Pete Mikkelson and Bob Meyer are both labeled star rookies in this card. However, neither turned out to be stars ? or last long with the Yankees.The Yankees let go of Meyer 18 1/3 innings through the 1964 season, allowing the Angels to purchase his[...]
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Jamie Moyer was bombed on June 11 allowing nine runs and nine hits in one inning loss to the Red Sox. However since then in his last two starts against the Yankees and Indians he has allowed only three runs and five hits in 16 innings.
He is currently tied with Bob Feller and Eppa Rixey with 266 lifetime wins for 36th on the all time wins list. He needs three wins to pass Jim Palmer who has 268 wins and needs five wins to pass Mike Mussina and Burleigh Grimes with 270 wins each.
The White Sox were the only team in the AL Central to win yesterday and moved to within three games of the second place Tigers and are four and a half games behind the first place Twins. The White Sox with a 35-34 record have their first winning record since opening day.
Mat Latos of the Padres pitched 50 2/3 innings in his rookie season making him ineligible for the Rookie of the Year award in 2010 since he needed less than 50 innings to be eligible. Otherwise he would have been a strong candidate with his 8-4, 2.93 ERA record. His most impressive stat is that he allowed 26 fewer hits than innings pitched.
Brennan Boesch of the Tigers has hit consistently since making his major league debut with the team. He hit .261 in April, .345 in May and .366 in June. He has not had a prolonged slump like most rookies who hit well at the start and then the pitchers figure them out.
They still haven’t figured out Boesch since he hit three home runs and drove in 15 runs in May but has hit even better in June with seven home runs and 17 runs batted in with seven days remaining in the month. He has an incredible .438 OBP for June and is slugging .718 for the month for a 1.156 OPS for June. He is a lefthanded hitter hitting .462 against lefthanders which is amazing for a rookie.
Boesch leads all players with at least 150 at bats in slugging with a .635 slugging percentage and his 1.027 OPS is third in the majors behind Justin Morneau and Miguel Cabrera.
Josh Hamilton is proving he is an All Star again since he is hitting .476 in June with a .878 slugging percentage for the month and has hit eight home runs and drove in 26 runs with seven days remaining in the month….Prince Fielder has drove in half as many runs as the Brewers team leader Corey Hart who has driven in 54 runs while Fielder has only 27 and Fielders is fifth on the Brewers in runs batted in.
Andy Pettitte 9-2 is on track for a 20 win season. His 2.48 ERA is the third lowest of his 16 year career….Tim Lincecum 8-2 lost back to back games in May to the Nationals and the Rockies but since then he has allowed only seven runs in his last four starts.
Roy Halladay allowed only three home runs in his first 101 innings but has allowed five in his last 14 innings and is 1-3 since his perfect game against the Marlins on May 29….Stephen Strasburg faces a test today starting against the the Royals the best hitting team in the majors with a .280 average.
Ubaldo Jimenez puts his 13-1 record on the line against the Red Sox who are hitting .278 for second best in the majors. John Lackey 8-3 will take the mound against Jimenez and the Rockies.
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For Torre and Dodgers hitting coach Don Mattingly ? whose pinstriped No. 23 was retired in 1997 ? the series will be ?busy,? as Torre put it, but not wistful or vengeful.Price also mentions in the article that Mattingly will be the first Yankees who has had his number retired to take the field against them in a game that counts. However, thanks to a commenter over on WasWatching, I believe that Joe DiMaggio--who had his number retired in 1952--was actually the first when he was a coach for the A's back in the late-60's, so Mattingly will be the second.
?It?s like playing,? Mattingly told FanHouse last Sunday in Boston in looking forward to this weekend. ?You always turn the page.?
Mattingly said when he first saw the Dodgers? June schedule, he thought, ?This doesn?t look real good.?
Not because he?d have to go against the Yankees for the first time in his life, but because the Dodgers would be tested by playing the Cardinals, the Angels twice, the Red Sox and the Yankees in a span of six series.
Share ?You?re caught in your own thing, you know?? Mattingly said.
?It?ll be different, I?m sure. But in a sense I?m looking forward to it, getting to see those guys.?
Said Torre: ?It?s obviously going to be busy, but it?s also going to be fun seeing a lot of people.?
"I know L.A. is looking forward to it," Torre said. "They've had billboards up all year: 'Renew the rivalry.' I can't escape it.
"It's going to be unique."
"I've never pulled against these guys," Torre said. "It's going to be the first time."
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about 13 hours ago: A grounds crew member runs over a tarp during a rain-delayed baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, June 22, 2010, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Who knew that Will was the team's lucky charm. He has got to thankful he is not having to suffer through this losing streak.
Can we just just one timely extra base hit? The pitching wasn't horrible, but this lineup has no punch. How is our SLG 0.003 higher than the league average of 0.406.
Again, someone please explain to me why Jason Kendall is batting 2nd?
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Colorado Springs, L 6-8
Up 6-2 in the bottom of the ninth, the Sky Sox had all kinds of fail. The inning started off all right with a strikeout by Chaz Roe, but then an Eider Torres throwing error put a man on base. Roe and then Nick Boerbrodt were singled to death, which put Damian Moss in the game with a 6-3 lead. A two-run double and then a three-run homer won the game for Reno.
Roe went 8 1/3 innings, allowed four runs, and struck out two. Eider Torres had four hits in five at-bats, three doubles, scored twice, and drove in a run. Dexter Fowler hit a double and drove in a run.
Tulsa, L 4-5 (13 innings)
Cory Riordan surrendered four runs on 11 hits in seven innings. All four runs scored on home runs, a three-run and a solo shot. Chris Malone and Scott Rice held NW Arkansas scoreless for the next five innings. Stuart Pomeranz came in for the 13th innings and allowed three singles to score the game-winning run.
Catcher Lars Davis went 3-for-6 and scored once. Charlie Blackmon hit a double, walked, and scored twice.
Modesto and the Cal League were off yesterday.
SAL All-Star Game, 5-5
Yeah, a tie. Eliezer Mesa went 3-for-5 with a double, a run scored, and two RBI. Angelys Nina went 0-for-2. Joe Sanders had a single. Alan DeRatt pitched the third inning and picked up the the blown save when he allowed two runs. Sheng-An Kuo was the 10th and final pitcher for the SAL South team, walking one.
Tri-City, W 6-5
Erik Stavert (7th Round, 2009, Go Ducks!) gave up a gopher ball for two runs in the first inning and then settled down. He finished with 4 2/3 innings, three runs (two earned), and three strikeouts. Clint Tilford allowed two more runs on a homer, but also struck out four in 2 2/3 innings. Both home runs allowed were hit by Padres' second round selection Jedd Gyorko.
Dustin Garneau hit a two-run triple to put the Dust Devils on board, and followed that in the bottom of the seventh with an RBI single. Jared Simon went 3-for-3 and drove in two. Carlos Martinez account for the other run on a single in the seventh.
Casper, L 7-9
Alving Mejias (Venezuela, 2008) made his stateside debut, but wants a mulligan. He had a nasty second and third innings, allowing six of his seven runs then. In the second inning, he allowed a grand slam, which was followed in the third with a two-run blast. He picked off a batter at second.
Juan Crousset and Blake McDade led the offense with five total hits and four RBI. Rafael Ortega hit a triple and scored once. Corey Dickerson had three hits, stole a base, scored thrice, and walked twice.
The Phillies got Jimmy Rollins back in the lineup last night, but it was a guy who has been here all along that did the heavy lifting as the Phils topped the Cleveland Indians 2-1. Jamie Moyer was fantastic, holding Cleveland to a run on two hits over eight innings.The lack of offense from [...]
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