Skip to content

Matthew Pouliot

  1. Heath Bell also believes Rockies are cheating

    Sep 27, 2010, 6:18 PM EDT

    The excellent Padres blog Gaslamp Ball points out that Heath Bell took to Twitter on Sunday night to comment on the Rockies’ juiced ball “scandal” that Tim LIncecum weighed in on last week. First, in a seeming response to Tim Lincecum’s unofficial allegations, he tweeted “SF are the nice people.” That caught the eye of…

  2. Homefield not the priority, as Yanks push back Hughes, CC

    Sep 24, 2010, 6:28 PM EDT

    The Yankees announced Friday that they’d start Dustin Moseley against the Red Sox on Sunday night and push back Phil Hughes until Wednesday. Also, going unannounced, but essentially confirmed by the big left-hander himself, is that CC Sabathia will make just one start next week, that coming Friday against Boston. The Sabathia decision was a…

  3. Yankees add former first-round pick Andrew Brackman

    Sep 23, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

    The Yankees gave 6-foot-10 right-hander Andrew Brackman a late callup Thursday, and he’s expected to make his major league debut at some point during the final week and a half. Brackman, an NC State product, was taken 30th overall in 2007 and give a $4.5 million major league contract even though expectations were that he…

  4. Red Sox to honor Mike Lowell on Oct. 2

    Sep 23, 2010, 6:20 PM EDT

    The Red Sox have proclaimed the next to last day of the season “Thanks, Mike Night,” as they honor the retiring Mike Lowell. Lowell, a four-time All-Star calling it a career after 13-big league seasons, will be honored in a ceremony before a game against the Yankees, the team that drafted him in 1995. The…

  5. Miguel Tejada joins 300-homer club

    Sep 23, 2010, 1:35 AM EDT

    Miguel Tejada took Ted Lilly deep Wednesday night to become the 129th player in major league history to reach 300 homers. It was Tejada’s eighth homer in 194 at-bats since the Padres picked him up prior to the trade deadline. He hit just seven in 401 at-bats for the Orioles over the first four months…

  6. Hanley Ramirez could be shut down with sore elbow

    Sep 22, 2010, 7:02 PM EDT

    Still hurting Tuesday in his return to Florida’s lineup after getting five days off, Hanley Ramirez could be shut down for the rest of the season because of an elbow injury. Ramirez began experiencing discomfort in his non-throwing elbow about a week before the Marlins decided to shut him down. He was given five straight…

  7. Achilles' tendon intact for gimpy Jim Edmonds

    Sep 22, 2010, 6:35 PM EDT

    Even if it’s only hanging by a thread. Jim Edmonds, who thought he had finally blew out his troublesome right Achilles’ tendon in a home run trot Tuesday, had tests come back negative today, leaving open the possibility that he could play again this season. “It didn’t blow out or tear,” he told the Cincinnati…

  8. A.J. Hinch lands in Padres front office

    Sep 21, 2010, 7:20 PM EDT

    A.J. Hinch, fired as the Diamondbacks’ manager earlier this season, has taken a job as San Diego’s vice president of professional scouting, according to the team’s media notes. Hinch, 36, may have flopped as a manager, but he was very well regarded in Arizona’s front office before former Diamondbacks GM Josh Byrnes took a chance…

  9. Francisco Rodriguez to be arraigned Wednesday

    Sep 21, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

    The New York Post is reporting that Francisco Rodriguez has decided to surrender two weeks early for arraignment on charges of violating an order of protection. Rodriguez was supposed to court Oct. 7, but will instead be arrested and charged with contempt of court on Wednesday. K-Rod sent his former girlfriend and mother of his…

  10. Joe Mauer's MRI shows inflammation

    Sep 21, 2010, 6:40 PM EDT

    Manager Ron Gardenhire said Tuesday that Joe Mauer could be out another four or five days after an MRI showed inflammation in his ailing left knee. Gardenhire expects that Mauer will receive a cortisone shot for the knee, potentially sidelining him until the weekend. No serious problems were detected, but with the Twins in position…

  11. Jair Jurrjens likely to start Sunday for Braves

    Sep 21, 2010, 6:20 PM EDT

    Jair Jurrjens, who missed his start Monday with a knee injury, will likely pitch Sunday, manager Bobby Cox told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Jurrjens was diagnosed Tuesday with a slight horizontal meniscus tear in his right knee. It sounds like something he can pitch through for the rest of the year and get taken care of…

  12. Joey Votto scratched with sinus infection

    Sep 21, 2010, 6:02 PM EDT

    National League MVP candidate Joey Votto was scratched from Tuesday’s lineup due to a sinus infection, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Chris Heisey replaced him in the lineup, with Jim Edmonds moving to first base. Votto hit his 35th homer as part of the Reds’ 5-2 win over the Brewers on Monday. He’s…

  13. Report: White out as Diamondbacks narrow GM search

    Sep 20, 2010, 6:26 PM EDT

    According to AOL Fanhouse’s Ed Price, the Diamondbacks have ruled out Dodgers assistant GM Logan White in their hunt for a new general manager, leaving former Padres GM Kevin Towers and current interim GM Jerry DiPoto as the candidates for the job. White is very well regarded in large part for his work heading the…

