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  1. Red Sox, Angels take over seven hours to get through last night’s game

    May 5, 2011, 8:25 AM EST

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Boston Red Sox

    The time of play was “only” five hours. Tack on a two and a half hour rain delay, however, and it pushed the end of this game to 2:45 AM.  By the end of it all there was hardly anyone in the stands,* the Angels announcers were wearing wrestling masks and Daisuke Matsuzaka was taking the loss…

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

    May 5, 2011, 5:55 AM EST

    Tim Hudson

    Braves 8, Brewers 3; Braves 8, Brewers 0: A day the Brewers would like to forget. The Braves scoring eight runs is rare enough, but doing it — in the first game at least — with no homers is even more rare for this station-to-station team. Tim Hudson threw a 102-pitch one-hitter in the nightcap,…

  3. Tim Hudson’s one-hitter spoils Zack Greinke’s 2011 debut

    May 4, 2011, 10:54 PM EST

    Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Tim Hudson pitched his third career one-hitter Wednesday as the Braves roughed up Zack Greinke and beat the Brewers 8-0 in the second game of a doubleheader. Rickie Weeks was the only Brewer to reach base against Hudson. He doubled in the fourth and walked in the ninth. Hudson retired the other 27 batters he…

  4. Derek Jeter pulled from Wednedsay’s game with sore right hip

    May 4, 2011, 10:23 PM EST

    jeter grimace

    From Marc Carig of the Newark Star-Ledger comes word that Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter was lifted from Wednesday night’s game because of a sore right hip. He is considered day-to-day. Jeter was 1-for-4 with a strikeout before exiting. He was replaced at shortstop by Eduardo Nunez, who did not make a plate appearance. Nunez seems…

  5. Neftali Feliz fans three batters in minor league rehab inning

    May 4, 2011, 9:39 PM EST

    New York Yankees v Texas Rangers, Game 2

    Rangers closer Neftali Feliz made a one-inning minor league rehab appearance on Wednesday evening for the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders. It was his first rehab outing. And it will be his last. According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the hard-throwing right-hander struck out three straight batters after giving up a leadoff single and…

  6. The American League’s worst by position

    May 4, 2011, 8:55 PM EST

    Kansas City Royals v Minnesota Twins

    Just as the title says, I’m going position by position here to look for the AL’s weakest offensive situations to date. I’ll do the NL tomorrow. Presented along with the team is the player most responsible. Twins C – 390 (Drew Butera) Twins 2B – 451 (Luke Hughes) Mariners SS – 465 (Brendan Ryan) Red…

  7. Ryan Zimmerman walks a mile just 24 hours after surgery

    May 4, 2011, 8:21 PM EST

    zimmerman face

    Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a torn rectus muscle in his abdomen. By Wednesday afternoon, he was already back to working out. According to Ben Goessling of MASN, the 26-year-old was able to walk a mile on treadmill Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The mile took 30 minutes…

  8. Ricky Romero scratched Thursday due to mild oblique strain

    May 4, 2011, 8:15 PM EST

    romero wide

    Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com passes along word that left-hander Ricky Romero has been scratched from his scheduled Thursday start against the Rays due to a “mild left oblique strain.” Not to worry, though. Romero will simply rest up for a couple of days and then take the mound Saturday against the Tigers. Kyle Drabek will…

  9. Brandon Webb to be held out of games in Florida

    May 4, 2011, 7:03 PM EST

    Brandon Webb workout

    With his velocity too far down to make a minor league rehab assignment a possibility, Brandon Webb will stop pitching in games in extended spring training in order to work on his mechanics. The Rangers seem to be hoping that Webb can build some arm strength by focusing on his delivery in bullpen sessions.   Reports…

  10. Magglio Ordonez’s incredibly, monstrously awful start

    May 4, 2011, 6:30 PM EST

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    Here’s a list of all the current major league regulars with the fewest runs batted in per plate appearance this year: Magglio Ordonez (2 RBI in 83 PA) Kosuke Fukudome (2 RBI in 82 PA) Jamey Carroll (3 RBI in 117 PA) Jason Bartlett (4 RBI in 110 PA) Michael Cuddyer (4 RBI in 105…

