Jered Weaver’s first Angels start since being called up from Salt Lake was an auspicious one ; 7 IP, 3 its, no runs allowed, 5 K’s, one walk. The bad news is that he’s a dead ringer for his older brother, but I figure Mike Scoscia wouldn’t care if he looked like Dennis Weaver as long he could pitch.
Kendry Morales continued to look sharp during his first week in the majors ; the Cuban 1B had a double, a single and a 3 run HR off Adam Loewen in the 7th inning.
The Astros took a 7-6 lead in the top of the 17th on Willy Tavares’ two-out single, but Mike Gallo wasted no time relinquishing the margin, serving up a meatball to Jose Castillo with the first pitch of the home half of the inning.
(most of the Mike Gallo photos on Google image search are rather plain, so you’ll have to settle for this portrait of Vincent Gallo, instead)
In the bottom of the 18th with Jason Bay on 2nd and none out, Gallo threw a wild pitch while intentionally walking Craig Wilson — about 5 feet over Eric Munson’s head, in fact — moving Bay to 3rd. Moments later, Bay — whose 5th inning 3-run HR gave him 5 round trippers in 5 games — scored on Jose Bautista’s sacrifice fly, but not before creaming Munson on his way home, jarring the ball lose.
There’s no truth to the rumor Michael Barrett was waiting for Bay in the parking lot.
Not only has Matt Cain been doing a tremendous job since being named reviews editor of The Wire, but he’s allowed just one run in his last 14 2/3rds innings of work after holding the Rockies at bay this evening. The Sultan Of Surly was homerless in the Giants’ 4-1 victory over Colorado, but when and if Bonds hits 715, I pledge to interupt whatever I’m watching on Fox so I can diminish the achievment in the privacy of my own home.