Monday, September 19, 2011

van Riemsdyk goes deep

A few Flyers took batting practice, and Flyers forward James van Riemsdyk took one deep and talked about it as well.


Friday, September 16, 2011

Ichiro's road to the Mariners

A little history lesson on how the Mariners' Ichiro made it to bigs and has not stopped hitting ever since.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

By the numbers - Sat Sept 3

A look inside the numbers for Saturday's action around the league.

Rookie Michael Pineda of the Mariners is 2-0, 0.75 ERA this year against the Athletics, while Brandon McCarthy is 1-4 all-time against the Mariners.

White Sox starter Gavin Floyd is 6-1 in his career against the Tigers.  Miguel Cabrera has had trouble against him as well, hitting .154 for his career against the right-hander.  Brad Penny counters for the Tigers, and holds a 3-0 record all-time vs. the White Sox.

The Brewers Ryan Braun has 2 career home runs off Astros starter Bud Norris.

Cardinals southpaw, Jaime Garcia is 5-1 in his career against the Reds.

The Indians DH Jim Thome has 2 career home runs off the Royals' Luke Hochevar, who is 3-7, 5.93 ERA against Cleveland in his career.

Cole Hamels of the Phillies has a losing record in his career against the Marlins going 6-7 with a 3.41 ERA.  Gaby Sanchez, John Buck and Mike Cameron are the only current Marlins to take him deep though.

Ryan Howard and Hunter Pence have taken Ricky Nolasco deep three times each over the past 5 seasons.

Tim Lincecum (7-3, 2.43 ERA against the D'Backs) goes up against Ian Kennedy (2-2, 1.87 ERA against the Giants)

Chris Young, struggling over the last 2 months, is only hitting hitting .158 in his career off Lincecum.

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