Johnny Damon's left arm doesn't stop the running game, it emboldens it.

So when Damon throws out a runner, it's not just an assist, it's a happening. Well, a happening took place Wednesday and Damon missed it. He threw a strike from along the left field grandstand to get Albert Pujols trying to stretch a single into a double for the last out of the third inning, but instead of watching the play he was critiquing it with a fan.

"I didn't attack the ball as hard as I did the one last month," said Damon.