San Francisco Giants
The San Francisco Giants are an American professional baseball team based in San Francisco, California. Founded in 1883 as the New York Gothams, renamed three years the New York Giants, the team moved to San Francisco in 1958; the Giants compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the National League West division. As one of the longest-established and most successful professional baseball teams, the franchise has won the most games of any team in the history of American baseball; the team was the first major league team based in New York City, most memorably playing at the legendary Polo Grounds. They have won 23 NL pennants and have played in 20 World Series competitions – both NL records; the Giants' eight World Series championships rank fifth overall. The Giants have played in the World Series 20 times – 14 times in New York, six in San Francisco – but boycotted the event in 1904. Playing as the New York Giants, they won 14 pennants and five World Series championships behind managers such as John McGraw and Bill Terry and players such as Christy Mathewson, Carl Hubbell, Mel Ott, Bobby Thomson, Willie Mays.
The Giants' franchise has the most Hall of Fame players in all of professional baseball. The Giants' rivalry with the Dodgers is one of the longest-standing and biggest rivalries in American sports; the teams began their rivalry as the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers before both franchises moved west for the 1958 season. The Giants have won six pennants and three World Series championships since arriving in San Francisco; those three championships have come in 2010, 2012, most in 2014, having defeated the Kansas City Royals four games to three during the 2014 World Series. The Giants are the only major professional sports team based in the City and County of San Francisco, following the San Francisco 49ers' relocation to Santa Clara in 2014, they will be joined by the Golden State Warriors once they move to the Chase Center in 2019. The Giants began as the second baseball club founded by millionaire tobacconist John B. Day and veteran amateur baseball player Jim Mutrie; the Gothams, as the Giants were known, entered the National League in 1883, while their other club, the Metropolitans played in the American Association.
Nearly half of the original Gotham players were members of the disbanded Troy Trojans, whose place in the National League the Gothams inherited. While the Metropolitans were the more successful club and Mutrie began moving star players to the Gothams, in 1888 the team won its first National League pennant, as well as a victory over the St. Louis Browns in a pre-modern-era World Series, they repeated as champions the next year with a pennant and Championship victory over the Brooklyn "Bridegrooms". A contemporaneous account claims that after one satisfying victory over the Philadelphia Phillies, the team's manager, strode into the dressing room and exclaimed, "My big fellows! My giants!" From on, the club was known as the Giants. The Giants' original home stadium, the Polo Grounds, dates from this early era, it was located north of Central Park adjacent to 5th and 6th Avenues and 110th and 112th Streets, in Harlem in upper Manhattan. After their eviction from that first incarnation of the Polo Grounds after the 1888 season, they moved further uptown to various fields they named the Polo Grounds located between 155th and 159th Streets in Harlem and Washington Heights, playing in the Washington Heights Polo Grounds until the end of the 1957 season, when they moved to San Francisco.
The Giants were a powerhouse in the late 1880s, winning their first two National League Pennants and World Championships in 1888 and 1889. But nearly all of the Giants' stars jumped to the upstart Players' League, whose New York franchise was named the Giants, in 1890; the new team built a stadium next door to the Polo Grounds. With a decimated roster, the National League Giants finished a distant sixth. Attendance took a nosedive, the financial strain affected Day's tobacco business as well; the Players' League dissolved after the season, Day sold a minority interest in his NL Giants to the defunct PL Giants' principal backer, Edward Talcott. As a condition of the sale, Day had to fire Mutrie as manager. Although the Giants rebounded to third in 1891, Day was forced to sell a controlling interest to Talcott at the end of the season. Four years Talcott sold the Giants to Andrew Freedman, a real estate developer with ties to the Tammany Hall political machine running New York City. Freedman was one of the most detested owners in baseball history, getting into heated disputes with other owners and his own players, most famously with star pitcher Amos Rusie, author of the first Giants no-hitter.
