• Everyone is raving about the Yankees' offense, but good pitching can slow down good hitting. The Yankees' rotation gives any opponent a shot to beat them in the postseason.
• On my list of great people I have covered in this game, Jim Thome is near the top. One of the most polite, professional and humble players I have dealt with.
• It's too early for the Justin Verlander-for-MVP discussions. Let's see how he does over the next three weeks -- and how Jose Bautista, Curtis Granderson, Miguel Cabrera and Adrian Gonzalez do over that time.... and two predictions
• The Giants will catch the Diamondbacks and win the NL West. Yes, I'm betting on Carlos Beltran.
• Justin Morneau will bat at least .280 and hit at least six home runs the rest of the season. He's starting to have some success against lefthanders, a good sign.
|Miami - LP: B. Morris||4||FINAL|
|Washington - WP: M. Grace||6|
|NY Yankees - LP: C. Martin||1||FINAL|
|Toronto - WP: R. Dickey||3|
|Philadelphia - WP: A. Harang||5||FINAL|
|Atlanta - LP: A. Wood||2|
|Tampa Bay - WP: J. Odorizzi||5||FINAL|
|Boston - LP: C. Buchholz||1|
|Los Angeles - LP: C. Hatcher||3||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - WP: M. Blazek||4|
|Chicago Cubs||8||Bottom 7th Inning|
|Oakland||6||Bottom 8th Inning|
|Texas - WP: K. Kela||2||FINAL|
|Houston - LP: C. Qualls||1|
|Seattle||0||Bottom 4th Inning|
|San Diego||0||Bottom 3rd Inning|
|LA Clippers||46||3rd Qtr|