| Mar 23, 2014
| 5:49 PM
PHOENIX — A 25-man roster that includes a 12-man pitching staff won't allow the Cubs to employ a platoon system at every position.
And for the last 31/2 weeks, they've witnessed some encouraging developments regarding the improvement of first...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 10:29 AM
MESA, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs announced Jeff Samardzija, Edwin Jackson, Jason Hammel and Travis Wood as their first four starters to open the regular season.
But whether they decided to occasionally skip their fifth spot because of four days off in...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 5:47 PM
MESA, Ariz. — The Cubs adjusted their rotation for the season's first four games so All-Star left-hander Travis Wood will start the April 4 home opener against the Phillies.
Wood has a lifetime 2.11 ERA in three starts against the Phillies, who...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 8:58 AM
[Down the stretch is a daily Orioles Insider blog that will set up the coming night for the O's and their American League competition as the push for the postseason continues.]
About last night
Hammel re-injures right knee in 9-2 win over Tampa Bay...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 8:46 PM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — When the Orioles left Baltimore for their final series of the regular season, manager Buck Showalter said that one of his team's main goals was to make sure it hadn't played its final game at Camden Yards of 2012.
And the one...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 9:24 PM
Orioles rookie Manny Machado has spent his brief time in the big leagues making difficult plays at third base — like the slow roller down the line — appear routine.
But the dazzling plays he'd already made in his short time as a big leaguer...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 9:11 PM
On a night when the Orioles regained a share of first place in the American League East, another humongous win was overshadowed by another scary injury.
Three nights after the Orioles lost right fielder Nick Markakis for the rest of the regular season,...
| May 24, 2012
| 8:31 AM
PHOENIX — The hitting wasn't there. You could see that coming. The Dodgers had not thrown out a lineup without Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp all season.
The pitching, well, that was a little off.
The Arizona Diamondbacks scored early and often...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 8:53 PM
Standing by his locker following the Orioles' ugly 10-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night, rookie right-hander Miguel Gonzalez offered no excuses.
“I've just got to get better,” he said.
Up until Wednesday, Gonzalez had been...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 2:38 PM
For all the flashes of promise that Chris Tillman has shown the Orioles, up until now they've been just that, shimmers of brilliance in between chapters of unfulfilled potential. Since making his major league debut three years ago at the age of 21,...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 7:41 PM
Dodgers plugged holes
Los Angeles Times
While the Angels landing former Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke filled a much-needed gap in their effort to win the AL West, the Dodgers stand as the trade-deadline winner by plugging so many...