Tough luck, CC. CC Sabathia is leading the majors in wins. He has a 12-4 record, 2.90 ERA, 117 K over 136.2 IP…. and he is not on the all star team. Those are some pretty gaudy numbers for someone who isn’t “all star” caliber.
On Saturday night, the Padres got some great luck while the Mariners got shafted yet again during this 2011 season. During the 5th inning on a 2-2 count, which the umpires assumed was a 3-2 count, Cameron Maybin walked. He would eventually go on to score the games only run securing the win for the Padres. It is amazing that the umpires and even the Mariners club as a team let this slip. This is little league stuff to ALWAYS know the count, no matter what inning or situation. You need to be on your toes in this game which is more than half mental. The Padres just had the upper hand that day.
Somebody puts a gun to your head and demands you to say who is the active leader in wins in the entire MLB right now? You choke, what do you say? Roy Hallady? CC Sabathia?
You’re wrong. It’s Tim Wakefield… that’s right. Tim Wakefield. The crafty knuckeballer has 197 career wins and is creeping closer to 200. He has been in the league since 1992 when he started with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He has beaten 27 out of the 30 MLB teams. The only ones he has not beaten are: the Red Sox, the Pirate and the Astros. He had a chance last weekend to beat the Pirates but came short and the same thing this previous week against the Astros. Hall of famer or not, Wakefield certainly has had amazing durability throughout his tenure in the MLB. He will surely be missed whenever he does hang them up.
Hats off to you, Timmy.
Mitch Moreland hit the longest homerun of this previous MLB week (455 feet) here’s the top 5 for the week:
1. Mitch Moreland (455)
2. Wily Mo Pena (454)
3. Drew Stubbs (442)
4. Jason Giambi (440)
5.Mark Reynolds( 440)
How was your June? Unless you’re Cliff Lee (see previous) you really can’t compete with Justin Verlander. The nasty right hander had some out of this world numbers during June 2011:
6-0, 54 K, 0.71 WHIP
AL Cy Young? yea I think so
Cliff Lee finished the month of June off right with 3 straight complete game shutouts… oh yea these are his full June numbers:
5-0, 0.21 ERA…. god like.
The Red Sox are pretty clutch when it comes to the 7th inning… they have now scored 74 runs in the 7th inning this year throughout 82 games… no other team has scored more than 47.
A classic Who’s on first base moment for the San Diego Padres. After a very confusing play, one that I will not even bother to get into three Padres memebers on first base… one of them being Dave Roberts, the first base coach. Abbot and Costello would be foaming at the mouth for this opportunity.
Paul Konerko gave his dad an early…but not so good present this father’s day. During today’s game Konerko fouled off a pitch that hit his father in the chin. Paul’s dad is okay and sure is proud of Paul. Paul Konerko is having another monster year hitting .327 with 18 homers and 55 RBI. You get ‘em, Paul!