08.24.05

Mound Duel Of The Year

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White Sox 0, Twins 1

While the rest of us are watching Jacque Jones’ HR sail over the fence, spoiling Freddy Garcia’s no-hit bid, Peter Gammons is grumbling about Jones flipping his bat. That’s not just old-school, that’s super nitpicky old school. The Twins are now just 3 games behind the A’s and Yankees, and if they weren’t playing in a dome I’d say something about Santana, Radke and two days of rain.

Santana, Radke and two days of long, loud tributes to the late Andrea Dworkin, then.

Congratulations to the Braves’ Julio Franco on his 47th birthday, celebrated with a 10-1 loss to the Cubs. To put Franco’s incredible achievment in some perspective, he’s old enough that he could be Alex Reimer’s grandfather.

3 Responses to “Mound Duel Of The Year”

  1. maura says:

    when three people nearly kill themselves making catches, and that’s only the second- or third-best thing about the game, you know you’ve got a great game on your hands.

    speaking of wild card races, it was nice to see the good victor zambrano come out tonight. two walks and no hit batsmen! ok, he did throw a wild pitch, but at least claudio vargas matched him on that count.

  2. Sam Frank says:

    Alex Reimer’s grandfather…or John Franco’s distant cousin? Has anyone looked into this? Great strides in genealogy have been made of late.

  3. CSTB says:

    Maura,

    Lew Ford’s catch was crazy.

    V. Zambrano was terrific on Tuesday, but the Willie’s Norfolk Tides continue to get the job done — ridiculous how much production the Mets have gotten from a motely assortment of back-ups, call-ups, etc. It’s like Joe McEwing has been exorcised.

    Between Piazza and Castro, the Mets have 86 RBI’s from their catchers, 87 if we throw in Jacobs’ HR over the weekend.

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