Last night, two more pitchers joined the one-hitter club in 2012, as Ervin Santana dominated the Diamondbacks, recording the 18th one-hitter in Angels history. The Orioles Jason Hammel was just as dominant, silencing the Braves, en route to the first one-hitter for Baltimore since September 28, 2006, when Daniel Cabrera one-hit the New York Yankees.
Both performances are worth recognition, but this being Father’s Day, we’d be remiss not to also mention the 10 best father-son combos in MLB history.
1. Ken Griffey Sr. and Jr.
2. Bobby and Barry Bonds
3. Felipe and Moises Alou
4. Sandy Sr., Jr., and Roberto Alomar
5. Gus and Buddy Bell
6. Ray, Bob, Bret and Aaron Boone
7. Cecil and Prince Fielder
8. Tony and Eduardo Perez
9. Mel and Todd Stottlemyre
10. Hal and Brian McRae
And the rest:
The Braves are holding their breath today after starter Brandon Beachy was forced to leave the game against the Orioles with an elbow injury [MLB.com]
Blue Jays manager John Farrell stated that Carlos Villanueva is in the mix to join the rotation, taking the place of the injured Drew Hutchison. [MLB.com]
The Boston Red Sox asked the Arizona Diamondbacks for outfielder Gerardo Parra in exchange for Kevin Youkilis. [WEEI.com]
Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton has been released from hospital, but will not play in the series finale against the Astros. [Foxsportswest.com]
Nick Cafardo of the [Boston Globe} examines the best young talent in the game today. He also looks at the chances of Ryan Dempster going to the Dodgers.
[Ken Rosenthal] has the latest trade rumors regarding Ryan Dempster, Matt Garza, Joe Saunders and others.
Bryce Harper T-Shirts are a hot commodity on [eBay], this is one of the better ones.