The first 11 no-hitters in Philadelphia Phillies franchise history were all singular efforts, but the 12th one – a 7-0 win over the Braves on Labor Day – was the first time multiple pitchers got in on the act. Cole Hamels went six innings, and three relievers each tossed a hitless inning, with Jonathan Papelbon finishing the game in the 9th.
It’s definitely the highlight of another forgettable season in Philadelphia. The Phillies (63-74) are in the basement of the NL East again, and figure to be there next year, too.
On Wednesday night, one Chicago White Sox fan realized that he could use his cup for more than just drinking.
A foul ball came the fan’s way in the fourth inning, but he was unable to barehand the ball and watched it bounce back onto the field. The fan was then able to use some quick thinking to haul the ball back in.
Naturally, like any bro, he had to take a drink out the cup with the ball still in it.
The New York Yankees are rolling. They won 5 straight and are a few outs away from splitting the first two games of their current regular season series with the Tigers. Everything is going fairly well. Except for Francisco Cervelli who took a foul tip to the nuts during Wednesday night’s game. Everything except foul tips to the genitals. That’s the only thing that hasn’t been great for the Yankees lately.
In the Winston-Salem Dash’s (Single-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox) final home game of the 2014 season, manager Tommy Thompson made sure to let the umpire know that he was not pleased with his strike zone.
During the ninth inning of a 5-5 game against the Carolina Mudcats (Single-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians), Thompson was ejected by home-plate umpire Erich Bacchus after arguing a call, and decided to leave his mark on the field before he left.
Thompson must have taken notes from fellow Single-A manager Joe Mikulik, as he took off his shoes after being ejected. However, he didn’t stop his tantrum there. After getting in the umpire’s face for a bit, Thompson threw a helmet into the stands.
You just gotta love the minor league managers meltdowns.
The Bronx Bombers take a five-game winning streak into Detroit tonight for an important series full of Wild Card implications with the Tigers. So, what’s the reason behind the New York Yankees recent hot streak, which has moved them within 2.5 games of an American League playoff spot? According to Yahoo!’s Jeff Passan it’s a horse head.