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

    Aug 20, 2009, 5:53 AM EDT

    Braves 15, Mets 2: Brian McCann hit a three-run homer in the second inning after five runs had already scored. And guess what: THE BRAVES DIDN’T SCORE ANOTHER RUN IN THAT INNING AFTER THE HOMER. They’re rally-killers, dude. Avoid the home run at all costs. Bright side for Mets fans: Bobby Parnell didn’t get near…

  2. Daily Dose: Smoltz hooks on with Cardinals

    Aug 20, 2009, 12:09 AM EDT

    John Smoltz landed on his feet Wednesday, signing with the Cardinals immediately after he cleared waivers. That he had multiple suitors isn’t a big shock, as apparently a handful of teams agreed with me that he can still get major-league hitters out, but finding a contender willing to hand him a rotation spot is surprising.…

  3. What we're watching: Wainwright vs. Kershaw

    Aug 19, 2009, 5:28 PM EDT

    - Roy Halladay will face a patient Boston lineup having pitched 50 innings over his past six starts. Included in that run is a complete-game victory over the Red Sox in which he gave up just one run. Halladay is just 13-12 with a 4.33 ERA lifetime against the Red Sox, but he has handled…

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

    Aug 14, 2009, 5:31 AM EDT

    Reds 7, Nationals 0: Johnny Gomes (Johnny Gomes?) hits three homers and Bronson “Flintstones kids, ten million strong and growing“ Arroyo throws a two-hit shutout. Obviously his best game of the season, so maybe he decided to use his one DUI last night. Hey man, he earned it. Tigers 2, Red Sox 0: Justin Verlander…

  5. Daily Dose: Cup check!

    Aug 14, 2009, 2:03 AM EDT

    This is no laughing matter, despite the jokes that will inevitably fly after news of this breaks. It turns out that Mariners third baseman Adrian Beltre injured his testicle last night after a ground ball took a bad hop and hit him in the groin area. No, he does not wear a protective cup. -…

  6. Stat of the day: NL East over last 20 games

    Aug 9, 2009, 12:15 PM EDT

    Taken from Baseball Reference. The Phillies haven’t exactly been running away and hiding in the National League East, going 3-7 since acquiring Cliff Lee, including consecutive losses to the Marlins this weekend. Here’s a look at the division over the past 20 games: Nationals: 13-7Braves: 12-9Marlins: 11-9Phillies: 11-9Mets: 8-12 This winning thing is fun and…

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

    Aug 7, 2009, 5:44 AM EDT

    Yankees 13, Red Sox 6: Lord, deliver us from Red Sox-Yankees baseball, because this game was positively interminable. Bob has the details here. And while we’re petitioning the Lord here, let us ask Him to prevail upon one John Smoltz (3.1 IP, 9 H, 8 ER) to hang up his spikes, because this is just…

  8. Daily Dose: Oblique strain sidelines Upton

    Aug 7, 2009, 3:17 AM EDT

    Justin Upton was putting together one of the greatest seasons in baseball history for a 21-year-old, batting .301/.374/.541 with 20 homers, 48 total extra-base hits, 66 RBIs, 68 runs, 16 steals, and 45 walks through 103 games before suffering a strained oblique Wednesday. He was placed on the disabled list Thursday and a similar injury…

  9. Happ to stay in Phillies' rotation, but will Moyer?

    Aug 6, 2009, 12:59 PM EDT

    After watching J.A. Happ’s brilliant 10-strikeout, complete-game shutout of the Rockies last night, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. made it very clear this morning that the 26-year-old rookie will remain in the Phillies’ rotation despite Pedro Martinez’s impending arrival. “Happ’s not going anywhere,” Amaro said. “He’s not going out of the rotation. He deserves to…

  10. Daily Dose: Pedro Who?

    Aug 6, 2009, 12:26 AM EDT

    With the Phillies facing a decision on who to bump from their rotation once Pedro Martinez is deemed ready, J.A. Happ submitted his case for remaining a starter with the best performance of his career Wednesday. He tossed a complete-game shutout against the Rockies, striking out a career-high 10 while allowing just four hits and…

  11. Will the Phillies bump Moyer or Happ for Pedro?

    Aug 5, 2009, 1:35 PM EDT

    Pedro Martinez is scheduled to make his third and perhaps final minor-league rehab start tonight at Double-A, but as Todd Zolecki of reports the Phillies haven’t revealed what they plan to do once he’s deemed ready to join the rotation. Jamie Moyer turned in another rough outing last night and now has a 5.55…

  12. The Week Ahead: Finding a role for Pedro

    Aug 3, 2009, 12:18 AM EDT

    They’re loving Cliff Lee in Philadelphia. The left-hander acquired from the Indians two days before the trade deadline was dominant in his debut for the reigning champions on Friday in San Francisco, pitching a four-hitter. He’s scheduled to make his first start in the City of Brotherly Love on Thursday against the Rockies. Meanwhile, Pedro…

