This week's Diamond Digits takes a look at the Dodgers who love L.A. the most, Milwaukee's one-man show and the baserunners who've collected a six-pack of steals and the men who were unable to stop them.
Consecutive home wins for the Dodgers to set a new modern National League record from the start of a season. The old mark of 10 straight home victories to begin the year was co-held by the 1918 Giants, the 1970 Cubs and 1983 Braves -- another team managed by
Ramirez (.364/.511/.818), Hudson (.465/.549/.744) and Ethier (.400/.468/.850) each rank in the major leagues' top 10 in home slugging percentage and OPS, Hudson and Ramirez place second and third respectively in on-base percentage and Hudson and Ethier crack the top seven in batting average.
Relative unknowns like
A win Tuesday night against the Diamondbacks would move L.A. into a tie for the modern major league record for fastest home start, currently held by the Detroit Tigers who won their first dozen games played in 1911 at Bennett Field, the final year before they moved into Tiger Stadium.
Pitchers to have won a game by the score of 1-0, while striking out 10 or more batters and providing the only offense in the contest with a solo home run of their own. The first was Yankees Hall of Famer
On Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field, Tampa Bay left fielder
After the kind of week that
The Mets' problems this season are being blamed mostly on a much-maligned starting rotation, but others shoulder the blame as well. Enter superstar shortstop and leadoff hitter
Others who would like to forget the past week include