Gregg Zaun not about to lose the limelight

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Matt Wieters’ debut in Baltimore tonight is getting all of the
attention, but let us not lose sight of the fact that the man whose job
he is taking — Gregg Zaun — is himself a megastar.

Don’t believe me? Just check out his website,
which is not the sort of thing you’d expect for a journeyman catcher
with a .383 slugging percentage. If aliens came from outerspace and saw
that thing they’d think he was some sort of demi-god. A warning,
though: if you’re at work — or if the prog-rock stylings of Rush
aren’t your cup of tea — you may want to turn your volume down before
clicking.

I wonder what song Matt Wieters will put on his website . . .

(thanks to reader JohnnyNebraska for the heads up)

Hunter Pence appeared as guest on Bill Nye’s new show

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Bill Nye — yeah, “the science guy” — has a new show on Netflix called Bill Nye Saves the World. His show ties science to other areas such as politics, pop culture, and sports. Giants outfielder Hunter Pence was invited to appear as a guest.

Nye talked a bit about Pence and marveled at the dedication players must have to stay competitive in the sport. Nye called Pence “a cool guy” and “charming,” which is not surprising.

Shelby Miller left Sunday’s start with forearm tightness

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Diamondbacks pitcher Shelby Miller left Sunday’s start against the Dodgers after four-plus innings due to tightness in his right forearm, the team announced. He’ll be reevaluated tomorrow. Needless to say, though, a forearm injury is very concerning. In his four innings, Miller gave up three runs on four hits and five walks with three strikeouts, raising his ERA to 4.09.

Miller, 26, has had a nightmare of a time since joining the Diamondbacks in December 2015. Last year, he made 20 starts and posted a 6.15 ERA. He suffered a finger injury suffered from scraping his hand on the pitcher’s mound with his follow-through, and he was also demoted to Triple-A during the summer as well.