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Baseballs must’ve looked like this to some of the game’s best pitchers last Sunday.
If you had bet that the majority of aces would bust last Sunday, you’d be very rich right now.
Cole Hamels – Phillies – 5 2/3 innings vs. Kansas City Royals, 8 earned runs, 9 hits, 4 walks, 2 strikeouts. After two starts, Hamels is 0-2 with an ERA of 10.79
R.A. Dickey – Blue Jays – 4 2/3 innings vs. Boston Red Sox – 7 earned runs, 10 hits, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts. Dickey is 0-2 with an ERA of 8.44
Stephen Strasburg – Nationals – 5 1/3 innings vs. Cincinnati Reds – 6 earned runs, 9 hits, 4 walks, 5 strikeouts. Strasburg is 1-1 with an ERA of 4.38
David Price – Rays – 5 1/3 innings vs. Cleveland Indians – 8 earned runs, 10 hits, 3 walks, 3 strikeouts. Price is 0-1 with an ERA of 8.28
Matt Cain – Giants – 3 2/3 innings vs. St. Louis Cardinals – 9 earned runs, 7 hits, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts. Cain is 0-1 with an ERA of 8.38
Jeff Weaver – Angels – 5 innings vs. Texas Rangers – 5 earned
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Not even a week into the season and the Toronto Blue Jays have a losing record. I can not believe, with all talent in their lineup that the Jays have a 2-4 record.
This past weekend, the Jays played a three game series against the Boston Red Sox.
They lost the first game 6-4. ”We made too many mistakes tonight,” said Jay’s manager, John Gibbons at the post game...
Some quick thoughts on this very pessimistic Monday in April. I figured I would try to be a positive as possible after the Phillies' 2-4 start. Reasons to Relax (That are also the reason to panic): Cole Hamels: Cole Hamels will not be this bad. While some fans think that...
Not exactly a face of triumph
Today in South Philly, the home team dropped the rubber match of their series with the Royals, despite a big ninth inning comeback. They squandered an early lead despite Cole Hamels being on the mound, saw a slow drip of offense for the opposition build to a torrent, and didn't get enough done on their own, despite a loud and loyal crowd that isn...
Photo Credit: Mel Rowling
This time of the year, fantasy writers usually instruct owners not to panic about star players off to slow starts (sans the overtly obvious declining dudes like Roy Halladay). In this case, however, there is serious reason to panic if you are a Cole Hamels owner. The time has come to sell, so throw on a throwback Willy Loman jersey and start taking...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. There is a distinctive structure to the busy clutter that is the office of McKinnis Sports Management.
For agency president Bo McKinnis, its a mix of preparation for an impending office expansion, the looming national tax deadline of clients, an accumulation of correspondence while constantly on the road the past few months, and an avowed packrat mentality that...
The Toronto Blue Jays were the story of baseball’s offseason, acquiring Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson and others from the Marlins as well as trading for NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey from the Mets. The Jays haven’t been to the playoffs since winning consecutive World Series in 1992-93 but were installed as Bovada betting favorites to capture the AL East this season...
R.A. Dickey has pitched just 10.2 innings for the Toronto Blue Jays, and fans are already booing him! He has not been good, there is not doubting that. He has allowed 15 hits, 12 runs, 10 earned runs, 3 homers, walked 6 and struck out 9. His ERA is 8.44, his WHIP sits right under 2 and the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox hit .326. Not for nothing, the Blue Jays offense...
The greatest source of entertainment for Blue Jays fans on Sunday came from this guy.The video footage picks up after the man has already made his way onto the field, and he appears to have every intention to escape by scaling the outfield wall.However, his attempt proves both hilarious and futile, as he is mobbed by security within seconds of reaching the warning track. So close...
The First Pitch:
Fantasy baseball sage Paul Sporer sums up today quite well:
Aces looking more like Jokers today! #nailedit
— Paul Sporer (@sporer) April 8, 2013
Sunday was a day of Aces performing anything like Aces.
Boston 13 Toronto 0
Ace on his face: R.A. Dickey 4 2/3 IP 10 hits, 8 runs, 7 earned, 2 walks, and 5 Ks. Some might ask, how long has this been going on?
Welcome to the first edition of Triple Play, a new weekly column in 2013 that combines three features from last season (Who’s Hot/Who’s Not, Playing the Name Game and Random Thoughts). Look for this column on Mondays or Tuesdays throughout the season. Off we go:
Who’s Hot: Dexter Fowler, Colorado Rockies
While Chris Davis and Justin Upton have gotten tons of headlines –...