March 5, 2010
Colorado Rockies 7, Angels 5 Tempe, Ariz. AT THE PLATE: Maicer Izturis' first spring game in the leadoff spot was productive — the shortstop singled and walked twice in three plate appearances. The only hit of note by an Angels regular was Torii Hunter's laser of a double off the left-field wall in the third inning. Michael Ryan's two-run single and Terry Evans' RBI single highlighted a four-run fifth for the Angels. ON THE MOUND: Starter Sean O'Sullivan was roughed up for five runs and four hits, including solo home runs by Clint Barmes and Cole Garner and a two-run triple by Ian Stewart , in 1 1/3 innings.
December 21, 2011 |
The baseball cards Amelie Mancini makes are not exactly what fans are used to seeing. Sure, they contain player stats, but not the usual ones. For example, did you know that shortstop and second baseman Clint Barmes fell and broke his collar bone while carrying a package of deer meat up a flight of stairs? Or that former outfielder Glenallen Hill reportedly scraped himself up after having a nightmare about spiders? Or that former pitcher John Smoltz allegedly burned himself while ironing a shirt...while he was still wearing it?
June 10, 2005 |
Washington National outfielder Marlon Byrd was suspended for two games and fined an undisclosed amount Thursday by Major League Baseball for his run-in with an umpire last week. Byrd's agents told the players' association that he would appeal, and Washington General Manager Jim Bowden said he had no doubt that the suspension would be wiped out.
June 13, 2006 |
Prince Fielder homered in the eighth inning and Rickie Weeks followed with a tie-breaking single, rallying the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-5 victory Monday night over the slumping Reds at Cincinnati. The Brewers took advantage of Cincinnati's short-handed bullpen and sent the Reds to their fourth straight loss. Fielder led off the eighth with a homer off Kent Mercker (0-1) on a 1-and-2 pitch, tying it at 5-5. "That's just a game we should have won right there," Mercker said. "I have no excuses.
April 5, 2005 |
Rookie Clint Barmes hit a two-run home run to cap Colorado's four-run ninth inning against Trevor Hoffman, helping the Rockies start the season with a 12-10 victory over the San Diego Padres on Monday at Denver. "One of the things we are holding on to inside the clubhouse is that no matter what happens, they are not going to back down," Colorado Manager Clint Hurdle said. "We will not be intimidated."
June 19, 2009 |
Washington 3, at New York Yankees 0: After waiting out a 5 1/2 -hour rain delay at the start, Craig Stammen earned his first victory and the Nationals beat New York in the first game without a homer at the new Yankee Stadium. at Baltimore 5, New York Mets 4: Aubrey Huff drove in the winning run with a single off Francisco Rodriguez, capping a two-run rally. Arizona 12, at Kansas City 5: Chris Young had a career-high four hits and Dan Haren earned his sixth victory in seven decisions.
August 13, 2011 |
Sizing up the apparent mismatch between the Houston Astros and Clayton Kershaw, a radio reporter asked Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly before the game if his ace had a chance to do something more special than usual against the team with the worst record in baseball. "You mean a perfect game or something?" Mattingly said. Jason Michaels erased that possibility with a broken-bat infield single in the second inning Saturday night at Dodger Stadium, but Kershaw was nearly flawless for much of a 6-1 victory in which he notched his career-high 14th victory.
April 25, 2005 |
The kinder, gentler Milton Bradley has been decidedly unfriendly to opposing pitchers. During the seven-game trip that ended Sunday, the Dodger center fielder was 13 for 30 with three home runs and eight runs batted in. He finished with a flourish, going four for five with two doubles in an 8-6 victory over the Colorado Rockies. "Milton Bradley is playing his best ball since he joined us [before the 2004 season]," Manager Jim Tracy said.
May 9, 2005 |
Mike Hampton pitched a two-hitter and homered, and rookie Ryan Langerhans had six runs batted in for the Atlanta Braves, who completed a four-game sweep of Houston with a 16-0 win Sunday, the Astros' 11th straight road loss. Hampton (4-1) gave up a leadoff single to Mike Lamb in the second inning, but did not allow another baserunner until Adam Everett led off the ninth with a walk.
June 14, 2006 |
In a game that featured 16 runs, 26 hits and eight home runs, a spectacular defensive play made the difference. David Wright, Carlos Beltran and Carlos Delgado homered Tuesday night to lead the New York Mets over the Philadelphia Phillies, 9-7, at Philadelphia. But the offensive production was overshadowed by Wright's diving grab in the ninth inning that helped Billy Wagner earn his first save in Philadelphia since leaving the Phillies as a free agent last off-season.