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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
“People don’t realize when they do stuff like that, it’s the memory,” Ross told cubs.com the next day. “I’ll always remember that guy gave me that ball and was kind enough to do that. Now that guy is connected with me for life in my memory.”
“I think when you look at Luis, you’re looking at long term,” manager Joe Girardi said. “Long term, we have to get this straightened out. This isn’t a guy that’s 34, 35 (years old) that has a long track record. This is a kid with a lot of talent, and we want, the next time he comes up, to be a finished product. He came up last year—some of it was based on need—and did very well. Sometimes when you enter your second season and people have seen you, you have to make adjustments probably ...
Posted: May 31, 2016 at 07:16 AM | 0 comment(s)
They aren’t all coming up this year. At least they aren’t all pitching in the rotation this year.
What you have to like if your office is on Federal Street, or if you’re a fan of the club, is that not only do the Pirates have the third best record in the NL, they have three of the International League’s top nine ERA leaders: Chad Kuhl leads the IL in ERA (1.03), Jameson Taillon is fourth (1.82), and Tyler Glasnow (2.25) is ninth.
Hurdle and Neal Huntington have said the young arms will ...
Posted: May 31, 2016 at 07:07 AM | 0 comment(s)
Monday, May 30, 2016
Rumor has it a Braves scout was checking out the southpaw.
While a number of our veterans acquitted themselves well when it comes to the national pastime, our favorite Memorial Day first pitch came courtesy of Burke Waldron. Waldron, a 92-year-old World War II veteran, threw out the first pitch prior to Sunday’s Seattle Mariners game.
As the Mariners announced just prior to Waldron taking the field, the 92-year-old navy veteran began his military service in 1943. He served at Pearl Harbor for ...
The sentencing hearing for former Cardinals executive Chris Correa has been delayed several times, and as a result the commissioner’s office has not resolved its investigation into Correa’s admission that he illegally entered the Houston Astros’ database. The Cardinals have been braced for punishment of some kind, but the timing has been unclear. Two sources with knowledge of the commissioner’s thinking said it would be “unlikely” that any punishment could be exacted before this ...
Posted: May 30, 2016 at 11:41 AM | 10 comment(s)
On the same day the Boston Globe quoted one National League scout as saying Ryan Braun is “the hot name out there” on the trade market, that name was again absent from the Brewers’ starting lineup. And this time, it’s a new physical ailment.
A stiff neck sidelined Braun for the start of Sunday’s series finale against the Reds at Miller Park, marking the eighth time in the Brewers’ last 14 games that Braun was on the bench for the opening pitch.
Posted: May 30, 2016 at 11:20 AM | 1 comment(s)
Sunday, May 29, 2016
“Prince of Darkness” Tom Haudricourt with some valid criticism of the demise of the neighborhood play and instant replay.
So, in the top of the ninth inning Saturday night with the score tied, 6-6, the Reds had the bases loaded with one down. Adam Duvall, whose three-run homer capped a five-run rally in the seventh that erased the Brewers’ seemingly safe 6-1 lead, grounded into what appeared to be a routine 6-4-3 double play to end the inning.
But, wait a minute. The Reds’ video replay ...
Darvish showed up before a sellout crowd and pitched like he had never been away. The only tangible difference was that the outing was a little shorter than normal, but other than that, Darvish looked to be at his best in holding the Pirates to one run in five innings. He walked one, struck out seven and left after 81 pitches.
“Physically I could go more innings, but mentally I was done,” Darvish said.
Posted: May 29, 2016 at 08:27 AM | 10 comment(s)
If he pitched better, he’d still be in the rotation.
Clay Buchholz didn’t belabor the point as he does innings.
The Red Sox righthander for the second straight day on Saturday declined an interview about his move to the bullpen, telling the media waiting for him near his locker that he got moved to the bullpen and they should write it down, with a curse word mixed in as he walked away.
