For the second time in less than 10 days, the Dodgers were the victim of another no-hitter. This time, it was Jake Arrieta of the Cubs who performed the feat Sunday night in Los Angeles. Kris Bryant's 2-run homer gave Arrieta all the support he needed in throwing his first career no-no.
Monday morning, the Blue Jays confirmed news that Mark Shapiro, former GM of the Indians, would succeed Paul Beeston as president and CEO of the team effective October 31. The 70-year-old Beeston was the very first employee of the Blue Jays back in 1976, and was president and COO of MLB from 1997-2002. Shapiro had been with the Indians since 1991 and was GM from 2001-2010 before serving as team president.
66 years has Vin Scully sat behind the microphone for the Dodgers, and last Saturday indicated he would return for one final year in the booth. Scully has been with the team for over half the team's existence, being hired in 1950 when the franchise was still in Brooklyn. Listening to him is always a treat, especially when the Braves came to town: we'd all switch to the Dodger feed to avoid listening to Chip and Joe drone on and on. Who here remembers him describing Johnny Gomes surviving a wolf attack as a kid earlier this year?
The Giants received some disappointing news Thursday regarding Tim Lincecum in that he'd require season-ending surgery on his left hip. Lincecum has missed much of the 2015 season, starting just 15 games, and will be a free agent at season's end. Many news outlets suggest he'd sign elsewhere.
Matt Harvey is one year removed from TJ surgery, and as is often the custom nowadays he has been given an innings limit. Harvey's agent Scott Boras suggested 180 innings, and the Mets have taken steps to limit Harvey's innings such as skipping a start or going to a six-man rotation. However, the Mets intend to use Harvey for potential postseason games, and that's not sitting well with Boras.
It should be the doctor's decision because it is about the well-being of the patient. They are obviously putting the player in peril. That's their decision. That's what they chose to do...Everyone in the dynamic agreed there are [innings] limits.