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    2 Oct 2013 | 12:17 pm
    “Take me out to the ball game! Take me out to the crowd! Buy me some peanuts and crackerjacks. I don’t care if I ever get back…” The old baseball song still echoes in my mind every time I think about playing baseball as a kid. I first fell in love with the sport when I was just a young child and even now that I’m an adult working in Asia, I still enjoy watching my favorite teams on television. I created East Wind Up Chronicle as a blog to talk about all my favorite baseball teams, games, and information. We’ll cover everything from American baseball to playing here in Taiwan. If…
  • Indians 1B/OF Swisher Done for Season

    NYT > Baseball
    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Nick Swisher's disappointing second season with the Indians is over.
  • Schilling: Cancer caused by smokeless tobacco

    ARI Homepage News
    Spencer Fordin
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:44 am
    Curt Schilling said Wednesday that he believes his use of smokeless tobacco led to oral cancer that required radiation and chemotherapy. Schilling revealed the type of cancer he had while speaking on WEEI Radio during the Boston station's annual fund-raising broadcast for the Jimmy Fund.
  • Wood trying to pitch Braves to sweep of Pirates

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    Stephen Pianovich
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Gerrit Cole will look to give the struggling Pirates a shot in the arm when he returns from the disabled list for Wednesday's finale vs. Alex Wood and the surging Braves at PNC Park.
  • Giants file protest over rain-shortened loss

    CHC Homepage News
    Chris Haft
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    The Giants filed a protest Wednesday over Tuesday night's 2-0 loss to the Chicago Cubs, expressing skepticism about being told that groundskeepers would do all they could to render Wrigley Field's diamond in playable shape after a torrential rain storm.
 
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  • Schilling: Cancer caused by smokeless tobacco

    Spencer Fordin
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:44 am
    Curt Schilling said Wednesday that he believes his use of smokeless tobacco led to oral cancer that required radiation and chemotherapy. Schilling revealed the type of cancer he had while speaking on WEEI Radio during the Boston station's annual fund-raising broadcast for the Jimmy Fund.
  • Anderson chased in third as D-backs can't stop Nats

    Steve Gilbert
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Despite losing five of the first seven games on their current road trip, the D-backs could take some consolation in the fact that they were close games, with all but one decided by a single run. Tuesday night's game, not so much. The Nationals scored six runs in the third inning en route to an 8-1 win over the D-backs at Nationals Park.
  • D-backs call on Cahill to stop Nats' winning ways

    Adam Lichtenstein
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Nationals righty Tanner Roark had a sensational July, but August hasn't treated him so kindly. Washington has been in a real groove, bringing a season-high eight-game winning streak into the third game of the series against the D-backs, who counter with Trevor Cahill on Wednesday.
  • La Russa: Report on Gibson's future inaccurate

    Steve Gilbert
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Tony La Russa declined to meet with reporters Tuesday, but through a spokesperson, the D-backs' chief baseball officer said a USA Today report that stated the "D-backs currently plan to bring back" manager Kirk Gibson for 2015 was inaccurate.
  • D-backs keeping up with Little League World Series

    Steve Gilbert
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:22 pm
    There was a division within the D-backs' clubhouse Tuesday afternoon. On one side, you had Oliver Perez, a native of Culiacan, Mexico, rooting for the Little League team from Mexico. On the other, you had Ender Inciarte, David Peralta and Miguel Montero rooting for the Little League team from their native Venezuela.
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  • Wood trying to pitch Braves to sweep of Pirates

    Stephen Pianovich
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Gerrit Cole will look to give the struggling Pirates a shot in the arm when he returns from the disabled list for Wednesday's finale vs. Alex Wood and the surging Braves at PNC Park.
  • Braves roll to fifth straight win with rout of Bucs

    Mark Bowman
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:15 am
    Aaron Harang went 8 1/3 strong innings and Justin Upton led the charge with five RBIs as the Braves pushed their win streak to five with an 11-3 rout of the Pirates on Tuesday at PNC Park.
  • Gattis wows teammates with monster blast

    Mark Bowman
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Evan Gattis has caused a number of jaws to drop while displaying his incredible raw power during batting practice the past couple of years. Occasionally, he does the same in a game.
  • Fredi turning to bench players more regularly

    Mark Bowman
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:45 pm
    As he has seen his pinch-hitters prove to be significantly less productive than last year, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has shouldered some of the blame, saying that he has not has gotten his bench players the consistent playing time necessary to remain prepared for pinch-hit opportunities.
  • Heyward's move back to leadoff paying off

    Mark Bowman
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Given a choice, Jason Heyward would seemingly prefer resting in the middle of the lineup. But since moving back to the leadoff spot last week, Heyward has once again provided clear indication that he is the one Braves player best suited to fill this role.
 
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  • Giants file protest over rain-shortened loss

    Chris Haft
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    The Giants filed a protest Wednesday over Tuesday night's 2-0 loss to the Chicago Cubs, expressing skepticism about being told that groundskeepers would do all they could to render Wrigley Field's diamond in playable shape after a torrential rain storm.
  • Tarp troubles lead to delay, shortened game

    Daniel Kramer
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:41 am
    The Wrigley Field grounds crew encountered difficulty during Tuesday's game between the Cubs and Giants, leading to a four-hour, 34-minute delay that ultimately led to the game getting called early because of unplayable field conditions.
  • Rizzo's homer the difference in rain-shortened win

    Daniel Kramer
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:44 am
    The Cubs snuck away with a 2-0, rain-shortened win over the Giants to open a three-game series at Wrigley Field on Tuesday. The Cubs rode Anthony Rizzo's 29th homer to victory -- a two-run shot in the first that reached Sheffield Avenue.
  • Jackson leads Cubs in showdown with Giants

    Ryan Hood
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:21 am
    The Cubs will turn to Edwin Jackson in Wednesday's matchup against the visiting Giants, who will counter with Jake Peavy in a showdown of veteran pitchers.
  • Russell's and Edwards' big games not enough

    Teddy Cahill
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:42 pm
    Shortstop Addison Russell drove in five runs and right-hander C.J. Edwards threw five scoreless innings, but big games Tuesday from the Cubs' Nos. 3 and 6 prospects weren't enough for Double-A Tennessee to stave off a late comeback by Montgomery. The Biscuits scored the final seven runs of the game and defeated the Smokies, 7-6.
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  • Cueto looks to become baseball's first 16-game winner

    Manny Randhawa
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:38 pm
    The Reds, having lost four in a row and falling back in the postseason hunt, turn to Johnny Cueto on Wednesday against the Cardinals. Cueto will seek an MLB-high 16th win, while St. Louis eyes its seventh win in eight games.
  • Reds' bullpen struggles mount in fourth straight loss

    Mark Sheldon
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:12 pm
    For the fourth straight game, the Reds lost because of their opponent's final at-bat. J.J. Hoover hit Jon Jay with a pitch with the bases loaded to make it a walk-off loss in three of those four games -- albeit an uncanny one -- as the Cardinals took a 5-4 victory at Busch Stadium.
  • Hoover's tough year makes Reds infamy

    Mark Sheldon
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:25 pm
    Reds right-hander J.J. Hoover took his 10th loss on Tuesday night, tying the club record for losses among relievers with Harry Gumbert in 1947 and Tom Hume in 1980. Only Hoover has lost 10 straight.
  • Negron's playing time cut by Phillips' return

    Mark Sheldon
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Utility man Kristopher Negron has been one of the more productive hitters among the often offensively struggling Reds. But with Brandon Phillips back from the disabled list, playing time for Negron will come less often.
  • Holmberg coming back to start on Thursday

    Mark Sheldon
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Reds manager Bryan Price confirmed Tuesday that left-hander David Holmberg will be recalled from Triple-A Louisville to start Thursday against the Braves.
 
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  • Rockies unravel in late innings vs. red-hot Royals

    Thomas Harding
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    The American League Central-leading Royals got their 22nd victory in the last 27 games with a crushing 7-4 win over the Rockies at Coors Field on Tuesday night.
  • Rockies win challenge on steal of third

    Thomas Harding
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Rockies manager Walt Weiss challenged Nori Aoki's apparent steal of third and umpires quickly overturned third-base umpire Laz Diaz's safe call.
  • McBride promoted, Flande optioned to Triple-A

    Thomas Harding
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:07 pm
    The Rockies purchased the contract of first baseman-outfielder Matt McBride from Triple-A Colorado Springs for Tuesday night's game against the Royals, optioned left-hander Yohan Flande to Colorado Springs, and moved shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (left hip surgery) to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Betancourt may see Major League action

    Thomas Harding
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Rafael Betancourt, 39, who was with the Rockies 2009-13 with most of that time as the closer, signed a Minor League deal this summer. He made 14 appearances at Rookie Ball Grand Junction (1-0, 2.03 ERA), before making scoreless appearances for Colorado Springs Sunday and Monday against Fresno.
  • Cuddyer scratched with sore hamstring

    Thomas Harding
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:54 pm
    Michael Cuddyer was scratched from the Rockies' lineup Tuesday against the Royals because of hamstring soreness. Drew Stubbs took his place in the order. Manager Walt Weiss said Cuddyer was available to pinch-hit.
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    HOU Homepage News

  • Carter a driving force at home and for Astros

    Mark Newman
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Chris Carter has power, and we aren't just talking about 30 homers in 110 games. You can start with the 850-horsepower Shelby Mustang GT500 waiting for him back in Las Vegas.
  • Embracing spoiler role, Astros, Feldman eye series win

    David Wilson
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:26 pm
    Four back in the American League Wild Card race, the Yankees call on Michael Pineda, who will make his second start since returning from the disabled list. The Astros, who are embracing the spoiler role, will counter with Scott Feldman in the Bronx.
  • Carter's 30th homer unlocks Astros' win in ninth

    Brian McTaggart
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Chris Carter has grown accustomed to being asked about his strikeouts since he came to the Astros at the beginning of last season, but this time, his final at-bat -- a game-winning, three-run homer in the ninth inning to beat the Yankees, 7-4 -- was the topic of the day.
  • Astros honored to share in Jeter's final season

    Brian McTaggart
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:51 pm
    This week's series against the Yankees marks the final time the Astros will see Derek Jeter, who will retire this season following 20 years with the Yankees. Considering the Astros are the youngest team in baseball, many of the players grew up watching Jeter in his heyday.
  • Crain 'grinding away' to contribute to Astros

    Brian McTaggart
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Jesse Crain, who's been out all season after having biceps tendinitis surgery last October, joined the Astros briefly Tuesday at Yankee Stadium for a quick workout before flying back home to Houston.
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    LA Homepage News

  • Baseball is still Magic for many African-American fans

    Terence Moore
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    According to a growing consensus, African-Americans are disciples of football and basketball these days, but not particularly fond of the game Jackie Robinson courageously helped to integrate. Sorry, but I don't believe that. For those who do, they're not paying attention.
  • Dodgers cut down runner at third to seal win

    Michael Lananna
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:33 am
    First baseman Adrian Gonzalez cut off a throw from center fielder Yasiel Puig, saw the Padres' Abraham Almonte rounding third base aggressively and fired to Miguel Rojas for a tag play that -- after a review -- finalized the Dodgers' 8-6 win Tuesday night.
  • Dodgers nip slide behind Crawford's big night

    Ken Gurnick
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:13 am
    The Dodgers avoided their first four-game losing streak of the year Tuesday night, rallying from three runs down to beat the resurgent Padres, 8-6.
  • Hernandez set for first home start with Dodgers

    Will Laws
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:45 pm
    Left-hander Eric Stults, who is 2-0 with a 1.37 ERA this month for the resurgent Padres, makes the start Wednesday night in the second meeting of a three-game series at Dodger Stadium. He will be opposed by Roberto Hernandez, making his third turn through the rotation after joining Los Angeles via trade on Aug. 7.
  • Greinke could miss start with tender elbow

    Ken Gurnick
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:33 pm
    Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke is only a "possibility" to make his scheduled start on Thursday, manager Don Mattingly said after Tuesday night's 8-6 win over the Padres.
 
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    MIL Homepage News

  • Amid historic run, Fiers tries not to look at numbers

    Adam McCalvy and Caitlin Swieca
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:33 am
    The numbers that Mike Fiers has put up in his first three Major League starts in 2014 haven't just been impressive; they've been downright historic.
  • Gorzelanny to Henderson: Be patient after surgery

    Adam McCalvy and Caitlin Swieca
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:33 am
    Nearly nine months removed from a so-called "clean-up" procedure on his pitching shoulder, Brewers left-hander Tom Gorzelanny would offer simple advice to the teammate -- former closer Jim Henderson -- who underwent the same surgery this week.
  • Fiers, Brewers offense take apart Blue Jays

    Caitlin Swieca
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:26 pm
    Coming off a weekend sweep of the mighty Dodgers, the Brewers didn't skip a beat Tuesday night as they slugged their way to a 6-1 win over Toronto at Miller Park.
  • Henderson undergoes shoulder surgery

    Adam McCalvy
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:34 pm
    At least Brewers reliever Jim Henderson had a smile on his face Tuesday as a tough 2014 season came to a formal end.
  • Lohse, Garza have return dates in sight

    Adam McCalvy
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Target dates were in sight Tuesday for the returns of Brewers starter Kyle Lohse and Matt Garza from injuries. The team hopes to restore Lohse to the rotation next week in San Diego after he missed a start with a sore ankle, and Garza has been put on a path to return from a rib-cage strain sometime during the first week of September.
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  • Back stiffness keeps Norris from going full speed

    Aaron Leibowitz
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:56 pm
    A's catcher Derek Norris has been experiencing back stiffness, and he was not in Wednesday's starting lineup against the Mets in advance of Thursday's off-day.
  • A's snap five-game skid, keep pace with Angels

    Aaron Leibowitz
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:30 pm
    The A's returned to the Coliseum on Tuesday in search of some answers. They had lost five straight games and seven of their last eight. They had been struggling offensively. And, most importantly, they had slipped behind the Angels in the AL West. But home cooking is often a good remedy for these A's, as was the case in the first of two meetings with the Mets. Oakland won, 6-2, and while it was hardly an offensive eruption for the team that has scored the most runs in baseball, it was a step in the right direction.
  • Selig touches on A's stadium issue

    John Schlegel
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:18 pm
    Commissioner Bud Selig made a little bet with himself as he was flying to his last regular-season appearance at the home of the A's, figuring that the team's long quest for a new ballpark would be the first topic of discussion with the media.
  • A's to skip Hammel in rotation against Angels

    Aaron Leibowitz
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:21 pm
    With off-days this week on Monday and Thursday, the A's have decided to skip Jason Hammel's start originally scheduled for Friday against the Angels. Hammel is expected to rejoin the rotation during the following series in Houston.
  • Melvin grateful to Selig for helping him get started

    Aaron Leibowitz
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:21 pm
    Commissioner Bud Selig spent much of his time at the Coliseum on Tuesday fielding questions about the A's thorny stadium situation. Little light was shed on the issue -- but perhaps more was learned about manager Bob Melvin's relationship with the Commissioner: Selig helped Melvin get his first post-playing career job.
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    NYM Homepage News

  • Eveland gets cortisone injection in left elbow

    Anthony DiComo
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:43 pm
    The Mets' recent reliance on lefty specialist Josh Edgin has not been coincidence. Dana Eveland, the only other left-hander in New York's bullpen, is nursing a bout of elbow inflammation -- "tennis elbow," as he called it.
  • Nieuwenhuis a late scratch due to stiff neck

    Anthony DiComo
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis was a late scratch from Wednesday's game against the A's with a stiff neck.
  • Gee's rough fourth inning costly in loss to A's

    Anthony DiComo
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:12 pm
    By the fourth inning Tuesday, the Mets had recorded their fourth hit, matching their daily output in each of their previous four games. It may have been a moral victory, but it proved to be nothing more than that; the Mets mustered only three other knocks in a 6-2 loss to the A's at O.co Coliseum.
  • deGrom throws to hitters, intends to start Saturday

    Anthony DiComo
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:56 pm
    In what he called "a nice step" toward returning from the right rotator cuff tendinitis that has sidelined him since Aug. 8, Jacob deGrom faced live hitters in a bullpen session Tuesday with the intention of coming back from the disabled list for Saturday's game against the Dodgers.
  • Collins tinkers with lineup, bats Lagares leadoff

    Anthony DiComo
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:56 pm
    Seeking to jump-start an offense that came into Tuesday's play with 16 hits in its previous four games, Mets manager Terry Collins drew up one of his most unorthodox lineups of the season against the A's. Juan Lagares led off. Curtis Granderson batted second for the 10th time this season. Daniel Murphy sat on the bench and Travis d'Arnaud served as designated hitter.
 
