Monday, June 6, 2011

Monday Mop Up

Today is June 6th, the 67th anniversary of D-Day, and the Normandy invasion of France by the Allied Forces in 1944, during WW II.

It was a pretty good weekend to be a Detroit Tigers fan, as the boys from the Motor City went into the Windy City and took 2 of 3 from the White Sox.

The team was lead by good starting pitching from Justin Verlander(6-3) and Brad Penny, and the long ball, home runs from Brennan Boesch and Miguel Cabrera on Saturday, and then Cabrera(again) and a grand slam from Ryan Rayburn on Sunday.

Today's Happy, Happy Birthday's include Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Bill Dickey(1907), the Orioles Merv Rettenmund(1943), the Mets Bud Harrelson(1944), Dave Bergman of the 1984 Wold Champion Detroit Tigers(1953), and Tony Graffanino of the Braves(1972).

Today is the anniversary of the first time a sitting U.S. President ever attended a big league baseball game.

In 1892 President Benjamin Harrison was in attendance as the Cincinnati Reds beat the hometown Washington Senators, 6-5, in 11 innings.

Dose anyone still NOT believe that the Cardinals Albert Pujols is the best hitter in baseball?

The St.Louis slugger hammered Cubs pitching over the weekend, including consecutive game winning walk off home runs as the Cards swept the Cubs, who have lost 6 straight games.

The bats of Pujols and the Cards travel to Houston, to play the Astros, who are 23-37, 12.5 games behind St. Louis in the N.L. Central.

After a good start to the weekend with my pick of the Dodgers Matt Kemp, who collected 2 hits on Friday night, my FOX Sports Baseball Hot Streak has now gone into a 2 game slide, as Jose Bautista of the Blue Jays failed to get a hit on Saturday, and Atlanta Braves starter Tim Hudson gave up 5 runs on 7 hits in just 4 innings.

I hope to start a new winning streak with my pick of the Brewers Ryan Braun to collect at least 1 base hit tonight against the Marlins.

Today is the start of the Major League Baseball Draft.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have the 1st pick in the draft, and some believe the Pirates will select UCLA pitcher Gerrit Cole #1 overall.

I have to admit, the baseball draft has never interested me that much.

I follow the Detroit Tigers, who don't have a selection in the draft until pick #76, because of their free agent signing of Victor Martinez and Joaquin Benoit.

You can follow the big league draft starting at live tonight at 7PM at or on The MLB Network.

San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum is 5 strike outs from 1,000 in his career.

The baseball schedule gives us the Yankees and Red Sox starting tomorrow.

The Yankees, 7-3 in their last 10 games, are 1 game ahead of the BoSox(6-4) in the American League East.

The St. Louis Cardinals start the week with the most wins in the big leagues, with 36.

The Houston Astros have lost 3 in a row, and now have the most losses in the big leagues, with 37, tied with the Minnesota Twins, who have won 4 in a row.

The KC Royals have only won 6 of their 25 games on the road.

The Giants and the Cardinals have both won a big league best 18 games on the road.

Tomorrow is Twitter Tuesday here on the blog.
I will be featuring some of the fans and players I follow on my Twitter page.

I would love to talk baseball with anyone on Twitter, just send me a tweet.

Until next time, enjoy the baseball.

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