September 2, 2013
• With no SP78 games played this past weekend, tune-in next weekend for the Cardinals-Giants ‘Ladies Day’ match-up from Candlestick Park, which will wrap up the slate of NL games for July 26th.
• Along with a number of players from both leagues coming off the disabled list on the 26th, a few returned from non-DL injured status as well. Angels outfielder Lyman Bostock returned to the team after spending eight games out with an injury, and LA slugger Reggie Smith came back after nine games away, after sustaining an injured shoulder when he ran into the right field wall chasing a fly ball during a Dodgers-Cubs contest on July 17th at Wrigley Field.
• During the actual 1978 season, Orioles pitcher Earl Stephenson made his last major league appearance on July 26th; for the SP78 season, Stephenson will be the first reliever into the O’s-Tigers game on July 26th if the situation calls for one, to commemorate that final appearance. Stephenson will then remain on the Baltimore roster for the rest of the SP78 season. Unless, of course, his stats suddenly go south.
• Cardinals manager Ken Boyer will start Lou Brock in left field for this weekend’s game against the Giants. Brock is currently batting .262 with seven stolen bases over 42 games played this season.