Thursday, July 4, 2013

McCabe Magazine Notebook

TWIB Notes 

New York, NY (McC) With the season barely out of the starting gate, we here at the Robert E. McCabe Magazine would like to make a few observations. The first item we would like to point out is the pitching of Boston’s 34 year-old right-hander T.J Harden (4-1, 2.48 ERA). T.J. was an 18 game winner last year and is off to a hot start this year with a complete game No-Hitter on 6/27PM2 against the Washington D.C. Nationals.

T.J. Harden
Red Sox
Age: 34B/T: S/R
Born: Hale Center, TX
Position(s): P (SP6)
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Here are a few teams our staff here at McCabe missed on. They are the St Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, and the Colorado Rockies. All three were predicted to finish last in their division. However, as of this printing all three were in first place in this early stretch of the season.

Congratulations to Cedrick Hollins of Seattle Mariners on this 400th career save.  Hollins has played his entire career with the Mariners and has moved into 5th on the All-Time save list, 1 save ahead of Donnie Martin (399), and 9 behind 4th place career leader Brett Upshaw (409). The All-Time career save leader is Hall of Famer Skeeter Brown.

Cedrick Hollins
Age: 33B/T: R/R
Born: Wrightsville, GA
Position(s): P (ClA)
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Notable injuries: Oakland pitcher Clay Porter placed on the 60-Day Disable list with elbow tendinitis. And, Atlanta’s Eugene Roberts (SP) had season ending elbow surgery. Roberts injured the elbow during his first appearance in spring training.     

Player Highlights: In a game that resembled a beer league softball game Donaldo Johnson (3B) of the Detroit Tigers drove in 8 runs against the Cincinnati Reds. The Tigers won the game 24-12. In another football like scoring game, Toronto 20 Houston 10, Julio Castro  (RF) drove in 7 runs. And Benny Cruz (SS) of the Philadelphia Phillies hit for the cycle in a 6-5 win over the Richmond Virginians.   

Stat of the Day

Top 10 Home Pitching ERA

Rank Franchise Owner W L SV SVO ERA
1 St. Louis Cardinals 421werd 6 0 4 5 1.67
2 Baltimore Orioles bourboncask 3 3 1 1 2.29
3 Chicago White Sox kgrffth 6 1 1 2 2.39
4 San Diego Padres jgarron 6 4 3 5 2.60
5 Richmond Virginians sylemark 4 2 2 3 2.62
6 Tampa Bay Rays rsskfs23 4 2 0 1 3.05
7 Los Angeles Dodgers Arte 7 3 2 2 3.13
8 Milwaukee Brewers brentcnb 4 2 2 2 4.00
9 Washington D.C. Nationals dffranchise 6 4 1 1 4.01
10 Rochester Broncos coinguy 5 5 2 3 4.16

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