Philly's intentional vomiter gets jail time

11 Comments

My favorite part of this is still the mugshot, in which it’s quite obvious that the father of the little girl this idiot barfed on — who is also a cop — threw a right cross at the guy right after it happened.  Which is exactly what you, I and everyone else would have done in that situation and I won’t hear argument to the contrary.  But this is fun too:

A 21-year-old New Jersey man was sentenced to jail Friday for vomiting
on another spectator and his 11-year-old daughter in the stands at a
Philadelphia Phillies game . . . Clemmens was taken into custody after Family Court Judge Kevin Dougherty
sentenced him, and several family members burst into sobs.

Relax. He’s only getting one to three months plus community service. He could have gotten two years.  Of course, it’s the first night that’s the worst. The boys always go fishin’ with first-timers. And they don’t quit, until they reel someone in . . . 

Felix Hernandez will miss 3-4 weeks with shoulder bursitis

Getty Images
Leave a comment

Mariners’ right-hander Felix Hernandez is looking at a 3-4 week recovery period, the team announced on Friday. Hernandez has been officially diagnosed with bursitis in his right shoulder after getting pulled from his last start against the Tigers on Tuesday.

It’s not the first shoulder issue the 31-year-old righty has dealt with during his career. Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times notes that Hernandez was previously diagnosed with bursitis during a minor league stint in 2005, several weeks prior to making his major league start for Seattle. This time around, however, the injury is coupled with a few years of not-so-sharp stuff, waning velocity and career-low numbers, and while it’s certainly not a worst-case diagnosis, it seems like greater cause for concern.

Without Felix, the Mariners will keep rolling with James Paxton, Hisashi Iwakuma, Ariel Miranda, Yovani Gallardo and Chase De Jong in their rotation. They’ll also keep Ben Gamel in right field, with starting right fielder Mitch Haniger expected to miss 3-4 weeks after sustaining a Grade 2 strain in his right oblique on Tuesday.

Rays acquire RHP Drew Smith from Tigers

Getty Images
1 Comment

The Rays acquired minor league reliever Drew Smith from the Tigers on Friday, per a team announcement. The move will close the loop on the trade the two teams began in January for backup outfielder Mikie Mahtook.

Smith, 23, pitched his first full season in Single-A West Michigan in 2016, turning in a 2.96 ERA, 4.3 BB/9 and 11.5 SO/9 in 48 2/3 innings. The right-hander is still several levels away from making any impact on the Rays’ major league roster, but appears to be progressing steadily in two seasons of pro ball and has delivered two runs, four walks and 12 strikeouts in his first 11 2/3 innings at High-A Lakeland this season. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that he’ll be reassigned to the Rays’ High-A Charlotte this week.