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  • first-time selection
    Pollock named to NL All-Star squad
    When a team finishes with the worst record in the majors, expectation for recognition is not very good.And, if the team functions in what is considered a “small market,” the odds are greater that players, worthy of celebration, will be...
  • Filling in nicely
    Suarez helps Reds stay perfect against Nationals
    The Cincinnati Reds shook off a rough weekend at home and used a Eugenio Suarez home run in the eighth to up the Nationals in Washington D.C. on Monday, 3-2.Anthony DeSclafani failed to make it out of the sixth inning, but did contribute with his...
  • Nolan Arenado and DJ LeMahieu
    Colorado's Arenado, LeMahieu named as National League All-Stars
    After watching the starters to this year’s All-Star Game named through an online popularity contest, Nolan Arenado and DJ LeMahieu earned perhaps the greatest Midsummer Classic honor of all … being named All-Stars after a vote of...
  • Chris Heston
    SF Giants-New York Mets preview and lineups
    SAN FRANCISCO---After a painful 0-6 East Coast road trip, the San Francisco Giants return home to face another East Coast foe, the New York Mets. Not since the team went 0-8 from April 10-17 have they been in such a skid.Looking to turn the tide,...
  • Starting it off
    Frazier named a starter for 2015 All-Star Game
    The push to get at least one Cincinnati Red into the starting lineup of this year's All-Star Game at Great American Ballpark has paid off as rosters were announced Sunday with Todd Frazier making the cut.Frazier was trailing every week of...
  • Kansas City Royals
    Royals continue to dominate in AL standings
    With the All-Star Game just a couple of weeks away, it's time to take a look at the first set of weekly MLB standings for this season. If you've been a loyal reader, you know these standings typically get released after the weekend finale...
  • starts for second straight eyar
    Diamondbacks fail to sweep Rockies: Goldschmidt starts in All-Star Game
    Elusive.Enduring more than a dozen opportunities this season, the Diamondbacks have failed to reach the .500 level. While the club remains competitive, and in a possible National League West-division conversation, that defining line between...
  • batting average increasing
    Hale utilizing "small ball" to advantage
    As the baseball season evolved, the top of the Diamondbacks batting order emerged as a lethal group.With the fleet Ender Inciarte as the principal “table-setters,” manager Chip Hale then positioned A. J. Pollock, worthy of All-Star...
  • successful return
    After Tommy John surgery, Corbin has a triumphant return
    Check all the boxes, Patrick Corbin.In his return from Tommy John surgery and starting his first major league game in nearly two years, Corbin did not lose a beat from his All-Star season of two years ago.To every concern and at every level,...
  • joins 25-man roster
    Diamondbacks decide to go with three catchers
    To keep a player whom they coveted, the Diamondbacks are willing to be more patient than usual.With regard to decision-makers within the organization, the Diamondbacks are convinced catcher Oscar Hernandez is the catcher of the future but, at ths...
  • 070415 - Miguel Cabrera
    Miguel Cabrera sidelined for six weeks
    The Detroit Tigers got a big piece of bad news during the 4th of July holiday weekend. First baseman Miguel Cabrera has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with what is diagnosed as a Grade 3 left calf strain. Jason Beck of MLB.com first broke...
  • A's take down the King on the 4th of July
    A's take down the King on the 4th of July
    Felix Hernandez is the King. Long live the King—except on the 4th of July: The Oakland Athletics beat Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners today at the O.co Coliseum, 2-0, to take the third game of a four-game series between the two American...
  • :A day to remember
    Yankees connect with children of fallen heroes
    New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley had a good day, picking up a hit and a run scored in the Bronx Bombers' 4-3 victory Saturday over the Tampa Bay Rays. He was also able to pick up two "biggest fans."Spending time with the...
  • Carlos Gonzalez against the San Francisco Giants
    Thoughts on the good and bad of the Colorado Rockies season so far
    I recently had the chance to sit down with Drew Creasman, a regular contributor to Purple Row, one of the best and most informative sites on the Web about the Colorado Rockies (be sure to check it out by clicking here). Drew and I have watched...
  • fifth career walk-off hit
    Pennington's game-winner gives Diamondbacks walk-off victory
    Walk-off game-winners and Cliff Pennington have become great friends.In his eight-year major league career, Pennington delivered the winning run during his team’s last at-bat five times. The latest came Friday night when the veteran...
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