Welcome to the O.K. Corral, Pittsburgh
Well, it didn’t take long for Doc Halladay to get into mid-season form.
The big righty mowed down the Pirates today, going eight easy innings, allowing two hits, no walks, and no earnies. He threw in five K’s for the hell of it.
That man is ice-cold.
I wish Albert could've been here to see this.
Baseball finally arrived last night (games @6am on the other side of the planet don’t count) in the form of Marlins/Cards.
The Cards got out early on Josh Johnson, with two in the first, and Kyle Lohse was his usual, boring, effective self on the mound, holding the Fish hitless into the seventh. Prized off-season acquisition, Jose Reyes had the honor of breaking up the no-no, and finished the night 2-4, with zero pulled hamstrings.
Fortunately, the “dancing statue” was not needed.
Japan Never Happened
As baseball kicks off on U.S. soil tonight, Deadspin has gathered 30 interesting nuggets from Baseball Prospectus.
Sorry Astros fans, you’re going to suck again.
I smell money.
It looks like Matt Cain isn’t going anywhere this offseason.
San Fran locked up the big righty for another five (potentially six) years for $112.5 million. This deal should work out slightly better than Barry Zito’s. With a rotation anchored by Cain, Lincecum, and young gun, Madison Bumgarner, things are looking pretty nice by the Bay.
"I take issue with your pitch location, sir!"
Tempers flared in the Rockies/Indians game yesterday after Ubaldo Jimenez beaned Troy Tulowitzki. It looked pretty intentional to us, and clearly the Rocks seem to agree.
It sounds like Ubaldo was quite the malcontent before being shipped out of Denver last season. While you’d expect some negative comments following an event like this, the article even contains criticism from the perennially pleasant Jason Giambi. That doesn’t say much for Jimenez as a teammate.
There's always parking at Jiffy Park
The Marlins new stadium in Miami is causing a stir for more than just the stupid “dancing statue” in center field.
The issue at hand is whether or not the Marlins should pay for the construction of parking lots for residents to use on game days. Neither the city, nor Fish ownership feel that they should foot the bill.