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Matthew Pouliot

  1. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny not doing his team any favors

    Oct 28, 2013, 11:58 PM EDT

    World Series Red Sox Cardinals Baseball

    It started with the lineup: Mike Matheny chose to go with Shane Robinson in center field in Game 5 and had him bat second, with Carlos Beltran dropping into the cleanup spot. On the surface, it didn’t seem like a great move. Maybe it would have turned out better had leadoff man Matt Carpenter gotten…

  2. LaTroy Hawkins helps subdue an unruly American Airlines passenger

    Oct 28, 2013, 7:51 PM EDT

    LaTroy Hawkins instagram

    On his way to Chile to partake in a little dove hunting, LaTroy Hawkins got his adventure on a little early this morning, when he and another man assisted flight attendants in subduing an unruly passenger on his American Airlines flight. Hawkins wrote on instagram that the flight had to make an emergency landing in…

  3. All hands on deck for Red Sox; Peavy, Buchholz to be available in relief

    Oct 28, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Three

    Red Sox manager John Farrell said prior to Monday’s Game 5 that jake Peavy, who just started Saturday’s Game 3, would be available in relief tonight, and that Clay Buchholz, who started Game 4, could work out of the pen once the series returns to Fenway Park on Wednesday. Farrell also declined to commit to…

  4. Lineup change suggests Cardinals are ready for small ball

    Oct 28, 2013, 5:14 PM EDT

    Shane Robinson

    If you did a million World Series simulations last week — and I assume someone out there probably did — Game 5 almost surely ended up being the lowest scoring contest of the bunch. It’s simply a rematch of Game 1 with Jon Lester and Adam Wainwright facing off again, but this time it’s in…

  5. Kolten Wong: “My foot slipped”

    Oct 28, 2013, 1:04 AM EDT

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Four

    The last thing a forlorn Kolten Wong wanted to do after getting picked off to end St. Louis’ Game 4 loss on Sunday was talk to reporters in front of his locker, but he stood up to the mics and answered questions anyway. Wong on pickoff: “I knew I was dead once I went to…

  6. Felix Doubront comes up big in Game 4 win

    Oct 28, 2013, 12:44 AM EDT

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Four

    These last few weeks couldn’t have been easy for Red Sox left-hander Felix Doubront. With Clay Buchholz back and ready to pitch in the postseason, Doubront was sent to the pen at the end of the regular season after going 11-6 with a 3.87 ERA in his 27 starts. He didn’t want to make the…

  7. The million fluky things that go into winning a World Series game

    Oct 27, 2013, 2:23 AM EDT

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Three

    - Allen Craig, hobbled by a painful foot injury that nearly ruled him out for the postseason, scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth Saturday on the first ever obstruction call to end a postseason game. – Craig scored because Jarrod Saltalamacchia, whom manager John Farrell forgot to take out of the…

  8. Jarrod Saltalamacchia is having the worst of weeks

    Oct 27, 2013, 12:56 AM EDT

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Three

    Don’t blame Will Middlebrooks for the fluky obstruction call that ended Game 3. Don’t blame umpire Jim Joyce, who made the gutsy choice to call it and give the Cardinals a 5-4 victory. Blame the guy who made the bad throw in the first place: Jarrod Saltalamacchia. The struggling Saltalamacchia shouldn’t have even been in…

  9. Projecting the 2013 Gold Glove winners

    Oct 25, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT

    Manny Machado

    Let’s go down the list: AL, catcher: Matt Wieters, Joe Mauer, Salvador Perez Mauer is still the AL’s best defensive catcher, but he played a mere 660 innings behind the plate this year, compared to 1,200 for Wieters and 1,115 for Perez. Wieters has won the last two, so he’s the favorite here. Still, I…

  10. Now a manager, Matt Williams must address his steroid purchases again

    Oct 25, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

    Matt Williams

    The Nationals invited some controversy by hiring Matt Williams as their new manager on Friday. He hasn’t gotten all that much attention for it, but Williams, who hit 378 homers over 17 big-league seasons with the Giants, Indians and Diamondbacks, was, for at least a brief time, a steroids user. Williams was outed by the…

  11. Carlos Martinez, Trevor Rosenthal own the late innings for Cardinals

    Oct 25, 2013, 12:02 AM EDT

    World Series - St Louis Cardinals v Boston Red Sox - Game Two

    Even as Michael Wacha was through five scoreless, one thing seemed pretty clear: his pitch count up to 90, the sixth would be his final inning. That sixth inning didn’t go as planned, but the seventh through ninth innings sure did. The Cardinals rallied from 2-1 down beat the Red Sox 4-2 in Game 2,…

  12. Playing favorites finally comes back to bite Red Sox manager John Farrell

    Oct 24, 2013, 11:44 PM EDT

    World Series Cardinals Red Sox Baseball

    We’ve been over this before, but… Jonny Gomes against RHP in 2013: .258/.341/.404 in 151 AB Jonny Gomes against RHP career: .225/.310/.423 in 1,863 AB Daniel Nava against RHP in 2013: .322/.411/.484 in 339 AB Daniel Nava against RHP career: .292/.390/.443 in 657 AB John Farrell knows these numbers. He played Nava over Gomes against…

  13. David Ortiz finds his stroke at perfect time

    Oct 24, 2013, 12:24 AM EDT

    World Series Cardinals Red Sox Baseball

    David Ortiz had one mammoth hit in the ALCS — a game-tying grand slam off Joaquin Benoit in Game 2 — but he finished just 2-for-22 for the series. Apart from the slam, he hadn’t driven in any runs in seven games. His Game 1 of the World Series shouldn’t have started any better. With…

