Former Wisconsin Timber Rattlers RHP Jake Odorizzi made his major-league debut today for the Kansas City Royals, but unfortunately for him, it looks like he will be hung with a loss.
Odorizzi pitched five scoreless innings before the Cleveland Indians got to him in the 6th inning, when he gave up three runs and recorded only one out. The Indians led 3-1 when Odorizzi was taken out, and now lead 8-2 after seven innings.
Odorizzi’s pitching line for his MLB debut: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 5.06 ERA.
He went 7-3 with a 3.43 ERA and 135 strikeouts in 120.2 IP for the 2010 Timber Rattlers. The Milwaukee Brewers traded him to the Royals as part of the Zack Greinke trade in December 2010.
Cabrera’s Triple Crown numbers
If the season ended today, Detroit Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera would win MLB’s first Triple Crown since Boston Red Sox OF Carl Yastrzemski did in 1967.
Cabrera hit his 42nd home run of the season Saturday, tying him with Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton for the American League lead. Cabrera leads the AL outright with a .332 batting average and 132 RBI.
Cabrera played 110 games with the 2001 Kane County Cougars, hitting .268 with 7 HR and 66 RBI. He played 98 games at shortstop and eight games at third base.
Kerry Wood Appreciation Day
Today is Kerry Wood Appreciation Day at Wrigley Field in honor of the popular righty who pitched for the Chicago Cubs in 12 of his 14 years in the major leagues. He retired earlier this year.
Wood did three rehab stints with the Peoria Chiefs, in 2005, 2006 and 2007. In six games with the Chiefs, he won one game, gave up no runs and struck out 20 in 10.1 IP. He struck out 12 and gave up only one hit and one walk in 5 IP in his sole Chiefs appearance in 2006.