June 27, 2010
The Red Sox aren't expecting Josh Beckett back until late July. He's not expected to face hitters until July 1, and manager Terry Francona says Beckett will need three rehab starts. … Interim Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez is the first major league manager from Puerto Rico, a distinction that would have gone to the White Sox's Joey Cora if he had been hired by any of the teams with which he has interviewed. … One of Kerry Wood's problems with the Indians has been a lack of work.
December 27, 2009
Javier Vazquez's return to New York brings with it a certain amount of intrigue. But it also underscores this point: The Yankees again will be the team to beat in 2010. Good teams start with good starting pitching. And after trading for Vazquez and re-signing Andy Pettitte , the Yankees have more of it than any American League team. The group of CC Sabathia , A.J. Burnett , Pettitte and Vazquez matches up with the Giants' top-heavy rotation led by Tim Lincecum , which last season held hitters to a .234 average and struck out 8.2 per nine innings.
September 4, 2005
BATTING LINE OF THE DAY Henry Blanco, Cubs C AB R H RBI HR 5 3 3 1 1 PITCHING LINE OF THE DAY Aaron Small, Yankees IP H R BB SO 9 5 0 2 3 WHO'S HOT Chris Carpenter of the Cardinals is the first NL pitcher with 10 straight road victories since Bob Gibson won 12 in a row in 1970. WHO'S NOT The A's have been shut out an AL-worst 11 times this season and have lost three of four overall, scoring just one run in the losses.
April 1, 2005
Although he hasn't revealed it publicly, Orioles manager Lee Mazzilli said before last night's game that he had already made up his mind as to who would be his fifth starter. For Rick Bauer, that could be a good thing. A leading candidate for the final rotation spot, Bauer gave up five runs and seven hits in four innings yesterday as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Orioles, 5-1. The Cardinals scored all five runs against Bauer in the third, sending 10 batters to the plate. He gave up two walks, four singles and a double in the inning.
August 3, 2002
Opponent:Toronto Blue Jays Site:SkyDome, Toronto Time:4:05 p.m. TV/Radio:Ch. 13/WBAL (1090 AM) Starters: Orioles' Travis Driskill (6-5, 4.89) vs. Blue Jays' Chris Carpenter (4-2, 4.40)