Rays (35-35) at Tigers (32-34) 4:10 p.m. ET — Sticking with Upton and the Tigers, Saturday’s game is going to be one to watch if you are a fan of pitching and the strikeout. Power-pitchers Chris Archer (4-4, 3.80 ERA) and Michael Fulmer (6-4, 3.40 ERA) do battle in Detroit.
Eddie Rosario led Minnesota at the plate by collecting three hits with three runs scored and a solo home run.
The Twins, having now won five of their last six games, may even be buyers before the July 31 trade deadline. Surely one more starter, and possibly another bat, would go a long way to helping them win their first division title since 2010.
First of all, forget about this A-minus or B-plus stuff. Just full letter grades here. Rizzo went deep against Jhoulys Chacin to give Chicago a 1-0 lead. Fans of payback were thinking the first inning would have been an ideal time to put a fastball in Rizzo’s back after he barreled into Hedges to knock the ball out of his hands. Hedges held on but suffered a thigh bruise on the play and sat out Tuesday.
Green called Rizzo’s hard slide a “cheap shot” after it happened, but he told reporters at Wrigley Field he saw no value in the age-old custom of drilling an opponent for such a play.
Tebow’s other statistics aren’t great, either. In 64 Cheap High Quality Jerseys games, he struck out 69 times, hit three home runs, had 22 RBIs, a .311 on-base percentage, a .648 OPS, 14 doubles and a triple. He had seven errors in the outfield, too. Not exactly “this guy has conquered this level” numbers.
But those things never really mattered to the Mets. They were always going to move him along at some point this summer. As I wrote a month ago: The Mets, a franchise that is floundering at the major-league level with injuries and other assorted struggles, won’t let him spend an Cheap Hockey Jerseys From China entire summer competing with and against kids 10 years his junior.