Justin Masterson makes copy editors’ knees weak.
The tater trots for August 23: only eight home runs were hit on Thursday with five of them in one game.
It raises a good question, though. *Has* a team tried to score 14 runs every game and go 124-1?
The final episode of the 1980s show “St. Elsewhere” calls into question the existence of some key baseball moments.
Figuring out who uses or used, when and why, and what we can take from the exercise.
Two of the best young lefties in the game faced off earlier this week. Doug breaks down the matchup.
Ben and Sam discuss Austin Jackson’s excellent catch, whether he’s the best defensive center fielder in baseball, and whether it’s even possible to decide one way or another, then dissect Seattle’s eight-game winning streak to see if it’s the start of something good or a fluke that will soon be forgotten.
Oakland’s success this year is all the more surprising considering they have departed from the small-market blueprint perfected by Tampa Bay.
Injuries clear playing time (and VP spots) for Wise, Blackmon, and Podsednik.
Derek helps you parse the two-start starters in this week’s Planner.
In a battle of 2012’s most disappointing teams, the Angels and Red Sox put on a clinic on how to stage a proper meltdown.
The Yankees lose Ivan Nova to the DL, but they are set to activate their ace today.
Do pitchers get worse at the plate the more time they spend in the minor leagues?
Five older players on contending teams have defied the aging curve by having unexpected success this year. How have they done it, and can it continue?
Giancarlo Stanton’s recent rampage against the Rockies inspires two questions: Have the Rockies ever had a “real” power hitter? And if not, why the heck haven’t they?