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  • Phils bullpen steals show in finale vs. Mariners

    Erik Bacharach
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Cole Hamels limited the damage over five innings and the bullpen took over from there, holding the Mariners scoreless to preserve the Phillies' 4-3 win in Wednesday's rubber game at Citizens Bank Park.
  • Phillies could be in market for Cuban talent

    Todd Zolecki
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:12 am
    General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said last week the Phillies need to make serious upgrades to their offense. Multiple sources indicated recently the Phillies will take a shot at Cuban free agent Rusney Castillo, but they are not expected to sign him.
  • Schilling: Cancer caused by smokeless tobacco

    Spencer Fordin
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:44 am
    Curt Schilling said Wednesday that he believes his use of smokeless tobacco led to oral cancer that required radiation and chemotherapy. Schilling revealed the type of cancer he had while speaking on WEEI Radio during the Boston station's annual fund-raising broadcast for the Jimmy Fund.
  • Burnett ponders future after setback for Phils

    Todd Zolecki
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:37 pm
    A.J. Burnett struck out nine in 7 2/3 innings on Tuesday, but his problems with walks continued and the offense was held silent by Hisashi Iwakuma in a 5-2 loss to the Mariners.
  • Phils president: GM Amaro 'not on the hot seat'

    Todd Zolecki, Erik Bacharach and Greg Johns
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Phillies president David Montgomery's support for GM Ruben Amaro Jr. has not wavered publicly, including Tuesday at the organization's Baseball 101 Clinic and Luncheon for Women at Citizens Bank Park. "Ruben is not on the hot seat," he told a large group of Phillies fans during a question-and-answer session.
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  • Martinez's happy homecoming spurs Rangers in finale

    T.R. Sullivan
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:20 pm
    The Nick Martinez Fan Club showed ready to cheer for the local boy, and he followed through with seven strikeouts over six two-run innings in a 5-4 victory over the Marlins on Wednesday afternoon at Marlins Park.
  • Knee surgeries will end Swisher's 2014 season

    Jordan Bastian
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:24 pm
    The Indians announced on Wednesday that Swisher was scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery on both knees in the afternoon in Los Angeles, with Dr. Neal ElAttrache slated to perform the debridement procedures. Swisher is expected to need eight to 10 weeks for recovery.
  • Phils bullpen steals show in finale vs. Mariners

    Erik Bacharach
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Cole Hamels limited the damage over five innings and the bullpen took over from there, holding the Mariners scoreless to preserve the Phillies' 4-3 win in Wednesday's rubber game at Citizens Bank Park.
  • Back stiffness keeps Norris from going full speed

    Aaron Leibowitz
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:56 pm
    A's catcher Derek Norris has been experiencing back stiffness, and he was not in Wednesday's starting lineup against the Mets in advance of Thursday's off-day.
  • Eveland gets cortisone injection in left elbow

    Anthony DiComo
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:43 pm
    The Mets' recent reliance on lefty specialist Josh Edgin has not been coincidence. Dana Eveland, the only other left-hander in New York's bullpen, is nursing a bout of elbow inflammation -- "tennis elbow," as he called it.
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  • Cole hoping to boost Bucs vs. surging Braves

    Stephen Pianovich
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Gerrit Cole will look to give the struggling Pirates a shot in the arm when he returns from the disabled list for Wednesday's finale vs. Alex Wood and the surging Braves at PNC Park.
  • With Cutch back, don't count out the slumping Pirates

    Anthony Castrovince
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    Although the Pirates dropped their season-worst seventh straight Tuesday, they did get reigning NL MVP Award winner Andrew McCutchen back from the DL, and the Bucs are still very much in position to make a run at an NL Wild Card spot.
  • Liriano roughed up as Bucs drop seventh straight

    Stephen Pianovich
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:27 pm
    Francisco Liriano gave up a season-high seven earned runs in just four-plus innings as the Pirates saw their slide reach seven games in an 11-3 loss to the Braves on Tuesday at PNC Park.
  • No setbacks for McCutchen in return to action

    Tom Singer
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:14 pm
    Andrew McCutchen returned to action Tuesday, and the outfielder reported feeling fine physically in his first game back from a rib fracture.
  • Cutch: Plunking may have contributed to injury

    Tom Singer
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Upon his return to the active list on Tuesday, Andrew McCutchen acknowledged the likelihood that getting drilled in the back by Randall Delgado's pitch on Aug. 2 contributed to the avulsion rib fracture that sent him to the DL for the first time in his career.
 
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  • Extension Candidate: Kole Calhoun

    Charlie Wilmoth
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:41 pm
    The Angels’ farm system hasn’t won much praise recently, but it seems to have produced a hit in Kole Calhoun. The outfielder sped through the minors despite a relatively modest pedigree (he was an eighth-round pick as a college senior in 2010), skipping Double-A and making it to the big leagues in two years. Last season, in his first extended shot in the Majors, he hit .282/.347/.462 in 222 plate appearances, and this year he’s proven that was no fluke, hitting .294/.349/.485 so far. Offensively, Calhoun combines high batting averages with good power, and he also provides…
  • Minor Moves: Joe Gardner

    Charlie Wilmoth
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Here are today’s minor moves from around the game. The Braves have signed righty Joe Gardner to a minor league deal, according to MiLB.com. Gardner is best known as one of the four players the Rockies sent the Indians for Ubaldo Jimenez in 2011 (with Drew Pomeranz, Alex White and Matt McBride being the others). Now 26, Gardner has spent part of the 2014 season with Double-A Tennessee in the Cubs system and part of it with the independent Lancaster Barnstormers, for whom he posted a 2.51 ERA with 8.0 K/9 and 4.0 BB/9 in 43 innings.
  • White Sox To Release Charlie Leesman

    Charlie Wilmoth
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:25 pm
    AUG. 20: The White Sox have requested unconditional release waivers on Leesman, tweets Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune. AUG. 16: The White Sox have designated lefty Charlie Leesman for assignment in a flurry of roster moves, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago tweets. The White Sox also activated Avisail Garcia, moved Moises Sierra (oblique) to the disabled list, promoted Eric Surkamp and moved Javy Guerra to the bereavement list. Garcia, the key return in last year’s Jake Peavy trade, has not played in the big leagues since April due to a labrum injury. His surgery was previously believed to…
  • Rusney Castillo Could Land Five Years, $50-60MM

    Steve Adams
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:02 pm
    The Red Sox, Giants and Tigers were said to be the front-runners for Cuban free agent Rusney Castillo as of yesterday evening. The outfielder’s rumored asking price continues to crawl upward as his decision reportedly inches closer. We’ll keep track of today’s Castillo rumors in this post… ESPN’s Jayson Stark hears that the bidding for Castillo could cost $50-60MM over five years. Stark lists five of the six usual suspects as finalists, noting that the Red Sox, Tigers, Giants, Phillies and Yankees remain in the mix for Castillo. The Phillies will take a shot at…
  • Central Links: Dirks, Cubs, Morton, Meyer, Reds

    Steve Adams
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks suffered yet another setback in his return from back surgery i a rehab game on Sunday, according to James Schmel of MLive.com. Dirks sustained the second hamstring injury of his rehab assignment, and while the results of a Tuesday MRI have yet to be disclosed, it’s looking unlikely that he will play for the Tigers at all this season, writes Schmel. There are just 13 games remaining in the minor league regular season, and Dirks may not have enough time to rehab and prepare himself to suit up for the reigning AL Central champs this year. Here’s more…
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  • Suburban Hostess Twinkie plant closing – again

    WGN Web Desk
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Hostess Brands said Wednesday that it will close its Schiller Park bakery, where Twinkies have been produced for 84 years, affecting about 400 employees. The plant, only one of four remaining Hostess bakeries in the country, is expected to close in October. The Schiller Park location is the only one remaining in the state. Twinkies were invented in the Chicago area in 1930. Hostess re-opened the facility, which also makes CupCakes and Ho Hos, in July of last year following the snack brands’ $410 million purchase by private equity firms Apollo Global Management and C. Dean Metropoulos &…
  • VIDEO: Enormous fish swallows up 4-foot shark

    WGN Web Desk
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Note to the big fish in the little pond, there’s usually a bigger fish. A recent video gone viral shows a shark – a four foot shark according to the YouTube description – being eaten by a giant grouper. The description notes it was a Goliath grouper that swallowed up a black tip shark off the coast of Bonita Springs Florida. The action starts around the :30-second mark.
  • Harvey’s Own Nelsan Ellis on the end of “True Blood”

    WGN Web Desk
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:42 pm
  • The Perfect Storm

    Bob Vorwald
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:37 pm
    The “Perfect Storm” headline is too easy for what occurred Tuesday night at Wrigley Field, but it fits the best. There are a lot of frayed emotions among the San Francisco Giants and their fans today because of what happened and believe me, I sympathize. I think the Cubs and the umpires and Major League Baseball did too last night, which is why they waited four and a half hours before calling the game.   In this Twitter world, we love to point fingers at people when something goes awry like this. The easy choice here is the grounds crew simply because it had a difficult time…
  • Slain American journalist educated, taught in Chicago

    Bill Kissinger
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:53 am
    Beheaded American journalist James Foley had some strong Chicago area ties. Foley, 40, taught reading and writing to inmates at the Cook County Sheriff’s boot camp for four or five  years. The Cook County jail executive director Cara Smith said Foley “ … was just a passionate employee, dedicated about working with participants and doing what he could to turn lives around.’’ He also received a degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. The university has released a statement saying, “Our Medill family is shocked and deeply saddened by the…
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  • Dodgers cut down runner at third to seal win

    Michael Lananna
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:33 am
    First baseman Adrian Gonzalez cut off a throw from center fielder Yasiel Puig, saw the Padres' Abraham Almonte rounding third base aggressively and fired to Miguel Rojas for a tag play that -- after a review -- finalized the Dodgers' 8-6 win Tuesday night.
  • After Gyorko's loud start, Padres' rally clipped

    Corey Brock
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:06 am
    Jedd Gyorko staked the Padres to a first-inning lead with a three-run homer, but Ian Kennedy struggled to hold off the Dodgers, who rallied and hung on for an 8-6 victory Tuesday night.
  • Stults on nice run entering matchup in LA

    Will Laws
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:45 pm
    Left-hander Eric Stults, who is 2-0 with a 1.37 ERA this month for the resurgent Padres, makes the start Wednesday night in the second meeting of a three-game series at Dodger Stadium. He will be opposed by Roberto Hernandez, making his third turn through the rotation after joining Los Angeles via trade on Aug. 7.
  • Preller brings renowned scout Welke from Texas

    Corey Brock
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:50 pm
    New Padres general manager A.J. Preller has made his first official hire, as he's bringing renowned scout and longtime friend Don Welke with him from the Rangers.
  • Hahn sent down to ease workload; Garces called up

    Corey Brock
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:19 pm
    Since the start of Spring Training, the Padres have talked about being vigilant regarding Jesse Hahn's innings. After throwing 69 innings last season, Hahn is at 110 1/3 innings between the Majors and Minors. On Tuesday, the club optioned him back to Double-A and promoted lefty reliever Frank Garces.
 
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  • Cards look to stay hot, deny Cueto's 16th victory

    Manny Randhawa
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:38 pm
    The Reds, having lost four in a row and falling back in the postseason hunt, turn to Johnny Cueto on Wednesday against the Cardinals. Cueto will seek an MLB-high 16th win, while St. Louis eyes its seventh win in eight games.
  • Descalso is stepping up of late

    Jenifer Langosch
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Daniel Descalso, who doubled in the tying run for the second straight night on Tuesday, has quietly put together a strong stretch this month, providing the Cardinals with production similar to what he has late in the season the last few years.
  • Peralta sets Cards shortstop homer mark

    Jenifer Langosch
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:56 pm
    With a 438-foot shot into the second deck of the left-field stands on Tuesday night, Jhonny Peralta assumed sole possession as the Cardinals' single-season home run leader at the shortstop position.
  • Cards stay hot with another walk-off win

    Jenifer Langosch
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Jon Jay was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the ninth inning on Tuesday to give the Cardinals their second walk-off win over the Reds in as many nights. With the 5-4 victory, they are 5-1 on the current homestand.
  • Memphis' success won't alter callup plans

    Jenifer Langosch
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Triple-A Memphis seems headed toward a division title and playoff berth, but the Cardinals still plan to bring up a large group of Redbirds when Major League rosters expand in September.
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  • Giants file protest over rain-shortened loss

    Chris Haft
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    The Giants filed a protest Wednesday over Tuesday night's 2-0 loss to the Chicago Cubs, expressing skepticism about being told that groundskeepers would do all they could to render Wrigley Field's diamond in playable shape after a torrential rain storm.
  • Tarp troubles lead to delay, shortened game

    Daniel Kramer
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:41 am
    The Wrigley Field grounds crew encountered difficulty during Tuesday's game between the Cubs and Giants, leading to a four-hour, 34-minute delay that ultimately led to the game getting called early because of unplayable field conditions.
  • Giants handed rain-shortened loss after lengthy delay

    Chris Haft
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:29 am
    After a rain delay Tuesday night exceeding 4 1/2 hours and after indications that action would resume, the Giants suddenly were dealt a 2-0 loss to the Chicago Cubs when it was decided that the game would not be restarted.
  • Peavy takes on Cubs as Giants chase postseason

    Ryan Hood
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:21 am
    The Cubs will turn to Edwin Jackson in Wednesday's matchup against the visiting Giants, who will counter with Jake Peavy in a showdown of veteran pitchers.
  • Panik's dislocated left pinkie recovering well

    Chris Haft
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Recovering nicely from a dislocated left pinkie, Giants second baseman Joe Panik was expected to be available to pinch-hit if necessary during Tuesday night's series opener against the Chicago Cubs.
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  • Nats' win streak to eight games with rout of D-backs

    Bill Ladson
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The Nationals continue to stay hot as they won their eighth consecutive game and pounded the D-backs, 8-1, at Nationals Park on Tuesday night. A six-run third inning and eight innings out of Stephen Strasburg led the way for Washington.
  • Strasburg sets personal high for single-season K's

    Daniel Popper
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Stephen Strasburg fanned four D-backs batters over eight innings Tuesday night at Nationals Park, tied for his lowest strikeout total since the beginning of July. However, the performance was enough to give the hard-throwing right-hander 198 strikeouts on the season, a new single-season career high.
  • Nats turn to Roark looking for ninth straight win

    Adam Lichtenstein
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Nationals righty Tanner Roark had a sensational July, but August hasn't treated him so kindly. Washington has been in a real groove, bringing a season-high eight-game winning streak into the third game of the series against the D-backs, who counter with Trevor Cahill on Wednesday.
  • Nats closely following Little League World Series

    Daniel Popper
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Mo'ne Davis has taken Williamsport, Pa., and the sporting community by storm this past week, as she continues to lead Pennsylvania in the team's quest for a championship at the Little League World Series. Even Nationals players can't help but watch in amazement.
  • Williams: Aggressive Harper still learning, maturing

    Daniel Popper
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Bryce Harper led off the bottom of the fifth inning of the Nationals' 5-4 win over the D-backs Monday night with a sharp line-drive single to right field. He sprinted out of the box and took an ambitious turn around first, stopping about 15 feet away from the base.
 
