Game 52: I still hate west coast games.

I know, I know….I forgot the series against Seattle, but considering how we barely avoided getting swept, I’d like to continue forgetting it and move on to this next west coast horror show against Oakland.  At least we won.  We’re also back in first place, though marginally so.  Thanks Chicago!

We won this game because of Bartolo Colon, mostly.  He threw another stellar game, getting the CG and giving up 0 ER on 4 H.  He also walked none, and struck out six.  I don’t know what’s going on with Colon this season, but damn it if I’m not enjoying every second of it.  I also really enjoy when we don’t need to use our bullpen because our pitcher can go 9 innings, or at the very least 7-8 innings.

As far as the offense goes, five runs on seven hits ain’t too shabby.  Derek went 1-3, so he’s only 19 hits away from 3,000 now.  Steady as she goes, Captain.  Mark went 1-4 with 2 RBI, Robbie went 2-4 with an RBI, and Gazoo went 1-2 with an RBI.  A little more spread out offense would be nice, but beggars can’t be choosers.  I hope this series continues like yesterday’s game was, and not like last series was.

 

Star of the Game

 

Bartolo Colon!  A complete game, 4-hitter gets him a Star all by himself.

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