May 1, 2014 |
OFFICIALLY, Cole Hamels' night lasted into the fifth inning. But it looked very much over seven batters into the fourth. That was when he issued his third walk of the frame, this one with the bases loaded, to Mets starting Jon Niese. All told, it took Hamels 37 pitches to finish the fourth inning, and while the Mets managed to milk just two runs out of it, the effects were lasting. New York added three more runs in the fifth inning, and Roberto Hernandez trotted in from the Phillies' bullpen to face Niese.
March 1, 2014
Colorado Rockies pitcher Jayson Aquino was taken to a hospital for tests after being hit in the head by a line drive during an intrasquad game Thursday. The lefthander didn't go down and was able to walk off the field after Rafael Ynoa's liner hit him just above the ear. Asked whether Aquino may have suffered a concussion, manager Walt Weiss called it a "possibility. " Niese MRI: No problems The New York Mets said an MRI on pitcher Jon Niese's ailing left shoulder did not show any major problems.
July 3, 2012
Citi Field, New York. Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. RHP Vance Worley (4-4, 2.92 ERA) vs. New York LHP Jon Niese (6-3, 3.55) Wednesday at 1:10 p.m. LHP Cliff Lee (0-5, 4.13) vs. RHP Chris Young (2-1, 3.30) Thursday at 7:10 p.m. LHP Cole Hamels (10-4, 3.08) vs. RHP R.A. Dickey (12-1, 2.15)
February 24, 2012 |
QUICK, SOMEONE tell the Tampa Bay Rays that giveaway days are supposed to attract fans, not scare them away. On June 29, those who attend the Rays game against the visiting Tigers will receive something called a Zim Bear. As you can see by the photo, it's a terrifying hybrid between a teddy bear and 81-year-old Rays assistant coach Don Zimmer. If they give this thing out, they will need to make trauma counselors available in the concourse. Hell, it would even scare Pedro Martinez.