…and it’s a doozy. How do you designate “doozy” on your scorecard? The White Sox squandered a chance to gain ground on the Tigers tonight, while Texas’ Kevin Millwood outduelled Zach Outdoor Miner in Motown. Mark Teixeira’s solo HR to center field in the 6th put the Rangers ahead for good, 2-1.

I always figured Sidney Ponson to be a nervous eater, but it’s been all Mark “When I Talk To” Loretta in the nightcap at Fenway. The Red Sox 2B has 4 RBI’s, as Boston leads, 10-7 in the bottom of the 6th.

OK, if you thought the above sub-Bermanisms were shitty, Jerry Remy sank much lower when spying a sullen Billy Crystal sitting next to the Yankee dugout. “Yo, analyze this!” chortled the RemDawg. I guess Jerry wasn’t much of a “Soap” fan.

Mike Sweeney is having a lousy year, but his double against Huston Street moments ago might be the highlight ; the Royals have erased a 3-2, 8th inning deficit and have taken a 5-3 lead over the A’s. On the brink of an unlikely doubleheader sweep, I do have to give Buddy Bell some credit. At least 3 or 4 times a month, he really has his guys ready to play. Earlier, Frank Thomas hit a 2-run HR off Ambiorix “No Lead Is Safe” Burgos, La Herida Grande’s 28th roundtripper of the year.

David Wright entered Friday’s game with the Rockies hitting.228 for the month of August, but proceed to go 2-4 (double, single, 2 RBI’s) in the Mets’ 6-3 win. Endy Chavez (above) had a pair of hits, one ’em being a solo HR in the third inning off Byung-Hyun Kim, and Steve Trachsel (6 K’s, 7 IP, 3 earned runs on the night) won his 12th to move into a tie with Tom Glavine for the club lead. Billy Wagner earned his 29th save, allowing just a leadoff single in the top of the 9th. For Wagner these days, 21 pitches/4 batters lacked the usual drama, but if we wanted excitement, we could just bug Captain Red Ass’ phone.