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Tuesday's picks went well enough yesterday. The day was not as clean as Monday was, but it could have been if both Los Angeles teams had not had bullpen implosions. For the Angels, Kevin Jepsen pitched like Carly Rae Jepson. Another game was incorrectly picked because Nick Tepesch pitched a good game for the Rangers. Who knew? The Cardinals pick was finally correct. So that is a moral victory in itself. Hey, and I even picked the Astros to win a game and lived to tell about it.
There is a little something for everybody today. All teams are in action and five of the games are day games. Nice. Here are Wednesday's picks:
The Blue Jays over the Tigers: My confidence in the Blue Jays is lagging a bit as their pitching has simply not come to the party yet. Morrow really let me down yesterday. Perhaps a junk guy like Mark Buehrle can lead them out of the wilderness. Rick Porcello goes for the Tigers.
The Reds over the Cardinals: These teams are both really good and will b...
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New York Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova is the real deal.
Ivan Nova (Photo credit: Keith Allison)
At least that is what everybody initially thought of him.
When Nova hit the major league level back in 2010, he showed some promise. Pitching just 42 innings in total, he went 1-2 with a 4.50 ERA. It was a small sample size where he was brought up at random to fill-in as a reliever, and a...
Credit: Steven Robles – SF Giants Rumors
It was a nice hot day in San Francisco as the San Francisco Giants put an old fashion whooping on the Rockies (10-0) to sweep the series. Barry Zito tossed 7 innings of shutout ball, and hasn’t allowed a single run on the season. Is it too early to start the Cy Young Award campaign? Zito didn’t just do it with his arm. He also racked...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Matt Moore and four Rays relievers combined on a five-hitter and Tampa Bay beat Texas 2-0 Wednesday in the coldest day game ever at Rangers Ballpark.
It was only 39 degrees when the game started after a rain delay of 1 hour, 29 minutes. That was 40 degrees colder than Tuesday night.
Evan Longoria had a sacrifice fly for the Rays, who snapped a three-game...
Buster Posey drove in three runs with NBA star Kevin Durant cheering him from the stands, Barry Zito pitched another gem and the San Francisco Giants completed a sweep of the Colorado Rockies with a 10-0 win Wednesday.
Staked to a quick lead, Zito (2-0) won his 11th straight decision, including last postseason. San Francisco earned its 16th consecutive victory in games he started...
Is it too early? Is it too cold? Or should the Toronto Blue Jays be concerned?
Let's put it this way: R.A. Dickey, Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson -- the pitchers brought over from the National League to transform the Jays' rotation -- have started twice each. Their ERAs are, in order, 8.44, 10.24 and 11.05.
The Toronto rotation has a 7.59 ERA. That is the worst in the major...
Well, it's been a few games now, and we've gotten to know our 2013 Giants a little better. Sure, they're almost the same team as last year, but every year is different. Guys get better, guys regress, and you just never know how things will shake out. Here's what I've seen so far:
-- Starting pitching has been a little up and down. Cain had one great start against...
Pirates (3-5) at D-Backs (5-3)
3:40 PM–Chase Field, Phoenix
Bring out the brooms! The Bucs go for the sweep in today’s afternoon game out in Phoenix. This would obviously be a great way to recover from the rough Dodgers series and would build some momentum going in to a weekend home series against the Reds. It would be especially great if the offense...
The Toronto Blue Jays were the story of baseball’s offseason, acquiring Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson and others from the Marlins as well as trading for NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey from the Mets. The Jays haven’t been to the playoffs since winning consecutive World Series in 1992-93 but were installed as Bovada betting favorites to capture the AL East this season...
The Yankees are back in action after rain postponed last night’s game to a later date. Manager Joe Girardi will skip last night’s scheduled starter Ivan Nova and will instead give the ball to Phil Hughes. Zach McAllister will get the start for the Tribe. After the game, the Yankees will head to the Bronx for their first weekend home series of the season, which will be against...
Article Written By Kevin Dunbar- Special To Baseball Hot Corner
The first 8 days of the Toronto Blue Jays 2013 regular season has provided fans with a roller-coaster ride of emotions. That ride continued on day 9 as the Blue Jays defeated the Detroit Tigers 8-6 on a day where the opening pitch was delayed more than two hours due to rain. With the temperature at a brisk 5 degrees...
As we get closer to the Hillsboro Hops opening day on June 14th, players and sports fans everywhere are beginning to shift focus to all things baseball. With MLB season underway, young minor league players throughout the country are vying for the chance to play professionally someday, and for many, the dream is not far out of reach.
Every year, players from the minors are brought...