Aug 10, 2010, 11:29 AM EST
First Brandon Phillips couldn’t back up the smack he spewed at the Cardinals, and now the Giants are unhappy with Jonathan Sanchez for his prediction that San Francisco would sweep San Diego next weekend: Manager Bruce Bochy said some Giants were giving Sanchez a “hard time” about his statement, and not in a good way.…
Aug 10, 2010, 11:14 AM EST
Signed to a minor-league contract by the Red Sox last week, Carlos Delgado made his Triple-A debut last night and went 0-for-3 with a strikeout. Some interesting notes from his first Triple-A game since 2004 … * Pawtucket was playing the Yankees’ affiliate and lost on a walk-off homer by stud prospect Jesus Montero. *…
Aug 10, 2010, 11:02 AM EST
I’m no artist, but if I may suggest a pose the sculptor may wish to consider . . .
Aug 10, 2010, 10:47 AM EST
David Price wasn’t at his best last night, needing 115 pitches to record 15 outs and allowing nine baserunners in five innings of two-run ball, but still beat the Tigers for his AL-leading 15th win. With the victory Price is also now the Rays’ all-time leader in single-season wins: DAVID PRICE 2010 15 James Shields…
Aug 10, 2010, 10:32 AM EST
Never fear! Ken Caminiti, Alex Rodriguez, Ivan Rodriguez, and Rafael Palmeiro are here! Well, they were!
Aug 10, 2010, 10:15 AM EST
Jason Heyward was naturally a popular topic of discussion throughout the SABR convention in Atlanta last week and the 20-year-old rookie snapped a 31-game homerless streak last night. Heyward has come back down to earth considerably after posting a 1.000 OPS through mid-May, hitting just .250 with modest power since then while playing through and…
Aug 10, 2010, 9:46 AM EST
When your ace is on the hill and the team you’re chasing in the standings is coming up to bat in the first inning, you had best be ready to go. It’s a lesson Cardinals’ shortstop Brendan Ryan won’t soon forget: Cardinals right-hander Chris Carpenter confronted shortstop Brendan Ryan in the dugout on Monday for…
Aug 10, 2010, 9:19 AM EST
Personally, I like that the Nationals are honoring Andre Dawson tonight. The Expos are the Nats’ direct ancestor, and there’s no one else left around to honor the old warriors of Montreal. But not everyone feels this way. Nats’ fan/blogger Chris Needham thinks that, with all due respect to the Expos’ legacy, the Nats need…
Aug 10, 2010, 8:45 AM EST
Better late than never, no? And the reason for the poster is simply because I’m tired of putting up pics of Yankees players giving each other high fives.
Aug 10, 2010, 8:24 AM EST
If the Cubs have any hope of unloading Carlos Zambrano on anyone, they’re going to have to showcase him as a starter. That showcasing began last night. It wasn’t pretty, but it could have been way uglier. Zambrano gave up only two runs over five innings, but that was deceiving: only 49 of his 96…
Aug 10, 2010, 6:03 AM EST
The Cardinals let the Reds know that they still have a ways to go before they can claim the NL Central.
Aug 10, 2010, 1:56 AM EST
Brandon Phillips is flashy and likes to live large. He drives a custom Audi with purple paint and Gold Gloves on the wheels, and he blames his sweet ride for his recent reckless driving charge. (“I really didn’t know how fast I was going. That’s how powerful the car is.”) The Cincinnati Reds’ All-Star second…
Aug 9, 2010, 11:01 PM EST
OK, maybe not. It’s a slow Monday night and I’m pretty bored. Still, Adam LaRoche tells Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic that he would like to get an opportunity to pitch. “The only thing I can promise you is, if a position player gets to pitch, it will be me,” he said. “We’ll have…
Aug 9, 2010, 10:31 PM EST
UPDATE: After Monday’s game, Wade Davis joined Niemann on the disabled list with a shoulder strain, according to the Tampa Tribune. Jeremy Hellickson was recalled and will start Tuesday’s game. 6:50 PM Niemann was officially placed on the DL prior to Monday’s game, with reliever Mike Eckstrom being called up to take his spot. 6:30…
Aug 9, 2010, 10:10 PM EST
Don Wakamatsu, who was fired as Mariners manager earlier today, just issued a statement via his former employer’s public relations department. (courtesy of Larry Stone of the Seattle Times) “I would like to thank the city of Seattle and all the baseball fans here in the Northwest for the great support offered to me during…
Aug 9, 2010, 10:01 PM EST
UPDATE: Haudricourt writes that Braun is currently wearing a splint in the dugout and speculates that he is probably “more than day-to-day.” 9:48 PM: According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Braun was diagnosed with a left wrist strain and contusion. He is currently listed as day-to-day. 7:45 PM: Ryan Braun is out of…
Aug 9, 2010, 8:47 PM EST
Carlos Silva underwent successful cardiac ablation today at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, according to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com. Silva left last Monday’s game against the Rockies due to shortness of breath and was subsequently diagnosed with an abnormal heart rate. I’m not expecting many of you to know what most of this medical jargon…
Aug 9, 2010, 7:01 PM EST
The hope was that Justin Morneau would be able to join the team in Chicago on Monday in order to participate in batting practice on Tuesday and Wednesday. No dice, apparently. While refusing to call it a setback, Twins general manager Bill Smith told Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that there was a change…
Aug 9, 2010, 5:55 PM EST
Giants pitcher Jonathan Sanchez does not lack confidence.
Aug 9, 2010, 5:25 PM EST
Tiffany Simons and I discuss the pressing matters of the day. And Derek Jeter.
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