Diamond Digits: Olympic alums, weak bullpens and Dunn deals
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Former U.S. Olympic team members currently on major league rosters.
The Mets bullpen ERA since losing closer
Plate appearances per strikeout for the newest Diamondback,
Before suffering a broken pinkie that will likely sideline him for most of the remainder of the season, Lee batted .550 with a 1.100 slugging percentage last week. He hit three home runs and drove in a big league leading 11 runs for the week, enabling him to reach 100 RBIs for the third consecutive season. He bows out tied with Philly's Ryan Howard for the league RBI lead, ranking sixth in batting (.314), third in total bases (248) and sixth in home runs (28).
Taking an 0-fer in a game is expected every once in a while. Taking an 0-fer for a series happens from time to time, but Buck took an 0-fer for the week, stepping to the plate 20 times and returning to the dugout after making 19 outs. His only time on base came on Monday when he was plunked by a
His Oakland A's may be the worst team in baseball since the All Star Break, losing 19 of 22 games, but the best stats story of the season could be reliever