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A great moment of “Seinology” occurred during a recent minor league baseball game, once again proving that more often than not, the world is such a place and a legendary show was so profound that a diligent effort isn’t even required to make “Seinfeld” references. During a recent game between the Toledo Mud Hens, the […]The post Ballplayer has same last name, so George Costanza is shown on videoboard (pic) appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.

Heyward to Atlanta, Braves to St. Louis

The worst case scenario of any batter is that they will be standing at the plate when a fastball gets away from the pitcher and hits them square in the head or face. This is, of course, the worst case scenario for any pitcher as well. Nobody can adequately prepare to be hit in this way. The Braves, Mets and their respective fans watched this scenario play out Wednesday when Atlanta...

What does the Jason Heyward injury mean for the Braves?

As reported a few hours ago by our own Robert Murray, Jason Heyward's jaw was broken in two places when he was hit by Jonathan Niese fastball today. Jason is due for surgery tomorrow on his fractured jaw back in Atlanta. But what exactly does this mean for the Braves? They have already had 6 season ending surgeries this season, and despite it all, they have MLB's best...

Beachy to see Dr. Andrews to have elbow examined

One day after Jason Heyward was lost for 4-6 weeks with a fractured jaw, the Braves released another potentially tough bit of news as Brandon Beachy will see Dr. James Andrews to have his surgically repaired elbow examined. Beachy has seen a dip in velocity since coming back from Tommy John surgery, with his fastball going from 91.2 mph in his first game back July 29 -- which is...

Coke sent to Triple-A after another rough outing

DETROIT The next pitch Phil Coke throws will be for the Toledo Mud Hens, and that will have a calming effect on Detroit Tigers fans who had taken to booing him as he sprinted in from the bullpen at Comerica Park. Coke was sent to Triple-A to work onwell, everything. The 2013 post-season star gave up a line-drive double to Minnesota Twins left-handed slugger Justin Morneau that...

Three Cuts: Braves fall to Cards to open tough stretch

With just seven games remaining against teams with records of .500 or better, the consensus has been the Braves had the easiest remaining schedule of any contender. But now the National League East leaders are in the midst of those games vs. winning teams -- which come in consecutive fashion -- and it got off to a rough start as they fell to the Cardinals for the first time this...

Injury-laden Braves still chugging along with the bigs' best record

ST. LOUIS -- Right fielder Jason Heyward became the latest Braves player to land on the disabled list when a 90-mph fastball broke his jaw Wednesday afternoon at New York. Heyward joined second baseman Dan Uggla who, with his average at .186, decided last week he could not wait any longer for Lasik surgery. Uggla's main backup, Tyler Pastornicky, was lost for the season after...

WATCH: Atlanta's Jason Heyward Suffers Fractured Jaw After Getting Hit in the Face With Pitch

This is exactly why I was not real interested in playing baseball as a kid (that and I sucked). Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward was hit in the face with pitch during today's game against the New York Mets. If it sounds like it hurts, well--it does. The poor man was spitting blood when he was helped off the field. He was taken to the hospital for further examination...

Game 2013.125: Twins at Tigers

Detroit Tigers: 73-51, 1st Place (6.5 ahead of Cleveland). Best record in the AL. Taking 3-of-5 from Kansas City was nice (sorry, Cleveland, but KC seems the the bigger threat right now), but after being swept in both games of the double-header–and held to 1 run and 6 hits–it was very nice indeed. All the better that the two series ending wins were driven off the bat of Miguel...

Poor JHey’s jaw

Jason Heyward #22 of the Atlanta Braves is hit in the face with a pitch from Jonathon Niese #49 of the New York Mets in the fifth inning at Citi Field on August 21, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.(August 20, 2013 - Source: Mike Stobe/Getty Images North America) I'm not even going to link the video; I can't stand to watch...

Hunter, Tigers too much for Twins

Torii Hunter hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh inning and scored from second base on a passed ball to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 7-1 on Wednesday night. Drew Smyly (5-0) struck out two in a perfect inning in relief of Anibal Sanchez. Jose Veras entered with two outs in the eighth inning and closed the game for his first save with the Tigers. Kevin...

Why the Loss of Jason Heyward is the Biggest Blow Yet to the Braves

Atlanta Braves right-fielder Jason Heyward suffered a broken jaw after being hit by a pitch against the New York Mets on Wednesday, and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. Injuries are a part of baseball, and the Braves have certainly had their share of them this season, but this one really hurts. Losing players like Tim Hudson, Eric O'Flaherty, Jonny Venters, and Ramiro Pena for the season were

Video: Braves’ Jason Heyward Hit in Face by 90 MPH Fastball


Banged-up Cabrera in Tigers' lineup

Miguel Cabrera feels healthy enough to stay in the lineup, giving the Detroit Tigers a big sense of relief.

What if Max Scherzer Pitched for the White Sox?

Max Scherzer is having a very good season. This has been the best season of his career, by quite a large margin. He’s missing bats, his walks are down, and he’s turned into one of the best pitchers in the American League. Still, the most important thing to help his case for the Cy Young Award happened four years ago: he joined the Detroit Tigers. Scherzer currently leads the...

Wheelr, Mets down Braves

Zack Wheeler once again zeroed in on the Atlanta Braves. The Mets rookie beat the NL East leaders for the third time, pitching shutout ball into the seventh inning and sending New York past Atlanta 5-3 Tuesday night. "I feel pretty comfortable against them," he said. "Not to bash them, but it was a pretty easy game plan." Wheeler improved to 3-0 with a 2.89...
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