Soriano’s mighty stick and megawatt smile have lifted the gloomy mood in the Bronx.
Manager Mike Scioscia commented that Pujols is tolerating the pain enough to not miss a start, and he continues to produce at the plate. Yes, but he also commented that, as the season progresses, Pujols’ condition is worsening. Here we go again.
When Jered Weaver limped off the mound after 12 pitches with lower back pain, the Yankees had an unexpected opportunity to face the Angels without their ace. But Phil Hughes and the New York bullpen just couldn’t get enough people out.
Neil Keefe has the second installment of “Thursday Thoughts” with the Yankees playing .500 baseball and the Rangers needing to win the biggest game of the season on Saturday night.
The Red Sox’s forthcoming decision to fire manager Terry Francona makes little sense given his involvement in the franchise’s successes and managerial overall record. I can’t imagine who could fill the shoes of one the game’s best.
Ron Roenicke showed he can win as a fill-in manager. Now he gets a chance to do it every day.
The decade-plus torrent of home runs slowed this year as major league pitchers enjoyed their most dominant season since before the Steroids Era.