June 11, 2010
The Paper Trail of June 11
Dan Woike of the Orange County Register writes that the Angels learned they will lose Kendry Morales for the season as he won't be able to return from his broken ankle for the stretch drive and also lost to the Athletics.
Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that Trevor Cahill continued to emerge as Mr. Dependable for the Athletics.
Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times writes that Ozzie Guillen and Ken Williams almost came to blows during a shouting match. Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune writes that the White Sox starters are beginning to come through as John Danks continued the trend in a victory over the Tigers.
Lynn Henning of the Detroit News writes that a ticked-off Jim Leyland blasts the Tigers' lifeless offense.
Dan Martin of the New York Post writes that Jon Niese's one-hitter made up for Johan Santana's struggles as the Mets split a doubleheader with the Padres.
Chris Jenkins of the San Diego Union-Tribune writes that pitchers ruled as the Padres split the difference. Jenkins also writes that the Padres turned their first triple play in almost 13 years.
Juan C. Rodriguez of the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel writes that Josh Johnson and the Marlins got the better of Roy Halladay and the Phillies in their perfect-game rematch.
David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News writes that the Phillies tipped their caps to Johnson.
George A. King of the New York Post writes that Alex Rodriguez left the game in the Yankees' loss to the Orioles with a sore groin that could be related to his hip injury of last season. King also writes that Brett Gardner is going to have an MRI examination of his injured thumb today. Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News writes that Jorge Posada continues catching drills but Joe Girardi won't reveal a return date for him going behind the plate.
Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun writes that Jake Arrieta won his major-league debut for the Orioles. Connolly and Don Markus write that the Orioles will interview Bobby Valentine for their manager's job today.
John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes that the Reds rallied for a victory over the Giants, their 12thwin in their last at-bat this season.
Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that the gassed Giants gave up the lead then the game.
Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer writes that Russell Branyan rescued the Indians from an evening of bloopers against the Red Sox with his game-winning single.
Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe writes that the Red Sox couldn't hold on. Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald writes that Jacoby Ellsbury was found to have another cracked rib. The Herald's Scott Lauber writes tyhat there was pain and gain for Dustin Pedroia as, despite having a sore knee, he broke out of his slump.
Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star writes that the Royals held on to beat the Twins as Wilson Betemit homered from both sides of the plate.
La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune writes that it was a near miss and a mess for the Twins.
Mike Rutsey of the Toronto Sun writes that the Blue Jays' bats came to life and Brett Cecil won his fifth straight game in a victory over the Rays.
Joe Smith of the St. Petersburg Times writes that the Rays failed to sweep the Blue Jays.
Anthony Andro of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes that it was another 12 runs and another win for Tommy Hunter as the Rangers beat the Mariners.
Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times writes that the sloppy Mariners gave up eight unearned runs. Joel Sherman of the New York Post writes the Yankees are not the only plot twist in the Cliff Lee drama.
Anthony Witrado of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes that the Brewers rescue a victory over the Cubs out of the muck.
Dave van Dyck of the Chicago Tribune writes that the Cubs dropped a sloppy stinker. Phil Rogers of the Tribune writes that the All-City team reveals dull prospects for the Cubs and White Sox.
Bernardo Fallas of the Houston Chronicle writes that Humberto Quintero and Tommy Manzella fueled the Astros' third straight victory over the Rockies.
Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post writes that analysisat the plate led to paralysis for the Rockies.
David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that Brooks Conrad kick-started a four-run rally in the ninth inning in the Braves' victory over the Diamondbacks. O'Brien also writes that Nate McLouth could land on the disabled list with a possible concussion.
Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic writes that the Braves pounced on the Diamondbacks' bullpen.
Gene Wang of the Washington Post writes that the Nationals lowered the broom on the Pirates with a three-game series sweep.
Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes that the Pirates losses and issues are mounting.
Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that the Cardinals bring back Jeff Suppan, who was released by the Brewers earlier this week.
Paul White of USA Today writes that expanding instant replay is not an easy call to make for Major League Baseball.
John Perrotto is an author of Baseball Prospectus.
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