Posts Tagged Start

  • 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...

  • Clayton Kershaw to miss start with back problem

    The Los Angeles Dodgers announced tonight that Clayton Kershaw, the best active pitcher in baseball by any measure, will not make his next start on Sunday against the San Diego Padres due to inflammation in his back. Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reported the news via tweet. #Dodgers ...

  • Royals start strong but fall short in 13-9 loss to Giants

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Tim Lincecum was tagged for 11 hits and seven runs, including three homers, but the San Francisco Giants came all the way back to beat the Kansas City Royals 13-9 on Sunday. Making his fifth start of the spring, Lincecum gave up home runs to Salvador Perez, Jason Donald and Carl...

  • Trevor Rosenthal Deserves Chance to Start for Cardinals

    What is Trevor Rosenthal’s long-term role with the St. Louis Cardinals? For 2014, the answer’s easy. Rosenthal will lock down the ninth. After securing the closer job late last season, he emerged as a late-inning force in the Cards’ playoff run. But for 2015 and beyond, all bets ar...

  • James Shields to start Opening Day for Royals

    The Kansas City Royals have named James Shields as their Opening Day starter. Shields was named the starter and Jason Vargas will start the second game against the Detroit Tigers. Manager Ned Yost announced the starters Saturday and said that Wade Davis was no longer a candidate for the Opening Day ...

  • Projecting Texas Rangers’ Final 25-Man Roster at the Start of Spring Training

    Spring training is finally here, and Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington gets a chance to watch his new squad. With the exception of a few spots, the roster is practically complete. Washington will be finalizing the starting rotation and one or two spots in the bullpen. There are also a few spots o...