It had to be the top of 7th tonight --
J Nathan relieved J Duchscherer.
R Braun struck out swinging.
N McLouth flied out to center.
R Martin flied out to center.
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors
Nathan only needed eight pitches. Dave Campbell, who was on the ESPN Radio broadcast, noted that Nathan already has 188 saves and
doesn't get the recognition he deserves because he plays in a smaller market. The he said something like, "I really respect Brian Sabean but that was not a good trade for the Giants."
Thanks, Dave, for the insight and for perpetrating the mistaken notion that Sabean is competent. My guess is that this shows that 1. baseball people stick together and 2. Sabean must have decent schmoozing skills, because his player evaluation skills are embarrassingly bad.
I don't really care that the AL won. The NL might have won if Clint Hurdle had not decided to pull Brian Wilson after two batters in the 8th. Fine with me. Let's hope Wilson racks up 50 saves by the end of the year --
B Wilson relieved E Volquez.
C Quentin flied out to center.
C Guillen hit for J Crede.
C Guillen struck out swinging.
B Wagner relieved B Wilson.
G Sizemore singled to right.
E Longoria hit for M Bradley.
G Sizemore stole second.
E Longoria doubled to left field, G Sizemore scored.
J Morneau grounded out to pitcher.
1 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors