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Tuesday's observations

- A Kerry Wood meltdown was the last thing the Indians needed. He's blown his only two save chances in the last 2 ½ weeks, and tonight's was spectacular, as he surrendered a three-run lead by giving up two solo homers, an RBI triple and a game-winning sac fly. Wood has allowed four homers in 13 innings this season. He gave up a total of three in 88 2/3 innings for the Cubs between 2007 and '08.

- Now that the Reds have stripped Chris Dickerson of his starting job in left field, it's past time that they have Jonny Gomes replace Darnell McDonald on the roster. McDonald made the team because of Dusty Baker's misguided belief that Dickerson and Jay Bruce, despite spending pretty much their entire careers as center fielders, shouldn't be the backups to Willy Taveras while starting in the corners. Well, Dickerson is a fourth outfielder now and he made his first start in center last week. The Reds really could have used Gomes' ability to hit lefties while McDonald was going 0-for-4 against Cole Hamels and the Phillies tonight.

- Dontrelle Willis limited the Rangers to one hit over six scoreless innings, something that's sure to get him picked up in a lot of fantasy leaguers. However, he was typically throwing at 88-90 mph in the contest and it still seems likely that his command will come and go. It's worth trying him in AL-only leagues, but I remain rather pessimistic.

- Josh Outman and his well above average fastball blanked the Rays for six innings. Command is an issue, but he's becoming a legitimate option in mixed leagues.

- Good thing that Rafael Soriano and Mike Gonzalez weren't used with the Braves one-run down on Monday. They were needed to protect five- and seven-run leads in the eighth and ninth innings tonight against the Rockies.

- Emilio Bonifacio now has as many errors as extra-base hits this season. He committed his sixth miscue in the loss to the Diamondbacks tonight.