  14. Lester, Kershaw and Sanchez on pace to join exclusive club

    Sep 16, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

    In the 50 years since the expansion era began in 1961, just 17 different left-handers have struck out over a batter an inning while qualifying for the ERA title. This year, three of them are on pace to do it for a second year in a row. If things hold up, Clayton Kershaw, Jon Lester…

  15. Yankees to unveil Steinbrenner memorial Monday

    Sep 16, 2010, 6:10 PM EDT

    Prior to Monday’s game against the Rays, the Yankees will unveil a seventh permanent monument in Monument Park to honor George Steinbrenner, who passed away in July at age 80. Steinbrenner’s memorial will join those honoring Miller Huggins, Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio and one that commemorates the events of Sept. 11,…

  16. Jose Bautista ties Blue Jays record with 47th homer

    Sep 15, 2010, 7:30 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista delivered a solo shot off the Orioles’ Brad Bergesen in the first inning Wednesday night to tie the Blue Jays franchise record with his 47th homer. The 29-year-old Bautista matched George Bell’s team record from the rabbit-ball 1987 season. He had been tied with Jose Canseco’s 1998 season for second place on the…

  17. Troy Tulowitzki outslugs Adrian Gonzalez in Rockies' victory

    Sep 15, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

    For the fourth time since 2000, opposing players had at least two homers and five RBI in the same game as the Rockies topped the Padres 9-6 on Wednesday. And both happened to be occupying the cleanup spot. Troy Tulowitzki went 3-for-5 with two three-run homers and seven RBI to lead the Rockies, while Adrian…

  18. Brandon Wood, meet Tony Pena Jr.

    Sep 15, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

    With his 0-for-3 on Sunday, Brandon Wood went over 200 plate appearances for the season and his average dwindled to .160. If he doesn’t get another at-bat all year, he’d finish with a .397 OPS that’d rank as the lowest for any player in the expansion era. Here’s the bottom 10 with a minimum of…

  19. Mark Teixeira playing through broken toe

    Sep 14, 2010, 6:50 PM EDT

    Mark Teixeira revealed to the New York Post that he’s been playing with a broken pinkie toe on his right foot, the result of a HBP from Oakland’s Vin Mazzaro on Aug. 31. “Every step I take it stings,” Teixeira told the paper. “It’s worse on defense because I have to move side to side…

  20. Josh Hamilton suffers setback while swinging

    Sep 14, 2010, 6:28 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton resumed swinging Tuesday, only to shut himself down after experiencing a spasm in his rib-cage area. It was the first time Hamilton had picked up a bat since suffering three bruised ribs in a collision with the outfield wall at Target Field on Sept. 5. He made it through about 25 swings before…

  21. Albert Pujols out of the lineup with sore elbow

    Sep 14, 2010, 5:40 PM EDT

    Albert Pujols, troubled by a sore left elbow the past three weeks, will get Tuesday off after receiving a cortisone shot Monday night. Felipe Lopez is making his first career start at first base in his place. Pujols originally injured his non-throwing elbow making a play on defense against the Pirates last month. A couple…

  22. Jon Lester records fourth straight 10-K game

    Sep 14, 2010, 1:17 AM EDT

    With 12 strikeouts in a gem against the Mariners on Monday, Jon Lester became the first pitcher since Jake Peavy in 2007 to fan 10 batters in four straight starts. He’s the sixth different pitcher to have such a streak since 2000: 1. Randy Johnson – 7 starts in 2001 2. Randy Johnson – 6…

  23. Prince Fielder out with flu symptoms

    Sep 13, 2010, 7:30 PM EDT

    Baseball’s longest active consecutive games streak could come to an end Monday, as Prince Fielder was scratched from Milwaukee’s lineup with flu symptoms, according to the Journel-Sentinel. Unless Fielder makes an appearance off the bench, he’d miss his first game since Sept. 3, 2008. Since that day, he’d started all 327 of Milwaukee’s games: 326…

  24. This Buck stops in Sacramento

    Sep 13, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

    With the Triple-A season over, the A’s are set to make their final round of callups on Tuesday, but barring some late-season outfield injuries, Travis Buck won’t be rejoining the team. The then 23-year-old Buck was shaping up as one of the AL’s most promising rookies in 2007. Debuting not even two years after the…

  25. Chris Nelson's steal of home wins game for Rockies

    Sep 9, 2010, 6:37 PM EDT

    Chris Nelson will always remember his first career stolen base. In the eighth inning of a 5-5 game versus the Reds on Thursday, the Rockies’ utilityman took off from third base against right-hander Nick Masset, who had looked towards second base, and swiped home without a play at the plate, giving the Rockies a 6-5…

Featured video

Pitching vs. history in NL wild card game
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. D. Jeter (3402)
  2. C. Kershaw (2581)
  3. R. Martin (2494)
  4. A. Rodriguez (2153)
  5. D. Gordon (1994)
  1. J. Altuve (1962)
  2. J. Hamilton (1936)
  3. I. Suzuki (1746)
  4. D. Ortiz (1721)
  5. E. Volquez (1690)