Tuesday, August 31, 2010

National League - August 11

Player of the Day: Jim Wynn went 4 for 4 with a home run, 2 RBI, and 2 runs scored in the Braves’ 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies

Pitcher of the Day: John Denny allowed three runs (one earned) as he pitched a complete game and beat the Houston Astros. Denny now has a record of 10-4 on the season.

Atlanta 4, Philadelphia 2

Cincinnati 12, Chicago 4

St. Louis 7, Houston 3

Los Angeles 5, Pittsburgh 2

New York 5, San Diego 4

Montreal 9, San Francisco 8 (10 innings)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

National League - August 10

Player of the Day: Dave May of the Atlanta Braves homered twice (including a game tying 2-run homer in the top of the 9th) and knocked in three runs but it wasn’t enough as the Braves lost to the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4.

Pitcher of the Day: Jerry Koosman had a complete game victory over the San Diego Padres. Koosman allowed three runs as he won his 13th game. He still leads the NL with a 1.72 ERA.

Have  you ever gotten a newspaper and it mistakenly had the wrong boxscores in it? That's what happened here. I had the player stories and standings right, but I put in the boxscores from the 9th instead of the 10th. Here is the corrected entry. :)

Philadelphia 5, Atlanta 4

Cincinnati 6, Chicago 2

Houston 6, St. Louis 2

Pittsburgh 8, Los Angeles 2

New York 4, San Diego 3

San Francisco 4, Montreal 3


American League - August 11

Player of the Day: Graig Nettles went 4 for 5 with two HR and 3 RBI as the Yankees hammered the Kansas City Royals 9-3

Pitcher of the Day: Rick Wise (10-9) pitched a six-hit shutout against the California Angels.

Boston 6, California 0

Cleveland 4, Chicago 2

Oakland 3, Milwaukee 2

Baltimore 4, Minnesota 3

New York 9, Kansas City 3

Detroit 10, Texas 1

Monday, August 23, 2010

American League - August 10

Player of the Day: John Mayberry hit a 2-run double in the bottom of the 11th to propel the Kansas City Royals to a 6-5 win over the New York Yankees. The Royals are now 6 ½ games ahead of the second-place Oakland A’s in the AL West.

Pitcher of the Day: Fergie Jenkins pitched a 5-hit shutout against the California Angels. Jenkins is now 12-7 on the season.

Honorable mention for Pitcher of the Day: Jim Slaton had a no-hitter going into the 9th inning but he tired and almost lost the game. Slaton allowed singles to Bill North and Don Baylor in the 9th inning. Danny Frisella came in, allowed a Joe Rudi single that scored North, and then was able to get Sal Bando out to preserve the 2-1 win.

Boston 5, California 0

Milwaukee 2, Oakland 1

Minnesota 7, Baltimore 1

Kansas City 5, New York 4 (11 innings)

Texas 7, Detroit 1 (game 1)

Texas 8, Detroit 2 (game 2)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

American League - August 9

Player of the Day: Buck Martinez hit two doubles, scored two runs, and knocked in two runs as the KC Royals beat the New York Yankees 6-5.

Pitcher of the Day: Dave LaRoche pitched 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief and struck out four batters to help the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 2-1. LaRoche is now 10-3 on the season.

Cleveland 2, Chicago 1

Kansas City 6, New York 5

Detroit 6, Texas 3

Monday, August 16, 2010

National League - August 9

Player of the Day: Garry Templeton was 4 for 5 with three RBI and two stolen bases in the Cardinals’ 9-6 win over the Houston Astros. Templeton has batted .750 (6 for 8) since making his major league debut on August 6. 

Pitcher of the Day: Jim Barr pitched eight innings and allowed two runs as the Giants beat the Montreal Expos 6-2. Barr improved his record to 11-13 for the struggling Giants.

Houston 9, St. Louis 6

Los Angeles 2, Pittsburgh 1

San Francisco 6, Montreal 2

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

National League - August 8

Player of the Day: Gary Thomasson singled in the tying run in the top of the 9th inning and scored the winning run in San Francisco’s 2-1 win over the Atlanta Braves. The win snapped the Giants’ 12-game losing streak.

Pitcher of the Day: Burt Hooton went the full nine innings and allowed one run as the Dodgers beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-1.

Chicago 11, Montreal 2

Houston 8, San Diego 2

New York 3, Pittsburgh 2

Philadelphia 10, St. Louis 3

San Francisco 2, Atlanta 1