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  1. Corey Patterson hits walkoff homer as Jays beat White Sox in 14

    May 28, 2011, 6:20 PM EDT

    Corey Patterson walkoff homer

    Already with four hits on the day, Corey Patterson puncuated one of the best games of his career with a walkoff homer as the Blue Jays edged the White Sox 9-8 in 14 innings Saturday. The Blue Jays survived today after the White Sox scored in both the eighth and ninth innings to send it…

  2. Astros place Wandy Rodriguez on DL with elbow injury, will promote Jordan Lyles

    May 28, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

    Wandy Rodriguez

    The Astros have placed Wandy Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list with fluid in his left elbow joint, reports Brian McTaggart of As we mentioned here on HBT yesterday, Rodriguez was scratched from today’s scheduled start against the Diamondbacks with discomfort in his elbow. Bud Norris will move up a day to start in…

  3. Paul Maholm pitches third career shutout to beat Cubs

    May 28, 2011, 4:40 PM EDT

    Paul Maholm

    The big surprise here is that neither of his previous shutouts came against the Cubs. Veteran left-hander Paul Maholm pitched a three-hitter Saturday as the Pirates won 10-0 at Wrigley Field.  He struck out four and walked none in the 91-pitch gem. Ronny Cedeno, Lyle Overbay, Chris Snyder and Andrew McCutchen all went deep in…

  4. Hot-hitting Corey Hart out of lineup today due to illness

    May 28, 2011, 4:18 PM EDT

    Corey Hart homers AP

    The only thing that can slow Corey Hart down? His immune system, apparently. According to Audrey Snyder of, Hart is out of the starting lineup for today’s game against the Giants due to illness. Nyjer Morgan will take his place in right field and bat eighth against left-hander Jonathan Sanchez, though Hart could be…

  5. David Einhorn is getting one heck of a deal

    May 28, 2011, 3:06 PM EDT

    david einhorn poker

    UPDATE: The New York Times confirms Adam Rubin’s report and adds that the deal being discussed between Einhorn and the Mets does not include SNY, which is the team’s television network. Einhorn didn’t say much during the conference call Thursday, but was adamant that he had “no interest” in owning a television station. 9:30 AM:…

  6. Evan Longoria is batting leadoff this afternoon

    May 28, 2011, 2:18 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays v Tampa Bay Rays

    Here’s something interesting. According to Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times, Evan Longoria will bat leadoff for the first time in his career this afternoon against the Indians. Longoria missed the entire month of April with an oblique injury and is batting just .209/.317/.372 over his first 101 plate appearances this season, so Rays…

  7. Humberto Quintero headed to DL with ankle injury after play at plate

    May 28, 2011, 1:01 PM EDT

    Ryan Roberts, Humberto Quintero

    Eli Whiteside managed to avoid injury last night, but Astros’ catcher Humberto Quintero wasn’t so lucky. Quintero was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle following a collision with Ryan Roberts at home plate. Before you ask, no, this wasn’t anything close to the Buster Posey play from Wednesday night. Quintero…

  8. Nationals place Tom Gorzelanny on disabled list with elbow inflammation

    May 28, 2011, 12:20 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Washington Nationals

    Tom Gorzelanny has allowed 13 runs and six home runs over his last three starts. Now we have some idea of what’s ailing him. Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington reports that the Nationals have placed Gorzelanny on the 15-day disabled list with left elbow inflammation. Gorzelanny has a 4.25 ERA and 48/20 K/BB ratio over…

  9. Gordon Beckham has no fractures after being hit in face with throw

    May 28, 2011, 11:01 AM EDT

    White Sox' Beckham is helped off the field after he was hit in the face by a ball in their MLB American League baseball game against the Blue Jays in Toronto

    UPDATE: According to Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times, Beckham hopes to play Monday against the Red Sox. 11:01 AM: A disappointing start to the season for Gordon Beckham just got worse. Beckham was hit just below his left eye on a throw from center fielder Alex Rios in the third inning of last…

  10. Prince Fielder almost took out Eli Whiteside at home plate last night

    May 28, 2011, 10:19 AM EDT

    Fielder Whiteside AP picture

    The Giants nearly lost their second catcher of the week during last night’s game against the Brewers. Prince Fielder attempted to score on a single by Jonathan Lucroy in the bottom of the eighth inning and leaned into Eli Whiteside once it was obvious he was going to be a dead duck at home plate.…

