Found June 25, 2012 on Baseball Prospectus:
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: Player Year Started Richard Hidalgo 2002 Rickey Henderson 1998 Scott Brosius 1997 Alan Trammell 1989 Len Randle 1976 Dave May 1972 Cito Gaston 1969 Roy Campanella 1954 Bill Cissell 1931 Lu Blue 1930 ...

Rangers' Grimm roughed up in 8-2 loss to Tigers

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,&...

Yankees 7, Indians 1: The Little Urban Cowboy In the Big Bad City

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...

Harrison pitches five scoreless, earns 10th win

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 …. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! This pitching staff cannot afford another injury.  Do you hear me, Matt Harrison?  You need to hang in there.  We need you.  Please and...

Rangers 4, Rockies 2

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. Harrison...

Darvish: 10 Ks, 10 wins; Texas beats Detroit

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...

First-place Tribe looks to rebound against Astros

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. Lowe looks...

Grimm struggles in Rangers' loss to Tigers

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...

6/ 25 Game Recap: Indians 1 - Yankees 7

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...

Drew Smyly Rocked by Texas Rangers in Return From DL

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 →

6/24 Game Recap: Indians 1 - Astros7

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. Feathers Up Derek Lowe placed...
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