When Freedman offered Rusie only $2,500 to play in 1896, the disgruntled hurler sat out the entire season. Attendance fell off throughout the league without Rusie, prompting the other owners to chip in $50,000 to get him to return for 1897. Freedman hired former owner Day as manager for part of 1899. In 1902, after a series of disastrous moves that left the Giants 53½ games behind, Freedman signed John McGraw as player-manager, convincing him to jump in mid-season from the Baltimore Orioles of the fledgling American League and bring with him several of his teammates. McGraw went on to manage the Giants for three decades until 1932, one of the longest and most successful tenures in professional sports. Hiring "Mr. McGraw", as his players referred to him, was one of Freedman's last significant moves as
Pedro Ángel Strop is a Dominican Republic Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. He debuted in MLB with the Texas Rangers. Strop is famous for the unique way he wears his hat while pitching crooked to his left. Strop was signed as an international free agent by the Colorado Rockies in 2002. Strop was a position player in the Rockies minor league system from 2002 to 2005 playing shortstop. Strop moved from shortstop to pitching in 2006 due to posting poor hitting numbers, his tenure in the Rockies organization ended with his release by the Rockies on September 19, 2008. Strop was signed by the Texas Rangers as a free agent on September 23, 2008. On August 28, 2009 Pedro made his MLB debut and struck out his first batter, the Twins star catcher Joe Mauer. Pedro Strop appeared in seven games in 2009, he gave up six hits, six runs, four walks and had an ERA of 7.71. He struck out nine batters as well. Strop pitched one game in June 2010, on the second against the White Sox in which he struck out one batter and walked a batter and went back to the minors.
In a trade the Texas Rangers made that sent Bengie Molina to the team, Pedro Strop was rewarded with the empty roster spot. He pitched in three games before returning to the minors; as of his last appearance on July 9 against Baltimore, he appeared in four games overall in the 2010 season, pitching 3.2 innings while giving up three hits and a run. He struck out three batters. On August 31, 2011, Strop was traded from the Rangers to the Baltimore Orioles as the player to be named in the trade for Mike Gonzalez, he finished his 2011 season going 2-0 for Baltimore with a 0.73 ERA. His pitching success continued for the majority of 2012. Through August 15 of that season, Strop achieved a 1.20 ERA as a set up man to closer Jim Johnson. But over the final six weeks of the season, Strop's ERA for that period was 7.24 with an OPS of.916. He picked up a win against the Yankees pitching two innings in extra innings in the 2012 American League Division Series playoffs. After pitching well in the World Baseball Classic prior to the start of the 2013 season, Strop's late season 2012 struggles continued.
In 29 games for the Orioles, Strop went 0-3 with a 7.25 ERA. Baltimore crowds began to boo the reliever and Strop said of the booing, "They don't care about players, they care about good results." About two weeks after his comments, Strop was traded to the National League. On July 2, 2013, Strop was traded along with Jake Arrieta to the Cubs in exchange for Scott Feldman and Steve Clevenger. Strop has served in the setup role for the Cubs. In 37 more appearances with the Cubs to finish 2013, Strop had a 2-2 record and a 2.83 ERA. Overall in 2013, combined with both teams, Strop made 66 total appearances with a 2-5 record and a 4.55 ERA. In 2014, Strop made 65 appearances with a 2-4 record and a 2.21 ERA. In 2015, Strop made 76 appearances with a 2-6 record, a 2.91 ERA, 81 strikeouts. In 2016, Strop made 54 appearances with a 2-2 record and a 2.85 ERA. The Cubs would win the 2016 World Series, giving Strop his first World Series title. In 2017, Strop made 69 appearances with a 5-4 record and a 2.83 ERA.
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Ronald Maurice Darling Jr. is an American former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Mets, Montreal Expos and Oakland Athletics. Darling works as a color commentator for national baseball coverage on TBS, as well as for the Mets on both SNY and WPIX. During his 13-year career, Darling amassed a 136–116 won-loss record, with 13 shutouts, he had 1,590 strikeouts and a 3.87 ERA. In 1985, he was picked for the All-Star team. Darling had five pitches in his repertoire: the slider, a curveball, a circle changeup, a splitter and a four seam fastball. In the beginning of his career, Darling's weak point was control, as he finished seasons in the top four in base on balls three times, he was considered one of the better fielding pitchers of the time, won a Gold Glove Award in 1989. Darling had one of the best pickoff moves among right-handers. An above-average athlete, he was sometimes used as a pinch runner. In 1989, he hit home runs in two consecutive starts.
