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Matthew Pouliot

  1. Cal Ripken Jr.’s mom is victim of holdup in parking lot

    Oct 15, 2013, 6:28 PM EDT

    violet ripken

    Violet “Vi” Ripken, who was kidnapped and later returned last year, was assaulted in a bank parking lot on Aberdeen, Maryland on Tuesday, WBAL news reports. The report states that Vi Ripken, 75, was unhurt in the incident and that an arrest has been made. Vi Ripken is the widow of former major league manager…

  2. The improbable continues in NLCS

    Oct 15, 2013, 12:00 AM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Three

    Game 1: Zack Greinke versus Joe Kelly. Cardinals win. Game 2: Clayton Kershaw versus Michael Wacha. Cardinals win. Game 3: Adam Wainwright versus Hyun_jin Ryu. Dodgers win. The Cardinals led the National League in runs scored both for the season as a whole and in the second half. The Dodgers started slowly, but they were…

  3. Umpire Wally Bell dies at age 48

    Oct 14, 2013, 8:54 PM EDT

    Wally Bell

    Sad news coming out of Ohio on Monday night: Wally Bell, who just finished working the Cardinals-Pirates NLDS series last week, has passed away of an apparent heart attack, according to the Youngtown Vindicator. “One on my dearest friends,” fellow umpire John Hirschbeck told Youngstown’s WFMJ. “We worked together for 11 years. He was like…

  4. David Ortiz adds to postseason legend

    Oct 14, 2013, 1:01 AM EDT

    ALCS - Detroit Tigers v Boston Red Sox - Game Two

    With a laser beam of a grand slam in the eighth inning on Sunday night, David Ortiz essentially saved the Red Sox’s World Series hopes and further his cause as the greatest clutch hitter of his generation. But no matter how you feel about “clutch,” there’s no denying the numbers. The homer was Ortiz’s 15th…

  5. Tigers lose the momentum, but still have an edge

    Oct 14, 2013, 12:32 AM EDT

    ALCS - Detroit Tigers v Boston Red Sox - Game Two

    It’s not going to be the joyous plane ride home the Tigers were looking forward to, but achieving a split in Fenway, with Justin Verlander about to pitch in Game 3, is a great place for Jim Leyland’s team to be with up to five games remaining in the ALCS. There’s something to be said…

  6. Red Sox make no adjustments in ugly loss

    Oct 13, 2013, 12:40 AM EDT

    Division Series - Boston Red Sox v Tampa Bay Rays - Game Three

    How is the best way to deal with an inconsistent, pitcher-friendly strike zone? Apparently, it’s to keep the bat on one’s shoulder or maybe just swing halfway and hope for the best. The Red Sox succeeded in running up Anibal Sanchez‘s pitch count in Saturday’s 1-0 loss, but that was their only victory of the…

  7. Down 2-0 in NLCS, Dodgers appear doomed

    Oct 12, 2013, 8:22 PM EDT

    Carl Crawford

    Not even 24 hours into a seven-game series, the Dodgers’ World Series hopes are already on life support. By failing to secure either of the first two games with Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw on the mound, they’ve become huge long shots to defeat the Cardinals in the NLCS. If there’s any reason for the…

  8. Austin Jackson must turn it around against Red Sox

    Oct 11, 2013, 12:05 AM EDT

    Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics - Game Two

    The Tigers escaped the ALDS against the A’s despite scoring more than three runs just once in five games. They’re going to need to do better than that against the Red Sox, and it will have to start at the top with leadoff man Austin Jackson. Looking lost at the plate, Jackson went 0-for-5 with…

  9. Bob Melvin gets bailed out by overpowering Verlander

    Oct 10, 2013, 11:37 PM EDT

    Bob Melvin

    The A’s made the most impetuous decision of the postseason in starting Sonny Gray over Bartolo Colon in Wednesday’s Game 5, choosing a rookie over the guy who finished second in the AL in ERA based on one excellent performance. And how’d the follow that up? By treating Game 5 against a completely dominant Justin…

  10. Manny Machado opts to have surgery on knee ligament

    Oct 10, 2013, 8:28 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles  v Tampa Bay Rays

    The early word was that Manny Machado wouldn’t need surgery after his scary knee injury with a week left in the season, but he has decided to go ahead and have reconstructive surgery on his MPFL, which will sideline him for 4-6 months. The medial patellofemoral ligament, which stabilizes the kneecap, was damaged when Machado…

  11. Adam Wainwright will need to come up huge again in NLCS

    Oct 10, 2013, 12:18 AM EDT

    Division Series - Pittsburgh Pirates v St Louis Cardinals - Game Five

    While they do have the advantage of staying home in St. Louis, the Cardinals won’t have long to rest following their NLDS victory on Wednesday night. The Dodgers are coming to town on Friday, and they’re bringing their aces. The Cardinals’ rotation is in flux after their five-game series, but the Dodgers face no such…

  12. Top-of-the-order struggles doom Pirates in NLDS

    Oct 9, 2013, 11:16 PM EDT

    Division Series - Pittsburgh Pirates v St Louis Cardinals - Game Five

    It was the bats that failed the Pirates in the end. Starling Marte finished the NLDS 1-for-19 with one walk and a hit by pitch from the leadoff spot. Neil Walker, right behind him batting second, was 0-for-19 with two walks. It’s tough to generate much offense when your top two hitters reach base a…

