| Sep 24, 2011
| 12:50 AM
Albert Pujols' tremendous second half has restored his value and his determination to match the $27.5 million per year the Yankees gave Alex Rodriguez. … Don't be surprised if Ryan Braun steals some bases in the playoffs. He has been running well...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 10:11 PM
Asked what he'd done so well over eight innings on Tuesday, Doug Fister was quick with a response.
"Really, just keeping the ball down," Fister said.
And asked what went wrong in the ninth, David Pauley was equally quick to answer.
"It was just up,"...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 3:44 PM
A cross-country road trip ended on yet another sour note Thursday, as the Mariners took their second walk-off loss in three games against the Nationals.
Pinch-hitter Laynce Nix did the damage this time, delivering a bases-loaded sacrifice fly against...
| Jul 3, 2011
Matt Thornton provided the model. Gavin Floyd reaffirmed it, reaching his potential for the White Sox after frustrating the Phillies.
General manager Ken Williams had those success stories, and others, in mind when he read scouting reports from one of...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 9:47 AM
We have a new baseball term: The Homicide Squeeze. It's pretty easy to define actually. It's when a runner from third takes off with the pitch expecting the batter to attempt a bunt (known commonly as the suicide squeeze) only to see his life flash...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 9:32 PM
It happens a little sooner than they originally planned but Bryce Harper gets the call to the big leagues. The 19-year old phenom will make his debut with the Washington Nationals on Saturday Night at the Los Angeles Dodgers. Harper was the overall number...
| Mar 31, 2012
| 5:34 PM
In the Washington Nationals' dugout Saturday morning, manager Davey Johnson explained his contingency plans at shortstop. If Ian Desmond suffered any kind of long-term injury, he said, Danny Espinosa would become the regular shortstop. If Desmond simply...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 6:16 PM
When Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen takes the mound at Camden Yards on Tuesday night for his first major league start against the New York Yankees, an entire nation will be watching.
Half a world away, in Chen's home country of Taiwan, baseball fans...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 7:52 PM
On Sunday afternoon, the Washington Nationals copied the formula that gave them two victories to start this season — except for the important part. Their offense stalled. Their pitching, in this case seven stellar innings from Jordan Zimmermann,...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 8:45 PM
The Washington Nationals had taken the slow approach with Michael Morse's rehabilitation from a strained right lat muscle, and they felt optimistic the final step would come Monday night. Nine full innings in left field at Single-A Hagerstown would...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 9:12 PM
For Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen, the line between good and great Saturday night was as thin as one strike. Chen was close, very close, to a very good outing and by most standards, Chen turned in a serviceable performance in the Orioles 3-1 loss to the...