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  • Former CY Young winner Eric Gagné takes the bump for Aigles
    Former CY Young winner Eric Gagné takes the bump for Aigles
    Last night, 2003 National League CY Young winner, Eric Gagné took the hill for the Can-AM League's Trois-Riviéres Aigles. This was the first time he's toed the rubber since 2009 when he was a member of Les Capitales de Quebec. Gagne, part...
  • The 1968 Detroit Tigers
    Building toward a title: the Detroit Tigers 1962-67
    The 1961 Tigers won 101 games, but fell victim to the Yankees. New York continued to dominate the American League until the mid-sixties. Meanwhile, the Tigers failed to match their 1961 successuntil 1968. After finishing second in 1961, they did...
  • Sonny's march to Cy Young territory starts tonight against Arizona
    Sonny's march to Cy Young territory starts tonight against Arizona
    At 55-73, the Oakland Athletics don't really have much to play for in the final 34 games of the season, and while they did pull of some big comebacks recently, they also dropped some strange games against the Seattle Mariners this week. You...
  • tough at-bat
    De La Rosa falters: Diamondbacks swept by Cardinals
    Prior to one game earlier this week against the St Louis Cardinals, Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale was asked if he had a “number one” starter. Without hesitation, Hale identified right-hander Rubby De La Rosa as his principal pitcher...
  • Blank Spaces
    Reds have no answer for Greinke
    Zack Greinke shutdown the Reds, 1-0, on Thursday afternoon at Great American Ballpark to help the Dodgers earn the three game sweep of Cincinnati.Greinke (14-3) continued his quest for another Cy Young as he tossed seven innings of shutout...
  • outstanding issue
    Diamondbacks address issues of quality, longevity among pitchers
    For the rest of the current campaign and into the up-coming off-season, Diamondbacks’ decision-makers face two critical issues. In addressing the dynamics of pitching, decisions regarding the search for front-end starters and the ability...
  • best effort of the season
    Corbin turns in solid effort: Diamondbacks drop third straight to Cards
    One bad pitch would have otherwise salvaged a solid performance from starter Patrick Corbin. Then again, the Diamondbacks offense, one of the most potent this season in the majors, did not come to the left-hander’s recuse.The end result was...
  • Jose Reyes hits a two-run triple at Atlanta
    Barnes, Reyes key Colorado's series-clinching win at Atlanta
    It’s been a tough season for the Colorado Rockies, but they’ve found one team this season that can seemingly make them forget about their problems and poor record.Brandon Barnes hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Colorado...
  • complied most wins
    Diamondbacks continue to search for elite starters
    What remains bewildering to most observers is the Diamondbacks’ surprising position near the top of the National League West division. What’s more astonishing is the team’s ability to stay in contention without a clear &ldquo...
  • A's play terribly in series finale against Mariners in Seattle
    A's play terribly in series finale against Mariners in Seattle
    After blowing a 5-0 lead in Tuesday night's loss in Seattle, the Oakland Athletics came out and coughed up four runs in the first inning on Wednesday on their way to an 8-2 loss. While both teams are virtually eliminated from the postseason...
  • quick exit
    Cardinals explode for four in the first, bury Ray
    If Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale expected to get life and distance from starter Robbie Ray Tuesday night, think again. Ray, winless in nearly two months, was barraged from the beginning, and left the Diamondbacks in a vulnerable position against...
  • safety precaution
    Diamondbacks Notebook: Hale favors protection for fans, Marshall returns
    So far, fans in Chase Field have been spared the trauma of being struck from flying bats and hit from foul balls zipped into the stands. In other venues, fans seem to continually subjected to these objects flying around with horrific consequences...
  • Chavez blows 5-0 lead, Oakland loses again by one run
    Chavez blows 5-0 lead, Oakland loses again by one run
    Oakland Athletics Manager Bob Melvin has struggled all season with knowing when to pull his starting pitchers, and at this point of the season, it doesn't matter any more. However, it's quite ridiculous to see the A's blow a five-run...
  • C.C. Sabathia
    C.C. Sabathia placed on the 15-day disabled list, may be lost for the season
    Prior to Monday’s 1-0 walk-off victory over the Houston Astros, the New York Yankees were hit with some bad news. Veteran starter and one-time ace C.C. Sabathia has been placed on the 15-day disabled list."Is it possible that he doesn&...
  • Scribner and the long ball: A season-long problem no one has fixed
    Scribner and the long ball: A season-long problem no one has fixed
    Even though the Oakland Athletics won their game against the Seattle Mariners last night, 11-5, they fell behind early when reliever Evan Scribner coughed up two more home runs and five runs overall in the third inning of the game in relief of...
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