No serious baseball fan is ever all that enthralled with interleague play, but when the Mets and Yankees are using it to their advantage, there's little doubt that everyone's pretty happy.
Andy Pettite (9-2) threw yet another gem for the Bronx Bomb-inos, going seven innings, giving up two runs on seven hits, with two walks and seven strikeouts in a 9-3 drubbing of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Just how good was Pettite? Well, that can only be summed up in a segment I'd like to call: QUESTION! and ANSWER!
- QUESTION! How good has Andy Pettite been for the Yankees this 2010 season?
- ANSWER! His ERA actually went up in an outing where he gave up two earned runs in seven innings. Also, he struck out Chuck Norris and made him sit in the clubhouse for the rest of the game.
- Former Devil defenseman Scott Niedermayer retired. Niedermayer spent 13 years as a Devil, before finishing the final five after the lockout with the Anaheim Ducks. He won four Stanley Cups (three with New Jersey), two gold medals, a World Cup, a Memorial Cup (Canada's junior hockey title) World Championship and a World Junior Championship. He may have been the greatest winner in hockey history, and likely the most talented player to ever skate in red and black.
- Division! Watch! 2010!: On the Mets side, they finally got helped with a Braves loss, as the White Sox took them down 9-6. They're now a game and a half out of the NL East lead, while still a half a game above the 2nd place San Francisco in the Wild Card run. Both Boston and Tampa lost, giving the Yanks a 1 and a half game lead on both in the AL East.
- The Liberty fell again at the Garden, 75-68 to the Minnesota Lynx. Rutgers alum Cappie Pondexter was again a bright spot for the Libs, with 16 points and 5 assists. Rebekkah Brunson led all players for the Lynx with 21 points and 13 rebounds. The Liberty are back in action Friday at Tulsa.