| Dec 20, 2012
| 6:58 PM
Edwin Jackson gambled, and he won. The question for the Cubs is whether he and Carlos Villanueva will win too much next season?
I wouldn't worry about it if I was President Theo Epstein or general manager Jed Hoyer. They still should be sitting pretty...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 7:51 AM
If you believe the 2013 Cubs were built to stink -- spoiler alert: they were -- then you had to like Edwin Jackson’s miserable start in Monday’s home opener and Starlin Castro’s aggravating last out that was a wind shift from turning...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 5:13 PM
PHILADELPHIA — At 29, Anthony Recker isn't considered a newbie anymore.
The Catasauqua graduate has played for three in the big leagues for organizations and has now made two Opening Day rosters, including the 2013 New York Mets'.
The path there...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 8:22 PM
There aren’t going to be many times when Stephen Strasburg doesn’t give up an earned run and the Washington Nationals lose the game.
Unfortunately for Washington and its ace right-hander, that is precisely what happened Saturday in an NL East...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 6:52 PM
The Washington Nationals aren’t conceding anything to the Atlanta Braves, except perhaps for this:
At this point in the season, it’s pretty obvious which team is better than the other.
Justin Upton and Andrelton Simmons homered to back a...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 6:57 AM
Cubs manager Dale Sveum and team president Theo Epstein believe the Cubs will take a big step forward this season, and I’m thinking, I guess losing only 90 games would be a big step.
Another 100 losses, however, is easily attainable, don’t...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 11:40 PM
In his last at-bat of the Dodgers’ 5-0 win over the Braves on Thursday night, Skip Schumaker smacked the first pitch he saw from reliever Cory Gearrin up the middle to extend his career-best hitting streak to 13 games.
The one-out, eighth-inning...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 8:16 PM
B.J. Upton returned to the lineup and had two hits, including a game-ending single in the 10th inning that lifted the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday night.
Upton, hitting only .145 at the start of the game, had been...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 6:30 PM
A woeful showing at the plate while losing two of three games to the Braves has left the Washington Nationals below .500 and with an embarrassing .229 batting average.
Davey Johnson hopes help is coming this week.
The Nationals managed only five hits in...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Talking baseball while hoping Kirk Hinrich gets well soon:
1. At some point every July, I make this point: The odds are always with the teams selling talent at the trade deadline, not the ones giving up prospects to try to meet short-term opportunities....
| May 1, 2013
| 7:58 PM
Jordan Zimmermann turned in another dominant performance with two-hit ball over eight innings, Ian Desmond hit a two-run homer in the fourth and the Washington Nationals finally beat the Atlanta Braves, 2-0 Wednesday night.
The Braves had won five in...