| Jul 13, 2013
| 3:49 PM
The All-Snubbed team
It's called the All-Star game — but not all the stars who deserve to play in the exhibition will be at Citi Field on Tuesday.
Some missed their flights to New York because of the rule requiring each team to have at least one...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 10:53 PM
What was just another Saturday night game for the Dodgers was something of far greater significance for Hyun-Jin Ryu.
The Dodgers left-hander rarely has had as many eyes on him as he did in this game against the Cincinnati Reds, which marked his first...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Skip Schumaker doesn’t look like a guy who would try to steal the spotlight. A guy who would photo bomb that nice picture of Hyun-Jin Ryu and Shin-Soo Choo’s big moment.
But there he was, playing only because Carl Crawford was sick, and...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 7:18 PM
At the end of a very long day, the Cincinnati Reds were fretting on their bench. How would starter Mat Latos describe the mood?
"Anxiety," he said.
And, with a few 100-mph fastballs, Aroldis Chapman turned the anxiety into instantaneous joy....
| Apr 6, 2013
| 8:55 PM
Ian Desmond slapped his hands together as hard as he could when he approached home plate, about to score the go-ahead run in the 11th inning.
His rough day was ending with a very good moment.
Desmond made two errors that helped the Cincinnati Reds...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:22 PM
Never underestimate Mike Ilitch's appetite for a championship.
While the Tigers loved what they got from Anibal Sanchez a year ago, they didn't have $80 million budgeted to keep him off the free-agent market. But that's what Dave Dombrowski persuaded...
| May 28, 2013
1. Cardinals (2): They haven't lost a series in May, with a win over Clayton Kershaw on Sunday their latest achievement. Their pitching depth is being tested, but they still have Michael Wacha in the wings. That's impressive.
2. Tigers (4): Miguel...
| May 26, 2013
| 6:31 PM
Starting pitching is everything, right?
After all, the 10 major league teams that had the lowest starters' earned-run average averaged 91 wins last season. This year, eight of the top 10 teams in ERA are winning almost 60 percent of their games,...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 8:03 PM
The Washington Nationals acquired center fielder Denard Span for his ability to hit leadoff and play defense.
Saturday against Cincinnati, it was his fielding that stole the show.
Span made pair of impressive catches to halt Reds rallies, Bryce Harper...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 8:33 PM
Gio Gonzalez showed that he's better than his last two outings.
After giving up 12 runs in nine innings over those two starts, Gonzalez pitched a gem on Thursday night. The right-hander held Cincinnati's powerful lineup to one hit in eight innings and...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 8:46 PM
Johnny Cueto ordered three runs. His Cincinnati teammates dutifully delivered.
The Reds pitcher came off the mound after the sixth inning of his start Sunday against the Washington Nationals with the score tied, 3-all.
“I said, ‘I want three...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 4:22 AM
Our two Lehigh Valley products in the big leagues -- Phillies catcher Brian Schneider and A's catcher Anthony Recker -- both got starts on Friday night and both made their presence felt in games that played out late in California. Schneider, the...