  11. Phil Hughes at least 6-8 weeks from coming off disabled list

    May 4, 2011, 5:47 PM EST

    phil-hughes-yankees

    General manager Brian Cashman gave an update on Phil Hughes‘ status, revealing that the right-hander got a cortisone shot in his injured shoulder last week and is likely at least 6-8 weeks from potentially rejoining the Yankees’ rotation. According to Cashman he “feels significantly better” but will remain shut down for two more weeks, at…

  12. Tom Schieffer’s to-do list for the Dodgers

    May 4, 2011, 5:30 PM EST

    Frank McCourt

    Josh Fisher of Dodger Divorce has a guest column up over at ESPN today in which he outlines what the new Dodgers’ Lord Protector Tom Schieffer needs to do in order to restore order at Chavez Ravine. It’s a pretty exhaustive list. But , for the purposes of the outside observer who is more interested…

  13. Johnny Cueto rejoining Reds’ rotation will bump Mike Leake to bullpen

    May 4, 2011, 5:15 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v Cincinnati Reds, Game 3

    Johnny Cueto is scheduled to come off the disabled list and rejoin the Reds’ rotation Saturday after being sidelined since mid-March with a triceps injury and to make room for his return Mike Leake is heading to the bullpen. Leake pitched well in his first two starts after being charged with shoplifting $60 worth of…

  14. Baseball to seek increased discipline for off-the-field incidents

    May 4, 2011, 5:00 PM EST

    Selig and Weiner

    In the wake of baseball’s sixth DUI arrest this year, a spokesman for Major League Baseball said today that the league will attempt to seek the option to discipline players involved in off-the-field cases — like DUI — when labor contract talks begin after this season. “Right now what we do with the union is…

  15. After today’s debacle, Brandon Lyon is probably gonna lose his job

    May 4, 2011, 4:30 PM EST

    brandon-lyon-astros

    Brandon Lyon had already blown three saves in seven tries entering today’s game against the Reds. After his work today, however, it would not be shocking to see him not get another chance for a long time. The Astros led the Reds 2-0 entering the bottom of the ninth. Astros pitchers — led by Aneury…

  16. No more running for O-Dog: Padres place Hudson on DL

    May 4, 2011, 4:19 PM EST

    orlando-hudson-padres

    It took only 28 games for Orlando Hudson to tie his career-high with 10 steals at age 33, but he won’t be doing any more running for a while after the Padres placed him on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring. Hudson, who tweaked his hamstring in yesterday’s game, has scored just nine…

  17. Ozzie Guillen: “we suck”

    May 4, 2011, 4:05 PM EST

    Ozzie Guillen

    Ozzie Guillen was Ozzie Guillen in his pregame availability a few minutes ago.  And, as is always the case, there was a refreshing lack of polish in his comments about the tail-spinning White Sox. Brett Ballantini of CSN Chicago reports: “I’m not making any excuses: We suck … Maybe our players don’t feel the same way,…

  18. Dodgers struggling “to find an MRI tube large enough” for Jonathan Broxton

    May 4, 2011, 3:48 PM EST

    jonathan-broxton-dodgers

    As a fellow fatso I can definitely sympathize with Jonathan Broxton, but this note about the closer’s elbow injury from Ken Gurnick of MLB.com is still amusing: Mattingly said one of the immediate issues was to find an MRI tube large enough for Broxton to get his 300-pound frame into. “I’m serious,” said Mattingly. Broxton…

  19. Did you see Brandon Phillips’ through-the-legs play last night?

    May 4, 2011, 3:36 PM EST

    Phillips_Brandon

    I usually look for neat video from the previous night’s games in the morning but I neglected to today. Just got to it and found this gem from Brandon Phillips against the Astros last night. All of the announcers say it was “behind the back” but it was more through the legs, really. Either way,…

  20. How unusual was Francisco Liriano’s no-hitter?

    May 4, 2011, 3:06 PM EST

    Jim Thome, Francisco Liriano

    A Baseball Reference search brings up 171 no-hitters of exactly nine innings since 1919. Liriano’s 1-0 shutout of the White Sox on Tuesday night doesn’t match up with most of them. – Liriano tied Lefty Chambers for the lowest game score of the 171 outings.  Since there are no hits and usually no runs associated…

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