Adding a little perspective to Rick Porcello's rough outing on Saturday
Detroit Free Press, John Lowe
It can happen to anyone. Anyone. On Saturday, Rick Porcello allowed nine earned runs in a first-inning knockout while allowing just one extra-base hit (Mike Trout's grand slam).
Confession time. I’m not really Phil Coke.
Jose Valverde Posts Non-Impressive Line In First Two Minor League Outings
Motor City Bengals, Matt Snyder
The Detroit Tigers have until May 8 to decide whether or not they want to add veteran reliever Jose Valverde to their major league roster.
Around the AL Central:
One bad inning by three relievers too much to overcome.
Fast Reaction: Twins 5, White Sox 3
Twins sweep the White Sox in Chicago with a 5-3 win on Sunday afternoon.
It's weird how many games your team will win when they hit three home runs.
Whew. That could have been disastrous, but it wasn't.
Elsewhere in baseball:
Which contender is most collapse-proof?
SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield
Eric Karabell and I briefly raised this question a couple weeks ago on a SweetSpot TV: Which team is most collapse-proof?
Through 19 games, the Marlins are historically bad
HardballTalk, Bill Baer
You like Derek Jeter
Baseball Nation, Grant Brisbee
David Ortiz’s heartfelt and colorful speech inspires new t-shirts (updated)
Big League Stew, Mark Townsend
Barstool Sports Boston has put their own David Ortiz inspired t-shirts and tank tops (and several other awesome Boston related t-shirts) on sale in the past 24 hours with ALL proceeds of their sale going directly to victims of the marathon bombings.