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  1. Yusmeiro Petit’s latest feat: 84-pitch complete game

    Sep 10, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Yusmeiro Petit

    Last season Yusmeiro Petit missed throwing a perfect game by one batter. Last month he set the all-time record for consecutive batters retired with 46. And last night he threw an 84-pitch complete game.

  2. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jun 14, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

    Lance Lynn AP

    A quick recap of a busy Friday night around MLB, including a pitchers’ duel in St. Louis.

  3. Aaron Cook preparing for comeback attempt

    Jan 19, 2014, 11:20 AM EDT

    aaron cook getty

    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe has the story: Aaron Cook, RHP, free agent — The former Rockies and Red Sox pitcher, one of the fastest workers in baseball, is looking to make a comeback after he was forced to shut down after experiencing a tired arm in late July. Cook is fine now and…

  4. Indians and Justin Masterson will discuss a multi-year contract extension before arbitration

    Jan 10, 2014, 8:05 PM EDT

    Justin Masterson

    Indians starter Justin Masterson will file for salary arbitration on Tuesday in his third and final year of arbitration eligibility. Paul Hoynes of The Plain-Dealer reports that the Indians and Masterson will discuss a multi-year extension in the days leading up to the official filing of arbitration figures. Masterson, who turns 29 years old in…

  5. Scott Diamond beats White Sox, pulls off an interesting feat

    Sep 18, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    Minnesota Twins v Chicago White Sox

    Scott Diamond defeated the White Sox on Wednesday without recording a single strikeout in 6 1/3 innings. And that’s fairly unusual, if hardly unique. He’s the sixth starter this year to win a game without striking out a batter, joining Jeff Locke, Jeremy Guthrie, Jake Westbrook, Kyle Lohse and Joe Kelly. What is far more…

  6. Aaron Cook returns to Rockies on minor league contract

    Mar 28, 2013, 6:22 PM EDT

    Aaron Cook Reuters

    After being released by the Phillies earlier this week, Aaron Cook is coming home. According to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post, Cook has agreed to a minor league deal with the Rockies. He’ll begin the season with Triple-A Colorado Springs, but is hopeful of getting another chance in the majors soon. Given the state…

  7. 2013 Preview: New York Yankees

    Mar 26, 2013, 4:35 PM EDT

    Derel Jeter

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The New York Yankees. The Big Question: Is the Jeter Dynasty over? People used to predict the end of the…

  8. Phillies release Aaron Cook

    Mar 26, 2013, 12:03 PM EDT

    aaron cook reuters

    Satisfied with their rotation depth and not wanting to pay him a $100,000 assignment bonus to pitch at Triple-A, the Phillies released veteran starter Aaron Cook. Cook hasn’t posted an ERA under 5.00 since 2009 and last season had more walks (21) than strikeouts (20) in 94 innings for the Red Sox. He should be…

  9. The Rockies are “aggressively pursuing” Carl Pavano and Derek Lowe

    Jan 21, 2013, 9:10 AM EDT

    Carl Pavano

    The Rockies are cornering the market on lousy pitchers. After the weekend’s signings of Miguel Batista and Chris Volstad, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that they aren’t through yet: Even with Volstad in the fold, the Rockies are aggressively pursuing free agents Carl Pavano, a right-hander they have tried to acquire numerous times…

  10. The Phillies sign Aaron Cook

    Jan 16, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Aaron Cook

    The Phillies have signed Aaron Cook to a minor league deal, reports Jon Paul Morosi. If he makes the bigs he’ll make $1.625 million. Not a bad gamble at that price. Though I’m skeptical that he’ll be particularly useful. He has become a near-historically bad pitcher in terms of strikeout rate. Which he somehow, quite…

  11. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 22, 2012, 6:13 AM EDT

    Nationals' Strasburg pitches in the rain during the second inning of their MLB game against Braves in Washington

    Nationals 4, Braves 1: I have been arguing against a Stephen Strasburg shutdown for a while now, but allow me to say that if those dudes are really gonna do that, I wish they would have done it before last night. Strasburg struck out ten in six innings, allowing a single run and winning his…

  12. Must-click link: Get to know Aaron Cook’s strikeout victims

    Aug 3, 2012, 3:25 PM EDT

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    I actually just finished writing a tidbit-laden post about Red Sox right-hander Aaron Cook having MLB’s lowest strikeout rate since 1945, but then I saw this article on the same topic by Matthew Kory at Baseball Prospectus and realized mine was approximately one percent as good. So instead of posting an obviously inferior version I…

  13. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 17, 2012, 6:07 AM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Chris Tillman wipes sweat from his forehead during the first inning of the Orioles' MLB baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis

    Twins 19, Orioles 7: This was a multifaceted butt-whupping, but it got started with Chris Tillman’s butt. Which is a shame considering that five short months ago he was in the Best Shape of His Life. All of those runs for the Twins despite hitting only one homer. It was a Gashouse Gorillas-style conga line…

