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  1. The rise of the 12-strikeout game

    May 31, 2013, 1:55 PM EST

    New York Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee follows through on a pitch to the New York Yankees during their MLB interleague baseball game in New York

    Last night, it was Dillon Gee and Doug Fister. On Wednesday, it was Eric Stults, of all people. All told, there have been 23 12-strikeout games from pitchers one-third of the way through the 2013 season. Not only is it a record pace, but it’s already more than the entire league achieved in 2005 or 2008. It…

  2. Yu Darvish is on pace for the most strikeouts in a decade

    May 28, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

    Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish pitches against the Los Angeles Angels in Arlington, Texas

    Yu Darvish racked up 14 strikeouts in 7.2 innings against the Diamondbacks yesterday, giving him an MLB-leading 105 on the season. Darvish totaled 221 strikeouts in 191.1 innings last year, which is a ton, but the Rangers right-hander taken his bat-missing to another level this year. Darvish leads MLB with 12.7 strikeouts per nine innings,…

  3. Anibal Sanchez had himself a ballgame

    Apr 26, 2013, 9:48 PM EST

    Atlanta Braves v Detroit Tigers

    With all due respect to Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann, the author of a one-hit shutout against the Cincinnati Reds, Anibal Sanchez was tonight’s best pitcher. The right-hander, who signed a five-year, $80 million contract with the Tigers back in December, shut out the Braves with a franchise record 17 strikeouts over eight innings. The Braves…

  4. Dan Shaugnessy, Rusty Staub inducted into the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame

    Apr 17, 2013, 11:31 AM EST

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    A guy who thinks Jack Morris, Tim Raines, Alan Trammell, and Curt Schilling were the only worthy Hall of Famers on the last ballot is now a Hall of Fame inductee himself. So too is a guy who was quite smug and pleased when no one at all was elected this past winter.  Oh, and some…

  5. Pete Rose is not a fan of the unwritten rules

    Apr 5, 2013, 2:17 PM EST

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    He’s not a fan of any rules, actually, but those unwritten ones really bug him: On the unwritten rules of baseball: I used to get screwed when we had a seven- or eight-run lead, because I couldn’t bunt for a single or I’m “showing up the opposition.” … Guys that are home run hitters can…

  6. Rangers strike out 15 Astros in second straight shutout

    Apr 3, 2013, 5:47 PM EST

    Alexi Ogando

    Alexi Ogando wasn’t quite Yu Darvish today, but he did surrender just four hits and strike out 10 Astros over 6 1/3 innings in the Rangers’ 4-0 win. Michael Kirkman and Joe Nathan combined to fan five in relief, giving the Rangers their second straight 15-strikeout game. Darvish racked up that many all by himself…

  7. As if you needed another reason to hate Alex Rodriguez

    Feb 25, 2013, 10:30 PM EST

    Alex Rodriguez

    The Boston Globe has a feature on the non-profit foundations set up by athletes, and as one might expect, some do a better job of funneling money to their stated missions than others do. One, though, stands apart and might even be considered a fraud: A foundation started by New York Yankees third baseman Alex…

  8. The Red Sox’ use of Toradol was contrary to state law

    Feb 15, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

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    Jeff Passan of Yahoo! reports that the Red Sox’ use of Toradol was contrary to state law and industry guidelines. Specifically: Passan quotes Curt Schilling — and, importantly, two other sources who are not Curt Schilling — who say that the Red Sox’ trainer routinely injected it into players despite state laws which prohibit sports…

  9. More fun excerpts from Terry Francona’s book

    Jan 22, 2013, 2:06 PM EST

    File image of Boston Red Sox manager Francona walking back to the dugout during their MLB American League baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park in Boston

    Anecdotes and dirt keep leaking out about Terry Francona’s upcoming book.  Most people think it’s good fun and dishy. Others have a more negative view about Francona going public.  Either way, there are some funny things coming out. Like this bit about Manny Ramirez in the 2004 World Series, passed along by Chad Finn of…

  10. Using their logic, the BBWAA has to keep Tom Glavine out of the Hall of Fame, right?

    Jan 11, 2013, 9:51 AM EST

    Tom Glavine

    Many Hall of Fame voters have said that everyone who played in the steroid era is under suspicion or, at the very least, share culpability because they did not say or do anything to combat the scourge of PEDs during the 1990s. Specific fingers have been pointed at the player’s union and its leadership for…

  11. Random nuggets from the Hall of Fame voting results

    Jan 9, 2013, 4:57 PM EST

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    Fun things — and some not so fun things — from today’s voting results beyond the names we talked about already: Falling off the ballot because they didn’t receive 5%: Bernie Williams, Kenny Lofton, Sandy Alomar Jr.,Julio Franco, David Wells, Steve Finley, Shawn Green, Aaron Sele, Jeff Cirillo,Royce Clayton, Jeff Conine, Roberto Hernandez, Ryan Klesko,…

  12. Shutout! The Baseball Writers Association of America fails to elect anyone to the Hall of Fame

    Jan 9, 2013, 2:02 PM EST

    Cooperstown

    It’s possible that this year’s Hall of Fame ballot was the most stacked in the history of the institution.  It contained the all-time home run leader. It contained a seven-time Cy Young award winner who may have been the best pitcher in baseball history since the deadball era. It contained the best hitting catcher of…

