Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman has the highest ERA of any pitcher with at least 100 innings since the start of 2017. The next active pitcher on that list, Matt Harvey, was designated for assignment by the New York Mets on Friday.
Before the end of this latest skirmish between baseball's "old school" and a new generation of players who just want to have fun, let's get something straight. There really isn't an "old school" and a "new school," just old players who view the past with rose-colored glasses and young players who are living in a social media world that magnifies everything they do.
SportsOnEarth.com recently ranked the Top 10 starts by rookies in the October Classic ¿ using the Bill James-created metric ¿game score¿ as the determining factor ¿ and Boddicker¿s complete-game three-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies was chosen No. 1.
A set of hot streaks catapulted some long-gone teams back into the rankings this week, including a pair of American League East teams. Were the Orioles one of them? As always, these rankings are completely subjectively, yet still objectively correct.
Reservoir senior pitcher Cody Morris told his team that he will have Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow as the Gators prepared to defend their 3A state baseball championship. Morris said he was told he needed the surgery by Dr. Timothy Kremchek, medical director for the Cincinnati Reds and a special adviser to Morris.
In the top of the fifth inning of Tuesday night's 84th All-Star Game, Adam Jones led off with a double against the Philadelphia Phillies' Cliff Lee, moved to third on a single by the Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer and then scored on a fielder's choice ground out by J.J. Hardy.
Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was picked third overall in ESPN's "franchise player draft," in which 30 ESPN analysts picked which Major League Baseball player they would start their franchise with.