Of the many current injuries in Major League Baseball, a number of them might have been avoided with a slower progression back to the field. Others appear to be exacerbations waiting to happen.
In a season with two extra playoff teams and a great deal of parity, virtually every franchise has hope heading into the season’s second half. That’s why you should care about Tuesday’s Midsummer Classic.
The Texas Rangers have leaped upon the void left by the death of George Steinbrenner and are setting the standard for American League excellence.
C.J. Wilson may be the most talented starter on the free agent market but the Yankees should turn to other targets if his salary demands are too high.
The absurdity of Game 5 of the World Series will probably dwarf “Errorgate” of Game 2 of the World Series if the Cardinals, now down 3-2 to Texas in the 2011 World Series, do not come back to win it all. Let’s take a look at the issues.
Texas has a 3-games-to-2 lead in a best-of-7 series for the third time in the franchise’s four best-of-7 series. In the previous two occurrences, the Rangers clinched in Game 6.
Mike Napoli hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the eighth inning against Marc Rzepczynski, and the Texas Rangers rallied from a two-run deficit to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 on Monday night and take a 3-2 World Series lead.
On Sunday night, Derek Holland kept Albert Pujols in the ballpark — and the Texas Rangers in this World Series.
Albert Pujols joined elite World Series company by hitting three home runs in a World Series game. Pujols equaled Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson in the Cardinals’ 16-7 Game 3 victory over the Rangers.