New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 10 games Thursday after being caught using pine tar to help him grip the ball.
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UNLV is tied for second in the Mountain West, four games back of New Mexico in the loss column, and what felt like a certainty a few weeks ago when it came to NCAA at-large chances for the Rebels isn’t all that assured now. Which in no way has their head coach worried.
On the cover of the new book Jerry Reuss finally got around to writing is a picture of him standing on the pitcher’s mound looking mostly irritated, and of Tommy Lasorda, looking mostly blurry, in the foreground. Blurry Lasorda, it can be assumed, is about to remove irritated Reuss from the ballgame.
Of all the ways to measure the health of Keola Paragas’ pitching arm, the number six does it best. As in, six starts this season for the Green Valley baseball team.
Through 19 games, former Bonanza High star and top Chicago Cubs prospect is hitting .303 with 4 homers and 10 RBIs.
I’m not sure if winning leads to more dialogue. Or if larger crowds translate to the opening of minds and doors in and around City Hall. Or if success on a scoreboard means more in a board room.
Chaparral leadoff hitter Jose Ortiz had quite a day swinging the bat on Tuesday.
Albert Pujols reached 500 homers in a hurry. The Los Angeles Angels’ first baseman hit a pair of shots off Washington Nationals right-hander Taylor Jordan on Tuesday night — a three-run homer in the first inning and two-run drive in the fifth — to become the 26th player in major league history to reach the milestone.
Invited to his first big league training camp this spring with the New York Mets, Eric Campbell wasn’t content just to be there. Named the 51s’ Most Valuable Player by the coaching staff last season, Campbell made a strong bid to make the Mets as a utility man.
Strong pitching has been a constant of late for Basic’s baseball team.