Jim Edmonds Is Useful!

Well, at least for a day. The recent Padres castoff, coming in batting an Andruw Jones-esque .167, went 3-for-4 with a homer as the Cubs charged back from an 8-0 deficit to overcome the Rockies 10-9. The Cubbies went deep four times, including back-to-backage from Fukudome and Edmonds, to stay a game and a half up on the St. Louis Leitches.

Trying Not To Write a Bruce Almighty Gag: Jay Bruce is giving to people of Cincinnati more to be excited about since they found out they could leave Cincinnati (but only for Kentucky). The rookie got thee of his hits off Tom Glavine, making him a torrid 8-for-14 at the plate in his first four games. He even scored the winning run in the 11th by dint of Chipper Jones error. Maybe Jones can cede his .400 watch to Bruce as well.

A Royals Dozen: That's 12 losses in a row for Kansas City, and the anguish is on. Grady Sizemore homered twice and made a game-saving catch while colliding with the wall to center to ice the 3-2 win for the Indians.

KERSHAW! Falters, Martin Soars:
Clayton Kershaw's second start wasn't so hot, as the rookie gave up four runs in three and two-thirds innings of work, but Russell Martin goes 4-for-4 with a homer to help the Dodgers to a 9-5 win over the Mets. So there, Joe Torre got a win over one of those New York teams he used to manage. I'm doubtless that that connection will never be drawn again.