Subject: Daily Blurb - June 28, 2010|
Posted by: Guru
-  Mon, Jun 28, 2010, 10:47
Quote of the day
"You lose some margin of error when your big guys go down, but that doesn't mean you can't win." -- Red Sox manager Terry Francona, after weekend injuries to Dustin Pedroia, Clay Buchholz, and Victor Martinez
Back from a week of rest, relaxation, heat, and humidity – not always in that order.
Birdies returned to the PGA Tour this week. Congrats to Yankee Rebels (-51), with the top best ball score for the weekend. Worst ball honors went to Who dat? (+39) on the strength of a closing round +13 from Tim Herron – who was actually a provisional golfer fill-in for this team.
It wasn’t a total beat down, but the A.L. once again took the measure of the N.L. in interleague play, winning 53% (134-118). The White Sox (15-3) and Rangers (14-4) were the most dominant A.L. teams, while the Mets (13-5) had the most success of the N.L. teams. Cleveland (5-13) was the only A.L. team to be more than 5 games under .500, while four N.L. teams (Nats, Astros, Pirates, and Dodgers) achieved that standard of futility.