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  1. Jose Bautista ties Blue Jays record with 47th homer

    Sep 15, 2010, 7:30 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista delivered a solo shot off the Orioles’ Brad Bergesen in the first inning Wednesday night to tie the Blue Jays franchise record with his 47th homer. The 29-year-old Bautista matched George Bell’s team record from the rabbit-ball 1987 season. He had been tied with Jose Canseco’s 1998 season for second place on the…

  2. Troy Tulowitzki outslugs Adrian Gonzalez in Rockies' victory

    Sep 15, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

    For the fourth time since 2000, opposing players had at least two homers and five RBI in the same game as the Rockies topped the Padres 9-6 on Wednesday. And both happened to be occupying the cleanup spot. Troy Tulowitzki went 3-for-5 with two three-run homers and seven RBI to lead the Rockies, while Adrian…

  3. UPDATE: Cardinals may limit rookie Jaime Garcia's workload by shutting him down for the season

    Sep 15, 2010, 6:42 PM EDT

    Jaime Garcia was limited to just 37.2 innings in the minors last season after coming back from Tommy John elbow surgery, so with 163.1 innings already under his belt this season the Cardinals have decided…

  4. Brandon Wood, meet Tony Pena Jr.

    Sep 15, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

    With his 0-for-3 on Sunday, Brandon Wood went over 200 plate appearances for the season and his average dwindled to .160. If he doesn’t get another at-bat all year, he’d finish with a .397 OPS that’d rank as the lowest for any player in the expansion era. Here’s the bottom 10 with a minimum of…

  5. Jason Bay is "feeling great"

    Sep 15, 2010, 5:58 PM EDT

    The Post-Gazette’s Dejan Kovacevic just spoke with Jason Bay, and Bay says that he is “symptom-free” and is “feeling great.”  If that’s the case, Bay’s desire to play before the season is out may very well happen. Given how much bad stuff has gone down in New York in the second half, seeing Bay, cobwebs…

  6. Report: MLB will overturn Ian Kinsler's one-game suspension

    Sep 15, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT

    Well, that was quick. Ian Kinsler’s one-game suspension for returning to the field to celebrate Nelson Cruz’s walk-off homer after he’d been ejected for arguing with the home-plate umpire will be overturned, according to Richard Durrett of ESPNDallas.com. Many suspensions are lessened after appeals, but rarely is a suspension overturned completely and in the case…

  7. Heyman: Beltre wants $12M+ over five years

    Sep 15, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

    Jon Heyman’s latest column is up, and among the many tidbits in it is word from “Red Sox people” who anticipate that Adrian Beltre is going to seek a contract with roughly the same terms of his big post-2004 deal, which ran for five years and $64 million. Heyman’s sources say there’s no way the…

  8. Troy Tulowitzki has seven RBI through four innings

    Sep 15, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

    That Braves game put me in a bad mood. Know what has put me in a good mood? Search for, finding and posting this picture of Troy Tulowitzki. My god, he’s a glorious man, is he not? He’s almost without equal. Almost. But there’s a reason for noting his Tulowitzkiness beyond the hairstyle he rocks…

  9. "Re-awarding" the MVP awards may be the dumbest thing ever

    Sep 15, 2010, 4:37 PM EDT

    You can’t rewrite history, my friends. Well, unless you want to look foolish, in which case, be my guest.

  10. Poll: Which young pitcher would you pick to build around?

    Sep 15, 2010, 4:17 PM EDT

    Felix Hernandez and David Price are always featured in discussions of the best young pitchers in baseball, and rightfully so to say the least, but at 24 years old they’re almost elderly compared to, say, 22-year-old Dodgers southpaw Clayton Kershaw. After writing earlier today about Kershaw’s unique dominance at such a young age I became…

  11. Watching the Braves slowly die

    Sep 15, 2010, 4:05 PM EDT

    I can’t decide if watching John Lannan shut down the Braves is worse than watching Livan Hernandez do it, but hey, at least I have recent data points on both of those things in order to make an informed comparison!  The Braves dropped yet another game they had no business dropping if they plan on…

  12. Must-click link: Jay Jaffe on the 40th anniversary of Ball Four

    Sep 15, 2010, 3:48 PM EDT

    Ball Four is without question my favorite book, baseball or otherwise (although in fairness, I was only recently alerted to the fact that non-baseball books are published). I’ve read it no fewer than a half-dozen times and it never ceases to be wildly entertaining, which is pretty remarkable for something that was written four decades…

  13. Did you get your Roy Halladay perfect game tickets?

    Sep 15, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

    Remember how the Marlins planned to cynically capitalize on Roy Halladay’s perfect game by printing up and selling tickets to the thing after it happened?  Well, they went ahead and did it, and according to Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post, they have sold 10,332 of the bad boys so far. While the Marlins’…

  14. Clayton Kershaw is 22 years old and really, really good

    Sep 15, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT

    I tend to think Clayton Kershaw doesn’t get enough attention in discussions about baseball’s best young pitchers and so his brilliant complete-game, 1-0 shutout of the Giants last night provides a perfect opportunity to heap praise on the Dodgers southpaw. Kershaw has followed up his 2.79 ERA in 30 starts as a 21-year-old last season…

  15. Andy Pettitte: Man of Mystery

    Sep 15, 2010, 2:59 PM EDT

    Buster Olney on the return of Andy Pettitte: The Yankees have structured Pettitte’s comeback in such a way that the Rays will not get a last look at the veteran before the start of the playoffs. Andy Pettitte has pitched in 526 baseball games over the past 16 seasons. 31 of those games have come…

  16. HBT Daily: Rookie of the year, the managerial carousel and options, options

    Sep 15, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

    Tiffany is back today, and she and I decide to take a day off from the pennant races to talk about awards, jobs and a couple of guys who may get their once-horrifying options picked up.

  17. Livan Hernandez was a one-man gang last night in Atlanta

    Sep 15, 2010, 2:18 PM EDT

    Not only did Livan Hernandez shut out the Braves for eight innings last night, he went 2-for-4 with a double and a homer at the plate in an 6-0 victory. Hernandez now has 10 career homers, which ranks third among all active pitchers: PA HR Carlos Zambrano 650 21 Mike Hampton 845 16 LIVAN HERNANDEZ…

  18. Comment of the Day: "booger-eating basement dwellers"

    Sep 15, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

    In which I resort to Citzen Kane references to defend you people from being called all manner of nasty things.

  19. Marlins view Tony Pena as a "serious" manager candidate

    Sep 15, 2010, 1:48 PM EDT

    According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com the Marlins view Tony Pena “as a serious candidate” to become their next manager. Pena was a five-time All-Star as a player and prior to becoming the Yankees’ bench coach he managed the Royals from 2002 to 2005, winning AL manager of the year with an 83-79 record in…

  20. Brandon Webb very encouraged after latest bullpen session

    Sep 15, 2010, 1:17 PM EDT

    Brandon Webb is back to feeling somewhat optimistic again following his latest bullpen session yesterday, throwing around 50 pitches and saying afterward that “the movement I thought was by far the best I’ve ever had, I mean in years.” Webb has now avoided a setback for three consecutive mound sessions and is hoping to face…

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