Is Arizona starting pitcher Billy Buckner related to THE Bill Buckner?
RP, JJ Putz, NYM-right after Jerry Manuel gives Putz a vote of confidence, Putz goes out and gives up 4 hits, 1 BB and 4 runs to blow a one run lead. Bobby Parnell should be picked up in NL only leagues, as Putz may be injured. Another bad trade by Omar Minaya.
SP, Joba Chamberlain, NYY-Joba pitched 8 strong innings vs the Indians, throwing 106 pitches, striking out 5, walking 2, and giving up only 2 runs. Should he really be pitching out of the pen, Yankee fans?
UT, Chris Coghlan, FLA-Coghlan lead off for the Marlins on Monday night and responded with a hit and a walk in 5 plate appearances. Emilio Bonifacio batted 2nd. Sign of things to come for the Marlins?
3B, Bill Hall, MILW-how much longer does Ken Macha start Hall and his .221 AVG over Mat Gamel at 3B?T
OF, Matt Holliday, OAK-Holliday hit his 7 HR of the season, and has his AVG up to .270. He would be perfect in LF for the Braves, no? Who gets there first? Holliday or Brad Hawpe?
SP, Edinson Volquez, CIN-Volquez lasted only one inning for the Reds on Monday with numbness in his pitching hand. The Reds will need him if they want to challenge for a wildcard spot this year.
Arizona Diamondbacks-watched the Dodgers-DBacks game and heard the Dbacks stole 28 bases in May. Hinch is more aggressive on the basepaths, which is music to owners of Mark Reynolds, Felipe Lopez and Justin Upton. And Chris Young if he can start hitting again. As I write this he strikes out on a pitch a foot off the plate with 2 men on base.
CL, LaTroy Hawkins, HOU-Hawkins saved his 7th game of the season. Who gets traded first, Hawkins or Jose Valverde?
SP, Roy Oswalt, HOU-Oswalt won just his 2 game of the season, giving up 6 hits, 1 run while striking out 8 and walking 2. Oswalt has a 55-19 K/BB ratio in 69 innings pitched. How many prospects will it take to get Oswalt?