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  1. Pitching four days in a row: A history

    David Schoenfield

    One of the craziest games of recent years took place on Monday, when the Phillies scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth to take a 6-5 lead, only to blow it in the ninth when Dan Uggla hit a grand slam for the Braves off Jake Diekman. One re...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  2. Managers continue to make bad lineups

    David Schoenfield

    The other day, SweetSpot TV co-host Eric Karabell said to me, "It seems like a third of managers are hitting their worst hitter first or second." True or not? Well, here are some examples: The impetus for our discussion was Tony Gwynn Jr., a...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  3. A day of pitching, pitching and pitching

    David Schoenfield

    There were 15 games played Wednesday. One-third of those games featured a shutout. Teams hit a collective .220 and averaged 2.8 runs per game. The Cubs played a doubleheader and didn't score a run, the first time that has happened since 1962 (the Cub...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  4. A forgotten part of baseball history

    David Schoenfield

    Today is Jackie Robinson Day across Major League Baseball, when the sport honors Robinson's legacy. When this date arrives each season -- this year is the 67th anniversary of Robinson's debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers -- I'm always reminded of my ...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  5. Time to crack down on substance abuse

    David Schoenfield

    It appears that Thursday night wasn't the first time Michael Pineda had apparently used some sort of foreign substance on his hand. As you can see in the photo above from his first start of the year in Toronto, there appears to be something that look...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  6. SweetSpot TV: Red Sox-Yankees preview

    David Schoenfield

    The Red Sox and Yankees kick off a four-game series at Yankee Stadium tonight with an interesting matchup between Clay Buchholz, who struggled his first start, and Michael Pineda, who looked very good in his first major league start since 2011. Eric ...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  7. Jones understandably sick of Tanaka talk

    David Schoenfield

    You know, I don't really blame Adam Jones all that much. Here he is, a three-time All-Star, a terrific all-around player -- he, Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout are the only three players to score 100 runs each of the past two seasons and he's ninth in ...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  8. Paul Goldschmidt owns Tim Lincecum

    David Schoenfield

    I don't know which stat is more amazing: After homering off Tim Lincecum last night, Paul Goldschmidt is now 13-for-24 with seven home runs off Lincecum; or, Goldschmidt's opposite-field home run was just the eighth by a right-handed batter at AT&T P...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  9. Stop sliding headfirst into first base!

    David Schoenfield

    For some reason, players just can't help themselves. Yasiel Puig has missed the past two Dodgers games after suffering a thumb injury while sliding headfirst into first base. On Tuesday night, Josh Hamilton slid headfirst into first base in the se...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  10. Where was Bernie Williams?

    David Schoenfield

    During the Yankees' Opening Day celebration on Monday, the club honored the so-called "Core Four" -- Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada. Susan Lulgjuraj of It's About the Money asks: What about Bernie Williams? Williams sp...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  11. Things we've learned after one series

    David Schoenfield

    Overreact after one series? Of course we're going to overreact! We're baseball fans. It's no fun if we just spout things like "small sample size" and "check back in two months." So, what have we learned after one series? Here are a few trends and thi...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  12. Marlins' Eovaldi could be breakout pitcher

    David Schoenfield

    Some quick thoughts on Tuesday's games and news ... Here's something you probably didn't know: Marlins right-hander Nathan Eovaldi had the highest fastball velocity last season of any pitcher who threw 100 innings. His 96.2 mph average fastball...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  13. Ten observations on Opening Day games

    David Schoenfield

    The first rule of Opening Day: Don't overreact to Opening Day. So these are merely observations from flipping around watching a bunch of different games. 1. At one point during the Cardinals-Reds opener, Adam Wainwright looked a little perturbed, ...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  14. Fourteen big questions for 2014

    David Schoenfield

    1. The Fast and the Furious III: Who wins the AL MVP Award? It's the third installment of the epic Mike Trout-Miguel Cabrera trilogy, made even more intriguing by the mammoth contracts the two players just signed. While you can come up with a doze...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  15. Thursday morning random thoughts

    David Schoenfield

    We're getting closer ... Watched the Baltimore-Tampa Bay game on Wednesday night since it featured Opening Day starters Chris Tillman and David Price. Considering the teams are division rivals, both starters may have held back just a bit and ne...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  16. SweetSpot TV: Ranking the left fielders

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and myself break down the BBTN 100's top left fielders. Left field was once the domain of sluggers like Greg Luzinski and Jim Rice and Manny Ramirez and it didn't matter if you played any defense as long as you hit 30 home runs and knoc...

    Blog | March 26, 2014