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  • Chen, exceptional in second half, aims for sweep

    David Wilson
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Wei-Yin Chen, who will be on the mound for Baltimore in the series finale, has been exceptional in the second half. Chicago will turn to Hector Noesi as it tries to stave off the sweep.
  • Tillman twirls a gem for rolling O's

    Brittany Ghiroli
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Chris Tillman continued an impressive stretch with an eight-inning gem that kept first-place Baltimore rolling to a 5-1 win -- and series victory -- over Chicago.
  • Ubaldo moved to bullpen; Gonzalez will start Sunday

    Brittany Ghiroli
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:13 pm
    The Orioles have moved the struggling Ubaldo Jimenez to the bullpen, Buck Showalter announced on Tuesday, and Miguel Gonzalez will return from the Minors to start on Sunday.
  • Led by Markakis' bat and glove, O's top Sale

    Brittany Ghiroli
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Led by a three-hit night and tremendous leaping catch from Nick Markakis, who blasted a two-run homer as part of a five-run eighth inning, the Orioles blew past the White Sox and their ace, Chris Sale, with an 8-2 series-opening victory.
  • Markakis' jaw-dropping grab saves O's

    Brittany Ghiroli
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:31 pm
    It takes a lot to get Buck Showalter overly excited, but Nick Markakis' leaping grab over the fence on Monday did the trick. "Are you kidding me?" Showalter said.
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  • Schilling: Cancer caused by smokeless tobacco

    Spencer Fordin
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:44 am
    Curt Schilling said Wednesday that he believes his use of smokeless tobacco led to oral cancer that required radiation and chemotherapy. Schilling revealed the type of cancer he had while speaking on WEEI Radio during the Boston station's annual fund-raising broadcast for the Jimmy Fund.
  • In return to Triple-A, Ranaudo notches 14th win

    Teddy Cahill
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:13 pm
    Making his first start since being optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket last week, right-hander Anthony Ranaudo, the Red Sox's No. 5 prospect, threw five scoreless innings Tuesday as Triple-A Pawtucket defeated Lehigh Valley, 7-0.
  • Sox rally to pull even, but fall to Halos on late hit

    Steven Petrella
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:32 pm
    After manufacturing a few runs to get back in the game, the Red Sox just couldn't push across another one to win it. Instead, it was Angels catcher Chris Iannetta who delivered a ninth-inning RBI double off Koji Uehara to give the Halos a 4-3 win on Tuesday night at Fenway Park.
  • Buchholz, Red Sox face tough test vs. Richards, Halos

    Quinn Roberts
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Angels righty Garrett Richards, who took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his first career start against the Red Sox earlier this month, faces Boston again Wednesday at Fenway Park. Opposing Richards will be righty Clay Buchholz, who's coming off back-to-back strong outings.
  • Middlebrooks day to day with tight right hamstring

    Steven Petrella
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks left Tuesday night's game against the Angels in the fourth inning with what the club called right hamstring tightness.
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  • Chicago turns to Noesi in finale with Baltimore

    David Wilson
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Wei-Yin Chen, who will be on the mound for Baltimore in the series finale, has been exceptional in the second half. Chicago will turn to Hector Noesi as it tries to stave off the sweep.
  • Trouble finds Quintana late vs. Orioles

    Scott Merkin
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Jose Quintana cruised through five innings with one run allowed on four hits but yielded three runs on four hits in the sixth en route to a 5-1 loss to the Orioles on Tuesday night.
  • Abreu's homerless streak at an end

    Scott Merkin
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:26 pm
    Jose Abreu ended a drought of 77 plate appearances without a home run by connecting in the first inning on Tuesday against Baltimore's Chris Tillman, launching a 0-1 changeup 405 feet into the stands in left-center with two outs.
  • Hawk does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Scott Merkin
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Ken "Hawk" Harrelson, the White Sox colorful television play-by-play man, took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge following the third inning of Tuesday's game between the White Sox and Orioles at U.S. Cellular Field.
  • Relievers say they need to pitch inside more

    Scott Merkin
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Zach Putnam certainly doesn't want to speak for the entire bullpen, but he agrees with Matt Lindstrom's assessment following Monday night's defeat that the White Sox relievers need to pitch inside a bit more to be effective.
 
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  • Knee surgeries will end Swisher's 2014 season

    Jordan Bastian
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:24 pm
    The Indians announced on Wednesday that Swisher was scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery on both knees in the afternoon in Los Angeles, with Dr. Neal ElAttrache slated to perform the debridement procedures. Swisher is expected to need eight to 10 weeks for recovery.
  • House, Indians look to stay hot against Twins

    Manny Randhawa
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:45 pm
    The Tribe will send left-hander T.J. House to the mound on Wednesday against Minnesota. House's counterpart, Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco, intends to make sure no part of any late-season surge by Cleveland takes place on his watch.
  • On day of callup, Holt keys Tribe's win

    Jordan Bastian
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:24 pm
    Recalled from Triple-A Columbus prior to the contest, Tyler Holt landed in Minnesota roughly a half-hour before the first pitch and arrived to the ballpark shortly after the game began to give the club an option off the bench. It was a good thing that Holt did not hit any major delays, because he delivered the decisive hit in the Indians' 7-5 comeback win over the Twins.
  • Indians bringing back Atchison in 2015

    Jordan Bastian
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:22 pm
    The Indians announced Tuesday that reliever Scott Atchison has agreed to a contract extension for the 2015 season, and the team will hold a club option for 2016.
  • Swisher visits specialist for ailing right knee

    Jordan Bastian
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:43 pm
    The Indians plan on waiting one more day before disclosing the extent of the damage in Nick Swisher's ailing right knee. On Tuesday, Swisher was joined by Indians head athletic trainer James Quinlan in Los Angeles, where the veteran designated hitter underwent an exam by knee specialist Dr. Neal ElAttrache.
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  • Tigers gain, save run following replay reviews

    David Adler
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Instant replay smiled on the Tigers in their series opener against the Rays on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field. First, a crew chief review overturned a Tampa Bay home run, and later, manager Brad Ausmus' successful challenge overturned a catch that gave Miguel Cabrera an RBI single.
  • Tigers hold second Wild Card with extras win

    David Adler
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:35 pm
    Max Scherzer settled in after yielding four early runs, but it was a bases-loaded walk by Victor Martinez in the 11th inning that helped the Tigers earn an 8-6 win over the Rays on Tuesday night.
  • Porcello aims to help Tigers stay tough on Rays

    Manny Randhawa
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Jake Odorizzi and the Rays will look to bounce back and even the series against Rick Porcello and the Tigers on Wednesday at Tropicana Field.
  • Price gets warm welcome back to Tropicana

    Adam Berry
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:55 pm
    The Rays honored former ace David Price with a video presentation and a standing ovation during the second inning of Tuesday's game against the Tigers. The left-hander admitted he's not excited about facing the players he shared a clubhouse with three weeks ago.
  • Verlander positive about his throwing session

    David Adler
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander said he felt good after spending 10-15 minutes throwing from about 60 feet in the Tropicana Field outfield before Tuesday's series opener against the Rays.
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  • Royals Minor League report: Aug. 19

    20 Aug 2014 | 11:32 am
    Carlos Peguero drove in all four Omaha runs. He hit a solo homer in the second, a two-run shot in the fourth and an RBI double in the sixth.
  • Infante's four hits help Royals keep pace in race

    Cody Ulm
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:09 pm
    On Tuesday night, the Royals scored six runs with two outs in the seventh and eighth to rally for a 7-4 series-opening victory over the Rockies at Coors Field.
  • Royals' newfound confidence prompted streak

    Tracy Ringolsby
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Twenty-nine years removed from the only World Series championship in franchise history -- and the last postseason appearance the Royals made -- this is a team that has gone from wanting to claim a Wild Card spot to a team that feels it can win a division.
  • Rockies win challenge on steal of third

    Thomas Harding
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Rockies manager Walt Weiss challenged Nori Aoki's apparent steal of third and umpires quickly overturned third-base umpire Laz Diaz's safe call.
  • Sparkman, O'Hearn receive Minor League honors

    Cody Ulm
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:48 pm
    On Tuesday, the Royals named Class A Advanced Wilmington right-hander Glenn Sparkman and Rookie Ball Idaho Falls first baseman Ryan O'Hearn their pitcher and player of the month for July.
 
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  • Angels stay hot, maintain half-game West lead

    Alden Gonzalez
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Chris Iannetta lofted a Koji Uehara offering to the Green Monster for an RBI double, plating Brennan Boesch for the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth to lead the Angels to a 4-3 win over the Red Sox on Tuesday night at Fenway Park. The American League West-leading Angels are a half-game ahead of the A's, who beat the Mets, 6-2.
  • 'Little guy' Calhoun leaps high to rob home run

    Alden Gonzalez
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Jered Weaver has been on the mound for at least two of the Angels' best home run robberies. On Tuesday night at Fenway Park, he watched glowingly as right fielder Kole Calhoun saved three runs by taking one away from Brock Holt.
  • Richards looking to twirl another gem against Red Sox

    Quinn Roberts
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Angels righty Garrett Richards, who took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his first career start against the Red Sox earlier this month, faces Boston again Wednesday at Fenway Park. Opposing Richards will be righty Clay Buchholz, who's coming off back-to-back strong outings.
  • Pujols rewarded as Angels win challenge

    Alden Gonzalez
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Angels first baseman Albert Pujols insisted that umpires turn to replay on a bang-bang play and wound up being right, getting an RBI single and taking away what would've been a phenomenal play by Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks in Tuesday night's game.
  • Angels: Support system not an issue for Hamilton

    Alden Gonzalez
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Josh Hamilton isn't old and he isn't hurt, but for some reason, he also isn't right. The Angels left fielder wasn't last year, when he finished with a .250 batting average, 21 homers and 79 RBIs despite getting hot over the final six weeks. He isn't this year, heading into Tuesday's game against the Red Sox on a 5-for-41 slump that dropped his batting average to .263.
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  • Twins turn to Nolasco looking to bounce back

    Manny Randhawa
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:45 pm
    The Tribe will send left-hander T.J. House to the mound on Wednesday against Minnesota. House's counterpart, Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco, intends to make sure no part of any late-season surge by Cleveland takes place on his watch.
  • Twins' five-run first inning goes for naught

    Rhett Bollinger
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:15 pm
    The Twins scored five runs before they even registered an out in the first inning, but they couldn't hold on to the early lead in a 7-5 loss to the Indians on Tuesday night at Target Field.
  • Pelfrey progressing, but won't pitch this year

    Rhett Bollinger
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Twins right-hander Mike Pelfrey said he has progressed to throwing from 105 feet with a target date of Sept. 8 to throw off a mound, but won't return before the end of the season.
  • Ex-Twins skipper Kelly works with Vargas on defense

    Rhett Bollinger
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Former Twins manager Tom Kelly came to Target Field on Tuesday to work with rookie Kennys Vargas on his defense at first base. Vargas has been primarily serving as the club's designated hitter since being called up from Double-A New Britain on July 31.
  • Prospect May's wildness resurfaces in home debut

    Rhett Bollinger
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:38 pm
    Rookie Trevor May appeared to put his control issues behind him early in his second career start, but ultimately struggled again with walks in a three-run fifth inning in a 6-4 Twins loss to the Royals on Monday night at Target Field.
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  • Yankees reach out with a hand of inclusion

    Billy Bean
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:13 am
    In his first event as MLB's ambassador for inclusion, Billy Bean was joined by Yankees general manager Brian Cashman and assistant GM Jean Afterman for a visit to talk to LGBTQ youth at the Hetrick-Martin Institute in New York City.
  • Trying to capitalize, Yanks hope Pineda can quiet Astros

    David Wilson
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:26 pm
    Four back in the American League Wild Card race, the Yankees call on Michael Pineda, who will make his second start since returning from the disabled list. The Astros, who are embracing the spoiler role, will counter with Scott Feldman in the Bronx.
  • Yankees zapped late, take step back in WC chase

    Jake Kring-Schreifels
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:53 pm
    With the game tied in the ninth, David Robertson struggled with his command and eventually gave up a deciding three-run homer to Chris Carter in a tough 7-4 defeat to the Astros. With Tuesday night victories by the Mariners and Tigers, the Yankees dropped to four games back in the American League Wild Card chase.
  • Jeter's hit that tied Wagner now ruled an error

    Jamal Collier and Jake Kring-Schreifels
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Major League Baseball slightly altered history on Tuesday with a scoring change to the Yankees' game against the Indians on Aug. 8. Derek Jeter reached base in the first inning on what was originally ruled an infield single and the 3,430th hit in his career, which tied Honus Wagner for sixth place on baseball's all-time hits list. That play has now been ruled an error on Cleveland first baseman Carlos Santana, who could not cleanly handle a throw from shortstop Jose Ramirez.
  • Bullpen may be an option for recovering Phelps

    Jamal Collier and Jake Kring-Schreifels
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Injured Yankees starter David Phelps made 50 throws from 60 feet Monday and said everything felt good as he recovers from right elbow inflammation.
 
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  • Paxton takes first loss as Mariners fall in Philly

    Greg Johns
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:12 pm
    James Paxton struggled with his command and the Mariners were stifled by the Phillies' bullpen in a 4-3 loss on Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park.
  • Mariners release potential playoff ticket information

    Greg Johns
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:37 am
    With six weeks remaining in the regular season and the Mariners in contention for their first playoff berth since 2001, Major League Baseball has granted permission for the club to begin offering tickets to potential postseason games at Safeco Field.
  • Zunino proving adept at getting plunked

    Greg Johns
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:52 am
    Mike Zunino goes up to the plate looking for hits, not looking to get hit. But that hasn't stopped the Mariners' catcher from getting plunked 14 times this season, the most in the American League entering Wednesday.
  • McClendon gives Ackley rest for finale

    Greg Johns
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    Though Dustin Ackley has been swinging a hot bat of late, Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon gave the outfielder a day off Wednesday to rest a sore back and also take advantage of Thursday's off-day.
  • MLB Notebook: Iwakuma follows King's lead

    Roger Schlueter
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    Hisashi Iwakuma fanned 11 in eight scoreless innings and picked up his 12th win on Tuesday. He and Felix Hernandez are on pace to become the third set of teammates in the live-ball era to each finish the year with a sub-1.00 WHIP.
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  • Rays activate Myers from 60-day DL

    Bill Chastain
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:31 pm
    The Rays activated reigning American League Rookie of the Year Wil Myers from the 60-day disabled list Wednesday afternoon.
  • Tigers gain, save run following replay reviews

    David Adler
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Instant replay smiled on the Tigers in their series opener against the Rays on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field. First, a crew chief review overturned a Tampa Bay home run, and later, manager Brad Ausmus' successful challenge overturned a catch that gave Miguel Cabrera an RBI single.
  • Rays burned by walk, missed catch in extras

    Bill Chastain
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    James Loney belted a three-run homer in the first, but Rays starter Chris Archer labored in a tough fifth and a bases-loaded walk in the 11th led to an 8-6 loss to the Tigers on Tuesday night.
  • Rays turn to Odorizzi in rematch against Tigers

    Manny Randhawa
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Jake Odorizzi and the Rays will look to bounce back and even the series against Rick Porcello and the Tigers on Wednesday at Tropicana Field.
  • Price gets warm welcome back to Tropicana

    Adam Berry
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:55 pm
    The Rays honored former ace David Price with a video presentation and a standing ovation during the second inning of Tuesday's game against the Tigers. The left-hander admitted he's not excited about facing the players he shared a clubhouse with three weeks ago.
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  • Martinez's happy homecoming spurs Rangers in finale

    T.R. Sullivan
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:20 pm
    The Nick Martinez Fan Club showed ready to cheer for the local boy, and he followed through with seven strikeouts over six two-run innings in a 5-4 victory over the Marlins on Wednesday afternoon at Marlins Park.
  • Lewis, Rangers take on first-place Royals at home

    Manny Randhawa
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The last time the Royals were in first place this late in the season was in 2003, though they couldn't hold their lead and make the postseason. As Kansas City tries to ensure that history doesn't repeat itself, Yordano Ventura takes the hill against Colby Lewis and the Rangers on Friday.
  • Struggling lefties rest vs. right-hander Eovaldi

    T.R. Sullivan
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    The Rangers faced right-hander Nathan Eovaldi on Wednesday in the series finale against the Marlins, and manager Ron Washington decided to sit Jim Adduci and Mike Carp.
  • Holland not quite ready to rejoin Rangers' rotation

    T.R. Sullivan
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
    The Rangers see Derek Holland making progress in his recovery from offseason knee surgery. They still don't see him ready to return to the Major Leagues.
  • Buckel flashes signs of comeback in Minors

    T.R. Sullivan
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
    Cody Buckel, once one of the Rangers' top pitching prospects, is starting to show signs that he is overcoming his serious control problems.
 
