlanta has managed only five hits in the past two games, facing Nate Eovaldi and Jose Fernandez.

Angels 7, Indians 1: C.J. Wilson pitched two-hit ball over eight innings, striking out eight, walking one and retiring his last 18 batters. That’s six straight losses for the Indians. They seemed to concede this one pretty early too.

Mariners vs. Yankees; Pirates vs. Orioles; Rays vs. Red Sox; Mets vs. Phillies: POSTPONED:

In this decayed hole among the mountains
In the faint moonlight, the grass is singing
Over the tumbled graves, about the chapel
There is the empty chapel, only the wind’s home.
It has no windows, and the door swings,
Dry bones can harm no one.
Only a cock stood on the roof-tree
Co co rico co co rico
In a flash of lightning. Then a damp gust
Bringing rain
Ganga was sunken, and the limp leaves
Waited for rain, while the black clouds
Gathered far distant, over Himavant.
The jungle crouched, humped in silence.
Then spoke the thunder

  1. johnnysoda - May 1, 2014 at 7:02 AM

    Not gonna lie, I looked up the story about Rendon to see if it was true. It isn’t: he attended George Bush Sr. High School and transferred to Lamar High School. Then again, maybe it’s just some reference to something I don’t get.

    In bigger news, I probably will not be able to write my ATH for the weekend, as I have a very severe case of Kentucky Derby Fever, and will be flying to Louisville tomorrow for treatment. Counting on unclemosesgreen for some ATH haiku.

    • thedoubleentandres - May 1, 2014 at 7:11 AM

      It’s a reference to the film Rushmore, a very funny film with Bill Murray. I still think one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen in movie history is Bill Murrays look of utter dispair when his rotten kids lock him out of his car.

      • deathmonkey41 - May 1, 2014 at 12:23 PM

        In my list of all time favorite movies- Rushmore is either 1A or 1B depending on what kind of mood I’m in that day. Just saw The Grand Budapest Hotel and liked it very much even though it was a little light on the Bill Murray.

    • historiophiliac - May 1, 2014 at 8:43 AM

      Enough haiku!

      • happytwinsfan - May 1, 2014 at 8:55 AM

        The haiku outbreaks
        Bring levity to our village
        Of baseball discourse

      • unclemosesgreen - May 1, 2014 at 9:46 AM

        Old Hickory rules-
        Held the union together.
        History trolling!

      • historiophiliac - May 1, 2014 at 9:50 AM

        Haiku is like Polo cologne — gentlemen tend to overuse when they discover it but a little dab will do you.

      • unclemosesgreen - May 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM

        This just demands a point by point refutation.
        1) I am no gentleman
        2) I have only ever worn Polo as a result of effusive bro-hugs
        3) I have loved haiku since I was a mere lad of 8 years old. I assume a misguided teacher praised me or something.
        4) A dab of cologne may not be quite enough, but a dollop will definitely do.
        5) If I never write another haiku, a haiku/history double-troll would be a good one to go out on.

      • historiophiliac - May 1, 2014 at 10:03 AM

        I’m just saying, you should be naturally inclined to the limerick or something as well. Can’t someone do a baseball slam? We don’t have to do the same thing all the time. Diversity an’ stuff.

      • unclemosesgreen - May 1, 2014 at 10:05 AM

        If we did a baseball poetry slam wouldn’t we have to call it a Grand Slam?

      • historiophiliac - May 1, 2014 at 10:05 AM

        Jobu willing.

      • Old Gator - May 1, 2014 at 9:49 AM

        Mo, I think you’re turning Japanese, I think you’re turning Japanese, I really think so….

      • Old Gator - May 1, 2014 at 9:56 AM

        “Old Hickory rules-
        Held the union together.
        History trolling!”

        I would like to have been there when Hick threatened to hang Calhoun. Ackcherely, I would rather be there when Obama threatens to gurney Ted Cruz – and have something go wrong with his drip feed….

      • Old Gator - May 1, 2014 at 9:56 AM

        “Old Hickory rules-
        Held the union together.
        History trolling!”

        I would like to have been there when Hick threatened to hang Calhoun. Ackcherely, I would rather be there when Obama threatens to gurney Ted Cruz – and have something go wrong with his drip feed….

      • groupofsevenrules - May 1, 2014 at 10:20 AM

        Okay, okay, I get all the American nineteenth century political esoterica. Can we please have some Meech Lake jokes?

