Today is the 83rd anniversary of the birth of Lou Gehrig’s 2,131 consecutive games.
Speaking of the Yankees, they did something they haven’t done in almost three weeks.
Oh, and how about that Jamie Moyer?
The Yankees ended a 17-game errorless streak. Unless they’ve had some very biased scorekeepers, that’s not only a record-breaking feat, it’s fantastic. It would help explain their recent surge in the standings. But it could also be explained away by some statisticians who would point out Derek Jeter never even had an opportunity to get an error, because he has yet to field a ball this season.
We bet you forgot Jamie Moyer could pitch like this. The Nats front office is busy
- The Phillies veteran southpaw notched his 250th win. Consistency has been his key.
- The Tigers bullied the Orioles Sunday. Take a look at some notable Oriole debuts.
- The Nationals are working on the draft. And we mean working. Picture Redford and Hoffman as Woodward and Bernstein in All The President’s Men. You know the scene. They’re in the Library of Congress, surrounded by index cards.
- Notice the trend. A Pirates pitcher hurls a gem. The offense forgets to swing the bats.
Best of Rest
One All-Star is down, another is on the mend and one role player could make the Mid-Summer Classic squad.
- It was a bad weekend in Cleveland. First the Cavs lost, now Grady Sizemore is out.
- Adrian Gonzalez has 20 home runs.
- The St. Louis Post’s Brian Burwell wonders why Bud has been so quiet about Manny
- The Mariners had a seven-run lead. Yep, that was past tense. You know how this one ends.
- There are many reasons you should know Willie Bloomquist.
- John Smoltz took the hill and is on his way to Beantown.
- Furman Bisher says the Braves should be more patient with Jeff Francoeur.
- The Astros skimped on bringing in pitching help and it shows, writes Richard Justice.
- A stomach bug is wreaking havoc on the Mets. You can’t tell by the way the team is playing.
Today in history
1925 — Lou Gehrig batted for Pee Wee Wanninger in the eighth and replaced Wally Pipp at first base to start his streak of 2,130 consecutive games. The Washington Senators beat the New York Yankees 5-3.
1975 — Nolan Ryan of the California Angels pitched his fourth no-hitter, striking out nine. Ryan tied Sandy Koufax’s record by beating the Baltimore Orioles 1-0. It was Ryan’s 100th major league victory.
The Baseball Tonight crew discusses putting coaches in Cooperstown. We agree. But while they use Dave Duncan as a focal point, we think Leo Mazzone is the guy who should get the nod.