Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

LEADING OFF: Smeltzer’s amazing story, Paxton vs Paddack

The inspiring story of Twins pitcher Devin Smeltzer is sure to spread following his dazzling debut in the big leagues.

Diagnosed with a grapefruit-sized cancerous tumor against his bladder when he was just 9 years old, Smeltzer wasn’t deterred in his goal to reach the majors. He made it Tuesday and pitched six shutout innings for Minnesota against Milwaukee at Target Field.

The lanky, 23-year-old lefty with a funky delivery gave up three hits, walked none and struck out seven. He got a no-decision in a game the Twins won.

“I know that tomorrow, between the lines, may not happen. It’s been told to me before, and I don’t take a day for granted out there,” he said later.

 

QLE Posted: May 29, 2019 at 05:35 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cancer, debuts, devin smeltzer

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Martin Hemner
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

Gonfalon CubsThat was fun
(455 - 4:13am, Jul 24)
Last: Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington

NewsblogDeadspin: Baseball Writer Jonah Keri Arrested, Charged With Assault On His Wife
(210 - 4:04am, Jul 24)
Last: Fancy Crazy Town Banana Pants Handle

NewsblogOT Soccer Thread - Baldrick Reports Live
(1244 - 3:56am, Jul 24)
Last: Fancy Crazy Town Banana Pants Handle

NewsblogOT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (July 2019)
(717 - 3:32am, Jul 24)
Last: Ben Broussard Ramjet

NewsblogPlease read this story about MLB Trade Rumors before they aggregate it
(25 - 3:05am, Jul 24)
Last: Hank Gillette

NewsblogOMNICHATTER hardly Mueller, for July 23,2019
(98 - 2:24am, Jul 24)
Last: JAHV

NewsblogWhite Sox host 1st MLB game with foul pole-to-pole netting
(4 - 2:24am, Jul 24)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogRockies trade offers Charlie Blackmon | Colorado Rockies
(15 - 1:38am, Jul 24)
Last: puck

NewsblogDon Mossi | 1954 Cleveland Indians Relief Star Dies At 90
(14 - 1:06am, Jul 24)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogOT - NBA thread (Playoffs through off-season)
(6242 - 11:48pm, Jul 23)
Last: shout-out to 57i66135; that shit's working now

NewsblogTigers sign Edwin Jackson to a minor league deal
(13 - 11:18pm, Jul 23)
Last: SoSH U at work

NewsblogHere's how walk-up songs went from organ tunes to a cultural sensation almost overnight
(3 - 9:41pm, Jul 23)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogDodger Stadium to undergo $100-million renovation this offseason
(32 - 8:40pm, Jul 23)
Last: Jeff Frances the Mute

NewsblogGiants' relievers have fueled playoff push, but also are valuable trade assets
(36 - 8:31pm, Jul 23)
Last: Zach

NewsblogBaseball card collectors suspected rampant fraud in their hobby. Now the FBI is investigating.
(91 - 5:20pm, Jul 23)
Last: Joe Bivens, Slack Rumped Rutabaga Head

Page rendered in 0.2096 seconds
44 querie(s) executed