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The Texas Rangers have two good middle infielders, so the best prospect in baseball is starting the season in Triple-A. The St. Louis Cardinals have three good outfielders, so the second best prospect in baseball is starting the season in Triple-A. The Cardinals one glaring weakness is at short...
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ST. LOUIS - When the Texas Rangers picked Nick Tepesch to be their fifth starting pitcher, two responses followed.
Casual MLB fans said: "Who?"
And those familiar with Mizzou said: "Hmmm."
Tepesch, the former Tigers pitcher who is scheduled to take the mound for the Rangers' April 9th game against the Rays, is OK with that reaction. He's had to prove...
ARLINGTON, Texas Yu Darvish, who was near perfect in his last start, will make his scheduled started Sunday against Los Angeles despite a blister issue on his right ring finger.
Darvish developed the blister in the sixth inning of his start Tuesday night but carried a perfect game into the bottom of the ninth only to have Marwin Gonzalez break it up with a two-out single that went...
Texas manager Ron Washington was certainly impressed as he watched Yu Darvish flirt with perfection.
He was even more blown away when he saw a television replay of the Japanese star coming within an out of the second perfect game in Rangers history.
Washington says, ''he was nasty ... his ball was moving all over the place.''
The celebrated right-hander struck...
Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish was one out away Tuesday night from throwing the second perfect game in franchise history. Darvish's dominance of the Houston Astros included a career-high 14 strikeouts.
But his 111th pitch came off Astros shortstop Marwin Gonzalez's bat and one-hopped right back at Darvish.
The 26-year-old pitcher tried to get his glove down in time but...
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Marwin Gonzalez earned his hit to break up Yu Darvish‘s perfect game last night. Darvish left a 90 MPH four-seam fastball out over the plate, and Gonzalez hit it hard back up the middle, just under Darvish’s glove. It was a mistake pitch. It was the only one from the 26-year-old Darvish last night in Houston.
For 26 batters, Darvish carved through the Astros lineup in his best...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Texas Rangers fans cheered loudly for Josh Hamilton -- when he struck out.
Hamilton, now with the AL West rival Los Angeles Angels, was booed during pregame introductions before the Rangers' home opener Friday. There were more boos when he led off the second inning, but those became cheers when he took a called strike on his first pitch and eventually...
ST. LOUIS – April 5, 2013 – Monday, April 8th marks the annual return of baseball to St. Louis as the Cardinals take on the Cincinnati Reds in a 3:15 p.m. game. Opening Day 2013 will feature a pre-game ceremony that will pay tribute to Stan Musial. Following is a schedule of official activities and information to help baseball’s best fans enjoy what has become an unofficial...
With prospects, talent doesn't always dictate when a player gets an opportunity in the big leagues. Often, arrivals are delayed by arbitration clocks as teams look to maximize the amount of time they can control a player at a reasonable cost. In may cases, prospects have moved positions to ensure that opportunity presents itself as soon as possible (see: Billy Hamilton and Nick...
The St. Louis Cardinals opened the season in a competitive fashion in Arizona, splitting the first two games of the series, before dropping the final contest in a long, 16 inning affair last night. It was fight throughout with a Diamondbacks club that shows a lot of potential, but still is a frustrating effort, because of some of the details that led to the verdict. And while the...
This guy gets out of the way of a Peter Kozma home run only to have the ball smack his girlfriend possibly in the face.
An ongoing thread to be updated as the St. Louis Cardinals full-season rosters come into focus. The preliminary rosters for Memphis, Springfield, Palm Beach and Peoria rosters are confirmed.