Borrowing from the media’s name for the National League Central, the Comedy Central Report is a daily feature which recaps all the previous day’s games in which a central team played. Keep track of all six teams vying for the most mediocre division title in baseball.
Recap: I hope everyone is ready to suck it up and give a huge "I'm Sorry" hallmark card to Mr. LaRoche. The outdoorsman hit two homeruns, his 12th and 13th, while Doumit added one as well, injuring Bill Hall in the process. The all-star snubbed Gorzo didn't have his best game, but as usual it was enough for the Pirates to get the win, only this time they actually had the offense.
Cubs Continue Climb, beat Nationals 4-2
Recap: I was perusing through the cbs.sportsline recap, and guess who they named player of the game for the Cubs. Daryle Ward! Daryle is a bit of a cult hero to a few of us at this site, as a blog devoted to him, www.darylewardsucks.com (not there anymore), was one of the first blogs we ever read. If anyone is interested the original geocities site is still up which recaps the purpose of the site in the first place. There is also a rib on Jim Tracy who was LA's manager at the time. Great stuff.
All You Need to Know: The Cubs have moved within 4.5 of the Brewers, making this race interesting. It's my firm belief that if there is ever a tie in the standings the tie breaker should be a race between the novelty racing mascots of each team. So if we ever tied the Brewers, the Pierogies and Sausages would have to go at each other, no holds barred. In the Cubs' case, who have no racing mascots to the best of my knowledge, they would have to trot out Steve Bartman. They should at least do this for the meaningless spots in the standings, like 2nd place in the Central.
Cards slip past D'backs, 5-4
Recap: The Cardinals turned a season high 5 double plays, allowing Adam Wainwright to go 7 innings and get his 7th win of the season.
Did you know Jason Kendall has hit safely on every 3rd Saturday of every day game in the month of June?
Astros fall to Mets 6-2
Recap: Jason Jennings lost his third in a row and the Astros couldn't find their bats against John Maine. My new favorite non-Pirate Hunter Pence went 1-4.
All You Need to Know: Houston is pretty boring these days. Not a whole lot of winning and no Roger Clemens to save them.
Your Comedy Central Standings on July 6th, 2007:
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