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 as its Number Three in the ALDS. Three […]

Jamey Newberg: Imagining things.

  It’s rained a ton this holiday weekend, wiping out lots of youth baseball and other outdoor plans but holding off long enough for Texas to get in three against Pittsburgh and win the majority of them. Helped along by Yu Darvish and Jurickson Profar, teammates for the first time in two and a half […]

Newberg: Fuel injection.

I think I’ve been here before Yes, I’ve been here before The last time you locked All the doors — “Yes I Am,” Radiohead So why does it still hurt? Don’t blow your mind with why — “Bloom,” Radiohead *                               […]

Coffee and Clippings: A Dayton With Destiny

Rany Jazayerli (@jazayerli) of Grantland Sports praises the incredible multi-season run that the Royals are currently on… Few thought the 2015 Royals could replicate last season’s Cinderella run, but K.C. has made a mockery of the doubters on its way to the American League’s best record. We were wrong about the team. And we were wrong […]

Elvis Andrus May Benefit from Change of Scenery

Just a few years ago it seemed like the Texas Rangers were destined to be perennial contenders. But injuries piled up and guys like Elvis Andrus struggled to rediscover what made them so successful. Andrus is a 26-year-old shortstop who recently signed an 8-year $120-million contract, putting him under team control until 2022. But he […]

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 3, ORIOLES 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Nationals 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 […]

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 2, MARLINS 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Dodgers 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 […]

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) TIGERS 7, INDIANS 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Tigers 0 0 1 0 6 0 0 […]

Newberg: You’re Chicago

You’re Chicago. You’re facing a Rangers team that, because the Dodgers refused to schedule an afternoon start on getaway day, flew overnight and got to their hotel after 7 a.m. You’ve got Chris Sale going, the hottest pitcher in the league, and maybe its best. Texas doesn’t have its best pitcher going.  Or its second.  Or its third.  Or […]

22 Interesting (but mainly insignificant) Baseball Pairs

The Blue Jays and the Dodgers have each hit 84 homers. The Diamondbacks and White Sox have each allowed 294 runs. The Yankees and the Mets pitchers each have 36 wins and 22 saves (and allowed 21 sac flies). The Marlins and the Mets have each struck out 525 times. The Orioles and Mariners have each […]