The week that was saw a no hitter, a never-ending contest and one of the game's legendary relievers add to his already Hall of Fame quality dossier. Those and more in this post-Memorial Day edition of Diamond Digits.
Innings that the Reds and Padres battled for on Sunday in San Diego, a contest in which Reds manager
Consecutive appearances at Yankee Stadium without surrendering an earned run by Yankees closer
Home runs hit last week by the Blue Jays who are now tied with the Giants for 26th in the majors with just 34 home runs thus far this season. Of the three they did hit, two came from newly acquired
By blanking the Royals 7-0 at Fenway Park last Monday night Boston hurler
In what's likely just a hiccup in a solid rookie season (.281 average, 6 home runs, 22 RBI), Upton had horrendous numbers this week, going hitless in 20 at bats, while striking out 14 times. For bad measure he's committed two errors in his last three games.
In Lester's no-no,
With nearly the entire middle infield depth chart on the disabled list, the Twins have turned to budding star Casilla to fill a void at second base. Casilla, who played 65 games for the Twins in '06 and '07, hit safely in six of his seven games last week, adding his first two career home runs and 10 RBIs. The power numbers are merely a fluke (he hit just seven in five minor league seasons), he's a solid fielder and excellent baserunner, having swiped 74 bags the last two full seasons.