June is here, and so remains the .500 record of the Bombers. I guess things are looking up as they are 7-3 the last 10. And even though there is still a game left in the Twins series, I think all eyes are looking toward Tuesday night. My prediction - Joba's line will be 8 IP, 3 Hits, 2 Walks, 1HBP and 10Ks.
Moose Sighting: Mussina is 8-4. A better record than I thought he'd have at this point. According to ESPN's projections, he's still alive and pacing for a 20 plus win season. Sometimes things happen when you least expect them to.
May Day For Wang: After getting exactly zero wins in the Month of May, there may be no other player happier for the summer than Wang. Perhaps I will take this moment to lower my predicted win total for the guy from 24 . . . nope, I"m keeping it.
Hindsight: If I am the Reds GM, I might be feeling pretty good that I acquired Edinson Volquez in December via a sleeper of a trade. Thus far, he is 7-2 with an ERA of 1.46 - pretty respectable by any standard, and all it cost them was an aging, on the wagon prospect named - Josh Hamilton. . . Who got the better of that one again?
Will it matter? - Pedro returns for the Mets on Tuesday.
MMA on CBS: I"m going to give the whole production a C-. When I tuned in, I thought I was back in the 90s catching a broadcast of WCW Monday Night Nitro. The chick fight I thought was pretty interesting and the most entertaining - the one of them was kind of hot. Crash - I ask you if what CBS showed was the farm system of the UFC? Technical quality of the fighters seemed to be kind of low. To use a boxing analogy, when you have inexperienced fighters, their punches tend to loop in. Which is fine when you are facing another inexperienced fighter with no defense and who doesn't no how to punch back either. The problem happens when they face a ring veteran who knows as soon as they see the loopy punch start to just throw one down the pipe to the chest or jaw, which tends to end the fight pretty quickly. I thought I was watching a lot of inexperienced fighters throwing loopy punches and kicks to other inexperienced fighters with no defense; that can make for moments of excitement, but this was no sweet science here. On a side note, it kind of looked like the league was in the tank for Kimbo. - They seemed to have banked on him as the one to fill the seats. I'll tell you what though, you get him in the ring with someone who knows how to throw a straight punch, or better at grappling, and he's done. Who knows, maybe it'll be better the next time around.