Justin Verlander has some incredible stats… even MVP like numbers, so far he sits at:
He has 7 more starts projected…. how incredible would it be if he won all 7 games? He would of won 26 games in the regular season. That has not been done since 1990 when Bob Welch of the A’s won 27 games. It’s a long shot but…. what if?
The New York Yankees on August 25th, 2011 set a MLB record with 3 grand slams in a game. Curtis Granderson, Russell Martin and Robinson Cano hit the blasts. Wow.
Angels hurler Ervin Santana threw a no hitter for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Wednesday July 27th, 2011. There was a strange twist however. A runner scored in the first inning due to a an error and a wild pitch. It was the 11th no hitter thrown in MLB history that the winning pitcher allowed a run. He was untouchable after that though. Pretty special day for him.
Alfredo Aceves set a major league record on Tuesday night. When he won the game for the Red Sox he became the most winning-est pitcher in MLB history with at least 20 career decisions. He has a lifetime record of 20-2. Not shabby.
The Tampa Bay Rays set a Major League record tonight when 29 year old James Shields started the game. It was the 705th consecutive game that a pitcher who was less than 30 years of age started a game.
Derek Jeter collected his 3000th hit of his career on Saturday July 9th, 2011. The hit was a homerun off of David price. He became the 2nd player to have number 3000 be a homerun. He is the first Yankees player to achieve 3000 hits. He also became the 2nd player to get 5 hits in a game in which he collected the 3000th hit. He also drove in what would be the game winning run in the 8th inning. Unbelievable day for him. One of the few greats left to play the game whose name is synonymous with greatness.
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.