On this date in 2004, at Dodger Stadium, Mike Piazza tied Carlton Fisk for the most career homers by a catcher as he hit Hideo Nomo‘s sixth inning pitch into the stands for his 351st round tripper as a backstop. The homer, which was his 362nd overall, moved the Mets star past Yankees’ Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio on the all-time list. Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..
- Blue Jays Plus looks at John Gibbons‘ usage of the shift.
- Inside The Zona says a starter-by-committee approach could work for the D’Backs.
- Baseball Hot Corner discusses the remarkable case of Jesse Chavez.
- Baseball Info Solutions says that the Astros are the kings of the shift.
- Outside Pitch spoke with agent Curtis Dishman.
- Blue Jay Musings is displeased with Toronto’s efforts to improve the rotation.
- I R Fast scoped out Masahiro Tanaka‘s fourth start.
- Hidden Vigorish wonders when Gregory Polanco will be ready to make an impact.
- Steel City Buzzin’ offers a primer on Polanco.
- Camden Depot wants to see Chris Tillman pick up his velocity.
- The Giants Cove fears that this will be a lost season in San Francisco.
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