It’s not the one-hitter followed by a no-hitter just put together by the Washington Nationals’ Max Scherzer, but the Toronto Blue Jays’ Marco Estrada has had himself quite the back-to-back starts.
A knuckleball pitcher should discombobulate hitters, leaving them flailing as the ball flutters past them. For the Toronto Blue Jays’ R.A. Dickey, this hasn’t been happening nearly enough.
It’s probably a good thing that the Orioles’ Adam Jones and the Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista don’t come in close proximity except when they’re running off and on to the outfield between innings.
On Sunday, Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Dalton Pompey served as a prime example of how playing afraid of making a mistake ends up leading to … mistakes.