Can you believe we're looking at the last Sunday of August? After this, there's only one more Sunday before baseball has to share center stage with football. Don't worry, baseball will always be the focus here in the Daily Notes. You've come this far, now it's time to bring home the gold. Here's what you need to head into the last week of August on a roll. Pitching Elite San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is in a familiar spot, leading the pitching rankings once again. That said, the lefty is in a bit of a rut, tossing just five innings in three of his past five outings, allowing at least four runs in each. Bumgarner is in a great spot to regain momentum with the Atlanta Braves closing
First Stephen Vogt delivered the lineup card to the umpires. Then he connected for a three-run home run that helped the Oakland Athletics beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-4 Sunday. Khris Davis also homered, his 34th, in support of rookie Andrew Triggs' first win.
Maybe it is just me, but have you ever noticed that when you feel at your lowest, your most hopeless, and you're not sure you can watch another game in person or on TV so you rely just on the radio...And Ray Fosse annoys you because there is NOTHING to talk about...in those moments doesn't it always seem like ownership starts their smoke-and-mirrors of discussing a new stadium? Their touring a piece of land...or "in talks" with blah-de-blah...or "if only so and so would be open we could have a stadium." Seriously. It's becoming a pattern. I really believe it is. And when they really want to distract you from your pain, it's not just Lew Wolff. There's some quote from some other owner who comes