Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 17, 2013

On today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast, I look at the negative things in our life that we can express as fans in a healthy way. Also, the James Shields and Wade Davis trade for Wil Myers doesn’t look so stupid right now.

Mike Napoli, Derek Holland, Alexi Amarista and Homer Bailey owned baseball on April 16, 2013.


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Players who owned baseball for a Day

Clay Buchholz – 2
Prince Fielder – 2
Bryce Harper – 2
Derek Holland – 2
Clayton Kershaw – 2
Cliff Lee – 2
Justin Maxwell – 2
Adam Wainwright – 2



Alexi Amarista – 1Bronson Arroyo – 1
Homer Bailey – 1

Madison Bumgarner – 1 
Miguel Cabrera – 1
Robinson Cano – 1
Shin-Soo Cho – 1
Alex Cobb – 1 
Kevin Correia – 1
Zack Cozart – 1 
Yu Darvish – 1 
Chris Davis – 1 
Jacoby Ellsbury – 1 
Adrian Gonzalez – 1
Carlos Gonzalez – 1 
Gio Gonzalez – 1 
A. J. Griffin – 1
Matt Harvey – 1
Felix Hernandez – 1
Austin Jackson – 1
 Adam Jones – 1 
Jon Lester – 1
Jed Lowrie – 1 
Manny Machado – 1
Paul Maholm – 1
Justin Masterson – 1
Joe Mauer – 1
Andrew McCutchen – 1
Michael McKenry – 1
Will Middlebrooks – 1
Shelby Miller – 1
Brandon Moss – 1
Mike Napoli – 1
Bud Norris – 1
Gerardo Parra – 1 
Andy Pettitte – 1 
Brandon Phillips – 1
Buster Posey – 1
Albert Pujols – 1
Sergio Romo – 1
Wilin Rosario – 1
CC Sabathia – 1
Ervin Santana – 1
Drew Smyly – 1 
Nick Tepesch – 1
Justin Upton – 1
Will Venable – 1
Jake Westbrook – 1
Ryan Zimmerman – 1
Barry Zito – 1

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 17, 2013
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The Most Recent No Hitter For Each Franchise (Updated for September 28, 2012)

 The Pittsburgh Pirates will not have a winning season this year. And they clinched a non winning season in a spectacular manner… a 1-0 no hit loss.

But enough of the negative. Homer Bailey let the world know that the Cincinnati Reds will go into the post season with four starting pitchers capable of throwing a big game.

They had faith in Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos and Bronson Arroyo. Well a no hitter should make sure that 26 year old Homer Bailey deserves a start as well.

There is no better boost to a pitcher’s confidence than a no hitter.
The Reds finally have a no hitter, their first since Tom Browning’s perfect game against the Dodgers in 1988.

It is bad news for the Pirates but pretty terrific news for a Reds team that has World Series aspirations.

Here is the updated list.

THE MOST RECENT NO HITTERS
FOR EACH FRANCHISE
CINCINNATI REDS
Homer Bailey – September 28, 2012.
1-0 over Pittsburgh.

SEATTLE MARINERS
Felix Hernandez – August 15, 2012.
1-0 over Rays. (Perfect Game)

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
Matt Cain – June 13, 2012.
10-0 over Houston. (Perfect Game)
NEW YORK METS
Johan Santana – June 1, 2012
8-0 over St. Louis.
LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM
Jered Weaver – May 2, 2012.
9-0 over Minnesota.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX
Phillip Humber – April 21, 2012
4-0 over Seattle. (Perfect Game.)

DETROIT TIGERS
Justin Verlander – May 7, 2011.
9-0 over Toronto.
MINNESOTA TWINS
Francisco Liriano – May 3, 2011
1-0 over Chicago White Sox

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
Roy Halladay – October 6, 2010
4-0 over Cincinnati. (Playoff Game)
TAMPA PAY RAYS
Matt Garza – July 26th, 2010
5-0 over Detroit.

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
Edwin Jackson – June 25, 2010
1-0 over Tampa Bay

OAKLAND A’S
Dallas Braden – May 9, 2010
4-0 over Tampa Bay. (Perfect Game.)

COLORADO ROCKIES
Ubaldo Jimenez – April 17, 2010
4-0 over Atlanta.

CHICAGO CUBS
Carlos Zambrano – September 14, 2008.
5-0 over Houston.

BOSTON RED SOX
Jon Lester – May 19, 2008.
7-0 over Kansas City.

FLORIDA MARLINS
Anibal Sanchez – September 6, 2006.
2-0 over Arizona.

HOUSTON ASTROS
Roy Oswalt, Peter Munro, Kirk Saarloos, Brad Lidge, Octavio Dotel and Billy Wagner –
June 11, 2003.
8-0 over New York Yankees.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
Bud Smith – September 3, 2001
4-0 over San Diego.

NEW YORK YANKEES
David Cone – July 18, 1999.
6-0 over Montreal. (Perfect Game.)

PITTSBURGH PIRATES
Francisco Cordova and Ricardo Rincon – July 12, 1997.
3-0 over Houston. (10 innings.)

LOS ANGELES DODGERS
Hideo Nomo – September 17, 1996.
9-0 over Colorado.

TEXAS RANGERS
Kenny Rogers – July 28, 1994.
4-0 over California. (Perfect Game.)

ATLANTA BRAVES
Kent Mercker – April 8, 1994.
6-0 over Los Angeles.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS
Bret Saberhagen – August 26, 1991
7-0 over Chicago White Sox.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS (AS MONTREAL EXPOS)
Dennis Martinez – July 28, 1991.
2-0 over Los Angeles. (Perfect Game.)

BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Bob Milacki, Mike Flanagan, Mark Williamson and Gregg Olson – July 13, 1991.
2-0 over Oakland.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Dave Steib – September 2, 1990.
3-0 over Cleveland.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS
Juan Nieves – April 15, 1987.
7-0 over Baltimore.

CLEVELAND INDIANS
Len Barker – May 15, 1981.
3-0 over Toronto. (Perfect Game.)

Bonus
WASHINGTON SENATORS
Bobby Burke – August 8, 1931
5-0 over Boston.

The Padres are still on the clock. And it would be nice to simplify the list with the Nationals having a no hitter instead of including the Expos and Senators.

But congrats to Homer. With a name like that, you’d think he’d be a slugger.

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Bobby jenks and his bond with Josh Beckett and Jonathan Papelbon

Today the Red Sox took a flier on former White Sox pitcher Bobby Jenks for some bullpen depth. How could it hurt?

But as Jenks changes the color of his Sox, he has a unique bond with current Boston pitchers Josh Beckett and Jonathan Papelbon:

All three were the pitchers on the mound when their team won the World Series.

Beckett tagged out Jorge Posada on a little dribbler to end the 2003 World Series for the Marlins.

Jenks got Orlando Palmeiro to ground out to end the 2005 World Series for the White Sox.

And Papelbon struck out Seth Smith to end the 2007 World Seris for the Red Sox.

Personally, I can’t think of anything cooler in all of sports than being the pitcher to end the World Series. More than a game winning home run. I used to reenact clinching a World Series as a pitcher on our front lawn… jumping up and being mobbed on the mound.

And I’ve written a few posts like this one and this one about my fascination with the pitcher who got the final out.

I can’t help but wonder if they will talk about it amongst each other in spring training.

They MUST talk about it. Heck, that’s how I would preface every sentence. “As a man who clinched the World Series… I will order the chicken salad.”

Maybe that’s just me.
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