- Saturday night, Justin Masterson was the first pitcher to strike out Adrian Beltre since Felix Hernandez on July 3.
About Javier Lopez: Remember, he pitched for Francona in Boston; he'd fit in CLE, which is looking for a lefty.
- As we have seen first hand the past couple days, the Rangers are having huge problems scoring runs. There is increasing possibility of them trading Joe Nathan for a bat.
And here's more background on that from a few days ago:
Alfonso Soriano has gone deep 10 times since the Yankees last hit a right-handed homer.— Ben Lindbergh (@ben_lindbergh) July 26, 2013
Source: Pujols has been told he's likely done for the season. Surgery possible, but undetermined.— Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) July 28, 2013
- This came as a shock to me: Yuniesky Betancourt is still playing—and playing a lot—he has batted 289 times!
This did not come as a shock to me: Betancourt has a .592 OPS and has drawn 10 walks all season.