  13. No announcement yet from A’s on Game 5 starter

    Oct 9, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics - Game One

    Bartolo Colon finished second in the AL in wins and ERA this year, but there’s increasing speculation that the A’s may pick Sonny Gray over him to make the Game 5 start against the Tigers. Colon took the loss in Game 1 of the ALDS after giving up three runs in six innings, but it…

  14. Is there room for Wade Miley under that bus?

    Oct 9, 2013, 12:23 PM EDT

    Kevin Towers

    Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers is a dinosaur, no doubt, but he’s also in charge of a major league baseball team, so we have little choice but to take him somewhat seriously, even when he goes on to a radio show (Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo show, to be specific) says stuff like this: “I…

  15. Jake Peavy finally a postseason success with Red Sox

    Oct 9, 2013, 2:18 AM EDT

    Jake Peavy

    In truth, a four-game series was probably the best-case scenario for the Red Sox. Sure, sweeps are great, but there’s nothing wrong with being tested a bit. And not only did the Red Sox pass their test with flying colors, but they got to use Jake Peavy in their Game 4 victory over the Rays…

  16. Boston’s incredible stolen base streak gets snapped, sort of

    Oct 9, 2013, 1:54 AM EDT

    Quintin Berry, Ben Zobrist

    When Daniel Nava was thrown out trying for second on a hit-and-run in the eighth inning Tuesday against the Rays, it marked the first time in the team’s last 46 attempts that a Red Sox player was caught stealing. Of course, technically, that’s mixing regular-season and postseason games. No matter what happens the rest of…

  17. The Rays’ all just wasn’t quite enough

    Oct 9, 2013, 12:58 AM EDT

    Will Middlebrooks, Yunel Escobar

    The Rays used 22 of their 25 players in Tuesday’s loss, and they were one inning away from turning to their Game 5 starter. Still, no matter how much Joe Maddon maneuvered, there was no outgunning the Red Sox this week. It was plenty close. The Rays got the break they needed in the second…

  18. You’re forgiven, Jhonny Peralta

    Oct 8, 2013, 9:34 PM EDT

    Division Series - Oakland Athletics v Detroit Tigers - Game Four

    “That home run right there, it couldn’t have come at a better time. It couldn’t have happened to a better guy.“ That was center fielder Austin Jackson commenting on Jhonny Peralta‘s huge three-run blast in Tuesday’s Game 4. The game-tying homer was his first in the six games since he returned from a 50-game PED…

  19. Tigers put their faith in Justin Verlander for Game 5

    Oct 8, 2013, 9:16 PM EDT

    Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics - Game Two

    With the Tigers burning their likely Cy Young winner Max Scherzer in relief on Tuesday, Justin Verlander will get the nod on four days’ rest in Thursday’s Game 5 against the A’s. That Verlander was so exceptional in Game 2 against the A’s surely played into Jim Leyland using Scherzer in the seventh and eighth…

  20. A’s bullpen finally has an off night

    Oct 8, 2013, 8:52 PM EDT

    Sean Doolittle

    Oakland’s bullpen entered Tuesday having gone nine straight games without allowing a run, dating back to Sept. 23. That streak snapped quickly in Game 4, with the bullpen surrendering five runs in two innings in the 8-6 loss. Sean Doolittle allowed the first two runs, one coming on Victor Martinez‘s disputed homer. He hadn’t allowed…

  21. A bust for two years, Juan Uribe plays the hero now

    Oct 8, 2013, 2:02 AM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Four

    There was a great case for the Dodgers releasing Juan Uribe last winter. Fresh off a 24-homer campaign for the world champion Giants, Uribe was given a three-year, $21 million deal as a free agent after the 2010 season. It was a move widely panned at the time, and it worked out even worse than…

  22. With Craig Kimbrel watching, Braves blow late lead

    Oct 8, 2013, 1:35 AM EDT

    Juan Uribe, Yasiel Puig

    Craig Kimbrel hadn’t pitched two innings in a game since 2011, and the Braves weren’t about to have him try to get six outs now. It’s a decision they’ll think about all winter after Juan Uribe hit a go-ahead two-run homer off David Carpenter, leading the Dodgers past the Braves and into the NLCS on…

  23. Red Sox guilty of a little too much playoff baseball

    Oct 7, 2013, 11:08 PM EDT

    Division Series - Boston Red Sox v Tampa Bay Rays - Game Three

    The Red Sox could have played this one straight up tonight. Instead, they made concessions to it being a postseason games. Because postseason games are rarely won 12-2 or 7-4. – In the seventh, with the score tied at 3, the Red Sox used Craig Breslow and Junichi Tazawa to get three outs. Those are…

  24. Adam Wainwright’s second Game 5 needs to go better than his first

    Oct 7, 2013, 7:33 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v St Louis Cardinals - Game One

    For the second year in a row, the Cardinals will turn to Adam Wainwright in a decisive NLDS Game 5. Last year, they escaped with a win, but it was with no help from their ace. Wainwright was tagged for six runs in 2 1/3 innings by the Nationals in Game 5 of the NLDS…

  25. Grant Balfour, Victor Martinez jawing leads to benches clearing

    Oct 7, 2013, 6:55 PM EDT

    Division Series - Oakland Athletics v Detroit Tigers - Game Three

    Grant Balfour says Victor Martinez gave him “the death stare” and things escalated from there. While no punches were thrown, things got quite heated in the ninth inning of Oakland’s Game 3 win over the Detroit on Monday, adding some extra drama headed into Game 4. Here’s the video: And here’s Balfour talking to CSNBayArea.com…

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