      • Old Gator - May 1, 2014 at 10:24 AM

      • Old Gator - May 1, 2014 at 10:31 AM

        Not funny.

        Can we try the Mackenzie Rebellion instead?

      • groupofsevenrules - May 1, 2014 at 10:33 AM

        Not funny either.

        How about some Plains of Abraham jokes, eh? EH?

      • moogro - May 1, 2014 at 2:43 PM

        Ted Cruz is living the middle section of a self-imposed Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, he just doesn’t know it yet.

    • unclemosesgreen - May 1, 2014 at 9:49 AM

      Thanks johnny – I see you. No promises on ATH this weekend but I may roll a few summaries if you really can’t.

      Also I apologize for yesterday working in 6 synonyms for “idiot” to describe the Bleacher Creatures. 3 would have done.

      • Old Gator - May 1, 2014 at 9:59 AM

        I agree that there’s been a surfeit of haiku. Can we maybe have some wood block prints for a change?

      • unclemosesgreen - May 1, 2014 at 10:03 AM

        They’re at two different games and wearing slightly different outfits. What are they saying??

      • Old Gator - May 1, 2014 at 10:15 AM

        “The shortstop visits my floating world once a week. He can be bathed well.”

      • unclemosesgreen - May 1, 2014 at 10:22 AM

        Why does that seem syllabically familiar?

    • Francisco (FC) - May 1, 2014 at 9:57 AM

      Your first clue should have been this -> “True story”.

    • moogro - May 1, 2014 at 2:24 PM

      Craig, that Dodger-Twins recap was 100% word salad gibberish.

      • moogro - May 1, 2014 at 2:29 PM

        Oops, I missed that it was gibberish day today.

      • moogro - May 1, 2014 at 2:31 PM

        Hudson-Romo, a combined Maddux. That has to be rare.

    • moogro - May 1, 2014 at 2:37 PM

      Uncle’s haiku: yes! If uncle is sick, has the manager named the AAA call-up ATH writer?

  2. janessa31888 - May 1, 2014 at 7:19 AM

    Man, why did I have to be born in northeast Ohio, the leader in sports misery? Ugh. Somebodys got to start hitting, eventually, right? RIGHT????

    • southpaw2k - May 1, 2014 at 8:59 AM

      Somebody already is – the opposing batters facing Indians pitchers.

      That counts, right?

      • janessa31888 - May 1, 2014 at 9:00 PM

        Sadly, yes. I’ve developed a strange urge to smack Nick Swishers smiling face as he goes back to the dugout after another strikeout.

  3. proudlycanadian - May 1, 2014 at 7:20 AM

    Ace Ventura pitched well for the Royals for 5 innings; however, he was very inefficient and threw a lot of pitches. The Jays had their chances to win late as the Royals bullpen allowed several base runners; however, the Jay’s hitters could not get the necessary 2 out hits.

    • nbjays - May 1, 2014 at 11:35 AM

      Where’s Cur when you need him… apparently he’s not the only frustrated Jays fan:

      http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/angry-beaver-delays-traffic-roams-around-miramichi-1.2628083

      Complete with a photo of said beaver in a standoff with a police car. Great stuff!

      • cur'68 - May 1, 2014 at 3:36 PM

        Whaddya mean where was I? I was in Miramachi. Its all right there in the article.

      • nbjays - May 1, 2014 at 4:33 PM

        And your coat is looking very glossy, I must say.

      • cur'68 - May 1, 2014 at 9:13 PM

        Its the seal blubber. Good for a glossy pelt.

    • proudlycanadian - May 1, 2014 at 11:36 AM

      Melky was injured yesterday when he was hit by a pitch and Lawrie has a minor back problem. Consequently, the Jays made some roster moves. Light hitting Moises Sierra was DFA and Diaz was sent to the minors. Outfielder Anthony Gose was recalled and Steve Tolleson was called up. Tolleson is an infielder who can play in the outfield if necessary. Yesterday, they had to use Diaz in left field for a few innings.

      • cur'68 - May 1, 2014 at 3:38 PM

        The sound of that ball hitting Melky’s shin was horrifying. Like when I chop wood. THUD. I’m certainly glad it isn’t a break or a bigger problem than a bruise. I hope he’s back soon.

  4. Old Gator - May 1, 2014 at 7:30 AM

    April is the cruellest month
    Mixing expectation and prediction
    Stirring a few dry statistics
    with unsustainable dead ball era pitching performances….
    And sudden exiles to the minors….

