Peter Gammons: Orioles pushing for top spot, rest is key for Tanaka and Maeda

Nothing seems to add up, but it doesn’t matter. Only three pitching staffs in the American League have fewer quality starts, or a higher starters’ earned run average than the Orioles. They have one pitcher who has won nine games. Wednesday night in Fenway Park their starting lineup against Rick … [Read More...]

Peter Gammons: Developed relievers making the difference

In the end, the cost is never knowing. Back on August 18th, the Red Sox were coming off a rain-delayed night game in Baltimore. Flew to Detroit, landed at 6 a.m. and courtesy of whatever Tiger ownership still felt a year after firing Dave Dombrowski scheduled a 1:05 game—the only beloved Thursday … [Read More...]

Peter Gammons: A year’s difference makes all the difference for Rich Hill

When Rich Hill awakened to the morning after his Wednesday Dodger debut, he tried to remember where he was on August 24th last year. “I know I was in Pawtucket,” he says, with no recollection of whether or not he pitched. Which he did not. A year ago Wednesday he probably threw a bullpen in … [Read More...]

16 Stats for No. 16

We are all deeply saddened by the loss of a great ballplayer and even greater person in Jose Fernandez. Though it sounds trivial to talk about things such as statistics at a moment like this, it should not be forgotten what an incredible pitcher Jose Fernandez had become by the age of 24. Just … [Read More...]

Newberg: Where your feet are.

“If you use your eyes and ears,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said on Sunday morning, “there’s reminders throughout your week that life’s short and you don’t call all the shots.” He’d been asked to comment on the news that a boat accident had claimed Jose Fernandez’s life hours earlier. The … [Read More...]

Video: Peter Gammons on AL Wild Card race

Peter Gammons joins MLB Central and Lauren Shehadi on MLB Network to discuss the state of the American League Wild Card race and the Red Sox's starting rotation... … [Read More...]

Video: Peter Gammons on postseason pitching depth

Peter Gammons joins Kelly Nash and The Rundown on MLB Network to discuss the necessary pitching depth required for a deep postseason run... … [Read More...]

Newberg: Triumph-virate.

It was a night of three’s. All three Rangers pitchers were outstanding, particularly starter Martin Perez (7-4-2-2-0-2, 60 strikes out of 79 pitches, first-pitch strikes to 20 of 27 Angels), making a strong statement — at least at the moment — that the club could do worse than deploying Number 33 … [Read More...]