Thu May 26 08:17am EDT
Nine innings, nine items to get you going. Ladies and gentleman of the Stew, take a sip of morning Juice.
1. Busting up Buster: If you're squeamish, don't watch the ugly replay of Buster Posey(notes) injuring his left ankle getting roll-blocked by Scott Cousins(notes) at home plate in the 12th inning. Cousins scored the go-ahead run in Florida's 7-6 victory, which might be much more costly to the San Francisco Giants if Posey is as seriously hurt as it appears. He had X-rays — the results of which the Giants did not release immediately — and is slated for an MRI.
2. Have a game, Young man: Chris Young hit a go-ahead RBI single, then preserved a 2-1 victory for the Arizona Diamondbacks with a leaping catch in center to rob Ty Wigginton(notes) of a tying homer in the ninth. What do you have to say for yourself?
"You practice for it," Young said. "If it's gone anymore than that, you look like a fool jumping against the wall for no reason. You just take a gamble and hope you can get up high enough for it."
3. Zack's hitting attack: Ever since he was a kid, Zack Greinke(notes) wanted to be a major league hitter. Well, he hit a home run and it helped him and the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-4 victory against the Nationals.
5. Pitch a fit: A terrific pitchers duel with Gavin Floyd(notes) went C.J. Wilson's(notes) way in a 2-1 victory for the Texas Rangers. The White Sox, for their part, blew about 45 prime scoring chances in the final three innings.
6. It never rains in Chicago: Mike Quade argued a rain delay like few managers ever have. But the umpires decided to tarp the field in the top of the seventh, and called the game 41 minutes later, with the Mets leading 7-4. So, they win.
8. God love Brooks Conrad(notes): He's the man when it comes to late-inning bat heroics, as he showed again in Atlanta's 4-2 victory in 11 innings, coming through with a pinch-hit two-run homer. Just keep him away from the glove and everything's cool.
9. Decisions, decisions: Thanks to a 3-1 victory for the San Diego Padres against the Cardinals, St. Louis right-hander Chris Carpenter's(notes) individual record is 1-5. That means he has as many victories as Wilson Valdez(notes).