    So the Feesh go out there and shellack the Braves’ vaunted peetching staff yet again while their own green sprouts garrote the enemy batters like a bunch of conquistadores trying to find out where the gold is hidden. Is it the home cooking? Rotten karma? Sheer coincidence? Did the dove come down with the magic word? One thing for sure, the Feesh’s batting instructor, Frank Menechino, caught some derision (including from me) this spring by trying to inculcate the fine art of going to the opposite field into guys who weren’t having much luck going in their own directions, but Buddha lose your temper, if it ain’t working. Marcell Ozuna’s three run shot went over the right center fence into the boolpen, and a bunch of other guys took poor Aaron Harang the wrong way. Fat Fredi seemed determined to rest his relievers no matter how much of a beating Harang endured and left him out there like a human piñata for most of five innings when he was clearly about as effective as a peach pit extract.

    Second-tier wunderkind Nate Eovaldi (who is now 24 and is in his fourth year of major league play but because the Feesh staff is forever represented as young and pink cheeked continues to seem like just post embryonic) had his best outings of the season, going seven strong innings allowing one run on three hits with five Ks. Brad Hand, who came out of spring training smelling sweeter than mare’s tail but has been performing like Quasimodo on Dancing with the Stars since the opening gong came into the ninth to mop up and barfed up a couple of hits including a two run homer to Justin Upton, who drove in his own brother – I love warm fuzzy family stories, even moreso when they involve the dog – which I thought was sweet and generous of the Feesh, don’t you? Note to Hand: in the future, mop up after you barf, okay? A professional athlete believes in economy of effort.

    • Professor Fate - May 1, 2014 at 9:58 AM

      “Did the dove come down with the magic word?”

      A “You Bet Your Life” Groucho Marx reference? It was a duck.

      • Old Gator - May 1, 2014 at 10:05 AM

        Sir, your provenance:

        And when the dove comes down with the magic word – the word was food – and we ate him! Eat!

        Firesign Theater again, but You Bet Your Life is definitely worth panning for quotes. I shall get to work on it. Just remember, though, that that pitiably deformed canard of Groucho’s was the great grandfather of the AFLAC duck, which only earned its credibility in that barbershop commercial with Yogi Berra. What are you truly prepared to loose upon the world?

  5. pbastille - May 1, 2014 at 7:55 AM

    named my first kid Eliot in honor of T. S….

    • Old Gator - May 1, 2014 at 9:51 AM

      Named mine Fido. He listens. Yours?

  6. danandcasey - May 1, 2014 at 8:12 AM

    Actually, Hudson gave up a run in the 8th and a solo HR with 2 outs in the 9th. Still a great performance – who had Hudson as the ace of the Giants’ staff?

    • gloccamorra - May 1, 2014 at 3:37 PM

      Accuracy is overrated. The winning run was scored against the starter, 23 year old lefty Robbie Erlin, while he was in the dugout. Bud Black lifted him with two outs in the sixth after throwing 97 pitches, 71 of them strikes.

      The same thing happened 15 days ago, when Bud Black lifted him after 89 pitches with two outs and a runner at second. That was a 2-2 game and the reliever let the winning run score while Erlin was in the dugout. Bud Black doesn’t like Erlin, or has a funny way of showing his faith in young lefty pitchers.

  7. historiophiliac - May 1, 2014 at 8:32 AM

    Max Scherzer is the first Tigers pitcher to strike out at least 7 in his 1st 6 games of the season. True story. His Heterochromianess, y’all!

  8. ksbuff - May 1, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    “I like your nurse’s uniform, guy.”

    “These are O.R. scrubs.”

    “O, R they?”

  9. happytwinsfan - May 1, 2014 at 8:53 AM

    The soldiers of the north vs. the Quarter Billion Dollar Evil Empire West

    The California millionaires club broke five star hotel camp for the truth compelling chill of “Target” (ugh, why must it be named after the whores of retail manipulations) Field.

    First inning and top of the second:
    Missed it because I was into this thing about mastodons on the history channel.

    Bottom of the second:
    Butera, feeling latent heartland sympathies un caught the hurled pill allowing Pinto to second and later to score.

    Top of the third:
    What God demands be a fleeing lead of one, is taken. Jason Lazarus Kubel, the passions of morality fueling his wracked knees, ends the doom threatening second with a heroic diving catch.