Darling was born in Hawaii, to a Hawaiian-Chinese mother and a French-Canadian father. After growing up in Millbury, Massachusetts, he attended St. John's High School in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. Darling attended Yale College, according to a Mets broadcast televised on April 24, 2015, he had two majors that were collectively called "American studies". At Yale, Darling began his college career for the Yale Bulldogs in the Ivy League as a position player, did not pitch until his sophomore season. On May 21, 1981, Darling faced future Mets teammate Frank Viola of St. John's University, in an NCAA post-season game, had a no-hitter through 11 innings. In the 12th inning, St. John's broke up the no-hitter and scored on a double-steal to beat Darling 1–0. Darling's performance remains the longest no-hitter in NCAA history, the game is considered by some to be the best in college baseball history and was the subject of a New Yorker story by Roger Angell, who attended the game. Darling was set to graduate in December 1982, but was drafted by the Texas Rangers in June 1981.
Darling went on to play more games in Major League Baseball than any Yale alumnus since 19th-century pitcher Bill Hutchinson. He was the last former Yale Bulldog to reach the Major Leagues until pitcher Craig Breslow made his debut in 2005. Darling was selected in the first round of the 1981 MLB draft by the Texas Rangers, he put up mediocre numbers with the AA Tulsa Drillers and, before the 1982 season began, he and Walt Terrell were traded to the Mets for Lee Mazzilli. For the Mets and Terrell would combine for seven double-digit win seasons, they traded Terrell three seasons for Howard Johnson. For Texas, Mazzilli never regained his limited glory of the late 1970s. Darling would have compiled decent numbers with the AAA Tidewater Tides in 1982 and 1983 except for high base on balls counts during both seasons. Despite that, Darling was called up to the majors in late 1983; the Mets had the worst record in the National League and second-worst in the majors when Darling debuted on September 6, 1983.
He was impressive in that start but left the game down 1–0 and the Mets lost 2–0. The Mets were last in offense in the N. L. Darling's 0–3 start were all in decent pitching performances, he was in the majors for good. In 1984, Darling won a spot in the starting rotation and maintained a spot there uninterrupted until 1990. While his early walk percentages were poor — he led the league in walks in 1985 — he never again showed the terrible walk percentages he had at AAA. With Darling and Terrell each getting their first long-term chance in the majors and with the debut of young star and eventual Rookie of the Year Dwight Gooden, the Mets went from second-worst in the majors in 1983 to fourth-best in the majors in 1984 — but second-best in the division thereby missing the postseason. Darling had difficulty pitching on the road in 1984 compared to pitcher-friendly Shea Stadium including an ERA more than 50% higher, he had a streak of seven wins in seven starts in June and July including a pair of complete game four-hit shutouts but the other two-thirds of the season were not nearly as successful.
The Mets were in first place at the end of July but Darling's 2–6 record the rest of the way was little help and the Chicago Cubs won the division by 6 ½ games. Darling finished 12–9 overall with an ERA of 3.81. 1985 was an improvement for Darling despite a career-high 114 walks. His April included a five-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts. On July 4, Darling pitched on one day's rest making the only relief appearance of his first seven seasons during a marathon 19-inning 16–13 win. Darling finished the legendary game in which 13 runs were scored in the extra innings alone and the Mets blew four leads and nearly blew a fifth. After starting 9 -- 2, he did not participate in the game. Overall, he posted his career-best winning percentage with a 16–6 record, his record could have been better but, in eight of his starts, he received seven no-decisions and a loss despite allowing less than two earned runs each time. On October 1, Darling pitched nine shutout innings on only four hits but the game was scoreless until the 11th.
The Mets narrowly missed the postseason but Darling established himself as a clear number-two starter behind Gooden's untouchable 24–4 season. In 1986, everything came together for the Darling was no exception, he finished with a 15–
William Roger Clemens, nicknamed "Rocket", is an American former baseball pitcher who played 24 seasons in Major League Baseball for four teams. Clemens was one of the most dominant pitchers in major league history, tallying 354 wins, a 3.12 earned run average, 4,672 strikeouts, the third-most all time. An 11-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion, he won seven Cy Young Awards during his career, more than any other pitcher in history. Clemens was known for his fierce competitive nature and hard-throwing pitching style, which he used to intimidate batters. Clemens debuted in the major leagues in 1984 with the Boston Red Sox, whose pitching staff he anchored for 12 years. In 1986, he won the American League Cy Young Award, the AL Most Valuable Player Award, the All-Star Game MVP Award, he struck out an MLB-record 20 batters in a single game. After the 1996 season, Clemens joined the Toronto Blue Jays. In each of his two seasons with Toronto, Clemens won a Cy Young Award, as well as the pitching triple crown by leading the league in wins, ERA, strikeouts.
