Not many backup catchers in the history of baseball can say they played behind not one, but two Hall of Famers.
Joe Girardi sat in the interview room in Yankee Stadium Sunday with a familiar look of calm on his face. It was the type of look that made you wonder whether he even realized his team was in another sizable hole after dropping the first two games of the American League Championship Series presented by […]
Brad Lidge was selected by the Astros in the first round of the 1998 MLB Draft. He later was part of the only two Houston teams to advance in the postseason out of the 10 that had made it (prior to this season).
For many of the men who inhabit the home clubhouse at Nationals Park, the postseason is a familiar place.
The final day of the first half, July 9, brought a nine-inning kick to the teeth for the Cubs’ teeth and the finishing touch of a three-month-long reminder: As hard as it is to win it all, doing it again is even more difficult.
They’ve been the best team in the National League since the All-Star break, just like they were last season, but the Cubs won’t be everybody’s favorite this October. Not that they really care.
Joe Biagini is still trying to crack the code of starting at the Major League level. He’s flashed the potential of being an efficient workhorse in the back end of the Blue Jays’ rotation, but Saturday’s 5-1 loss to the Yankees will be filed away as another learning experience.
The latest Tigers managerial search to replace Brad Ausmus is expected to be long and wide, and general manager Al Avila says it’ll focus on candidates with experience.
There were not any fans in attendance and the Indians were away in the midst of a six-game West Coast road trip, but the magnitude of the experience was not lost on the budding stars who attended the club’s Fall Developmental Program at Progressive Field on Tuesday.
While Edwin Encarnacion celebrated on Sunday afternoon, taking in the scene inside Cleveland’s loud, plastic-wrapped and soaked clubhouse, rookie Francisco Mejia stood next to the slugger. Mejia looked like the superhero’s sidekick, tagging along on this adventure.
In the ninth inning of a game they would lose by eight runs, the Orioles debuted their hottest Minor League prospect. Austin Hays trotted out to right field and after an uneventful half-inning, got his first Major League at-bat.