Red Sox v. Orioles, 7:05 pm. Daisuke Matsuzaka (an improbable 14-2, 2.74) faces Daniel Cabrera (8-7, 4.78). Despite the Sox' struggles on the road (we've recently improved to 29-35, which is still, um, bad), Mothra has been simply untouchable on the road this season, going 6-0 with a 2.04 ERA and holding batters to just .159. As ever, his otherworldly stats belie his high pitch counts and his stultifyingly average WHIP, but they're still pretty freaking dominant. Nice to see that SOMEone on the Sox can consistently step it up on the road rather than crying into his blankie and saying he's homesick. Good for you, Dice-K. You bring great honor!
Meanwhile, Tampa Bay keeps winning against the Angels (they're 5-2 against them on the season so far). I find this match-up hilarious given that both teams are so wildly outperforming their theoretical potential (much like Matsuzaka, actually). James "Not Scot" Shields and Ervin "Not Johan" Santana will meet tonight at The Trop as Carl Crawford, Troy Percival, and Evan Longoria (sighhh) nurse their boo-boos at home and The Rocco Baldelli Comeback Tour 2K8 continues. CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR 1 RBI, ROCCO!! OMG YOU'RE SO INSPIRATIONAL. Good for him. Good for them. Eat a dick, Tampa Bay.
Frivolous prop bet of the night: Everybody gets crabs! GET IT?!
Serious prediction of the night: More road dominance for Matsuzaka as the flaccid O's bats are baffled by his seemingly total indifference to the location of the strike zone. 8-2, Boston.