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  1. Quote of the day: Josh Hamilton is "not that stupid"

    Oct 2, 2010, 1:01 PM EDT

    As you probably know, Josh Hamilton was back in the starting lineup last night for the first time since September 4 due to fractured ribs. He went 0-for-3 and left the game after six innings, by the way. His return is a promising sign for the Rangers’ playoff hopes, but that’s not why I’m mentioning…

  2. Jered Weaver, the surprise strikeout king

    Oct 2, 2010, 12:06 PM EDT

    Jered Weaver notched just four strikeouts over seven innings against the Rangers last night, however they were just enough to give him the major league lead in strikeouts (233) over Tim Lincecum (231) and Felix Hernandez (232). Armed with a fastball that averages around 90 mph, Weaver entered the season averaging 7.3 K/9 over his…

  3. Chan Ho Park made some history last night

    Oct 2, 2010, 10:51 AM EDT

    We haven’t heard much from Chan Ho Park this season — outside of these infamous comments during his brief stint with the Yankees — but I guess that’s what happens when you get shipped off to Pittsburgh. Still, it’s worth mentioning that Park made history last night tossing by three scoreless innings for his 124th…

  4. There's plenty left to decide in the National League

    Oct 2, 2010, 9:59 AM EDT

    And you thought this weekend would be boring. The Padres are still alive in the National League West. They slugged three homers against Matt Cain en route to a 6-4 victory over the Giants last night. The Friars now sit two games back in the National League West with two left to play. And don’t…

  5. Clay Buchholz scratched from final start due to back stiffness

    Oct 2, 2010, 8:41 AM EDT

    Clay Buchholz was scratched from his final start of the season today against the Yankees due to lower back stiffness, according to Joe McDonald of Because of last night’s rainout, Tim Wakefield will oppose Andy Pettitte in the first game of a day-night doubleheader this afternoon. Buchholz said he felt his lower back “grab”…

  6. UPDATE: Miguel Olivo diagnosed with mild concussion

    Oct 1, 2010, 11:55 PM EDT

    UPDATE: According to the team’s Twitter feed, Miguel Olivo was diagnosed with a mild concussion. His status for the rest of the season really doesn’t matter at this point, but he is not expected to play on Saturday or Sunday. If there’s a bit of good news to report, it’s that he is already back…

  7. David Price to pitch in relief Saturday

    Oct 1, 2010, 8:25 PM EDT

    Craig informed us early this morning that Rays manager Joe Maddon was thinking about starting David Price on Saturday against the Royals. Not so. It turns out that Price is expected to pitch two innings in relief, according to Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times. Either Jeremy Hellickson or Andy Sonnanstine are set to…

  8. Reds clinch first trip to postseason since 1995

    Sep 28, 2010, 10:31 PM EDT

    And what a way to do it. Jay Bruce homered to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning against Tim Byrdak just a short while ago, propelling the Reds to a 3-2 walkoff win over the Astros. The Reds have wrapped up the National League Central division and are now headed to the postseason…

  9. Rays and Yankees clinch, but there's still work to do

    Sep 28, 2010, 10:03 PM EDT

    It’s been a foregone conclusion for weeks, but we now officially know who is playoff-bound in the American League. In front of a crowd of 17,891, the Rays just shut out the Orioles by the score of 5-0, clinching the franchise’s second ever trip to the postseason. David Price delivered eight shutout frames en route…

  10. Martin Prado done for season with hip pointer and torn oblique

    Sep 28, 2010, 8:31 PM EDT

    Quick, somebody check on Craig, because the road just got much tougher for the Braves. The team announced his evening that Martin Prado will miss the remainder of the 2010 season, including a potential playoff run, after an MRI revealed a hip pointer and a torn oblique muscle. He will need two months of rest…

  11. Justin Upton receives good news on left shoulder

    Sep 28, 2010, 8:16 PM EDT

    According to Steve Gilbert of, Dr. James Andrews told Justin Upton that the slight tear in the labrum of his left shoulder has not gotten worse. Upton, who just turned 23 in August, has been limited to just four games this month due to left shoulder soreness. The root of the injury actually dates…

  12. Phillies clinch fourth straight NL East title

    Sep 27, 2010, 9:56 PM EDT

    It was Nats Park in name only on Monday night. In front of thousands of their rain-soaked fans, the Phillies just defeated the Nationals by the score of 8-0, putting a bow on their fourth straight National League East title. Roy Halladay allowed just two measly singles as part of a complete-game shutout. He struck…

  13. Brandon Webb won't pitch for the Diamondbacks this season

    Sep 27, 2010, 8:27 PM EDT

    Brandon Webb hoped to make at least one relief appearance with the Diamondbacks this week, however the team ruled out that possibility today, according to Ed Price of AOL Fanhouse. Webb, who has spent the entire season rehabbing from shoulder surgery last August, is now slated to pitch in the Instructional League, instead. He’ll make…

