View Full Version : Major League Baseball Game Thread (Wednesday, April 25th, 2012)

04-25-2012, 03:29 AM

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Game 1, 12:35 PM ET, PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Radio: COL: KOA 850 PIT: KDKA-FM 93.7

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Juan Nicasio, RHP
1-0, 6.19 ERA

In his second start at Coors Field since suffering a broken neck and fractured skull last Aug. 5, Nicasio picked up his first win of the year Wednesday. The right-hander tossed 6 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on seven hits.

James McDonald, RHP
0-1, 3.45 ERA

McDonald was removed after allowing one run and three hits in four innings on Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

Game 2, 3:35 PM ET, PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Radio: COL: KOA 850 PIT: KDKA-FM 93.7

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Jhoulys Chacin, RHP
0-1, 4.80 ERA

Dominant through five innings on Friday vs. the Brewers, a rough sixth kept Chacin from getting his first win of the season. The right-hander retired the first 10 batters he faced, and allowed three runs on four hits over seven innings.

Charlie Morton, RHP
0-1, 3.60 ERA

Charlie Morton pitched well in a losing effort against the Cardinals on Friday, allowing just one earned run on four hits in five innings of work. He struck out six and walked three, though he needed 93 pitches to get through his five innings.

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1:10 PM ET, Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Radio: HOU: KTRH 740, KLAT 1010 MIL: WTMJ 620, ESPN Deportes 1510
TV: HOU: FS-H, DirecTV-678, Dish446, DishHD-9516

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J.A. Happ, LHP
1-1, 4.00 ERA

Happ is the only Astros starter to have given his club a quality start in his first three outings of the season. He's pitched six innings three times, allowing three earned runs twice and two earned once to start 2-0.

Shaun Marcum, RHP
1-1, 3.79 ERA

Marcum is 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA in three starts against Houston, all of them last season, including a pair of scoreless seven-inning outings.

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2:20 PM ET, Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
Radio: STL: KMOX 1120 CHC: WGN 720

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Lance Lynn, RHP
3-0, 1.42 ERA

Lynn became the club's first three-game winner and has allowed only one run in each of his starts. He was efficient on Friday, and confused hitters by mixing up pitch sequences. Lynn is being aggressive, which should help him to keep pitching deep.

Chris Volstad, RHP
0-2, 6.19 ERA

Volstad is still looking for that first win; he doesn't have one since last July 10. In his last outing vs. the Reds, he gave up five earned runs over five innings. He lost April 14 to the Cardinals, serving up four runs over six innings.

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3:35 PM ET, Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California
Radio: CWS: WSCR 670, 97.5 ESPN Deportes OAK: 95.7 FM The Game

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Chris Sale, LHP
2-1, 3.50 ERA

The move from reliever to starter has been a relatively smooth one for Sale, who allowed three runs over 6 1/3 innings in a victory on Friday against the Mariners. Sale also fanned 11, while throwing 110 pitches.

Tommy Milone, LHP
3-1, 2.00 ERA

Milone allowed seven hits in five innings vs. the Angels on Thursday, but he kept the damage to a minimum and allowed just two runs, marking his third straight start with at least five innings pitched. He walked one and fanned three.

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3:40 PM ET, Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
Radio: PHI: 1210 WPHT, 94 WIP ARI: KTAR 620, ESPN Deportes 710, Jose 106.9 FM

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Cole Hamels, LHP
2-1, 2.95 ERA

Returning to his hometown San Diego in his last start, Hamels battled, allowing a run and six hits in six innings against the Padres. He struck out four, walked one and was called for two balks.

Trevor Cahill, RHP
1-1, 2.84 ERA

After allowing just two runs in his first two starts for the D-backs, Cahill gave up seven to the Braves on Friday. Only four were earned, but Cahill took his first loss of the season.

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6:35 PM ET, Petco Park, San Diego, California
Radio: WSH: WHFS 1580, WFED 1500 SD: XPRS 1090

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Jordan Zimmermann, RHP
0-1, 1.29 ERA

For the third start in a row, Zimmermann didn't get the run support he needed, but he was solid, pitching seven innings and allowing one run on four hits against the Astros. The Nats have scored a total of two runs for Zimmermann.

Joe Wieland, RHP
0-2, 5.73 ERA

Wieland pitched considerably better in his second Major League start, allowing one run in six innings with seven strikeouts. He allowed three hits in the first inning and two thereafter. He got more mileage out of his curveball this time out.

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7:05 PM ET, Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Radio: KC: KCSP 610 CLE: WTAM 1100

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Luke Hochevar, RHP
1-1, 5.87 ERA

Hochevar's last start was delayed two days by a bruised left ankle and, although he worked five strong innings against the Blue Jays on Friday night, he came out when he began limping again.

Ubaldo Jimenez, RHP
2-0, 4.00 ERA

Jimenez labored in his last start, walking five and striking out three in an inconsistent 107-pitch effort. Despite his issues, the righty fought his way through six innings against the A's and earned a win after giving up just two runs.

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7:05 PM ET, Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
Radio: SEA: 710 ESPN DET: 97.1 The Ticket

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Felix Hernandez, RHP
1-1, 2.76 ERA

Hernandez is coming off his best start of the season last Thursday, when he held the Indians to five hits in eight innings while striking out 12. But the Tribe rallied in the ninth inning, costing Hernandez from earning his second win of the season.

Adam Wilk, LHP
0-2, 4.00 ERA

Wilk gave up the hit total expected from a contact pitcher facing the Rangers, but practiced damage control to hold Texas to two runs on 10 hits through four innings before paying for a leadoff walk in the fifth. The M's lineup could prove kinder.

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7:05 PM ET, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland
Radio: TOR: SN590 BAL: 1090 WBAL

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Kyle Drabek, RHP
2-0, 2.00 ERA

Drabek did not earn a decision for the first time in 2012 in his last outing at Kansas City. He pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on four hits. He had some control issues, walking six, but benefited from a triple play.

Jason Hammel, RHP
2-0, 2.37 ERA

Hammel tied a career-high with 10 strikeouts in Thursday's series win over the White Sox, and the 29-year-old wasn't at his best but was able to limit the damage. In six innings, Hammel was charged with two earned runs on six hits and two walks.

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7:10 PM ET, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Radio: LAA: KLAA 830 TB: WDAE 620
TV: LAA: FS-W, ESPN2 TB: Sun Sports, ESPN2

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C.J. Wilson, LHP
2-1, 2.37 ERA

Wilson's first loss last time out was mostly a product of his own throwing error, which scored two runs and led to a three-run fourth inning by the A's on Thursday. He finished giving up four runs (three earned) in six innings.

Jeremy Hellickson, RHP
2-0, 3.26 ERA

Hellickson mixed things up a little better in Toronto but a two-out walk in the sixth limited his outing to 5 2/3 innings. All three of his walks in the win were with two out, something he would like to avoid.

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7:10 PM ET, Citi Field, Flushing, New York
Radio: MIA: WAXY 790, WAQI 710 NYM: WFAN 660

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Mark Buehrle, LHP
1-2, 2.66 ERA

After two hard-luck losses, Buehrle logged his first win as a Marlin. It was in impressive fashion, as he went eight innings, allowing one run against the Cubs. He even had an RBI single. He's never pitched against the Mets.

R.A. Dickey, RHP
2-1, 5.71 ERA

Dickey's previous start was his worst in four years. He'll need to improve if he plans to match last year's performance vs. the Marlins, which included a 3-0 record and zero earned runs.

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7:10 PM ET, Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Radio: SF: KNBR 680 CIN: WLW 700

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Barry Zito, LHP
1-0, 1.71 ERA

Zito allowed two home runs in his last outing, but the Giants won all three of his previous starts. The southpaw has a 3-4 record and a 7.47 career ERA against the Reds.

Bronson Arroyo, RHP
1-0, 2.91 ERA

Arroyo tossed his second straight quality start in his last outing against the Cardinals, allowing three runs in eight innings. The righty is 3-5 with a 3.25 ERA in 10 games (nine starts) against the Giants in his career.

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8:05 PM ET, Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Radio: NYY: WCBS 880, WADO 1280 TEX: 103.3 ESPN

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Phil Hughes, RHP
1-2, 6.75 ERA

Hughes has followed a great spring with three lackluster outings thus far, taxing the bullpen. Just two of the six runs he allowed to the Twins were earned in his last start, but Hughes couldn't clamp the damage.

Scott Feldman, RHP
0-0, 0.00 ERA

Feldman is coming out of the 'pen for a spot start because of the Rangers' doubleheader Saturday. He is 29-28 with a 4.68 ERA in 80 career starts and 3-2 with a 4.76 ERA in four starts and two relief appearances in his career against the Yanks.

