Jose Bautista went 4-4 with two dingers, four RBIs and a walk as he almost single-handedly willed the Blue Jays to victory yesterday over the Rays.
MVP Standings, as always, after the jump:
THIS IS A PROSPECT SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT.
KEVIN GAUSMAN, RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER OUT OF LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, WILL MAKE HIS MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL DEBUT TOMORROW FOR THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES.
IN THIRTEEN STARTS IN 2012 AND 2013 IN THE ORIOLES ORGANIZATION, GAUSMAN HAS A 3.23 ERA IN 61.1 IP, WITH 62 TOTAL STRIKEOUTS AND ONLY SIX WALKS. SERIOUSLY, THAT IS NOT A TYPO, HE’S ONLY WALKED SIX BATTERS.
THIS YEAR IN AA BOWIE, GAUSMAN HAS STRUCK OUT 49 IN 46.1 IP WHILE WALKING ONLY FIVE. AGAIN, ONLY FIVE.
APOLOGIES FOR THE ALL CAPITAL LETTERS, I’M TRYING TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE ONE OF THOSE IMPORTANT WEATHER BULLETINS OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.
For example, it is said that during a four-hour flight, the 6’6”, 180 lb pitcher ate 2 ice cream sundaes and 30 bags of potato chips.
Now, admittedly this is likely just another tale of athletes exaggerating, but, just for kicks, this is roughly what the nutritional info for such a meal would be:
I’m not entirely sure how he would survive such a eating frenzy without throwing up. His metabolism must be something completely unlike anything else on this earth. There must be something unique about him. If everyone could have such a metabolism, obesity could disappear overnight.
In other words, I ask that Chris Sale reconsider his career in baseball and donate his body to science. Within his body may be the secrets of ending obesity and who knows what else.
Make it happen!
I haven’t quite figured out the new FLICKR interface, so I’m introducing a new feature: Tweet of the Day.
This one, technically from last night, comes from Oklahoma-born Matt Kemp.
I’m giving $1000 for tonight’s HR and every HR until the All-Star break for the victims of my hometown in OKC. #PrayforOklahoma
— Matt Kemp (@TheRealMattKemp) May 21, 2013
While Yan Gomes had 2 home runs (including the game-winner) and Clayton Kershaw also had a 9-inning complete game, but Patrick Corbin of the Diamondbacks threw his 9-inning complete game, with only three hits and one earned run, while ALSO throwing 10 strikeouts (by comparison, Kershaw “only” had 5). And thus, he is the MVP of Yesterday.
MVP Standings after the jump:
You may have heard of the Pepsi Max Field of Dreams game, probably semi-heard during commercial breaks of MLB Network. Well, basically, it’s part old-timers game, and part fantasy camp. Two teams play a 6-inning game… with the catch being that each team is half made up of former MLB stars (almost all of them either Hall of Famers and ones that one day will be) and the other half is made up of ordinary Joes who won a contest. There are also some ringers (mainly guys who either play or coach locally and had professional careers) thrown in to fill spots in later innings. This year, it was was in my home town of Rochester, New York, and myself and 13,715 of my closest friends were there to see it.
(By the way, any picture you see in this was taken by me, and can be enlarged if you click it.)
Go below the jump for more, this is a photo-heavy post.