Bobby Abreu has more 20-20 seasons than anyone outside of the Bonds family

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Last night Bobby Abreu reached 20 homers and 20 steals for the ninth time, which is one short of the all-time record shared by Barry Bonds and … Bobby Bonds.
That a father and son are the only two players ever with double-digit 20-20 seasons strikes me as one of the more underrated amazing facts in baseball history. And that Abreu is right behind them with nine such seasons is pretty remarkable too.
There have been a total of 347 seasons with 20 homers and 20 steals accomplished by 162 different players, 77 of whom have done it at least twice. Shin-Soo Choo became one of those 77 guys last night, reaching 20-20 for the second straight year.

Video: Gift Ngoepe singles in his first major league at-bat

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Pirates infielder Gift Ngoepe, just called up from Triple-A Indianapolis, singled in his first major league at-bat on Wednesday evening against Cubs starter Jon Lester. It was a well-struck ground ball up the middle in the bottom of the fourth inning. Unfortunately for him, the Pirates could not bring him around to score.

Ngoepe, who was pinch-hitting, stayed in the game to play second base.

Shelby Miller getting third opinion on elbow from Dr. James Andrews

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Diamondbacks starter Shelby Miller was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Monday due to inflammation in his right elbow. He had a second opinion from Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Tuesday and is currently awaiting a third opinion from Dr. James Andrews, Craig Grialou of Arizona Sports reports. That he’s getting a third opinion seems to imply that Miller’s elbow issue is rather serious.

Miller, 26, hasn’t been able to catch a break since joining the Diamondbacks. Last year’s nightmarish season included a finger injury stemming from mechanical woes and a brief demotion to the minor leagues. In 20 starts in the majors last year, Miller posted an ugly 6.15 ERA. This year, his ERA is a mediocre 4.09 over four starts.

The Diamondbacks called up Zack Godley to take Miller’s spot in the rotation. There was some speculation that it would be Archie Bradley instead, but he’s been working out of the bullpen.