Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Baseball In The Daytime: 5-30-07

Hey, another day, another Red Sox win and Yankees loss. It's almost getting sad, although not really. At least A-Rod has found solace in this miserable Bombers season.

There are, apparently, other teams out there beyond the New York-Boston axis. I know, I had no idea either. Some of them even play today.

Atlanta finishes their series with Milwaukee at 11:05 Mountain, on TBS and XM 186. Tim Hudson takes on Dave Bush in a matchup of serious Dungeons and Dragons devotees.

Five minutes later we get the White Sox and the Twins. John Garland pitches versus Scott Baker on XM 181 and DTV 734. Baker is an interesting prospect who was wildly successful in the minors. I think the Twins are spot on in ditching fat ass Sidney Ponson and letting a kid like Baker take his lumps, as he may one day give them the kind of steady production they once received from Brad Radke. He's not a huge strikeout guy.

The best pre-evening pitching matchup takes place in Oakland, where Brandon McCarthy's Rangers battle Danny Haren and the Athletics. I say "pitching matchup" based on Haren's awesomeness and McCarthy's good starts in spring training two years ago. Since his trade to Texas he's been hideous. Catch this contest at 1:35 on XM 178 and DTV 735.