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When Mike Cameron homered in the eighth and ninth innings during the Florida Marlins 7-5 victory over the Washington Nationals, it gave him sole possession of a unique record. Cameron is the first player in major-league history with a multiple-home run … Continue reading
Somehow you knew St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols was looking forward to Friday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, here are the amazing facts: 1) he was facing the National League team against which … Continue reading
One of my favorite aspects of baseball is the way we dice and slice all sorts of individual and team statistics. Tuesday night Fox Sports Midwest noted the St. Louis Cardinals haven’t stolen a base since June 9 against the Houston Astros. … Continue reading
When the Toronto Blue Jays rallied from a 4-0 deficit to defeat Cliff Lee and the Philadelphia Phillies, it not only snapped Lee’s streak of 34 consecutive scoreless innings, but also marked the first time that Lee had lost a game in … Continue reading
The Detroit Tigers Justin Verlander extended his incredible run with eight shutout innings and 14 strikeouts leading the Tigers to a 6-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Verlander has won his last six starts, allowing a total of four runs and 35 … Continue reading
Even the introduction of the humidor in 2002, hasn’t stopped the never-say-die attitude of the Colorado Rockies. Led by Troy Tulowitzki’s four RBI, the Rox defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 9-7, Thursday night after trailing by four runs in the … Continue reading
Believe it or not, it IS possible to get four outs in one inning. Here’s the short version of the story: With one out in the top of the third inning of Sunday’s game with University of Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns, … Continue reading
Answering casual baseball “fans” biggest complaint — that America’s pasttime moves too slowly, college baseball may have cracked the code. Last summer, NCAA Baseball Rules Committee enacted new rules that limit time between innings and pitches. According to Jeff Sackmann and Kent Bonham, … Continue reading
In the “How Did These Teams Crash & Burn?” series, St. Louis Cardinals’ right-hander Chris Carpenter threw his first complete game of the season in the Redbirds 6-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies. According to Elias Sports Bureau, Carp (16-9) tied the … Continue reading
It was a strange night in St. Petersburg, Florida Wednesday for the Tampa Bay Rays’ last regular season home game in 2010. First, the night after the Rays clinched its second playoff spot in three years, the team GAVE AWAY 20,000 tickets … Continue reading
The St. Louis Cardinals announced today in a press release that pitcher Adam Wainwright will skip his next scheduled start for precautionary reasons due to a right forearm muscle strain. Wainwright’s Cy Young-caliber 2010 season is likely concluded. Wainwright ranks … Continue reading
Marc Rzepczynski notched eight consecutive outs by strikeouts Monday leading the Toronto Blue Jays to a 7-5 victory over the New York Yankees. The loss kept New York’s magic number to clinch a playoff spot at 1. The Jays left-hander tallied nine Ks … Continue reading
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
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