  14. No strikeouts, no problem for Aaron Cook

    Jul 16, 2012, 10:15 PM EDT

    Aaron Cook

    Despite going without a strikeout for the fourth time in five starts as a member of the Red Sox, Aaron Cook limited the White Sox to just an unearned run over seven innings in Boston’s 5-1 victory Monday. The sinkerballing Cook has recorded a mere two strikeouts in 29 2/3 innings this season, both of…

  15. Clay Buchholz scratched from start Sunday and placed on DL with intestinal bleeding

    Jun 23, 2012, 6:48 PM EDT

    clay buchholz getty

    From Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe comes word that right-hander Clay Buchholz has been scratched from his scheduled Sunday start against the Braves because of an illness. Aaron Cook will be called up from Triple-A Pawtucket and officially activated from MLB’s 15-day disabled list to pitch in his place. Buchholz has an ugly 5.53…

  16. Don’t expect many strikeouts in Twins-Phillies game tonight

    Jun 12, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    contact poster

    There are lots of big-name starters pitching tonight–Felix Hernandez, Adam Wainwright, Zack Greinke, Johnny Cueto, Madison Bumgarner, CC Sabathia–but to me the most interesting matchup of the day involves a pair of back-of-the-rotation starters in the Minnesota-Philadelphia game. Nick Blackburn of the Twins and Kyle Kendrick of the Phillies have two of the four lowest…

  17. Daniel Bard’s days as a starter may soon be over

    Jun 4, 2012, 1:02 PM EDT

    Daniel Bard

    The bad performance yesterday — and most of the season — may be enough to doom Daniel Bard‘s future as a starting pitcher, but if there was any doubt about it, read this from WEEI: According to a major league source, as we sit here right now, the Sox’ priority when it comes to bolstering…

  18. Josh Beckett pulled after serving up five home runs to Tigers

    Apr 7, 2012, 6:16 PM EDT

    Josh Beckett Getty

    Perhaps Josh Beckett‘s thumb is a bit more of an issue than originally believed. Beckett was just pulled from his start against the Tigers after tying a career-high by serving up five home runs. This included two homers each by Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder, the new 3-4 combo in Detroit’s lineup. Alex Avila hit…

  19. Andrew Bailey set for ligament surgery, likely to miss first half

    Apr 3, 2012, 6:36 PM EDT

    Andrew Bailey

    A second opinion confirmed that Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey has a torn UCL in his right thumb. He’s scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday and will likely miss 3-4 months. It turns out that Bailey was hurt in a collision with Pittsburgh’s Alex Presley at first base in his March 21 outing, though he thought…

  20. Aaron Cook unlikely to be in Red Sox’s rotation mix

    Mar 12, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    aaron cook getty

    Carlos Silva‘s shoulder problems took him out of the running for a spot in the Red Sox’s rotation and manager Bobby Valentine indicated today that Aaron Cook is also unlikely to win the fifth-starter competition while recovering from shoulder problems of his own. Valentine replied “I doubt it” when asked if Cook would have enough…

  21. Red Sox shut down Carlos Silva with shoulder injury

    Mar 6, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

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    Bobby Valentine said today that Carlos Silva is already out of the running for the Red Sox’s rotation because of shoulder inflammation. Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports that Silva has been “shut down” indefinitely, which leaves Alfredo Aceves, Felix Doubrant, Vicente Padilla, Aaron Cook, and Andrew Miller competing for the No. 5 starter gig. Silva…

  22. Red Sox GM says landing free agent pitcher is “unlikely”

    Feb 1, 2012, 9:23 PM EDT

    oswalt ap

    The Red Sox have been linked recently to free agent pitchers Edwin Jackson and Roy Oswalt. But E-Jax apparently has better deals on the table from other clubs and Oswalt is thought to prefer a team in the middle of the country, like the Cards or Rangers. Which leads us to the following report… According…

  23. Top 111 Free Agents: the post-Prince Fielder update

    Jan 24, 2012, 6:48 PM EDT

    Baseball player Albert Pujols wears an Angels cap after he is introduced by the Los Angeles Angels during a news conference at Angels Stadium in Anaheim

    In light of the Prince Fielder signing, here’s an updated look at how this year’s top 111 free agents have fared. 1. Albert Pujols (Cardinals): Angels – 10 years, $254 million 2. Prince Fielder (Brewers): Tigers – 9 years, $214 million 3. Jose Reyes (Mets): Marlins – 6 years, $106 million 4. C.J. Wilson (Rangers):…

  24. UPDATE Jamie Moyer is the the Rockies’ mystery pitcher

    Jan 16, 2012, 5:19 PM EDT

    moyer getty

    UPDATE: Mystery solved: Renck has updated his story: the mystery pitcher to whom the Rockies have made an offer is … Jamie Moyer. The offer is for a minor league deal. I picture him taking off a Mexican-style wrestling mask to reveal his identity. Except he doesn’t look like a Mexican wrestler because he’s 49…

  25. Red Sox sign Vicente Padilla to minor-league contract

    Jan 16, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

    Vicente Padilla

    Nothing is official yet, but Peter Gammons of MLB Network reports that the Red Sox have agreed to terms with right-hander Vicente Padilla and Alex Speier of WEEI.com says it’s a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training. Padilla missed nearly all of last season following neck surgery and worked strictly as a reliever…

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