…the Devern Hansack Tower. Sacky, as his close friends like to call him, is in the midst of twirling a no-hitter against the Orioles at Fenway, in a contest interrupted by rain. The Red Sox lead, 9-0, and Mike Lowell and Eric Hinske are going improve their final numbers, one way or another. And Sam Perlozzo is going to find a meaningful spot for Russ Ortiz — perhaps under a moving train.
Things are all sorted in the NL West ; San Diego are the Division Champs following today’s 7-6 defeat of the Snakes, a contest that featured a few anxious moments when Trevor Hoffman allowed back-to-back 9th inning HR’s to Chad Tracy and Conor Jackson. The Wild Card Dodgers sat many of their regulars on Sunday, beating the Giants, 4-3 in what was almost certainly Felipe Alou’s last game in charge of San Francisco.
Lt. Dangle, Nomar and the 2005 Husband Of The Year, Derek Lowe, will open their postseason Wednesday afternoon at Shea Stadium. Chants of “Beat Your Wife, Lugo” are highly discouraged (and I’m talking to you, Mr. Lo Duca).