• Mets 8, Marlins 6: When this weekend's series started, the Mets trailed the Marlins and the Phillies. Now they trail only the Phillies. Brian Stokes became the latest fill-in starter, and he benefited from a ton of run support against Florida starter -- and Mets whipping boy -- Scott Olsen. Daniel Murphy hit his first Major League home run in the critical three-run sixth. That rally helped Scott Schoeneweis become the pitcher of record. Some of his fellow relievers appeared to get envious, but they didn't give all of the four-run lead back.

  • Angels 11, Yankees 4: Dan Giese did his part, but the bullpen where he used to reside didn't help him out. He hung around six innings, long enough for him to leave with his team leading, 2-1, after Alex Rodriguez and Jason Giambi hit back-to-back homers in the top of his last inning of work. The Yankees then extended that lead to 3-1 but saw Edwar Ramirez and the rest of the bullpen implode. Yes, the Yankees have been playing the Angels for a good portion of this recent stretch of poor play, but they still are killing themselves. And how are things going to get better with Ian Kennedy, Giese (he will be exposed) and Sidney Ponson still drawing three starts out of five? Phil Hughes can't come back soon enough.