    Bottom of the third:
    Mr. Minnesota, Gentle Man Joe, doubles to left. The third baseman whose name I can’t spell woofs. Roy Hobbs Colabello, belabors Greinke, formerly of heartland fame, now a purchased trinket of the Western Empire, with a long at bat. The pitch count mounts.

    Top of the fourth:
    Our soldiers are endearingly imperfect, but the empire scores 0.

    Bottom of the fourth:
    Servant Greinke is not to be had easily.

    Top of the fifth:
    Gentle Man Joe is unable, but Dozier flashes ball tossing leather. The Amazing Young Gibson has gone more than half allowing only two.

    Bottom of the fifth:
    Servant Greinke’s pitch count is a hundred minus less than ten.

    Top of the sixth:
    The Amazing Young Gibson has held off the California millionaires for six.

    Bottom of the sixth:
    Laboring mightily, has the talented servant Greinke pitched his last?

    Top of the seventh:
    The Amazing Young Gibson does slay twenty, but the bottom less resources of evil will exact its due.

    Bottom of the seventh:
    The servant Greinke obediently returns. His false allegiance is dismissed with a deep center field double. Runners at the corners with two outs and Gentle Man Joe forces the expulsion of the millionaire’s club reliever with a bases loading walk. The third baseman whose name I cannot spell gets to three and O. He tries to jerk one but pops instead, oh Sano oh Sano.

    Top of the eight:
    Escobar is not a big league defensive shortstop. I spare you the rest. Yet at the end our brave boys still yearn for the best.

    Bottom of the eight:
    Some wretch with a beard and pitiful tattoos, is he a millionaire too?

    Top of the ninth:
    The evil is smugly asleep.

    Bottom of the ninth:
    The third baseman whose name I cannot spell strikes true, a rally is mounted, but there is too much to do.

    Evil is not always defeated in the result, but it is always defeated by the very existence of the effort against it. This fine northern night, we yearn for tomorrow.

    The Tiger feels safe resting in the meadow nearby.

    • moogro - May 1, 2014 at 2:54 PM

      Who doesn’t like this?

  10. aresachaela - May 1, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    Wheew, Good thing there’s no game today XD!!

    • renaado - May 1, 2014 at 9:01 AM

      This foul weather is kinda annoying don’t you think?

      • aresachaela - May 1, 2014 at 9:07 AM

        True, just glad there’s no game today cause DEM NSTP’S SCHEDULE TODAY’S SUCK!! This is probably the only time I’ll thank mother nature XD!!

      • Old Gator - May 1, 2014 at 10:06 AM

        I agree. I’ve never seen so many chickens in my life.

      • aresachaela - May 1, 2014 at 10:49 AM

        TUKTUULAOK!! XD!!

        If any of you know this are the sounds of chickens here in our country.

  11. renaado - May 1, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    Braves really need to find there groove in this series soon, avoiding a series sweep with the Marlins is definitely a must here. Hope Santana will rally back the Braves with his pitching tomorrow.

    • Francisco (FC) - May 1, 2014 at 10:20 AM

      There’s no must about it, there’s 100 odd games to go, a win is a win and a loss is a loss, winning is better than losing no doubt, but a loss to complete a series sweep is no different from a loss any other day.

      • renaado - May 1, 2014 at 10:36 AM

        True, but sometimes a sweep can also deteriorate a team’s confidence though. And I surely don’t want that to happen to the Braves.

  12. hcf95688 - May 1, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    Rangers visit Oaktown, A’s play unexceptionally well, Rangers sweep. Athletics visit the Metroplex. Turnabout is fair play. Also: Baseball is witchcraft.

    • hcf95688 - May 1, 2014 at 9:24 AM

      Hmmmm…maybe I mean “Exceptionally unwell”? Ah, Hell…Both teams played like crap at home.

  13. unclemosesgreen - May 1, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    I should have been a pair of ragged claws
    Scuttling across the floors of silent seas

    • Old Gator - May 1, 2014 at 9:53 AM

      In Boston, the culls are three bucks cheaper.

      • unclemosesgreen - May 1, 2014 at 10:03 AM

        And they’re just as delicious.

      • Old Gator - May 1, 2014 at 10:07 AM

        Ah! A tail man! I always knew that….

