| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:04 PM
What's with Ronald Belisario? He pitches three extra innings (with one run) after the Sox blow a lead in the ninth, and (then) he pitches two scoreless set-up innings in Boston. But as a ninth inning closer, he can't find the plate or get anybody out....
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:22 PM
KEY MOMENT: After giving up a one-out single to Alejandro De Aza in the ninth, Angels reliever Mike Morin shattered Conor Gillaspie's bat with an outside fastball, but Gillaspie got enough of the pitch to ground a single to right, sending De Aza to third....
| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Nelson Cruz thought he had his 27th home run of the season in the second inning Wednesday night when Texas Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin leaped at the wall and pulled the ball back in what arguably was the year's best defensive play at Camden...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Don't you think Robin Ventura over-managed a bit (against the Red Sox on Wednesday)? Chris Sale has owned Dustin Pedroia. Should have let him finish the inning. Somebody needs to write that. – Jeff S.
Honestly, I wasn’t surprised that...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 8:37 PM
Chris Davis’ ninth-inning heroics Monday night masked the reality of just how bad the Orioles had been with runners in scoring position in that game.
Their offense Tuesday wasn’t afforded a similar bailout -- although it came close -- in a...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 10:34 AM
Both Chicago managers were jeered Tuesday night, though Robin Ventura probably couldn’t hear White Sox fans shouting at their TVs from his dugout spot in Baltimore, some 700 miles away.
It was one of those rare nights of Chicago baseball symmetry,...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 9:21 PM
KEY MOMENT: The Angels had a 6-5 lead in the sixth inning when left-hander Rich Hill walked Adam Eaton with a wild pitch that put runners on first base and third base with two outs, but right-hander Mike Morin struck out left-handed-hitting Leury Garcia...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 6:33 AM
Sidearm-throwing Joe Smith is not your prototypical closer, a guy “who comes in throwing 97 miles per hour with a nasty breaking ball,” as Manager Mike Scioscia said.
The Angels don’t care as long as Smith continues to do what he did...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 11:21 AM
Do the Sox expect Matt Lindstrom back this season; if so, when? What is the latest on his rehab? – Sam A.
Matt Lindstrom said this week that he thinks there is “no question” that he will be able to get back on the mound for the Sox...
| Jun 8, 2014
KEY MOMENT: With the bases loaded and no outs in the eighth inning and White Sox starter Chris Sale appearing to tire, Chicago Manager Robin Ventura kept the left-hander in the game to face Mike Trout, who drove Sale's 115th pitch of the game over the...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 7:34 PM
KEY MOMENT: Joe Smith replaced starter C.J. Wilson with one out and a runner on first in the eighth inning and gave up a double to Alejandro De Aza and RBI singles to Conor Gillaspie and Adam Eaton. But Gordon Beckham hit a first-pitch grounder to third...