Prior to the 1999 season, Clemens was traded to the New York Yankees where he won his two World Series titles. In 2003, he reached his 300th win and 4,000th strikeout in the same game. Clemens left for the Houston Astros in 2004, where he spent three seasons and won his seventh Cy Young Award, he rejoined the Yankees in 2007 for one last season before retiring. He is the only pitcher in major league history to record over 350 wins and strikeout over 4,500 batters. Clemens was alleged by the Mitchell Report to have used anabolic steroids during his late career based on testimony given by his former trainer, Brian McNamee. Clemens denied these allegations under oath before the United States Congress, leading congressional leaders to refer his case to the Justice Department on suspicions of perjury. On August 19, 2010, a federal grand jury at the U. S. District Court in Washington, D. C. indicted Clemens on six felony counts involving perjury, false statements and Contempt of Congress. Clemens pleaded not guilty, but proceedings were complicated by prosecutorial misconduct, leading to a mistrial.
The verdict from his second trial came in June 2012, when Clemens was found not guilty on all six counts of lying to Congress. Clemens was born in Dayton, the fifth child of Bill and Bess Clemens, he is of his great-grandfather Joseph Clemens having immigrated in the 1880s. Clemens's parents separated, his mother soon married Woody Booher. Booher died when Clemens was nine years old, Clemens has said that the only time he felt envious of other players was when he saw them in the clubhouse with their fathers. Clemens lived in Vandalia, until 1977, spent most of his high school years in Houston, Texas. At Spring Woods High School, Clemens played baseball for longtime head coach Charles Maiorana and played football and basketball, he was scouted by the Philadelphia Phillies and Minnesota Twins during his senior year, but opted to go to college. He began his college career pitching for San Jacinto College North in 1981, where he was 9–2; the New York Mets selected Clemens in the 12th round of the 1981 Major League Baseball draft, but he did not sign.
He attended the University of Texas at Austin, compiling a 25–7 record in two All-American seasons, was on the mound when the Longhorns won the 1983 College World Series. He became the first player to have his baseball uniform number retired at The University of Texas. In 2004, the Rotary Smith Award, given to America's best college baseball player, was changed to the Roger Clemens Award, honoring the best pitcher. At Texas, Clemens pitched 35 consecutive scoreless innings, a NCAA record that stood until Justin Pope broke it in 2001. Clemens was drafted 19th overall by the Boston Red Sox in 1983 and rose through the minor league system, making his major league debut on May 15, 1984. An undiagnosed torn labrum threatened to end his career early. In 1986, his 24 wins helped guide the Red Sox to a World Series berth and earned Clemens the American League MVP award for the regular season. Clemens started in the All-Star Game and was named the Most Valuable Player for throwing three perfect innings and striking out two.
He won the first of his seven Cy Young Awards. When Hank Aaron said that pitchers should not be eligible for the MVP, Clemens responded: "I wish he were still playing. I'd crack his head open to show him how valuable I was." Clemens was the only starting pitcher since Vida Blue in 1971 to win a league MVP award until Justin Verlander won the award in 2011. On April 29, 1986, Clemens became the first pitcher in history to strike out 20 batters in a nine-inning major league game, against the Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park. Other than Clemens, only Kerry Wood and Max Scherzer have matched the total. Clemens attributes his switch from what he calls a "thrower" to a "pitcher" to the partial season Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver spent with the Red Sox in 1986; the Red Sox came back from a 3-1 deficit in the American League Championship Series to the California Angels to advance to the World Series. After a victory in game five, Boston lead 3 games to 2 over the Mets with Clemens set to start game six at Shea Stadium.
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A four-seam fastball called a rising fastball, a four-seamer, or a cross-seam fastball, is a pitch in baseball. It is a member of the fastball family of pitches and is the hardest ball thrown by a pitcher; the name of the pitch derives from the fact that with every rotation of the ball as it is thrown, four seams come into view. A few pitchers at the major league level can sometimes reach a pitch speed of up to 100 mph, it is compared with the two-seam fastball. The four-seam fastball is designed purely for velocity; the ball is gripped with the index and middle fingers set on or across a line of the "horseshoe" seam that faces outward, i.e. away from the pitcher's body. The thumb is placed directly underneath the ball; the four-seam fastball is thrown with a straight overhead swing of the throwing arm. The ball leaves the thumb at the top of the throwing motion as the index and middle fingers play their grip on the "top" seam to roll it down the "back" of the ball, which imparts backspin to the ball that lasts the distance of the pitch.