  13. Potent quotables: Trade deadline edition

    Aug 1, 2009, 1:43 PM EDT

    “Biggest balls in the game.” – One baseball executive measures up White Sox general manager Ken Williams after his shocking trade for Jake Peavy on Friday. “I’m kind of glad I didn’t throw a no-hitter. If I did that the first time, I’d have to live up to some high expectations.” – Cliff Lee, after…

  14. And That Happened: Thursday's scores and highlights

    Jul 31, 2009, 6:16 AM EDT

    Red Sox 8, Athletics 5: Before the game Ortiz said this: Today I was informed by a reporter that I was on the 2003 list of MLB players to test positive for performance-enhancing substances. This happened right before our game, and the news blindsided me. I said I had no comment because I wanted to…

  15. Potent quotables: Dusty Baker is embarrassed

    Jul 30, 2009, 12:26 PM EDT

    “This is embarrassing. It’s like pitiful to watch. This is terrible.” Reds manager Dusty Baker, after rookie Mat Latos and two relievers combined for a one-hitter against his club on Wednesday night. The slipping Reds have dropped eight of their last 10 games and are currently nine games behind the first-place Cardinals. “I’ll definitely be…

  16. Trade talk: Roundup of Wednesday's rumors

    Jul 30, 2009, 2:06 AM EDT

    With Cliff Lee off to the Phillies, and Matt Holliday already making himself at home in St. Louis, the trade market has lost a bit of luster. But there is still a lot going on out there as we march closer to Friday’s trade deadline. Let’s take a look at what’s going on: ROY HALLADAYThe…

  17. Quote of the day: "We haven't been wowed"

    Jul 29, 2009, 3:45 PM EDT

    “We said in the beginning we’d listen. We have listened. We said we’d have to be wowed to move Doc. We haven’t been wowed.” – Blue Jays general manager J.P. Ricciardi, content with Doc staying put. He also added that there is no animosity towards the Phillies for moving on with Cliff Lee.

  18. Phils are out, now what?

    Jul 29, 2009, 2:54 PM EDT

    Last we heard from J.P. Ricciardi, he told Yahoo! Sports the following: “It doesn’t matter if it’s today or tomorrow or Friday or next week. Nothing is close. Nothing is happening.” This afternoon the Phillies went out and acquired 2008 American League Cy Young winner Cliff Lee — and Ben Francisco, the righty bat they…

  19. Trade talk: Roundup of Tuesday's rumors

    Jul 29, 2009, 3:29 AM EDT

    Let’s take a quick spin around the league, see what they were talking about regarding the march to Friday’s trade deadline. *The Boston Red Sox reportedly made a big play for Roy Halladay. But then the Red Sox denied it. Halladay, by the way, is scheduled to pitch in Seattle on Wednesday. *There was some…

  20. Trade talk: Roundup of Tuesday's rumors

    Jul 29, 2009, 3:23 AM EDT

    Let’s take a quick spin around the league, see what they were talking about regarding the march to Friday’s trade deadline. *The Boston Red Sox reportedly made a big play for Roy Halladay. But then the Red Sox denied it. Halladay, by the way, is scheduled to pitch in Seattle on Wednesday. *There was some…

  21. Trade rumors Twitter out of control

    Jul 28, 2009, 8:41 PM EDT

    Today we have a great example of the perils of a swirling rumor mill as we count down to Friday’s trade deadline. A report on Tuesday from a reliable source, WEEI in Boston, reported on its Twitter account that the Red Sox had acquired Indians ace Cliff Lee. The only problem? It was a fake…

  22. The Indians' roster management leaves much to be desired

    Jul 28, 2009, 10:44 AM EDT

    Matt and Aaron mentioned the Ryan Garko trade last night, but I’m still thinking about one aspect of it this morning, and that’s the fact that the Tribe called up Andy Marte instead of Matt LaPorta to take Garko’s spot on the roster. Let’s suss that out a bit, shall we? Matt LaPorta was the…

  23. Halladay continues to go nowhere; other pitchers on the move

    Jul 28, 2009, 8:57 AM EDT

    Anyone else get the sense that the Blue Jays screwed up the Roy Halladay business? They’ve had him out there forever, no deals are happening, and the sense is that they’re asking too much. Then, either as a result or by happy accident, Cliff Lee, Scott Kazmir (maybe), Jarrod Washburn and Bronson Arroyo all come…

  24. The Week Ahead: Wheeling and dealing

    Jul 27, 2009, 12:44 AM EDT

    With the non-waiver trade deadline looming on Friday, this coming week is one of the most exciting of the baseball season. It’s not quite the World Series, but is not unlike the World Series of Poker. Player 1: You don’t want to give up your entire minor league system for my pitcher? Fine, then I’ll…

  25. Daily Dose: Bedard hits the DL again

    Jul 27, 2009, 12:11 AM EDT

    Erik Bedard came off the disabled list on July 7, went 0-1 with a 4.15 ERA in 17 innings spread over four starts while working on a limited pitch count, and landed back on the shelf Sunday. Shoulder problems are once again to blame, and the Mariners are calling the latest issue inflammation while hoping…

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