“I’d like to thank our two boys who made us stay at home and watch the game. Dear sons, this is the reason why we are so happy.” The Oscar for best pitching performance went to both MadBumland and ZacGalland.
Game 1, D-Backs @ Braves
Game 2, D-Backs @ Braves
Well, if a no-hitter after 7 innings isn’t really a no-hitter, maybe we can also say that a win or a loss after 7 innings isn’t really a win or a loss because you failed to get at least 27 batters out.
For some it was a remarkable day, for others not so much: D-Backs announced that Swarzak was released.
Around The MLB
[CBS Sports] MLB weekend winners and losers: Bad day for Braves’ bats; A’s say hello to first, goodbye to winning streak
Glad we could have been of help to the A’s to start their 13 game winning streak that was stopped by the O’s yesterday.
[MLB Trade Rumors] Injury updates
There was some good news for the Toronto Blue Jays, with George Springer getting closer to his 2021 debut. In that same stream of news, bad news for our NL West neighbours in San Francisco, where Mike Yastrzemski might have to spend some time on the IL and Johnny Cueto probably won’t return this week either. That isn’t all for the Giants, since Evan Longoria and Brandon Crawford were scratched from this weekend’s games as well with different injuries.
Padres won 3 of 4 in Los Angeles, making the standings a bit more bearable, although the Dodgers are still way ahead of many…except for the Giants, who are, surprisingly, just 1 game behind.
Former D-Back Ernie Young (1999: .182 BA in 16 PA) is one of the coaches on the staff that will try to bring the USA to the Olympics.
With close games, exciting star performances & 2 no-hitters to begin the season, https://t.co/pzZW56BhAE registered the most-watched 18-day period in its 20-season history, including the 7 most-watched days ever.
Fans have already watched over 1.34 billion minutes of live games. pic.twitter.com/0bWyoZp19C
— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) April 19, 2021
Across The Pacific
His first start didn’t go as planned, but in his second start he got a long awaited win. “I’m home,” Tanaka told the fans afterward. “It feels a little strange, but I’m extremely happy.”
New anti-corona safety measures will force stadiums in Tokyo, Hanshin and Osaka to play games without fans, affecting 24 games.
Across The Wall
[Dominican Republic] Hector Borg to replace Fernando Tatis as Dominican Republic National Team Baseball manager
Tatis Sr. stepped down because of “personal reasons” and left the Dominican Republic without a skipper just a month before the Olympic Qualifiers start. The FEDOBE was quick to announce Héctor Borg, San Francisco Giants Director of Development for Latin America, as the new strong man.
Major league teams are obviously not keen to contract a player involved in a sex scandal. Mexican unaffiliated Triple A teams are not that picky.