November 16, 2014 |
In strictly baseball terms, Scott Schoeneweis has traveled a long and winding road since leaving Lenape High School. But that's not the half of it. Schoeneweis will be inducted into the Hot Stovers Baseball Club of South Jersey Hall of Fame on Nov. 29 in well-deserved recognition of a pitching career marked by dominance in high school and at Duke University and a lengthy stay in the major leagues. "It will be a walk down memory lane," Schoeneweis, who lives in the Phoenix area, said of his return to South Jersey.
November 17, 2015 |
FROM THE TIME he stepped into Citizens Bank Park for the first time with his new job title - and a perfectly placed Phillies "P" pin on his suit jacket - general manager Matt Klentak said adding pitching to his new team would be a priority. It would be the focus this winter and beyond, he said. "If you can pitch, you have a chance," Klentak said on Oct. 26, the day he was hired, referencing the World Series-bound New York Mets. "That will absolutely become an organizational focus for us. To add pitching at every turn.
May 1, 2000 |
Randy Johnson doesn't really care about milestones, statistics or his place in history. Not even the biggies awe him. That's OK. The rest of the Arizona Diamondbacks are impressed enough by what he's doing to make up for him. "I don't think anybody assumes to take lightly what he's able to do," Arizona manager Buck Showalter said. "Guys like him don't come your way very often. " Only twice before in modern baseball history, to be exact. Johnson became just the third pitcher to win six games in April, striking out 11 and giving up five hits over seven innings yesterday as the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs, 6-0. The 1999 NL Cy Young winner also won his last three decisions last year, giving him a nine-game winning streak.
December 23, 2012 |
Outfielder Cody Ross and the Arizona Diamondbacks agreed Saturday to a three-year, $26 million contract with a club option for 2016. Ross, who turns 32 on Sunday, batted .267 with 22 home runs and 81 RBIs last season with the Boston Red Sox. The deal gives Arizona four veteran outfielders - Ross, Justin Upton, Gerardo Parra, and Jason Kubel. He was claimed off waivers by San Francisco in August 2010 and was the MVP of that year's NL Championship Series, when he hit .350 with three home runs and five RBIs against the Phillies.
November 16, 2014
Mariners star Robinson Cano is expected to miss three to four weeks after breaking a toe during the Major League Baseball All-Stars tour of Japan. Seattle said Saturday that Cano will not need a cast and that the injury will heal with rest. He will likely be able to resume baseball activities in mid-December. The second baseman was hit by a pitch on the right foot during a 4-0 loss in Tokyo on Saturday. X-rays revealed a fracture in his small toe. Cano signed a $240 million, 10-year contract with the Mariners before last season.
May 14, 2013 |
PHOENIX - Seven innings of two-run baseball on Sunday lowered Kyle Kendrick's ERA to 2.47. That mark ranks 10th in the National League. Every five days, he is making his case as one of the league's best pitchers. Has it sunk in yet? "No," Kendrick said after a 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. "I was talking to Roy [Halladay] the other day in the outfield about when you're going like that, you don't think about it. You just move on. Like tomorrow, I'm going to get ready for my next start.
August 16, 2012 |
JAY BRUCE HIT a three-run homer in the ninth inning and the Cincinnati Reds won their fourth game in a row, beating the New York Mets, 3-0, Tuesday night. The NL Central leaders and the Mets were a combined 0-for-18 with runners in scoring position before Bruce connected with no outs. Brandon Phillips drew a leadoff walk in the ninth from Manny Acosta (1-3), New York's fifth pitcher. Ryan Ludwick followed with single that sent Phillips to second. Lefthanded reliever Josh Edgin came in to face the lefty-hitting Bruce, who sent a drive into the leftfield seats at Great American Ball Park.
May 4, 2004 |
Praise the off day. Phillies relief pitchers had a chance to rest yesterday after a 14-inning victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday, and after a busy week in which they threw 27 1/3 innings in just six days. Phillies manager Larry Bowa said Sunday that the Phillies might need 12 pitchers on their upcoming 10-game, 11-day road trip through Arizona, San Francisco and Colorado because Bank One Ballpark and Coors Field are hitter's parks and because the Phillies haven't received enough innings from starters Brett Myers and Vicente Padilla.
May 7, 1998 |
The next two-sport star? Phillies shortstop Desi Relaford might rate consideration. Relaford turned in perhaps his most spectacular defensive play of the season in the ninth inning of yesterday's 7-6, 10-inning victory over Colorado. Racing into short left-centerfield on a sinking fly off the bat of Ellis Burks, Relaford dived and, fully extended, caught the ball just before it bounced off the Veterans Stadium turf. He then scrambled to his feet and threw to first base to double up Mike Lansing, who had rounded second in the expectation that the ball would drop for a hit. The highlight-reel play couldn't have come at a better time; not only did the Rockies, who were leading, 6-5, fail to add a crucial insurance run; they gave up a tying run in the home half of the ninth before the Phillies won in the 10th.
May 10, 2001 |
When it comes to records, there is no room in baseball for common sense. On Tuesday night against Cincinnati, in one of baseball's most magnificent performances, Randy Johnson became the third pitcher in major league history to strike out 20 in nine innings. Roger Clemens did it twice, Kerry Wood once. Yet Johnson won't share the record because the game didn't end until the 11th. To his misfortune, his Arizona teammates couldn't score more than a run for him, and he left after nine innings in a 1-1 tie. The Elias Sports Bureau is the official recordkeeper of the game.