The backspin affects the exchange of momentum between ball and surrounding air such that a lifting force called the Magnus effect offsets the downward pull of gravity on the ball. Further, backspin combined with the steady rotation of four seams in alignment with the direction of the pitch stabilizes the ball's flight-path. A successful four-seam fastball overpowers the batter with velocity zipping through the strike zone before the batter can timely commit to swing; the faster a four-seamer pitch is thrown, the more effective it will be. It is difficult for a batter to get "around on" the pitch—to swing the bat around to meet the ball—because he/she must swing early to "catch up" to the speedy pitch. One of the most dramatic and frequent tableaus in baseball is that of a frustrated batter helplessly swinging "empty" on a fastball that has passed the hitting zone, has made the catcher's mitt. Conversely, because the four-seamer doesn't break, it is quite hittable by the quick, "good-eye" batter who can "see" where the pitch will arrive.
Moreover, its extreme velocity helps experienced batters to hit it hard. Further, a fastball's effectiveness decreases if it is not thrown, i.e. if the pitch is not under control. Due to its straight and level flight an errant fastball will not fool many batters as to its direction; as a pitcher's fastball loses "heat", more batters will have sufficient time to read and hit the pitch. Pitching or throwing a fastball "comes naturally" to most athletes who throw baseballs; the fastball is one of the first pitches taught to young pitchers. It requires little unnatural motion of the arm, elbow or shoulders, the ball comes off the fingers when the pitch is completed as it is intended to be thrown; the fastball is the most common of pitches, as all pitchers throw a fastball as part of their standard repertoire. Scientific studies have shown that the four-seam and two-seam fastballs have the same flight paths and speeds, but a batter perceives a difference between them; the perceived difference is due to flicker fusion threshold, defined as the frequency that a flashing light appears "steady" to the human eye.
For example, for a series of flashed still-pictures to appear steady, the frequency of flashing has to be at a rate greater than the flicker fusion threshold, which for humans is about 60 Hz, or 60 cycles per second. A major league pitcher throws a baseball with a spin of around 20 rotations per second. With each rotation, a four-seam fastball presents four seams crossing the vision of the batter, producing a flicker rate of 80 Hz, which results in the batter not perceiving any features on the ball and having fewer visual cues than with the two-seamer to track it. Thus, the batter perceives the four-seam fastball as faster and higher than a two-seam fastball
Roger Craig (baseball)
Roger Lee Craig is an American former pitcher and manager in Major League Baseball. During a 12-year playing career, Craig won 10 or more games in 1956, 1957, 1962. A master of the split-finger fastball, Craig started his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers, closed out his career with the Philadelphia Phillies. Craig was the starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game One of the 1959 World Series, a series in which he started Game Four. Craig was the starting pitcher for one game apiece in the 1955 and 1956 World Series with the Brooklyn Dodgers, he pitched in relief in two World Series games for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1964, winning one game. Craig's overall World Series record was two wins and two losses, his teams won three of the four series. Craig was best known after that as a player for being an original 1962 New York Met, for losing the first game in team history, 11–4 in St. Louis, he was a stalwart of the legendarily bad team's pitching staff, finishing 10–24 and 5–22 games in those first two murderous seasons.
In 1963, Craig suffered through a personal 18-game losing streak as a pitcher. Remarkably, during those two seasons, he pitched 27 complete games, while winning a total of only 15, demonstrating that he was one of the best pitchers on the staff. During the 1962 and 1963 seasons, when Roger Craig lost 24 and 22 games the New York Mets played all of their home games at the antiquated Polo Grounds stadium, the former home of the New York Giants baseball team, his manager, Casey Stengel, told him, You've gotta be good to lose that many. At one point, Craig had dropped 18 in a row. But, he recalled, 11 of those times it took a shutout to beat me. From 1986 to 1992, Craig was the manager of the San Francisco Giants. In Craig's first five full seasons with the Giants 1986–90, they never finished with a losing record. Prior to coming to San Francisco, Craig served as a pitching coach for the 1984 World Champion Detroit Tigers and as manager of the San Diego Padres from 1978–79. From 1969–1984, he had become one of the better-known pitching coaches in Major League Baseball, working for the Padres, Houston Astros and Tigers, with a knack for teaching the split-finger fastball to his charges.
