Oops, He Did It Again: Verlander No-Hits Jays for the Second Time

The 2019 Toronto Blue Jays flirted with being no-hit by Trevor Bauer on April 4 and Shane Bieber on July 24, but it ultimately took a veteran ace, Justin Verlander of the Houston Astros, to lock one down. Verlander completed his third career no-hitter during the finale of Jays' and Astros' weekend series at Rogers…

What’s the Worst Excuse for a Positive PED Test?

A positive drug test is one of the worst things that can happen to an elite athlete. Use of performance-enhancing drugs will not only result in loss of earnings from inability to compete, but it will also brand the athlete as a cheater, permanently damaging their reputation. This means athletes will often provide very creative…

“Big Boy Time” Coming for Cubs at Mets

Earlier this month, Cubs manager Joe Maddon used the phrase "big boy time" with reference to how he planned to distribute playing time after the July 31 trade deadline. https://twitter.com/ESPNChiCubs/status/1157038167540883473 This phrase has taken on new meaning following a three-game sweep by the Washington Nationals to close out the Cubs' most recent homestand. While the…

Zack Greinke is 3rd Active Pitcher to 200 Wins

Zack Greinke, acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks by the Houston Astros to bolster their rotation ahead of the postseason, has become the third active pitcher to record 200 MLB wins with his start in the Astros' 4-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. Greinke allowed one run on four hits with three walks and…

Pujols Passes Beltré on MLB Career Hits List

Los Angeles Angels INF/DH Albert Pujols reached another milestone in his 19th MLB season with hit number 3,167 during the 4th inning of the Angels' Wednesday night contest against the Pittsburgh Pirates. His RBI single against Pittsburgh SP Chris Archer allowed him to pass retired INF Adrián Beltré's total of 3,166 hits over 21 seasons…

I Said There’s No Puking in Baseball, Godammit!

Over one year after the strange spectacle at Miller Park when then-reliever Adrian Houser of the Milwaukee Brewers tossed fastballs and cookies TWO TIMES against the Philadelphia Phillies, it happened AGAIN in the Brewers' 3-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday. With two outs in the first inning, Houser failed to pick up a comebacker hit by…