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  1. Ryan Madson won’t be back before the All-Star break

    Jul 5, 2011, 10:47 AM EST

    Brian Schneider, Ryan Madson

    When the Phillies placed Ryan Madson on the disabled list they downplayed the severity of his hand injury, but yesterday the team officially ruled out his returning before the All-Star break. Madson last pitched on June 18, so he’s already eligible to come off the DL, but Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports that “he only…

  2. One of the better “how to fix the All-Star Game” stories you’ll read

    Jul 5, 2011, 10:30 AM EST

    Arizona Diamondbacks - All Star Game 2011 - Logo

    “How to fix the All-Star Game” stories run pretty thick this time of year. Everyone looks at the rosters and, more significantly, looks at all of the fill-ins and beg-outs after the rosters are announced and realizes that there has to be a better way to run a railroad. I’m sort of blah about it…

  3. Are the Braves riding dominant duo of Jonny Venters and Craig Kimbrel into the ground?

    Jul 5, 2011, 10:15 AM EST

    venters and kimbrel

    Now that we’ve passed the midway point of the season I thought it would be interesting to examine reliever workloads to see which pitchers have been ridden the hardest in the first half. Atlanta’s late-inning duo of lefty setup man Jonny Venters and righty closer Craig Kimbrel has been incredibly dominant, combining for 2.01 ERA…

  4. Jon Garland’s season is probably over

    Jul 5, 2011, 10:00 AM EST

    San Francisco Giants v Los Angeles Dodgers

    We heard a week or two ago that Jon Garland is worried about his career in light of his shoulder problems.  That may have just been some understandable fretting. It’s hard to say.  But people are now saying that, at the very least, Garland’s 2011 season could be history. Specifically, Tony Jackson of ESPNLosAngeles.com, who was…

  5. Major League Baseball is very optimistic about Derek Jeter’s 3000th hit

    Jul 5, 2011, 9:30 AM EST

    New York Yankees v Oakland Athletics

    As we witnessed home run records being demolished starting in the late 90s, we also witnessed ugly scrums in the outfield seats as fans fought — literally fought — one another to snag a baseball that could be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars at an auction. Realizing the lengths to which people would go to…

  6. Mariano Rivera has a sore triceps

    Jul 5, 2011, 9:12 AM EST

    Who will bridge the gap to Mo?

    A sore triceps muscle is normally not all that newsworthy because, really, simply opening a stubborn pickle jar and give a guy a sore triceps muscle. But when that guy is someone as bulletproof and essential as Mariano Rivera, it is at least worthy of mention. A sore triceps kept Rivera out of yesterday’s game…

  7. Dontrelle Willis is in the best shape of his life

    Jul 5, 2011, 8:48 AM EST

    dontrelle-willis-reds-spring

    Boy, it’s a rare treat to get a BSOHL story in July, but we have one! It’s Dontrelle Willis, who was scratched from his start down at AAA Louisville yesterday. The speculation was that he was going to get called up to Cincinnati to fill in for Bronson Arroyo, who was complaining of dizziness, but…

  8. Roger Clemens goes on trial this week

    Jul 5, 2011, 8:22 AM EST

    Roger Clemens

    The opening statements and all of the pomp and circumstance will begin Wednesday, but the Roger Clemens perjury trial started Tuesday with evidentiary motions and the like.  Clemens is supposed to be at the courthouse in Washington, D.C. as well, so we’ll get our de riguer look at him wearing some bad suit, flanked by…

  9. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 5, 2011, 5:38 AM EST

    Jayson Werth

    Nats 5, Cubs 4: Jayson Werth was getting booed like crazy — especially when he struck out with two outs and the bases loaded in the seventh — but then he unexpectedly steals third base in the 10th inning and subsequently scores on a wild pitch, winning the ballgame, and the cheers rained down. His postgame…

  10. Bryce Harper plays left field, goes 2-for-3 in Double-A debut

    Jul 5, 2011, 12:17 AM EST

    Bryce Harper

    Batting sixth and playing an unfamiliar left field, Bryce Harper went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored Monday in his debut for Double-A Harrisburg. The Senators ended up beating Erie 8-1 in front of a record crowd of 8,092.  The previous high crowd at Metro Bank Park was 8,078 for last year’s All-Star…