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  • Walk-free outing important way for Drabek to debut

    Gregor Chisholm
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
    Kyle Drabek has something positive to build from after a pair of scoreless innings vs. the Brewers on Tuesday night. The Blue Jays pitcher allowed one hit and struck out three in his first outing of the season at the big league level. It was a small step, but still an important one for a pitcher who has struggled through parts of four years in the Majors.
  • Morrow could return in September as reliever

    Gregor Chisholm
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
    Right-hander Brandon Morrow has been throwing side sessions off a mound and could re-join the Blue Jays at some point in September.
  • Labourt strikes out nine in win for Vancouver

    Teddy Cahill
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Left-hander Jairo Labourt, the Blue Jays' No. 16 prospect, struck out a career-high nine batters in six scoreless innings on Tuesday as Class A Short Season Vancouver defeated Boise, 2-0.
  • Blue Jays offense has quiet night in Milwaukee

    Gregor Chisholm
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:22 pm
    J.A. Happ couldn't get through four innings while the Blue Jays offense was relatively non-existent in a 6-1 loss to the Brewers on Tuesday night at Miller Park.
  • Gibbons doesn't want hitters to change approach

    Gregor Chisholm
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Runs have been hard to come by for the Blue Jays this month but manager John Gibbons doesn't want to see his hitters change their approach especially when it comes to some of the bigger names in the lineup.
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  • Red Sox vs. Angels: David Ross returns

    Ben Buchanan
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:50 pm
    David Ross is back in action Wednesday night against the Angels. David Ross is back with the Red Sox and in the lineup Wednesday night, starting behind the plate to catch Clay Buchholz as the Red Sox take on the Angels once again. Today's Lineups LOS ANGELES ANGELS BOSTON RED SOX Kole Calhoun - RF Brock Holt - 3B Mike Trout - DH Dustin Pedroia - 2B Albert Pujols - 1B David Ortiz - DH Josh Hamilton - CF Yoenis Cespedes - LF Howie Kendrick - 2B Daniel Nava - RF David Freese - 3B Kelly Johnson - 1B Erick Aybar - SS Xander Bogaerts - SS Chris Iannetta - C Mookie Betts - CF Efren Navarro - LF…
  • Rusney Castillo decision expected by week's end

    Ben Buchanan
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:34 am
    The Red Sox should have their answer from Rusney Castillo in the next few days. Boston's pursuit of Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo should come to a conclusion by week's end, one way or another. According to Rob Bradford, Castillo is expected to make his decision on which team to sign with in the "next few days." The Castillo saga is a source of plenty of excitement in the midst of an otherwise dead period for Red Sox fans, watching their team play out the string in a lost season. The 27-year-old outfielder hopes to follow in the footsteps of players like Yoenis Cespedes, Yasiel Puig, and…
  • Red Sox minor lines: The ups and downs

    Ben Buchanan
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:16 am
    Keury and Margot are hot, Swihart and Devers are not. Pawtucket L 0-2 Jackie Bradley Jr.: 0-5, 2 KAlex Hassan: 2-4, 2B, BBAllen Craig: 0-2, BB, KTravis Shaw: 0-1, KDeven Marrero: 0-4, KBlake Swihart: 0-4, 2 K Edwin Escobar: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 2 K Pawtucket W 7-0 Jackie Bradley Jr.: 2-5, KAlex Hassan: 1-4, KBryce Brentz: 0-3, BBTravis Shaw: 1-3Garin Cecchini: 2-4, 2BBlake Swihart: 0-4 Anthony Ranaudo: 6 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K Blake Swihart had been 11-for-34 during an eight-game hitting streak with Pawtucket. But a general lack of walks and total performances of 0-for-11…
  • What will happen with Daniel Nava in 2015?

    Matt_Collins
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Daniel Nava has proven to be a quality player, but is there enough room for him to stay in Boston beyond this season? When major trades go down in any sport, there are a few stages that a fan will go through. Take the Jon Lester and John Lackey trades as an example. In the time leading up to the deals, and the time immediately following, people were left trying to cope with the reality that two of the team's best players were soon going to be suiting up for someone else. It's always a tough thing, even when it's clearly in the best interest of the organization, like when Paul Pierce and Kevin…
  • Rusney Castillo sweepstakes down to Red Sox, Tigers, Giants

    Marc Normandin
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:49 am
    The rest of the teams' bids aren't expected to be enough, leaving three clubs fighting for the Cuban free agent's services. The number of teams chasing after Cuban free agent Rusney Castillo continues to shrink as more information comes out about the kind of offers he's received. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Red Sox, Tigers, and Giants are still in on Castillo, while at this point, bids from the Yankees, Phillies, and Cubs are not expected to be the high bid that likely secures the free agent's services. The loss of those clubs is great news for the Red Sox, as the Cubs had…
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  • The Wrong Kind of Star: Quirks in 2014 Topps Heritage

    Ben Henry
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    2014 Topps Heritage Mini - Zack GreinkeIf you're collecting Topps Heritage this year, here's something you may not have realized. Just like in the sport it depicts, there are varying degrees of star popularity within the set. Here's what I mean. There are 13 different non-relic/non-autograph cards of superstar Mike Trout in the set. There are nine cards of Zack Greinke. By comparison, there are seven different cards of Alfonso Soriano. And just one card of guys like Mark Teixeira, Tim Lincecum, and Alex Rodriguez. And others, too. Paul Konerko has only one card. Matt Holliday and Shin-Soo…
  • Let's Talk About 2014 Topps Heritage High Numbers

    Ben Henry
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:52 pm
    We're a few months away, but I've started thinking about the 2014 Topps Heritage High Numbers set. Will it be an online-only factory set, or released in packs? Who will be included? Who will be overlooked? If we use the 2013 installment as a template, it's probable that each team will be represented, with somewhere between one and five cards apiece. Much like the "traded" sets from back in the day, the high-numbers set is mostly a showcase of young players and XRCs—although with so many draft, prospects, and minor league sets these days, there are virtually zero players who could have…
  • The World Needs a Retro Donruss Studio Set

    Ben Henry
    12 Jul 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Topps can conjure nostalgia for a wave of collectors just by opening a random file cabinet in its overstuffed HQ and producing a legacy design series like Archives or Heritage. And yet, the 13-year-old in me still thinks that nothing beats 1991's "sophisticated," "artistic," and high-cheese-quotient Studio. So tell us, Donruss: What's stopping you from jumping into the retro deep end with both feet?Here's what I'm looking for:1. Tasteful black and white photography of men with mullets. I understand that standard baseball hair fashion these days consists of goatees, mountain-man beards, and…
  • The Pleasure Principle

    mkenny59
    2 Jul 2014 | 7:14 am
     Ricky Wright, 1987 ToppsHere is Ricky Wright. Here he is again:Now, I know what you're thinking: What was the exact date that catcher Wes Westrum caught three fouls in one inning?"Wait," you say, "that wasn't the date I was thinking. I feel like maybe West Westrum had accomplished this feat before, no?"So yes, this baseball card has an EDITOR'S NOTE relative to a tidbit that is not at all relative to the card itself. Maybe we can talk about Ricky Wright, whose likeness and personal information provide the foundation for this Ricky Wright baseball card. Here he is again:Now, I know what…
  • Card Critic: 2014 Topps Archives

    Ben Henry
    4 Jun 2014 | 6:27 pm
    Before I get into what I think about the 2014 edition of Topps Archives, a little background on the three shifts in the hobby landscape that were needed to support a weird mishmash of a set like this. In the summer of 1989, political scientist Francis Fukuyama published an essay in The National Interest titled "The End of History?" Fukuyama argued that Western liberal democracy marked the end of humanity's social evolution and that, contrary to Marx, democracy would be the prevailing style of government going forward.If we replace "Western liberal democracy" with "nostalgia,"…
 
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  • Daily Cheatsheet – 8/20

    20 Aug 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Recommended plays by position, dong predictions, weather, stack alerts, BvP, pitchers to stream… Our daily cheatsheet for today can be accessed by members by clicking the...
  • Free Help: Drew Smyly and Bud Norris

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Drew Smyly and Bud Norris aren’t unknowns. But you may not realize that both have been among the elite performing starting pitchers over their last month or so. And yet Smyly is owned in about a third of Yahoo leagues while Norris sits at 14%. In ESPN, ownership rates appear to be about 50% for Smyly and 5% for Norris. So there’s a good chance that one or both of them are available at little to no cost. Should you find yourself behind in innings or you’re trying to eek out a spot-start win, keep these guys in mind. Drew Smyly holds a respectable 3.66 ERA (3.88 FIP) and 1.29…
  • Waiver Wire: Unproven talents leading the way

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Does Avisail Garcia deserve to be the most-added hitter in Fantasy right now? Our Al Melchior discusses him and much more in his look at the waiver wire.
  • Midweek Prospect Primer: Week 20

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The MiLB season may be winding down, but "the kids" continue to battle in an effort to catch everyone's eye before off-season organizational meetings that will determine timetables and ETAs. The number of youngsters making noise as their seasons come to a close as players scramble for the chance to get a taste of “The Show” seems to grow each day.  Time once again for Razzball’s midweek look at what’s become the most important commodity in our favorite game – prospects. Our “Prospect Primer” reflects a handful of the prospects I’m keeping a close eye on late in Week 20 (for…
  • Closer Futures: Betances and Giles

    20 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    (Editor’s Note: Try our FanDuel Cheat Sheet with picks, sample lineups, and tons of sortable matchup stats)     The cheap closer is a staple of fantasy champions everywhere. Usually they come in  Full Article »
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  • How to Believe in Yourself

    38Pitches.com
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    By Leo Babauta There was a long time when the lack of belief in myself was a major factor in my life. I didn’t pursue an ideal career, or start my own business, because I didn’t think I could. I didn’t stick to habits because I didn’t really believe I had the discipline. I was shy with girls, I had a hard time making new friends, I didn’t assert myself in the workplace. I didn’t push past my comfort zone. All because I didn’t really believe I could. While I’m not free of self-doubt these days, I can honestly say I believe in myself like never…
  • Don’t Waste a Moment

    38Pitches.com
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    By Leo Babauta Lately I’ve been struck with the idea of how limited our lives are, and how little time we have to make something of them. Imagine if you had a month to live: how would you spend it? You could spend it with the people you love, soaking up time with them, really paying attention to every word they said. You could go out and have some amazing experiences, explore the world. You could spend it learning as much as you can, in books and by studying life itself. You could create something. You could make the world better. You could put your stamp on the world by creating art,…
  • How to Find Your Life Purpose: An Unconventional Approach

    38Pitches.com
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    By Leo Babauta Let’s say you’re feeling unmotivated, unsure of yourself, aimless, can’t find your passion, directionless, not clear on what your purpose in life is. You’re in good company — most people are in the same boat. Now, there about a million things online telling you how to find your passion in life, and that’s a good thing. It’s a search worth undergoing. I’m not going to give you a fool-proof method, or a 5-step method, nor share my passion manifesto with you today. I’m going to give you a one-step method. However, that one step…
  • How to Be Great

    38Pitches.com
    6 Aug 2014 | 11:41 am
    By Leo Babauta Start by admitting that greatness doesn’t come from the distraction and busywork that often fills up our lives. It comes from making a difference in the world. Now consider how you can make a difference in the lives of others. Consider your current work, which perhaps already makes a difference — how can you refocus yourself on this work? Or consider creating a side project, and carving out the time for this. Be the example of compassion for others around you. Know that it doesn’t matter if you achieve the compassionate result you set out to achieve —…
  • Making Yourself Work

    38Pitches.com
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:17 am
    By Leo Babauta One of the biggest problems you need to solve if you work for yourself is how to make yourself do work. The best entrepreneurs have figured it out and just pound out the work they need to do. But many others put off their dream careers, or stay in jobs they like, because they’re afraid to figure this out. Being in a job, or staying in college, means that you have someone else imposing work and deadlines on you, and you’ll get fired (or dropped from school) if you don’t do the work. So you put off doing the work until you can’t anymore because of the fear…
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  • Phil Hughes, Ace

    aarongleeman
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:43 am
    Phil Hughes has been the Twins' best starter with a 3.76 ERA in 25 starts, yet that good but not great ERA vastly understates just how well he's actually pitched. He ranks 10th in the league with 140 strikeouts while issuing just 15 walks in 158 innings for a 9.3-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio that leads all of baseball. Clayton Kershaw ranks second behind Hughes and he's followed by Hisashi Iwakuma, David Price, Masahiro Tanaka, Felix Hernandez, and Chris Sale. Hughes is a fly-ball pitcher and poor defense--particularly in the outfield where Josh Willingham and Oswaldo Arcia roamed the corners…
  • Gleeman and The Geek #158: Just a Concussion and The Purge

    aarongleeman
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included trading Josh Willingham to the Royals, Byron Buxton's incredibly scary injury, what to expect from Ricky Nolasco, where Danny Santana should be playing defensively, what to make of Oswaldo Arcia through one full season, appreciating Phil Hughes' excellence, the launch of Vikings Journal, and whether or not to freak out about hair in your food. Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 158 In addition to the direct download link above you can also subscribe to the podcast via iTunes. This week's blog content is sponsored by Uber, which is…
  • Link-O-Rama

    aarongleeman
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:05 pm
    • From the same doofuses who brought you Twins Daily comes a new Minnesota sports website on which you can kill countless hours while at work: Vikings Journal. • Shocked and appalled that Gleeman-Bonnes didn't make the New York Times' extensive "Twitter power couples" list. • Twins fans know all too well that there's no such thing as "just a concussion," but based on how ugly his outfield collision looked Wednesday things could've been much worse for Byron Buxton. • I like to imagine Idris Elba staying awake all night agonizing over whether to correct this story. • Adam Dunn vs. Dee…
  • Twins trade Josh Willingham and Kevin Correia

    aarongleeman
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Any realistic potential for the Twins to make a major move at the trade deadline likely revolved around dealing away All-Star catcher Kurt Suzuki, but instead they signed the impending free agent to a two-year, $12 million contract extension and chose only to make a handful of minor deals to remove veterans from the margins of the roster. And it's possible they may still make another minor deal or two before the end of the August waiver trading period. Prior to deadline day they sent massively disappointing 31-year-old midseason signing Kendrys Morales to the Mariners for 25-year-old…
  • Gleeman and The Geek #157: Oodbye Evin Orreia

    aarongleeman
    10 Aug 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included Kevin Correia's long-awaited departure, Trevor May's shaky arrival, upside vs. known quantities, Joe Mauer's impending return, Francisco Liriano and Vance Worley thriving together, playing Danny Santana at shortstop, the good and bad of Twitter, penthouse plans, and car-buying 101. Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 157 In addition to the direct download link above you can also subscribe to the podcast via iTunes. This week's blog content is sponsored by Uber, which is offering a free ride to first-time users who sign up with the promo…
 
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  • Video Game Review: CounterSpy

    Herija Green
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:50 am
    CounterSpy’s graphical style is brilliant. Sony’s fourth PSN Play promotion winds to a close with the release of Dynamighty’s stealth/shooter hybrid, CounterSpy. Set as a satirical take on Cold War tensions, the game has an eye popping style. Now to see about the substance. CONTROLS (3.5/5) Smooth and responsive when moving in a 2D plane, CounterSpy encounters a few stumbles when it’s time to take cover. That’s because the command to duck behind objects is also used to execute a diving roll. As such, there are times where you’ll be trying to get out of…
  • 2014 NBA Draft Profile: Aaron Gordon

    Steve Krebs
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:31 pm
    The Magic may have reached for Aaron Gordon with the fourth pick. (Redrockbasketball.com) The Orlando Magic owned the fourth pick, opting to go with Arizona Wildcat PF Aaron Gordon. Given that he was projected to go around the 10th pick, some felt this was a bit of a reach. Considering Gordon was the first power forward off the board, Orlando felt he was the best selection of the group to fill a very much needed hole in its frontcourt. While he’s drawn comparisons to both Kenneth Faried and Blake Griffin, we feel that is completely off and Gordon is really one of the least intriguing…
  • The Wire Troll: Mike Fiers Catching Fire

    Michael Seff
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:31 am
    Mike Fiers showed how dominant he can be last week. (Fanduel.com) It’s too bad Mike Fiers had already thrown 106 pitches through six innings on Thursday. Otherwise, who knows how many strikeouts he could have racked up? With 14 punchouts through six, Fiers proved that he’s not only worthy of the Brewers’ rotation, he may be worthy of your’s, too. Mike Fiers, SP, Milwaukee Brewers (ESPN: 23.4 per cent owned; CBS: 53 per cent): Fiers’ ESPN ownership has spiked recently, and rightfully so. His last two starts have been brilliant, as he’s racked up 19 strikeouts in 14 innings…
  • 2014 NHL Draft Grades: Metropolitan Division, Part I

    Dakota Case
    16 Aug 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Haydn Fleury is bruising defender. (Eliteprospects.com) We’re halfway through our 2014 NHL Draft Grades series. With the Atlantic and Central Divisions down, there’s only the Eastern Conference’s Metropolitan Division and the Western Conference’s Pacific Division to go. Today, we’ll start with the Metropolitan. Previous parts: Atlantic Division, Part I Atlantic Division, Part II Central Division, Part I Central Division, Part II Carolina Hurricanes For a team that hasn’t made the playoffs since 2009, you’d think Carolina would have a better group of…
  • 2014 NBA Draft Grades: Northwest Division

    J.R. Anderson
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:25 pm
    Jusuf Nurkic (left) will need to polish his game before he’s ready to be an NBA player. (rtvlukavac.ba) Our 2014 NBA Draft analysis continues today as we head up to the Northwest Division to assess each of team’s draft classes. Previous parts: Eastern Conference Western Conference Southwest Division Denver Nuggets Jusuf Nurkic, C, Bosnia and Herzegovina (No. 16) (drafted by Chicago and traded to Denver): If not for Timofey Mozgov’s second half breakout, trading back in the draft for a guy that can crash the boards and step out and hit a jumper with the ability Nurkic has would…
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  • G126: Angels at Red Sox, 7 PM

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:02 am
    Angels - Red Sox - Garrett Richards / Clay BuchholzHolt, 3BPedroia, 2BOrtiz, DHCespedes, LFNava, RFJohnson, 1BBogaerts, SSBetts, CFRoss, CFrom ESPNBoston:Highest ERA in a season by a Red Sox pitcher (min. 20 starts)2011 John Lackey 6.412000 Ramon Martinez 6.131964 Jack Lamabe 5.892014 Clay Buchholz 5.792010 Josh Beckett 5.78
  • G125: Angels 4, Red Sox 3

