Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Hot Corner, 5/6 (AM) edition

The Brewers own the Pirates. Not since the Orioles beat the Royals 23 straight games from 1969-1970 has a team dominated another like the Brewers have with their 17th consecutive win over the Pirates.

New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada was placed on the 15-day disabled list. He'll be replaced by Francisco Cervelli on the active roster.

Boston Red Sox CF Jacoby Ellsbury left Tuesday's game in the fourth inning with tightness in his right hamstring.

Tigers Clete Thomas, in his first game this year, and Miguel Cabrera were each one hit shy of the cycle yesterday. Thomas needed a homer and Cabrera a triple.

The Dodgers tied the best home start ever with their 12th straight home win. The Tigers did it in 1911 as well.

Can Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay give the bullpen some rest tonight as they struggle a bit of late?

The Reds had five shutouts this season before last night's game. Now, they have six.

Phillies ace Cole Hamels, who says he's ready to pitch on Friday, puts his recent injuries in perspective. "I'd rather have these sort of injuries than, say, take one off the face, blowing your arm out, or blowing your knee out," he said. "I only missed one start, and I didn't have to go on the disabled list."

Giants reliever Merklin Valdez is now the primary set-up man (over Bobby Howry) per the San Francisco Chronicle.

Will Evan Longoria, last week's A.L. player of the week, struggle tonight against A.J. Burnett? As ESPN's Tristan H. Cockcroft points out, Longoria is 2-for-13 against Burnett with seven strikeouts.

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