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–Bernardo Fallas of the Houston Chronicle writes that Roy Oswalt is content in not speaking to Drayton McLane.

–Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times writes that Andre Ethier could rejoin the Dodgers' lineup sooner than expected.

–John Harper of the New York Daily News writes that teammates would tell Francisco Rodriguez to save it.

–Kevin Kernan of the New York Post writes that the Mets are thriving amid controversy.

–Dan Martin of the New York Post writes that R.A. Dickey's knuckler buckles the Phillies in a Mets' shutout.

–Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post writes that there is no date planned for Stephen Strasburg's debut.

Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times writes that retirement is apparently on the horizon for Omar Vizquel.

–Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post writes that Dan O'Dowd sees plenty of room for improvement for the Rockiesand that Jhoulys Chacin and Troy Tulowitzki leads the Rockies over the Diamondbacks.

–Dave Krieger of the Denver Post writes that the Rockies have issues but are in a decent position.

–Harvey Fialkov of the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel writes that Mike Stanton is not with the Marlins—yet and Sanchez, Sanches and Company help the Marlins top the Braves.

–Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times writes that top prospect Andrew Cashner may get promoted to the major leagues and join the Cubs' bullpen.

Joe Sheehan of the Wall Street Journal writes that Carlos Marmol's strikeout rate could make history.

–Phil Rosenthal of the Chicago Tribune writes that the Cubs give up WGN-AM slots for the Blackhawks' Stanley Cup finals series.

–Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune writesthat the Cubs blank the Dodgers behind Ryan Dempster and Marmol.

–Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star writes that Royals catcher Jason Kendall comes to play and play and play.

–Paul Hagen of the Philadelphia Daily News writes that Jamie Moyer could still be nifty at 50.

–Gene Collier of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes that the Pirates are caught in a back draft.

–Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes that the Pirates beat the Reds on Ryan Doumit's late homer.

–Larry Stone of the Seattle Times writes that Milton Bradley's bat lifts the Mariners over the Tigersand that a happy Bradley bodes well for the Mariners.

–Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun writes that flies, not flash, help Jeremy Guthrie and the Orioles beat the Athletics.

–Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer writes that with Mitch Talbot in charge, the Indians breeze past the White Sox.

–Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe writes that the Red Sox are one-hit wondrous in their win over the Rays.

–Anthony Andro of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes that Vladimir Guerrero's two home runs are double impressive in the Rangers' win over the Royals.

–Dan Woike of the Orange County Register writes that Ervin Santana looks like his old, dominant self in the Angels' win over the Blue Jays.

–Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel writes that Randy Wolf goes seven innings as the Brewers' home skid ends with a win over the Astros.

Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that the Padres blank the Cardinals with Jerry Hairton Jr.'s home run making the difference.

–Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that Edgar Renteria's injury clouds the Giants' win over the Nationals.