Jose Urena was on his game yet again, spinning six innings of one run ball in yesterday’s 4-1 victory over the ever-challenging Atlanta Braves. Ureña’s victory brought his record to 10-5 and made him the club’s first 10 game winner this season. Stop me if you saw that coming.
Darren Daulton, member of the 1997 World Series Champion Florida Marlins, has passed away at the age of 55 after a battle with brain cancer. Daulton had spent his entire career with the Phillies before coming over to the Marlins in ‘97. Jim Leyland has gone as far to say as the Marlins would not have won it all without him.
The Sun Sentinel’s Tim Healey has a fun story this morning about Marlins’ coach Brian Schneider’s unique role in Barry Bonds’ record-breaking 756th home run.
Former Miami Marlin/Current Seattle Mariner David Phelps exited yesterday’s ballgame against the Kansas City Royals after seven pitches with elbow discomfort. He has flown back to Seattle to see a specialist.
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Former Pittsburgh Pirate turned Atlanta Brave turned Pirate again Sean Rodriguez made his re-debut in dramatic fashion yesterday, hitting a walk-off home run for his new-old team.
The Los Angeles Dodgers won again. I could’ve typed that every day they’ve played since June 6th and been right 44 out of 52 times. They are on pace for 115 wins.
Another death rocked the baseball world today as former player and manager Don Baylor passed away from cancer at the age of 68. Baylor had a 19 year career spanning multiple teams which saw him win an MVP and a World Series title. He also coached the Colorado Rockies and the Chicago Cubs, guiding the former to their first post-season appearance.