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Shatter The Backboard:
The MLB season is amazingly getting set to reach the half-way mark as Tuesday most teams will be playing their 75th game of the season. How fast did that go by? With the All-Star break around the proverbial corner, we thought it only fitting that we come up with some of the more obscure achievements [...]
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The ability for the fan's to pick the starters for the Midsummer Classic can often turn into a popularity contest. Well, in an effort to compile a more educated and fair team, Keith Law of ESPN Insider put together a roster full of "real" All-Stars on Thursday afternoon. It encompassed who he believed were the 25 most-deserving players in Major League Baseball with...
It’s rather surprising, but coming into tonight, Madison Bumgarner had never thrown a complete game. 67 starts, most of them good, and yet none of ‘em lasted nine innings. He had pitched into the ninth inning on a couple occasions, but never a complete game. In any event, his first career complete game finally came tonight, and he was really as good as ever. Miguel “how is...
Joey Votto is clearly running away with the NL’s first base All Star position. So much so, that I think it’s easy to lose perspective. Here’s a couple facts to help increase the resolution on this number:
Since last week’s tally, Votto has received over 1.3 million votes. The second-place vote getter has only 1.5 million votes for the entirety of the voting.
Votto has about...
GET OFF HIS FIELD!
An elderly "balldude" for the San Francisco Giants made a great catch on a line drive in foul territory during Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Your browser does not support iframes. In the third inning, balldude George Zarzano made the play while on one knee in front of the left-field bullpen as the liner came off the bat of Dodgers batter Elian Herrera...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Reds manager Dusty Baker has made sure that closer Aroldis Chapman won't be doing any more somersaults after finishing a game.
Chapman did a pair of forward rolls after striking out Martin Maldonado to complete a 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night. Chapman has been struggling lately, and celebrated his ninth save with somersaults toward home...
It was a ninth straight win for the Bats.
Louisville 5 Buffalo 3
Bats (31-49), Last place International League West, 17.0 GB
-Nine in a row! Tim Gustafson started and threw four innings of two-run baseball. J.J. Hoover (W 1-0, 1.64) got the win with a perfect inning. Donnie Joseph closed the game for his third save.
-CF Joey Gathright, 1B Danny Dorn, and Gustafson...
6/26 Game Review
Louisville won 5-3. Box Score
Felix Perez went 4-5 with 2 doubles and a run.
Cody Puckett went 2-4 with a double, walk and a run.
Bill Rhinehart went 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI.
Corky Miller went 1-2 with 2 walks, a double and a run.
Tim Gustafson went 1-1 with an RBI at the plate. He allowed 2 runs in 4 innings on the mound.
Carlos Fisher threw a shutout inning...
Tim Lincecum won for the first time in nearly two months to end the worst drought of his career, throwing four-hit ball over seven innings, and the San Francisco Giants held the Dodgers scoreless for the third straight game in a 3-0 win Wednesday.
Angel Pagan added an RBI single and drew a bases-loaded walk to back Lincecum (3-8) as the Giants moved into a first-place tie in the...
As entertaining as it may have been to fans, Reds head coach Dusty Baker was less than pleased with pitcher Aroldis Chapman’s somersaults to celebrate a save after striking out the Brewers’ Martin Maldonado to secure a 4-3 win.
Baker said he knew Chapman was excited to get the save after blowing his last attempt by giving up a game-winning home run, but asked the pitcher to express...
Ryan Ludwick was one of the lone bright spots Wednesday.
The Reds went for the brooms to sweep away the Milwaukee
Brewers in a matinee at GABP Wednesday afternoon, but fell behind early and
could never mount a rally and will be forced to settle for two out of three. Cincinnati
remains eight games over .500 at 41-33. To the details….
The Thursday Takeaway
Sixteen days ago, Matt Cain found his way into the Giants’ record books by throwing the first perfect game in team history. Now, his four rotation colleagues—Barry Zito, Ryan Vogelsong, Tim Lincecum, and Madison Bumgarner—have joined him by spearheading the team’s first-ever of run four consecutive shutouts.
The Giants’ 5-0 victory over the Reds...
Votto during Opening Night.Voting for the All Star game has ended, and the last time Major League Baseball … [visit site to read more]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Madison Bumgarner took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and finished with a one-hitter and the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-0 Thursday night.
Bumgarner (10-4) completed his first career game with his first shutout as the Giants tossed four consecutive shutouts for the first time in franchise history. Bumgarner walked one and struck out eight...