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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Baseball

Houston Astros mascot hits on Kate Upton during Justin Verlander’s start

Justin Verlander better watch his back, because the Houston Astros’ mascot is coming for his woman. The Astros’ mascot, Orbit, hit on Kate Upton via Twitter Saturday, possibly in an effort to jinx her boyfriend, who was starting for the Tigers against Houston. Look @KateUpton, I realize @JustinVerlander is a handsome guy, but I really…Read More

Jose Valverde suspended 80 games for PED use

The fall from grace of the artist formerly known as Papa Grande continues. Ex-Tigers closer Jose Valverde was given an 80-game suspension by the MLB on Friday for the use of performance-enhancing drugs, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN who first broke the news on Twitter. The drug in question was said to be a…Read More

Aroldis Chapman throws so hard there is a ‘Chapman filter’ on MLB.com

How much zip does Aroldis Chapman’s fastball have on it? So much that MLB.com had to customize one of its statistic leaderboards so someone else can have a chance to appear on it. One Reddit user recently discovered that Major League Baseball has installed a “Chapman filter” on its Statcast Leaderboard, which shows individual stats…Read More

Hisashi Iwakuma throws no-hitter, gets help from Kyle Seager

Hisashi Iwakuma on Wednesday threw the fifth no-hitter in Seattle Mariners history when he shutout the Baltimore Orioles in a 3-0 win to cement his place in history. Iwakuma walked just three while striking out seven Orioles in the no-hitter. He got some help in the ninth inning when Kyle Seager made this sweet catch…Read More

Brad Ausmus complains that Johnny Cueto’s windup is illegal

Kansas City Royals righty Johnny Cueto dazzled in a complete-game shutout of the Tigers on Monday night, and Detroit manager Brad Ausmus proceeded to react with Kikkoman-levels of saltiness. Speaking with reporters after his team’s 4-0 defeat at the hands of Cueto, Ausmus openly questioned the legality of the Dominican’s delivery to the plate. “Really,…Read More

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