On this date in 1989, the same game was played partly outdoors and partly indoors for the first time in major league history when the Blue Jays beat the Brewers, as Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes. The SkyDome’s retractable roof was open to start the game but had to be closed in the fifth inning due to rain. Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..
- The Point At Pittsburgh marveled at Gerrit Cole’s season.
- Inside The ’Zona says the D’Backs got better after moving Mark Trumbo.
- Baseball Hot Corner broke down Chris Archer’s dominance of Mike Trout.
- Camden Depot wonders how Miguel Gonzalez has whiffed so much.
- Detroit Jock City looked at Adam Lind as a Tigers trade target.
- World Series Dreaming sees the Cubs shopping in the bargain bin.
- Blue Jays Plus applauds Mark Buehrle.
- Section 215 ran down the Phillies’ trade chips.
- Royals Blue is pushing KC fans to vote responsibly.
- Cubbies Crib says Jason Hammel is quietly emerging as a staff ace.
- From Duke 2 Joc talks Hector Olivera.
- WFAA wonders if the Rangers are too left-handed at the plate.
- Nolan Writin’ looked at the history of the No. 4 overall pick.
- Outside Pitch celebrates the return of the “Laser Show.”
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Sounds like a good time to start the Archer for Cy Young movement. He’s been locked in and is facing a struggling Mariner’s offense today. You would expect 8 SO innings and double digit Ks, so he probably gives up 6 in 4 1/3.
Gray and Archer are in it right now, Kluber should be as well but isn’t because he’s let down by a awful Indians defense 2,23 xFIP. Guess Kuechel as well but lack of k’s will catch up to him to a degree
That’s why I love baseball.
Watching Gerrit Cole has been a lot of fun this year. He is maturing into a bonafide ace before our very eyes.
So, Hammel’s been around for ’06 and been nothing more than average, and 1 pretty good first 1/3 ish of the season and he’s now an ace type pitcher? Give your head a shake.
He was really good for the Orioles one year and then got hurt. He was also very good for the Cubs last year before being traded to Oakland. He’s not an Ace, but he’s a good #2 or great #3.
theo in 2016
Yeah hes a solid 3. He wore down last year. Lets see if he holds up this year. But he throws 92-94 with a real good slider. So the stuff is there.
He was pretty good in 2009 and 2010 with the Rockies (3.71 and 3.70 FIP, 3.6 and 3.2 WAR) and 2012 with the Orioles (3.29 FIP, 2.6 WAR although he only made 20 starts because of injury). His career to this point should have been a lot better but he seems to have gotten quite a few tough breaks. He was also pretty good with the Cubs last year
he was really good for the cubs last year along with Arrieta but then after hammel got traded to the a’s , he took a step back
Wouldn’t you know that the Mariners would get a player that makes another team better by his absence.
theo in 2016
they should have just signed jerry sands, no one has really given him a shot full time in majors yet hes an in his prime, cheap, high obp power guy, who just happens to play the same positions as trumbo but is a slightly better outfielder
The angels are so inconsistent right now they need to make some changes, imo they still have a dark cloud over their heads on how the whole hamilton situation went down.
Mike Moustakas is having a great season, but the fact that Donaldson isn’t the leading 3b in votes is a joke. Donaldson has just about as many HR as Moustakas has RBI’s