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04/23/17 10:36 pmThe term "rising fastball" has been used in baseball for decades, even after science has given us the understanding that fastballs can't really rise as they come to the plate. Just don't tell that to hitters after they face Max Scherzer.
04/23/17 10:08 pmThe Giants and Dodgers face off in a four-game series this week, with both teams off to slow starts.
04/23/17 9:58 pmPence appeared on Bill Nye's new science show
04/23/17 9:51 pmDaniel Murphy tormented his former club with a first inning grand slam on Sunday against the Mets.
04/23/17 9:23 pmRookie Andrew Benintendi cracked five hits Sunday. Has anyone else had a five-hit game just 51 games into his big league career?
04/23/17 9:20 pmThe Nationals won their seventh-consecutive game as Daniel Murphy hit a first inning grand slam and Ryan Zimmerman added a two-run shot as the Nationals topped the Mets. New York got home runs from Michael Conforto and Neil Walker. Zack Wheeler allowed the Murphy slam, then closed his start with six scoreless innings. Max Scherzer got the win, working eight innings.
04/23/17 9:00 pmThey finished the week with another win on the road and extended their division lead, so it's no secret that the loaded Astros are off to a great start as one of the best teams in baseball in the early part of 2017. As is often the case in today's game, a terrific bullpen is a large part of the reason.
04/23/17 9:00 pmIt's one of the biggest rivalries in baseball that's always full of intrigue. The Dodgers and Giants square off for the first time this season.
04/23/17 8:18 pmYou know it's going to be a good week when Dodgers-Giants and Yankees-Red Sox are on the schedule.
04/23/17 8:05 pmRabbit causes delay at Minor League game in Iowa
04/23/17 8:03 pmMets slugger Yoenis Cespedes was able to take batting practice Sunday for the first time since incurring a hamstring strain.
04/23/17 7:50 pmIt's officially not early anymore, baseball fans. Once the week ahead comes to a close, we'll bid adieu to the first month of the Major League season.
04/23/17 7:28 pmIt seems like every time he takes the mound, Kolby Allard keeps showing why the Braves drafted him No. 14 overall two years ago. Allard is among Sunday's top prospect performers.
04/23/17 6:45 pmFlock of seagulls descend upon Oakland fan
04/23/17 6:43 pmYes, these are the Indians the way they were drawn up.
04/23/17 6:31 pmBrandon McCarthy pitched seven innings Sunday, won a game over his former Arizona team, 6-2, restored order for the Dodgers pitching staff and even triggered a six-run inning with a leadoff walk.
04/23/17 6:26 pmOpposing pitchers better get used to seeing Manuel Margot's name atop the Padres' lineup card. If the first three weeks of the season are any indication, it could be there for a long time.
04/23/17 6:22 pmThe Blue Jays needed a win, and some rest for their bullpen, and starting pitcher Marcus Stroman delivered both with a complete-game victory Sunday against the Angels.
04/23/17 6:18 pmThe Dodgers avoided a series sweep Sunday, scoring six runs in the fifth inning of a 6-2 win over the D-backs at Chase Field.
04/23/17 6:08 pmThe Mariners' dormant bats came alive in a big way Sunday, and veteran right-hander Yovani Gallardo made it count with 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball for his first win of the year as Seattle snapped the A's five-game win streak in an 11-1 runaway at the Coliseum.
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Scott Baker March 2, 2011 – The Twins were home yesterday to take on the Red Sox and we were lucky enough to have four tickets right next to the Twins dugout. The Twins lost 5-0 and were never really … Continue reading
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March 10, 2010 – It is all over the news, bad news for Joe Nathan, the Twins, and Twins fans everywhere. Joe Nathan has a torn ligament in his throwing elbow and right now the decision has been made to rest … Continue reading
January 16, 2010 – It has been reported that the San Diego Padres have traded 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff to the Oakland A’s and now the door is quickly closing on any hopes of the Twins getting a major league caliber 3B. … Continue reading
March 18, 2009 – I was out watching the Twins practice on Tuesday and to be honest there was not a lot of the regulars around, most of them had gone on down the road to City of Palms Park to … Continue reading