Thursday, April 25, 2019

Baseball Bulletin... April 25, 2019

Hello again baseball fans, I hope you all had a blessed Easter Sunday..

Let's see what's going on around baseball  via ye olde Internet .

⚾️πŸŽ™Brittany Ghiroli writes in The Athletic that baseball history was made on Tuesday when Suzy Cool and Melanie Newman became the FIRST all female radio broadcast team at any level of professional baseball.

⚾️πŸ’» Jayson Stark has a terrific article on how the No-Hitter is dying across the big leagues.

πŸ“Œ This is an interesting topic, as baseball has turned into a bullpen game after pitchers have gone as few as 5 innings, with pitch counts dictating how long a starter goes.

Also, teams like the Tampa Bay Rays troting out their ridiculous "opener " because they aren't capable of sending out a pitcher not named Snell or Morton to pitch makes it even harder to be a starting hurler.

If a pitcher can't go out there in the first inning against the top of the lineup because he's not a good matchup vs those batters, then he shouldn't be a starter.

⚾️ Speaking of quality starting pitchers, my two favorite starters picked up wins on back to back days this week.

🐯 My fave lefty hurler, Matthew Boyd, pitched 7 solid innings on Tuesday afternoon in Boston, as the Tigers beat the BoSox, 7-4, at Fenway Park.

πŸ“Œ Matthew is 2-1 on the season, w/ a 3.19 ERA and has struck out 39 batters in 31 1/3rd innings.

😎 The Tigers double header sweep of the BoSox at Fenway Park Tuesday was the first time the boys from Motown accomplished that feat since...1965!

πŸš€ ⚾️ Houston Astros pitcher Justin gave righty hurler... picked up his 4th win Wednesday night with a brilliant 8 inning, 8 strikeout performance vs the Twins, allowing just 4 hits and 1 run.

JV is 4-0, w/ a 2.61 ERA on the season, and has struck out 46 batters in 38 innings.

🐯⚾️ A milestone was accomplished Wednesday night, as future Hall of Famer Miguel Cabrera picked up his 2,700th career hit.

🎯 Miggy is 39th on the All-Time hit list in big league up, Doc Cramer at 2,705, Billy Williams at 2,711, Dave Parker at 2,712, Bill Buckner at 2,715, and former Astros/Expos/Mets/Tigers All-Star Rusty Staub at 2,716.

πŸ“ŒπŸ― As for the All-Time Tigers hit list, Miggy is at 1,858, one behind Bobby Veach for 8th one , is ever gonna chase down Ty Cobb, who, in 22 years with Detroit, collected 3,900 base knocks.

⚾️πŸ‘πŸ‘ The Phillies Rys Hoskins homered against the Mets on Wednesday... and took his time rounding the bases.

πŸ“Œ For those who missed it, Hoskins was thrown at twice by Mets pitchers on Tuesday...both times very close at his head.

🎯 Throwing at batters is one thing, but purposely hurling a baseball a hundred miles an hour at a players head is a load of crap, and there's no place for ot in our game.

            ⚾️ Baseball Card of the Day ⚾️

                  2019 Topps Gypsy Queen #246 
                                  Shane Greene 

πŸ‘Œ Detroit Tigers closer Shane Greene is a perfect 11 outta 11 in save opportunities this season...something no big league closer has ever done in all eleven wins to start the season.

🏈🐐⚾️ It took ten years, but the great Tom Brady finally made it to Twitter.

πŸ“Œ The Six time Super Bowl Champion QB made it to Twitterland just in time for the baseball season...and he's hoping the Montreal Expos make it back to the big leagues.

πŸ“ŒπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Tommy was drafted by the Expos...he was a high school catcher...and that means we get to see this magnificent image created by Brady.

Thursday the annual NFL Draft will take place, and why I'm not sure who Brady's Patriots will take, however, its almost a forgone conclusion that my beloved Detroit Lions will screw up another first round pick...can't wait to see what tight end they select this time.

Well, I guess that's it for now...I hope your baseball team is doing well...unless, of course, that team plays in the Bronx.............HA HA! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Play Ball! ⚾️😎


  1. throwing at the head is never right. good for Rhys! Victor's trot was Victor's normal speed so hardly a comparison! Lol. Great wrap up, Sharpie!

  2. I was really hoping the opener thing was a fad that would die out sooner than later. As for Hoskins... I was stoked that he took Rhame deep. He should have added a nice bat flip to boot.

  3. Who ever created the concept of an "opener" needs to be punched in the face, it is so lame, and of course now that it's a thing, it probably won't be going away anytime soon.