Padres’ James Shields Gives Up 10 ER in 2 2/3 Innings … So White Sox, Do We Have A Deal?
So two days after the Chicago White Sox said that they may be interested in trading for Padres' ace James Shields, and a day after Fox Sports columnist Ken Rosenthal wrote an entire column on how that would make sense, this happened:
James Shields today vs @Mariners:
- 2 2/3 IP (fewest in a start since 2008)
- 10 ER (ties a career high)
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 31, 2016
That's the fifth time in his career that Shields has allowed 10 ER -- making him the all-time MLB active leader.
The only pitcher in the live ball era to give up more? Bobo Newsom (pictured below), who pitched in 600 games for 10 teams from 1929 through 1953. Newsom surrendered 10 ER in a game seven times. Other than that he was best known for referring to everyone, including himself in the third person, as Bobo.
According to several sources, among them MLB Trade Rumors, the White Sox and Padres began discussing a deal for Shields on Saturday, which possibly included Tim Anderson. Shields' $58M salary was the sticking point, or a deal might already be done. Think that's still on?
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