Smoltz creates exclusive club and does it against old running mate
Last night John Smoltz out-dueled Tom Glavine and beat his old teammate in Atlanta 2-1 for his 200th career win. Smoltz becomes the first pitcher ever to notch 200 wins and 150 saves. Baseball Tonight asked whether or not he was a Hall of Famer. I say without question he is, and his stat line reminds me a little bit of a reverse Dennis Eckersly. I love the fact that John Smoltz has pitched his entire career for one organization as well.
Interleague Play kicks off for the first wave
We were at the ballyard for the first night of interleague play, which saw the Indians triumphant. Grady Sizemore got 4 hits and really stole the show in Cleveland. Our coverage included a nice, vast array of photos from Jacobs Field and in Cleveland. Tim Kurkjian stopped by the blog for a visit and Josh Hamilton went on the disabled list.
Editor George gets a wife and a diploma in the same week!
Editor George had as big of week as anyone in baseball, graduating from Fairfield and also
clubbed a woman over the head and drug her home began dating a girl. In addition to that I realized that we just might have a shot at seeing some history on our Diamond Hoggers summer tour.
Giambi has some explaining to do, and other happenings out East
Jason Giambi is in some hot water, which could explain the sweating profusely. For the first time in 3 years, I won’t be taking part in the Memorial Day Festivities in Spring Lake, New Jersey. Roger Clemens lead off all the news in baseball by making a simple AA start in Trenton.