Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Baseball In The Daytime: 9-5-07

Sun-shiney horsehide excitement is back today, kids, and four games are on tap this afternoon. And by afternoon I mean morning, at least for those of us outside the Eastern Time Zone.

From the God-forsaken early hour of 10:35 Mountain, the Mets and Reds conclude their series from Great American, on XM 185. New York has assigned John Maine to neutralize the Redlegs, while Cincinnati turns its lonely eyes to some dude named Tom Shearn. I would suggest that everyone, and by everyone I mean my playoff opponent Arvada Schwag, go pick up Shearn for your Rotisserie teams--he's my Five Star Hot Prospect Of The Day.

Next up are the Phillies and Braves at 11, on XM 184. The Mets have pretty much wasted these two clubs in the past couple weeks. New York's division lead is five over the Phils and eight and a half on Atlanta, while they sit three and six and a half back, respectively, in the wild card chase. There's still hope, but it's slimmer than the slices of steak n' cheese (Administrator: please insert link to disgusting bukakke here) matriculatin' on the flattop. Kyle Kendrick takes on Tim Hudson in a fierce pitching showdown. Not fierce, actually. Try lukewarm.

Also at 11, the Indians and Twins gather on the Metrodome carpet for yet another classic boring party: Fausto Carmona continues his magical 2007 season against Scott Baker, who nearly threw a no-hitter against the Royals last time out. Feel the excitement on XM 180.

And finally, your cleanup game is A's-Angels at 1:30, with a couple of Joes starting (Blanton and Saunders). Find this bad boy at XM 178. If you're wondering why I haven't included any television info in this post, it's because I'm really lazy. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it, and Cheers!