It's actually a decent day here in Cleveland. The humidity has lessened a little so I won't be sweating the press box like Pork Chop Womack or Kevin Youkilis.
Sort of famous birthdays included Linfield College legend Scott Broisus (1966) and that uber idiot Ben Affleck (1972), who can't act and stole my future girlfriend. Just cause I never met her is irrelevant.
On this date, in 1965 the Beatles played to 65,000 people at Shea Stadium and on this date in 1969 Woodstock officially began.
So in honor of that concert here's ..
On this date in baseball history... Today's starter Felix Hernandez made some history in 2005.
Felix Hernandez becomes the first teenager to strike out at least 10 batters since Doc Gooden accomplished the feat with the Mets in May of 1984. The 18-year old Mariner rookie righty K’s 11 batters as the Mariners' maul the Royals, 11-3.First inning
The Mariners draw back to back walks from Justin Masterson to start the game. But Russell Branyan strikes out, Jose Lopez swings at a pitch that almost hit him for a pop up and Gutierrez grounds out to third to end the inning. Not surprising.
Inspired the early and typical run support, Felix goes 1-2-3.
Masterson gets a 1-2-3 inning. I got a bad feeling about this.
Felix walks a pair of hitters, but gets out with an easy ground ball.
Masterson goes 1-2-3 again. Uh oh.
Felix walks another batter. But that's about it.
The Mariners baserunning woes continue. Branyan gets a lead-off walk but is doubled off of first when he misread Jose Lopez's soft liner to right that Shin-Soo Choo caught and fired to first easily to get Branyan.
Felix is cruising, going to 1-2-3.
The Mariners again can't get anything with bases loaded. Kotchman gets their first hit off of Masterson - a leadoff double. Adam Moore followed with a walk. Manager Daren Brown decided to have Michael Saunders bunt them into scoring position. His bunt was decent, to the left of the mound but Masterson got over and fired to third to get Kotchman. Masterson then walks Chris Woodward to load the bases. But Ichiro lines out as Matt LaPorta makes a nice giving catch at first. Figgins then tries a sort of bunt with two outs and the bases loaded but LaPorta gloves it and dives to tag him
Figgins argued with first base ump Todd Tichenor and Brown came out as well. But it was to no avail.
The M's again get a leadoff runner on and again strand him.
Tony Sipp comes in and goes 1-2-3.
The Indians break it open all thanks to Chone Figgins two-out error on Luis Valbuena's routine ground ball. Lou Marson follows with a single and Michael Brantely singles to break a 0-0 tie. Asdrubal Cabrera followed with an RBI double. The M's decided to walk Choo to load the bases. But Travis Hafner unloads them with a grand slam to right-center.
M's are down 6-0 and they are done like dinner.
Sean White gives up a homer to the first batter he faced.
It's 7-0. And all music videos at this point...