On this date in 1995, Pedro Martinez fired nine perfect innings against the Padres, though the two teams went to extra innings with no score. The Expos scored a run in the top of the tenth, but Pedro allowed a leadoff double in the bottom of the inning. Mel Rojas relieved Martinez and recorded the final three outs. That was just a hint of what was to come from Pedro, who produced two of the most dominant seasons in baseball history in 1999 and 2000.
Here is this week's batch of links from around the blogosphere…
- Infield Chatter says the Giants should turn the page on Buster Posey's injury and focus on winning.
- Rany on the Royals addresses the Joakim Soria situation in Kansas City.
- Amazin' Avenue takes a look at what is wrong with Jason Bay.
- Crashburn Alley wonders if the Phillies' rotation has room to improve.
- Brotherly Glove breaks down the Phillies' situation with regards to the luxury tax.
- DesigNate Robertson scores Dave Dombrowski's trade history.
- Capitol Avenue Club tries to figure out where the Braves could upgrade the offense.
- U.S.S. Mariner explains how one solution could fix two problems for the Mariners.
- Call to the Pen explores the possiblity of trading Jason Kubel.
- Through The Fence Baseball comes up with some ways to spice up the draft.
- Rooftop View explains why it isn't a good time to be a Cubs fan.
- The Process Report looks at how successful James Shields' contract extension has been for the Rays.
- BoSox Banter doesn't think the Red Sox should trade for Daisuke Matsuzaka's replacement.
- Rising Apple lists some stopgap first basemen that could make sense for the Mets while Ike Davis on the disabled list.
- Blogging Mets wonders if it's time to trade Mike Pelfrey.
- DC is for Baseball breaks down the Nationals' lefty reliever situation.
- Gaslamp Ball takes us to Petco Park's instant replay console.
- MLB Draft Insider posted their latest mock draft.
- The Hardball Times listed some expected WHIP (xWHIP) leaderboards for you fantasy players.
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