On this day in 2007, the Texas Rangers scored the most runs in a single game in modern MLB history. They obliterated the Baltimore Orioles 30-3 at Camden Yards.
See the box score in link below. The Orioles actually led 3-0…
I created the above meme after watching Masahiro Tanaka pitch his first game with the New York Yankees.
Today, the New York Yankees will welcome back their Captain. Derek Jeter will return this afternoon against the Kansas City Royals. It has yet to be determined if Jeter will play shortstop or designated hitter in his first game back. If Yankees fans have learned anything in watching Jeter’s legendary career, no one will be surprised if he insists on taking the field at short. Continue Reading
*Josh Hamilton has agreed to a 5 yr. $125 million deal with the LA Angels.
Hamilton has left Texas for their biggest division rival. The Angels, who signed Albert Pujols last off season, already had one of the best lineups in baseball. They’ll now insert Hamilton’s gaudy numbers (.285 43HR 128RBI) to form their own “murderer’s row.”
Pujols turned out to be the Angels secondary story in 2011. Rookie phemon Mike Trout took the league by storm and finished second to Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera. The Angels lineup with Hamilton could actually be “too loaded.” His acquisition could make Kendrys Morales or Mike Trumbo expendable and available for trade. One would think the Angels will find a spot for Trumbo. If not, many teams will line up and attempt to meet LA’s demands.
As for Hamilton himself, there are plenty of questions surrounding his off-field life. A recovering alcoholic, Hamilton will need a support system in place to make this work. The Angels feel that he’s worth the gamble.
More to come later.
By Justin McCahren 703JuiceAtomic
*Things went from bad to worse for the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday night. The Lakers fell to 9-13 with a 100-94 loss in Cleveland. Led by Kyrie Irving, the Cavaliers earned their 5th win of the season. Irving scored a team high 28 points while dishing out 11 assists. Astonishingly, Irving’s 11 assists matched the entire team total of the struggling Lakers. Kobe Bryant scored a game-high 42 points to lead Los Angeles. The problem for Kobe and LA is that there seems to be little offensive flow. If the assist numbers weren’t alarming enough, the shot totals are quite telling as well. Kobe shot the ball 28 times, the rest of the starters shot the ball 29 times combined. Granted, no Pau Gasol and no Steve Nash, but these are the Cavs we’re talking about here. They’re a feisty young team, but they are 5-17 for a reason.
By Justin McCahren
Don’t look now American League, but the Texas Rangers may have found a bonafide ace. The two time defending American League Champions have been more known for their bats during their recent run. The offseason saw them lose left handed starter and workhorse CJ Wilson. They not only lost him, but lost him to division rival LA Angels. The theory was that the Rangers were now weakened and the Angels already stout rotation was reinforced. Besides, the Rangers only added a pitcher without any MLB experience to replace Wilson. He’ll have to learn the MLB and the transition wouldn’t be easy for him. Think again.