Commentary

Stock Watch

Updated: July 13, 2009, 4:30 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

STOCK UP

•Jonathan Sanchez entered Friday's game vs. San Diego with a 2-8 record; he left with the first no-hitter of the season!

•Michael Phelps broke the world record n the 100-meter butterfly.

•Jamie Moyer has won four straight decisions.

•Tim Lincecum is 10-2 with a 2.33 ERA.

•Andruw Jones and Paul Konerko each had three home-run games this week.

STOCK DOWN

•Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster landed on the DL after fracturing his big toe. He fell hopping over a dugout railing when he went to celebrate after a win.

•The Washington Nationals go into the All-Star break as the only MLB team with fewer than 30 wins.

•The San Diego Padres started the season 9-3. It has been struggle city ever since.

•What a difference a year makes. Indians pitcher Cliff Lee won the Cy Young last season, and he is 4-9 at the break this time around.

Dick Vitale

College Basketball analyst
Dick Vitale, college basketball's top analyst and ambassador, joined ESPN during the 1979-80 season. His thorough knowledge of the game is brought forth in an enthusiastic, passionate style. Vitale also contributes columns to ESPN.com.