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Are you a fan of witnessing baseball history? If so then start rooting against Casey Kotchman and Mike Napoli getting hits. That’s because Kotchman and Napoli would become the first players since 2002 to sandwich a season of hitting .300 between two seasons with sub-.250 batting averages. To date, 14 players have accomplished the feat:
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By: Eric Grinnell
The Cleveland Indians had an uneven week, starting off great with a sweep of the Cincinnati Reds, but following that up with a disappointing series loss against the Houston Astros. Overall, the Indians were 4-2 on the week, which brought their overall record to 37-34. The Indians are back at 0.5 games behind the Chicago White Sox in the...
The first time was much better for Texas Rangers rookie Justin Grimm.
Nine days after his impressive winning major league debut, and never pitching above Double-A before that, Grimm allowed six runs and eight hits while facing only 12 batters in an 8-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.
''My breaking ball wasn't good. ... I didn't have damage control,&...
I think it’s safe to say that this is one of if not the most impressive display of skill in a sport in an event that didn’t even remotely matter. I mean when you take into account stuff like skills competitions in basketball or NFL combine type stuff, Josh Hamilton’s Home Run Derby of 2008 ranks at or near the top of my list of “stuff I had to watch.”
Although I really...
6:56 PM – I’ll have you know that Josh Tomlin’s first career MLB start came against the Yankees, and he did quite well, if you recall. He pitched so well, actually, that I wrote an entire post about how it probably wasn’t sustainable. I liked that piece mostly for its title, but still the point remains: pitchers like Josh Tomlin aren’t supposed to have success against...
Matt Harrison pitched a nice game tonight. Until he left after the 5th inning with a sore left hip or lower back tightness. The sports outlets can’t agree on the diagnosis. But either way ….
This pitching staff cannot afford another injury. Do you hear me, Matt Harrison? You need to hang in there. We need you. Please and...
The Indians Closer Chris Perez is once again questioning the Cleveland Fans when it comes to supporting a winning team. The Indians have been in first or second place for most of the season, Chris Perez doesn’t understand why the people in Cleveland would rather root against LeBron James than come out ans support the Cleveland Indians. In an article in the New York Post, Perez...
Matt Harrison worked five scoreless innings for his 10th victory, Leonys Martin had a pair of extra-base hits for his first three RBIs in the majors and the Texas Rangers beat Colorado 4-2 Sunday night in their final interleague game.
Martin, the Cuban defector who signed with the Rangers last year, had an RBI double in the second and a two-run triple an inning later.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Yu Darvish struck out 10 in seven innings to win his seventh consecutive start at Rangers Ballpark, a 7-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
After giving up two runs in the first four batters, Darvish (10-4) had his fourth double-figure strikeout game while joining teammate Matt Harrison and Tampa Bay left-hander David Price as the American...
The first-place Cleveland Indians witnessed the offensively challenged Houston Astros put a big number on the board during their latest contest, marking their worst performance since Derek Lowe took the mound earlier in the week.
Given the way Lowe has been pitching lately - especially against the National League - Houston's lineup could be in for another big day.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs with a pair of doubles, Rick Porcello struck out seven in six innings and the Detroit Tigers beat the Texas Rangers 8-2 Monday night.
After their first 12 batters, the Tigers had already roughed up Rangers rookie right-hander Justin Grimm (1-1) for six runs and eight hits. They had only five runs and 15 hits while losing...
Roster Update: As predicted in the Astros series preview, Jeanmar Gomez was sent back to AAA after struggling in Houston. For the time being Scotty Barnes has been called up and will be used in the bullpen, but Zach McAllister is scheduled to take his place this Thursday in Baltimore. Gomez started the season out playing well as almost every other starting pitcher struggled, but...
Unlike in Monday's wire-to-wire win, the Tigers could not make an early lead stand up, and they dropped a 7-5 decision. Continue reading →
Player of the Game
Accounting for the only run today, Jose Lopez walks away with today's Player of the Game. In the 2nd inning, Lopez led off the inning with a double. He advanced to 3rd on a ground out by Michael Brantley and came around to score on a wild pitch with Shelley Duncan batting. His score of 1.23 gives him 5 PoG awards on the year.
Derek Lowe placed...