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8:10 PM ET, Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Radio: BOS: WEEI 93.7 FM/850 AM, WWZN 1510 MIN: 1500 ESPN, BOB FM

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Clay Buchholz, RHP
1-1, 9.00 ERA

The righty has been subpar in all three of his starts, allowing five runs or more each time. Most recently, Buchholz was tagged for five solo homers in a loss to the Yanks. Buchholz is 2-1 with a 4.67 ERA in three career starts against the Twins.

Liam Hendriks, RHP
0-0, 3.86 ERA

Hendriks was outstanding for most of Friday night's no-decision, tossing perfect innings in three of his first four frames. He was tagged for four earned runs on five hits (two homers) in 5 2/3 innings. He is still seeking his first Major League win.

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10:10 PM ET, Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Radio: ATL: WNNX 100.5, WCNN 680 LAD: 570 Fox Sports L.A. , KTNQ 1020

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Brandon Beachy, RHP
2-1, 0.47 ERA

The right-hander limited Arizona to only four hits in 7 1/3 scoreless innings in his last start. He pitched with confidence and poise, and the club hopes he can have the same approach the next time he takes the hill.

Ted Lilly, LHP
2-0, 0.69 ERA

Lilly wasn't pleased with his last outing, mainly because he walked six in six innings. But he pitched well enough to earn a victory over the Astros om Friday night, allowing just one run in six innings of a 3-1 win. He struck out five.

Pinstripe pride
04-25-2012, 09:12 AM
the greatest pitcher ever takes the mound today.

The Man. Thew Myth. the Legend. R.A. Dickey!

04-25-2012, 10:18 AM
Buehrle vs. Dickey will be fun to watch.
There's a chance they will only need 2 hours to complete this game ;)

04-25-2012, 10:50 AM
Need a big outing from Drabek today.. Losing 5 of 6 games against the Orioles is disgraceful.

04-25-2012, 10:54 AM
LolHochevar. Can't wait to watch the tribe pummel him again.

04-25-2012, 01:36 PM
Mr. Braun has gone deep. 2-1 Brewers in Milwaukee.

04-25-2012, 01:36 PM
Alot of weird looking pitchers today.

ps. Chris Volstad is fat

04-25-2012, 01:59 PM
Nats starters have a 22 innings scoreless streak going into today.

04-25-2012, 02:14 PM
James McDonald is throwing a no-hitter. There I said it.

04-25-2012, 02:18 PM
And it's gone.

04-25-2012, 02:22 PM
Brilliant job of jinxing the no hitter. :laugh2:

04-25-2012, 03:00 PM
Liam Hendricks looks weird.

04-25-2012, 06:12 PM
Good win for the cards today

04-25-2012, 07:41 PM
Solid 14inning win for the A's today. Cespedes with the beast 2 run shot to tie the game in the bottom of the 14th.

04-25-2012, 08:08 PM
Jeter has been balling all season son.

04-25-2012, 08:36 PM
David Wright now has more RBIs than any other man in New York Mets history.

04-25-2012, 08:39 PM
Those new dimensions are perhaps the best thing the Mets could have done. That HR would have been a double last year.

04-25-2012, 08:43 PM
If anyone wants to see the worst hitters in baseball starting with Bautista, tune into the Orioles game.

04-25-2012, 08:50 PM
Pablo Sandoval just hit a foul ball out of Great American Ballpark. He was that far in front of it

04-25-2012, 08:57 PM
So is Jason Hammel really a legitimate all star or just a product of pitching to the Blue Jays?

04-25-2012, 09:50 PM
What a painful way for David Phelps to get an out. He will be alright though.

04-25-2012, 10:00 PM
Bobby V. screwed up the lineup card. :laugh:

04-25-2012, 10:12 PM
The Mariner's actually won 2 in a row!

04-25-2012, 11:22 PM
Wow. Pujols is looking like ****. Seriously.

04-25-2012, 11:41 PM
Mitch Moreland > Albert Pujols

At least in terms of hitting home runs in 2012.

04-26-2012, 12:37 AM
Matt Kemp dropped a bomb in the rain. 10 on the year.

Pinstripe pride
04-26-2012, 09:40 AM
stupid phil hughes.............