13) Angels 5, Mariners 0— Albert Pujols becomes the 32nd player to get 3,000 hits; Pujols is only the fourth player in history with 3,000 hits and 600 home runs.
12) Dodgers 4, Padres 0— Rookie Walker Buehler and three LA relievers combined to no-hit the Padres in a game played in Monterrey, Mexico. It was only Buehler’s third career start.
11) Pelicans 119, Warriors 100— Rajon Rondo had 21 assists, 10 rebounds in one of the greatest games ever by someone who scored only four points in that game. Golden State still leads this series 2-1; home side won all three games.
10) If David Ortiz gets in the Hall of Fame when his time comes, then Edgar Martinez damn sure better get in the HOF with him. There are no DH’s in the Hall of Fame, but playing in a media capital shouldn’t give you an advantage over a player who played on the west coast. Edgar Martinez was also a great hitter, and he didn’t have any PED-related issues.
9) Indians split a doubleheader with Toronto Thursday, scoring 11/13 runs; they’re first team since the ’93 Cardinals to split a twinbill despite scoring 11+ runs in both games.
8) Rockets 113, Jazz 92— Houston led 70-40 at halftime. Not good for TV ratings.
7) Mock me if you like, but I’ve never seen Star Wars or The Godfather.
However, I’ve seen Moneyball a countless number of times, as well as Blue Chips, The Bodyguard and Rounders more times than you think would be normal.
6) The mother of Clippers’ guard Patrick Beverley was a contestant on The Price Is Right this week; she won two cars and a trip to Madagascar (I had to look it up on MapQuest to find out where the hell it is), a total winnings of $41,000.
5) Mets are going to DFA Matt Harvey Saturday, meaning that New York has 10 days to trade him, and if they can’t, he gets released. Harvey is 29 and has a 7.00 ERA in 27 innings so far this season.
4) A’s 6, Orioles 4— Baltimore had Mancini, Chris Davis, Trumbo, Alvarez, Valencia in their lineup Friday; basically, five DH’s. They made three errors in this game and fell to 8-24.
3) Astros 8, Diamondbacks 1— Gerrit Cole threw a one-hitter, struck out 16 D’Backs.
2) Peter Malnati leads the Wells Fargo golf tournament after two rounds; he has one Tour win, the 2016 Sanderson Farms tournament, which accounts for much of his $2,611,198 in career earnings. On the Interweb, all that matters it that Eldrick Woods made the cut by two shots.
1) Starting pitchers who induce the highest %age of swings/misses:
NL: Corbin 38.7%, Scherzer 35.1%, Ray 34.9%, deGrom 33.2%
AL: Ohtani 36.6%, Clevinger 35.3%, Cole 34.6%, Paxton 33.4%