9/24/12: Yesterday, Adrian Gonzalez hit his second home run since being acquired in the August mega-trade with the Boston Red Sox, with 105 plate appearances separating each round tripper. However, later in the game he hit his second of the day and his third in Dodger Blue. His second and third Dodger homers were separated only by 1 plate appearance.
9/25/12: Justin Verlander has a career 15-2 record against the Kansas City Royals and is the reigning American League Cy Young and MVP winner. However, one member of the Royals, Nebraska product Alex Gordon, has four extra base hits off the Detroit ace this season including a home run yesterday. This ties for the most extra-base hits by any player against Verlander the last five seasons.
9/26/12: After Chipper Jones and his 2,724 hits and 468 home runs with one organization, the next highest totals from a number one overall pick who only played with the team by which he was drafted are from 1979Seattle Mariner draftee Al Chambers. Chambers only had 25 hits and two home runs.
9/27/12: On Thursday, R.A. Dickey became the first pitcher to win 20 games while playing on a sub .500 team since 1997. Then 34 year old Roger Clemens accomplished the feat for the 76-86 Toronto Blue Jays, a season in which Clemens also captured his fourth Cy Young.
9/28/12: On Friday, A.J. Griffin earned the victory for the Athletics over the Mariners. This marked the 50th win recorded by rookie pitchers for the A's this year, making it only the third occurrence in the past 100 years. The rookie win record as a team stands at 51 for the 1952 Brooklyn Dodgers.