Here are the "MLB Weekly Headlines" for the week of June 21-27. Enjoy everyone!
1. A very unexpected person to throw a No-Hitter? Many would say yes, but Edwin Jackson got himself a 149 pitch No-Hitter. On Friday June 25, Edwin Jackson was pitching against the Rays, He allowed 8 walks and was nearly taken out in the third, fourth, and almost every inning after that. Edwin kept his head up and hurled a no hitter. It may not have been a pretty No-Hitter, but hey, "A no-no is a no-no"
2. Billy Wagner earned his 400th save the same day Jackson threw his no-no, so many may have not realized, but the old time closer recorded his 400th save on June 25 also. Wagner may be getting older, but when your still throwing your fastball 96-99 MPH you'll still have success. Oh, and don't forget, Billy is throwing that fast with his left arm, He is truely a righty, so his left hand is his second arm that he had to learn to throw with as a kid when he broke his right arm. Think about it, if he is throwing 99 MPH with his left arm, and he's truely a righty, how fast could he throw with his right? Amazing.
3. Carlos Zambrano has gone on another dugout rampage. Although this time his did not take it our on a gatorade cooler, or a mitt, he just decided to go off on his team instead. Zambrano was suspended indefinetly after his outburst on Derrek Lee and a few other teamates, because they did not dive for hard hit balls. Cubs Manager, Lou Pinella said "That is unacceptable behavior, those were hard hit balls and would be tough for anyone to get" Zambrano took a huge hit with the suspension, and when he can return, it will be to the bullpen. This guy never learns.
4. Only a few days after hitting three homeruns against the Rockies including the game winner in the 10th inning, Dustin Pedroia hit the 15 day DL with a broken foot after fouling a ball off that hit himself. This happens as Dustin was the main source of power and hitting on the Red Sox. This is a huge bummer for Red Sox fans, and anyone who loves to watch Dustin Pedroia play.
5. Ubaldo Jimenez had his first ugly outing of the 2010 season. While pitching against the Red sox he allowed 6 Earned Runs. This raised his ERA to 1.60 on the season. Although Ubaldo was down when taken out and almost earned his 2nd loss of the season he did not get that loss, Jason Giambi came through in the nineth inning to give the Rockies the win. Keeping Ubaldo's record at 13-1. Let's hope we don't have to see Ubaldo get beat up like that again.
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