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Monday, June 15, 2015

Scherzer a Broken Bat Away from No-Hitter

June 15,2015

Milwaukee centerfielder Carlos Gomez broke his bat in the seventh inning in yesterdays loss to the Nationals. The ball that looped off that broken bat landed in short right field, perfectly positioned between the second baseman and the rightfielder. That broken bat bloop single would be the only hit against Max Scherzer who later walked one for the only two baserunners in the whole game. Scherzer also struck out 16 in the 4-0 shutout win, his 7th of the season. Gomez said he would have been happy to break up the perfect game, just not with a hit like that ""I'm happy because I hit it, but not really because when a guy had a game like that, and stuff like that, I mean I don't enjoy it. I would enjoy it if I hit a real base hit." said Gomez after the game.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

2000+ RBIs for A-Rod

June 14,2015

Alex Rodriguez drove in runs 2000 and 2001 in yesterdays 9-4 Yankee loss to the Orioles at Camden Yards. A-Rod is third on the all time RBI list behind Hank Aaron at 2297 and Babe Ruth at 2213, that's some pretty elite company. After missing more than a year because of illegal substance suspension, A-Rod has surprised many this year by his age defying performance. he is batting 273 with 12 homers and 32 RBIs, while staying mostly in the DH role for the Yankees.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Astros Dethrone Felix

June 13,2015

Felix Hernandez couldn't make it out of the first inning yesterday in Houston. Hernandez pitched just 1/3 of an inning, tying the shortest start of his career. He agreed after the game , "I killed the bullpen, Its my fault, this is the worst start of my career.".

Houston scored eight runs in the first inning, all eight off Hernandez. His ERA jumped from 2.51 to 3.38. Houston went on to win 10-0. The game also featured the first homerun by rookie Astros Carlos Correa, and Seattle back up catcher Jesus Sucre take the mound in the eighth and pitch a scoreless inning.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Pujols passes Mantle

Jan 12,2015

Albert Pujols rocketed homerun number 537 yesterday passing Mickey Mantle on the all time homer list. The blast helped secure a 7-2 Angels win over the Rays. Pujols is now 11 homers behind Mike Schmidt as he edges into even more exclusive company.He is second only to Alex Rodriguez among active players, ARod has 665 homers.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Royals sweep Twins to Extend AL Central Lead

June 11,2015

EDINSON VOLQUEZ pitched seven innings to pick up his fifth win of the season, completing a three game sweep of the second place Minnesota Twins. Coming into the series the Royals were one game behind the Twins, but now lead the Al Central by 2. ALEX GORDON helped the Royals by blasting his seventh homerun of the season. Frustration was obvious on the Twins bench as both TORII HUNTER and Manager Paul Molitor were ejected for arguing balls and strikes.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Giants Rookie Throws No-Hitter

June 10, 2015

Giants rookie CHRIS HESTON threw the first no-hitter of 2015 yesterday. Heston was only 3 hit batsmen away from a perfect game as the SF Giants shutdown the NY Mets 5-0 in New York. Heston finished the game with 11ks and struck out the side to finish the game in the ninth. This is the fourth year in a row that the Giants have thrown a no-hitter and the 17th overall in franchise history.