Posted: May 29, 2016 at 08:22 AM | 18 comment(s)
The numbers associated with the Red Sox that are really impressive? Those of groundskeeper Dave Mellor. He’s had 43 surgeries, including a knee replacement, hip replacement, four back fusions, a pin in his foot, and a pin in his hand, all the result of when a deranged woman drove into County Stadium in Milwaukee, where Mellor was the groundskeeper, and ran him over in 1981. He was in severe pain for years, but Mellor is finally feeling better. The reason? A medtronic spinal cord ...
Posted: May 29, 2016 at 08:18 AM | 3 comment(s)
Things can change in a hurry. Yesterday, the Indians stole five bases on Wieters (Jimenez 4, Givens 1), including SB by the speedy Lonnie Chisenhall, Mike Napoli, and Carlos Santana. So, I guess respect only goes so far.
Flash forward to now: Thanks to a torrid recent run, Wieters headed into Saturday slashing .292/.333/.451 with four homers and 16 RBIs. More important, he’s playing more often behind the plate and his defense has been noteworthy. His catcher’s ERA is 3.28, which is 13th ...
Posted: May 29, 2016 at 07:53 AM | 4 comment(s)
What made Syndergaard’s pitch to Utley different?
“The ruling was that he intentionally threw at the batter,” crew chief Tom Hallion told a pool reporter. “And with that, we have a judgment of whether we thought it was intentional. And if it was, we can either warn or eject. And with what happened in that situation, we felt the ejection was warranted.”
Fine. Just tell me why Bush and Hughes were not ejected, along with many other pitchers who have commited similar acts. Just tell me why a ...
The Padres are discussing a potential trade of right-hander James Shields with the Chicago White Sox, and it appears those talks have significant momentum, sources familiar with the discussions said Saturday.
It is unclear if a deal is imminent, but one source described the discussions as having “energy” at this current stage. While Shields has pitched well this season, posting a 3.06 ERA through 10 starts, the Padres are 10 games under .500 after Saturday night’s 8-7 loss to Arizona and would ...
Saturday, May 28, 2016
It’s likely that most players on both sides were aware of the arrangement, but most of them were not directly involved. In that era if a key player, a pitcher for example, wanted to make some extra cash he might “Have a bad game.” A pair of players: Detroit pitcher Bill James and White Sox shortstop Swede Risberg later claimed that as many as three Detroit pitchers were promised a reward if they were to perform poorly in the four-game set. Those pitchers were probably James, Bernie ...Read More...
Tough loss to Omaha, I mean, the Kansas City Royals.
It came the day after the bullpen blew a three-run lead to start a nine-game road trip. It was the Sox’ fifth loss in a row and 13th in their last 17 games and it left more than a couple players sitting at their lockers in stunned silence, a scene more common in late August or September than late May.
“When they won, I was like, ‘This is true?’ I can’t believe it,’’ Sox left fielder and former Royal Melky Cabrera said. “I ...
This season, Loney was hitting .342 for El Paso of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League. He batted .280, with four homers and 32 R.B.I., last year with Tampa Bay before he was released this spring. Loney, a left-handed hitter, ranked as the second-toughest hitter in the American League to strike out in 2015.
Posted: May 28, 2016 at 09:22 PM | 14 comment(s)
Beltrán’s career is winding down and it is doubtful he will attain the 500 home run or 3,000 hit-milestones that would make his Hall of Fame candidacy an open and shut case. Nevertheless, Beltrán has quietly put together a fine career and, by reaching the secondary milestones of 400 home runs and 2,500 hits to go along with his other accomplishments, the veteran slugger has greatly strengthened his Hall of Fame case.
The Dodgers, after using the laser rangefinder, wanted to use markers on the playing surface to define the desired positions for their outfielders, and informed the Mets’ grounds crew of their plans.
So, rules experts, are these two tactics legal or not legal?
Quality of life is on the line, people, on the line!
Measured in baseball time, the Cubs’ venture into the outdoor bar business looks to be in about the fourth inning.
The Cubs can’t possibly believe this game is close to over, right?
Not when the Cubs’ proposal for an open-air drinking establishment next to Wrigley Field remains vague. Not when the quality of life in a whole neighborhood is on the line.
Posted: May 28, 2016 at 10:19 AM | 13 comment(s)
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