City of the Day
Milledgeville, GA. 4 Players, 0 Active. First Player: Kevin Brown (1986-2005).
The former capital of Georgia northeast of Macon has produced just four players, but all of them played in the 21st century. Kevin Brown was the first player to come out of Milledgeville. There were three Kevin Browns in the '90's, but this one was the most successful. After debuting with Texas in 1986, he went on to have a remarkable career. In 1989, his first full season, he was 12-9 with a 3.35 ERA. In 1992, he had his only 20+ win season, going 21-11 with a 3.32 ERA. His best year came in 1996, as he led the Marlins by going 17-11 with a 1.89 ERA, which led the majors. It was the start of an incredible three year run where he would go 51-26 with a 2.33 ERA, toss 18 complete games and eight shutouts, three All Star appearances, and a World Series title in 1997 with the Marlins. He had one more hurrah in 2003 with the Dodgers, when he was 14-9 with a 2.39 ERA at the age of 38. He finished his career 211-144 with a 3.28 ERA. In 1992, Willie Greene debuted as a third baseman for the Reds. After hitting four home runs in his first four seasons, he would hit 19 in 1996 while batting .244. His best year was 1997, when he hit 26 home runs, knocked in 91, and batted .253 with six stolen bases. He finished his career with 71 home runs over nine seasons. Rondell White played for many teams over his 15-year career, but spent his first seven-and-a-half with the Expos. He had a breakout year in 1997, when he hit 28 home runs and batted .270 with 16 stolen bases. His best year came in 1999, when he hit 22 home runs, batted .312, and stole ten bases. Over his 15 years, he hit 198 home runs, batted .284, and stole 94 bases. The last player is Rico Washington, who played just one year for the Cardinals. In 2008, he batted .158 with three RBI over 14 games.
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter knocked his 3,284th hit, pushing him ahead of Willie Mays for 10th all time.
Pirates lost their seventh straight game, putting them three games out in the Wild Card race.
Marlins, Mets and Rockies were eliminated from their division races.
Braves (82-63) beat the Nationals (89-55) 2-1.
Rays (78-66) beat the Yankees (81-63) 6-4.
Red Sox (65-80) beat the Blue Jays (65-78) 8-5.
Phillies (73-72) beat the Astros (46-99) 12-6.
Dodgers (75-70) beat the Cardinals (76-69) 8-5.
Cubs (57-87) beat the Pirates (72-71) 7-4.
Rockies (58-85) beat the Padres (69-76) 7-4.
Top Scorer: Phillies beat the Astros 12-6.
AL East: Orioles and Yankees (81-63, .563 WPCT). AL Central: White Sox (77-66, .538). AL West: Rangers (86-58, .597).
NL East: Nationals (89-55, .618). NL Central: Reds (87-58, .600). NL West: Giants (82-62, .569).
AL Wild Cards: A's (83-61, .576) and Orioles/Yankees (81-63, .563). NL Wild Cards: Braves (82-63, .566) and Cardinals (76-69, .524).
Bottom Team: Astros (46-99, .317). Longest W Streak: Tigers and Giants, 3 games. Longest L Streak: Pirates, 7 games.
Offensive: AVG: Melky Cabrera (Giants), .346. Home runs: Josh Hamilton (Rangers), 42. RBI: Josh Hamilton, 123. Stolen bases: Mike Trout (Angels), 45.
Pitching: Wins: Gio Gonzalez (Nationals), 19. K's: Max Scherzer (Tigers), 220. ERA: David Price (Rays), 2.54 (187.2 innings, 53 earned runs). Saves: Fernando Rodney (Rays), 43.
Offensive: Chris Nelson (Rockies): 3-4, double, home run (9), 2 RBI, run, AVG up .007 from .278 to .285, hitting streak to 6 games (12-23, .522 AVG).
Pitching: Jacob Turner (Marlins): Win (2-3), 7 shutout innings, 2 hits, 2 walks, 3 K's (24), ERA drop: 1.24 runs from 6.44 to 5.20.
Worst Pitching Performance: Andrew Cashner (Padres): Loss (3-4), 3.2 innings, 6 earned runs, 10 hits, 2 walks, ERA jump: 0.91 runs from 3.46 to 4.37.
Teams followed in this update: Boston Red Sox, Washington Nationals, New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs, Tampa Bay Rays, Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves, Colorado Rockies
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HR: home runs. RBI: runs batted in. AVG: batting average. SB: stolen bases. ERA: earned run average. WHIP: walks/hits per innings pitched. K's: strikeouts. WPCT: winning percentage