When it comes to exciting plays, it’s hard to beat an around-the-horn triple.
Thursday night, the Twins did baseball fandom a solid by pulling off this impressive feat against the Angels. For the casual fan, it made up for Albert Pujols not hitting his 600th homer (sorry, Angels fans).
The triple-killing was the standout highlight on a day of limited MLB action, but we’re back to a full slate of games Friday, starting with age-old Cubs-Cardinals rivalry at 2:20 p.m. ET. Other series of interest include Red Sox-Orioles, White Sox-Tigers and Astros-Rangers.
Keuchel, 29, has a 1.84 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and a 7-0 record this season. The Astros have gone 8-1 in his starts, including seven straight wins.
In Congaree National Park, just 18 miles south of Tebow’s spot in left field, a scintilla of hope still exists for the longest of long shots in the ornithological community. The Ivory-billed Woodpecker , a goliath of a winged creature nicknamed the Lord-God Bird because of its massive size ( as in Lord God, that is a big bird! ), is thought to be extinct — the last confirmed sighting was in Louisiana in 1944 — but rumors of its survival have persisted.
This is speculation, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility that Hosmer could return as a free agent this offseason. The Royals won’t offer the biggest contract, but if Hosmer finds the market for his services lower than he hoped for, maybe he opts to return to a franchise and fan base that loves him unconditionally at a lower salary than he could land elsewhere.