Six-Run Counter Punches Tribe Past Jays; Indians 10, Blue Jays 7

Did the Tribe Win Last Night? In miraculous and come-from-behind fashion, yes! A six-run fourth inning for Toronto off of Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer put the Indians at a substantial disadvantage, but his offensive teammates picked him up two innings later, scoring six of their own in the fifth on the way to a 10-7 victory Sunday afternoon. After reclaiming the lead, the Indians...
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May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

House roughed up in Tribe's loss to Jays

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Kevin Pillar's two-run double highlighted a big fourth inning and Toronto's bullpen worked the final six innings, leading the Blue Jays to a 5-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night. The Blue Jays, the highest-scoring team in the American League, broke open a scoreless game with a five-run inning. Blue Jays starter Daniel Norris lasted only three innings...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Big 4th inning, bullpen lead Blue Jays past Indians 5-1

CLEVELAND (AP) Kevin Pillar's two-run double highlighted a big fourth inning and Toronto's bullpen worked the final six innings, leading the Blue Jays to a 5-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night. The Blue Jays, the highest-scoring team in the American League, broke open a scoreless game with a five-run inning. Blue Jays starter Daniel Norris lasted only three innings...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Run Fourth Stifles Tribe; Blue Jays 5, Indians 1

Did the Tribe Win Last Night? Nope. Despite forcing Toronto starter Daniel Norris to throw 77 pitches in the first three innings, the paltry Indians offense was unable to score a run early. Meanwhile, T.J. House got nine ground ball outs in the first three frames and was quite pitch-efficient. However, things changed fast in the top of the fourth inning when a walk and four straight...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays option Colt Hynes, call up Jeff Francis

TORONTO (AP) The Blue Jays have optioned left-hander Colt Hynes to Triple-A Buffalo and called up left-hander Jeff Francis from Triple-A. Hynes had no record and a 6.00 ERA in five appearances with Toronto this season. He pitched in 22 games for San Diego in 2013. Francis was 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in one start at Buffalo. Colorado's first round pick in the 2002 draft, the 10-year...
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Finalize Trades From the 2014 Season

Martin Prado #14 of the New York Yankees reacts after his game-winning ninth inning base hit against the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium on August 22, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Mandatory Credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images 2014 is now officially in the books as the New York Yankees have finalized all of their trades from last season, according to Chad Jennings...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Roll call of magical names: 2014 additions to the all-time "They were actually Yankees list"

Drum roll, please. Feel free to use Kleenex, as the memories crest. Chaz Roe. Josh Outman. Chris Leroux. Bryan Mitchell. Wade LeBlanc. Bruce Billings. Rich Hill. Cesar Cabral. Alfredo Aceves. Dean Anna. Scott Sizemore Antoan Richardson. Eury Perez. Jeff Francis.
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Could 2015 bring us the same Yankee team... plus A-Rod?

Chase, Chris, Brandon, Zelous and Jeff Francis. Remember him?Here's an idea: Put up that rejected school budget for another vote! See what happens!The Evil Empire grapevine is buzzing with anticipation about the team skillfully re-signing its Big Three: Chase Headley, Brandon McCarthy and Chris Capuano! But why limit our dreams? If Cashman can also snag Stephen Drew, we would have...
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Francis agrees to deal with Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) The Blue Jays have agreed to a minor league contract with left-hander Jeff Francis and claimed outfielder Andy Dirks off waivers from the Detroit Tigers. Francis, a 33-year-old from North Delta, British Columbia, was 1-2 with a 5.85 ERA this year in one start and 11 relief appearances for Cincinnati, Oakland and the New York Yankees. The 10-year big league veteran will...
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October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

The trouble with the 2014 Yankees: When a winning streak ends, a losing streak begins

I always knew my kids would grow up, learn about sex and eventually leave the house. I recognized that my beloved dog would only live for about 12 years, then start crapping all over the place and need to be slumbered. I have embraced the reality of changing seasons, shifting political allegiances and even transitory love. But damn, I thought we'd beat the Blue Jays at home....

A prayer for the Yankees

Our Father, Who Art In Cooperstown...Wait a minute. Holy Cow, God! The Evil Empire is 6-1 since the death of Johnny Winter, 5-1 since the passing of Jim Rockford, and undefeated since Yangervis Solarte was loaded into a cannon and fired toward the Western horizon.One might say the Yankees are reclaiming the AL East. In fact, The Master, John Sterling, believes this. His mentor,...