  13. My imaginary Hall of Fame ballot

    Jan 8, 2013, 2:30 PM EST

    Roger Clemens

    I don’t have a Hall of Fame vote, obviously, but I’ve written enough about it and criticized enough people who do have a vote that I may as well say what I’d do if I had the franchise. Here’s my whole ballot. I include everyone on it because, unlike so many of the voters, I…

  14. Bob Ryan’s curious Hall of Fame column

    Dec 17, 2012, 9:02 AM EST

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    Bob Ryan of the Boston Globe actually has a pretty good Hall of Fame ballot. He leaves off Bonds, Clemens and Sosa — lots of people will be doing that — but then gives the nod to Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, Edgar Martinez, Jack Morris, Mike Piazza, Tim Raines, and Curt Schilling. I am against Morris…

  15. Inducting Jack Morris would lower the bar for the Hall of Fame

    Dec 4, 2012, 2:00 AM EST

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    I’ve covered this territory before, and I realize I’m mostly preaching to the choir here. Still, it needs to be written again: Jack Morris did not have a Hall of Fame career. The funny thing is that the writers once knew this. When Morris debuted on the Hall of Fame ballot in 2000, he received…

  16. Steroids or no, Sammy Sosa doesn’t belong in Hall of Fame

    Dec 2, 2012, 1:14 AM EST

    Sammy Sosa

    If I had a Hall of Fame ballot — and don’t worry, I do not — I’d put down nine names on it this year: Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire, Mike Piazza, Tim Raines, Curt Schilling and Alan Trammell. Yes, there are some cheaters on that list: three definites and…

  17. Here is the 2013 Hall of Fame ballot

    Nov 28, 2012, 12:07 PM EST

    cooperstown

    The Baseball Writers Association of America just released the 2013 Hall of Fame ballot. It, along with information about past voting totals and an overview of all of the candidates’ careers, can be read at the BBWAA website.  Here’s the list of players: Sandy Alomar Jr. Jeff Bagwell Craig Biggio Barry Bonds Jeff Cirillo Royce…

  18. The Hall of Fame ballot will be announced today

    Nov 28, 2012, 6:52 AM EST

    Brace Yourself

    Many of you hate Hall of Fame arguments. Many of you hate steroids arguments. If that’s the case, you may want to skip about half of all baseball content written between now and the end of the year. Why? Because the 2013 Hall of Fame ballot will be announced at noon today, and it represents…

  19. Great Moments in Cause and Effect

    Nov 2, 2012, 2:30 PM EST

    Schilling

    Curt Schilling, August 21, 2012: Schilling tweeted that “if the state loses money it’s because the Governor is a dunce of epic proportions, nothing I can do about that.” In follow-up tweets on Monday, Schilling also called the governor a “buffoon” and called the prospect of him getting re-elected in 2014 “terrifying.” Lincoln Chafee, November 1,…

  20. Sullivan: Michael Young was jobbed for the Clemente Award

    Oct 29, 2012, 10:36 AM EST

    Michael Young dugout

    We argue about every possible award around here because, heck, what else is there to do when there are no baseball games going on?  But while it’s easy to come up with any kind of argument for one guy over another for the MVP or the Cy Young or whatever, it’s not easy — and…

  21. Chris Carpenter joins exclusive club with 10th postseason win

    Oct 10, 2012, 5:55 PM EST

    Chris Carpenter

    Thought to be out for the season after July surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome, Chris Carpenter came back to go 0-2 with a 3.71 ERA in three starts at the end of the regular seasons. On Wednesday, he picked up his first win in almost a year by shutting out the Nationals for 5 2/3 innings in…

  22. You asked me questions on Twitter. So I shall answer them.

    Sep 6, 2012, 10:03 AM EST

    The Question

    I haven’t done one of these in forever. Mostly because they were getting a little tired. Batman. Aquaman. Bourbon. Sure, those are things I love, hate and love, respectively, but a sameness crept in.  Hopefully now that some time has passed, this exercise will seem fresh again. Have at you! Q: I’ve always wondered how…

  23. Max Scherzer is trying to crash the aces-only party for MLB strikeout leaders

    Aug 22, 2012, 5:20 PM EST

    Max Scherzer Getty

    Usually the MLB strikeout leader is a big-name, Cy Young-caliber pitcher. In fact, every single MLB strikeout leader during the past 20 years fits that description: Randy Johnson (nine times) Johan Santana (two times) Justin Verlander (two times) Curt Schilling (two times) Jered Weaver Tim Lincecum Jake Peavy Kerry Wood John Smoltz You get the…

  24. Max Scherzer takes over major league lead in strikeouts

    Aug 15, 2012, 5:00 PM EST

    Max Scherzer

    It’ll be a short-lived lead, but Max Scherzer fanned 10 Twins over seven shutout innings Wednesday to move past teammate Justin Verlander for the major league lead with 178 strikeouts. He’s gotten there in just 140 2/3 innings, while Verlander has racked up his 174 strikeouts in 175 2/3 innings. If Scherzer maintains his current…

  25. Justin Verlander fans 14 to defeat Yankees

    Aug 6, 2012, 10:53 PM EST

    Justin Verlander

    Justin Verlander became the first pitcher since Boston’s Pedro Martinez in 1999 to strike out at least 14 Yankees in a 7-2 victory for the Tigers on Monday. Verlander pitched eight innings and allowed both runs in easily outdueling Ivan Nova on the night. Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera homered off Nova, who ended up…

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