The velocity chart from Homer Bailey’s no-hitter is pretty nuts

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Courtesy of the outstanding Brooks Baseball, here’s the velocity chart from Homer Bailey’s no-hitter last night against the Pirates. It’s pretty bananas.

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Gee, think he knew he had a no-hitter going?

(Hat-tip to Jack Moore of CBSSports.com and FanGraphs for bringing it to my attention)

Phillies sign Trevor Plouffe to minor league deal

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Infielder Trevor Plouffe has signed a minor league deal with the Phillies, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports. Plouffe asked for and was granted his release from the Rangers earlier this month.

Plouffe, 31, had a double and a home run in 17 plate appearances with Triple-A Round Rock to start the 2018 season. He spent last year with the Athletics and Rays, putting up a meager .198/.272/.318 batting line in 100 games.

Plouffe has mostly played third base throughout his career, but can also handle the other three infield spots and both outfield corners, so he’ll serve as organizational depth at Triple-A Lehigh Valley for the Phillies.