On this date in 1920, pitcher Babe Ruth, acquired from Boston in the offseason, hit cleanup in the Yankees’ lineup and also got the win when he tossed four innings as the starter in the team’s 14-7 victory over Washington at the Polo Grounds. During his 15 years with New York, Ruth took the mound five times for the club. Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..
- Blue Jays Plus breaks down the partnership of Mark Buehrle and Dioner Navarro.
- Camden Depot unearths Nick Markakis’ secret platoon issue.
- Federal Baseball says Stephen Strasburg’s first inning troubles can’t slow him down.
- Reviewing The Brew checks in on the curious case of Marco Estrada.
- Inside The Zona has some tips for Paul Goldschmidt.
- AL Eastbound & Down wants Toronto to keep Drew Hutchinson.
- The Beanball wonders where all of J.J. Hardy’s power went.
- You Gotta Like These Kids evaluates A’s GM Billy Beane.
- Friars On Base says it’s time for serious change in San Diego.
- Grading On The Curve says that the Royals’ troubles go beyond the big league level.
- Royals Blue says KC needs a king.
- Rays Colored Glasses runs down some college pitchers the Rays might look at.
- Baseball Stooges scouted the Wilmington Blue Rocks.
- Replacement Level Red Sox plays “Where are they now?”
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