Braves and Phillies sucking at the same time is rare

Earlier today, Buster Olney noted on Twitter that the Braves are now pulling up the rear in terms of run differential: The Braves surpassed the Phillies for the worst run differential in the majors — ATL now -164, PHI -163. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) September 4, 2015 It got me to thinking — a dangerous pastime, I know — that it must be rare that two teams in the...
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September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

The last Expo standing

By Miles Wray The Washington Nationals — who once earned exactly 59 wins in consecutive seasons (2008-09) and who are presently one of baseball’s most-feared, most-bankrolled teams — are entering their eleventh season playing their home games in America’s capital. That means it’s been more than a decade since the Montreal Expos played their final season in Canada, in front...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

All Time Team: Valentine’s Day Edition

It’s that time of the year again. The Russell Stover factories are in full swing, all your favorite Hallmark employees are pulling overtime, florists are working around the clock to make sure men everywhere can score some much needed relationship points. That’s right. It’s almost time for that one day a year that lovers and lamenters alike can get sloshed beyond belief for...
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February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Fabulous Fiers fans 14 Cubs in Brewers win

It was going to be hard for Mike Fiers to provide a follow-up act as impressive as his return to Milwaukee's starting rotation was last Saturday, when he allowed just one run in eight innings. This time around, Fiers became just the eighth pitcher in the last 100 years to strike out at least 14 batters in six or fewer innings, leading the Brewers to a 6-2 victory over the Chicago...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Time heals all wounds for former Brewer Sheets

MILWAUKEE -- If baseball, or life for that matter, were fair, Ben Sheets would have been rewarded with at least one postseason start for the Milwaukee Brewers. From the minute a 22-year-old Sheets was introduced with an Olympic gold medal around his neck during the final game at Milwaukee County Stadium in 2000, the right-hander became a symbol of hope for a struggling franchise...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Gallardo will make team-record fifth straight Opening Day start

Unlike previous years, the Milwaukee Brewers had options for their Opening Day starter. Nonetheless, manager Ron Roenicke is going with the longest tenured member of his pitching staff. Roenicke named Yovani Gallardo his Opening Day starter Thursday, choosing the 28-year-old over Kyle Lohse and Matt Garza. Gallardo will be making his fifth consecutive Opening Day start on March 31...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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