Under Craig the Giants won the National League Western Division title in 1987. The original term of "Humm Baby" was given to the roster's third catcher for the 1986 season, Brad Gulden, on his way out of baseball but he managed to squeeze onto the roster for the 1986 season. Craig felt that Gulden didn't have the talent but he had the heart so he called him the "Humm Baby"; the Giants' divisional title in 1987 came. The Giants came within one game of going to the World Series that year, losing to the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games. In 1989 the Giants won their first National League pennant since 1962 by defeating the Chicago Cubs in five games in the NLCS. Craig's Giants were swept in four games by the Oakland Athletics in the World Series. Roger Craig stepped down from the San Francisco Giants in 1992 after posting a 72–90 record, his successor, Dusty Baker, won 103 games the following year and won the 1993 National League Manager of the Year Award. Craig finished with a managerial record of 737 losses.
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Jhoulys Jose Chacín Molina is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball. He played for the Colorado Rockies, Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Angels, San Diego Padres. Chacín signed with the Colorado Rockies as an international free agent in 2004, was considered to be one of their top prospects prior to 2009 and 2010. Chacín was called up directly to the majors from the Double-A Tulsa Drillers on July 24, 2009. In 2010, in his first full season in MLB with the Rockies, Chacín had 9 wins, a 3.28 ERA, led all NL rookies in strikeouts with 138. Chacín started the 2011 season as one of the best young pitchers in baseball, but after the second half of the season, he became inconsistent with his mechanics, he did, finish with a record of 11–14 with a 3.62 ERA in 31 starts. In 194 innings pitched, he struck out 150 batters. However, he led the National League in walks with 87, he threw his first career shutout in his first career complete game on April 15, 2011.
In 2012, Chacín was limited to just 14 starts due to a pectoral injury. In 2013, Chacín rebounded to give the Rockies a much needed lift in the rotation, he finished. He kept the ball in the ballpark. Chacín began the 2014 season on the DL with shoulder inflammation. Chacín's 2014 was not good at all, as he battled through injury and inconsistency, managing to start just 11 games before being shut down for the season due to injury, his record finished at 1–7 and a career worst 5.40 ERA. On March 22, 2015, Chacín was released by the Rockies. On April 14, 2015, Chacín was signed to a minor league deal by the Cleveland Indians, he was granted his release on June 18 after exercising an opt-out clause. He had a 3.21 ERA in 7 starts for the Triple-A Columbus Clippers. On June 20, 2015, Chacín signed a minor league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Towards season's end, Chacin started 4 games for the D'Backs. On December 14, 2015, Chacín signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves, he was given a non-roster invitation to MLB Spring training.
Chacín began the 2016 season with the Gwinnett Braves of the Class AAA International League, was promoted to the major leagues on April 12. He started 5 games for the Braves, going 1–2 with a 5.40 ERA. On May 11, 2016, the Braves traded Chacín to the Los Angeles Angels for minor league pitcher Adam McCreery. Chacín began his tenure with the Angels in the rotation but was pushed to the bullpen, he served as a swingman for the Angels, appearing in 29 games total, 17 of them starts. He finished an ERA of 4.68 for the Angels. On December 20, 2016, Chacín signed a one-year contract with the San Diego Padres. At the end of spring training, he was tabbed to be the Padres opening day starter. Chacín finished the year 13 -- 10 with 1.27 WHIP in 180 1⁄3 innings and 153 strikeouts. He established career highs in games started and strikeout per nine innings, he shared the major league lead in hit batsmen, with 14. On December 21, 2017, Chacín signed a two-year, $15.5 million contract with the Milwaukee Brewers.
On June 2, 2018, Chacín earned his fourth win of the season with the Brewers while pitching 5 and two-thirds innings against the Chicago White Sox. On March 28, 2019, Chacín got the start for opening day against the St. Louis Cardinals, got the win, he hit his first major league home run against Miles Mikolas during the game. On December 1, 2010, Chacin's girlfriend Alba Iratorza gave birth to his daughter, Nicole. List of Major League Baseball players from Venezuela Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference Jhoulys Chacín on Twitter Jhoulys Chacín on Instagram