The rough 2017 season continued for White Sox pitcher Mike Pelfrey, who was yanked after just 3 1/3 innings in Oakland. Pelfrey gave up four runs on five hits, including a leadoff double by A’s outfielder Matt Joyce and Jaycob Brugman’s fourth-inning homer that chased Pelfrey. The 33-year-old right-hander is now 3-7 on the year with a 4.46 ERA in his first season with the Sox.
Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was also roughed up, surrendering five runs on nine hits over just three innings against the Blue Jays. Three of those nine hits were home runs as Justin Smoak, Kendrys Morales and Kevin Pillar all took Pineda deep in the 7-6 Toronto victory.
“With [Ross] we can line him up in the slot and he can take the top off. Put a ball in his hands and let him make the plays,” Green told Mo Egger of ESPN 1530. “I Hockey Cheap Jerseys think the biggest thing with him is he’s so dynamic, we can put him all over the field.”
The team also drafted wideout Josh Malone out of Tennessee to help with the passing game. Malone is big at 6’3, and provides a good contrast to the smaller Ross. The Vols receiver was another top performer at the combine, running a 4.40-second 40-yard dash, and he can be used to fill the hole left by Sanu. At nearly the same height and weight, the rookie will give quarterback Andy Dalton a similar offensive weapon downfield.
The move makes Houston stronger, at least on paper, and possibly for only one year. The Rockets now boast what may be the league’s best backcourt after pairing Paul with MVP Jerseys China candidate James Harden. The only competition comes from Golden State, who has Splash Brothers Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.