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Life is good.

Melky Cabrera is good.

Johnny Damon is a good guy.

I'm happy.

New York 5 > Seattle 4

Starting Lines:
Sidney Ponson:
6.2 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO, 1 HR
Joel Pineiro:
6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, 1 HR

Good News:
Andy Phillips is good. Solo homer and that 2B down the line to get the 9th going. Would have had another extra base hit if not for Beltre's great play at third.
Nick Green is a man on fire. Ignoirng the fact that he's still hitting .157, a 3-3 game is never not good news. Keep it rolling.
Aaron Guiel continues to produce. 1 AB, 1 RBI off of one of the best closers in baseball.
Phillips at second and Damon at 1st. Good stuff. Also, priceless when a bad pickoff throw almost sails over the clearly undersized Damon and the whole team has a laugh.
Johnny Damon having a good time. I liked it when he caught the helmet that Melky threw into the air and slammed it down. He's a good guy I guess.
Melky, of course. That ball was a screamer. Oh, if you didn't know, he hit a GWHR in the 11th.
Larry Bowa's enthusiasm.
Sidnew Ponson having a good 1st game after a rough start.
Another hard fought win keeps us in stride with the Jon Lester's.

Bad News:
Richie Sexson.
The fact that we were essentally shut down by Joel Pineiro.
Adam Jones, although it's always nice to see a kid get his 1st major league hit.
One of the most absurd rain delays I've ever seen. I mean has anyone ever seen a rain delay in the bottom of the ninth, 2 outs, 3-1, tie ball game and one of the team's most dangerous batters up. Perplexing.
A tainted win due to the bad call at 1st on Po-Po's grounder.

Final Thought:
This is it, this is the run we're gonna go on and we're not gonna look back. Five in a row and no signs of slowing down. Let's do it boys.

Other News:
Did anyone see Reggie Abercrombie's ridiculous bunt single/inside the park home run? One of the strangest things I've seen in a while.

Buck O'neill played today in some sort of professional game. It was really kind of uplifting, apart from the swing he took. You hope the guy's having a good time out there.

The Braves are HOT HOT HOT. Yes, my WC pick is on a roll. I swear to God if they make the playoffs I am having a party and nobody else is invited. Pummeled the Cards who threw crazy man Jason Marquis at them. How can an 11 win guy have those 2 awfulllll starts against the White Sox and Braves. Makes no sense. Oh and my NL MVP pick? You know, just a little 5-5 with 2 HR and 6 RBI's. Nothing too much.

Francisco Liriano is a freak. The much hyped young phenom duel was plenty one sided. Kaz is good, but he's not Liriano good. Forget ROY, what about CYA?

Word has it Abreu and the Phils are asking too much. If we were to trade for him, they'd likely ask for Hughes and the only way Abreu is gonna waive his no-trade is if we agree to pick up his little SIXTEEN MILLION dollar option. Not happening. Soriano maybe going to Detroit and Maddux is a possibility in LA, says local silly man Jayson Stark.

White Sox continue to beat up on the Tiggers. They will fade. Mark my words.

Beltran hit a GS in this 2nd consecutive game. Neat.

Jon Lester is good. Whoopdedoo. Dancing in the streets. He went 8 and only gave up 1 hit. Impressive to say the least. He's 5-0 now.

That's all for now.
Cya people on the morrow.

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