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  1. Angels manager Mike Scioscia notches 1,000th victory

    May 8, 2011, 7:26 PM EDT

    Mike Scioscia, Torii Hunter

    With the Angels’ 6-5 victory over the Indians on Sunday, Mike Scioscia became the fifth active manager to reach 1,000 wins. The up-to-the-minute list: 1. Tony La Russa – 2658-2308 – .535 winning percentage 2. Jim Leyland – 1510-1536 – .495 3. Dusty Baker – 1423-1300 – .523 4. Bruce Bochy – 1292-1316 – .495…

  2. Kendrys Morales heading to Colorado for second opinion

    May 8, 2011, 5:42 PM EDT

    morales getty

    The Angels are as confused as the rest of the baseball world about Kendrys Morales‘ stalled rehabilitation from a broken left ankle. According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Morales will travel to Vail, Colorado early this week to get a second opinion from foot and ankle specialist Dr. Thomas Clanton. Morales has…

  3. Joey Votto’s on-base streak ends after 33 games

    May 8, 2011, 5:02 PM EDT

    Joey Votto

    While it didn’t get much attention compared to Andre Ethier‘s 30-game hitting streak, Joey Votto had been on base every game this season for the Reds, at least until Sunday.  He went 0-for-4 in Cincinnati’s 2-0 win over the Cubs, ending the streak at 33 games.  Votto entered the day seventh in the NL with a…

  4. Logan Morrison could begin rehab assignment Monday

    May 8, 2011, 4:44 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Florida Marlins

    Marlins outfielder Logan Morrison will be examined by a team doctor this afternoon. If everything checks out with his strained left foot, he could be cleared to begin a rehab assignment as soon as Monday. According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, Morrison has been taking batting practice for about a week and was able to…

  5. Derek Jeter homers! Twice! Also, Ron Washington is not a genius

    May 8, 2011, 4:10 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Texas Rangers

    4:30 p.m. EDT – From 257 at-bats between homers to… ummm… zero at-bats between homers.  Jeter went deep again, this time against Arthur Rhodes, in the seventh inning. /// Derek Jeter hit his first homer in 63 games dating back to last August when he took Dave Bush deep in the fifth inning of Sunday’s game against…

  6. Anibal Sanchez loses no-hitter in seventh

    May 8, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

    Anibal Sanchez

    3:10 p.m. EDT – So much for that.  Laynce Nix just delivered a line-drive single to right to start the seventh.  Mike Stanton got a great jump on the ball and could have had the diving catch, but the ball popped out as his glove hit the ground. /// Another day, another no-hitter alert. Anibal…

  7. Chris Young lands on disabled list with shoulder tightness

    May 8, 2011, 2:48 PM EDT

    chris young mets

    The shoulder discomfort that caused Mets right-hander Chris Young to be scratched from his scheduled Saturday start against the Dodgers was still bothering him on Sunday morning, so the Mets have placed him on the 15-day disabled list for the second time this season and have called up Pat Misch to fill his roster spot.…

  8. Happy Mother’s Day. “Call your mom.”

    May 8, 2011, 1:25 PM EDT

    Fans take refuge from the heat in Washington on Independence Day

    From Kelsie Smith of the St. Paul Pioneer Press: On whiteboard in Twins clubhouse, where times for stretch & BP are generally written was one more directive today: “Call your mom.” Perfect, right? Happy Mother’s Day from us here at HardballTalk. Enjoy a full slate of afternoon and evening baseball games featuring pink cleats, pink…

  9. Astros place Jason Bourgeois on DL with oblique injury

    May 8, 2011, 12:13 PM EDT

    bourgeois headshot

    Astros utilityman Jason Bourgeois has opened the 2011 season with a stellar .407/.439/.500 batting line through his first 57 plate appearances. He’s also tallied 12 stolen bases in 14 chances. Unfortunately, the 29-year-old is now going to have to put that early offensive momentum on hold. Bourgeois suffered an oblique injury during an at-bat Saturday…

  10. Andrew Bailey throws 30-pitch side session, making progress

    May 8, 2011, 11:36 AM EDT

    bailey face

    Oakland closer Andrew Bailey hasn’t appeared in a major league game yet this season because of a righty forearm injury. He took a step toward changing that yesterday on the road with the A’s. According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, the right-hander threw 30 pitches — including breaking balls — to Daric…