  14. It’s still only one loss for Cardinals

    Oct 23, 2013, 11:43 PM EDT

    World Series Cardinals Red Sox Baseball

    To put it simply, the Cardinals were never in Game 1 of the World Series. Terribly sloppy defensively, they were down 3-0 after one and 5-0 after two. They mounted little rallies in the fourth and fifth innings, but nothing came of them. At no point did Boston’s lead seem surmountable. None of that matters…

  15. Dana DeMuth gets bailed out by his buds

    Oct 23, 2013, 9:24 PM EDT

    World Series Cardinals Red Sox Baseball

    It took less than an inning for a horrible umpiring decision in what stands to be the final World Series before expanded instant replay is introduced. Enter Dana DeMuth (GIF from @BuzzfeedSports) DeMuth, the second base ump, said Cardinals shortstop Pete Kozma lost the ball on the exchange, giving the Cardinals an out on a…

  16. So, what’s the market for Billy Butler anyway?

    Oct 22, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT

    Josh Phegley, Jerry Meals, Billy Butler

    This kind of doubles as a “what’s the market for Kendrys Morales?” post, too. Anyway, the Royals have let it be known that Billy Butler is available, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. Had they done this a year ago, they would have been in line for a nice return. Now? Probably not so much. Butler…

  17. Giants re-sign Tim Lincecum to two-year, $35 million contract

    Oct 22, 2013, 6:32 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v San Francisco Giants

    The Giants went above and beyond to keep another star on Tuesday, re-signing Tim Lincecum to a two-year, $35 million contract that will result in him forgoing free agency. The San Francisco Chronicle’s Alex Pavlovic was the first to confirm the dollars. It’s still a paycut for Lincecum, who made $18 million in 2012 and…

  18. If only Jim Leyland hadn’t been so hands on

    Oct 20, 2013, 1:32 AM EDT

    ALDS Tigers Athletics Baseball

    Tigers manager Jim Leyland spent the first four months of this season with two reliable relievers: left-hander Drew Smyly and right-hander Joaquin Benoit. Obviously, that’s less than ideal. But it did give him fewer chances to mess things up. And mess things up he did in the ALCS. With Jose Veras and Al Alburquerque at…

  19. Report: Carlos Peguero’s wife ripped off Felix Hernandez’s wife

    Oct 19, 2013, 2:23 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Seattle Mariners

    Maria Peguero, wife of Mariners outfielder Carlos Peguero, is facing federal wire-fraud charges for making nearly $180,000 worth of online purchases on a debit card belonging to Sandra Hernandez, wife of Mariners right-hander Felix Hernandez, the Seattle Times is reporting. The article, which really should be read in whole, tells of court documents showing Maria…

  20. Despite finish, Clayton Kershaw should come first for Dodgers this winter

    Oct 19, 2013, 1:00 AM EDT

    NLCS - Los Angeles Dodgers v St Louis Cardinals

    After 36 starts and 255 stellar innings, Clayton Kershaw finally let the Dodgers down on Friday, giving up seven runs in three-plus innings in Game 6 loss to the Cardinals. The defense played a role, but Kershaw was the first to admit afterwards that he just wasn’t his usual self. Maybe it was a bad…

  21. Dodgers win epic Scott Van Slyke-Joe Kelly standoff prior to Game 6

    Oct 18, 2013, 8:55 PM EDT

    NLCS - Los Angeles Dodgers v St Louis Cardinals

    Taking the grandstanding to a whole new level, neither Cardinals starting pitcher Joe Kelly nor Dodgers reserve outfielder Scott Van Slyke chose to return to the dugout after the national anthem prior to Friday’s Game 6. What followed was a 12-minute staring contest across the field that was only finally broken up when the home-plate…

  22. Has John Farrell learned his lesson now?

    Oct 17, 2013, 12:17 AM EDT

    John Farrell

    Red Sox manager John Farrell allowed Clay Buchholz to give up five runs to the Tigers in Sunday’s ALCS Game 2, only to be bailed out by one swing from David Ortiz‘s bat. On Wednesday, there was no such rescue after Jake Peavy was allowed to surrender seven runs in three-plus innings in what turned…

  23. Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford providing the pop for Dodgers

    Oct 16, 2013, 7:53 PM EDT

    NLCS - St Louis Cardinals v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Adrian Gonzalez has averaged a homer every 25.1 at-bats in his year and a quarter with the Dodgers. ┬áIn Wednesday’s Game 5 victory, he hit his second and third in 35 postseason at-bats. Carl Crawford hit a total of six homers in 435 at-bats in his first year with the Dodgers. On Wednesday, he hit…

  24. Four years later, 2009 free-agent pair comes up big in LCSs

    Oct 16, 2013, 1:58 AM EDT

    ALCS - Boston Red Sox v Detroit Tigers - Game Three

    Headlined by three players, the post-2009 season MLB free agent class was undoubtedly the weakest seen in at least a decade. The prizes: Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday (acquired from the A’s earlier that summer), Red Sox outfielder Jason Bay and Angels right-hander John Lackey. The field was so bad that the fourth biggest contract went…

  25. Overmatched Miguel Cabrera sees record on-base streak end

    Oct 15, 2013, 8:16 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera, Junichi Tazawa

    Miguel Cabrera‘s record streak of having reached base in 31 straight postseason games was snapped Tuesday when he went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the 1-0 loss to the Red Sox. Obviously, there’s no shame in that. Even Cabrera mixes in an 0-for every once in a while. But the fashion in which it happened…

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