May 4, 2009
Tonight at 8:15 RHP Joe Blanton (0-2, 8.41 ERA) vs. St. Louis RHP Kyle Lohse (3-0, 1.97). Tomorrow at 8:15 p.m. RHP Brett Myers (1-2, 4.83) vs. St. Louis RHP Adam Wainwright (3-0, 2.76).
September 13, 2010
The Nationals are 6-6 against the Braves this season, but they are pitching somebody named Yunesky Maya against Derek Lowe in the series opener. The Braves had better take advantage of their three home games against the Nats, because they will be followed by a nine-game road trip to New York, Philadelphia, and Washington. The Braves are 31-41 on the road this season, including 7-11 against those three NL East teams. The Reds are pulling away from the Cardinals, and it appears they will be the first National League team to clinch a division title.
June 21, 2011 |
8:15, Busch Stadium, St. Louis. TV: Channel 17. Radio: WPHT (1210-AM); WUBA (1480-AM) Spanish. Pitching matchup: RHP Roy Halladay (9-3, 2.56) at RHP Kyle McClellan (6-3, 3.96) HALLADAY vs. CARDINALS: This is Halladay's first start against St. Louis this season. He faced them once last season, allowing two runs in seven innings of a 7-2 win at Citizens Bank Park. Halladay took a no decision in the Phillies' come-from-behind win over the Marlins last Wednesday. He'll get his second crack at reaching double digits in wins tonight.
September 3, 2010
Now it can be told: Astros owner Drayton McLane told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch he knew Roy Oswalt wanted to be traded to the Cardinals and wouldn't have stopped a deal. "That was not a roadblock," he said. "I think [trading within the division] used to be something you avoided. That's not how I viewed it. It just never really materialized. " The Phillies, obviously, are pleased that the Cardinals came up short. WAR games: Wins Above Replacement is a sabermetric tool developed by Sean Smith of BaseballProjection.
August 12, 2010
THE STORY circulating the Internet about Corey Fisher's 105 points in a summer-league game actually appears to be true. Fisher, it seems, put up the triple figures on Saturday at the Watson Gleason Playground in the Bronx, Fisher's 'hood. Silly us for doubting the Internet. A spokesman at Villanova was unable to reach Fisher for comment for us, but coach Jay Wright talked to him yesterday and shared a portion of the conversation with Daily News sports writer Bob Cooney.
March 17, 2011 |
Atlanta Braves minor league manager Luis Salazar has lost an eye after he was struck in the face by a line drive while watching a spring training game. Braves general manager Frank Wren said yesterday that doctors were unable to save Salazar's left eye after the accident March 9. The former major league player is otherwise recovering from his injuries and expects to manage Lynchburg of the Class A Carolina League this season. Salazar, 54, was standing against the railing on the top step of the dugout during a game between the Braves and St. Louis Cardinals when Brian McCann fouled a ball in his direction.
March 29, 2013 |
The Mets say Johan Santana has injured his left shoulder again and likely will need surgery and miss the 2013 season. The two-time Cy Young Award winner missed the 2011 season following shoulder surgery in September 2010, then returned last year and pitched the first no-hitter in the team's history. He hasn't pitched in an exhibition game this year because of arm weakness. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Thursday that an MRI in New York a day earlier showed a "probable" re-tear of Santana's left shoulder capsule.
April 13, 2010 |
Tony who? Mark McGwire drew a standing ovation before the Cardinals' home opener Monday, as the fans of St. Louis made it clear that his admitted steroid use is a distant memory. McGwire, the Cards' new hitting coach, rode in the back of a dark blue flatbed truck around the warning track in the team's annual procession. Cheers for the big slugger dwarfed the response for manager Tony La Russa. After jumping down from the truck, McGwire shook hands with the greatest Red Bird of them all - Hall of Famer Stan Musial, who still made it to opening day at the age of 89. In the company of aces How good is Roy Halladay?
May 10, 2007 |
Two old friends had their fun, then got down to business. This could have been John Smoltz and Greg Maddux in the prime of their brilliant careers when they were Atlanta Braves teammates, not opponents. Smoltz got the best of Maddux in their first head-to-head matchup since 1992, earning the win when the Braves rallied for two runs in the seventh inning to beat the visiting San Diego Padres, 3-2, last night. Both pitchers - with 533 wins and five Cy Young Awards between them - were eager to get the best of the other after spending 11 years as teammates.