Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Baseball in the Daytime: 9-19-07

The fat man takes the mound today. Oh. Wait. No he doesn't. Ervin Santana does. Fat man's got a stiffystiffness in his back. But that's only one of three afternoon matchups today in the bigs. Perhaps the most important (in terms of playoff implications) comes in the form of an AL Central showdown, one that pits C.C. Sabathia of the Tribe against the Detroit Tigers and eight-game winning Nate Robertson, who, to say the least, has his work cut out for him. Catch it on the 182, XM style, at 11:05 Central.

But back to fat dudes with stiffness. The 6-13 Santana and his Los Californaheim Angels look to broom away Las Rayas del Diablo de Tampa Bay. Santana's foe comes in the form of former Royals hurler J.P. Howell who hopefully doesn't boast about his 1-4 record or his 7.36 ERA. Tune in to this matchup on the SatelliteRadios, aka the XM 179, around, say 2:35ish.

Finally, the team formerly known as the Kansas City As, hosts the still-alive Seattle Mariners. Though the visiting team's chances for a post-season bid continue to fade with the surgence of Yankee victories, they'll put their stock in 12-game winner Felix Hernandez today as he faces the winless Dan Meyer. This game airs at the same time the Angels/Rays game, only one channel lower on the XM dial. Catch the fever that is baseball in the daytime.