    19 Aug 2014 | 10:23 am
    Angels - 003 000 001 - 4 9 0Red Sox - 100 011 000 - 3 8 0Jered Weaver / Allen WebsterHolt, RFPedroia, 2BOrtiz, DHNapoli, 1BNava, LFMiddlebrooks, 3BBogaerts, SSBetts, CFVazquez, C
  • G124: Angels 4, Red Sox 2

    18 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Angels - 002 000 020 - 4 7 0Red Sox - 000 100 001 - 2 9 2C.J. Wilson / Brandon WorkmanHolt, RFPedroia, 2BOrtiz, DHCespedes, LFNapoli, 1BMiddlebrooks, 3BBogaerts, SSBetts, CFVazquez, CAlex Speier, WEEI: Are The Red Sox Too Dependent On David Ortiz?Ortiz, from this spring:I'm 38 years old and I'm still the center of attention in the lineup. It shouldn't be like that. It shouldn't be like that. We should have a couple of studs in their 20s doing more than what I do. ... Guys my age are supposed to be complementary players. Nobody signs guys my age to be 'The Man.' If you look at every team, 'The…
  • Jackie Bradley Sent To Pawtucket, Mookie Betts Called Up

    18 Aug 2014 | 11:32 am
    The Red Sox have sent Jackie Bradley to Pawtucket and called up Mookie Betts.Although Bradley has played superbly in center field, he has hit only .216/.288/.290, with strikeouts in 28.7% of his plate appearances. Although there was a fourteen-game stretch (June 29 to July 21) in which he batted .375, Bradley has gone 8-for-62 (.129) since then.In 13 games this season, Betts is hitting .244/.279/.366. ... Betts has hit .386 in his last 10 games with the PawSox.
  • G123: Astros 8, Red Sox 1

    17 Aug 2014 | 6:41 am
    Astros - 061 000 001 - 8 11 0Red Sox - 001 000 000 - 1 8 0Joe Kelly (4-7-7-6-3, 91) allowed a career-worst six walks and a career-worst seven runs. He also gave up a grand slam to Jose Altuve (4-for-5). ... Kelly has issued 13 walks in his first three Boston starts.On the plus side, Jackie Bradley singled twice and walked in three plate appearances. ... Will Middlebrooks also had two hits. ... Daniel Nava hit an RBI-double. ... Steven Wright helped out the bullpen by pitching the last four innings (4-4-1-0-4, 51).Collin McHugh / Joe KellyHolt, 2BNava, RFOrtiz, DHCespedes, LFJohnson,…
 
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  • Graduation Day, Part 2: Dozens of NL Rookies are Prospects-No-More

    4 Aug 2014 | 11:55 pm
    (TOP STORY) Clear the decks, it's time for a new crew. With every MLB team calling up rookies at a record pace, the number of prospects who are already full-time vets is growing every day. And it's a good thing, too, because there are hundreds and hundreds of new prospects coming into the system at the same time. Yesterday, we said farewell-and-welcome to the AL players who were leaving prospect-hood for MLB life. Now here's a look at some of the National Leaguers who won't be on our Prospect Lists any longer, thanks to their newly-won Big League experience. [more...]
  • Closer Watch Update: SF

    Update: SF -- Sergio Romo is out as Giants closer after another blown save Saturday night. Santiago Casilla and Jeremy Affeldt will do extra duty for a week or two while Romo re-finds his footing. (6/29/2014)
  • Prospects on the Rise...

    These prospects have moved up in our composite rankings recently: Chris Taylor (#51)... James Paxton (#87)... Tim Beckham (#110)... Billy McKinney (#112)... Dilson Herrera (#141)... Christian Arroyo (#146)... James Ramsey (#174)... Brandon Drury (#213)... Avery Romero (#232)... Kennys Vargas (#242)... Jesmuel Valentin (#245)... Billy Burns (#252)... Cheslor Cuthbert (#254)... Nick Ahmed (#257)... Tony Renda (#292)... Jason Adam (#303)... Domingo Leyba (#312)... Eury Perez (#315)... Alex Verdugo (#349)... Jacoby Jones (#400)... Andrew Lambo (#491)... Andrew Knapp (#501)... Austin Dean…
  • And Prospects on the Fall...

    These prospects have moved down in our composite rankings recently: Byron Buxton (#5)... See our detailed prospect rankings for more info. (8/20/2014)
  • Graduation Day, Part 1: As Youngsters Enter MLB, Prospect Rankings Reshuffle

    3 Aug 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Every summer, the slow-paced routine of the baseball season undergoes a number of upheavals. The First Year Player Draft, the International Signing Period, the All-Star Game and its itinerant Futures Game... all of these events have a big impact on the world of baseball prospecting. Add a thousand odd new prospects from the draft and IFA signings, subtract the hundred-plus rookies who have already made their MLB debuts by this point every season, and you have a certifiable sea change in the prospect world each and every summer. Here's a rundown on who's moving on to make room for the next…
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  • Lester return to Boston a long shot; Cubs, Yankees are likely players

    jimfurtado@baseballthinkfactory.org
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:41 pm
    A report out that a free agent won’t automatically sign with one team? Why, what possible motive could he have for drumming up more interest in other teams? Still, it’s quite a leap from loving his stay in Boston to being likely to return there this winter as a free agent. The reality is, it’s probably the opposite. The strong belief around the game is that Lester is likely to sign somewhere other than the Red Sox. Most folks around baseball would be surprised if Lester and the Red Sox could agree on a contract at a time other teams will be bidding hard for him. After all, the two sides…
  • Posnanski: The Royals might actually know what they are doing

    jimfurtado@baseballthinkfactory.org
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:37 pm
    In a small way, the Royals are back-to-back World Champs. I And so, more or less from the start, the Royals became a more professional operation under Moore. He hired some excellent people to work with him. He dazzled people inside baseball with the team’s commitment to building a farm system. And, in short order, the Royals were not the joke of baseball. The Royals lost 100 games four times between 2002 and 2006. They have not lost 100 since. That, though, is not exactly something you brag about on your resume, and while Moore made the Royals slightly more respectable, he and his staff…
  • Curt Schilling Reveals He Was Diagnosed With Mouth Cancer in February, Believes Chewing Tobacco Was the Cause

    jimfurtado@baseballthinkfactory.org
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Get better Curt. Curt Schilling, the former Red Sox pitcher and ESPN analyst, announced today during the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon that he was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma—which is cancer in the mouth—in February…. “I didn’t talk about it for two reasons. No. 1, I didn’t want to get into the chewing tobacco debate, which I knew was going to come about, which to me, I’ll go to my grave believing that was why I got what I got… absolutely, no question in my mind about that. And the second thing was I didn’t want people to feel sorry for me. I didn’t want…
  • Brisbee: The 10 most underrated players in baseball, part 2

    jimfurtado@baseballthinkfactory.org
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
    Part 1 here.What is an underrated baseball player?... It’s the Supreme Court definition of obscenity: I know it when I see it. There’s a feeling of je ne sais notice that goes along with the player, good, great or otherwise. The only thing I’m pretty sure of is that players who have won the All-Star voting in recent years aren’t eligible. That’s a clear popularity contest, and the popularity eliminates players from consideration. Sorry, Josh Donaldson.10. Old Man Jimmy Rollins 9. Kyle Lohse 8. Cody Allen 7. Lorenzo Cain 6. Austin Jackson 5. Jordan Zimmermann 4. Russell Martin 3.
  • Sellout Crowd Turns out in AAA Charlotte for Native Son Carlos Rodon

    jimfurtado@baseballthinkfactory.org
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:23 am
    Rodon walked slowly off the mound after compiling these first- inning numbers: 13 pitches, two strikeouts, no hits and one warm ovation from the sellout crowd. Rodon, 21, was a star at Holly Springs high outside Raleigh. He led the school to the N.C. 4A baseball championship. He pitched three seasons at N.C. State, helping the Wolfpack to the College World Series. The Chicago White Sox selected him with the third pick in the 2014 Major League Baseball draft. After a quick stop in Arizona, and 9 2/3 innings with the Class A Winston-Salem Dash, Rodon drove to Charlotte on Monday and started for…
 
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  • Mom Bought Me An Awesome Blender

    Frank
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:53 pm
    Ranging from making frosty margaritas to making healthy smoothies at homes and in various restaurants worldwide blenders are considered the most ideal kitchen appliance. However not all blenders are good thus by looking at such factors such as ease of using and cleaning the blender, how useful and helpful the blender’s manuals is, Breville blender and Braun blender brands have been found to be the best blenders. Generally purchasing the best blender from the market can make a huge difference between a quality drink or meal and a complete failure. Blenders are very flexible, thus…
  • The Kitchen Tools Review: Best Cookware Sets

    Frank
    12 Mar 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Cooking is important in every household and the kitchen tools used determine quality of food presented to the family. This drives the search for professional and useful cookware in a bid to prepare delicious meals at all times. The good news is that there are myriad brands to choose from but trouble comes when one doesn’t know which ones are best suited to help them achieve desired culinary feats. Though the process of choosing the best cookware can be daunting, reviews are the best place to start. Here is review of the best rated cookware sets; Cuisinart has made a name in the kitchen…
  • Choosing Efficiency And Precision Without Burning A Hole In Your Pocket

    Frank
    10 Mar 2014 | 11:23 pm
    I am a little impatient when it comes to knives and I suppose we all are. Our efficient cutting mates save us a lot on time and effort, factors that people are really short of in this age. I want my kitchen knives to be sharp edged all the time. Efficiency ranks at the top for me, my knife should be able chop, cut, dice and slice with equal ease. They should be convenient to hold. Though I am quite an ardent supporter of homemade food but surely would not prefer to wear my muscles off holding a heavy knife, so a moderate weight works for me. Rust and tarnish are two features that are a real…
  • The Best Toasters in the Market

    Frank
    2 Mar 2014 | 8:14 pm
    The top 10 best rated toasters have features that make any meal with bread a pleasure to prepare. The factors that were considered in these reviews include the features, functions, design, clarity of instructions and warranty and versatility. There are 2-slice, 4-slice and 6-slice toasters, though in most cases only toaster ovens can accommodate 6 slices. A good toaster should have a variety of shade settings and provide an easy accurate way to choose between the levels. You should be able to make an evenly golden brown toast for yourself and lightly browned one for your kid if you prefer.
  • Best Food Processor For Baby Food

    Frank
    13 Jan 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Being a smart mommy also means being aware about all those things that are in the best interest of your baby. Opting for homemade baby food ranks high on this list. The food processors for baby food make this task a breeze. Designed specifically in view of the requirements for making food for infants and young children, this appliance aims at helping you in making everything nutritious, digestible and hygienic for your little ones. Before selecting a model, we should know what to look for in our food processor, so a timely help is in place for our smart mommy. . Your processor should be able…
 
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  • Chris Carter: All he does? HIT HOMERS!

    TheNaturalMevs
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Back when I was a kid – Chris Berman used to have a line that anyone who loves sports will remember about former Vikings Hall of Fame receiver Cris Carter. I guarantee someone out there more clever than me has used it when referring to Vernon Christopher Carter and his home run hitting ability. That brings us to your Hard Hittin’ Mark Whiten Memorial Player of the Week from last week. The award is not just about hitting for average or bringing varying degrees of good play to the table. It’s just about straight mashing. Carter has done that all season long, without being…
  • Anonymous Scout rips Bryce Harper, says Nationals may look to trade him

    TheNaturalMevs
    16 Aug 2014 | 9:22 am
    Baseball Prospectus has a new feature that might be enough to get us to ante up for a subscription. The new feature is called “What Scouts are Saying”, and this morning in the Washington Post we were clued into an interesting tidbit offered by an anonymous scout. Here’s the dirt: He’s only 21 years old and there is a lot of talent there, but we are starting to reach the point where there may be cause for concern. He has not had a good year, and his hitting mechanics are all screwed up. It’s as if he is almost jumping at the ball. He comes out of his swing so hard and…
  • Your Saturday Baseball Post

    TheNaturalMevs
    16 Aug 2014 | 9:08 am
    It’s Saturday, and summer is unofficially over. The kids are back in school Monday. If you try hard enough, you can feel the football nip in the air; which isn’t all somber unless you’re a diehard baseball fan. It’s a weird slate for baseball today with a Clayton Kershaw start highlighting a schedule that sees no games before 4:00 PM ET and no games after 9:00 PM ET. It’s still a Saturday, and baseball is still the grandest sport on earth. It won’t be long until fantasy baseball champions are crowned and the postseason field is defined. Until then, we hold…
  • The Fiers that could burn during Milwaukee’s postseason run

    TheNaturalMevs
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:35 pm
    Mike Fiers must have some nasty shit. In today’s 6-2 Brewers victory at Wrigley Field, Mike Fiers struck out 14 Cubs in six innings. This has to go down as one of the most impressive pitching performances of the season, and I can’t wait to see the BBREF game score with how it stacks up to Max Scherzer’s 14 strikeout performance on the same afternoon against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The one thing the Brewers lack is any type of ace with shutdown stuff. They have a nice staff compiled of guys you would consider two’s, three’s, and four’s. But prior to today…
  • Bryce Harper visits the Dunkin’ Donuts sign in Queens again

    TheNaturalMevs
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:27 pm
    Bryce Harper has been here before. We ask you to think back to a time when he was on top of the baseball world. It was April of 2013, and he homered off the Dunkin’ Donuts sign in right center field at Citi Field. he hit two monstrous home runs that day. Thus far in his young career, he has homered against the Mets more than any other team. He has half his home run total this season against New York. Dillon Gee kept throwing balls right down the pipe, and Harper connected with one of his longest home runs of the year. It was a picture perfect night for Washington, as they won the game…
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    LADY AT THE BAT

  • Yankees Drop Series Opener To Sub-.500 Astros

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    Part of the beauty of baseball is that any team has a legitimate chance to win on any given night. But, for the Yankees, that team cannot be the Houston Astros. Not when they are clinging to just a 5% chance of making the playoffs. What happened last night simply cannot happen for a team trying to play into October.On Tuesday night I wanted a little more than just a win. I wanted a little revenge, some payback against the 52-73 Houston Astros. Not only did I want it but, I fully expected it.  I expected the Yankees to assert themselves, to show the Houston Astros that,…
  • Podcast #41-- The Stretch Run: Playoffs Or Bust?

