March 1, 2009 |
New York Mets ace Johan Santana says that his opening day start could be in jeopardy as he continues to battle tightness in his elbow. "We have 162 games," Santana said Saturday. "What we have to accomplish takes 162 games. Everything starts April 6, if it's going to be me or somebody else. It's tough to say right now." Santana met with Mets General Manager Omar Minaya and Manager Jerry Manuel for about 40 minutes Saturday morning to discuss a plan of action for his ailing elbow.
February 16, 2013 |
PHOENIX -- Clayton Kershaw will be the Dodgers' opening-day starter for the third consecutive year, Manager Don Mattingly announced Saturday. The Dodgers start their season on April 1 against the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium. As the team took the field for the first full-squad workout of the spring, Mattingly said of Kershaw, “You like guys that are low maintenance. He's been relatively healthy. He's pretty consistent in his outings.
April 6, 1992 |
Play Ball!: This morning KABC (790 AM) radio's "The Ken & Barkley Company" with Ken Minyard and Roger Barkley will broadcast live from Dodger Stadium, featuring an opening-day breakfast at home plate starting at 5. . . . On NBC's "Today" show, Joe Garagiola and Willard Scott will be stationed in right field at Baltimore's new stadium, Camden Yards, to join in festivities with the Baltimore Orioles. . . . "Entertainment Tonight," on KNBC Channel 4 at 7 p.m.
March 31, 2011 |
Nationals Park will feature all the patriotic trappings one would expect on opening day for the national pastime in its capital city. Everything, that is, except for the president of the United States. Indeed, both the White House and the Washington Nationals say President Obama is skipping the Major League Baseball season opener, despite the standing invitation for the first fan to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Uniformed personnel representing all five service branches will fill in for their commander in chief, part of a tribute by the team to the U.S. military and their families before the game Thursday against the Atlanta Braves.
April 19, 2013 |
Bryce Harper had a great opening day, homering in his first two at-bats as the Washington Nationals defeated the Miami Marlins, 2-0. To top it off, it was his first major league opening day, making it extra special for him. Many players will save a memento from their first opening day, be it a game ball, cap or jersey. Harper wanted to save his jersey. Something to show the grandkids one day. "This is the jersey I wore when I homered twice..... " Well, the Nationals had different ideas.
March 17, 2011 |
Reporting from Scottsdale, Ariz. Kendrys Morales has no doubt he will return to the form that made him one of baseball's most prolific sluggers in 2009, when he hit .306 with 34 home runs and 108 runs batted in. "I am 100% confident of that," the Angels first baseman said through a translator Thursday. There is plenty of doubt as to when Morales, who sat out most of 2010 after suffering a fractured lower-left leg May 29, will return to that level. Morales, who had surgery in June, still isn't running full speed in a straight line, and until he does, he won't run the bases.