Skip to content
  1. HBT Breakfast Wrap

    Sep 28, 2011, 8:25 AM EDT

    Breakfast Wrap

    We haven’t done one of these in a while, but given how much stuff happened after you logged off your machine at work last night — don’t pretend that that’s not where you read most of your bloggy content — and given how few of you people seem to scroll back past the morning recaps,…

  2. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 28, 2011, 5:40 AM EDT

    down to the wire

    161 games and nothing — nothing — has been decided in the two wild card races. This is pretty awesome, no?

  3. Wednesday’s Wild Card matchup preview

    Sep 28, 2011, 1:31 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees

    161 games down. One to go. And we have ties for the Wild Card in both the American League and National League. Is this fun or what? OK, well for most of us, anyway. Here’s what to look for in Wednesday’s matchups: American League Wild Card Boston – Jon Lester (15-9, 3.49 ERA) Baltimore – Alfredo…

  4. Prince Fielder homers three times, ties Matt Kemp for NL lead

    Sep 28, 2011, 1:02 AM EDT

    Prince Fielder

    Prince Fielder took Pirates pitchers deep three times Tuesday to drive in five of the Brewers’ runs in a 6-4 victory. The outburst moved Fielder into a tie with Matt Kemp atop the NL home run leaderboard.  Both have 38, one more of Albert Pujols in third place. It’s the ninth three-homer game this season…

  5. NL Wild Card all tied up after Braves lose, Cardinals win

    Sep 27, 2011, 11:44 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves

    The Braves led the Wild Card by 10 1/2 games on the morning of August 26, but after a 7-1 loss to the Phillies earlier this evening and the Cardinals’ 13-6 win over the Astros just moments ago, we’ll head into the final day of the season all tied up. The Braves appeared as lifeless…

  6. Red Sox, Rays both win, head into finale tied atop wild card

    Sep 27, 2011, 10:45 PM EDT

    Ryan Lavarnway, David Ortiz, Adrian Gonzalez, Matt Wieters

    Powered by yet another Jacoby Ellsbury blast and Ryan Lavarnway‘s first two career homers, the Red Sox beat the Orioles 8-7 to remain in a tie with the Rays in the AL wild card standings. The Rays topped the Yankees 5-3 thanks to homers from Ben Zobrist and Matt Joyce.  Joyce’s homer was a three-run shot…

  7. Grady Sizemore to get second opinion on right knee

    Sep 27, 2011, 9:32 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Cleveland Indians

    Grady Sizemore was shut down for the rest of the season over the weekend. And while the Indians initially described the decision as a precautionary measure, today’s update from team trainer Lonnie Soloff is somewhat concerning. According to the Associated Press, Sizemore will have his right knee examined by Dr. Richard Steadman on Monday in Colorado.…

  8. Russell Martin must really hate the Red Sox

    Sep 27, 2011, 9:13 PM EDT

    New York Yankees Russell Martin hits a single to center in game against the Twins in Minneapolis

    If the Rays make the postseason, they might want to send a thank you note to Russell Martin. The Yankees just took a 3-2 lead over the Rays in the top of the sixth inning behind an RBI double by Nick Swisher, but it could have been a lot worse. They had the bases juiced…

  9. Reds “optimistic” about working out new contract with closer Francisco Cordero

    Sep 27, 2011, 8:40 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds

    The Reds appear to be making quick progress in contract talks with closer Francisco Cordero. Reds general manager Walt Jocketty told John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer this afternoon that he is “optimistic” the two sides will be able to work out a new deal in lieu of Cordero’s $12 million club option for 2012.…

  10. Carlos Zambrano puts his home up for sale: $969,000

    Sep 27, 2011, 8:20 PM EDT

    Carlos Zambrano

    Carlos Zambrano, who has likely pitched his last game for the Cubs, is selling the lesser of his two Chicag0-area homes for $969,000. The Tribune reports that Zambrano paid $1.199 million for the 4,000-square-foot home in 2006: Built in 1999, the house in River Forest has four full baths, a loft, a finished lower level with…

  11. Brewers to start Yovani Gallardo in Game 1 of NLDS

    Sep 27, 2011, 7:39 PM EDT

    Yovani Gallardo

    The Brewers still don’t know who they’ll be playing in the NLDS, but they have settled on their Game 1 starter. According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke confirmed this afternoon that Yovani Gallardo will start the series opener. Gallardo was scratched from Wednesday’s scheduled start, but threw a couple…

