Buttrey just blew Springer away with 97.
Harold Reynolds asked, "where's this guy been all year? They have him in the minor leagues?"
Not like it ultimately mattered but they let him pitch after feeling tight?
That’s really depressing news. He seemed as if he’d turned the corner on the road to stardom.So that makes Kopech, Espinoza and Groome in the last few years. Get it out of the way early I guess. Seems like a formality these days.
I heard this stat today:Heard this stat on MLB radio this morning:
Leader for most games in which you pitched at least 5 innings and gave up 1 run or less, 2016-2018 (or maybe it was 2015-2017, they said, “last three years”):
John Lester- 41 times.
A good career. I remember being really happy when he joined the Red Sox. He had a short stint and I recall that he was not a great catcher in Boston but I always liked him as a player.
Koji didn't play for the Sox for long but he was a delight to watch.Now pitching, Uehara Koji:
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Game 1 of the CLDS, they brought him in to the audible surprise of the crowd with two down and one on in the 5th, with one of Japan’s best hitters in Tetsuto Yamada coming up. Koji struck him out with a splitter in the dirt.
Awesome to see him on the hill again in person, even if it’s for the enemy.
Really? I was horrified when they went and got him, based on the fact that he tried to single handily win the 2001 World Series for the Yankees.Wow.
I was so stoked when they traded Shea for him. He was the piece, the starter they needed.