Here’s what you missed from America’s Favorite Pastime last night:
– The Rays’ Troy Percival pulled an Eight Belles, going down hard after pulling his hammy. Dan Wheeler replaced him to get the final out and seal the 5-3 victory over the Rangers. The only difference between this game and the Kentucky Derby was that Troy Percival wasn’t euthanized on the mound. Remember to extend and stretch Troy!
– Roy Halladay and Rich Harden went head-to-head in a pitchers duel. Each pitcher left the game with a 1-1 tie game, but the A’s closer, Kieth Foulke, walked the first batter in the 9th, and Alex Rios doubled to give the Blue Jays a 2-1 win.
– The Mets and Marlins took the game deep, 12 inches innings deep, when the Mets pinch hitter Endy Chavez homered in the bottom of the 9th to tie things up 6-6. The Mets’ outfielder Frenando Tatis doubled in the 12th to score Beltran and give the Mets a 7-6 win. Mets coach Willie Randolph said. â€œHopefully thatâ€™s the one that kickstarts us.â€ Doesn’t he say that after every win.
– The Red Sox visited Seattle but were shutout by Erik Bedard, Brandon Morrow and JJ Putz of the Mariners. This was the Mariners first shutout of the season, and it kept Manny 1 home run short of becoming the 24th player in major league history with 500. Oh darn.
– Derek Lowe pitched a fantastic game for the Dodgers, going 7 innings and leaving with a 1-0 lead over the Cubs. The Dodgers managed to blow the game when Takashi Saito gave up a run in the bottom of the 9th, which tied the game — and Soriano signled off Chan Ho Park in the bottom of the 10th inning to give Chicago a 2-1 win and to complete a three-game sweep of the Dodgers.