Monday, November 30, 2009
The “Pennsylvania Daily Number Evening” lottery (http://www.palottery.state.pa.us/) on subsequent nights (7PM EST) will be used to decide who gets the #1 and #2 picks in the first round only. If the second pick yields the same result as the first night, then a third night’s lottery drawing will be used. The remaining 10 teams will draft in reverse order of record. So, the team with the poorest record can do no worst than pick third in the first round.
2006 Lottery Drawing Chances:
000 to 249 – San Francisco (61-101)
250 to 449 – Los Angeles (68-94)
450 to 604 – New York (69-93)
605 to 724 – Washington (70-92)
725 to 814 – Anaheim (75-87)
815 to 879 – Pittsburgh (76-86, 14-10 vs. Oakland & Chicago in tie breaker)
880 to 924 – Oakland (76-86, 13-11 vs. Pittsburgh & Chicago in tie breaker)
925 to 954 – Chicago (76-86)
955 to 974 – Seattle (77-85)
975 to 986 – Atlanta (78-84)
987 to 994 – Hpuston (82-80)
995 to 999 – Arizona (84-78)
(Click here for a history of previous lottery numbers selected.)
Game 1: STL 5, KC 4 – Westbrook pitched strong 7+ innings, Burnitz drives in a pair
Game 2: STL 4, KC 0 – Dontrelle Willis and Chad Cordero combine on six hit shutout, Konerko gets three hits including a homer
Game 3: KC 7, STL 2 – Capuano gets win; top of the order Mauer, Young and Shelton go 8 for 17
Game 4: KC 4, STL 3 – Royals score deciding run in 9th via a Carlos Beltran single, a Joe Mauer walk and a RBI-single by John Rodriguez.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Game 1 - Toronto (Carpenter) at Cleveland (Patterson) Toronto enters the bottom of the 9th with a 1 run margin. After pinch hitter Ryan Sheely reaches base on a single followed by a single from Lofton, Chris Carpenter gives it up to Derrick Turnbow. He gets a key strikeout of Mark Ellis but is unable to pick up the save. Jason Bay doubles to bring home the tying and game-winning run. Final 5-4 Cleveland.
Game 2 - Toronto (Sabathia) at Cleveland (Colon) A crazy game. Teams combine for 30 hits, 25 runs and 9 home runs. Cleveland had a comfortable 11-0 lead after 3 thanks to 2 home runs from Manny Ramirez including a grand slam. But Toronto doesn't give up and chips away at the lead. A grand slam in the 9th from Milton Bradley ties it up at 12 a piece. In the bottom of the 9th, Brian McCann singles and Kenny Lofton comes in to pinch run. A double from Omar Vizquel brings home the game winner in another walk-off moment. Final 13-12 Cleveland.
Game 3 - Cleveland (Rogers) at Toronto (Arroyo) Arroyo dominates and shuts down the Cleveland offense. He goes 6 innings of 2 hit ball, allowing only a single run on a Jason Bay solo shot. Papelbon and Turnbow come out of the pen to hold onto the 3-1 win for Toronto.
Game 4 - Cleveland (Prior) at Toronto (Maroth) Cleveland's bats come alive again, belting 5 home runs including 2 from Tony Clark. Mark Prior pitches well, going 7 innings allowing 5 hits and 3 runs while striking out 11. Final 9-3 Cleveland.
Game 5 - Cleveland (Patterson) at Toronto (Lilly) A pitching duel until the 6th. Cleveland has a big inning, scoring 10 runs which would end up being all the scoring for both teams. Cleveland closes out the series with the 10-0 victory. Geoff Jenkins slugged a grand slam in the 6th to lead the offense.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Marlins AJ Burnett won two playoff games as #7 seed Florida upset #2 seed Boston in their playoff series in 5 games. This was the second straight year that the #2 seed knocked off the #7 seed. Burnett finished with a 1.59 ERA in 17 innings while striking out 15. A recap of the series:
It was really an amazingly close series, despite it ending in only 5 games. Game 1 was the only game that wasn't decided in the last at-bat, with Florida winning it 3-1. Florida won game 2, 4-2 in 15 innings. In game 3 Boston won 6-3 in 11 innings. In Game 4, Florida won 8-7 with Victor Martinez getting a game winning hit in the bottom of the 9th off Mike MacDougal with the bases loaded and no outs. Then in the deciding game 5, Luis Castilla drove home Jeremy Reed with the winning run off Pedro Martinez in the bottom of the 9th as Florida won 3-2.
Johan Santana pitched brilliantly to help the Minnesota Twins defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 4 games to 2 in their quarter-final playoff series. Santana finished with 2 wins and a 1.13 ERA in the series. A recap of the series:
The Twins opened up with a 13-2 win in Game 1 as Graffanino drove in 5 runs and Carlos Lee drove in 4 more. Santana got the win.
- The Phils rebounded in Game 2 as Freddy Garcia and three relievers shut out the Twins 7-0.
Hideki Matsui drove in a pair of runs as Minnesota won the third game 3-1.
In Game 5, Santana(2-0) was indeed brilliant as he hand-cuffed the Philadelphia offense. He gave up just 6 hits and 1 walk in a complete game performance.
50,547 fans watched an exciting Game 6 at Yankee Stadium. The Twins knocked out the Phillies as Carlos Lee blasted a solo shot in the top of the 11th inning.