Found June 15, 2012 on
This Is Getting Old:
First it’s with a heavy heart I acknowledge that apparently Root Sports has parted ways with Lacee Collins. She got hit pretty hard, often on this blog, but my god did Pittsburgh fans eat her alive. Hopefully she lands on her feet or heels or sneakers or whatever her preferred choice in footwear may be. [...]
BEST OF MAXIM
The Indians today announced that Matt LaPorta has been optioned back to Columbus to make room for RHP Esmil Rogers. He will wear number 32.
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It won't be long before the Pirates' treasured pitching prospects make it to Pittsburgh. Gerrit Cole, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 draft and the best of those prospects, was promoted to Double-A Altoona just two months into his first professional season. He pretty much left the Pirates no choice, going 5-1 with a 2.55 ERA, 69 strikeouts and 21 walks in 67 innings...
Everyone in action today.
Indianapolis 5, Charlotte 3 – Jeff Locke started and gave up 2 runs in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out 4 and walked 2. Bryan Morris pitched 3 scoreless innings in relief. Chase d’Arnaud was 1 for 3 with a double. Jeff Clement went 1 for 4 with a double.
Altoona 7, Trenton 6 – The Curve trailed 6-1 in the bottom of the 9th and came back to win. Nathan...
The Indians added newly acquired right-handed reliever Esmil Rogers and optioned Matt LaPorta to Class AAA Columbus. LaPorta, 27, was batting .182 (2 for 11) since being promoted June 3 to replace outfielder Johnny Damon, who was placed on the Paternity List. LaPorta, who lost the first base job to 1B Casey Kotchman in a spring training competition, hit .307 in Columbus, with 14...
During the O’s 7-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night, Chris Davis did something quite remarkable. He swung, made contact, and broke his bat off at the handle.
Nothing extraordinary there, right? Guys break their bats all the time. Usually results in a weak pop up or grounder, and every once in a while the hitter gets lucky and bloops a single on a broken bat.
Pirates (32-29) at Orioles (36-26)
7:05 PM EST–Camden Yards, Baltimore
Here is the MLB.com Gameday
TV: ROOT Sports
The Pirates will look to avoid a sweep in Baltimore tonight.
Lots of stuff happened today:
It looks like Charlie Morton will need Tommy John surgery.
Everyone’s favorite TV reporter Lacee Collins is no longer working for ROOT Sports.
Jeff Karstens will make a rehab...
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Jordan Bastian has the story following the Indians’ loss in Cincinnati. Apparently Derek Lowe had some choice words about Reds manager Dusty Baker-
“Dusty will deny it. It has everything to do with him. You can go ask him. He’ll deny it like he has no idea. They’ve been trying to do this [stuff] for years. I’d always come up with men on base. To say it didn’t come from...
Indians first baseman Carlos Santana tries to make a catch in the stands against the Reds, winds up on top of what very well might be Larry the Cable Guy.
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Last summer when the Indians dealt for Ubaldo Jimenez, there is no doubt they felt like they were acquiring a young front line starter. That hasn't been the case yet. Jimenez made 11 starts for the Tribe last year, and posted an ugly 5.10 ERA. Advanced metrics suggested he was unlucky, with his xFIP, FIP, tERA, and SIERA sitting in the high three range. He was striking batters...
Team President Mark Shapiro was a highly thought of and for the most part successful General Manager with the Indians before being bumped up stairs. He fleeced the Mariners in getting Asdrubal Cabrera and Shin-Soo Choo in separate deals for the “Benuardo” first base platoon (Ben Broussard and Eduardo Perez). He got Carlos Santana for Casey Blake and Travis Hafner for Einar Diaz...
If Dusty Baker and Derek Lowe didn’t hate each other prior to Wednesday, they do now. During the Indians 5-2 loss to the Reds, Lowe took exception to a Mat Latos fastball that was thrown close to him and he felt was intentional. He was right. Lowe ripped Baker on Wednesday night and Dusty was asked to respond to Lowe’s comments on Thursday morning. He fired back incredibly hard...
This series in Baltimore has certainly not gone the Pirates' way through two games, but at least they have a favorable pitching matchup to try and sneak out of Baltimore with one win tonight as Erik Bedard goes up against Tommy Hunter. Bedard, of course, started his career with the O's and had his best years there, so maybe there will be some sort of added motivation for...