  11. UPDATE: Joe Nathan hits disabled list with tenderness in right elbow

    May 28, 2011, 8:43 AM EDT

    Joe Nathan

    Because the previous two stories weren’t enough, here’s more bad news for the Twins. Tyler Mason of FOX Sports North reports that Joe Nathan is feeling tenderness in his surgically-repaired right elbow and may need a stint on the disabled list. Nathan, who underwent Tommy John surgery last March, hasn’t pitched since allowing two runs…

  12. And the hits keep on coming: Twins scratch Francisco Liriano due to sore shoulder

    May 28, 2011, 12:05 AM EDT

    Francisco Liriano

    After blowing a 5-0 lead and losing to the Angels 6-5 on Friday, the Twins had more bad news for their fans, announcing that Francisco Liriano would be scratched from his scheduled start Saturday due to a sore shoulder. Anthony Swarzak will take his place. Liriano, who pitched a no-hitter against the White Sox earlier…

  13. Twins find another way to lose, blow 5-0 lead in eighth

    May 27, 2011, 11:35 PM EDT

    Ron Gardenhire

    It looked like the Twins finally had one in the bag when Scott Baker turned a 5-0 lead against the Angels over the bullpen after seven excellent innings.  It should have been the elusive third victory for Baker, who had seen the Twins score more than three runs in just three of his nine starts.…

  14. David Price strikes out career-high 12 as Rays shut out Indians

    May 27, 2011, 10:52 PM EDT

    David Price

    David Price struck out 12 over seven innings and combined with two relievers on a four-hit shutout in the Rays’ 5-0 defeat of the Indians on Friday. Price outdueled Josh Tomlin, who was far and away the hotter pitcher entering the game.  Tomlin, who hadn’t allowed more than three runs in any of his nine…

  15. Wandy Rodriguez scratched from Saturday start with discomfort in elbow

    May 27, 2011, 9:33 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v Atlanta Braves

    According to Steve Campbell of the Houston Chronicle, the Astros have scratched Wandy Rodriguez from Saturday’s scheduled start against the Diamondbacks due to discomfort in his left elbow. Bud Norris will move up a day to make the start in his place. Rodriguez complained of some soreness following Sunday’s outing against the Blue Jays and…

  16. Jim Riggleman clears the air with Jayson Werth

    May 27, 2011, 8:41 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v  Washington Nationals

    The last-place Nationals dropped their fifth consecutive game on Wednesday against the Brewers, which caused Jayson Werth to proclaim that “things need to change.” His quotes didn’t sound all that out of the ordinary for a team that’s regularly losing baseball games, but many speculated that Werth was directing his frustration towards Nationals manager Jim…

  17. Not everyone can be Sergio Santos

    May 27, 2011, 8:20 PM EDT

    New York Yankees Photo Day

    Sergio Santos and Kenley Jansen might be making it look easy, but the last week has seen three position players-turned-pitchers get released. The most famous of the trio, former White Sox center fielder Brian Anderson, got let go by the Yankees today.  Anderson, who had been on the DL since May 2, was released despite opening the year…

  18. Angel Pagan actually had a stress fracture in his rib cage

    May 27, 2011, 7:49 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v New York Mets

    Just when you thought the whole Mets misdiagnosing injury thing was in the rear-view mirror, here’s this. According to Adam Rubin of, Angel Pagan said earlier today that an MRI a little over two weeks ago revealed a stress fracture in his rib cage. Pagan, who made his return to the Mets’ lineup tonight,…

  19. Giants say no catcher needed, expect to use Brandon Belt off bench

    May 27, 2011, 7:07 PM EDT

    Brandon Belt

    Runs?  Who needs ’em?  After all, the Giants are in first place now despite having the NL’s worst offense. Speaking out prior to Friday’s game, Giants GM Brian Sabean said that he hasn’t made any inquiries about finding a replacement for Buster Posey and manager Bruce Bochy stated that the newly recalled Brandon Belt would…

  20. Five years ago today: Jered Weaver debuts for Angels

    May 27, 2011, 6:40 PM EDT

    Jered Weaver 2006

    May 27, 2006 Filling in for an ailing Bartolo Colon, 2004 first-round pick Jered Weaver makes his major league debut for the Angels and shuts out the Orioles for seven innings to earn a win.  He allows three hits, walks one and strikes out five in a 10-1 victory. Weaver went on to open his…

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