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  1. And That Happened: Thursday's Scores and Highlights

    Apr 23, 2010, 5:43 AM EDT

    Brewers 20, Pirates 0: I think the most remarkable thing about this game is that the Brewers were set down 1-2-3 in the first inning. Phillies 8, Braves 3: This series began with the Phillies bullpen breaking down, but that ended up being a fluke. The real story of the series was that the Phillies…

  2. Rangers promote top 1B prospect Justin Smoak

    Apr 22, 2010, 11:18 PM EDT

    MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan reports that the Rangers have promoted first base prospect Justin Smoak (pictured right) from Triple-A Oklahoma City and demoted struggling first baseman Chris Davis in a corresponding move. Smoak will take over starting first base duties for the Rangers and could hang onto the gig for a long while if he performs…

  3. Manny Ramirez leaves early with calf injury

    Apr 22, 2010, 9:24 PM EDT

    Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez departed Thursday’s game against the Reds in the sixth inning after straining his left calf, or rather aggravating a previous calf injury. Manny hit a single in the sixth, trotted down the first base line, but pulled up lame just before hitting the bag.  He missed a handful of games last…

  4. Braden, Rodriguez spice up the day in Oakland

    Apr 22, 2010, 8:49 PM EDT

    A’s starter Dallas Braden and Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez exchanged words (well, yells) in the sixth inning of Thursday’s 4-2 Oakland victory.  It wasn’t immediately clear what the two were jawing about, but MLB.com’s Jane Lee got to the bottom of the story during a round of post-game interviews. It turns out Braden was…

  5. Dice-K ready to rejoin Sox; Wakefield to bullpen

    Apr 22, 2010, 7:55 PM EDT

    Daisuke Matsuzaka has looked fairly impressive in three minor league rehab starts at Triple-A Pawtucket.  The next time he takes a mound, he will be donning a Red Sox uniform, and will be a member of Boston’s starting rotation.  Of course, that means one of the current members of the Red Sox’ five-man rotation must…

  6. Rickie Weeks: All-Star

    Apr 22, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

    We know who the NL’s best second baseman is, and Chase Utley doesn’t figure to lose his title any year soon. Second in line is an open question. Brandon Phillips is an excellent defender and a solid hitter, albeit one who is miscast as a cleanup man in Cincinnati. Dan Uggla last year reached the…

  7. Johnny Damon ejected for arguing balls and strikes; bad haircut

    Apr 22, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT

    Johnny Damon was ejected from last night’s Tigers-Angels game, ostensibly for arguing balls and strikes.  Word on the street, however, is that home plate umpire Dale Scott was less angry about his judgment being questioned than he was about his judgment being questioned by a 36 year-old man with this haircut: If I was the…

  8. The Yankees turn a triple play

    Apr 22, 2010, 5:12 PM EDT

    The Yankees are playing the A’s as we speak.  A few moments ago they turned a 5-4-3 triple play (A-Rod, Cano, Teixeira).  Daric Barton was on second and Ryan Sweeney was on first. Kurt Suzuki was at the plate. I don’t care who you are. That was cool.

  9. Brian Jordan says that Chipper Jones doesn't work out enough

    Apr 22, 2010, 5:03 PM EDT

    Former Braves outfielder Brian Jordan was on Sirius/XM with Jim Bowden and Casey Stern today, and the subject of Chipper Jones’ health came up.  Stern asked Jordan if Chipper’s recent oblique injury suggested that he is “done.”  Jordan’s answer was interesting: Jordan: “Well, I mean, he leaves you scratching your head because, you know, it’s…

  10. CT scan shows Jacoby Ellsbury has cracked ribs

    Apr 22, 2010, 4:40 PM EDT

    Jacoby Ellsbury was initially diagnosed with bruised ribs anjd finally placed on the disabled list after being unavailable on the active roster for 10 days, but now Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports that a CT scan today revealed “four ribs with hairline fractures.” Benjamin adds that it “might or might not affect his…

