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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Baseball

Billy Wagner May Have Thrown His Last Major League Pitch

Billy Wagner announced in April that he would retire after the season ended, his 16th in the bigs. After saving 37 games and posting arguably his best season ever, nobody could have figured his career might have ended on such a sour note. Coming in to pitch the bottom of the 10th inning in a…Read More

Chase Utley Faked Hit-by-Pitch and Scored Illegitimate Run

In the same inning that the Phillies busted open Game 2 of the NLDS thanks to a critical error by Jay Bruce, they were also the recipients of a few other nice breaks. Second baseman Chase Utley led off the 7th against flamethrower Aroldis Chapman. Chapman went up and in on Utley on an errant…Read More

‘Year of the Pitcher’ Continues to Hold True in the Postseason

People are calling 2010 the “Year of the Pitcher” in professional baseball.  They’re right.  The regular season saw no-hitters from Edwin Jackson, Matt Garza, and Ubaldo Jimenez and perfect games from Roy Halladay and Dallas Braden.  Several others, most notably Armando Gallaraga who was hosed by the ump, came unbelievably close. Cliff Lee kicked off…Read More

Ranking the MLB Playoff Starting Pitchers

You’re probably familiar with the old baseball saying “good pitching stops good hitting.” The reason you’ve heard it is because it’s true — the best pitchers can shut down any offense when they’re on. Just look at Roy Halladay who no-hit the NL’s best offense in Game 1 of the NLDS. With that performance in…Read More

Rays Burned After Controversial Michael Young Check Swing

If the Buster Posey stolen base was the controversy of Game 1 between the Braves and Giants, then Michael Young’s check swing was the equivalent in the Rays/Rangers ALDS. Young was up with men on first and second in the 5th inning and facing reliever Chad Qualls. Young had two strikes on him and appeared…Read More

Controversy: Buster Posey Was Out at Second on Stolen Base (Picture)

It wouldn’t be the MLB Playoffs it there weren’t lots of controversies. From the ball to right field caught by Greg Golson but called a hit for the Twins to Michael Young’s check swing, we’ve already had our share of bad calls by the umpires. Perhaps the most controversial play was Buster Posey’s stolen base…Read More

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