MLB: Former teammate of mine (with the NECBL's Manchester Silkworms) Chris Denorfia had the only hit (a double to right field) for the Padres (in the top of the third inning) as the Mets staved off a double-header sweep with a 3-0 win (Padres won 4-2 in game one). Mets starter Jonathan Niese faced only one batter over the minimum and poured it in with an 0-0 count (19/28 first pitch strikes). The game took a neat two hours and eighteen minutes (almost a half hour quicker than the first game). The Padres did have one bright spot (or two, Denorfia saved them from falling victim to a no-no). They rolled a 5-4-3 TRIPLE PLAY!! Jon Garland got Ruben Tejada to hit a one-hopper to 3B Chase Headley, who stepped on the bag, threw to second base (Lance Zawadzki) who then completed the triple play by getting Tejada at first (by a step).
It was the eighth triple play turned by the Padres, and the tenth the Mets have hit into (not this year, obviously).
NBA: Lakers lead the Celtics at the half (45-42) and are looking to go up three games to one (I hate Boston). Pau Gasol is displaying his dominance (13 pts., 3 reb., 2 blk.). Ray Allen (0-13, 0-8 3pt. FG in Game 3) finally hit a jumper (at the 11:00 mark of the 1st quarter) to give the Celtics the early lead (3-2). He still only has one FG (1-6, 0-2 3pt. FG).
How in the hell did these Jersey Shore idiots make it on the CMT awards?? I'm watching a repeat of the show last night - Snooki is a little troll, The Situation is kind of funny, and Paula Deal uses way too much butter, but is awesome (she just said she could grate cheese on The Situation's abs). I'm glad she got TKO'd at the bar. She reminds me of one of those little good luck trolls (minus the luck).