Among the topics in this edition of Diamond Digits are a salute to an alltime great home run hitter, a player nobody can catch and a catcher nobody can recognize.
Stolen bases for Rockies speedster
American League-leading wins total for the Yankees surprise ace,
Runs batted in last week for Nationals catcher
The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner couldn't have picked a better time to come out of his early season funk. After beginning the year by allowing 27 earned runs over his first four outings, Sabathia's ERA shrunk to a respectable 4.26 following his two starts this week in which he shutout the Twins on five hits and no walks and beat the Padres by allowing three runs in eight innings and striking out 10, helping the Indians go 5-2 for the week and pull into third place in the AL Central. A free agent at the end of the season, Sabathia has boosted his market value both for a contract and for a potential trade package should Cleveland choose to move him before the trade deadline. In all, since April 22 Sabathia is 5-5 with an outstanding 2.21 ERA, which ranks him third in the AL behind
Across the state of Ohio the pitching wasn't as impressive, as highly touted
With some better luck Major League Baseball might've been stamping every pitch this season to
It didn't take long for