Memorial Day is always such a great holiday, coincided with Major League Baseball. I spent a lot of time this weekend on the couch with the stomach flu, thanks to my two kids who passed it along to me. Other than that, I did get to watch a lot of baseball. Here are some notes on a weekend gone by way too fast.
- Mike Trout always seems to assault Yankee Stadium. The guy is truly unbelievable. He went 5 for 5 on Saturday in the Bronx. Every year he just plays three games there – and every year he does something like that – where he’s a one-man wrecking crew. I’m starting to feel like Trout stays put in Anaheim for the long haul, and that would be great.
- Scooter Gennett had five hits of his own at Coors field, and he’s currently leading the NL in hitting. Guy is a ballplayer.
- Walker Buehler is looking other-worldly special through his first seven starts of his career. Whispers of ‘the next Kershaw’ are already happening. I also just traded for Buehler in my dynasty fantasy baseball league. Goodbye to Khris Davis and Fernando Vazquez/Felipe Rivero. Hello to Buehler; who adds to a Verlander/Castillo/Newcomb/Charlie Morton/Manaea staff. I don’t normally build around pitching. For Buehler, I’ll make the exception.
- Byron Buxton is still really scuffling. He crashed into a wall on Saturday night, decided to play Sunday; went hitless. He played again today and went 1 for 5. This is just not getting any better.
- Aaron Judge hit one 120 MPH over the weekend, and is the fastest player to 70 career home runs in terms of games played. He’s a superstar, obviously.
It’s officially summer, and the heat is touching 90 degrees where I live. It’s hard to believe that summer is here – and what we see in baseball is officially reality.