Sanchez's unlikely no-no, Acta's unfortunate tenure and much more
In this All-Star break edition of Diamond Digits, we take a look back at a huge night for a Giant fill-in, a pair of Manny's on opposite ends of the baseball spectrum and a season's worth of stats in just three at-bats.
The Giants southpaw had lost four consecutive starts prior to the appearance and had been relegated to the bullpen. But
It was not only the second three-homer game of Jones' career, it matched his entire longball output of his ill-fated career with the Dodgers (which totaled 209 at-bats in 2008).
A highly regarded minor-league manager and major-league coach, Acta took the reins from the legendary
In just his second week back from his 50-game suspension,
It's fair to say Washburn has been a disappointment since arriving in Seattle in 2006. During his first three years there, the lefty was among the most hittable pitchers in the game, allowing an opposing batting average of .274 to go with a 4.55 ERA. His 43 losses were just one off the major-league worst 44 by teammate
If the Reds, just five games out of first place in the NL Central, are to compete, they're going to need better performances from Cueto than he showed this week. The Phillies absolutely blitzed him Monday, touching him up for nine earned runs on five hits, three walks and a hit batter in just 2/3 of an inning, making him the first starter since