- Doug Fister had allowed 10 stolen bases in his MLB career entering yesterday. Both Jason Kipnis and Drew Stubbs stole bases off of him. Those 2 steals matched what Fister had given up in 2013, and also matched his 2010 and 2012 totals. Nobody stole successfully off of him in 2009.
- Jason Giambi played a role in Saturday's closed door meeting. Also inside this link: Stats on how bad the bullpen has been and insight on Kluber and Brantley.
Brantley's 7 homers (in 84 games) match his career high for a season (2011). Has a shot at his dad's career best (15 for Seattle in 1988).
- Hard not to like this:
With his first-inning home run, Mike Trout has reached the 50 HR/50 SB mark faster than any player in A.L. history (266 games). #Angels— Jacob Jaffe (@Jacob_Jaffe) July 8, 2013
- What if Thursday's starter isn't currently in the organization?
Think Miguel Cabrera swings hard? Baseballs shouldn't flatten like this pic.twitter.com/XfJi6EeGH0— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) July 7, 2013
At the hotel where Tigers players are staying. Multiple Tigers have gotten stuck in the auto revolving door.— Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) July 7, 2013