On April 6th, 2009, Francisco Rodriguez made his Mets’ debut and recorded his first NL save with a 1-2-3 9th inning against the Reds. Since then, 1-2-3 innings have not been exactly the norm for the Mets’ closer.
Tim Lincecum showed up and mowed down Steve’s Metropolitans, who lost with a whimper on Wednesday, 2-0. Meanwhile, in Detroit, Derek Jeter left early and the Yankees managed to lay an egg against the Tigers.
Tim Lincecum struck out 12 to surpass Christy Mathewson for most double-digit strikeout games in Giants history, lifting San Francisco over the New York Mets 2-0 on Wednesday night.
Josh Thole not only killed the Mets’ ninth-inning rally on Tuesday night, but he also had a nightmarish game behind the plate. All that considered, manager Terry Collins may give Ronny Paulino a chance to contribute behind the dish.
Bud Selig prides himself on being a student of history. In two judgments last week, though, baseball’s long-serving steward reminded us he can be a fan of selective memory, too, so long as it suits his purpose.
Last week, Derek Jeter was voted New York’s all-time favorite athlete in a Siena College poll. This week,the shortstop has been crowned king of MLB jersey sales.
Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies has unanimously won the NL Cy Young Award, making him the fifth pitcher to earn the honor in both leagues.
Name four players on the Giants. Neither can I. They have a longhaired prodigy who spins Wiffle balls to home plate and a lumberjack closer whose beard bogarts his face like wild black weeds.
Before his team lost in Game 5 of the World Series to the San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers owner Chuck Greenberg made some comments about his experience at Yankee Stadium during the ALCS.
Everything that carried the Texas Rangers into the World Series fizzled against the San Francisco Giants. The best pitcher. The big batters. Nothing seemed to work when it mattered most.
The prize that eluded Willie and Barry at long last belongs to the San Francisco Giants, thanks to a band of self-described castoffs and misfits and their shaggy-haired ace.
To extend their first World Series, the Rangers need ace left-hander Cliff Lee to make the most of his second chance in Game 5 on Monday night in a rematch against Tim Lincecum.
Aubrey Huff remembers going to about 100 Texas Rangers game at this ballpark and its predecessor, rooting for Nolan Ryan to strike everyone out and for Juan Gonzalez to launch homers into the cheap seats.
Texas became the first World Series team in six years to have four errors in a game, including two by Vladimir Guerrero in right field.
The San Francisco Giants turned the World Series opener into an extra long round of batting practice — against Cliff Lee and the Texas Rangers, winning 11-7 on Wednesday night.