Marlins 13, Mets 3 (top of the 8th)

I think we can say with full confidence that Dave Williams has returned to earth. And that even Dwyane Schneider at his clumsiest performed more capable mop up duty than Heath Bell.

Than again, faced with such pennant race-tested vets as Josh Willingham, Dan Uggla (above, 5 for 5!) and Cody Ross (2 HR’s, 5 RBI’s) did the Mets really have a chance?

Nice to see Fred Sanford Cliff Floyd hit a 2 run HR before this one got out of hand. And congrats to Carlos Beltran on hitting his 40th homer of 2007.

The Yankees just pulled ahead of the O’s, 7-5 on Robinson Cano’s 3 run double in the 7th. Let’s just say Fernando Tatis lost it in the 9:30pm sun. Slight bit of revenge for Robby, who allowed Tatis to score on a throwing error after the Baltimore left-fielder tripled.

Tatis’ misplay removed the hook from Randy Johnson (5 earned runs, 9 hits, 6 K’s), who might well emerge with win no. 17.

Other than a 4th inning solo HR served up to Frank Thomas (the Big Hurt’s 36th), the Twins’ Carlos Silva has experienced no tummy troubles this evening against Oakland. Minnesota are ahead, 3-1 through 6 innings, and if they hang on, shall move to a game and a half behind Detroit in the AL Central.