    18 Aug 2014 | 7:55 am
    With 40 games remaining in the season, this episode is devoted to whether or not the Yankees can make the playoffs.  Topics include the offense and Masahiro Tanaka, as well as a few words about Mo'ne Davis and the Little League World Series.Leave your comments below or email me at ladybatting@gmail.com with your feedback. You can also hit me up on Twitter at @LadyWriting.Next episode next month. Enjoy the rest of the season!
  • Gardner Continues Strong Season In Powering Yankees To Series Win Over Rays

    18 Aug 2014 | 4:14 am
    Where would the Yankees be without Brett Gardner? As discussed in an earlier post by Bernadette, Gardner is the player the Yankees were expecting when they threw all that money at Jacoby Ellsbury.Gardner is doing what Ellsbury should be doing this year. The Yankees homegrown left fielder is having a career year with the bat: a batting average higher than his career mark, a home-run total double what it was last year (15 this year vs. 8 last year) and an RBI total equal to last year's (52) with 40 games remaining in the season. The only real complaint is that, for all his speed,…
  • Pineda & Hal Remind Everyone That Offense Is The Problem For Yankees

    14 Aug 2014 | 4:07 am
    The good news about last night's game against the Orioles was Michael Pineda:  5IP, 2H, 1R, 0BB, 4K.  Pineda threw 67 pitches in a very solid return to the Yankees rotation, after not having pitched since late April.The bad news, in spite of the fact that the bullpen had a bad night, was the offense. Or, was it? Does the fact that something happens almost every night make it bad news?  Sadly, it's actually not news at all.  The only real news regarding the offense yesterday was the commentary of the team's owner and managing general partner, Hal Steinbrenner:"...We…
  • A Perfect Storm Has Led To Yankees Offensive Woes This Season

    12 Aug 2014 | 4:07 am
    Another loss, blamed, once again, on a lack of offense.Had it not been for the two errors the Orioles made in the second inning, the Yankees would have scored only a single run, for the second straight game. Their reaction to Baltimore's gift was to return it. With interest.  If they keep doing things like this, there is no way they will see the light of day in the playoffs.So, why are they doing things like this anyway? The answer, I believe, isn't as simple as Kevin Long not doing his job. Several factors must be taken into consideration:1. Offense is down throughout Major League…
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    River Avenue Blues

  • Update: Tanaka throws breaking balls in bullpen, live BP could be next

    Michael Axisa
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    5:00pm: Tanaka threw 35 pitches in the bullpen this afternoon, including fastballs, curveballs, sliders, and even five splitters. Everything went well and he feels fine. Joe Girardi told reported the next step with either be another bullpen session or facing hitters in live batting practice, depending how Tanaka feels in the coming days. 12:30pm: Masahiro Tanaka will throw his second bullpen session today as he attempts to work his way back from a partially torn elbow ligament. He is expected to throw some breaking balls — but not splitters — this time, which is a pretty…
  • Carlos Beltran headed to see doctor with pain in elbow

    Michael Axisa
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Carlos Beltran is heading to see the doctor after feeling pain in his right elbow following a swing last night. It’s the elbow with the bone spur he’s been playing through since May. Beltran felt it during last night’s game and it did not improve overnight. Joe Girardi said the team is hopeful he will miss a day or two, but who really knows. I guess we’ll find out soon enough. Post from: River Ave. Blues A New York Yankees blogCarlos Beltran headed to see doctor with pain in elbow The post Carlos Beltran headed to see doctor with pain in elbow appeared first on River…
  • Bullpen prospect pipeline has changed drastically so far in 2014

    Michael Axisa
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Lindgren. (Martin Griff/The Times of Trenton) Over the last six or seven years, basically the entire Joe Girardi era, the Yankees have done a nice job of building the bulk of their bullpen on the cheap. Oh sure, there still is the occasional Rafael Soriano or Matt Thornton signing, but the days of handing out big money multi-year contracts to (occasionally multiple) relievers every offseason are over. That has allowed the club to maintain some semblance of payroll and roster flexibility. Low-profile pickups like Boone Logan, Luis Ayala, Cory Wade, Brian Bruney, and Shawn Kelley have…
  • Failure to beat up on bad teams has hurt Yanks in the standings

    Michael Axisa
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    (Mike Stobe/Getty) Last night’s come from ahead loss to the Astros dropped the Yankees to four games back of the second wildcard spot with 39 games to play. Insurmountable? Of course not. Long shot? It sure feels like it. FanGraphs puts the team’s postseason odds at 6.3% while Baseball Prospectus has them at 5.4%. ESPN has them at 3.3%, if you want another measure. Point is, New York’s chances of playing in October are growing smaller by the day. The series opening loss to Houston was the third time the Yankees lost to the Astros in four meetings this year. We’re…
  • Robertson melts down, sends Yanks to 7-4 loss to Astros

    Michael Axisa
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:24 pm
    So much for starting the homestand off on the right foot after those two wins in Tampa, huh? A rare David Robertson meltdown led to a 7-4 Astros win in Tuesday night’s series opener. The Yankees are now 1-3 against Houston this year. (Mike Stobe/Getty) From 0-2 to 2-0 As usual, the Yankees traded zeroes with [insert opponent here] for the first three innings of Tuesday’s game. They should just start every game in the fourth or fifth inning with the score 0-0 the rest of the season. It would save so much time. Mark Teixeira (strikeout) and Carlos Beltran (fly out) were quickly…
 
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    Sliding Into Home: A Yankees Blog

  • Going To A Game This Weekend? Here's Where You Can Find Cheap Yankee Stadium Parking

    Greg Cohen
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:43 am
    The New York Yankees will be on the road this weekend to play a three game series against division rival Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field. New York returns to Yankee Stadium following the series with Tampa to start a three game set with the Houston Astros that begins on August 18. The Yankees are currently just three games over .500 in what has been an up and down year. New York is now right games back in the division and have lost four straight games as the season winds down, time is running out in New York.As for the Yankees upcoming series with the Astros, parking will be available to…
  • Yankees vs Orioles Ticket Preview

    Greg Cohen
    20 Jun 2014 | 11:20 am
    The New York Yankees just swept the Toronto Blue Jays to pull within 1.5 games of first place in the AL East. Now there is another AL East opponent on the Yankees schedule in the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles are just a game behind the Yankees after their own series victory. On a weekend where the Yankees could finally return to first in the AL East, they will be celebrating some of their most important former players finishing with the Old Timers’ Game. Yankees tickets are averaging $139.07 for the series, down just three percent from the season average of $143.426/20 - BAL Ubaldo Jimenez…
  • Yankees Offering Great Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2014 Ticket Deals

    Greg Cohen
    27 Nov 2013 | 1:57 pm
    The New York Yankees are the premier franchise in all of professional sports having won an unprecedented 27 World Series Championships throughout their storied history. As such they have rarely offered discounted ticket specials. However for 2014 season they have decided to reward their loyal fan base by offering some fantastic deals for the upcoming season. Beginning at 12 pm EST on Black Friday (November 29) and lasting until December 24th the Yankees, in conjunction with MasterCard, will offer three different promotions for fans to purchase tickets. MasterCard Preferred Pricing$15 off…
  • Ticket Prices For Mo's Last Game In The Bronx Are Falling Fast

    Greg Cohen
    26 Sep 2013 | 1:41 pm
    Over the last week, the average price for Mariano Rivera’s final game has dropped on the secondary market from $238 on September 8th to $103 today. It’s one of the few games the Yankees have sold out this season. Despite that fact, the average price is now only 10% above the Yankee’s regular season average. That’s quite a contrast from opening day, when the game had an average price of $371. In April, Yankees fans envisioned a strong finish after an injury-slowed first half, and Mariano on the mound saving a game to put them into the playoffs for one final magical Mo postseason.
  • Looks Like Jeter Back Tonight

    Greg Cohen
    26 Aug 2013 | 8:58 am
    That was a huge win last night and might just be enough to get me to start posting again. I've been extremely busy, and to be honest, this team just hasn't held my interest. However, they're in this race and this last month should be a lot of fun. Also, The Captain should be back in uniform tonight in Toronto. Here's the story from Wallace Matthews:Jeter left the ballpark in without speaking to reporters after going 1-for-3 in a game for AAA Scranton Saturday night, and Girardi said he had not spoken to his 39-year-old captain. But from the admittedly sketchy reports he has gotten, Girardi…
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    Mister Baseball

  • Complete Schedule for Women’s Baseball World Cup announced

    philipp
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:25 am
    by International Baseball Federation, www.ibaf.org LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The full schedule of the ENEOS Presents VI Women’s Baseball World Cup in Miyazaki, Japan has been announced. A total of twenty-four Baseball World Cup games will be contested in Miyazaki, with each National Team competing in a total of six contests. The opening round will consist of a total of twelve Women’s Baseball World Cup matches in Days 1-3, with Day 4 being a rest day. The gold medal match will be staged at 14:00 at Sun Marine Stadium on the 7th of September, and will be preceded by the bronze medal…
  • Results Swiss Nationalliga A August 16 & 17

    philipp
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:24 am
    In the Swiss Nationalliga A five games were played this weekend, including a pair of dramatic contests between the Barracudas and Cardinals. In the other matchups the Therwil Flyers defeated the Zurich Lions in lopsided fashion and the Lucerne Eagles split against the Zurich Challengers. Results: Saturday, August 16, 2014: Therwil Flyers – Zurich Lions 18-3 Lucerne Eagles – Zurich Challengers 4-9 Lucerne Eagles – Zurich Challengers 2-1 Sunday, August 17, 2014: Zurich Barracudas – Bern Cardinals 11-10 Zurich Barracudas – Bern Cardinals 18-17
  • Stockholm, Leksand reach Swedish Finals

    philipp
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:23 am
    The Stockholm Monarchs and the Leksand Lumberjacks are playing in the Swedish Elitserien Finals. The best-of-five series starts on Saturday in Leksand. Stockholm prevailed 2-1 in the semi-finals against the Sölvesborg Firehawks. The Monarchs won game one and three 4-3 and 7-6. Sölvesborg had prevailed 6-3 in ten innings in game two. Leksand defeated Sundbyberg Heat 3-1 and 7-1 en route to the championship series. Schedule Swedish Finals: Saturday, August 23, 2014: 14:00 Leksand – Stockholm Sunday, August 24, 2014: 14:00 Leksand – Stockholm Saturday, August 30, 2014: 13:00 Stockholm –…
  • Make-Up Games conclude Regular Season in Austrian Baseball

    philipp
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:23 am
    A pair of make-up games between the Stock City Cubs and the Vienna Wanderers concluded the regular season in the Austrian Baseball League on Saturday. The Wanderers won game one 9-5 to clinch second place in the standings. The Cubs won 5-3 in the second match. The best-of-seven semi-finals start next weekend. Final Standings Regular Season Austrian Baseball League: Vienna Metrostars 14-6 Vienna Wanderers 13-7 Dornbirn Indians 13-7 Stock City Cubs 11-9 Diving Ducks 8-12 Athletics Attnang-Puchheim 1-19
  • Zurich Barracudas win on consecutive Walk Offs

    philipp
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:56 am
    by Chris Byrnes The Zurich Barracudas swept the visiting Bern Cardinals in dramatic fashion winning both games in the bottom of the 10th 11-10 and 18-17 and move to 17-4 on the season. The Cardinals drop to 9-13 and find themselves on the brink of playoff elimination. Game 1 – Barracudas 11  Cardinals 10 Game one figured to be a pitching duel between the Cardinals Tobias Imboden and Barracudas Andi Rüesch as both pitchers were outstanding in the last matchup won by the Barracudas 2-0 in Bern. The Barracudas got off to a good start reaching Imboden for nine runs to take a 9-5 lead into the…
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    BaseballGB

  • BGB Fantasy League 2014: Week 19

    Mark George
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:44 am
    With just a few weeks left until the playoffs begin, which teams are picking up the pace and who is struggling to stay the course?   Team R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD ERA WHIP Score Mighty Slugs 35 9 27 8 .275 .821 4 3 54 1 2.48 1.17 11 Weston-Super-Sox 31 8 26 4 .278 .767 0 3 16 0 1.80 1.00 1 We begin with the biggest winners of the week, as the Slugs hammered the Sox 11-1. Admittedly this was helped with a sweep of the pitching categories as the Sox failed to meet the 20-inning minimum requirement, but the Slugs were still on course for a healthy win regardless. Donaldson, Carpenter…
  • MLB this Week: Price returns to the Trop

    Matt Smith
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:24 am
    There are plenty of opportunities to watch some live baseball this working week, with four of five days offering at least one MLB game staring before midnight UK time. The week begins with a game from Citi Field as Bartolo Colon takes to the mound – and, just as importantly from a viewer’s perspective, to the batter’s box – against the Chicago Cubs. After a fallow evening on Tuesday, there are four early games on Wednesday in which Oakland and Seattle are in action against NL East teams, whilst Toronto and Milwaukee meet in an important series between two teams…
  • BGB Fantasy League 2014: Week 18

    Mark George
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:19 pm
    With about a month to go until the playoffs, the race for a shot at the BaseballGB title is heating up, including a change at the top. Team R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD ERA WHIP Score Mighty Slugs 25 6 20 9 .250 .703 0 5 46 1 4.95 1.56 1 Beck ‘Nams (GB) 31 8 32 9 .304 .840 4 0 56 2 2.96 1.22 10 Beck ‘Nams were the biggest winners of the week, handing the Slugs a 10-1 defeat. JJ’s team fell a steal shy of an offensive sweep thanks to great weeks from Reyes, Butler (who’s found his power stroke), Beltre, Kemp and Aoki. The pitchers were one category away from a sweep,…
  • MLB this Week: Nine games to enjoy

    Matt Smith
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:08 pm
    There are nine MLB games scheduled to start before midnight U.K. time this working week. Thursday provides the most eye-catching games. There’s the fourth game of a big series between the Dodgers and Braves, a Max Scherzer start for the Detroit Tigers against the Pirates in Interleague play, and an exciting match-up in prospect from Kansas City where the A’s are scheduled to send Jeff Samardzija to the mound against James Shields. Earlier in the week, the Mets and Phillies end their latest series with an early start on Monday, and there are four games on Monday including the…
  • Weekly Hit Ground Ball: Hate for Harper

    Matt Smith
    10 Aug 2014 | 2:21 am
    When you watch an MLB game on BT Sport or ESPN, the chances are high that at some point – probably more than once, in fact – you will see an advert containing the Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper. Harper is shown on the field with some of the greats of the game stood next to the likes of Babe Ruth and Ted Williams, all leading to the final statement: “Bryce Harper is only 21 years old, but he already looks like a legend”. It’s a neat feat of production skill to make his image seamlessly blend in with footage of the past and as a 30 second promotional…
 
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    East Windup Chronicle

  • Baseball and the Birth of the Best Electronic Cigarettes

    admin
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:50 pm
    There has always been something about baseball that appeals to the average American. Even people who don’t generally like sports end up enjoying baseball. Many people believe that one of the main reasons that baseball became the national pastime stems from the fact that it’s a sport that all kids could play, no matter what their economic position. All that was needed was a bat, a ball, and a few objects that can be used as bases. With these items, a group of friends can play baseball all afternoon long. No one is completely sure when or where baseball, especially the form of the sport…
  • Tips For Preventing Injuries In Youth Baseball

    admin
    9 Jun 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Elbow and shoulder injuries are on the rise when it comes to youth baseball. These types of injuries are not that easy to get over so we want to avoid them at all costs if possible. In this article I will give you a few tips for preventing injuries in youth baseball. A good warm up will go a long way to helping prevent injuries in your kiddos who like to play baseball. If they take the time to warm up their muscles before the game, they are less likely to get injuries while playing the game. Make sure to discuss with your young one how very important taking time to do theses warm-ups is.
  • Watching Baseball Is Fun For The Entire Family

    admin
    2 Mar 2014 | 6:28 pm
    It is starting to get warming outside as Spring is slowly approaching. Of course if you live on the East coast it can be quite confusing what time of year it is especially these days. It is almost Spring however if it feels like it or not. You may be starting to think about fun activities that you and your family can do together now that it is getting warmer outside. Why not take in a baseball game together and get the entire family out for a night of fun. It is my guess that even if you have teenagers in our household they are going to enjoy going out with the family for a fun night at the…
  • Exercises To Get You Ready To Play Baseball

    admin
    4 Dec 2013 | 12:05 pm
    If you want to be a great baseball player you need to condition your body first. In this blog post we will look at a few different exercises that are sure to help you with your baseball career. Even if you just want to play baseball for fun, you still need to condition your body so that you are not setting yourself up for an injury. The kettle bell single arm exercise is a great place to start when beginning a baseball career. It is a good idea however to start out with something lighter than a weight so that you don’t hurt yourself. A good idea is to use a shoe or something about the same…
  • About East Wind Up Chronicle

    admin
    2 Oct 2013 | 12:17 pm
    “Take me out to the ball game! Take me out to the crowd! Buy me some peanuts and crackerjacks. I don’t care if I ever get back…” The old baseball song still echoes in my mind every time I think about playing baseball as a kid. I first fell in love with the sport when I was just a young child and even now that I’m an adult working in Asia, I still enjoy watching my favorite teams on television. I created East Wind Up Chronicle as a blog to talk about all my favorite baseball teams, games, and information. We’ll cover everything from American baseball to playing here in Taiwan. If…
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    The Cub Reporter (TCR) | A Chicago Cubs Blog

  • Cubs New Strategy: Own Everyone

    Rob G.
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:38 pm
    The Cubs seem to be intent to on playing Monopoly with the entirety of future position prospects as rumors from Buster Olney indicate they may be in the lead to acquire Cuban outfielder/infielder Rusney Castillo. Own the entire board and they'll have to come to you and pay overmarket prices for your property. I can't say I gave much credence to the Castillo rumors and I certainly wouldn't be surprised by the Red Sox, Yankees, Dodgers or mystery team swooping in when all is said and done, but it sure would fit with the philosophy of acquiring assets to build the club. Anyway, you can find some…
  • 2014 Arizona Fall League Schedule Released

    Arizona Phil
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    The 2014 Arizona Fall League schedule has been released and rosters should be announced later this month. The Arizona Fall League (AFL) is an MLB developmental league (approximately equivalent to "AA") that operates for six weeks after the conclusion of the MLB regular season. It features a 32-game "regular season" schedule plus an All-Star Game (formerly called the "Rising Stars Game," but now known as the "Fall Stars Game") at the end of the 4th week, and the AFL Championship Game (pitting the winner of the East Division versus the winner of the…
  • Cubs Hail Szczur, Look to Buy a Vowel

    Arizona Phil
    16 Aug 2014 | 4:06 pm
    The Cubs reportedly will be recalling Matt Szczur (AKA "Scrabble") from AAA Iowa tomorrow (Sunday), and so the 25-year old outfielder should be making his MLB debut sometime soon after that. Tags: Matt SzczurCubs Roster Moves
  • Cubs Deal Former 1st Round Draft Pick to D'backs

