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In the last two days, Middlebrooks has three homers and nine RBI. He's hit safely in each of the first four games he's played in the majors and has at least one extra-base hit in all four, something...
When Kevin Youkilis went on the 15-day DL with a bad back, the Boston Red Sox brought up their top prospect in Will Middlebrooks to play third base while he was out.
After gathering three hits, two of them doubles, in his first two games, Middlebrooks sat out Saturday's game with a tight hamstring. But on Sunday, he made his return to the lineup and had the biggest moment...
NEW YORK -- Mariano Rivera has a blood clot in his right calf, the latest health problem for the longtime New York Yankees closer, who tore a knee ligament last week while shagging fly balls during batting practice. Rivera is on blood-thinning medication intended to dissolve the clot and says he is OK, although he was scared when he received the diagnosis. He needs to spend at least...
This happened. Mariano Rivera and his New York friends have time for a fishing trip because the Knicks are done. TNT. Setting the bar, somewhere.
Every time you check twitter or facebook, think --...
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New York Yankee closer Mariano Rivera before a game against the Baltimore Orioles on May 8, 2009 in Baltimore, MD. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
What MLB stories have hogged headlines so far in the 2012 season?
Shockingly, it is not the New York Yankees, as the Universe is in morning and adjusting to life being Mo-less, which is about all they can handle now anyway.
So for those Yankees...
Will Middlebrooks just keeps raking against major league pitching. Pretty soon they might need to give him a more permanent jersey number. For now, he's keeping the legacy of the No. 64 alive with his dominance of the big leagues through four games. That's the same number Dustin Pedroia wore when he broke into the bigs, and since he turned out pretty well, we've got our...
Will Middlebrooks (credits below) Will Middlebrooks made a serious splash for the Red Sox, as he sent two out of the ballpark and racked up five RBI's going 3 for 5 from the plate in Boston's 11-5 win over the Royals.Carlos Zambrano pitched an absolute gem in the Marlins win over the Astors, going nine innings, striking out nine batters and giving up just three hits on the...
Yankees star closer Mariano Rivera's surgery to repair a torn
anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee was delayed after
doctors discovered a blood clot in his calf, the right-hander told
Atlanta third baseman Chipper Jones watched the video of New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee while shagging batting-practice flyballs last week.
He saw Rivera carted off the field. He heard Rivera, whose career plans beyond this season had been up in the air, then vow to return to the mound in 2013.
And Jones could empathize...
Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks accomplished something in the second inning Tuesday that had been done only once in 112 years and not since 1938. Then, he left the game with an injury. Playing in only his fifth game since the Red Sox called him up from Class AAA Pawtucket, Middlebrooks doubled down the right field line against Kansas City Royals left-hander Danny...
Sunday's game against the Baltimore Orioles offered plenty that fans don't usually get to see on a given afternoon. The obvious one was that the game went 17 innings and about six hours. But it never would have gotten there if not for Will Middlebrooks, who returned to the lineup and hit a bomb of a grand slam well over the Green Monster to get the Red Sox back in it. Middlebrooks...
The Boston Red Sox might want to think about moving all of the rest of their home games to the road.
With their 11-5 win last night against the Kansas City Royals, they are now 8-6 on the road. On the contrary, they are just 4-10 at home.
A big reason for their win on Monday night was the bat of Will Middlebrooks.
After connecting for his first home run, a grand slam on Sunday...
The Red Sox came off being swept by the Os and using their whole bullpen in a back breaking 17 inning loss. Felix Doubront was taking the mound for the Sox and they need a win and for him to go long into the game. Doubront has been pretty impressive this year, however his main achilles heel has been not going long into games.
This outing, Doubront did just what the team needed...
By Dave Buscema, The Sports Xchange NEW YORK -- If Mariano Rivera was shouting at his television Tuesday night, there's no telling what the New York Yankees injured closer was doing Wednesday. Before Wednesday night's game, Rivera recounted how he had been screaming encouragement as his main successor for the rest of this season, David Robertson, wiggled out of trouble...
There were huge shakeups in bullpens all around major league baseball last week as injuries and ineffectiveness led to changes with some of the premier closers from last season in fantasy baseball. Mariano Rivera was lost for the season with a torn meniscus and ACL and the New York Yankees will now turn to David Robertson and Rafael Soriano to shut the door in the ninth inning...