Phillies 5, Rockies 1: Man, when Cliff Lee is on he’s on, isn’t he (CG, 6 H, 1 ER, 5K)? Nice of him to spare Charlie Manuel the need to fret over his bullpen for a day. Every Phillie had a hit, Lee included. Jayson Werth said the sun and wind made it “the toughest day I’ve ever seen in Philly.” Based on what I know about Philly, he must not spend a lot of time in town.
Yankees 7, Twins 2: This was all rather ho-hum. The Twins were no doubt gassed after Tuesday’s business, but Duensing was probably going to have trouble against that lineup regardless. Still — and I appreciate that this is hindsight, but I did think it at the time — maybe he should have left him in to face Matsui? Probably doesn’t matter. Deck chairs on the Titanic don’t you know.
Dodgers 5, Cardinals 3: Hey, does anyone here appreciate that I picked the Cardinals to win this? Shape up, will ya? Everyone, actually, because that was way too many walks from guys who are supposed to know better and way too many men left on base from teams who are supposed to be fundamentally sound. And since when is Jeff Weaver the get-you-out-of-a-jam guy in the pen?