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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Chris Sale is first pitcher to record 17 strikeouts in seven innings or fewer

Chris Sale is really good at pitching.

The Red Sox pitcher was dealing on Tuesday night against the Colorado Rockies, recording a career-high 17 strikeouts in seven innings and making MLB history in the process.

Sale went seven innings, allowing two runs on a two-run homer by Nolan Arenado in the seventh. But other than that, the Rockies didn’t make much contact. Sale struck out his first six batters, one shy of an American League record. He wound up getting eight of the first nine hitters he faced to whiff.

This feels telling about our current moment in baseball, in several different regards.

 

QLE Posted: May 15, 2019 at 05:36 AM | 99 comment(s)
  Beats: chris sale, milestones, strikeouts

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Blue Jays trade for Edwin Jackson, who could set a new MLB record by playing for his 14th different team

The Toronto Blue Jays and Oakland Athletics have made a minor trade with potentially historic significance.

On Saturday, the Blue Jays acquired veteran righty Edwin Jackson from the A’s in a cash trade, both teams confirmed.

...

The trade is potentially historic because, if Jackson ever does suit up for the Blue Jays, he’ll set a new MLB record by playing for his 14th different team. Jackson and Octavio Dotel currently share the record by playing for 13 different teams. Here, for posterity, is Jackson’s career timeline:

Dodgers: 2003-05
(Devil) Rays: 2006-08
Tigers: 2009
Diamondbacks: 2010
White Sox: 2010-11
Cardinals: 2011
Nationals: 2012
Cubs: 2013-15
Braves: 2015
Marlins: 2016
Padres: 2016
Orioles: 2017
Nationals (again): 2017
Athletics: 2018

Quite a record to set- wonder if there’s anyone active now with a chance to challenge it.

QLE Posted: May 12, 2019 at 03:45 AM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: blue jays, edwin jackson, milestones

Friday, May 10, 2019

Albert Pujols Reaches 2,000 RBIs With Third-Inning Homer in Angels’ 13-0 Rout of Tigers

DETROIT — Albert Pujols turned on a fastball over the middle of the plate, sent the no-doubt shot deep into the left-field seats, flipped his bat toward celebrating teammates in the dugout and trotted around the bases.

By the time he stepped on home plate, the three-time MVP was in an elite group of three players in baseball history.

Pujols became the third player with 2,000 career RBIs when he hit a solo homer in the third inning Thursday to help the Los Angeles Angels rout the Detroit Tigers 13-0.

Mind you, we’ve discussed before that he isn’t….

 

QLE Posted: May 10, 2019 at 08:35 AM | 49 comment(s)
  Beats: albert pujols, milestones, rbi

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

MLB roundup: Athletics’ Fiers no-hits Reds

Oakland Athletics right-hander Mike Fiers threw the major leagues’ first no-hitter of the year Tuesday night, blanking the visiting Cincinnati Reds 2-0 in the opener of a three-game interleague series.

In recording the second no-hitter of his career, the A’s ace threw 131 pitches and faced just two batters over the minimum, allowing two walks. A third Cincinnati batter also reached base on an error, but one of the Reds’ baserunners was erased on a double play.

Fiers became the 35th pitcher to record multiple no-hitters, counting the regular season and postseason. It was the 300th no-hitter in major league history, counting the postseason. Fiers’ previous no-hitter was recorded on Aug. 21, 2015, for the Houston Astros in a 3-0 interleague victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Told by manager Bob Melvin after the seventh inning that he would be replaced if he allowed another baserunner, Fiers retired the side in order in the eighth and ninth innings, striking out Eugenio Suarez on a 2-2 curveball in the dirt to finish it off.

QLE Posted: May 08, 2019 at 04:11 AM | 42 comment(s)
  Beats: athletics, mike fiers, milestones, no-hitter

 

 

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