Larry Stone's thumbs up, thumbs down
Roy Oswalt, Astros: He's the first Houston pitcher to throw back-to-back shutouts since Randy Johnson in 1998, and his 32-1/3 consecutive...
Roy Oswalt, Astros: He's the first Houston pitcher to throw back-to-back shutouts since Randy Johnson in 1998, and his 32-1/3 consecutive scoreless innings break J.R. Richard's team mark of 31.
Jon Rauch, Diamondbacks: Acquired from Washington to shore up the bullpen, Rauch is 0-5 with a 6.41 ERA since joining Arizona on July 22.
Ex-Mariner of the week
George Sherrill, Orioles: Out a month with a sore shoulder, Sherrill was activated Friday and resumed as closer for the crashing Orioles. "I don't think I have the luxury of easing anybody in," Baltimore manager Dave Trembley said.
"He touches 157, but if you had to pick a number, he pitches at 155." — Angels manager Mike Scioscia on reliever Kevin Jepsen, clocked at 157 kilometers — 97 mph — during the Olympics.
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UPDATE - 8:27 PM
Catcher Gregg Zaun retires after 16 seasons
When vice president of Sub Pop Records Megan Jasper isn't running things at the office, she's working in her garden at her West Seattle home where she and her husband Brian spend time relaxing.