    Arizona Phil
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:06 am
    The Cubs have traded OF Brett Jackson to the Arizona Diamondbacks for minor league RHRP Blake Cooper.  Tags: Cubs Roster MovesBrett JacksonBlake CooperChadd Krist
  • Reading good press about the Cubs makes me kinda goofy

    CubbyBlue
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:48 am
    Seriously, this smart phone thing drives me nuts.People walking around in a complete daze, stepping out in front of busses, blocking doorways, stepping on pets...The other day I'm having lunch with a guy who gets a text, and it's like he stepped into another room.Big goofy smile, just...lost in the smart phone.Stupid Fone Face.Then yesterday Sutter sends me a text.It's got a link to a story written by Rany Jazayerli over at GrantlandGreat article.You read it and suddenly you're the smartest guy in the room just because you're a fan of the Chicago Cubs.You feel justified... all the crap…
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    lenNY's Yankees - A Bronx Bombers Blog

  • Upgraded defense could be the difference for Yankees

    Lenny Neslin
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Yankees fans love Billy Crystal just as Mets fans love Jerry Seinfeld. In this case, I love Seinfeld more than Crystal, but both are pure baseball guys at heart. Anyway, there's a great Q&A with Seinfeld on ESPN that I implore you to read, simply talking baseball. He touches on a variety of topics.I've been doing this joke lately, because I turned 60 this year, and people around that age make a bucket list. I made a bucket list, turned the "b" to an "f" and was done with it. If you want to kite surf down the Amazon, go ahead. I'm going to crack open a beer and watch a ballgame. When…
  • LAST CALL! Spend Game Day with Derek Jeter

    Lenny Neslin
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:08 pm
    You have until midnight to enter for a chance to have one of your dreams come true.All you have to do is support Derek Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation with at least a $10 donation, and there's a chance you'll be selected to spend a day with Jeter on game day. The full deets are below, and then try watching the video below and not donating.It's impossible. #RE2PECT The Turn 2 Foundation wants to invite you and three of your friends to come to New York City and go to a private pre-game lunch for four with Derek Jeter at one of his favorite Manhattan restaurants. You will then travel from lunch…
  • State of the Yankees: Midseason Review

    Lenny Neslin
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:57 pm
    The Yankees just finished off a sweep of the Reds to start the second half and sit three games out of first with a 50-47 record. Despite how poorly they've played, the AL East is still, somehow, wide open for the taking.Last time I checked in, Yangervis Solarte was leading the team in just about all offensive categories and CC Sabathia had just hit the DL for his knee, which, at the time, I thought was a cover for his poor performance. Today, Solarte is back on the active roster after a massive cold streak sent him down to the minors, and we just found out CC is getting season-ending knee…
  • State of the Yankees: Quarterly Review

    Lenny Neslin
    12 May 2014 | 11:34 am
    The Yankees (19-17) are 1.5 games behind the Orioles for the division lead and just a half game ahead of the Red Sox. Before the Yankees start this week's Subway Series, there's the good, the bad, and plenty of first quarter surprises to review. Let's get right down to what really matters, shall we?Opening Day Rotation1. CC Sabathia – 15-day DL (knee), 5.28 ERA2. Hiroki Kuroda – 4.43 ERA, had 5.00+ ERA in August, September & April3. Ivan Nova – underwent Tommy John Surgery, out for season4. Masahiro Tanaka – 5-0, 2.57 ERA, 58 K's, what else is there to say?5. Michael Pineda –…
  • 2014 MLB Predictions: Tanaka, Jeter, Trout & Harper

    Lenny Neslin
    30 Mar 2014 | 10:47 am
    The Yankees haven't missed the postseason two years in a row since the Buck Showalter era. This year, they've got stiff competition yet again in the AL East and I've gotta say, it doesn't look too good for the Bronx Bombers.One thing's for sure: the Yankees' farm system isn't going to dazzle this year. That means it will be up to this year's 25-man roster to bring the Yankees back to the postseason. As you'll see below, I believe these 25 can do it. But I've chosen my words carefully, and health – as it always is with the Yankees – will be the X-factor. These 25 can do it.Sure, there are…
 
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    TODAY in BASEBALL

  • August 12th in baseball history: Olympic baseball attracts crowd

    BTGrimes
    12 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    "Springtime for Hitler..." BERLIN, GERMANY | AUGUST 12, 1936 - The largest crowd ever to watch a baseball game, up to that point, saw a “demonstration” game at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin on this date in baseball history. A crowd in excess of 90,000 saw two teams of amateurs, both from the U.S., play a 7-inning contest of America's pastime. The final score was 6-5. German fans had to be helped along with the nuances of the game. According to Baseball in the Olympics by Pete Cava, not until the announcer told the crowd that a batter making it all the way around the bases…
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    Lady Loves Pinstripes

  • Yankees: Top 6 August articles you want to read and a short rant

    Kate Conroy
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Yankee Stadium on July 1, 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Since I am still on the blogging DL with a tear in the sheath tendon in my right wrist. Yes, it is the same injury that kept both Yankees Mark Teixeira and Blue Jays Jose Bautista out for a full season but mine is a minor version case in comparison. So, instead of reading my opinion on how the New York Yankees are doing, I am going to give you articles, blog posts etc. But in all honestly, I have already written over, and over, and over again about the 2014 Yankees main issue since this season started; and it hasn’t…
  • Yankees: Me and Mark Teixeira

    Kate Conroy
    5 Aug 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Mark Teixeira, John Hirschbeck (Photo credit: Keith Allison) First off, my sincerest of apologies for my lack of posts over the last 10-days, but it is not without reason. Basically, I am on the blogging DL for at least another week as I have a sheath tear in my right wrist. It is the same arm that kept me on the blogging DL four years ago when I had elbow ligament repair surgery due to sever tennis elbow. My injury is in the same kind that kept New York Yankees Mark Teixeira out for the entire 2013 season, but hopefully mine will not end in surgery like his did. The doctor says that rest,…
  • Yankees: Do you like getting lucky two nights in a row?

    Kate Conroy
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    New York Yankees (Photo credit: Keith Allison) Amid a season where nothing has seemed to go their way, the New York Yankees finally received some well deserved luck the last two evenings in the Bronx. 1) On Monday morning, news broke that the Yankees had traded Yangervis Solarte and pitching prospect Rafael De Paula to the Padres in exchange for their All-Star third baseman Chase Headley. And the trade paid off immediately, as 30-year old Headley delivered the walk-off hit in the bottom of the 14th, putting an end to another painful, offensively anemic game at Yankees Stadium vs. the AL…
  • Yankees: Stop faking us out

    Kate Conroy
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:25 pm
    Yankee Stadium (Photo credit: Kwong Yee Cheng) If you headed into the All-Star Break wondering how you stomached watching 92 games of your favorite MLB team underperform, but couldn’t stop starring in disbelief at their 47-47 record playing in a dreadfully weak division…odds are you might be a New York Yankees fan, like myself. True, the Yankees have suffered tremendous injuries, losing 80% of their Opening Day starting rotation. But please tell me how pitching injuries would give comfort when the Yankees so obviously suffered from an anemic offense that at times looked like they…
  • Do you think the Yankees will make the 2014 postseason?

    Kate Conroy
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:18 pm
    New York Yankees World Series 2009 Game 6 049 (Photo credit: Affiliate) The New York Yankees have 68 games, 41 at home and 27 on the road, left in the 2014 regular season. Right now, the Yankees are 47-47, five games back in the AL East compared to 3.5 games in the wild card. This leaves the Yankees in striking distance to get a postseason berth, but things have to improve. The Yankees will have to get better without ace Masahiro Tanaka for at least the next six weeks, but if Shane Greene’s arm continues to impress it could soften that blow a tad. But what seems most vital is that Brain…
 
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  • Tailgating Game 126: Wil Myers Has Been Activated

    Cork Gaines
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Playing A Little Pepper… Wil Myers has been activated from the disabled list and is in the lineup tonight as the DH. To make room on the roster, Vince Belnome was demoted to Durham and Jerry Sands was moved to the 60-day DL (Myers was on the 60-day DL, so he was not counted towards the 40-man roster limit). Myers hasn’t played since May 30. Game Graph… [Will be up at game time] Source: FanGraphs Lineup… Flash Jennings, CF Ben Zobrist, 2B Matt Joyce, LF Evan Longoria, 3B James Loney, 1B Wil Myers, DH Yunel Escobar, SS Curt Casali, C Kevin Kiermaier, RF Jake Odorizzi, SP…
  • Grant Balfour Sarcastically Tipped His Cap To Rays Fans Booing His Latest Disaster

    Cork Gaines
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
    It might be time for the Rays to give Grant Balfour an extended vacation on the disabled list with a sore left attitude. During the 11th inning of Tuesday night’s loss to the Tigers, Balfour had one of his worst performances of a season full of horrible performances. He faced four batters, walking three. He threw 12 pitches with only two in the strike zone. One of those strikes was a triple and the other was a foul ball on a ball out of the strike zone. Here is the final pitch to Victor Martinez. That’s not even close. While that was bad, Balfour wasn’t done. After that…
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Evan Longoria’s Ho-Hum Single, Grant Balfour’s Latest Implosion, And Kevin Kiermaier’s Bad Play

    Cork Gaines
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Tigers 8, RAYS 6 (11; boxscore) THE GOOD: (none today) THE BAD: Free Passes. Rays pitchers walked 10 batters, a season high, including 4 in the 11th inning and 2 with the bases loaded. The worst came from Grant Balfour, of course, who walked 3 batters (1 intentionally) in the 11th inning. In all, Balfour threw 14 pitches and only 2 were strikes. The third strike Balfour threw was his foot hitting a cooler in the dugout after being pulled.  He has now walked 38 batters in…
  • Tailgating Game 125: Wil Myers Not Ready To Be Activated

    Cork Gaines
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    .@sweetswingin20 dropped in for @DAVIDprice14 presser to ask how he planned to attack #Rays hitters: pic.twitter.com/tH5oS4CI38 — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) August 19, 2014 Playing A Little Pepper… Wil Myers has not been activated as hoped and is in the lineup tonight for the Durham Bulls. What makes this decision curious is that Myers is 2-3 with a home run against tonight’s starter, Max Scherzer. That is an extremely small sample, but it does suggest that Myers is at least capable of hitting well against the defending Cy Young winner and at this point, health is no longer…
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Some Shaky Defense And A .500 Ball Club

    Cork Gaines
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:17 am
    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Yankees 4, RAYS 2 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Matt Joyce. Sweet Swingin’ is still hitting very well since the All-Star break but with very little power. He had 2 more singles on Sunday, and is now hitting .319 since the break with a .443 OBP (.400 wOBA). However, he has just 1 home run in 24 games of the second half. Of course, only Evan Longoria (4) and Ben Zobrist (3) have more than 2 home runs since the break. THE BAD: Unlucky. Jeremy Hellickson looked strong through the…
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    Rays Colored Glasses

  • Breaking Rays News: Wil Myers Activated, Vince Belnome Demoted

    Drew Jenkins
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:28 pm
    The Tampa Bay Rays still have a shot at making the playoffs as they currently sit 7.0 games back of the second AL Wild Card spot. But after going 8-9 to start the month of August, they desperately need a boost to overcome that deficit. They might have found that boost, as Wil Myers was activated from […] Breaking Rays News: Wil Myers Activated, Vince Belnome Demoted - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses - A Tampa Bay Rays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
  • Is Mikie Mahtook’s Breakout Year A Product Of Skill Or Luck?

    Drew Jenkins
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:08 am
    When Mikie Mahtook was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 1st round of the 2011 draft, hopes were that he could become an everyday outfielder quickly. But in his first two full seasons as a pro, that prognosis was looking more and more bleak. In 2012 Matook hit a decent, but not great […] Is Mikie Mahtook’s Breakout Year A Product Of Skill Or Luck? - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses - A Tampa Bay Rays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
  • Tampa Bay Rays Scoring Big With Brad Boxberger

    Thomas Swan
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    In baseball, trades can be tricky things. If you have an excellent scouting department, then risk lessens, but certainly not always. Sometimes, lightening strikes and a gem, that wasn’t necessarily your first target, turns out to be the best player in the trade. More and more, it is looking like the Rays are getting the better […] Tampa Bay Rays Scoring Big With Brad Boxberger - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses - A Tampa Bay Rays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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    Vinci Baseball and Softball Sports Blog

  • 20% Off For a Limited Time

    Vinci
    10 Aug 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Never before have we run this type of promotion. Click below to get details on how to claim this offer. Get 20% off Sunglasses Batting Gloves Custom Gloves Stock Gloves Girls Fastpitch Gloves New Bat Backpack Post by Vinci Baseball. Hurry! This offer won't last long! Related PostsVinci Exclusive Glove Summer Super SaleLast Day to Get a Free Pair of Sunglasses with Orders of $150 or More!Baseball Glove Summer Sale
  • New Vinci Videos

    Vinci
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:53 pm
    We’d like to reveal four new videos featured both on Vincipro.com and Youtube. All of our videos close with our hero, Benjamin Vinci’s signature. This signature is in every glove that we make. One of the videos, the PJV-M will also soon be featured on the Dicks’ Sporting Goods website, with more to come!   Our first video is of the Optimus series baseball and softball gloves. Prepare for greatness. Watch our top of the line Optimus gloves in action. From your local ball park all the way to the Major Leagues! The second video highlights our sports multi lens sunglasses.
  • Leading MLB All Star Votes

    Vinci
    18 Jun 2014 | 4:40 am
    The MLB All-Star game is heading to Target Field in Minnesota for the 2014 mid summer classic. Voting for both the American League and National league ends on July 3rd, 2014 with the managers fill the remaining bench spots as well as the entire rotation. In the American League Jose Bautista leads all American League vote getters with a little more than 2.1 million votes. Bautista is followed by Mike Trout and Melky Cabrera to round out the outfield spots. Starting with the catcher position we have Matt Wieters, first baseman Miguel Cabrera, second baseman Robinson Cano, shortstop Derek Jeter…
  • Vincipro.com website new and improved

    Vinci
    29 May 2014 | 4:53 am
    We’ve recently updated our website, with many new improvements. The goal is to improve the overall experience of using our website. Here are some of the changes/improvements. Simplified checkout Better quality product images Paypal 6 months same as cash for qualified orders over $99.00 Signup for back in stock notifications on out of stock items Designed to format for cell phones, tablets, and computers Store locator to find the nearest store carrying Vinci products Email any questions about individual products from that specific product page We feel this overall improvement will make…
  • Introducing Two New Pairs Of Sunglasses

    Vinci
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:10 am
    Vinci introduces two new pairs of sunglasses NEW yellow framed sunglassesVinci Multi-Sport Sunglasses come with three different types of lenses. Easy to change lenses come with very simple instructions. It’s like getting three different pairs of glasses for the price of one, and you will always have the right lenses for the sun. Designed for playing Baseball, Softball, Running, Golf, Skiing, Cycling and other sports.  We also are adding our totally new designed one piece lens sunglasses in white Vinci Multi-Sport Sunglasses come with three different types of lenses. Easy to change one…
 
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    Number 5 Type Collection

  • 1933 Goudey Sport Kings Varsity Football Game #5

    17 Aug 2014 | 10:46 pm
    As we near the start of 2014's college football season, I've been looking back several decades to the leatherheads era, when "face mask" was a thing people wore for ski slopes and Halloween. (I haven't looked back to that era by watching the movie Leatherheads, although I did see it back in 2008 and it was...OK, I guess.)While best-known today for their baseball cards, Goudey introduced several successful gum-and-card sets in 1933, including the multi-sport Sport Kings Gum. Its 48-card set covered a remarkable 20 different sports, an amalgam spurred by the massive promotional…
  • 1934 R304 Al Demaree Die-Cut Baseball #5, Sam Byrd

    14 Aug 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Who was Al Demaree? Why does his name appear first, like some kind of superstar insert? And if he proved successful for years as pro ballplayer and sports artist, why did he die penniless?Just the name of former pitcher Albert Wentworth Demaree evokes gentility, a character from F. Scott Fitzgerald dabbling on the mound between fox hunts. Perhaps a vintage version of Michael Jordan, stepping away from dominance in one arena to try his luck with another.In a sense, that's correct: Al's skills with horsehide paralleled similar art talents with a brush, a sports profession he ultimately extended…
  • Top 5 Cards from the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention

    7 Aug 2014 | 9:42 pm
    I spent last weekend in Cleveland's I-X Center, criss-crossing its vast expanse of concrete and carpet in search of collectibles from ages past at "The National" (Sports Collectors Convention).This annual show attracts serious enthusiast and casual fan alike. Thousands of attendees come to buy all kinds of ephemera, but most of my time was spent looking for things before the 1950s, an easier task given that this was America's biggest annual gathering of sports dealers. 72 hours of walking, talking, and searching yielded many treasures, and here are on-site pictures of my five favorites.1 :…
  • 1980 TCMA Wisconsin Rapids Baseball #5, Manuel Lunar

