Tag "MLBTwitter"

CC Sabathia Joins Elite Company

On Tuesday night, CC Sabathia became just the 17th pitcher of all-time to reach the 3,000 career strikeout plateau. Striking out a former battery mate in Diamondbacks’ John Ryan Murphy, who was a backup catcher for the Yankees from 2013-15, for his 3,000th strikeout, Sabathia further made his case for the Hall of Fame. Sabathia is the first pitcher since John Smoltz in 2008 to reach the milestone.

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Cody Bellinger’s Historic Start

Entering the first day of May, Cody Bellinger has set a few new records.

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7&7: April 22-29

Bran would tell these players they were good men. I promise I’ll be spoiler free.

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7&7: 7 Hottest Hitters of Week 5

Christian Yelich

Who would have thought the best player the Marlins traded last year would be Christian Yelich? Safe to say since moving to the mid-west, he has become a marquee superstar. He began the week by doing something he already did this season: beat up the Cardinals. April 15th, he had three home runs against the red birds, added another the next night, giving him eight total in five consecutive games. Don’t worry St., Louis; he doesn’t save his power just for you, Yelich added four more homers, including his second multi-home run game of the week against the Dodgers, giving him on eight for the week and 16 RBI.

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TWO-START PITCHERS: WEEK 4 (4/22 – 4/28)

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Spencer Turnbull, SP DET (4/23 @ BOS, 4/28 @ CHW)

0-2, 3.43 1.29 WHIP 10.29 K/9 in 21.0 IP

Currently pitching to a 3.43 ERA and a 10.29 K/9, Spencer Turnbull has been able to minimize hard contact (34.5%) and pitch to his peripherals (3.19 FIP 3.85 xFIP). He is currently touting an 11.2% swinging strike rate, which is slightly above league average, but finished with 15 and 10 swinging strikes in two of his April starts against the Royals and Indians.

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Diamondbacks Sign INF Wilmer Flores

According to reports from ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the Diamondbacks and infielder Wilmer Flores have come to an agreement on a 1yr $4.25 million deal.

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