I tuned in just in time (thanks Twitter) to see Jered Weaver finish off his first career no-hitter. I’m pretty sure the only no-hitter I saw from beginning to end was Carlos Zambrano‘s gem at Miller Park against the Houston Astros a few years back. My friend Gallia was in the stands, and I was very jealous.
- A man capable of throwing a no-hitter, Adam Wainwright notched his first victory in almost two years on May 1st. His last victory was his 20th of 2010. Wainwright pitched seven decent innings for a 10-7 victory.
- The Cincinnati Reds entered May with a .500 record, but Joey Votto isn’t panicking. He says “there’s nothing wrong with starting off slow.” One of the best offensive teams in baseball last season is batting just .240 in 2012.
- Sometimes there is a lot of “okay” content on Bleacher Report (aside from Ely Sussman, former Baseblog contributor), but I did manage to find this nice piece on Reds shortstops. Take a look.
- The Milwaukee Brewers just lost a game against the San Diego Padres thanks to former Brewer Mark Kotsay. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says the Brew Crew was “wary of Kotsay.”
- Ryan Braun made history at Petco Park with his three homer game, and will probably snag this week’s Emma Award unless someone else has an incredible week I haven’t heard about. Don Norcross discusses Braun’s lack of souvenir requests, fourth homer thoughts, and the Brewers’ dislike of Bryce Harper in a U-T San Diego article.
- The real question is: was Braun’s massive day the result of a special smoothie? (No, that’s not a ‘roid joke.) And speaking of balls in the stands, a fan with a broken arm caught a foul ball. Thanks, Yahoo.
- Chris Narveson fans, his shoulder surgery was a success. Rejoice.
- The first “26th man” in Major League history has been recalled again following the demotion of Evan Meek. Jared Hughes has joined the Pittsburgh Pirates from AAA Indianapolis.
- A group of Chicago Cubs fans are walking a goat 1,900 miles for charity. I get flashbacks of that How I Met Your Mother episode where the goat attacked Ted Mosby when I read this.