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Don't miss a second of the action when these two juggernauts collide this weekend!
Friday (1:20 CT): Dallas "Big Texy" Keuchel (4.23 ERA, 4.37 FIP, 3.95 SIERA) vs. Matt "Reyezuelo" Garza (4.98 ERA, 4.57 FIP, 4.12 SIERA)
Saturday (3:05): Bud "Thumbface" Norris (3.64, 3.54, 4.45) vs. Travis "High Times" Wood (2.74, 3.45, 4.44) *MARQUEE MATCHUP*
Sunday (1:20): Jordan "The All-American Kid" Lyles (3.22, 3.56, 3.78) vs Jeff "Shark" Samardzija (3.35, 3.13, 3.20) *MARQUEE MATCHUP*
BEST OF MAXIM
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I read the Cubs/Astros recap on ESPN and found this quote from Darwin Barney and couldn't help but think... what BLASPHEMY!The Forefathers must be furious!And then "Forefathers" led to George Washington so...Anyway, not to be taken too seriously, just hopefully making a laugh out of molehill.Happy to see the homers (nice one, Anthony!) and of course, Go Cubs.
Matt Garza (photo credit: Getty Images)
Every year since Matt Garza has been on the team he has had trade speculation surrounding him. Why shouldn’t Garza have that surrounding him? He has been on a team that hasn’t come close to finishing first in their division in many years; he has been outstanding on the mound while healthy, and he is a great team player and veteran to have...
The other day, Alvin Yellon satisfied many of us with a classic example of his stupidity. Like many, Ryno has had a lot of fun with this. Here here is (the rest of this is from Ryno).
Just for fun, I decided to look at Alvin’s open letter as an editor. All bits and hyperbole aside, I wanted to see exactly how much ******** was in there.
Alvin’s original was 2,185 words, and...
Nashville Sounds 5 @ Iowa Cubs 4 (7 innings)
Logan Watkins! Double triples and a single single. 7 bases in one game is fine with me. Donnie Murphy had a single and a walk, with 2 RBI. Junior Lake had a walk, a strikeout, and an RBI. Brett Jackson had a walk and no strikeout. Brooks Raley had a double and his average is .333.
Brooks Raley is bad at pitching. His ERA sits at 5...
Before the season even began, the Chicago Cubs were expected
to become sellers at the trade deadline. They have yet to make this
announcement, but rival evaluators tell Buster Olney of ESPN that the Cubs are
officially “open for business.”
While some teams may be willing to sell, they may not have
much in the way of players that rival clubs are interested in. Olney...
The New York Yankees have acquired minor league infielder Brent Lillibridge from the Chicago Cubs on Friday for a player to be named or cash.
Lillibridge is one of several backup infielders acquired by the Yankees this season to help fill in for their injured All-Stars. The trade Friday is the second deal between New York and Chicago this year.
The Yankees acquired Alberto Gonzalez...
If I were to tell you that there was a pitcher who had a 2.87 FIP, a .98 WHIP, a miniscule 3.7 BB rate, and a .67 HR/9 ratio in the month of June, and that he was availble for next to nothing in your AL-Only, would that peak your interest? That pitcher is Jordan Lyles, who has been absolutely dominant over his last 44 1/3 innings (From Paul Sporer on the Baseball Prospectus fantasy...
The Houston Astros won last night’s contest against the
Milwaukee Brewers, but they lost right fielder Trevor Crowe to the 15-day
disabled list after he sprained the AC joint in his right shoulder while
colliding with the outfield wall, according to Chris Abshire of MLB.com.
Crowe ran into the wall in the sixth inning of yesterday’s
game while attempting to chase...
According to Buster Olney, the Chicago Cubs are open for business. They’re a rebuilding franchise with no real playoff aspirations and a bunch of interesting veterans who are free agent eligible at the end of the year, so it makes sense for them to make some present-for-future trades. The focus is likely going to be on their pitching, as Matt Garza and Scott Feldman will be two...
Matt Garza turned in his best performance of 2013 allowing just one run over eight innings in a 3-1 win over the Houston Astros.Garza was coming off the start in which he threw seven shutout innings in a no decision against the Mets on Sunday.After walking the first batter in the ninth inning Kevin Gregg came on to get the final three outs and preserved the win. Houston’s lone...
In 1998 Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa took sports fans by storm, going back and forth, trying to break the MLB single season home run record. At that time the record was 61 and it was held by Roger Maris since 1961. On September 7, 1998, Big Mac, 34 years old, slugged home run number 61, off Mike Morgan of the Chicago Cubs, tying the record. It was an amazing thing to witness...
Let's get right to the trots!
Home Run of the Day: Carlos Pena, Houston Astros - 26.92* seconds [video]
A monster of a home run for Pena as the Astros walkoff against the Brewers in the tenth inning. The remarkable thing about this trot isn't how slow it feels, but the fact that it's a) only the third slowest trot of the day and b) not even the slowest trot...