Game of the Day May 1st

Here is the game of the day and the other notable mentions.

Game of the Day 

Milwaukee Brewers-San Diego Padres-1

This game was all about the brewer’s ace, Yovani Gallardo.  On the mound, he pitched seven great innings.  Allowing only one run on an RBI single from Adrian Gonzalez is nothing to shake a stick at.  He also happened to strike out 11 Padres!  Those eleven strikeouts bring him to 40 total on the season.  His K/9 innings is at 10.0.  He also helped his own cause in a big way off of San Diego’s Mat Latos lining his fifth career homerun into the lower tier in left field, a Milwaukee RECORD for pitchers.  It’s a good thing he homered too, because the only other help he got was another solo shot from Rickie Weeks.  After coming out of the game with 121 pitches, LaTroy Hawkins pitched a shutout inning, which was followed by Ol’ Trevor Hoffman recording his fourth save of the season striking out one in a perfect ninth.

**Just very quickly I would like to say how much I hate that pitchers arent “able” to throw more than around 120 pitches anymore.  I being 15, have never seen a game like Nolan Ryan’s in 1974, where he threw 259 pitches.  Mind you that was a twelve inning game, but still that means that through nine, he must have thrown NEAR 200.  Its unfortunate that in today’s game, you have to be a knuckleballer to be even considered to throw 150+ pitches.**

Notable Mentions

Andruw Jones hit two homeruns today for the Chisox bringing his total up to 8 on the year.  As a note, Javy Vazquez is now 1-4 for the Bombers with an ERA over nine.  He went three recording only 4 punchouts today.

Doc Halladay threw another complete game, giving him a MLB leading 2 on the year, shutout recording only six strikeouts.  The Phillies had a six-run fourth off of Big Pelf.  Jason Werth 1, Juan Castro 2, and Shane Victorino 3 all had RBI’s in that inning.  Victorino’s a three-run dinger scoring Ruiz and Doc. 

Johnny Damon hit a walk off homerun against Scot Shields to win the game for his new club, the Detroit Tigers.  Also Scott Kazmir threw 6 innings acquiring seven K’s.

Alberto Callaspo hit a two RBI doucle in the top of the eleventh for the Royals.  Joakim Soria recorded the save in the bottom half striking out three consecutive batters after walking the first two to face him.