MLB Closer: Brett Myers Is Your New Bicycle, Dice-K Baffles

• Phillies 8, Dodgers 5 » 10/11/08 10:30am 10/11/08 10:30am Taking the advice of his marriage counseler, Brett Myers decided to get rid of his aggression on the field by making the Doyers his bitch. Myers pitched well enough to win, but did the real damage with his bat, to the tune of a 3-for-3 night with 3 RBIs. The wife can rest easy for the next few…

Game 162: Win or Go Home (or Play Again Tomorrow)

Mets 2, Marlins 0 » 9/28/08 10:30am 9/28/08 10:30am Johan Santana pitched the gem that the New York faithful needed from him. It was an absolutely impressive complete game, three hit shutout. But man, was it bizarre to hear Mets Manager Jerry Manuel talk about the game afterward, "Wow, wow, wow, wow. I think if I had to describe that one, I’d say…

Tampa Bay Rays Win AL East in Fitting Fashion

Tigers 6, Rays 4 » 9/27/08 10:30am 9/27/08 10:30am The Rays lost to the Tigers last night but that didn't prevent fans on Main Street in Tampa from celebrating. With the Yankees putting up 19 runs to beat the Red Sox at Fenway, Tampa Bay clinched their first ever American League East crown. One more time: The Tampa Bay Rays are the American League…

Zambrano's Occupied Mind, the Mets Un-Collapse, and We Go Brawlin'

• Carlos's previous outing ended in spectacular glory » 9/20/08 10:30am 9/20/08 10:30am; this one not so much. Zambrano, having flown back from Venezuela after the passing of his grandmother earlier in the week, was shellacked by the Cards to the tune of eight runs and six hits. He didn't make it past the second inning, and the Cubs went down 12-6.…

Ike Wreaks Havoc With Baseball Playoff Races, Scheduling

The NFL isn’t the only league effected by that bastard Ike as the Astros and Major League Baseball have agreed to move two of Houston’s canceled home games that were scheduled against the Cubs this weekend to a “neutral” site in Milwaukee. Eddie Wade’s Astros have been on fire over the past three weeks but this turn of … » 9/14/08 10:30am 9/14/08 10:30am

MLB Closer: Grand Slams, Extra Innings and Joe Torre

Toronto catcher Gregg Zaun hit a game winning Grand Slam in extra innings to shut down Tampa and cut the Rays' lead in the division to two games. The Blue Jays' Lyle Overbay had a pair of solo home-runs during regular play, but the Rays tied the game up in the ninth with a three-run inning. Zaun's game winner came… » 9/07/08 10:30am 9/07/08 10:30am

MLB Closer: Mike Schmidt Knows How To Motivate a Team

Before last night's match-up between the Mets and the Phllies, Mike Schmidt had some words » 9/06/08 10:30am 9/06/08 10:30am for his former team. It seems to have worked as the Phillies came away from the game with a 3-0 win, pulling themselves within two games of the division leading Mets. The bats were relatively quiet, aside from a two-run homer…

A Tale of Two Bullpens

Back Away From the Ledge, Mets Fans: » 8/31/08 10:30am 8/31/08 10:30am In all fairness, you can't expect a major league bullpen to hold a one-run lead for almost . The Mets relievers wasted another strong performance by starter Mike Pelfrey, as Aaron Heilman walked in the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth to hand the two-time World Series…

Mets Solidify Position for Upcoming September Collapse

Forgive New York fans for celebrating just a bit harder than usual last night. After all, they are coming off a big win on the last Friday before the month-that-shall-not-be-named. Carlos Beltran's dramatic grand slam put his team up by three on the Marlins heading into the bottom of the ninth. The Mets bullpen then… » 8/30/08 10:30am 8/30/08 10:30am

Daryle Ward Will Eat Your Children In Broad Daylight

The Chicago Cubs have just won their ninth straight game. In related news, Hell has frozen over, pigs are flying, gas is now 75 cents a gallon, and Andy Dick just had sex with a girl. This wild chain reaction began when Ward, in the midst of an 0-for-13 slump, hit a three-run homer in the ninth to power the visiting… » 8/16/08 10:59am 8/16/08 10:59am

MLB Closer: Brewers Win, Fat People Hug it Out

C.C. is perfect » 8/03/08 10:45am 8/03/08 10:45am: So far, in a Milwaukee Brewers uni, Sabathia is 5-0. Last night, he rumbled into Turner Field and emerged with a 4-2 victory over the Braves. In case you couldn't sift through the blubber above, that's Prince Fielder and C.C. Sabathia sharing a joyous moment following their win over Atlanta. • :…

MLB Closer: Manny Makes His Dodger Debut

Manny Ramirez unveiled his "Manny-ness" (he wore the number 99) to his new fans in Los Angeles last night, but things didn't exactly go according to plan. With the Dodgers down by a run and with a man on base, Ramirez came up in the bottom of the ninth with a chance to add to his resume of late-game heroics. Diamondbacks … » 8/02/08 10:47am 8/02/08 10:47am