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• The Giants share one World Series record with the rival Dodgers. Both franchises have lost 12 World Series. The Dodgers have won six, the Giants five. The Yankees, winners of 27, have also lost the most, 13. • One of the four longest...
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
Why the Giants believe they can win…. Pitching, pitching and pitching. Then there’s that little matter of clutch hitting up and down the lineup. Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain and Jonathan Sanchez have been terrific this postseason. Combined...
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
As has been the case all season and throughout the playoffs, we expect outstanding pitching in the World Series. The Giants feature four starters (Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, Jonathan Sanchez and Madison Bumgarner) capable of shutting down the best of...
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
Going into the season, most baseball experts expected the Yankees and Phillies in the World Series. Coming out of the season, most experts still expected the powers from New York and Philadelphia to face each other in a rematch of the 2009 series....
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
1. Two franchises in the National League — Atlanta and Arizona have collected the Cy Young award four consecutive seasons. But only one franchise in the AL has won as many as three consecutive awards. What American League team had three...
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
Cliff Lee is firmly cemented among the best postseason pitchers ever. He is 7-0 in his eight starts with a 1.26 ERA. His latest gem Monday night confirmed that he is better than the Yankees. He proved too tough for the Rays twice, now has three...
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
 2011 Difference-makers2011 Potential Front-LinersOther 2011 NotablesFree in 2012CVictor MartinezJohn BuckRod BarajasRyan Doumit*  Gerald LairdRamon HernandezYadier Molina*  Miguel Olivo* Bengie Molina Jorge...
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4 years ago
In August, Ross was merely playing out the season in Florida in front of (generously) 10,000 fans every night. But after a call from the Giants — presumably to keep the rival Padres from getting him — Ross has become a postseason hero...
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
How can the Texas Rangers recover from such a devastating loss? In the span of five hitters, the Texas bullpen allowed two walks and three singles, which were converted to five runs, blowing a clutch performance from starter C.J. Wilson. Meanwhile...
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4 years ago
ALCS New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers Game 1 – Fri. – 8:00 – at Texas C.C. Sabathia vs. C.J. Wilson Game 2 – Sat. – 4:00 – at Texas Phil Hughes v. Colby Lewis Game 3 – Mon. – 8:00 – at New...
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
NLCS San Francisco Giants vs. Philadelphia Phillies Game 1 – Sat. – 7:30 – at Philadelphia Tim Lincecum v. Roy Halladay Game 2 – Sun. – 8:00 – at Philadelphia Jonathan Sanchez v. Roy Oswalt Game 3 – Tue...
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
Today should be a celebration of the amazing managerial career of Bobby Cox. In his second stint as the Atlanta skipper from 1990-2010, he took 15 of his 21 Braves’ teams to the postseason. From 1991-2005 (no champion in 1994 because of the...
Patrick Snow
4 years ago
San Fran used excellent picthing to out the feel-good Bobby Cox led Atlanta Braves last night. Much like they did the entire second half of the season.Atlanta didn't pitch too poorly either. However, the Giants bats will have to take it up a...
Braden Gall
4 years ago
The salute to Bobby Cox last night was pretty special. Obviously the veteran manager would have loved to go out with another nine wins to his credit, but last night was all it could have been after a loss in an elimination game. Prior to Cox...
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
While the Phillies are celebrating a sweep over the Reds and — rightfully so — feel like the best team in the game right now, fans and players were suffering in Atlanta. The Braves aren't eliminated yet, but second baseman Brooks...
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
1. Philadelphia PhilliesNo team can match the starting pitching of Halladay, Oswalt and Hamels.2. New York YankeesWith Pettitte healthy, the Yanks are a tough matchup.3. Tampa Bay RaysCan win with pitching, defense, power and speed.4. Texas...
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
It's so refreshing to see Roy Halladay so calm throughout his no-hitter against the Reds. The most impressive may have been how he referred to "we" after the game, deflecting too much credit away from himself. I suspect the Phillies...
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
by Bruce HermanA little scheduling twiddling has accelerated the free agent process somewhat this year. Within five days after the World Series (instead of 15), you’ll know who’s on the market — except for the non-tenders, which...
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
Kirk Gibson took over as interim manager of the last-place Diamondbacks on July 1 and worked with interim general manager Jerry DiPoto. Now DiPoto is gone, replaced as general manager by Kevin Towers on Sept. 22.Will Towers retain Gibson? Chances...
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
By BOB DUTTONAthlon Sports ContributorIs it now or never this autumn for the Rays?Principal owner Stuart Sternberg isn’t backing away from plans to slash the club’s $72 million payroll before next season.“No question,”...
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
Philly’s Tri-CyThe first National League pitcher to win 20 games and long entrenched as a league-leader in other measures of performance, Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy Halladay moved a stride ahead of the other Cy Young Award contenders.Now,...
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4 years ago
Welcome to Fantasy Spin Cycle, AthlonSports.com’s bi-weekly “cheat sheet” covering myriad topics in a quick-hitting style intended to help keep you in the game from the first pitch of the season to the final bubbly shower in...
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4 years ago
By Roch Kubatko Yankees-Rays Prize FightThe New York Yankees weren’t giving up first place without a fight.They found one at Tropicana Field.They went 11 rounds with the Tampa Bay Rays Monday night in the first game of a crucial series in St...
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4 years ago
Phillies Finally Right Their ShipIt’s not like the Atlanta Braves have staged a complete collapse.This has been no Dog Days swoon, no Shades of ‘82, when a Joe Torre-managed club went 2-19 to go from nine games ahead to four behind,...
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By BOB DUTTONAthlon Sports ContributorGirardi wants a rested bullpen when Yankees enter postseasonHow much is home-field advantage worth in the American League? Not enough, Yankees manager Joe Girardi contends, to overtax his bullpen as the regular...
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