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:54 am
    Hunting for vintage minor league singles is tricky for modern collectors. No man is an island, and as with Manuel Lunar, it's the guys around you that make the difference.The story of Manuel Lunar the Pitcher is straight-forward: he spent 3 years in Rookie League and single-A ball, walking more guys than he struck out and compiling a 8.78 ERA in 82 innings (career stats). In any 1980s major league set, he'd be easy to find for a nickel.The story of Manuel Lunar the #5 Baseball Card is complicated by being teammates with these guys.Almost any Twins fan would love to add the Olivo / Gaetti /…
  • "Well, We're Pitching Here in Allentown"

    14 Jul 2014 | 9:06 pm
    "And it's hard to keep my fastball down...""Out in Lehigh Valley, Rob's Kellin' time...""Warning Track Cards and standing in line..."This #5 card of Rob Kell comes officially from the 2000 Allentown Ambassadors team set by Warning Track Cards. While not a source of notable stars, Allentown's franchise does feature one of my favorite mascots, Uncle Baseball.It must've been tempting to use baseball jargon and go "Uncle Charlie" here, so I admire their restraint and those striped pants.Rob Kell hung up his pro spikes after 2000 and the Ambassadors folded prior to 2004, following years of…
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    Baseball Reflections

  • GM of the Week: Billy Beane, Oakland A’s

    John Evered
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:11 pm
    Hello!           I’m introducing a brand new series! Every week, I will be drawing out a random team name from a hat. The team selected will have their General Manager evaluated and reviewed. This year is a special week, as I am evaluating and reviewing the Oakland Athletics General Manager, Billy Beane. However, here is some information to familiarize yourself with Billy.         William Lamar “Billy” Beane III, was born on March 29th, 1962. Thought of as the best possible option of the 1980 Major League Baseball draft, many had expectations that he was…
  • Casa Base: Nine vs One

    Fabio Borselli
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
  • Casa Base: Fountain

    Fabio Borselli
    8 Aug 2014 | 4:37 pm
  • The Big Hurt’s Great Career

    Matt Nadel
    5 Aug 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Four former members of the Atlanta Braves‘ organization were inducted into the Hall of Fame last weekend. However, there were also two representatives of the White Sox franchise who were enshrined in Cooperstown: Tony La Russa and Frank Thomas. Considering La Russa was more famous on his A’s and Cardinals teams, today I want to talk about the Big Hurt.Frank Edward Thomas played at either first base or as the DH from 1990-2008 with the ChiSox, A’s, and Toronto Blue Jays. Known as the Big Hurt because of his menacing home run power and his huge size, Thomas was one of the…
  • Casa Base: Sniper

    Fabio Borselli
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:45 pm
 
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    Independent Professional Baseball Trivia and History

  • 2014 United League Baseball Championship Manager’s First Pro Coaching Stint

    independentbaseball
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:23 am
    Independent Baseball Trivia Question Chris Patterson is the manager of the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings, the team which won the 2014 United League Baseball championship.  Where did he first manage in professional baseball? Answer: The 2010 Desert Valley Mountain Lions … Continue reading →Please support this site: if you need any home repair service in your area, let local contractors compete to give you a great price. Call toll-free 877-854-3526 today.
  • Grand Forks Varmints Player Who Was College Teammates With Frank Thomas

    independentbaseball
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:25 am
    Independent Baseball Trivia Question What 1996 Grand Forks Varmint was a teammate of 1996 AL All Star Frank Thomas at Auburn University in 1989? Answer: Christopher Hart http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=hart–001chr            http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/t/thomafr04.shtml Please support this site: if you need any home … Continue reading →Please support this site: if you need any home repair service in your area, let local contractors compete to give you a great price. Call toll-free 877-854-3526 today.
  • 2011 Manager For The Pittsfield Colonials

    independentbaseball
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Independent Baseball Trivia Question Who was the manager of the Pittsfield Colonials in 2011? Answer: Jamie Keefe Please support this site: if you need any home repair service in your area, let local contractors compete to give you a great … Continue reading →Please support this site: if you need any home repair service in your area, let local contractors compete to give you a great price. Call toll-free 877-854-3526 today.
  • Narrator For AirHogs 2011 Championship Video Recap

    independentbaseball
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    Independent Baseball Trivia Question Who narrated the video recap on GPTV covering the 2011 American Association championship victory by the Grande Prairie AirHogs? Answer: Terry Briggs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jZjt1bVwiA Please support this site: if you need any home repair service in your … Continue reading →Please support this site: if you need any home repair service in your area, let local contractors compete to give you a great price. Call toll-free 877-854-3526 today.
  • Starting Pitcher For Fort Worth Cats When Julio Franco Had His First At-Bat In 2014

    independentbaseball
    16 Aug 2014 | 11:49 am
    Independent Baseball Trivia Question Julio Franco came out retirement and played his first game of the 2014 season for the Fort Worth Cats on May 20.  Who was the Cats’ starting pitcher that night? Answer: Trent Montgomery http://fwcats.com/news/index.html?article_id=296 Please support … Continue reading →Please support this site: if you need any home repair service in your area, let local contractors compete to give you a great price. Call toll-free 877-854-3526 today.
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    Baseball Tutorials

  • Skillbuilding Pitching Drills: Presetting the Pitch

    kenny
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:20 pm
    In today’s video blog post, we’re talking about pitching drills that gives your pitchers an opportunity to work on presetting every pitch. Presetting the pitch is not something that you want to do in a game, because it is strictly used for skillbuilding.  The pitcher will work on presetting the fastball, the curve ball and [...] The post Skillbuilding Pitching Drills: Presetting the Pitch appeared first on Baseball Tutorials.
  • The Knee Drill for Improved Pitching Mechanics

    kenny
    6 Aug 2014 | 9:28 pm
    The Knee Drill for Improved Pitching Mechanics Like many of you, I used to hate any drill that didn’t involve total body. But I see too many youngsters who have difficulty understanding the importance of glove in front and closing the gap out front. That’s why today I want to share with you a fantastic [...] The post The Knee Drill for Improved Pitching Mechanics appeared first on Baseball Tutorials.
  • The “Play Catch” Throwing Drill for Power & Accuracy

    kenny
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:39 pm
    In today’s video blog post, I am sharing a fantastic long toss drill that is basically a game of catch with your players. It’s called the “Play Catch” Progressive Toss Throwing Drill, and it’s an awesome multi-purpose drill. In addition to building throwing power and accuracy, it also allows you to pinpoint and correct the [...] The post The “Play Catch” Throwing Drill for Power & Accuracy appeared first on Baseball Tutorials.
  • The Power Pack – 3 Awesome Hitting Drills for Power

    kenny
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:52 pm
    The Power Pack – 3 Awesome Hitting Drills for Power In today’s video blog post, I have got an awesome set of hitting drills for bat speed and power!  I call it the Power Pack! The Power Pack In this drill you will use a heavier bat, a lighter bat, and then a regular bat [...] The post The Power Pack – 3 Awesome Hitting Drills for Power appeared first on Baseball Tutorials.
  • “Inside Jam” Hitting Drill for Speed and Power

    kenny
    2 Jul 2014 | 8:43 pm
    “Inside Jam” Hitting Drill for Speed and Power In today’s video blog post, I am sharing an awesome hitting drill that will really increase hitting speed and power.  It’s called the “Inside Jam”, and the concept behind this hitting drill is that the pitcher is trying to “jam” the hitter. What this means is that [...] The post “Inside Jam” Hitting Drill for Speed and Power appeared first on Baseball Tutorials.
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    Macho Row

  • Pennsylvania loves Pirates more than Phillies, says Reddit map maker

    Kevin McGuire
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:09 am
    You may have seen one of those maps of the United States over the last month or so making the rounds with sports logos illustrating each state’s most loved or hated team in the NFL or college football. There is also one for baseball that is starting to make the rounds, showing which MLB team each state loves. Apparently our state loves the Pirates. #FireRuben RT @CBSSports: Which MLB team does your state love? This map has the answer (Via @kmhokies35) pic.twitter.com/CS7iLT1wkK — Macho Row (@Macho_Row) August 18, 2014 I am not exactly sure what statistical information qualifies this…
  • A feel good night for Ryan Howard

    Kevin McGuire
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:51 am
    Ryan Howard went from hero to goat, back to hero last night. A second-inning home run gave the Philadelphia Phillies a 1-0 lead over the visiting Houston Astros, but that was the only run the team would score until the 15th inning of the latest in a series of marathon games played by the Phillies this season. Howard, who had grounded into a pair of 4-6-3 double plays earlier in the game, found a way to dribble one through the crack in the shift, allowing Grady Sizemore to come around third base and score the winning run of a 2-1 decision. Considering all of the struggles the Phillies and…
  • Ruben Amaro and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

    Kevin McGuire
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:58 am
    It was not a great day for Ruben Amaro on Thursday. Perhaps the most important day of the season for a general manager flew by without any movement from the Phillies front office, Amaro opting to stand pat more so because he felt the other general managers were not playing the same game as he. Then, to make things worse, Cliff Lee had to leave Thursday night’s game in Washington in the third inning with his elbow flaring up. Not even a 10-4 win over the NL East-leading Nationals was enough to change the mood among Phillies fans. “More surprised that there wasn’t more…
  • This Ruben Amaro comment on prospects says it all

    Kevin McGuire
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:09 am
    “I think one of the most over-coveted elements of baseball are prospects. I don’t know how many prospects that have been dealt over the last several years have really come to bite people in the [rear end].” - Ruben Amaro, July 31, 2014 [via MLB.com]
  • Phillies should run a yard sale, but yard sales sell junk

    Kevin McGuire
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:28 am
    The trade deadline is creeping up with time quickly running out. The Phillies, it seems, are running out of options that will show any signs of a brighter future. This is not good for a team that by all accounts should be in a perfect situation to be a seller. ESPN’s Buster Olney was told by a rival executive the Phillies should set-up a yard sale at Citizens Bank Park this week… One rival exec says that if he were operating the Phillies, he’d run it like a yard sale and make it clear: Some stuff is going to be sold. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 28, 2014 The only…
 
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  • MLB Game #8: Mets vs. Brewers

    27 Jul 2014 | 7:31 am
    As the non-waiver trade deadline approaches, the Milwaukee Brewers (59-46, .562) continue to lead the National League Central. While the team slumped heading into the All-Star Game break, they have managed to keep the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates at a safe distance.<br… read more...
  • Team Game: 16 Down, 14 to Go

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Sometimes I get bored with my regular commute home. When I do, I will find new side streets to get from the parking lot in downtown Elmhurst to home. Earlier this week I did just that. It wasn't so much due to boredom, but rather traffic. Since it appeared that traffic was backed up at St.… read more...
  • Team Game: 15 Down, 15 to Go

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:17 pm
    In my last blog, I mentioned that while we were on vacation in southern California, I spotted a car parked in the lot at Knott's Berry Farm that provided a one-two punch. I've had months pass without a sign of a new logo. This was the first time I ever noticed a vehicle with two teams on… read more...
  • Team Game: 14 Down, 16 to Go

    20 Jul 2014 | 5:42 am
    Last summer I had a chance to scratch the Los Angeles Dodgers off my Team Game list. We were westbound on the Eisenhower Expressway when I spotted the interlocking LA on the back of another car speeding toward an exit ramp, but I couldn't grab my camera in time. And no, I wasn't driving at the… read more...
  • If the 2014 Postseason Started Today

    18 Jul 2014 | 5:42 pm
    While the annual All-Star Game signifies the ceremonial midway point of the Major League Baseball season, every team has technically played more than half of their regular season games. During the opening months of the season, April and May, standings generally don't mean too much. As teams move… read more...
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    Baseball-Avenue.com

  • TuneCore Track Smarts Music Review Service

    Lerma Moore
    10 Aug 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Are you a music artist who would like to have your songs rated and reviewed by real music fans? If so, TuneCore’s newest music review service — TuneCore Track Smarts — can help musicians of all genres identify their best tracks, choose their next single, find new target markets, and improve the quality of their songs. Powered by SoundOut and used by major record labels, Track Smarts is an affordable service that helps musicians guage a song’s potential. Besides insight and analytics of your songs to help improve your music, each Track Smarts report contains actual…
  • USA Collegiate Team Captures Honkbal Week Title

    Baseball Avenue
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:30 pm
    The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team defeated Japan, 6-3, to win the championship game at the 27th edition of the Haarlem-Honkbal Week at Pim Mulier Stadium on Sunday at Haarlem, Netherlands. The Honkbal Week championship is the fourth in the history of the Collegiate National Team, having previously won the title in 2000, 2002 and 2008. It now holds an all-time record of 29-5 in the tournament. Three U.S. players earned individual awards with Chris Okey (Clemson) claiming the “Carl Angelo Most Popular Player” award, Christin Stewart (Tennessee) taking home “Best…
  • Spain: Tenerife Marlins Clinch 2014 Division De Honor Title

    Baseball Avenue
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Yancarlo Franco homered twice and Leslie Nacar went the distance to help the Tenerife Marlins spank Astros Valencia, 10-2, this past Saturday in the rubber match of a Division de Honor doubleheader. With the win, the Marlins clinch the seventh Spanish League trophy in club history. Marlins wins 2014 Spanish League crown. (Tenerife Marlins) Tenerife (25-3), which dropped the opening game, 12-6, leads second-place Sant Boi by five games with only four games remaining, while Valencia (19-9) occupies the third spot. Spain is one of the few leagues in Europe which does not have a playoff format.
  • Nicaragua Tops USA In Pan American 12U Title Game

    Baseball Avenue
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:16 pm
    The USA Baseball 12U National Team fell to Nicaragua, 5-4, in the championship game of the COPABE Pan American Championships Sunday night at the Benito Juarez sports complex at Mazatlan, Mexico. After trailing for the entire game, Team USA took a 4-3 lead in the top of the seventh inning when Alek Boychuk (Buford, Ga.) launched a three-run home run to left field. The U.S. was down to its final strike in the inning but Carson Tucker (Phoenix, Ariz.) and Robert Moore (Leawood, Kan.) extended the inning on a single and a hit by pitch, respectively, to get Boychuk to the plate. In the bottom half…
  • 2014 TuneCore Artists Performance Infographic

    Lerma Moore
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:47 pm
    This post was created in partnership with eAccountable. All opinions are my own.
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  • Giles and Diekman star as Phillies edge Mariners; take series

    Patrick Gordon (noreply@blogger.com)
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:20 pm
    By PATRICK GORDON | Managing EditorAugust 19 2014, 4:00PM EDT.@PhilabaseballPHILADELPHIA - On a day that originally looked to be highlighted by two of baseball's hottest starters, it was the Phillies bullpen that dominated on Wednesday afternoon. Ken Giles and Jake Diekman combined for seven strikeouts over three innings in relief in a 4-3 victory for the Phillies over the Mariners at Citizens Bank Park. Johnathan Papelbon tossed a scoreless ninth to secure the win and notch his 30th save of the season."It's just nice to know that if you can't go deep into the ballgame you have the guys out…
  • Mo'ne Davis and Taney Little League one win away from U.S. final

    Patrick Gordon (noreply@blogger.com)
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:32 am
    By PATRICK GORDON | Managing EditorAugust 19 2014, 12:45PM EDT.@PhilabaseballMo'ne Davis and the Taney Dragons hope to continue their storybook ride through the Little League World Series later today when the club faces Las Vegas in a semifinal contest in Williamsport.Davis is expected to start for Taney who advanced via a memorable 7-6 win over Texas on Sunday."She's phenomenal," said Las Vegas manager Ashton Cave, speaking of Davis. "She knows what she's doing out there." The Las Vegas club has outscored its opponents 25-4 so far in Williamsport with the top of their order leading the…
  • Mo'ne Davis and Philly's Taney Dragons ready to make history

    Patrick Gordon (noreply@blogger.com)
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:11 am
    Mo'ne Davis (pictured far right) celebrates with teammates after winning Mid-Atlantic regional. By PATRICK GORDON | Managing EditorAugust 15 2014, 7:00AM EDT.@PhilabaseballMo’ne Davis cracked a smile as she made her way down the last few steps of a tight stairwell in Volunteer Stadium prior to Thursday's opening ceremonies for the Little League World Series in South Williamsport.“There’s the girl, that’s her,” said one parent, pointing directly at Davis. Others in the crowd took pictures and simply shouted her name.Davis tossed a three-hit shutout in the Mid-Atlantic…
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    10 Aug 2014 | 5:57 pm
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    8 Aug 2014 | 7:55 pm
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