  11. X-rays on Paul Konerko’s left wrist come back “normal”

    May 8, 2011, 10:22 AM EDT

    Paul Konerko

    White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko has been bothered by discomfort in his left wrist for several days now and finally underwent X-rays on Saturday night to rule out the possibility of structural damage. Good news. According to Doug Padilla of ESPN Chicago, the X-ray results turned up “normal” and Konerko is not expected to…

  12. Blue Jays activate Aaron Hill from the disabled list

    May 8, 2011, 9:35 AM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays infielder Aaron Hill throws during practice at the Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin

    As expected, the Blue Jays have activated second baseman Aaron Hill from the 15-day disabled list in time for Sunday afternoon’s game against the Tigers. Mike McCoy was optioned back to Triple-A Las Vegas to clear a 25-man roster spot. Hill spent a little over two weeks nursing a right hamstring injury before heading out…

  13. Red Sox place Scutaro on DL, promote Jose Iglesias

    May 8, 2011, 8:49 AM EDT

    iglesias wide

    A major league source told Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe on Saturday night that the Red Sox are preparing to place Marco Scutaro on the 15-day disabled list with a “left side injury” and that shortstop prospect Jose Iglesias will be promoted from Triple-A Pawtucket to provide middle infield depth in Scutaro’s absence. Iglesias,…

  14. Alex White notches first win as Jered Weaver goes without a K

    May 8, 2011, 12:51 AM EDT

    Alex White

    It wasn’t the expected result in Anaheim on Saturday night, as Jered Weaver went without a strikeout for just the second time in 152 career starts and was outdueled by rookie Alex White in the Indians’ 4-3 victory. Weaver’s only previous strikeout-less performance came on June 10, 2007, when he allowed three runs in three…

  15. Andre Ethier’s hitting streak ends at 30 games

    May 7, 2011, 11:27 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers batter Andre Ethier reacts in the dugout after he struck out against the New York Mets during their MLB National League baseball game in New York

    It may have looked like Andre Ethier caught a break tonight when Chris Young was scratched from his start against the Dodgers, but that clearly wasn’t the case.  Ethier went 0-for-4 with a walk in a 4-2 loss to the Mets, ending his hitting streak at 30 games. Ethier had actually owned Young, one of…

  16. Justin Verlander hit 100 mph with his final fastball

    May 7, 2011, 10:03 PM EDT

    verlander gatorade

    Tigers ace Justin Verlander did a number of impressive things over the course of his nine-inning no-hitter Saturday in Toronto. He threw 74 of his 108 pitches for strikes, induced 12 groundball outs, and issued just one walk to the 27 batters that he faced. But the most impressive feat of the historical outing was…

  17. Julio Teheran scuffles against Phillies in debut

    May 7, 2011, 8:47 PM EDT

    Julio Teheran

    20-year-old Julio Teheran may have turned some heads in his first major league start Saturday, but he won’t come away with a win after allowing three runs in 4 2/3 innings against the Phillies. Teheran allowed one run through three innings before Ryan Howard took him way out to right-center in the fourth.  The fifth…

  18. Chris Young scratched Saturday with more arm troubles

    May 7, 2011, 8:37 PM EDT

    Mets' Young delivers a pitch to the Phillies during their National League MLB baseball game in Philadelphia

    Score another for fans of predictable injuries. From Ken Davidoff of Newsday comes word that right-hander Chris Young has been scratched from his scheduled Saturday evening start against the Dodgers due to renewed problems with his right biceps tendinitis. Young, who spent half of April on the disabled list, wasn’t able to get loose while…

  19. Todd Wellemeyer announces retirement from baseball

    May 7, 2011, 7:32 PM EDT

    getty wellemeyer

    Todd Wellemeyer was drafted by the Cubs in the fourth round of the 2000 June MLB Amateur Draft and spent six years in the organization. He served primarily as a starter while in the minor leagues but shifted to the bullpen once the Cubs gave him a spot on their 25-man roster. Wellemeyer moved on…

  20. Justin Verlander pitches second career no-hitter versus Blue Jays

    May 7, 2011, 6:46 PM EDT

    Justin Verlander

    Justin Verlander pitched the second no-hitter of the 2011 season and his second career no-hitter Saturday in a 9-0 win over the Blue Jays. Verlander had a perfect game going until catcher J. P. Arencibia worked a walk on an exquisite 12-pitch at-bat with one out in the eighth.  Arencibia, who barely missed a double down the…

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