Posts Tagged Start

  • Oakland A’s: State of the Franchise at the Start of the 2014-15 Offseason

    My fellow Oakland A's fans: This week, we have seen two sweeps in the ALDS. Two World Series favorites were knocked out. One game ended in a walk-off. Another went 18 innings. Unfortunately, none of those games involved the Athletics. Tonight, this writer speaks to you and the entire fanbase who mak...

  • Royals’ Furious Wild-Card Comeback Provides Epic Start to 2014 Postseason

    That is exactly how the Kansas City Royals were supposed to win their first playoff game in nearly 29 years, and it was maybe the most exciting start to any Major League Baseball postseason ever. It was perfectly fitting, perfectly emotional, perfectly gut-wrenching and perfectly 2014 Royals. For a ...

  • Mike Trout’s 1st Postseason off to a Bad Start with Angels on the Ropes in ALDS

    The 2014 postseason was supposed to be Mike Trout's coming-out party. It was his chance to shine on the big stage and solidify his status among baseball's immortal talents. It isn't over yet, but so far things aren't going swimmingly. In two playoff games, Trout is 0-for-8. And the Los Angeles Angel...

  • ALDS Schedule 2014: Start Time and Predictions for Sunday’s Matchups

    With Saturday being a day off for the American League Division Series, all four AL clubs still alive in 2014 will get a day to prepare for their all-important Game 3s. The Tigers and Orioles are heading back to the Motor City, where Detroit's backs are already against the wall as they trail Baltimor...

  • Jon Lester on Wild Card start: That’s why I’m here

    Jon Lester probably expected to be in the playoffs this season, but he likely figured it would be with the Boston Red Sox. However, Boston’s miserable season paired with the fact that Lester will be a free agent this season led the team to ship the left-hander to the Oakland Athletics. Lester is a...

  • Oakland A’s Fumbling Away Season After Historic First-Half Start

    This is not on Billy Beane, and it is not a result of Yoenis Cespedes living in a different time zone. This is just epic all on its own without placing blame or cause on either of those two men. The 2014 Oakland A’s have set themselves on fire, and it is quite something at which to marvel. The...

  • Felix Hernandez’s Historic Pitching Stretch Ends After 5-Inning Start vs. Tigers

    Felix Hernandez had to fall back to earth sometime. The Seattle Mariners ace watched his streak of 16 starts with two or fewer runs over at least seven innings snapped on Saturday night against the Detroit Tigers, per SportsCenter: Hernandez exited after pitching five innings and giving up two runs...

  • Taijuan Walker to Start for Seattle Mariners

    It took Taijuan Walker just 8 minor league starts, and 40 inning pitched, to get the green light for his MLB club, the Seattle Mariners. Walker, who was ranked as the 6th prospect by MLB.com, suffered a shoulder injury in spring training that has held him back in 2014. Over 76 career MILB starts,...

  • Jake Odorizzi’s self-confidence pays off with another strong June start

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Jake Odorizzi looked far from a sure thing early this season, when the young right-hander struggled through April and parts of May. He looked less confident than he had when he won the Tampa Bay Rays' fifth-starter job in spring training. He looked timid through his second an...

  • After skipped start, Waino shines in return with vintage stuff

    ST. LOUIS -- You can breathe now, Cardinals fans. Adam Wainwright is just fine. All eyes were focused on the St. Louis ace right-hander Saturday in his first start after skipping a turn in the rotation because of elbow tendinitis, but Wainwright looked like vintage Wainwright against the Phillies. H...