Peter Gammons: Spotlight on the 2017 Royals

SURPRISE, ARIZONA—This is one of those springs where the Royals needed to get out and play. Raul Mondesi, who annually roomed with Yordano Ventura, needs to play and concentrate on showing Ned Yost he is ready to play second base in the big leagues. “We all need to play,” says Salvador Perez. “Focus on baseball.” […]

Peter Gammons: Third time around the order

On Sunday, Joe Ross, Zack Greinke, Jonathon Niese and Patrick Corbin pinch hit, Oliver Perez bunted and Shelby Miller pinch ran, then saw the game-winning hit soar over his head while playing left field. It was one of my favorite afternoons since Roger Clemens pinch hit in a 17 inning playoff game with the Braves. […]

Sunday Nine to Notes: December 27, 2015

Nine to Know: From the Bill Chuck Files of 12/27/15 Zack Greinke was the only starter (min. 30 starts) in 2015 who did not allow a homer leading off any inning; Greinke faced 226 batters leading off an inning. Through his age 25 seasons, Starlin Castro has 991 hits and 62 homers. Through his age […]

Sunday MLB Nine to Notes of December 13, 2015

Nine to Know: From the Bill Chuck Files – 12/13/15 Chris Davis and Chris Carter must hate Mondays – they each walked nine times and struck out 26 times; Davis hit .193 on Mondays in 2015, while Carter just .096. In 2015, Dallas Keuchel had 25 PA with the bases loaded, the most of any […]

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) YANKEES 8, TWINS 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Yankees 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 […]

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) YANKEES 9, MARLINS 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Marlins 0 0 0 1 1 1 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) NATIONALS 7, BREWERS 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Nationals 1 0 2 0 3 1 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) RAYS 6, ANGELS 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Rays 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 […]

Around the majors report: Stats report

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) Yesterday, Pirates CF Andrew McCutchen moved into 6th place for career overall bases above the league average, for NL CF, and moved into 5th place for MLB history among right handed hitting CF. (Complete Baseball Encyclopedia,) […]

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) PIRATES 11, PADRES 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Pirates 3 1 2 1 0 4 0 […]