07.18.08 10 years ago 6 Comments

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.

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