Aww Sheets! Braves pitcher lands on DL
The Atlanta Braves placed RHP Ben Sheets on the 15-day DL on Saturday due to inflammation in his throwing shoulder. Sheets had a rough go of it on Friday night prompting the team and the recently un-retired pitcher to agree that a rest was needed. Sheets has lost three straight starts after winning four of his first five games since coming back. The Braves have recalled Miguel Batista from Gwinnett, but he will pitch from the bullpen.
Gonzalez has great start in L.A
Adrian Gonzalez nailed a 3-run homer on just the second pitch of his L.A Dodger career Saturday as the Dodgers down the hapless Marlins 8-2. Miami's so-called ace Josh Johnson was rocked for 6 runs and 10 hits in just 3 innings and was yanked for his shortest outing of the year. On the bright side for Marlins fans, Giancarlo Stanton hit his 28th HR of the year.
Colts not "Luck"y enough to top RG3
Andrew Luck completed 14 of 23 passes for 151 yds and a TD but the Colts still managed to lose to RG3 and the Redskins 30-17 in a game that saw the top two picks in this years draft last into the third quarter. Robert Griffin III went 11/17 with 74 yds and one TD for the Redskins but was somewhat upstaged believe it or not by a sixth round pick from Florida Atlantic. Rookie RB Alfred Morris carried the ball 14 times for a total of 107 yds and a TD. Also worth noting that when Rex Grossman took the field for the Redskins, he was booed like crazy by the Washington faithful. Rather fitting that Grossman went on to go 8 for 8 with 127 yds and 2 TD's.