Archive for June, 2011

Thursday, June 30th, 2011 by JohnBowen


Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 by JohnBowen

Cliff Lee wrapped up the month of June by shutting out the Boston Red Sox (currently baseball’s second most potent offense) on Tuesday night. It was his third consecutive shutout, and it extended his scoreless inning streak to 32.
In the current millennium, only Lee and Brandon Webb have thrown three consecutive shutouts.
For the month of [...]

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 by JohnBowen

After completing a sweep of the Minnesota Twins, the Milwaukee Brewers set their sights on the Big Apple to take on the New York Yankees, who have taken 6 of 9 from the National League in their last three series, and 15-8 overall in the month of June.
Tonight’s game will feature 2009 AL Cy Young [...]

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 by JohnBowen

With all-star voting ending in just a few days, I have taken it upon myself to try to get a last-minute push for the most deserving all-star candidates. On Monday, I presented my National League Roster, and now it’s time for the American League squad.
As was the case with the National League, we begin with [...]

Monday, June 27th, 2011 by JohnBowen

With the all-star game just a couple weeks away and voting ending this week, it’s time to make a last-minute push for the most deserving candidates to appear in this year’s All-Star Game, to be played on July 12 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. Building a roster will require picking the right starters, filling [...]

Monday, June 27th, 2011 by JohnBowen

I wish people would love me when I fist-pumped.

Monday, June 27th, 2011 by JohnBowen

Giants @ Cubs (Shawon Dunston)
Red Sox @ Phillies (Curt Schilling)
Brewers @ Yankees (CC Sabathia)
Mets @ Tigers (Howard Johnson)
Cardinals @ Orioles (Delino Deshields)
Pirates @ Blue Jays (Lyle Overbay)
Reds @ Rays (Felipe Lopez)
Rangers @ Astros (Ken Caminiti)
Dodgers @ Twins (Otis Nixon)
White Sox @ Rockies (Juan Pierre)
Indians @ Diamondbacks (Carlos Baerga)
Marlins @ Athletics (Mark Kotsay)
Royals @ Padres (Bip [...]

Saturday, June 25th, 2011 by JohnBowen

Diamondbacks @ Tigers (Luis Gonzalez)
Red Sox @ Pirates (Jeff Suppan)
Reds @ Orioles (Frank Robinson)
Athletics @ Phillies (Matt Stairs)
Rays @ Astros (Vinny Castilla)
Cubs @ Royals (Mark Grudzielanek)
Twins @ Brewers (JJ Hardy)
Blue Jays @ Cardinals (Tom Henke)
Braves @ Padres (Fred McGriff)
Mariners @ Marlins (Jason Vargas)
Rockies @ Yankees (Mike Myers)
Angels @ Dodgers (Garrett Anderson)
Indians @ Giants (Brett Butler)
Mets [...]

Monday, June 20th, 2011 by JohnBowen

Orioles @ Pirates (Bobby Bonilla)
Rockies @ Indians (Ellis Burks)
Mariners @ Nationals (Endy Chavez)
Angels @ Marlins (Damion Easley)
Yankees @ Reds (Paul O’Neill)
Athletics @ Mets (Billy Beane)
Padres @ Red Sox (Dave Roberts)
Blue Jays @ Braves (Yunel Escobar)
Astros @ Rangers (Carlos Lee)
Diamondbacks @ Royals (Jay Bell)
Cubs @ White Sox (Sammy Sosa)
Rays @ Brewers (Greg Vaughn)
Phillies @ Cardinals (Placido [...]

Monday, June 20th, 2011 by JohnBowen

This would have been breaking news about 24-hours ago, but there you have it.
McKeon first managed in 1973 for the Royals, and last managed in 2005 (also with the Marlins).
McKeon led the Marlins to their second World Series Championship in 2003, taking over in the first half and leading his team to a wild-card berth. [...]

Sunday, June 19th, 2011 by JohnBowen

Happy Father’s Day, Dad!

Friday, June 17th, 2011 by JohnBowen

Surely there’s a better option out there.

Thursday, June 16th, 2011 by JohnBowen

Yankees @ Cubs (Jon Lieber)
Orioles @ Nationals (Jeffrey Hammonds)
Pirates @ Indians (Jay Bell)
Angels @ Mets (Mo Vaughn)
Marlins @ Rays (Tony Saunders)
Brewers @ Red Sox (Mike Cameron)
Blue Jays @ Reds (Scott Rolen)
Rangers @ Braves (John Burkett)
Padres @ Twins (Jason Bartlett)
Royals @ Cardinals (Dan Quisenberry)
Tigers @ Rockies (Mike Myers)
White Sox @ Diamondbacks (Roberto Alomar)
Giants @ Athletics (Barry [...]

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 by Chuck

By: Bob Owens
The Minnesota Twins are scheduled to activate  All-Star catcher Joe Mauer from the 60 day DL in time for Thursday’s home matinee against the Chicago White Sox.
Mauer hasn’t played since a 1-4 performance against the Kansas City Royals on April 12th. The next day, he was placed on the DL with what was described [...]

Sunday, June 12th, 2011 by JohnBowen

Game is currently on ESPN
Orel Hershiser and Bobby Valentine are your color commentators.
Buster Olney is around.
Currently the top of the third.