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  1. Quote of the Day: “great piece of hitting”

    Jul 21, 2011, 1:30 PM EDT

    Oakland Athletics designated hitter Hideki Matsui hits a opposite field double in the second inning off Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver during their America League MLB baseball game in Anaheim

    I think this every time I hear it from a broadcaster or a journalist, but I absolutely love that Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch put it in words on his Twitter feed this afternoon: My definition of a great at-bat: One pitch, one swing, damage … The “great at-bat” and “great piece of hitting”…

  2. Kyle Lohse leaves Cardinals to have “finger issue” examined

    Jul 21, 2011, 1:14 PM EDT

    Kyle Lohse

    Another day, another injury for the Cardinals. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that Kyle Lohse has left the team and is returning to St. Louis to have doctors examine what manager Tony La Russa called “a finger issue.” No one was able to provide much in the way of details beyond…

  3. Grady Sizemore had hernia surgery this morning; out 4-to-6 weeks

    Jul 21, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

    sizemore close

    We knew Grady Sizemore’s knee was a potential problem, but we didn’t know this until just now:  he had a sports hernia too.  And as a result, Sizemore underwent abdominal surgery today. According to the team, he faces a 4-to-6 week recovery time. Best estimates are that Sizemore would have had to miss four weeks for…

  4. Adrian Beltre owns Dan Haren

    Jul 21, 2011, 12:44 PM EDT

    pwned

    Adrian Beltre went 2-for-3 with a double against Dan Haren last night, continuing his career-long dominance over one of the best starters in baseball. Beltre has now faced Haren in a total of 56 plate appearances and he’s batted .460 with 10 extra-base hits and six walks for a ridiculous 1.278 OPS. What makes that…

  5. White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper angrily ends interview over Dayan Viciedo

    Jul 21, 2011, 12:16 PM EDT

    Don Cooper, Ozzie Guillen

    Ozzie Guillen isn’t the only member of the White Sox’s coaching staff on edge these days, as pitching coach Don Cooper angrily hung up during a radio interview this morning when he was asked why the team hasn’t called up Dayan Viciedo from Triple-A. Cooper is paid to do the weekly phone interview, but the…

  6. Great Moments in Chutzpah: “Derek Jeter 3000 balls”

    Jul 21, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

    The New York Daily News reports that a company in New Jersey is about to get the pants sued off of it by Major League Baseball.  And based on the description of the company’s behavior, I don’t have much a of a problem with it. Indeed, I wouldn’t have a problem with law enforcement getting…

  7. Red Sox’s hopes for Jacoby Ellsbury extension getting more expensive with every homer

    Jul 21, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox' Ellsbury hits a home run against the Detroti Tigers during the fourth inning of their MLB spring training baseball game in Lakeland, Florida

    During a radio interview this morning general manager Theo Epstein noted that the Red Sox unsuccessfully tried to work out a long-term contract extension with Jacoby Ellsbury in the past and would still like to do so, but the center fielder’s price tag is rising rapidly. Here’s what Epstein said on the Dennis and Callahan…

  8. The Giants may be falling out of the Carlos Beltran sweepstakes

    Jul 21, 2011, 11:35 AM EDT

    Carlos Beltran

    That stuff I said in my last Beltran post? About the Mets wanting prospects, not money, for Carlos Beltran?  Yeah, that’s causing a bit of a problem for the Giants it seem.  Adam Rubin reports: According to a person with knowledge of the Giants’ thinking, San Francisco’s current position is that it is willing to…

  9. Mike Quade calls out Starlin Castro and Darwin Barney after blowout loss

    Jul 21, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

    Mike Quade, Starlin Castro

    Ryan Dempster lasted just three innings and allowed six runs in yesterday’s 9-1 loss to the Phillies, but afterward manager Mike Quade chose to call out the young middle infield duo of 21-year-old Starlin Castro and 25-year-old rookie Darwin Barney. Castro lost a pop up in the sun during the first inning and even though…

  10. And now, your useless trade rumor of the day

    Jul 21, 2011, 11:02 AM EDT

    Carlos Beltran

    When it comes to trade rumor season I hate the game, not the player, but really, this one from Buster Olney gets me a bit miffed: If the Brewers can scrape together package/prospects to get Carlos Beltran-like searching for nickels under couch cushions– they’ll do it. The Mets are on record saying that they will…

