Monday, 28 April 2014

Random Collection of MLB Thoughts re April 27 in the MLB

The Toronto Blue Jays avoided a sweep Sunday night defeating the former manager John Farrell and his World Series Champion Boston Red Sox 7-1.  Most impressive factoid about the win?  For the first time this season, the Blue Jays pitching staff did not issue a walk!  Apparently the group as a whole felt Brandon Morrow had given up enough on Saturday (8 in 2 2/3 IP).

Answer: Saturday April 12th, top of the 6th inning versus the Chicago Cubs.
Question: When was the last time St. Louis Cardinal starting pitcher Adam Wainwright gave up a run?  Wainwright and the Cards would blank the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-0 on Sunday.

The weekend in baseball featured two sweeps.  An internet high five to the NL East leading Atlanta Braves (17-7) sweeping the Cincinnati Reds (11-14) AND the NL West leading San Francisco Giants sweeping the Cleveland Indians (11-14).

Chicago White Sox rookie phenom Jose Abreu is crushing the baseball with 10 HR's in 26 games.  Here's a video showing you how much force it would take to flatten a baseball

The continued look at All Star balloting brings us today to third base.  My votes for the American League went to Evan Longoria, Adrian Beltre, and Trevor Plouffe.  My votes for the National League went to Juan Uribe, Nolan Arenado, and Aramis Ramirez.

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