Lots of great baseball action last night, but I'm putting the spotlight on Endy's Game — Endy Chavez drove in the winning run in the 12th inning with a bunt single as the Mets beat the Rockies 2-1. Pinch-hitter Damion Easley also played a crucial role, hitting a two-out homer in the bottom of the 10th to tie the game. Starting pitchers Aaron Cook and Orlando Hernandez were responsible for dismal offenses — both pitched seven scoreless innings — but it was reliever Joe Smith who pitched the 12th for his first major league win. Touching.
Other MLB news: Randy Johnson is back, sucks… The Devil Rays, powered by Carl Crawford's first career grand slam, sent the Yankees to their fifth consecutive loss and into the AL East basement. Yeah, it's a long season, but the New York rags seem to think otherwise… Touchable: Johan Santana dropped his second straight start for the first time in almost three years as the Twins lost to the Indians, 5-3… Just like the World Series: an error by a pitcher — this time it was closer Todd Jones — costs the Tigers a game, as the Angels win 9-8 in ten innings… Cubs score run in the bottom of the ninth to thrillingly avoid getting shut out. They lose 4-1. Oh yeah, and in this recycled headline from the last three years, Mark Prior is injured for the rest of his life.
I want more like this!
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