Quote of the day
"It's something I've already done, so I knew what to expect." -- Reds pitcher Homer Bailey, after throwing the second no-hitter of his career
Homer Bailey tossed his second career no-hitter, and moves to the top of the “Worst Career ERA for Pitchers with Multiple No-Hitters”, edging out Hideo Nomo, 4.36 to 4.24. Nomo’s value is obviously locked in, so Bailey has a chance to “undertake” him over the next decade. Perhaps the greatest threat to top that list is Philip Humber, with his career ERA of 5.34. Of course, he still needs to notch another no-no. But on any given day…
Then again, Humber is currently mired in AAA, and with his current season’s major league ERA (at Houston) of 9.34, he may have run out of given days.
Speaking of no-hitters, Alex Rodriguez showed that he hasn’t missed a beat since the World Series, grounding into a double play and taking a called third strike before exiting his game at Class A Charleston. Incredibly, ESPN carried both plate appearances live. That’ll get old pretty quickly.
Perhaps the only thing more tiring than the A-Rod saga is the renewal of the Dwight Howard “who loves me?” tour. He says he’ll announce his decision on Friday. But precedent suggests that there is no reason to expect that will actually happen.
The Greenbrier Classic tees off early tomorrow morning. Get your GuruGolf foursomes in place. A lot of rosters have a good deal of necessary turnover since last week’s event.