| Apr 21, 2014
| 10:06 PM
There is this one little thing about your first-place Dodgers that probably should be noted. They are 12-8 overall -- or 7-1 against the woeful Arizona Diamondbacks and 5-7 against everyone else.
Could they be a team whose first-place status has been...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 10:55 PM
ON THE MOUND: Paul Maholm lasted only five innings and was charged with five runs (four earned) and eight hits. The Phillies blew open the game in the fifth inning, which included a two-run home run by Ryan Howard and a throwing error by Maholm that...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:06 PM
There are worse ways to lose a game, not that any would make the Dodgers feel any better about the way they fell, 3-2, to the Philadelphia Phillies in 10 innings Tuesday.
It wasn’t looking like their sharpest performance of the year, but they...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:23 PM
KEY MOMENT: With one out in the 10th inning, Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz popped up to shallow left field. Left fielder Carl Crawford and shortstop Hanley Ramirez failed to communicate, resulting in a drop by Crawford. Ruiz reached second base on the...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:10 PM
Zack Greinke looks pretty much the same whatever the situation. Whether his team is rolling or struggling, he's unruffled, not overly concerned.
Which makes him a pretty good guy to send out to the mound when the Dodgers are scuffling. For the third...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 2:17 PM
My friend Daryl and I have had IronPigs season tickets since the team's inception seven years ago, and we've gotten to know some of the people who sit around us very well.
But the person we talk about most often is someone who attended only one game....
| Apr 8, 2014
| 8:01 PM
Koyie Hill's head stopped spinning long ago. At age 35, the catcher is old enough to understand any comparison of his career to that of the infamous Crash Davis, even if it's a stretch.
Maikel Franco's head, by comparison, was recently placed on a...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:56 AM
My fellow geeks and I had our annual fantasy baseball draft Saturday.
Some of us have been at this for 27 years, and it's still one of my favorite days of the year. We use an auction format where someone throws a player's name out, we write our bids...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:40 PM
Even though it's still winter as evidenced by the massive amounts of snow covering the Lehigh Valley, the temperatures are getting warmer this weekend. Robins have been spotted since February, but haven't brought the required warm weather to send many...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 1:14 PM
SARASOTA, FLA. -- The Orioles roughed up right-hander A.J. Burnett – one of the team’s top offseason free-agent targets – for six runs on seven hits over three innings on their way to a 15-4 Grapefruit League win over the Philadelphia...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 3:21 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. – Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez’s second spring training start didn’t go nearly as well as his first.
After retiring all six hitters he faced, including three on strikeouts, in his spring debut against the...