- I simply demand that Ervin Santana pitch every game with bloody tissues sticking out of his nostril. It was a far cry from the Curt Schilling bloody sock game, but Santana really shut up all the doubters who had become convinced that his arm was about to fall off (wait, one of them was me? Dammit, stupid me).
- I don't want to alarm you, but Howie Kendrick has had a hit in four of his last five games and even drawn three walks over that span while only striking out once. How delightfully not awful of him. He's still The Human Rally Killer, but at least he showing a pulse again.
- Want to know how far Vlad Guerrero has fallen? Justin Verlander intentionally walked Bobby Abreu to get to Vlady... and it worked. Guerrero promptly swung at a hard fastball in on his hands grounding into a double play to end the threat (a feat he would repeat again two games later). I want to give Guerrero the benefit of the doubt that he has been injured, but he simply doesn't have the bat speed anymore to be swinging at stupid pitches and hoping his quick hands and power bails him out. It pains me to say it, but perhaps it is time to move Guerrero down in the order until he proves that he deserves to bat clean-up again.
- I really hate being right. I predicted another bullpen meltdown this weekend and that it would even come by way of Jason Bulger. One grand slam later and I am wishing I had just shut my damn mouth.