  11. 20-0: The Pirates get keel-hauled by the Brewers

    Apr 22, 2010, 4:17 PM EDT

    In this morning’s And That Happened recaps I said about the Pirates: “when they lose, they don’t mess around. They go out there and lose with gusto.”  They just took things to a whole new level, getting beat by the Brewers (gulp) 20-0 this afternoon, setting the mark for the worst shutout ever. The Brewers…

  12. Joe Maddon says ump Joe West is 'inappropriate'

    Apr 22, 2010, 3:46 PM EDT

    Veteran umpire Joe West made headlines earlier this month for saying the slow pace of Yankees-Red Sox games were “pathetic” and “embarrassing” and “a disgrace to baseball.” He’s apparently making it his personal mission to speed games up, but Joe Maddon wasn’t happy about West immediately walking to the mound as soon as the Rays…

  13. Classless and ignorant Mets fans boo David Wright

    Apr 22, 2010, 3:16 PM EDT

    Don’t look at me, Craig Carton: even a guy with a journalism background is saying it this time: Wright was struck on the wrist by a pitch in the first inning. He flubbed a tough backhand grounder for an error in the third. He ended his soggy day 1-for-2 at the plate, with an RBI…

  14. A's place Travis Buck on the disabled list, shut down Joey Devine

    Apr 22, 2010, 2:42 PM EDT

    After battling back from the combination of an oblique injury and terrible hitting last season to reclaim a spot in the A’s starting lineup, Travis Buck has landed back on the disabled list with … another strained oblique. He suffered the injury while taking batting practice yesterday and the DL stint will be the fifth…

  15. Are the Red Sox showcasing Mike Lowell or giving him a job?

    Apr 22, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

    Mike Lowell was 2 for 4 with a solo homer, a walk and an RBI single in place of the slumping David Ortiz last night.  And he’s going to get the start again tonight. Yesterday I mentioned the Red Sox killing three birds with one stone.  Lowell’s hot bat and presence in the lineup against…

  16. Aaron Harang thinks his struggles are 'bad luck'

    Apr 22, 2010, 1:45 PM EDT

    After dropping to 0-3 with an 8.31 ERA with an ugly start yesterday, Aaron Harang said: “It’s bad luck. This game’s about luck. I’m going through a bad spell right now.” Of course, as John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer points out, the “spell” of “bad luck” doesn’t just include this season. Dating back to…

  17. Baseball should ignore calls for "competitive balance"

    Apr 22, 2010, 1:13 PM EDT

    A must-read article by Joe Sheehan at Sports Illustrated, um, illustrating why arguments comparing the NFL’s competitive balance to baseball’s competitive balance are simply wrongheaded. The hypothetical which kicks off the article — where baseball’s playoff races would stand right now if, like the NFL, the whole season was 16 games long — perfectly illustrates…

  18. Andre Dawson's funeral home is being sued

    Apr 22, 2010, 12:41 PM EDT

    Andre Dawson is reportedly being sued by “a publicly funded organization that cares for poor and disabled adults” that alleges “his family’s funeral home business reneged on a deal to provide prepaid memorial services and burials for deceased clients.” Here’s more from the Miami Herald: One man’s corpse lay in limbo for weeks because Dawson’s…

  19. The Mets' Ryota Igarashi hits the D.L.

    Apr 22, 2010, 12:13 PM EDT

    Just a week after Jerry Manuel declared Ryota Igarashi his setup man, his setup man has hit the disabled list with a hamstring tear suffered in Tuesday night’s game. Igarashi has a serious fastball and has been successful so far this season, even if he hasn’t been exactly dominant (3Ks and 4 BBs in 6…

  20. Will the Red Sox dump Buchholz or Wakefield to make room for Matsuzaka?

    Apr 22, 2010, 11:42 AM EDT

    Last night Daisuke Matsuzaka made what’s expected to be his final rehab start, allowing four runs (three earned) over 5.2 innings at Triple-A. The outing was a bit of a letdown after Matsuzaka tossed 11 scoreless innings in his first two rehab starts, but he did manage eight strikeouts and zero walks to again show…

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