Ervin Santana no-hits Cleveland
Ervin Santana(notes) pitched the first solo no-hitter for the Angels in nearly 27 years, striking out 10 batters to lead Los Angeles over the Cleveland Indians 3-1 on Wednesday.
Santana allowed two runners—an error on the leadoff batter that resulted in a first-inning run and a walk in the eighth.
Santana (6-8) threw the Angels’ first complete-game no-hitter since Mike Witt’s perfect game on Sept. 30, 1984, against Texas. Mark Langston (7 innings) and Witt (2 innings) combined to hold Seattle hitless on April 11, 1990.
Impressive, as this was quite a decent Cleveland line up.
Extry extry! Trades! Trades! Trades!
Beltran -----> SF
The Giants and Mets reached a tentative agreement that will send right fielder Carlos Beltran and $4MM to San Francisco for pitching prospect Zack Wheeler, according to Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.
I think this is an overpay, seeing as Beltran can't be offered arbitration. Thoughts?
E.Jackson/M.Teahen to TOR for Z.Stewart/J.Frasor
The Blue Jays acquired starter Edwin Jackson and third baseman Mark Teahen from the White Sox for reliever Jason Frasor and starter Zach Stewart, announced the teams. Contrary to an earlier report, no cash will change hands in the deal.
.....which led to...........
C.Rasmus and some rubbish to TOR for (just acquired) E.Jackson/M Rzepczynski/O.Dotel/C.Patterson/three players named later and 47 pairs of used socks
An eight-player deal was struck today, as the Blue Jays announced they've acquired center fielder Colby Rasmus and pitchers Trever Miller, Brian Tallet, and P.J. Walters from the Cardinals for starter Edwin Jackson, relievers Marc Rzepczynski and Octavio Dotel, outfielder Corey Patterson, and three players to be named later or cash considerations. ESPN's Buster Olney first tweeted the full details.
This is a enormous and amazing victory for Alex Anthopoulos at first glance.
The only things that may turn the tide a little, are if the players named later are of high quality and not imaginary, or if Dave Duncan figures out how to make Rzeppelin into a decent starter.
1936: Sir Garfield St Aubrun Sobers
1943: Rick Wright
1949: Vida Blue
1969: Dana White
Come all without, come all within
Happy birthday Rick