The ‘ winning streak reached 10, while the ‘ streak stopped at six. And then there’s the ‘ knuckleballer, who just continues to amaze…
What can we say? The Mets’ knuckleballer threw his second consecutive one-hitter on Monday, becoming the first National League pitcher to accomplish the feat since Jim Tobin of the did so. The ‘ Dave Steib in 1988 was the last pitcher to throw back-to-back one-hitters. Over his last six starts, Dickey’s allowed just three runs — two earned — with 21 hits, five walks and 63 strikeouts in 48 2/3 innings. Braves rookie dominated early, holding the Yankees without a hit through four innings, but it was Cabathia that was steady in earning his 185th win of his career, and ninth of the season. Sabathia struck out 10 and allowed two runs on seven hits as the Yankees won their 10th straight game. Some will downplay the cycle, (rightly) pointing out that two homers, a double and a triple is more productive than a single, double, triple and home run — but who cares? The cycle is fun — and Hill topped his off with his eight home of the season.
It’s one thing to give up 12 earned runs on 15 hits in 6 1/3 innings — it’s another to do that to the . Thank goodness for , who threw 2 2/3 scoreless to help speed up the end of the g Nketiah helped rescue a point for Leeds against Preston on Tuesday night.The 20-year-old has yet to start a league game this season, having been limited to 11 substitute appearances.Nketiah’s goal against promotion rivals Preston was his third of thame. It didn’t end up costing his team the game, but Myers certainly made it interesting on Monday. Entering Houston’s game with with a seven-run lead in the ninth inning, Myers allowed five runs on eight hits in just Cristiano Ronaldo is adamant Juventus can win the Champions League this season.Ronaldo insists he joined Juve to win the European title“To play at Juventus gives me the chance to win it again,” he told Canal 11. “We know it’s difficult, it depend2/us Rashford believes they are performing below their potential.The Red Devils are fifth in the Premier League, facing an FA Cup replay with Wolves, and almost out of the EFL Cup after a 3-1 home first leg defeat to Manchester City.They are through to3 of an inning, leaving the bases loaded for , who finished with a five-pitch save, getting to pop up to end the game. After yapping so much last week, everyone was getting a little excited about the possibilities in the rematch. Well, that was a dud. Neither factored in the decision, in part because both were just plain bad, with both starters giving up seven runs. Latos allowed his runs on eight hits in four innings, while Lowe surrendered 11 hits in five innings. One pitcher is 10-2 and has 23 strikeouts over his last two starts — and the other is . The ‘ has been outstanding this season, but so has Verlander. While Verlander starts are always must-see, this one has us even more excited. I recent poll of players named lefty as the game’s most overrated pitcher. A couple of years ago, lefty would likely have worn that crown. If that poll was taken again today, neither probably would make it again — as Wilson is 7-4 with an AL-best 2.30 ERA. Zito hasn’t been rated highly in years, so he may actually be underrated now. He’s 5-4 with a 3.61 ERA through 13 starts this season. outfielder is expected to return to the Rangers’ lineup for Tuesday’s game after appearing as a defensive replacement in Monday’s game against the . Hamilton was hospitalized over the weekend with a virus and lost about 10 pounds, but he took batting practice on Monday and deemed himself ready. He’ll face the player he was traded for after the 2007 season — . Volquez and Daniel Ray Herrera were sent to Cincinnati in return for Hamilton. Both Hamilton and Volquez were All-Stars in 2008, but have seen their careers go in opposite directions since then. Hamilton has never faced Volquez. Sure, throwing a perfect game is pretty cool — but is cooler than a real-life samurai sword? For his perfect game, Mizuno gave Cain a sword to commemorate the feat.  Former Expo Warren Cromartie is still fighting to bring Major League Baseball back to Montreal.  I’m not sure who is disliked more in St. Louis, or Tony Rasmus. ‘ father isn’t going to win any fans after talking about the Cardinals and Rasmus’ time in St. Louis.  is listed as the . He’s the highest-paid baseball player and listed below several football and basketball players. But before you go saying this is telling about the health of the game, please note the top two spots are held by boxers. catcher was the second baseball player on the list at No. 29. .For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow on Twitter, subscribe to the and .
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