Anibal Sanchez is now 2-0 with a 2.01 ERA (2.85 xFIP) and a 10.26 K/9. Sanchez's early season success moved him into the top ten of Brett Talley's "Top 60" starting pitchers rankings that were released yesterday. Check them out here.
Brandon Inge hit a walk-off grand slam off Francisco Cordero last night to power the Oakland Athletics to a 5-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Believe it or not, that was Inge's seventh career walk-off home run.
Despite batting just .233 on the season, Emilio Bonifacio leads the Majors with 15 stolen bases.
Bonifacio's 15 stolen bases are more than the Angels, Pirates, Reds, Mets, Nationals, Red Sox, Orioles and Tigers have as a team.
Josh Hamilton made history last night, by becoming the 15th player in Major League Baseball history to hit four home runs in one game. Hamiton was 4-for-5 with the aforementioned four long balls and a double for an American League record, 18 total bases.
Happy Birthday to Daniel Schlereth (26), Prince Fielder (28), Chase Headley (28) and Tony Gwynn (52).
On this day in 2006, Delmon Young was suspended for fifty games by the International League for throwing his bat at an umpire after arguing balls and strikes. Video here:
Young is now 2-15 since returning 4 games ago. Justin Verlander wasn't perfect but notched his 3rd win over the M's.
Clayton Kershaw gave it his all going 8 strong, but the 2 earned runs against the Giants gave him his first loss of the season.
Oakland's rookie Jarrod Parker, threw his 3rd solid game. Definitely worth keeping an eye on this kid, especially in deeper leagues.
Yesterday, outfielder Wil Myers of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Double-A, Royals) hit his 11th home run of the season, extended is hit streak to 15 games and his homer streak to four games.
David Robertson (1), Jose Valverde (6), Addison Reed (2), Jon Rauch (1), Santoago Casilla (6), Craig Kimbrel (10), Brett Myers (8), Dale Thayer (2) and Jonathan Broxton (6) each earned handshakes last night.
Pitching duels I’m looking forward to watching today: Johnny Cueto (CIN) vs. Zack Greinke (Mil), Ross Detwiler (Was) vs. Erik Bedard (Pit) and Dillon Gee (NYM) vs. Cliff Lee (PHI)
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