Here’s to the start of hopefully a great weekend!
Although it was a rough series from the Dodgers, there are a few things to smile about. Including this, as Enrique Hernandez hit a home run on Thursday using his dad’s bat. His dad being over course, Chase Utley.
We’re not crying, you’re crying. pic.twitter.com/AHa4ZiQWdr— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 11, 2019
Hear what manager Dave Roberts had to say following Walker Buehler’s rough outing.
Around the league...
Ozzie Albies, the 22-year-old second baseman for the Atlanta Braves, may have signed the worst contract in MLB history on Thursday. He signed an extension for seven years, worth ONLY $35 million.
It's typical that agents criticize competitors' deals. But I've now heard from executives, players, analytics people, development side and scouts who are saying the same thing: The Ozzie Albies extension might be the worst contract ever for a player. And this is not hyperbole.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) April 11, 2019
We may already have a favorite for N.L. Rookie of the Year. Pete Alonso of the New York Mets hit his sixth homer of 2019, which leads all rookies. However, this one was particularly special, as it came off the bat at 118.3 mph!! That’s the hardest hit homer since 2015 by anyone not named Giancarlo Stanton or Aaron Judge.
Here’s a little fun. Take a look at 6 hidden things in MLB logos you probably never knew about!
A little more fun. Take a look at MLB players who only had one at-bat their entire career.... but they made it count, going 1-for-1 to give them a 1.000 career batting average. Truly a one hit wonder!
In case you haven’t been following, the Seattle Mariners are good this year. Like, the best team in all of baseball. They also broke a major league record today, hitting a home run in their 15th consecutive game. It’s the longest streak ever to begin a season. Who broke the record, you might ask? If you guessed Dee Gordon, you’re right!
Not sure how long this will last, but hey, congrats Padres fans! Make sure to take screenshots while you can.
The Padres are leading the NL West.— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) April 12, 2019
It’s been 1,450 days since the last time the Padres were first in their division. pic.twitter.com/oABIflDnfa
Chris Davis still doesn’t have a hit. He’s officially 0 for his last 53.
Since September 15th, 2018, the day after Chris Davis' last hit, there have been 576 different players to record at hit; 57 of them pitchers— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 12, 2019
As of right now, Christian Yelich and Anthony Rendon have the most hits in that span (41 each) and Khris Davis has the most HR (15). pic.twitter.com/TLaQ0JyXrm
Speaking of hits, unfortunately Whit Merrifield’s 31-game hitting streak came to an end after going 0-for-6.
Whit Merrifield's hit streak is over at 31 games, after he went 0-for-6 in the Royals' extra-inning loss.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 11, 2019
It's the first time since 1900 that a player went 0-for-6 or worse to break up a 30+ game hit streak.
h/t @EliasSports pic.twitter.com/k8p75nbySR