Monthly Archives: September 2010

Yankees’ Vasquez Beans 3 Rays’ Batters in a Row to Tie MLB Record

Javy Vasquez tied a major league record last night by hitting three consecutive batters. The New York Yankees’ right-hander is now one of only eight pitchers to ever accomplish such an illustrious feat. Needless to say, the Bronx faithful were not … Continue reading

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Uribe Hits Two Dingers in 2nd Inning; Giants Set Modern-Era Pitching Mark

Yesterday, I covered the San Francisco Giants’ pitching staff tying the modern-era record for 16 consecutive games for giving up three runs or less. Wednesday night, the Giants made it 17 in a row after a 13-0 whitewashing of the Chicago Cubs at … Continue reading

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Jimenez Snakebitten as 2 Impressive Streaks End

Ubaldo Jimenez had two long streaks stopped Wednesday night by those pesky Arizona Diamondbacks. The Colorado Rockies’ hard-throwing righthander gave up home runs to shortstop Stephen Drew and first baseman Adam LaRoche, ending his run of 84 consecutive starts without allowing more than … Continue reading

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Giants Tie Live-Ball Era Pitching Record, But Offense Can’t Keep Up

Even though the San Francisco Giants only gave up a pair of runs to the Chicago Cubs, they still lost 2-0 Wednesday night at Wrigley Field. As a result, the Giants’ ace pitching staff matched the live-ball era (since 1920) record for surrendering less than … Continue reading

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White Sox Starters Can’t Get A Win — Set Franchise Record

It’s bad enough the Chicago White Sox lost their eight straight game Tuesday night to hand the AL Central crown to the Minnesota Twins. Even worse, the 7-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics marked the 16th consecutive game the ChiSox failed to get their starting pitcher … Continue reading

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Columbus Clippers Pummel Tacoma Rainiers to Win Triple-A Championship

The International League champion Columbus Clippers ended the Minor League Baseball season by breezing to another easy postseason win in the Triple-A National Championship Game. Leftfielder Jerad Head went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and four RBI to lead … Continue reading

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Twins’ Reliever Puts a ‘Capps’ on AL Central and Record

Matt Capps pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning to wrap up the Twins’ 6-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians for his 15th save since he was acquired from the Washington Nationals on July 29. Most importantly, the Twins’ win, before another sell-out crowd at Target … Continue reading

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Yankees Facing Garza: A Sure Bet

The New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday, giving the Bronx Bombers wins in each of the last nine games that Matt Garza has started against them. The Rays’ righthander has been handed losses in two of three in which … Continue reading

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Braves’ Diaz Saves “Idiot” Phillies Fan From Getting Tased

Forget that the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 3-1 Monday night to extend their in the NL East to four games. Check out the video below and you’ll see the real story happened in the seventh inning when Braves left … Continue reading

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Marlins Set 2 Franchise Records as Volstad Makes Quick Work of Pathetic Cardinals

Chris Volstad surrendered only five hits in a complete-game shutout of the St. Louis Cardinals Monday afternoon. The game, which was a make-up of a rainout on August 8, clocked in at 1 hour and 52 minutes, beating the old … Continue reading

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White Sox: Consecutive Brooms First in 21 Years

Even though it’s a hallow victory, the Chicago Cubs are suddenly road warriors, winning six straight, including their first sweep of the Cardinals in St. Louis since 1988. Now the Wrigley Field-attending masochists have even more to cheer about in September. … Continue reading

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Shattered Bat Puts a Stake in Cubs’ Colvin’s Season

Even as they ride their longest winning streak in more than two years, the Chicago Cubs are their own worst enemy. Case in point: Cubs rightfielder Tyler Colvin is in stable condition at a Miami hospital after he was hit in … Continue reading

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Jim Leyland Manages 3000th Game

Congratulations to Jim Leyland who became just the 18th manager to work 3000 games Sunday night, as his Detroit Tigers swept the Chicago White Sox at US Cellular Field 9-7 in 11 innings. Leyland’s first big league managerial job was … Continue reading

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Marlins Tie Franchise Record As Cubs Walk All Over Them

The Florida Marlins surrendered 12 walks to the Chicago Cubs, including three with the bases loaded, tying a franchise record for a nine-inning game set October 5, 2001 against the Atlanta Braves. The small bears squished the fish 13-3, sweeping the three-game series to … Continue reading

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Amazing Mets: 12 Grand Slams Surrendered; 0 Hit in 2010

Derrick Lee greeted New York Mets’ reliever Manny Acosta with his 11th career slam with two outs in the seventh inning, leading the Atlanta Braves to a big 6-3 victory Sunday afternoon. The Amazings have surrendered a major league-leading 12 slams … Continue reading

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