As the clock struck 10:00 pm PST, Tim Linecum no-hit the Padres. 4BB, 13K. He only had 4 wins to this point in the season and has had control issues for the past season-plus but he pitched a gem tonight. Congrats to him (it's his first of his career)
Edit: Changed Title to be a cheeky son-of-a-B.
Mod edit: No cheeky titles. Playful, maybe, but not full on cheeky. Seriously though, no...JGB.
my bad, not supposed to be a diary
So they missed the tag on Hunter going back to first on the sacrifice fly by Cabrera in the 2nd, but I thought the first baseman was on the bag, so Hunter should have been doubled off as he left first before the outfielder caught the ball. Am I missing something?
In case you missed it, quite a rare and funny play happened in the Tigers-Indians game tonight. Nick Swisher got caught not running out a grounder down the line and payed the price in a closely contested game.
Mike is a Michigan Baseball Alum and has had a long career in the minor leagues. This Grantland article really touches on some interesting aspects of a minor league career that began 15 seasons ago. He went to Michigan and it is a good story about professionalism and hope...
Love Miggy, but used him to get this Michigan guy some love...
Breaking, will update. Just announced on ESPN
Trey Burke is going to the Utah Jazz in a trade, sources tell Y! Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 28, 2013
The latest Michigan baseball commit is Nick Plummer, a 5-10, 185-lb., left-hand-hitting outfielder out of Birmingham Brother Rice, class of 2015. Plummer attended last week's Top Prospect Games, an invite-only showcase held at Ray Fisher Stadium. Presumably, his performance there led to a Michigan scholarship offer and then to his commitment today.
Last month, PBR included Plummer among four in-state "impact prospects" for 2015:
Nick Plummer, OF, Brother Rice HS, 2015 - Plummer has been impressive thus far this spring and arguably has one of the most advanced approaches in the Class of 2015. Most noticeably, Plummer has been extremely aggressive on the basepaths. The patient Plummer is hitting .323 on the year with 31 walks and only 17 strikeouts. He has swiped 18 bags and only been caught 3 times at an 85% success rate. Plummer's approach allows him to carry a quiet and calm confidence about him. He, too, will be attending Top Prospect Games and Midwest Futures this summer.
And here's a bit of hyperbolic prose from Scott Burnstein in a MI Prep Zone profile titled Nick the Quick:
The best way to describe Plummer's talent is 5-TOOL!!!
My boy Nick the Quick has speed, strength, athleticism, a killer clutch bat and a sick arm from the outfield.
Plummer earned a spot as a starter on the state powerhouse Warriors varsity roster as only a ninth-grader and Brother Rice skipper Bob Riker has shown nothing but confidence in his talented young star, throwing him into the fire right off the bat, so to speak, hitting him at the top of his order.
Plummer helped lead Brother Rice to the state Division 1 title game this season, where they lost to Bay City Western (featuring 2013 Michigan signee Brett Adcock). Plummer also plays quarterback for Brother Rice, and his gridiron skills are featured in this highlight video.
EDIT: Forgot to note that Plummer is a high school teammate of Ty Kiafoulis, a 2014 Brother Rice outfielder who committed to Michigan in April.
EDIT2: Prep Baseball Report currently has Plummer ranked #7 in the state of Michigan in the 2015 class.