More to come, just wanted to get this going (my first time!)...
-I'll run the same poll that I started in a separate thread. Simple question: CarGo or Braun going forward?
-Poor Cliff Lee, and his owners, like me. Dude can't buy a win. When you go 10 scoreless innings and still don't get the win, something is very wrong. He's been one of the best pitchers in baseball this year and his record sits at a paltry 0-3, something you'd expect from an average middle reliever. In the few games when has got run support, it's come too late, or his bullpen has let him down. As for last night's game, I don't why he was sent out for the 8th when he'd already thrown over 100 pitches. It was his own undoing that caused that loss (although 2 runs through 7.2 is damn good). His bullpen would likely have let him down anyway.
-On the other side of the coin, I'm still trying to figure out why Zimmerman was pulled after only 82 pitches last night. He was cruising through 5. Sure, he gave up 2 solo HR's in the 6th, but methinks he had at least an inning or two left in the tank. Alas, his bullpen let him down
-Don't look now, but Paul Goldschmidt is heating up. He's raised his AVG almost 60 points since the middle of May, and his OPS over 200 points. Owners who've been patient with their late round investment are finally starting to see some of the returns they were hoping for.
-What to do with Justin Upton? I'll leave that one open, as i don't have a clue...
6:35 ET SF - Madison Bumgarner* (6-4, 3.04) SD - Clayton Richard* (2-6, 4.44)
7:05 ET CLE - Jeanmar Gomez (3-4, 4.42) DET - Max Scherzer (5-3, 5.55)
7:05 ET TB - Alex Cobb (2-1, 3.71) NYY - Ivan Nova (6-2, 5.60)
7:05 ET NYM - Jeremy Hefner (1-2, 5.60) WAS - Edwin Jackson (1-3, 3.17)
7:05 ET LAD - Chris Capuano* (7-2, 2.50) PHI - Kyle Kendrick (2-4, 4.02)
7:10 ET BAL - Wei-Yin Chen* (4-2, 3.75) BOS - Josh Beckett (4-5, 4.26)
7:10 ET PIT - Brad Lincoln (3-0, 1.04) CIN - Johnny Cueto (5-3, 2.54)
7:10 ET ATL - Randall Delgado (3-5, 4.58) MIA - Josh Johnson (3-3, 4.83)
8:05 ET STL - Adam Wainwright (4-6, 4.98) HOU - Bud Norris (5-2, 4.52)
8:10 ET TOR - Brandon Morrow (6-3, 3.28) CWS - Jose Quintana* (1-0, 1.69)
8:10 ET MIN - Nick Blackburn (1-4, 8.37) KC - Felipe Paulino (3-1, 1.70)
8:10 ET CHC - Paul Maholm* (4-4, 4.82) MIL - Zack Greinke (6-2, 3.46)
9:40 ET COL - Josh Outman* (0-1, 5.63) ARI - Wade Miley* (6-2, 2.72)
10:05 ET SEA - Hector Noesi (2-6, 5.51) LAA - Jerome Williams (6-2, 3.68)
10:05 ET TEX - Colby Lewis (4-4, 3.50) OAK - Bartolo Colon (4-6, 4.34)