Found April 09, 2013 on
Full Spectrum Baseball:
Toronto Blue Jays
Boston Red Sox
New York Mets
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 – deservedly so – for their scorching first weeks of 2013, let’s not forget about Fowler, who put together a .370/.413/.852 batting line in the season’s opening week. The Rockies’ center fielder is at that magic age of 27, when so many pro athletes hit their peak, and he is tantalizing fantasy owners with the promise of a breakout season after just one week.
Who’s Not: R.A. Dickey, Toronto Blue Jays
On the flip side is R.A. Dickey, who has not been the ace the Blue Jays expected when they acquired him from the Mets over the winter. The knuckleballer has been battered to the tune of an 8.43 ERA and 1.97 WHIP in his two...
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
Dexter Fowler hit an early two-run homer and Jhoulys Chacin pitched effectively into the seventh inning, helping the Colorado Rockies to a 9-1 win over San Diego on Sunday for their first sweep of the Padres at Coors Field in 10 years.
Wilin Rosario broke open a tight game with a three-run homer in the seventh as the Rockies improved to 5-1, their best start since 1995 when the...
This morning's rant is for all the owners who took it up the ace on Sunday. It's one thing when your ace is pitching @TEX or @COL but home against Cleveland where David Price gave up 8 ER and 13 baserunners in 5 IP? Ouch. Home against an Ortiz-less Boston offense (RA Dickey - 4.2 IP, 7 ER, 12 baserunners - the first 5 runs coming before an out was recorded)? Damn. Home...
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 Boston Red Sox finished up their season opening 6 game road trip with a huge 13-0 win over Toronto on Sunday afternoon. The team jumped all over last seasons NL Cy Young winner, R.A. Dickey with 5 runs in the first inning and the runs snowballed from there. While it is fantastic for the team to play this well together it makes my job to pick 3 stars of the game very difficult...
Will Middlebrooks hit three home runs, two off NL CY Young Award winner R.A. Dickey, and the Boston Red Sox routed the Toronto Blue Jays 13-0 Sunday.
Middlebrooks went 4 for 5 with four RBIs. He hit two home runs off Dickey, a two-run shot to right in the first inning and a solo drive into the second deck in left in the fifth. He connected again off Dave Bush with a leadoff longball...
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?
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...