What a way to wrap a wonderful week in the West! Grand slams are being hit to reach a milestone while teams are starting to get hotter as well as the temperatures. We are now in June and have passed by two great months of baseball! Season is flying right now, so it's our job to savor it.
"Finally, the first one. That is the greatest feeling ever." - Johan Santana
On this day back in 2012, Mets pitcher Johan Santana threw a no hitter against the Cardinals in the 8-0 win in New York. This was the first ever no hitter for the 50 year old franchise at the time. Santana threw 134 pitches in this game, the most in his career at the time.
On May 25, 2008, a 20 year-old pitcher named Clayton Kershaw made his major league debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers against the St. Louis Cardinals. In this game, he pitched in 6 innings and gave up 5 hits and 2 runs, while having 7 strikeouts. The Dodgers won this game, 4-3, but Kershaw did not earn his first win.
Introducing a new series that gets you even closer to the game we all know and love by looking back at its rich past!
Welcome back to another week of baseball in May! This week was eventful with some teams going across the coasts and facing the crazy time zones to play some ball and then some.
This week also included Mr. Derek Jeter finally receiving his plaque in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium. Moments like those are what make baseball so great.
Here are some photos that review this week in baseball for the East:
It's been a good week for baseball with our fair share of walkoffs in the West so enjoy what goes on in that strange part of the country.
The photos are all in order of standings in each respective division. You may be surprised at where some teams are right now...
Welcome to the first week of May! April was great to open up the amazing season that we enjoy and the top players for that month were named by MLB.
Players of the Month:
Ryan Zimmerman (Wash)
Mike Trout (LAA)
Pitchers of the Month:
Ivan Nova (Pitt)
Dallas Keuchel (Hou)
Rookies of the Month:
Anthony Senzatela (Col)
Aaron Judge (NYY)
Excited to see who will step up in May! For now, enjoy both Central teams (in order of standings).
Last day of April and the end of our whirlwind first month of baseball! This month has been long but that is fine with me because before we know it, All Star voting begins and then it's almost the end of summer and bam! It's the postseason!
Okay. I will stop now because I want to enjoy this season fully and at a good pace because we're still in the beginning stages. Everything is still sweet for now.
Summer isn't complete without baseball.