The Astros have the best record in the American League.
- They’ve won ten in a row…
– And are ELEVEN games over .500.
— No other team in the AL West is over .500.
—- In all of baseball, only the Cardinals have a better record.
On Monday, the Mets and Marlins played a game in 1:58.
- Dillon Gee had 59 pitches…through seven innings.
– Daniel Murphy hit a go-ahead ninth inning home run. It came on closer Steve Cishek’s 17th pitch. Cosart, the Marlins’ starter, didn’t have an inning over 16 pitches.
Dan Uggla hit triples in back-to-back games.
Nelson Cruz and Ryan Howard also tripled this week.
Monday’s (04/27) Rays/Yankees game was the first time all season that the Rays actually played a game outdoors; the Rays play all their home games in a dome, and their previous road trips had taken them to Toronto and Miami, where the roofs remained closed.
On Tuesday, the Braves jumped out to a 9-1 lead against the Nationals. They lost.
- On a Dan Uggla home run, to boot. Remember, the Braves are still paying Uggla.
– A.J. Cole, pitching for the Nationals, came out of the game with a line of 2.0 IP 9 H 9 R 4 ER BB K. He received a no decision.
— Julio Teheran didn’t pitch much better – 5.2 IP 10 H 7 R 3 ER 0 BB 4 K 2 HR. He also received a no decision. If not for Uggla’s home run, he would have gotten the win.
Speaking of pitching lines you’d like to forget, Chris Sale on Thursday exited with a line of 3.0 IP 9 H 9 R 8 ER 2 BB 4 K HR.
- It happened against the Twins.
– The Twins are now above .500. The Nationals still are not.
On Friday, Alex Rodriguez hit a pinch-hit home run against the Red Sox. Via @ktsharp, it was Rodriguez’s first career pinch-hit home run.
- Need we remind you that Rodriguez has been playing in MLB since 1994?
On Saturday, Logan Schafer ran all the way around the bases on a ground ball to short. This is how:
Also on Saturday, not one but TWO games – The Dodgers/Diamondbacks and Angels/Giants ended on a baserunner being hit by a batted ball: