Posts Tagged ‘mlb’

Fantasy Baseball 2Knight

Posted: August 3, 2011 by frankthetank44 in Sports
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The Captain's Locker

August 2nd is a memorable day for me. For one, because it’s my Mother’s birthday. But the other was because of what happened in 1979. It was the day that Yankee catcher and captain Thurman Munson died in a plane crash. Yankee Stadium plays a great tribute video but I can’t find it on Youtube. None of the tributes I found there really did it justice.


Rockies OF CarGo hopes to return from his wrist injury on Saturday.

In good news/bad news for the Rockies, star SS Troy Tulowitzki left Tuesday night’s game in the 8th inning after injuring the pinky finger on his throwing hand.  He was 0-2 with a walk at that point in the game.

Marlins SS HanRam left Tuesday night’s game with a sprained shoulder.

Dodgers rookie SP Rubby De La Rosa will need Tommy John surgery.  Expect him to miss most if not all of the 2012 season as well.

White Sox 1B Paul Konerko remained out after taking a pitch to the knee over the weekend.

Orioles SP Jake Arrieta is having his next scheduled start on Saturday vs Toronto skipped.  He is dealing with bone spurs on his elbow and his season could be in jeopardy.

Mets SP Johan Santana was scratched from his scheduled rehab start on Thursday due to lingering soreness in his left shoulder.




2011 State Farm Home Run Derby

Posted: July 12, 2011 by frankthetank44 in Sports
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Yankees over Red Sox yet again

Yankees 2B Robinson Cano won the 2011 State Farm Home Run Derby by beating Red Sox 1B Adrian Gonzalez 12-11 in the Final Round. Both hitters set a record for most homers in a final round. A-Gone obviously set his first, and Cano broke it. Both slugged 20 homers thru the first 2 rounds. Brewers 1B and NL team captain Prince Fielder hit the longest homer of the night measured at 474 feet.  Cano’s father Jose, a former major league pitcher, pitched to Cano & Big Papi for the AL team.

After the jump is a video of the catch of the night, and also a preview of the starting lineups for Tuesday’s All Star Game.


2011 State Farm Home Run Derby Preview

Posted: July 11, 2011 by frankthetank44 in Sports
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Everybody knows chicks dig the long ball

The 2011 State Farm Home Run Derby will take place Monday night at 8 PM EST from Chase Field in Arizona. This year, it was set up a little differently. There were 2 captains named, one from the AL & one from the NL, and then they chose 3 teammates from their respective leagues.
The American League captain was David Ortiz, the 2010 Home Run Derby champ. The DH has 19 homers this season and this is Big Papi’s 5th Home Run Derby. He chose as his teammates :


Derek Jeter Day

Posted: July 10, 2011 by frankthetank44 in Sports
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Greatest Yankee ever??

July 9,2011 will forever be known as Derek Jeter Day.  Jeter entered Saturday’s game at 2,998 career hits.  One 5-5 game later, he became the 28th member of baseball’s 3,000 hit club.  He also because the 2nd player ever to hit a home run for his 3,000th hit, former teammate  Wade Boggs being the first.  He’s also the ONLY Yankee to have 3000 hits.  Think about that for a minute.  Of all the members of Cooperstown in hats with the interlocking NY and the pinstripes, Jeter is the only one with 3000 hits in his career.

Saturday afternoon, after singling in the first inning for hit #2,999, he came up in the bottom of the fourth and took a David Price slider deep into the left field bleachers on a 3-2 pitch.  It was a no-doubter and it set off bedlam in the stands.  23 year old Christian Lopez of Highland Mills, NY was the lucky fan to catch the souvenir.  He gave the ball back to Jeter, saying he earned it and it never occurred to him to keep it.  The Yankees rewarded him with 4 tickets to every game for the rest of the year and some signed Derek Jeter memorabilia.  3 balls, 3 bats & 2 jerseys all signed by Jeter.

Of course, Jeter wasn’t done..his 5th hit of the day came in the bottom of the eighth inning of a 4-4 game.  He singled in the winning run in a perfect day for the Yankee captain.  The Yankees beat their division rival Tampa Bay Rays 5-4.  Stay tuned to the HBO documentary regarding his pursuit of history.

Check out the video of the historic hit :


Fantasy Baseball 2Knight

Posted: April 19, 2011 by frankthetank44 in Sports
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Come and listen to a story bout a man named Jed...Lowrie that is

It was Patriots Day in Boston today, and the Red Sox hosted the Blue Jays in the earliest start time of the year, especially for a week day game. 11:00 AM EST. SS Jed Lowrie went 4-5 with a homer and 4 RBI. SP Dice K went 7 innings only giving up a hit and no runs with 1 walk and 3 Ks.


Reds SP Mike Leake, who is too cool to take the time to sign an autograph for me, was arrested and charged with shoplifting $60 in T-shirts from an Ohio Macys today.  His annual salary is $425,00 BTW.  He also received a $2.3M signing bonus.  He made headlines in his rookie year last year for skipping the minor leagues entirely and going right from Arizona St to the big leagues.



Fantasy Baseball 2Knight

Posted: April 17, 2011 by frankthetank44 in Sports
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The Rangers Nightmare wasn't on Elm was on 161st.

Yankees SP Freddy Garcia finally got his chance to pitch Saturday in the Bronx and got his first win in a Yankee uniform. After being rained out in his last scheduled start, Garcia pitched 6 shutout innings against the Rangers allowing only 2 hits.



Fantasy Baseball 2Knight

Posted: April 16, 2011 by frankthetank44 in Sports
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How many lumps do you want Dodger pitchers???

Big Puma Lance Berkman led the Cardinals to another romp over the Dodgers 11-2 by hitting 2 homers. Albert Pujols had a 2 homer game as well.


Yankees SP Phil Hughes went on the DL with a tired arm.  Can someone put Charlie Sheen on the DL for a tired act?

Giants OF Andres Torres is on the 15 day DL with an achilles injury.

Rockies ace Ubaldo Jiminez will return from the DL Tuesday vs the Giants.

Twins C Joe Mauer is already on the DL with leg soreness, but was diagnosed with a viral infection.  They think that may be what is causing his issues.

Yankees C Russell Martin will get a well deserved day off on Saturday.  He’s the only player in the major leagues to play every inning of this season so far.

Phillies P Roy Oswalt left the 6th inning of his start with a back injury.  He said he should be fine for his next start.

Red Sox OF Carl Crawford will receive the day off Saturday.