  12. White Sox GM Ken Williams says he offered to step down

    Sep 27, 2011, 7:26 PM EDT

    Ken Williams, Ozzie Guillen

    White Sox GM Ken Williams told owner Jerry Reinsdorf he was willing to step down and become a scout for the team, but hat Reinsdorf turned him down on the offer. It’s part of CSNChicago’s David Kaplan’s exclusive interview with Williams. Asked if he’d be OK with the White Sox promoting Rick Hahn to the GM role,…

  13. Michael Young makes first start at shortstop since 2008

    Sep 27, 2011, 6:42 PM EDT

    Michael Young

    As much of an advantage that it’d seem to be for the Rangers to avoid the Yankees and play the ALDS at home, they’re not taking the final three games especially seriously. On Monday, they pulled C.J. Wilson after two innings to keep him in line to start Friday’s Game 1, and tonight, they’re giving…

  14. Angels shut down Ervin Santana, Jered Weaver

    Sep 27, 2011, 6:27 PM EDT

    Jered Weaver

    Having been eliminated from postseason contention with Monday’s loss, the Angels decided there was no need to push two of their top three starters any further.  They scratched Ervin Santana from his start Tuesday against Texas and Jered Weaver from Wednesday’s finale. Tyler Chatwood and Garrett Richards are now scheduled to work the next two days.…

  15. White Sox deny firing Joey Cora by text message

    Sep 27, 2011, 6:20 PM EDT

    Ozzie Guillen, Joey Cora

    Joey Cora, who was originally expected to be the White Sox’s interim manager these last two games of the season, is now out of a job under mysterious circumstances. GM Ken Williams said he and Cora spoke over the phone earlier Tuesday and that it was “mutually agreed” that Cora would not report to the…

  16. Mets pick up Terry Collins’ option for 2013

    Sep 27, 2011, 6:10 PM EDT

    Terry Collins

    Given what has happened with Jim Riggleman and Ozzie Guillen this year, the Mets weren’t going to let Terry Collins enter next season with his contract status in doubt. They picked up the manager’s option for 2013 on Tuesday. While the Mets are 76-84 despite a big payroll, Collins’ first year on the job has been…

  17. Judge tosses all but two of the bankruptcy trustee’s claims against the Wilpons

    Sep 27, 2011, 5:50 PM EDT

    Fred Wilpon, Jeff Wilpon

    The judge has issued a ruling in the bankruptcy case involving the Fred Wilpon, Saul Katz and the Bernie Madoff fraud.  Full reports aren’t out yet, but it sounds like a bit of a mixed-bag, but generally good news for Wilpon and the Mets: Good news for Wilpon and the Mets: all but two counts…

  18. Casey Kotchman taken to hospital with chest pains

    Sep 27, 2011, 5:33 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays Casey Kotchman tags out New York Yankees' Eduardo Nunez on a pick off throw from pitcher James Shields during their MLB game in Florida

    Casey Kotchman presumably won’t be available for tonight’s game after being taken to the hospital with tightness in his chest, according to the Tampa Tribune. For now the Rays have deemed the hospital trip and testing “precautionary,” but Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times reports that Kotchman was taken out on a stretcher. Kotchman…

  19. Bryan Stow continues to improve

    Sep 27, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

    Giants Fan Attacked

    The latest Bryan Stow update: Relatives of the San Francisco Giants fan nearly beaten to death outside Dodger Stadium says he went outside for the first time in nearly six months as he shows more signs of improvement. He’s reportedly making jokes and talking about friends and family and stuff too. Any time you’re looking for an update,…

  20. Chipper Jones diagnosed with bone bruise in knee, will play

    Sep 27, 2011, 4:32 PM EDT

    Chipper Jones

    Finally, some good news for the Braves. Sort of. Chipper Jones has been diagnosed with a bone bruise in his right knee after undergoing an MRI exam today and as expected plans to play through the injury for the final two games of the season. Jones made it pretty clear that he was willing to…

Featured video

When home-field advantage isn't so
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. T. Lincecum (3214)
  2. M. Bumgarner (2989)
  3. J. Shields (2523)
  4. M. Morse (2446)
  5. Y. Cespedes (2100)
  1. T. Ishikawa (1797)
  2. U. Jimenez (1598)
  3. L. Cain (1589)
  4. B. Roberts (1537)
  5. H. Pence (1534)