This week's Diamond Digits focuses on
Players this decade who have hit as many as three home runs in one game against their former team after Phillies center fielder Jayson Werth did so against the Blue Jays on Friday. Werth, who also played for the Dodgers and Orioles, joined Mike Cameron, who circled the bases four times against the White Sox on May 2, 2003 while a member of the Mariners, and Bret Boone, who took three Reds pitches deep while with the Padres on June 23, 2000. Also, nobody during the expansion era has had more RBIs in a game against their old mates than the eight Werth collected against Toronto.
Consecutive career steals by Boston's
Composite slugging percentage of the NL through the first weekend of interleague play, a full .014 higher than the American League's. The AL is supposed to be known for its offenses (see the Tigers, Red Sox, Yankees) and the NL for its pitching (welcome to the NL,
Even with the usual best-player candidates like
When you start losing at bats to someone hitting .042 like backup outfielder
Number of pitchers in the expansion era (1961-present) to begin a season with no-decisions in nine consecutive starts. Astros veteran right hander
After sending catcher