| Apr 8, 2009
SAN DIEGO - Heath Bell rang in the post-Trevor Hoffman era in San Diego, striking out the side in the ninth inning to save the Padres' 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
It was the first save opportunity this season for Bell, promoted to closer after...
| Mar 30, 2009
For the better part of 16 seasons, a ninth-inning lead in San Diego meant listening to Hells Bells while Trevor Hoffman made his way to the mound to close out yet another Padres victory.
That tune has changed. It's Heath Bell's time now. In an...
| Apr 7, 2008
Un hit productor de Chin-lung Hu en la novena entrada frente a Trevor Hoffman y otra buena actuación de los lanzadores llevaron a los Dodgers a su segunda serie ganada al vencer ayer 3-2 a los Padres en San Diego.
Los Dodgers habían ganado dos de tres...
| May 13, 2008
| 10:19 PM
With a 17-m.p.h. wind blowing out and journeyman left-hander Shawn Estes on the mound for San Diego, the conditions seemed ripe for another Cubs blowout.
But nothing seems to play to form for the Cubs this year, and after putting his team in an early...
| Jun 4, 2008
| 10:37 PM
Two months into the season, the Cubs are the obvious front-runner for the National League pennant, an unfamiliar position for many of the players.
"Yeah, we are right now," Aramis Ramirez said. "But last year at this time, Milwaukee was the same way...
| Jul 15, 2008
| 11:42 PM
Baseball's All-Stars came to say goodbye to Yankee Stadium -- and what a long, long goodbye it was.
In a game that started Tuesday night and faded well into Wednesday, Justin Morneau slid home just in time on Michael Young's sacrifice fly in the 15th...
| Oct 8, 2009
| 4:33 PM
Ten Major League Baseball players have just learned they're in the running for the 2009 Hutch Award®. A national committee has released a list of 10 players, one of whom will go on to receive the prestigious Hutch Award and visit Fred Hutchinson Cancer...
| Oct 12, 2009
Little league World Series champs Luke Ramirez and Kiko Garcia are the new faces of an anti-violence campaign being launched to protect youth victims across the nation.
The Park View All-Star hard hitters were in Poway on Saturday to kick off the...
| Nov 19, 2009
| 2:50 PM
San Francisco Giants ace Tim Lincecum won the NL Cy Young Award on Thursday for the second straight year, emerging from one of the tightest votes in the history of the honor to become the first repeat winner since Randy Johnson.
The wiry right-hander,...
| Jul 6, 2009
There's an easy explanation for why Padres closer Heath Bell made the Major League Baseball All-Star team
"I just love playing baseball," Bell said. "I still have fun to this day. I'm 31 years-old and I'm still having a blast everyday coming to the...
| Jul 24, 2009
LOS ANGELES -- The chills were pure Gibson.
The breathlessness was all Finley.
In the history of the Dodgers' Hollywood homers, the blast was a little bit of each, lacking the history but equaling the histrionics.
Said Dodgers team historian Mark...
| Apr 3, 2009
| 4:34 PM
NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL
CHICAGO CUBS (97-64, 1st)
MANAGER: Lou Piniella (3rd season)
PAYROLL: $145 million
X-FACTOR: Isn't combustible Milton Bradley, now on his sixth team, the only choice for this category everywhere he goes?
BEST CASE: A deep...