Oh, thank heavens baseball returned last night. How did we ever get through one whole night without the drone of announcers over inaction?
NL — David Wright's two-run blast in the top of the ninth was the linchpin of a four-run rally that carried the Mets past the Reds in a 10-8 win, New York's 10th straight victory. Billy Wagner reportedly pitched a perfect ninth for the save, but I'm not inclined to believe that… The Cardinals hit four solo shots off Jake Peavy — and not much else — in a 4-3 victory over San Diego. The Padres' ace fell to 7-6, while Cards starter Kyle Lohse improved to 12-2… The only other game was Pirates-Rockies, and I'm not dignifying that with a recap.
AL — Home runs from Gary Sheffield, Brandon Inge, and Marcus Thames powered Detroit over the Orioles, 6-5. Sheffield' power surge after a disastrous first half came after a former player made a suggestion to Tigers skipper Jim Leyland over the break, which Sheff implemented. "I'm not one of those guys who's not approachable. I try to take advice from everybody else," Sheffield actually said. He then added, "Fuck off."
Golf — British Open muthafuckas!!! After one day at Royal Birkdale — la dee dah, your majesty — Rocco Mediate, the U.S. Open's lovable underdog, had a share of the lead at 1-under. In today's action, the weather sucks and Greg Norman has now taken the lead. Awww, that'd be great to see him competing for the championship on the last day. I haven't seen him massively choke in years.