Archive | July, 2009

You Are the Scorer: Number 39

Scenario: With a runner on first an no outs, the batter hits a line drive to right field that just bounces in front of the fielder. The player on base had moved towards second but had not run hard in case the catch was made, forcing a return to first base. When the ball drops […]

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British Baseball: Around the leagues

It doesn’t seem long ago since I was previewing the 2009 British baseball season, but we’re now close to the end of the regular season schedule.  The first stage of the postseason takes place in a little over four weeks’ time on Sunday 23 August and a number of teams have already qualified.  However, there is still much to […]

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Early MLB games this week: young starters and Halladay (possibly)

There are ten early MLB games to enjoy this week, split over Wednesday and Thursday.   They provide plenty of opportunities to watch some exciting young starting pitchers, from Luke Hochevar to Yovani Gallardo and we also might have the chance to watch Roy Halladay pitching for the Blue Jays.  Of course, that depends on whether he’s still with the […]

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MLB early games this evening – 26 July

There are fourteen early games to enjoy this evening, with the late game at 01.05 being the White Sox against the Tigers. Detroit will be looking for the four-game sweep with Rick Porcello on the mound against Clayton Richard. 18.05. A’s @ Yankees – Dallas Braden (7-8), Sergio Mitre (1-0) 18.07. Rays @ Blue Jays […]

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MLB early games this evening – 25 July

I’ve decided to extend my ‘early games’ preview service to the weekend, subject to other commitments getting in the way.  For newcomers, the idea is to help UK-based baseball fans by previewing games that are scheduled to start before midnight UK time.  As such, all times are listed in British Summer Time (BST). 18.05. Reds […]

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You Are the Scorer: Number 38

Scenario: With a runner on second and two outs, the batter hits a blooper to right field, but the outfielder, who is playing shallow, fails to take what is a very easy chance. The runner on second had set off on contact and was rounding third when the ball was dropped. The runner carries on […]

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Matt’s Web Pick(s): Following the trade talk

After a relatively slow start, the trade talk is really starting to pick up now that we are little more than a week away from the non-waiver trade deadline of 31 July.  With so many rumours flying around, it’s difficult to keep up with the latest gossip on who may be going where and for […]

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