Category Archives: Player Feature

Read: The Day Kerry Wood Almost Retired

Via Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal: The pivotal moment of Kerry Wood's career didn't happen at Wrigley Field. And it won't happen at Rangers Ballpark this weekend. It happened on a slab of concrete behind a gray, indistinct building in Phoenix, not far from the airport, one morning in June 2007. Mr. Wood had ...

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Pitching, Not Throwing, Key Tonight for Phil Hughes

Via the NY Daily News: "He forgot to pitch," was the way the scout put it by phone Friday [talking about Phil Hughes]. "I got the feeling that he had so much success with his fastball against Minnesota (in Game 3 of the AL division series) that he fell in love with the idea of ...

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A.J. Burnett vs. Tommy Hunter By The Numbers

Like it or not, A.J. Burnett is starting tonight for the Yankees. At least he's going up against Texas' least impressive starter in Tommy Hunter. Here is a look at this matchup by the numbers: 2010 Numbers: Hunter: 23 G, 13-4 record, 128 IP, 3.73 ERA, 1.24 WHIP. Burnett: 33 G, 10-15 record, 186.2 IP, 5.26 ...

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ALCS Game 1 Pitching Stats: CC Sabathia vs. C.J. Wilson

Tonight's pitching showdown is between two lefties CC Sabathia vs. C.J. Wilson. One a big hefty ace of the staff and the other is much smaller comparably who doesn't have the resume of Sabathia, but has done a great job in 2010. Sabathia is known for leading the league in wins this season ...

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The Long Journey of Phil Hughes Leading To His Postseason Starting Debut Tonight

Phillip Joseph Hughes, better known simply as Phil Hughes, has had a very tumultuous career thus far and has hurdled many challenges on his way to his postseason starting debut tonight in the Bronx. In high school, Hughes was a first team All-American pitcher, while posting a combined 21-1 record between his Junior and ...

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Andy Pettitte’s Stats vs. the Twins

Going up against Carl Pavano tonight is the man who has been winning big playoff games for the Yankees since 1996, Andy Pettitte. Here are his pertinent numbers against the Twins. 2010 overall numbers: 21 G, 11-3 record, 129 IP, 123 H, 41 BB, 101 K, 3.28 ERA, 1.27 WHIP. Career numbers vs. the Twins: 21 G, ...

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Carl Pavano’s Stats vs. the Yankees

The former American Idle and current Italian B-movie star Carl Pavano starts tonight against the Yankees as the Twins try to get back into the series after falling behind 1-0 last night. Here are some pertinent stats. 2010 overall numbers: 32 G, 17-11 record, 221 IP, 227 H, 37 BB, 117 K, 3.75 ERA, 1.19 WHIP. Career ...

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CC Sabathia’s Stats vs. the Twins

The Twins have their ace Francisco Liriano going up against the Yankees tonight, but the Bombers have an ace of their own on the mound that isn't too shabby either in CC Sabathia. Let's take a look at his numbers against the Twins. 2010 overall numbers: 34 G, 21-7 record, 237.2 IP, 209 H, 74 ...

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