Around The Horn
A quick look-see at some of yesterday’s games:
"Phils steal bases, but not the game" - The Phillies were 5 for 5 stealing bases against Braves’ rookie catcher Brian McCann, but still lost 6-4, they’re now a 1/2 game behind Houston in the Wildcard chase.
"Kameron overcomes Loe throws" - Impressive rookie hurler Kameron Loe made things a little tougher on himself committing 3 errors (2 throwing) against the Mariners, but gave up only 2 Runs to lead Texas to a victory and improve his record to 9-5.
"A’s catch Halos" – Joe Blanton tossed his 10th quality start in 11 Games as the A’s beat the Bosox 6-2 and moved into a tie with the Angels atop the AL West.
"Small helps Yanks live large" - Even tough they had a guy named Small on the mound, it was a grand night for the Yankees. Robinson Cano tied the game against the Devil Rays at 5 with a 6th-inning Grand Slam (his first) and Aaron Small improved to 8-0. The Yanks moved to within a 1 1/2 games of the Red Sox and 1/2 game behind the Indians for the Wildcard.
"Pettitte cruises, Astros on top" - Andy Pettitte won his 6th straight start and led the ‘Stros to a 4-1 win over the Marlins. The victory allowed the Astros to leapfrog the Phillies and Marlins by 1/2 game to the top of the Wildcard standings.
As the Phillies, Marlins and Astros go back and forth for the Wildcard lead in the NL, let’s take a look at each teams’ Starting rotations:
Phillies (15 gms. left) Astros (16 gms. left ) Marlins (15 gms. left)