As the regular season comes to a halt, we have two topics to talk about. One, Miguel Cabrera has won the Triple Crown, with a record of .330,44,139. Me and David both didn’t want him to win, because he’s such a jerk, seeing that he has had the police called on him three times, two for getting in a fight. So anyway, he won the Triple Crown, and we don’t think he is worthy of it, like Carl Yastrzemski. Two, the Yankees and the Orioles both clinched their division titles. The Orioles were expected to lose to the Rangers, but they came from behind in a 5-1 game. The Yankees, on the other hand, did the only thing they can do good, and that is hit home runs(sorry David, I had to say that). In a 14-2 rout of the Red Sox, the Yanks hit 4 homers, two for Granderson, and two for Cano, they were also accompanied by three doubles, and eight singles. Cano went 4-4, with 10 total bases. The Yankees will play the winner of the Wild Card game, and so will the A’s.
Just wondering how many of you thought that by this point in the season the Orioles, Nationals, and Dodgers would be leading their divisions? One of the stupidest things we do is try to predict baseball. We all know you cant do it but we still try over and over again. Also who would have thought that Albert Pujols the best first-base man in over 60 years would be hitting 197 with 1 HR? You just don’t know with baseball, for instance last year just about every expert (including myself) predicted a Red-Sox vs. Phillies World Series, And Boston didn’t even make it to the play-off’s. Even though the Orioles are slowing down a little Washington and L.A keep heating up. The Nationals have had by far the best pitching this season led by Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmerman they have held a 2.33 ERA. Who knows maybe the Royals will win their division with baseball you never know.
If this ever happens again, I’ll go crazy. Last night, Chris Davis, the DH for the Orioles, and another DH for the Red Sox both pitched. But the hero of the night was Davis, who pitched two innings, stuck out two, and recorded a win. I believe that this has ever happened before, as in two fielders pitching in the same game. Davis pitched at Navarro Junior College, but later changed to First Base. Davis is hitting .299 with 5hrs and 14 rbis this season, a very rising star. During the game, Davis went 0 for 8, and the Orioles had no more relievers, so Buck Showalter decided to put the closest thing to a pitcher that he had, which was Chris Davis. In the bottom of the 16th, Davis struck out Jarrod Saltalamacchia , got Will Middlebrooks to fly out, and Marlon Byrd reached on an error, then Mike Aviles hit one in the gap which was fielded by Adam Jones, who then threw the ball to the shortstop who made an amazing relay throw to the catcher and gunned Marlon Byrd by four steps. In the top of the 17th Adam Jones hit a three run home run to put the Orioles up, 9-6. Then, in the bottom of the 17th, Ryan Sweeney hit a single off of Chris Davis. Davis then proceeded to walk Dustin Pedroia putting runners at first and second with no one out. He struck out Adrian Gonzalez and then, surprise surprise, David Ortiz grounded into a double play to end the game.Davis gets the win
The Rockies and Orioles have finalized a deal that will send SP Jeremy Guthrie to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for Jason Hammel and Matt Lindstorm. Guthrie was the O’s opening day starter in 2011 and in the 32 starts after that went 9-17 with a 4.33 ERA in his worst year ever. The Rockies have been looking for an arm with stuff and Guthrie has plenty of stuff. I suspect he will be their opening day starter and have a come back year.