Category Archive: Baseball

Jun 20

Scherzer loses perfect game

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Max Scherzer pitched a no-hitter and came agonizingly close to a perfect game, hitting a batter with two outs in the ninth inning Saturday in the Washington Nationals‘ 6-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Scherzer was masterful in retiring the first 26 hitters. He came within one strike of throwing the 22nd …

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Jun 03

Buehrle tosses shutout vs. Nats on 93 pitches

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Mark Buehrle needed only 93 pitches to complete a shutout against the Nationals on Wednesday. Buehrle had his ground ball stuff in top form tonight, as 21 of 23 batted balls he induced were of the ground ball variety. He scattered six hits and a walk while striking out two. Buehrle has not been nearly …

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May 28

Pace Of Play Rules And The Future Of Baseball

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Major League Baseball implements new Pace of Play Rules for the upcoming 2015 season. The new rules were created in hopes to speed up the pace of the game. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred commented in an ESPN article, “These changes represent a step forward in our efforts to streamline the pace of play. The most …

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May 26

VenomStrikes.com: Dbacks @ Cardinals: Can Bradley bounce back?

There have been questions lately about whether or not the Arizona Diamondbacks brought back starter Archie Bradley too soon after an injury where he was hit with a line drive in the face. Bradley hasn’t been as sharp as he was to start the season in his last two starts against Philadelphia, where he last …

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May 26

VenomStrikes.com: Dbacks @ Cardinals: Can Bradley bounce back?

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There have been questions lately about whether or not the Arizona Diamondbacks brought back starter Archie Bradley too soon after an injury where he was hit with a line drive in the face. Bradley hasn’t been as sharp as he was to start the season in his last two starts against Philadelphia, where he last …

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May 09

Jeff Pearlman: ESPN troubles ?

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It’s an interesting world. Woke up this morning to the news that Bill Simmons is leaving ESPN, after spending my hour of gym time last night watching SportsCenter and pretty much losing my mind. The two linked bonds? Simmons worked for ESPN, and ESPN feels … lost. It’s a weird thing. Until a few years …

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May 04

Rumors & Rants: Brewers fire Ron Roenicke ? Who?s Next?

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Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke was rewarded for his team’s first series win this season by getting fired on Sunday night. Of course, when you’re winning your first series of the season in May, it should be no mystery as to why you’re getting canned. Milwaukee has the worst record in the Majors through 25 …

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Apr 13

TROY: Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds and PEDs

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I follow the St. Louis Cardinals, lightly pay attention to the Atlanta Braves, and outside of that, I don’t pay much attention to whatever else is happening in baseball. The 162-game regular season isn’t my cup of tea (although cheap beer and summertime ball do go hand in hand and I love it), albeit I …

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Apr 04

Member Spotlight of the Month — NDSMC78

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*NDSMC78, thank you SO much for doing this interview! I could not find that we had ever done one on you!! You and I have several things in common… I, too, nearly never watch TV…(I only keep the TV for football season). I could also eat pasta nearly every day…as long as there was pizza …

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Mar 24

Rumors & Rants: Bartolo Colon to start Opening Day for the New York Mets

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Bartolo Colon is going to start on opening day. In the year 2015. That’s a thing that is actually happening. I’ll give you a moment to process that information. Yes, the rotund right hander*will toe the slab on opening day for the New York Mets on April 6 against the Washington Nationals. Colon won the …

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