  11. Knee injury could be excuse for White Sox to place Adam Dunn on disabled list

    Jul 21, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

    Adam Dunn

    Adam Dunn was benched yesterday for the second straight game as his season-long slump gets deeper and deeper, and now the White Sox are saying the struggling designated hitter has a sore knee. Or at least that’s the official reason manager Ozzie Guillen gave for sitting Dunn, although “we faced lefties in both games and…

  12. You asked me questions on Twitter. So I shall answer them.

    Jul 21, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

    The Question

    As has become weekly custom, your Twitter questions. It’s like a mailbag, but shorter. And without postage.

  13. Diamondbacks closer J.J. Putz hoping to return next week

    Jul 21, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    j-j-putz-diamondbacks

    Out since late June with elbow tendinitis, J.J. Putz threw one inning in an extended spring training game yesterday and is hoping to rejoin the Diamondbacks’ bullpen early next week. Kirk Gibson indicated that Putz will resume closing right away, but the manager told Anthony Fenech of MLB.com that he wants to see the injured…

  14. Ozzie Guillen: “$%&*@!!#?(*&%%#”

    Jul 21, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    Ozzie Guillen

    I said in the recaps that Ozzie Guillen probably blew a gasket after losing to the Royals on a wild pitch. Yup! Another classic Ozzie Guillen rant was captured by the CSNChicago.com folks, and can be viewed in all of its bleeped glory here.  If you can’t watch the video, here’s a taste: “There’s nothing…

  15. The Blue Jays are interested in Heath Bell for some reason

    Jul 21, 2011, 9:40 AM EDT

    Heath Bell

    Pop quiz, hot shot! You’re eleven games back in the AL East with practically no hope whatsoever of contending. The trade deadline is approaching. What do you do? Tell me! What. Do. You. Do? Well, if you’re the Blue Jays you inquire about the best closer currently available.  At least that’s what Ken Rosenthal says…

  16. Jeter’s time in the leadoff spot may soon end

    Jul 21, 2011, 9:13 AM EDT

    Derek Jeter

    It’s become fairly routine by now: each afternoon, roughly around 3:30 or so, the Yankees lineup for that night’s game is posted and, immediately thereafter, my Twitter feed blows up. Half of the people yelling are Yankees fans complaining that Derek Jeter is still in the lineup spot. The other half are a second group…

  17. Carlos Gomez broke his collar bone

    Jul 21, 2011, 8:50 AM EDT

    Carlos Gomez

    The Brewers-Diamondbacks game was filled with carnage last night. In addition to the Stephen Drew ankle injury which was rather nauseating to watch, Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez was lost as well, breaking his left collar bone while making a catch in the fourth inning. Gomez hasn’t been hitting so he hasn’t been starting either,…

  18. The Dodgers and MLB have a long, boring hearing; outcome to be decided today

    Jul 21, 2011, 8:25 AM EDT

    Combination of file photos of MLB commissioner Bud Selig and Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt

    Yesterday was the much-anticipated hearing in the Dodgers bankruptcy case, the purpose of which was to determine who gets to fund the Dodgers until they emerge from Chapter 11. I followed the blow-by-blow via the Twitter feeds of reporters in the courtroom. Even then — with the ability to watch baseball games, write about other…

  19. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 21, 2011, 5:51 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v San Francisco Giants

    Dodgers 1, Giants 0: In 1968, a gallon of gas cost 34 cents, the average cost of a car was $2,282 and the federal minimum wage was $1.60.  In other news, Clayton Kershaw (8 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 12K)  beat Tim Lincecum (7 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 7K). Mets 6, Cardinals 5:  The…

  20. Stephen Drew fractures right ankle, surgery likely

    Jul 20, 2011, 11:42 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Awful news tonight out of the desert. According to the Diamondbacks’ official Twitter feed, shortstop Stephen Drew has been diagnosed with a fractured right ankle and is likely to undergo surgery. He could miss the rest of the 2011 season. Drew suffered the injury while sliding into home plate during Wednesday night’s game against the…

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