Quote of the day
"I felt like they were decent pitches but obviously that doesn't matter. The result is what matters." -- Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee, after surrendering 3 home runs in the 8th inning of a 7-4 loss in Toronto
Cliff Lee may have been out of the U.S., but he still provided a holiday fireworks display for the Toronto fans, giving up 6 earned runs, including three homers in his first July start. Curiously, in his final start in May, he also gave up six earned runs. In between, only one run crossed the plate against him for the entire month of June. His ERA for the season still stands at a very tidy 2.92, but if you exclude the month of June, his ERA rises to a pedestrian 4.22.
This is the time of year that I usually post a rant about having several MLB teams not scheduled to play on a national holiday. But lo and behold, todayís schedule shows all 30 teams in action. My rants must have worked!
In GuruGolf, louky 2 posted a -45 for the top best ball score of the weekend. Cyberwahoo8ís worst ball score of +56 was quite impressive, especially since he got half of those strokes on the weekend after only two of his players made the cut. Goydos and Wi managed to combine for +28 in just two rounds. Thatís definitely professional quality worst ball play!