Quiet, reserved and understated during nearly a quarter-century in a sport that took him from Panama to the pantheon of pinstriped pitchers, Rivera was honored with that rarest of baseball tributes — a solo bow.
“Harvey was as advertised tonight,” Ventura said after the game. “He was as dominant as anyone they’ve seen. He’s (Justin) Verlander-like — he has velocity, movement and his presence is as good as advertised.”
CC Sabathia put in a strong seven-inning outing as the Yankees shut out the Tigers at Comerica Park.
Overall, the Tigers should be very satisfied with hanging onto Verlander for at least another five years. Although the price tag was high, he is a vital contributor to the team’s success.
If you’re fantasy baseball draft hasn’t happened already, it’s going to be happening soon. Here’s a look at the top five players at each position.
Valdespin has learned his lesson — and it was a painful, painful lesson indeed.
After tweeting “No body cant stop me (sic),” Valdespin was indeed stopped — by a Justin Verlander fastball to the you-know-what. And he wasn’t wearing a cup.
Coming into the 2012 season, Matt Moore was likely the most-hyped pitching prospect in baseball – not without good reason.
A relatively new statistic that has come up through sabermetrical circles is known as Pitcher Efficiency Average (PEA), which helps compare and rank pitchers based on efficiency.
The Giants took a commanding lead in the World Series last night, going up 3-0 after defeating the Tigers by a score of 2-0 for the second straight game. Here are five things you didn’t know about the game.
Check out these five facts from Game 1 of the World Series that you may not have known.
With three mighty swings, Pablo Sandoval put the San Francisco Giants ahead in this World Series and put himself in a class with Mr. October.
It looks like the World Series will go the distance and seven games for the second straight year.
The Yankees kept their lineup the same as it would have been on Wednesday — with Rodriguez on the bench for the third time in nine postseason games. A-Rod is 3-for-23 with no RBIs in these playoffs.
If New York manages to storm back from a 3-0 series deficit, it won’t be CC Sabathia on the hill for a deciding Game 7. Blame it on the rain.