Yesterday’s Big Story – South Carolina defeated Florida in Game 2 of the College World Series to win their second consecutive national title. The 5-2 victory meant that the Gamecocks were the first team in college baseball history to win every game on their run to the championship.
Yesterday’s Star – Cliff Lee, Pitcher, Philadelphia Phillies: Against the best hitting team in the league, Lee continued a memorable run. He allowed two hits in a complete game shutout, his third shutout in a row. In June, he has been absolutely unhittable: 5-0, with a 0.21 ERA.
Yesterday’s Fail – Rick Porcello, Pitcher, Detroit Tigers: The normally solid Porcello only lasted 3.2 innings against the Mets, allowing seven runs on 11 hits. Honorable mention goes to Daniel Schlereth, who came on in relief for Porcello and gave up six runs on four hits in 1.1 innings. The Tigers, predictably, got hammered by New York 14-3.
Yesterday in Washington – The Nationals kept it close but the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim erupted in the eighth inning en route to an 11-5 shellacking of Washington.
Today in Washington – The Nats face the Angels in the final game of their interleague series. Jordan Zimmermann (5-6, 2.85 ERA) takes on Angels ace Dan Haren.