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Nick Swisher

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  • World Series coverage on Fox: Ratings are OK, but not great

    Thankfully for Fox, the World Series didn't go head-to-head with the Cowboys-Redskins game on Monday night. That's because the mighty NFL would have again trounced the Fall Classic in the TV ratings. On Sunday night, Game 5 and Madison Bumgarner's gem...
  • Frank Thomas on deck for World Series coverage

    Frank Thomas on deck for World Series coverage
    Baseball came easily to Frank Thomas as he was on the fast track, barely spending a season in the minors before launching his Hall of Fame career with the White Sox in 1990. Broadcasting? Now that’s a different story. Thomas admits he still is a...
  • Major League Update: McCarthy makes Broadway debut

    Major League Update: McCarthy makes Broadway debut
    The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players. Brandon McCarthy (Glendale native) New York Yankees pitcher: What appeared to be a rough start to the beginning of his career on Broadway instead turned into a quality performance from...
  • Angels' Kevin Jepsen wants extended stay in back of bullpen

    Angels' Kevin Jepsen wants extended stay in back of bullpen
    Middle relievers are the offensive linemen of baseball, guys who toil in relative anonymity until something goes wrong, like a holding penalty on a key fourth-quarter play or a seventh-inning meltdown that turns a one-run game into a blowout loss. "I...
  • Much-maligned Angels bullpen provides relief in win over Twins

    Much-maligned Angels bullpen provides relief in win over Twins
    The Angels bullpen had taken a pounding in the previous eight games, allowing 17 earned runs in 21 2/3 innings and blowing four saves. Relievers entered Tuesday night with an 11-8 record, 4.49 earned run average and an American League-high 12 blown saves....
  • Dodgers get a reality check in 10-3 loss to Indians

    Dodgers get a reality check in 10-3 loss to Indians
    Hey, it wasn’t like they were all going to be pretty little things the rest of the way. Anyone suffering under the delusion that the Dodgers’ recent turnaround meant only blue skies ahead, had only to take in their 10-3 loss to the Cleveland...
  • Dodgers' Josh Beckett has a shaky start in loss to Indians

    Dodgers' Josh Beckett has a shaky start in loss to Indians
    Recovering from a career-threatening operation and reinventing himself as a pitcher was only part of Josh Beckett's comeback. Now comes what could be the greatest obstacle: Maintenance. Beckett made one of his least effective starts of the season...
  • Angels' Ernesto Frieri gives up 10th-inning grand slam in loss

    Angels' Ernesto Frieri gives up 10th-inning grand slam in loss
    KEY MOMENT: Ernesto Frieri tried to "stay down and away" with a 1-and-2 fastball to Nick Swisher in the 10th inning, but the Angels reliever "left the ball up." Swisher lined it over the right-field wall for a grand slam, turning a 3-1 Indians deficit...
  • Inside the BRD: Kyle Crockett gets first Major League pitching victory for Cleveland Indians

    Kyle Crockett got his first Major League win with Cleveland Indians on Thursday although he pitched only a third of an inning in the 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels. Crockett, a former Poquoson High and University of Virginia star, came on with the...
  • Angels lose 5-3 stunner to Indians amid Scioscia bullpen head scratchers

    Angels lose 5-3 stunner to Indians amid Scioscia bullpen head scratchers
    If it was Mike Scioscia's intent to move the Raul Ibanez vs. C.J. Cron debate to the back burner, the Angels manager did a fabulous job of it Thursday. Otherwise, it was a disastrous afternoon for Scioscia, whose head-scratching bullpen moves in the...
  • Angels' relievers tested but hold off Rangers in 7-3 win

    Angels' relievers tested but hold off Rangers in 7-3 win
    After discussing his bullpen with the media for several minutes, Angels Manager Mike Scioscia grinned at the next question. "Has there been too much made of the bullpen issue?" one reporter asked before Friday's game. "No," Scioscia replied...