      • Old Gator - May 1, 2014 at 10:13 AM

        Oh right, and have you ever pigged out at The Clam Box on Wollaston Beach Boulevard on the north cusp of Quincy, just east of the big park full of rattlesnakes? Or did the evil spirits of the Borg memorabilia on the walls drive you away?

      • unclemosesgreen - May 1, 2014 at 10:19 AM

        I have literally never seen a single item of Borg memorabilia in Boston. And if ever I walk into a Boston joint that has Borg memorabilia on display, I will take a brief saunter around to case the joint with future arson in mind. Then I will leave.

      • groupofsevenrules - May 1, 2014 at 10:40 AM

        Ohh, but the fried quahogs….ackcherley, I think the guy who owned it who was a Borg fan may have sold it to the current owner who removed or turned over the offending material to the departing entrepreneur. But look at it this way: a little seafood place on the beach in the heart of Beanbag Nation was always packed with customers, Borg pictures or not, and on weekends you felt like a tapeworm in a constipated glutton standing in that mob waiting for your mixed fried clams, oysters, shrimp and softshell crab platter. That’s how good their stuff is. I think they kept their tartar sauce in a huge tank on the roof, so copious was the consumption in there.

      • Old Gator - May 1, 2014 at 10:43 AM

        Now how the hell did you find out about that place?

      • groupofsevenrules - May 1, 2014 at 10:51 AM

        You jest sir. You have written about it fifty times if once. We were in Boston the summer before last for a language teachers’ and therapists’ conference and I looked it up and went right over there. Horrible traffic but worth it. I didn’t notice any Yankees stuff but my Gawd, those clams and oysters were incredible.

        Moses: it’s in your neck of the universe. Highly reccommended. Not cheap but not Boyelston Street ripoff prices by any measure either. Also, I seem to recall that it was cash only – the funny American bills and coins.

  14. Old Gator - May 1, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Speaking of which, finished Tristessa last night. Buddha be petitioned, how in his blessed name did I miss that one? I read Subterraneans twenty times and didn’t get to this one? Kerouac had his “just blow” Charlie Parker thing down pat for this wonderful little book. Go get it!

    • unclemosesgreen - May 1, 2014 at 10:16 AM

      Did you really miss it though? Seems like you may have just set aside a tasty treat for later consumption.

      Listened to Bird on my iPhone yesterday while stretching my jacked-up leg for an hour.

  15. jkcalhoun - May 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    I’m guessing that “Hark, This Occurred” goes back to the town crier edition of “And That Happened”.

    • gloccamorra - May 2, 2014 at 12:28 PM

      Close. It’s actually “Hark, this hath occurred”, part of the Knickerbocker Niewslettere put out by the Manhattan Ten-Pin Bowling Association in 1663. The association disbanded the next year when the British took over New Amsterdam, renaming it New York, and tore down the bowling alley, replacing it with a cricket ground. That’s when the Dutch moved to Pennsylvania, looking for brotherly love.

  16. jimeejohnson - May 1, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    It’s great not to read the blogger named Hate; Only Hatred’s hate. Thank you Craig, and all the other HBT bloggers for calling out this guy. Can you believe he actually claimed to be taking info on Cur and other bloggers? What a loser.

    • Old Gator - May 1, 2014 at 12:13 PM

      One of several. Craig cleaned house the other day – kinda like when I have to sweep up all the inverted palmetto bug shells the day after the Orkin man comes through every month. Have you noticed how pleasant it has been around here simply to kibbitz and discuss this week?

      • jimeejohnson - May 1, 2014 at 8:29 PM

        The lack of negativity is a huge plus.

  17. APBA Guy - May 1, 2014 at 11:42 AM

    Another boring Oakland v. Texas matchup. Kind of sad to see Beltre hobbling around like he is, but it speaks to the state of the Rangers’ bench that they can’t wait for him to get his legs back. Still, when your pitcher has only 1 pitch (fastball) and really, only one pitch, you have to figure that the game is pretty much a no-contest and rest Beltre anyway.

    Meanwhile, the Angels crawl (or is it slither) above .500 and threaten to rejoin the AL West race. I still think it will be 3 teams with Seattle as spoilers (wait till they have a healthyThe King/Iwakuma/Paxson starting against your team).

  18. girardisbraces - May 1, 2014 at 12:49 PM

    I’ll pander to the adolescent crowd….

    Heh heh. Craig said “cock”.

    • Old Gator - May 1, 2014 at 1:20 PM

      Yes, but he was referring to the fowl weather. See above.

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