July 31, 2007 § Leave a comment
July 29, 2007 § Leave a comment
The Tigers who are on a bit of a skid right now losing their last 5 out of 7 games, will take on the Angels tonight for game 3 of the 3 game series. The Angels won lastnight 10-3 and Tigers are left frustrated with their struggling play as of late. Tonight Jeremy Bonderman will get the start for the Tigers and he hopes to turn things back around and get the Tigers back in the right direction. Bonderman has been great this season he is 10-2 with a 3.69 era. Taking the mound for the Angels today will be Dustin Moseley. Moseley the Texas native is 4-1 with a 4.06 era this season. Tonights game should be a battle and a good one to watch for sure.
July 27, 2007 § Leave a comment
The Indians made a deal with the Texas Rangers this afternoon. Kenny Lofton will be heading back to the Indians for his 3rd time around with them. Kenny Lofton played for Clevelend from 92-96 and 98-01. The Indians traded single a catcher Max Ramirez for the 40 year old Kenny Lofton. Now the next question for the Rangers is if Teixeira is gonna be the next player to head out in a trade. Thier is a lot of talk that Teixeira could be heading to Atlanta, the trade deadline is coming up in just a couple days so we should all know soon whats going to happen around the league.
July 27, 2007 § Leave a comment
The Padres are in Houston tonight to take on the Astros who are fresh off of winning 2 of the 3 games against the Dodgers, and taking game one against the Padres lastnight.The Astros who have been really struggling are now on a 3 game winning streak. The Astros are having to look to other bats and sparks on the team with the loss of rookie sensation Hunter Pence who is on the 15 day DL with a wrist injury. The Astros have called up Jason Lane from Triple A Round Rock to play center field for the injured Pence. The Astros are sending Houston native Woody Williams to the hill tonight. Williams is 5-11 with a 5.03 era this year. The Padres are sending one of the best pitchers in the league this season to the mound tonight. Jake Peavey is 9-5 with a 2.47 era so far this season. Peavey who was pitching very well up to the all star break has been struggling a bit in his recent starts. Peavey hasnt won a game in a while and he will be coming out hungry to shut down the Astros and get the Padres a win. It should be an intresting match up tonight to see if the Astros can keep the winning streak going, and to see if Jake Peavey will give the Padres one of his much expected dominate starts.
July 26, 2007 § Leave a comment
Will Bonds go deep today? Will he get closer to the record? You can never predict these types of things and i dunno if he will hit any homeruns tonight. Maybe the pressure is building up on Bonds and its effecting his at bats. Anyways to be honest im more excited about watching rookie right hander Tim Lincecum pitch against the bats of Chipper Jones, and Andruw Jones. Lincecum takes the hill for the Giants tonight with a 5-2 record and a 3.96 era with 95 strike outs in just 86.1 innings pitched. Lincecum has become even more deadly since he added a very good change up to go along with heater and the curve ball. Heading to the mound for Atlanta is Buddy Carlyle. Carlyle is 5-2 with a 4.05 era with 40 strike outs in 60 innings pitched this season. The Giants edged out the Braves lastnight 2-1 and look to Lincecum to bring the heat against the Braves.
July 25, 2007 § Leave a comment
I have become a pretty big Tim Lincecum fan since his Major League Baseball debut on May 6th this season. Lincecum throws very hard and has been very effective and has especially thrown very well in his last 2 starts. Lincecum has recently developed a very good change up to go along with his fastball and curveball. In Lincecum’s last 2 starts which were against the Cubs and the Brewers (both teams are playing and hitting well this season) Lincecum has given up just 1 earned run and struck out 8 in each of those starts. Lincecum is 5-2 with a 3.96 era with 95 strike outs in just 86.1 innings pitched so far this season since his May debut. I enjoy watching Lincecum pitch which for me is one of the benefits for having MLB TV, otherwise I would rarely get to see him pitch cause they dont show Giants cames here in Austin Texas. Just the fact that he is being this effective at the age of 23 makes me believe that he will continue to improve and be even more effective each season as long as he stays healthy. Staying healthy is always the most important thing to think about when talking about pitchers and and athletes in general. Im even willing to compare Lincecum to Verlander of the Detroit Tigers. Verlander is a hard thrower and obviously very productive as a rookie last year which earned him the rookie of the year award last year. I know Lincecum has a ways to go but he has been very impressive this season and he has deffinently won me over as a big fan. I look forward to tuning in to all his starts speaking of which he will be starting tomorrow night against the Braves. So for those out their who may not want to watch a Giants game or be a Giants fan because of Barry Bonds remeber that thier is a very impressive fire ball throwing right hander by the name of Tim Lincecum who pitches for the Giants and is for sure worth watching. I wouldnt be surprised to see him throw a no hitter in his promising career.
July 25, 2007 § 1 Comment
The Tigers will be looking to really bounce back tonight against the White Sox after losing both games to the Sox in yesterdays double header. The Tigers will send the veteran Kenny Rogers to the mound tonight to try and shut down the Sox. Rogers is 3-2 this season with a 3.77 era. Heading to the mound for the White Sox is Jose Contreras. Contreras is 5-12 with a 5.76 era. I beleive tonight is the night that the Tigers do bounce back and get their offense to click on all cylinders again. Curtis Granderson is swinging a hot bat right now so I look for him to have a big day at the plate. Jim Thome went 2-2 and 2-3 in yesterdays double header for the White Sox. Tonights game should be good but I do look for the Tigers to get back on the winning edge with tonights game.