Yankees reportedly in talks to acquire Padres' Ian Kennedy

The New York Yankees have been the most active team on the trade market. Over the course of the last month, they have acquired pitchers Brandon McCarthy, Jeff Francis and Chris Capuano as well as third baseman Chase Headley.  This hasn’t stopped Yankees general manager Brian Cashman from looking for even more upgrades, According to a report by ESPN’s Jim Bowden, New York is...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees acquire A’s Jeff Francis

Left- handed pitcher Jeff Francis has been traded to the New York Yankees from the Oakland Athletics. Are the New York Yankees really adding depth to their pitching staff by acquiring Oakland Athletics’ left-handed pitcher Jeff Francis? The pitching rotation for the Yankees is just a huge mess right now. Honestly, I just don’t know what’s going on with it or how they plan to...
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Come on, Retrieval Empire: Do the right thing... SIGN CHIEN-MING WANG!

They say he's headed to the White Sox.This is crazy. At the least, Wang should end his career in Pinstripes.We're actually preferring Jeff Francis?Hello, (tap tap), is anybody in there?This man deserves to come home.

As Colorado Rockies improve, the outcry from fans must not be forgotten

Jorge De La Rosa was brilliant once again for the Rockies.Time heals all wounds.That should be the greatest fear for all fans of the Colorado Rockies.In a week where Rockies owner Dick Monfort was exposed to the wrath of the fans, a week in which he had to finally stare at the reality that the status quo simply won't cut it anymore. It is a feeling that has been fueled by yet another...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees Acquire Jeff Francis From Athletics

Jeff Francis (left) has been acquired by the New York Yankees – Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy/Getty Images The New York Yankees have run into a pitching dilemma lately, as they’re now indefinitely without four of their original five starting hurlers. Ivan Nova (out for the season), Michael Pineda (indefinitely), C.C. Sabathia (likely out for season), and now Masahiro Tanaka (tear...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Dean Anna is gone, so the Yankees have acquired a new guy with two first names, covering both genders

Jeff Francis. From Oakland. For cash and a (hopefully old) player to be named later. (If we gave up anybody good, you get the tar and I'll get the feathers.) He's a 33-year-old lefty who was decent in 2007, the year most of our current players peaked.Warning: Don't look at this record too closely. It will hurt.

Yankees Acquire Left-Hander Jeff Francis From Oakland Athletics

It didn’t take long for the New York Yankees to acquire much-needed pitching help. A day after right-hander Masahiro Tanaka learned he had a partial tear of his ulnar collateral ligament and possibly could need Tommy John surgery, New York traded for Oakland Athletics pitcher Jeff Francis for a player to be named later. Francis was recently designated for assignment by the...
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees News: Jeff Francis acquired for cash considerations

Here he comes to save the day, that means Jeff Francis is on his waayy...from the denver postThat's right, the day after we all learned that Masahiro Tanaka has a partial tear in his throwing-UCL, the Yankees went out and bought themselves a nice warm body.Jerry Crasnick broke the big trade news,The #Yankees have acquired pitcher Jeff Francis from the #athletics in a trade, source...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The most exciting walk offs of the week (June 16th edition)

There were…not a lot of great walk offs this week. That really leaves me with not a lot of content for this column, but I’ll try to make the best of it. June 10th, Athletics vs Angels The story of this 14 inning game in Anaheim was Yoenis Cespedes’ unreal throw at the plate to nail Albert Pujols. But that ended up not mattering in the grand scheme of things after Collin Cowgill...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics move Jake Elmore to 60-day DL, claim Jeff Francis

The Oakland Athletics have announced that they have moved shortstop Jake Elmore to the 60-day disabled list. Elmore has a strained left quadriceps that he suffered just as the season started, and he has not played in a single game. The Athletics placed him on the disabled list on April 3 and did not expect him back until June anyway.The #Athletics have claimed LHP Jeff Francis...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics News: Oakland claims Jeff Francis off waivers from the Reds

After being designated for assignment by the Cincinnati Reds on Friday, Jeff Francis has found a new home. The Oakland Athletics have claimed him off waivers, as first reported by Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. To make room for Francis, the Athletics optioned left-handed pitcher Joe Savery back to Triple-A. They also transferred infielder Jake Elmore to the 60-day...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

A’s claim Jeff Francis off waivers

The Oakland Athletics have claimed left handed pitcher Jeff Francis off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds. Francis had pitched well at Triple-A Louisville before earning a spot start last week. He went five innings allowing three runs before the Reds attempted to send him back to Louisville. Instead the A’s claimed him. Joe Savey was placed on paternity leave by the A’s opening...
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds still searching for groove

CINCINNATI -- The Reds can't find any traction to their season. Thursday night's 6-1 loss to San Diego in the second game of a day-night doubleheader was the seventh game in a row with an alternating result. Good vibes one day followed by let's go get 'em tomorrow. It's no way to make up ground on a Milwaukee team that has cooled off after a hot start. Since beating Pittsburgh 2...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Gameday Live: Reds vs. Padres

Welcome to Reds Gameday Live! GAMEDAY INFO Opponent: San Diego Padres Where: Great American Ball Park TV: FOX Sports Ohio Starting Pitchers Jeff Francis (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Tyson Ross (4-3, 3.02 ERA)  
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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