Peter Gammons: Some Astro and Marlins thoughts at season’s end

When one runs the streets of Beverly Hills, each driveway has a sign posted that reads: “Beware. Trespassers Will Be Greeted With an Armed Response.” Which might as well be posted at the entrances to Minute Maid Park this Thursday, because while so many of us have placed the burden of expectations on the Indians […]

Without Burnett, is Bucs’ Rotation in Trouble?

The Pirates possess the majors’ third best record and are positioned to punch their third straight ticket to the postseason thanks largely to stellar starting pitching. The Bucs’ offense has disappointed, ranking 17th in park-adjusted OPS despite returning largely the same lineup that placed 6th in that category last year. The rotation has stepped up, […]

Around the majors report: Game recaps

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) NATIONALS 16, RAYS 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Nationals 0 6 0 0 4 0 3 […]

Gammons Notes: An exceptional season for young players, Brady Aiken, and Pirates

When Byron Buxton and Francisco Lindor made their major league debuts Sunday and Lance McCullers took a no-hitter into the 6th inning in his 5th major league start at the age of 22, it was a reminder that this has been an exceptional season for young players. Some 21 players 22 or younger have made […]

Around the majors report: Game recaps

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) DODGERS 7, DIAMONDBACKS 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Diamondbacks 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 […]

Coffee and Clippings: Angels’ streak of 3-million-ticket years could be in jeopardy

Bill Shaikan (@BillShaikin) of the Los Angeles Times talks attendance and why the Angels have seen significantly fewer fans this season… The Angels’ home attendance has dropped 4,556 per game from what it was through 29 games last year — the third-largest decline in the major leagues, according to Baseball-Reference.com, through Wednesday. They are on […]

Around the majors report: News report

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) The A’s activated utilityman Ben Zobrist from the DL and sent OF Craig Gentry to the minors. ZOBRIST YEAR AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA OBA SLG OPS OWP RC/G AVG HR RBI SB G TEAM 2013 32 […]

Around the majors report: Season starts tonight

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. All stats in the ATM reports are generated from the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, unless explictly stated otherwise. FRAA, since 1950, comes from Baseball Prospectus. Lee can be followed on twitter @BaseballEncyclo. 1) Today’s schedule– NL Cardinals (Adam […]

Don’t be surprised to see a lot of hits in Game 3

It’s Jeremy Guthrie versus Tim Hudson tonight and these two pitchers allowed a lot of hits in the 2014 regular season. Check out #11 and #21 on this list of pitchers who allowed the most hits Rk Player H Tm G GS IP BF AB 2B 3B BA OBP SLG OPS 1 David Price 230 […]

News report: Russell Martin has a hamstring injury

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. All stats in the ATM reports are generated from the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, unless explictly stated otherwise. FRAA, since 1950, comes from Baseball Prospectus. Lee can be followed on twitter @BaseballEncyclo. 1) Pirates C Russell Martin had […]