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  1. Underrated Doug Fister keeps Nats alive

    David Schoenfield

    You can't predict the postseason. It's Nationals 4, Giants 1 in Game 3, as Madison Bumgarner and Doug Fister locked up in scoreless tie into the seventh. Five key moments: 1. Madison Bumgarner throws away Wilson Ramos' bunt. Get fired up! #Nats l...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  2. Royals knock out C.J. Wilson in first

    David Schoenfield

    Down 2-0 in the series, what's the worst thing that could happen to the Angels other than a pop fly into shallow right field on which Mike Trout, Kole Calhoun, Howie Kendrick and Albert Pujols all collide and get knocked out of the game? How about...

    Blog | October 05, 2014
  3. Five things we learned Monday

    David Schoenfield

    Six days of regular-season baseball left. Barring a tie-breaker. Catch the latest standings, playoff odds and upcoming schedule at the Hunt for October page. 1. Andrew McCutchen is a baseball deity, conqueror of enemy moundsmen and lifeblood of Pi...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  4. Five things we learned Wednesday

    David Schoenfield

    Check out the latest standings, playoff odds and upcoming schedules at the world-famous Hunt for October page. 1. This is how Mariners fans feel right now. Mariners rookie James Paxton was filthy, matching zeroes with Angels left-hander C.J. W...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  5. Five things we learned Tuesday

    David Schoenfield

    1. The Tigers had the biggest win of the night. J.D. Martinez's magical season continued with a three-run shot to dead center off Cody Allen in the ninth to give the Tigers a 4-2 lead that Joe Nathan then protected. With Allen struggling to throw ...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  6. The year Rabbit Maranville hit cleanup

    David Schoenfield

    Houston Astros manager Bo Porter hit Jose Altuve cleanup the past two games, which certainly makes him one of the more unique cleanup hitters in history. Altuve is listed at 5-foot-6, which may be generous an inch or two, and has just 14 career home ...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  7. Woodrow Wilson, fantasy baseball player

    David Schoenfield

    Here is a fascinating piece from the great baseball historian John Thorn, outlining the details and discovery of 28th president Woodrow Wilson's childhood obsession with baseball. Thorn writes: Like the protagonist in Robert Coover's 1968 novel The ...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  8. Happy Birthday, Ruben Amaro Jr.

    David Schoenfield

    A fun day for birthdays. A quick rundown of some of the interesting names ... Chick Hafey: Born 1903 Hafey was a big league regular for only six seasons -- in spite of which the Veterans Committee elected him to the Hall of Fame in a weak momen...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  9. A wild and crazy day of transactions

    David Schoenfield

    Take a deep breath. If Tuesday's slew of transactions is any sign of what will happen at next week's winter meetings, then be prepared for a great week of rumors, deals and signings. As for Tuesday, so much happened that I'm starting to believe the R...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  10. Angels' D needs fixing as much as pitching

    David Schoenfield

    After winning five American League West titles in six seasons, the Angels missed the playoffs in 2010 and 2011 and replaced general manager Tony Reagins with Jerry Dipoto. In 2012, they signed Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson as free agents and Mike Tro...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  11. Fun stats with awesome Miguel Cabrera

    David Schoenfield

    So much for Miguel Cabrera resting. He played Wednesday and went 1-for-4, including a bases-clearing double in the eighth inning of the Tigers' 7-1 win over the Twins. From ESPN Stats & Information, highest career batting average with the bases lo...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  12. Is Pirates' bullpen being overworked?

    David Schoenfield

    The Pittsburgh Pirates continue to win -- six in a row after beating the Mariners 4-2 with two ninth-inning runs on Wednesday and finishing off a 7-2 road trip against the Reds, Angels and Mariners. With a makeshift rotation filling in the gaps wi...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  13. Ten awesome things about Miguel Cabrera

    David Schoenfield

    Miguel Cabrera leads the American League in batting average (.382) and RBIs (37) as he tries to go for another Triple Crown. It seems unfair to even suggest that would be possible, but if he goes on a home run tear at some point, I wouldn't put it pa...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  14. Josh Hamilton continues to struggle

    David Schoenfield

    The first rule of April: It's too early to panic. The second rule April: It's never too early to panic. So the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim returned to the sun and the strip malls and the land where orange groves once filled the horizo...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  15. The myth of the proven closer

    David Schoenfield

    2012 Giants: Sergio Romo, three career saves before 2012. 2011 Cardinals: Jason Motte, 12 career saves when postseason began. 2010 Giants: Brian Wilson, 3.73 career ERA at start of season. 2009 Phillies: Reached World Series despite closer Brad Li...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  16. Longest positional All-Star droughts: AL

    David Schoenfield

    In writing about the Mariners' catching woes in my previous post, I mentioned the Mariners have had only one All-Star appearance from a catcher in franchise history, Dan Wilson in 1996. I thought it would be fun to go back and look at the longest ...

    Blog | March 14, 2013