Peter Gammons: Blue Jays and Indians are cut from the same cloth

While we have watched chilling, complex layers of wild card play-ins into the League Championship Series, with innings that like the Cubs ninth in San Francisco that ended the Giants season, the Dodger-Nationals seventh in the NLCS elimination game that took Washington out of the post-season to seventh in Chicago Saturday night that left the […]

MLB’s oldest current players

Baseball has always been the sport for aging men with decreasing speed and mobility. Satchel Paige finished his career in 1965 with the Kansas City Athletics, pitching a single game against the Boston Red Sox at the age of 59. In 1934, shortstop Charley O’Leary was called out of retirement at the age of 58 […]

Travis d’Arnaud Another Young Gem for the Mets

When it comes to young talent in Queens, the conversation usually turns to the Mets’ quartet of power pitchers in the starting rotation (Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz) or outfielder Michael Conforto, who transformed from an Oregon State Beaver to one of the game’s best rookie sluggers (132 OPS+ during the regular […]

Cliff Pennington’s Fastball Has Some Giddy-Up

Trailing by ten runs in the ninth inning of ALCS Game 4 and featuring a battered, overworked bullpen, the Toronto Blue Jays were desperate. How desperate? They went down in MLB history — or infamy — by becoming the first club to use a true position player, Cliff Pennington, on the mound in a playoff […]

On the road…the best and the worst pitchers away from home

Here are the road warrior pitchers (and not-so-much) with a minimum of 14 starts on the road. There are many postseason implications in this data. take a look. Best W-L pct. (.600+) Rk Player G W-L% W L ERA WHIP 1 Jake Arrieta 17 .923 12 1 1.68 0.898 2 David Price 16 .846 11 […]

Sunday Nine to Notes: August 16, 2015

Nine to Know: From the Bill Chuck Files Zack Greinke leads the majors with nine scoreless starts; Kevin Siegrist and Javier Lopez lead all relievers with 51 scoreless appearances. In Jose Reyes’ career, he has played in 768 wins and 760 losses; he’s hit .324 in wins and .254 in losses. Free agent to-be Chris Davis […]

Toronto on a Rampage

Toronto has surged since the two deadline deals which landed them SS Troy Toluwitzki and starting pitcher David Price, winning 11 straight games for the second time this year. But the hot streaks and the July trades aren’t the only reasons that the Blue Jays are soaring and have taken sole possession of first place in the AL East. […]

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 3, METS 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Dodgers 0 0 1 0 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 6, PHILLIES 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Phillies 0 0 0 0 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) NATIONALS 9, GIANTS 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Giants 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 […]