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8-05-09 Morning Round Up

By jcfortun Published: August 5, 2009

NOTE: It looks like I will no longer have access to posting the ESPN highlight videos on the blog. It comes as no real surprise today as ESPN also put the kabbash on Twitter yesterday.

The World Wide Leader wants to break news on its television shows and its Web Sites, and wants the audience at said places when it happens. The same concept applies to viral video and highlight packages I surmise.

You'll notice I have switched to MLB.com for the Box scores and standings in the morning roundups. It is actually a move I had been considering for a few days now before all this happened.

My dilemma dealt more with the idea of whether a reputed news organization, such as the Beacon Journal, should be using material from another reputed news organization, such as ESPN, who could be seen as a competitor. I guess they helped expedite my decision.

I am always looking for ways to improve this blog, so if any of you have an idea, or a complaint,  please let me know.

How can we make it better?
What works?
What doesn't?

email me at Jfortune@thebeaconjournal.com or leave a comment below.

Finally, here is the AL Central roundup for today...

TWINS 10, INDIANS 1 -- Carlos Gomez sent the first pitche he saw from Indians reliever Jensen Lewis into the left field stands for a three-run home run that broke the game open in the fifth inning. It was Lewis' first pitch in the game.  BOX SCORE

ORIOLES 8, TIGERS 2 -- Baltimore starting pitcher Brian Matusz scattered six hits and one run over five innings in his MLB debut. He struck out five as he shut down the Tigers and ruined the Detroit debut of Jarrod Washburn. Baltimore right fielder Nick Markakis drove in three and hit his 13th home run of the season. BOX SCORE

MARINERS 7, ROYALS 6 -- Russell Branyan and Javier Lopez each drove in two runs as the Mariners held off the Royals. BOX SCORE

WHITE SOX 5, ANGELS 4 -- Scott Podsednik's walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth broke a 4-4 tie and gave the White Sox the win. Bobby Abreu drove in three for the Angels. BOX SCORE














































































Central
W
L
PCT
GB
L10
STRK
INT
HOME
ROAD
Detroit
55
50
.524
-
4-6
L1
10-8
32-17
23-33
Chicago
55
52
.514
1.0
5-5
W1
11-6
31-24
24-28
Minnesota
53
53
.500
2.5
5-5
W1
12-6
31-23
22-30
Cleveland
44
62
.415
11.5
6-4
L1
5-13
22-30
22-32
Kansas
City
41
65
.387
14.5
3-7
L2
8-10
23-33
18-32

(pulled from MLB.com)
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