oldtimefamilybaseball: Tonight, with his vibranium bat in hand, David Wright continued his hot streak in the WBC with two hits and 5 RBI. He’s now driven in 9 of the USA’s 24 runs in the tournament. And while the stars and stripes may seem a little old fashioned, as a great man once said, people might just need a little old fashioned. Also, David Wright’s tongue. Sadly, the Netherlands lost to Japan (though that was just to determine final seeding) and Italy lost a tight game with the Dominican Republic forcing the upstart Italian club into an elimination game with Puerto Rico tomorrow night. (image by the grand Jay Tuohey/@TheRoar_24)
I’ve never seen a group of haters so unnecesarily gathered together like this.
2012’s Alex Rodriguez saddens me
A true turnaround or fool’s gold? “He was awesome, He really didn’t need us. He got a couple of hits, he pitched a great game.” - Jay Bruce After being traded from San Diego to Cincinatti, Mat Latos has been nothing short of underwhelming - his +5.00 ERA entering Monday night speaks for itself. But yesterday against the Brewers, Latos put in, by far, his best performance of the season in leading the Reds to a 3-1 win. The 24-year old went the distance to earn a complete game, allowed just four hits, had thirteen strikers (of which Ryan Braun claimed three for a hat-trick), snatched for hits himself, and even threw 24 straight strikes in a performance full of impressive statistics. This would appear to be the turning point for Latos, that is, when not considering the line-up he faced. Credit is due to him, for sure, but as David Schoenfield points there might be reason to hold off the high hopes for now. Latos has been troubled, in particular this season, by left-handers, and of the three he faced on Monday night, one of them (Norichika Akoi) smacked one deep for a Homer. But this is not a slight towards Latos big night, just a call for more from the big hurler. So, you have our eyes Mat Latos. Show us more. Levey/Getty Images North America
My Favorite part of these no hitters & perfect games: The teammates expressions, and how happy they are for each other, as if they’d thrown it themselves.