  11. Derek Jeter hitless in return from disabled list

    Jul 4, 2011, 9:51 PM EST

    New York Yankees' Jeter reacts after hitting a foul ball during their MLB baseball game against Cleveland Indians in Cleveland

    Derek Jeter went 0-for-4 in his return from the disabled list tonight in a 6-3 loss to the Indians. It was his first game in exactly three weeks due to a Grade 1 strain of his right calf. Jeter actually tested his calf in his first at-bat in the top of the first inning, tapping…

  12. Clay Buchholz to get second opinion for lingering back condition

    Jul 4, 2011, 8:35 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox v Tampa Bay Rays

    The Red Sox aren’t any closer to getting Clay Buchholz back from the disabled list. In fact, according to Joe McDonald of ESPNBoston.com, the 26-year-old right-hander is scheduled to receive a second opinion from Dr. Craig Brigham in North Carolina this week because his lower back strain isn’t progressing as quickly as originally hoped. Buchholz hasn’t pitched…

  13. Josh Tomlin breaks Daisuke Matsuzaka’s major league record

    Jul 4, 2011, 8:06 PM EST

    Josh Tomlin

    Now, I know what you’re thinking… what record could Daisuke Matsuzaka possibly hold that Josh Tomlin could possibly break? Tomlin, though, is now the all-time leader in outings of five innings or more to begin a career.  Having thrown five hitless against the Yankees tonight, he’s up to 29 in a row since debuting for the…

  14. Shaun Marcum hits grand slam, but Brewers lose to Diamondbacks

    Jul 4, 2011, 7:45 PM EST

    Shaun Marcum

    Shaun Marcum became the first pitcher in over a year to hit a grand slam, but the Diamondbacks overcame a 6-1 deficit by scoring in each of the final six innings of the game to beat the Brewers 8-6 on Monday. Marcum, in his first year in the National League, was 4-for-40 lifetime before taking Daniel…

  15. Humberto Quintero locked out of hotel after murder in Memphis

    Jul 4, 2011, 7:16 PM EST

    Humberto Quintero

    Humberto Quintero, who is on a rehab stint with Triple-A Oklahoma City as he makes his way back from a sprained ankle, was forced to change hotels Sunday after an incident in Memphis in which a police officer and other person was killed. Quintero was the only member of the RedHawks still staying at the…

  16. Dodgers option Dee Gordon to Triple-A Albuquerque

    Jul 4, 2011, 6:45 PM EST

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Colorado Rockies

    Dee Gordon was given a brief reprieve yesterday when Casey Blake was placed on the disabled list with an arthritic condition in his neck, but Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that the Dodgers sent the speedy shortstop back to Triple-A Albuquerque today. Rafael Furcal started at shortstop in his return from an oblique injury yesterday and…

  17. Report: Mets shop Francisco Rodriguez to Yankees

    Jul 4, 2011, 6:23 PM EST

    Francisco Rodriguez

    Francisco Rodriguez, who threw two scoreless innings to pick up the win in relief when the Mets beat the Yankees in 10 innings Sunday, is being pitched to the Bombers, reports Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record. Klapisch tweets that the Yankees are only “marginally interested” in Rodriguez and that they’d prefer to wait until Rafael…

  18. Phillies pitching coach doesn’t want Roy Halladay starting All-Star Game

    Jul 4, 2011, 5:51 PM EST

    Roy Halladay

    The way it works in All-Star Games these days is that the starting pitcher throws two innings, while everyone else throws one at the max.  For that reason, Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee doesn’t want to see Roy Halladay start for the NL squad. As Dubee told the Philadelphia Inquirer: You’re looking at a guy…

  19. Grant Balfour expected to rejoin A’s bullpen Thursday

    Jul 4, 2011, 5:27 PM EST

    Balfour_Grant

    Assuming his rehab outing at Triple-A goes well tomorrow night Grant Balfour is expected to come off the disabled list Thursday, according to Jane Lee of MLB.com Balfour has been out for the past two weeks with a strained oblique muscle, but reported no problems following a bullpen session yesterday and told Lee: “I want…

  20. The Mets sign Miguel Batista

    Jul 4, 2011, 5:00 PM EST

    Miguel Batista

    He’s close to free, and given that he’s a big fancy author, he may add some color to the clubhouse, but given that Miguel Batista was averaging 5.83 walks and 15.43 base runners per nine innings when the Cardinals let him go, I’m not going to get too excited about the Mets signing the veteran to a minor…

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