Archive for September, 2010

Thursday, September 30th, 2010 by PaulCatalano

Recently I wrote an article warning that the Yankees couldn’t hit lefties, and that doesn’t bode well for the playoffs. Well, as the LoHud Blog recently wrote: The Yankees have now lost the past 8 games against left-handed starters.” Ooof.
So what does this mean? It means should grab the Wild Card spot and play the [...]

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 by ThomasWayne

The more players hit 50 or more homers in single seasons outside the supposed “steroid era” the more the so-called experts and guilty-sports-writer-types will have to question what it is steroids actually did for those accused players in the first place…outside of cause all kinds of trouble.

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 by KerryWhisnant

The St. Louis Cardinals and Colorado Rockies are the only two teams who have a better record against teams above .500 than against those below .500. If they don’t make the playoffs, they have only themselves to blame.

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 by KerryWhisnant

Arizona just set the major league single-season strikeout record. Consecutive game streaks with multiple strikeouts have also been under assault this year.

Monday, September 20th, 2010 by ThomasWayne

This is For Your Need to Know:
On this day 79 years ago the Iron Horse drove in four runs to break his own American League RBI record of 175. He would finish the season with 184.
It was the third time Gehrig crossed the 170 RBI mark. During his career he would drive in 150 runs [...]

Monday, September 20th, 2010 by KerryWhisnant

Right before the season started, Dugout Central readers and staff were challenged to predict the number of wins for each of the thirty MLB teams. We take a look at the standings as we enter the final two weeks of the season.

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 by ThomasWayne

It was Pujols then Votto. Now Votto then Pujols. Then Gonzalez joined the pack. It’s going down to the wire. And down the stretch they come…
Wait. What’s this? Don’t look now but we may have a new horse making a run for NL MVP and if he keeps up this type of hitting, he may [...]

Why The Yankees Will Have A Tough Time Come The Playoffs

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 by PaulCatalano

Let’s go further. The 2009 Yankee right-handed batters hit .286 against lefties. This year’s model features righties hitting just .269 against lefties. The entire Yankee lineup hit .286 against lefties last year with a .480 slugging percentage; this year that number is down to a .259 BA with a .429 slugging percentage. Makes you wonder where the Yankees would be without Marcus Thames’s .315 BA and .468 slugging percentage.

Journey to the Top Finally Ends for Dodgers’ John Lindsey

Friday, September 10th, 2010 by Chuck

Before one can reach the end of a journey, there must first be a beginning. For John Lindsey, his journey began in 1995, when the 6′3″ first baseman out of Hattiesburg High School in Mississippi was Colorado Rockies thirteenth round pick in the June draft.
Lindsey’s pro career started off the same as most every other [...]

For Your Need to Know: Bill Gullickson – September 10, 1980

Friday, September 10th, 2010 by ThomasWayne

This is For Your Need to Know:
Freshman hurler Bill Gullickson struck out eighteen Cubs – the most ever by a rookie – as his Montreal  Expos beat Chicago 4-2. Of the 18 K’s Gully set down center fielder Jerry Martin 4 times, left fielder Jim Tracy 3 times, and backstop Tim Blackwell 3 times.

Friday, September 10th, 2010 by ThomasWayne

Isn’t that how it always works. You work your butt off, play your ass off and eat the same meal pre-game out of fear of breaking routine and it still doesn’t help. The WSOTD always find a way to bite your work and play off.

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 by JohnBowen

Congratulations to Trevor Hoffman on his 600th save. Sincerely, a tremendous accomplishment. Who knows how much more valuable you would’ve been to your teams over the years if you were used properly?

Monday, September 6th, 2010 by KerryWhisnant

Right before the season started, Dugout Central readers and staff were challenged to predict the number of wins for each of the thirty MLB teams. We take a look at the standings as of the Labor Day holiday.

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 by Chuck

The Arizona Fall League announced it’s preliminary 2010 rosters on Tuesday, and as usual they are littered with potential major league stars, as no fewer than thirty first round draft selections are included.
While the names of Bryce Harper (no surprise), Aroldis Chapman (somewhat a surprise) and Jesus Montero (big surprise) are not included, the various [...]

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