In the span of six pitches in the sixth inning, Marquis ensured three things: That the no-hitter he took into the fourth against the San Diego Padres wouldn’t be simply an afterthought in another Nationals loss, that the two runs of support Michael Morse provided him with a second-inning homer would be enough and, finally, that the Nationals would win – which they did, 2-1.
Cory Spangenberg, a 20-year-old second baseman, became the first first-round selection from this week’s draft to come to terms when he reached a deal with the San Diego Padres, the TinCaps’s parent club, on Friday.
One of the key prospects acquired from the Red Sox in the off-season trade for Adrian Gonzalez, Rizzo has been tearing up the Triple-A Pacific Coast League to the point that the Padres could no longer keep him down on the farm.
Many scores and years after Lincoln abolished slavery, African-Americans still couldn’t do a lot of things and go a lot of places where white people worked, dined, resided and played. They could go to war. But they couldn’t play major league baseball.