Some Former Chiefs in the Majors Had a Big Week
Baseball is finally in full swing all around the country, and there are former Chiefs doing great things on the field at the major league level. If you missed what some of your favorite players have done recently, here’s a quick recap:
Any bases loaded hit feels good, but when it’s a double to clear the bases, especially against your biggest rivals in your home opener, it’s extra special, as Yadier Molina’s first inning two-bagger against Cincinnati on Monday showed:
Molina would help spearhead another win the next night, as his homerun to lead off the second sparked a four run inning to tie the game in an eventual 7-5 victory:
Tony Campana of the Diamondbacks had a four-hit game on Thursday in San Francisco, including the eventual game-winning RBI single in the tenth for a 6-5 victory.
Josh Donaldson showed off his opposite field power for the Athletics, crushing a two-run shot to right-center on Thursday afternoon, helping to complete a sweep of the Twins. The homer was his first of the season.
Later in that same game, Donaldson knocked in Sam Fuld, another former Chief, with a single to complete the Oakland scoring.
Speaking of Fuld, he too launched his first long ball of the season on Thursday.
Albert Pujols hit a mammoth two-run homerun to left on Wednesday night, accounting for the only runs in a 2-0 Angels win in Seattle. The homer put Pujols into 26th place on the all-time list with 494, passing Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff:
Oh yeah, Pujols hit a two-run dinger the night before too, that carried even further into the Seattle night, and gave him his 1,500th career run batted in:
Junior Lake smashed his first homerun of 2014 on Wednesday for the Cubs, driving one completely out of Wrigley Field in Chicago and onto Waveland Avenue:
Robinson Chirinos did the same thing on Tuesday for the Rangers, only his drive cleared everything at Fenway Park in Boston:
Chris Archer of the Rays threw seven shutout innings and got ground ball out after ground ball out in a no decision on Tuesday against Kansas City:
Dan Haren appears to be back to old form with the Dodgers, as he matched reigning AL Cy Young winner Max Scherzer of the Tigers through six innings on Tuesday, leaving in a 1-1 game:
Jeff Samardzija has pitched extremely well in his first two starts of the season, but he will be looking for his first W as the Cubs take on the Chiefs parent club, the St. Louis Cardinals tonight in St. Louis.