I'm crunched for time this morning/afternoon, so consider a combined game thread and super-short Cup. Here's the Cup part:
- BR Box Score
- FanGraphs Win Probability Chart
- Some Jim Powell interviews
- Mota's ERA went down while he didn't pitch. (Insert snark here.)
- If you wonder where washed-up big leaguers go, I found them: the roster of the Long Island Ducks. There are quite a few former MLBers in the rest of the Atlantic League, but the Ducks are way ahead of the pack.
And now the game thread:
The matchup today is Ben Sheets and Kevin Slowey. Sheets is now 9-1 with an ERA of awesome. Slowey has a sub-4.00 ERA as well, but he's given up 10 homers in 63 innings, which makes me think Branyan will go deep in 3...2...1...
Game time is 1:10 CT, and here's the BR Game Preview.