  14. Yankees bring in ex-NFL coach Tony Dungy for pep talk

    Sep 25, 2010, 6:40 PM EDT

    According to the Associated Press, the Yankees brought in former Super Bowl-winning coach Tony Dungy to speak with the team in a closed-door meeting before Saturday’s game against the Red Sox. Phil Hughes said the subject matter of the speech was “more life experiences” than sports, so this wasn’t a strictly “rah-rah” affair. Yankees manager…

  15. Ryan Zimmerman could miss rest of season

    Sep 25, 2010, 5:35 PM EDT

    Ryan Zimmerman was out of the starting lineup for the third straight day Saturday due to a strained rib muscle. According to what Nationals manager Jim Riggleman told Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, it’s possible he may not play again this season. “We’re just going to be really conservative about when we put him…

  16. MLB responds on humidor situation after Giants file complaint

    Sep 25, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

    An update on the Tim Lincecum story from earlier, MLB has made some swift and dramatic changes to the procedure involving baseballs at Coors Field after the the Giants issued a formal complaint, according to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle. Effective immediately, the umpires are expected to closely monitor the process in which…

  17. Joey Votto returns to Reds' starting lineup Saturday

    Sep 25, 2010, 3:31 PM EDT

    Joey Votto is back in the starting lineup for Saturday afternoon’s game against the Padres, according to Mark Sheldon of Votto has been out of the lineup for each of the last three games due to a sinus infection, though he did strike out in a pinch-hit appearance against Padres’ closer Heath Bell last…

  18. Breaking news: Blake Hawksworth leaves game after being hit in face by comebacker

    Sep 25, 2010, 3:07 PM EDT

    UPDATE: According to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Hawksworth suffered severe lacerations to his mouth and upper lip. Carrie Muskat of reports that he was taken to the hospital for X-rays. 2:57 PM: According to Carrie Muskat of, Blake Hawksworth was forced to leave this afternoon’s game against the Cubs after…

  19. Mike Lowell left last night's game after taking grounder to head

    Sep 25, 2010, 2:26 PM EDT

    There was a pretty scary scene during last night’s Red Sox-Yankees game, as Mike Lowell took a ground ball off the side of the head while playing first base in the fifth inning. Lowell was attempting to field a ball off the bat of Curtis Granderson, however the ball took a nasty hop only to…

  20. Bob Brenly drops out of running to be Cubs manager

    Sep 25, 2010, 1:20 PM EDT

    We can scratch another name off the list of candidates to be the next Cubs manager. Citing “personal and professional reasons,” Bob Brenly has withdrawn his name from consideration for the team’s managerial position, according to “With all due respect to the organization, to the Ricketts family and to Jim, I just didn’t feel…

  21. Did Tim Lincecum throw out a "juiced ball" Friday night?

    Sep 25, 2010, 12:35 PM EDT

    Maybe, but let’s start with what we know to be true. Tim Lincecum allowed just two hits over eight innings of one-run ball in a 2-1 win over the Rockies last night. As a result, the Giants enter play Saturday with a one-game advantage over the Padres in the win column while the fading Rockies…

  22. UPDATE: Phils irk Mets en route to 11th straight win

    Sep 25, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

    UPDATE: Here’s Chase Utley’s response, according to Todd Zolecki of It’s pretty much what you would expect him to say. “I have never ever attempted to break up a double play with the intent to injure someone,” he told “I understand what it’s like to be taken out. I’ve been kicked, kneed, elbowed,…

  23. Report: MLB president Bob DuPuy "on his way out"

    Sep 25, 2010, 10:58 AM EDT

    Three high-ranking executives within baseball tell Buster Olney of that MLB president and chief operating officer Bob DuPuy is expected to move out of his current role. “He’s on his way out,” a team official said. DuPuy has served as president and chief operating officer for the past eight years. Some have viewed DuPuy…

  24. So, Jeff Francoeur hit his 100th career home run last night…

    Sep 25, 2010, 10:34 AM EDT

    I hate to spoil the show for you guys, but Jeff Francoeur’s 100th career home run is “The Event.” Yep, good ol’ Frenchie became the 756th member of the 100-home run club with a solo shot against the Athletics last night. Breaking a lengthy drought, it was his first round-tripper since August 7 and his…

  25. Report: Diamondbacks trying to keep Jerry DiPoto

    Sep 25, 2010, 9:58 AM EDT

    After Kevin Towers was hired as Diamondbacks general manager earlier this week, it was reported that former interim general manager Jerry DiPoto was resigning from the organization. According to Jon Paul Morosi of, the D-Backs still haven’t given up hope in retaining him. Multiple sources are telling Morosi that the Diamondbacks are in “active…

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