ngruz25 said:Kris Johnson has been lights out in his major league debut for the Pirates this afternoon.
Smiling Joe Hesketh said:Brandon Moss hit a walkoff HR against Seattle yesterday. For a guy that looked to be AAAA cannon fodder back in 2010/2011, he's making a nice comeback for himself the last couple of years in Oakland.
The power of platoon.
Brandon Moss in 2013
vs RHP: .258/.332/.491/.824 (287 PA)
vs LHP: .164/.239/.311/.550 (61 PA)
Brandon Moss in 2012
vs RHP: .290/.363/.643/1.006 (234 PA)
vs LHP: .293/.339/.431/.770 (62 PA)
Not only that, but Oakland found a very cheap platoon partner in Rule 5 pick and Wellesley native Nate Freiman:
vs RHP: .171/.216/.171/.388 (37 PA)
vs LHP: .314/.356/.471/.827 (132 PA)
Rudy Pemberton said:Dice K signs with mets, starting Friday.
RorschachsMask said:What ever happened to Kyle Weiland? I know he had the shoulder infection last season, but he hasn't pitched at all this year and there hasn't one bit of news on him, has just disappeared.
mabrowndog said:Marlon Fucking Byrd.
Claimed off waivers, dealt to Pirates, inserted as PIT's cleanup hitter, hammers a 3-run bomb to straightaway center.
Marlon Fucking Byrd.
SemperFidelisSox said:I know I'm cherry picking here and his number aren't that great across the board, but Brandon Moss now has as many homeruns as Ortiz this season (24).
Madmartigan said:Jose Iglesias is 10-35 with the Tigers with 9 singles, 1 homer and 0 walks, resulting in a .286/.286/.371 line. Two of the singles are classified as soft flyballs and five are of the infield variety, so he's still getting by mostly on luck and speed out of the box.
In the field, he's made a couple of phenomenal plays, including this one last night:
Rudy Pemberton said:Dice-K shelled again. Wonder how many more starts he'll get.
It's too bad. No one was a bigger DiceK fanboy than me. If he can't do it for the Mess, in the kiddie league and in a big ballpark, he's done. Lots and lots and lots of mileage on that arm; he probably can't get decent velocity stirring a Cup O'Soup.
You ran unopposed.
derekson said:I'm really surprised that Papelbon is still pitching well. I never thought he'd succeed without mid 90s velocity. But his fastball is way down this year, and he's still doing a solid job as a closer (still overpaid, but at least he's still pitching at a closer level).
InsideTheParker said:LOL. Tiger's announcer saying that when they traded for Iggy, they got a guy who can really handle the bat and is fast on the base-paths. So apparently I'm not alone in appreciating the little guy, who had just bunted for a hit, the third hit for the Tiggers on the night (bottom of the 6th).
ScubaSteveAvery said:Lowrie just launched his 11th HR of the year to dead center in Oakland.
This is the first year that Lowrie has played more than 100 games (135 so far) in a season and he has a .288/.346/.779 line. I'm glad to see him get through a season without a major injury. Its too bad that it look him so long to have an injury free season like this one, as that is a nice line for a SS who could have filled in for WMB this season at third too.