July 29, 2008 |
The Atlanta Braves put Chipper Jones and Tim Hudson on the 15-day disabled list, a setback for a team trying to revive its fading hopes in the NL East. General manager Frank Wren sounded as if the Braves will go into Thursday's deadline looking to acquire players who can help the team in 2009 and beyond. First baseman Mark Teixeira, in the final year of his contract and determined to test free agency, is the most likely to be dealt. "The reality of the way things have gone recently and the number of injuries we're battling, I think it paints a pretty clear picture of what we should do and what we need to do," Wren said during a 12-3 loss to visiting St. Louis, which got three RBI from Albert Pujols.
May 30, 2010 |
There was no shame in the Marlins clubhouse. "Look who's pitching," Florida rightfielder Cody Ross told reporters. "It's Roy Halladay. He's the best pitcher in baseball. It's not embarrassing. He's a Cy Young award winner. He did exactly what he needed to do tonight. He executed every pitch it seemed like. " Halladay's complete game was the second thrown this season - Oakland's Dallas Braden also did it 20 days earlier. He did it with relative ease as the Marlins had few hard-hit balls off Halladay.
April 23, 2010 |
Ryan Braun, Jim Edmonds and the Milwaukee Brewers went totally batty. The visiting Brew Crew piled up 25 hits yesterday and trounced Pittsburgh, 20-0, handing the Pirates the most lopsided loss in their 124-year history. "It was fun and it was special," said Braun, who homered, doubled, singled and drove in five runs. "This game is really so much about failure, particularly as a hitter, that you rarely get a day where everyone is enjoying so much success at the same time. "I've never been involved in a game like this and I likely never will be again.
July 20, 2008 |
Hard times away from home San Diego Padres pitcher and former Phillie Randy Wolf, making his first appearance in St. Louis since Aug. 16, 1999, took the loss in yesterday's 6-5 defeat and is now 6-10. This season, the lefthander has had little success away from pitcher-friendly Petco Park, going 1-5 with a 6.63 ERA on the road. The Padres are 1-9 in his 10 road starts. Wolf, who left the Phillies after the 2006 season and signed with the Dodgers as a free agent, was 9-6 with a 4.73 ERA in 18 starts for Los Angeles last year.
July 3, 2008 |
A rain delay was worth the wait for Alfredo Amezaga and the Florida Marlins. Amezaga hit a go-ahead, two-run home run in seventh inning when play resumed after a 1 1/2-hour delay, and the Marlins beat the visiting Washington Nationals, 4-2, yesterday. It was only the second home run of the season for Amezaga, who has 11 in 1,106 career at-bats. "When I hit a home run, I don t even know how to act, because I m not used to hitting home runs and guys are not used to seeing home runs from me," Amezaga said.
September 9, 2009 |
Aramis Ramirez, Geovany Soto and Kosuke Fukudome had two-run hits in a record-tying first inning and the Chicago Cubs handed the hapless Pittsburgh Pirates their 11th loss in 12 games, 9-4. Chicago tied a major league record with eight consecutive hits to start the game, scoring seven runs before the home team came to bat. No team had done so in 19 years, since the New York Yankees did it against the Baltimore Orioles on Sept. 25, 1990. Micah Hoffpauir hit his ninth homer and Jeff Baker went 3-for-4 for the Cubs, who have won three of four in their quest to stay in the NL wild-card race.
September 11, 2009 |
Nick Johnson drove in four runs and the visiting Florida Marlins beat the listless New York Mets, 13-4, last night to gain ground on the National League East-leading Phillies. Hanley Ramirez and Cody Ross each had three hits and two RBI for the Marlins, who completed their first sweep of the Mets since taking four straight Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2004, in New York. Dan Uggla hit his 27th homer in the third inning. Florida has enjoyed its September trips to New York the last couple of years.
August 11, 2009 |
Rick VandenHurk pitched five effective innings, five Florida players had at least one RBI and the Marlins beat the visiting Houston Astros, 8-6, last night for their fourth straight win. John Baker had two RBI, and NL batting leader Hanley Ramirez had two singles and an RBI to help chase starter Brian Moehler (7-8) after five innings. Florida moved within 3 1/2 games of the idle Phillies for the NL East lead. VandenHurk (2-1) struck out four and allowed two runs and five hits.
April 30, 2009 |
That new Mets bullpen was no help for Johan Santana yesterday. Cody Ross hit a two-run single off J.J. Putz in the eighth inning, Jorge Cantu cracked his third homer in two games and the visiting Florida Marlins rallied for a 4-3 victory over New York. "We were happy to squeeze one out. The ninth inning is always different, but we got out of it," Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez said. Matt Lindstrom escaped a bases-loaded jam by getting pinch-hitter Omir Santos on a game-ending popup.
July 20, 2006 |
Barry Bonds' personal trainer was set to be released from prison today, his attorney said, the same day the term of the grand jury investigating the baseball star was to expire. It was unclear if Greg Anderson's expected release would have any bearing on whether indictments were handed up against Bonds. He is being investigated for possible perjury and tax evasion. Attorney Mark Geragos told the Associated Press late last night that he was certain Anderson would be released from jail at noon today.