">There's almost always a big smile on Bell's face. He is the cousin of Drake Bell, who is an actor in the TV comedy series "Drake & Josh."
I think this quote speaks for itself.
Cubs 8, White Sox 3: As far as days of playing baseball go, it's harder to have a better experience than hitting a grand slam while simultaneously pitching six innings of two-run ball, and Travis Wood did that today. Good job, good effort.
Mariners 7, Padres 1: We all know those pitchers where they just go out and throw eight innings of one-run ball and you don't even flinch. Felix is in that zone. I checked the box score, saw his name, saw his line, and just nodded in understanding.
Who else is in that group? Stephen Strasburg, Justin Verlander, and... Not really anyone else. I'm going to call this the Roy Halladay Echelon, and I think it sounds cool. Too bad King Felix doesn't throw upper-90s, that wouldn't be fair.
Giants 5, Athletics 2: Barry Zito had five strikeouts and six walks. He was able to soldier through this and pitch six innings while only allowing one run. Pablo Sandoval drove in a couple of runs and had a multi-hit game, but really nothing you just heard is out of the ordinary. Can't predict ball.
Pirates 1, Tigers 0: If this seems familiar, it's because the Pirates beat the Tigers 1-0 earlier in the week. A walk-off from Russell Martin was in order here, and the Pirates pitching staff was all kinds of good in this game.
Mets 3, Yankees 1: Dillon Gee was fantastic for the Mets in this one, striking out 12 batters over seven innings of work. The Mets finished off their four-game sweep of the Yankees this week, which is sure to stir things up in the Bronx.
Angels 3, Dodgers 2: Mike Scioscia brought in Josh Hamilton to replace Peter Bourjos late in the game for defense in this one. Yeah I don't know either. The Dodgers decided to take the lulz for themselves, however:
Royals 4, Cardinals 2: MLB.com's Royals' beat reporter didn't have his game story published until after 6 am eastern, if you're wondering how this game went. Thank you, 4-1/2 hour rain delay.