July 24, 2013 |
The Angels have removed Joe Blanton from their starting rotation, moving the pitcher who leads the major leagues in losses into their bullpen. Garrett Richards will replace Blanton in the rotation, starting with Saturday's game against the first-place Oakland Athletics. Richards has started four games this season, the last one a 10-6 loss to Oakland on April 30, and has been in the Angels' bullpen since then. Blanton, 32, is 2-13 with a 5.66 earned-run average. No major league pitcher has given up more hits, runs or home runs.
March 22, 2011 |
Teams in Asia didn't want him. The Dodgers? Now, they might need him. Only months removed from being told by clubs in South Korea and Japan that they wouldn't offer him a contract, it appears that Tim Redding could be the Dodgers' fifth starter at the beginning of the regular season. "I'm not counting on anything yet," Redding said. "But I'm getting close. " Mindful that Jon Garland and Vicente Padilla are recovering from injuries that could make them unavailable when the fifth spot in the rotation comes up for the first time April 12, Redding has started exploring housing options in Los Angeles.
May 10, 1987 |
A new analysis of observations of Halley's comet confirms hints that its nucleus rotates every 2.2 days, a German scientist says. Previous evidence had suggested that information, but some scientists proposed a rotation of 7.4 days to match observed fluctuations in the object's brightness, said Klaus Wilhelm of the Max Planck Institute. The two lines of evidence can be reconciled by proposing a 2.2-day rotation with a slow wobble in the axis, he wrote in Nature magazine.
October 5, 1997 |
Decisions, decisions. Florida Manager Jim Leyland has many options in choosing his pitching rotation for the National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves, beginning Tuesday at Atlanta. "We have some things we have to look at and think about," Leyland said Friday after the Marlins' division series-clinching victory over the San Francisco Giants. "We've already talked about certain things. I'll just leave it at that."
May 17, 2012 |
Aaron Harang had been the laggard, the one pitcher in the rotation struggling to find his form. The other four starters in the rotation were a blistering 15-5 with a 2.61 ERA. Harang started Thursday 2-2 with a 4.46 ERA. But it is beginning to look like the right-hander wants to join the party, and already has as far as the Padres are concerned, after leading the Dodgers to an easy 8-1 victory in San Diego. While the Dodgers were peppering Edinson Volquez and the Padres bullpen for 12 hits, Harang was holding San Diego scoreless in his seven innings on only four hits.
November 4, 2013 |
An NBA coach has 240 minutes to parcel out to his players in a regulation game. Most teams settle into eight or nine guys who play the majority of the minutes. So far this season, Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni is running an unorthodox 11-man rotation. The results have been inconclusive, as the Lakers have split their first four games. "We're not a well-oiled machine," guard Steve Nash said after practice Monday. "We don't even know what lineups suit us best yet, let alone what each other are going to do. " In four games D'Antoni has used 34 player combinations.
April 13, 2012 |
NEW YORK - When all else fails - and one week into the season, it's apparent much can go wrong - the Angels' superb starting pitching was supposed to keep the club in games, ease the burden on the bullpen and prevent losing streaks. But like the offense, relief corps and defense at times, the Angels rotation has been surprisingly spotty, suffering another setback in a 5-0 loss to the New York Yankees in New York's home opener Friday. Ervin Santana struck out the first two batters of the first inning before giving up a single, two walks and Nick Swisher's three-run double, as the Angels lost their third straight game and fell to 2-5 for the season.
May 21, 1989 |
There's a perfectly good reason why the Milwaukee Brewers haven't announced their starting rotation for the team's next series: they don't have one, at least, not the kind written in stone. Instead, they have a collection of question marks and dilemmas, including the one involving the fall from grace of Don August, the Mission Viejo resident who made a name for himself by virtue of a 13-7 rookie season in 1988. August, a member of the 1984 Olympic team, was summoned from the minors last June and hasn't looked back . . . until now. With success came expectations--and August had plenty of them, the least of which included a slow, almost glacial-speed start in 1989.
July 12, 2009 |
On the tentative schedule laying out the Dodgers' rotation after the All-Star break, Randy Wolf is penciled in for the first game and Chad Billingsley the second. For the fifth game, there isn't a name but a number: 5. "It certainly is an issue at this point in time," Manager Joe Torre said.
April 3, 2006 |
It begins today when Bartolo Colon, the 2005 American League Cy Young Award winner, starts the Angels' season opener against the Mariners in Safeco Field. The ball will then be handed to John Lackey, a young but seasoned right-hander who is looking to build on his breakthrough 2005 season, and Lackey will pass it to Jeff Weaver, a veteran innings-eater and control specialist known for his ability to keep his team in games.