I do regular radio spots in Baltimore, and we’ve long talked about Jim Johnson’s ability to close out games for the Orioles without possessing a dominant strikeout punch. Johnson’s strikeout rate has improved markedly in 2013, but his hit rate has also soared. In his past three appearances (all blown saves), the Baltimore closer has […]

On Sunday, many articles were written about the omission of Bryce Harper from the National League All-Star team and the online push to vote him into the final spot began. Fans in Chicago are still trying to figure out how catcher A.J. Pierzynski was left off of the squad by Texas manager Ron Washington. Washington […]

Tuesday’s contest between the White Sox and the Minnesota Twins was destined to be a “get right” game. The flailing South Siders ranked among the game’s biggest embarrassments through the season’s first month. Minnesota starter Francisco Liriano entered the season as a Cy Young hopeful. He toed the rubber in the bottom of the first […]

The Major League Baseball season always opens with a flurry of injury notes. We are accustomed to seeing a litany of notes regarding strained hamstrings, ankle tweaks and myriad elbow and shoulder woes (I’ll have another note up about the breaking news in the Cubs rotation in a few minutes). I’m not sure that “emergency […]