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MLB Friday, May 13, 2011

Yesterday's Results:

Thursday, May 12, 2011
RESULTWINLOSSSAVEATT.
Tampa Bay 7, at Cleveland 4Shields (4-1) Masterson (5-1) 18,107
St. Louis 9, at Chicago Cubs 1Garcia (5-0) Coleman (1-3) 32,559
NY Mets 9, at Colorado 5Niese (2-4) Jimenez (0-3) 21,422
at San Francisco 3, Arizona 2Cain (3-2) Hudson (3-5) Lopez (1) 41,126
at Baltimore 2, Seattle 1Johnson (2-1) League (0-3) 19,082
Kansas City 11, at NY Yankees 5O'Sullivan (2-2) Nova (3-3) 41,790
LA Dodgers at PittsburghPostponedN/A
at Atlanta 6, Washington 5Kimbrel (1-1) Slaten (0-1) 19,758


Today's Games:

Friday, May 13, 2011
TEAMSTIME (ET)NAT TVRESOURCESPITCHERS
San Francisco at Chicago Cubs2:20 PM StubHub | Travel | StadiumBumgarner vs Dempster
Seattle at Cleveland7:05 PM StubHub | Travel | StadiumFister vs Carmona
Kansas City at Detroit7:05 PM StubHub | Travel | StadiumHochevar vs Verlander
Boston at NY Yankees7:05 PM StubHub | Travel | StadiumBuchholz vs Colon
Florida at Washington7:05 PM StubHub | Travel | StadiumVolstad vs Gorzelanny
St. Louis at Cincinnati7:10 PM StubHub | Travel | StadiumLohse vs Arroyo
Baltimore at Tampa Bay7:10 PM StubHub | Travel | StadiumGuthrie vs Hellickson
Philadelphia at Atlanta7:35 PM StubHub | Travel | StadiumHamels vs Beachy
LA Angels at Texas8:05 PM StubHub | Travel | StadiumWeaver vs Ogando
NY Mets at Houston8:05 PM StubHub | Travel | StadiumGee vs Norris
Pittsburgh at Milwaukee8:10 PM StubHub | Travel | StadiumMcDonald vs Gallardo
Toronto at Minnesota8:10 PM StubHub | Travel | StadiumRomero vs Pavano
San Diego at Colorado8:40 PM StubHub | Travel | StadiumMoseley vs De La Rosa
Chicago White Sox at Oakland10:05 PM StubHub | Travel | StadiumHumber vs McCarthy
Arizona at LA Dodgers10:10 PM StubHub | Travel | StadiumSaunders vs Kershaw
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Old 05-13-11, 06:32 AM
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Standings:

American League
EASTWLPCTGBHOMEROADRSRADIFFSTRKL10
Tampa Bay2215.595-9-1013-5166129+37Won 27-3
NY Yankees2015.571113-87-7181148+33Lost 24-6
Baltimore1719.4724.510-117-8141170-29Won 34-6
Boston1720.459511-96-11155170-15Lost 25-5
Toronto1720.45959-88-12163168-5Won 24-6
CENTRALWLPCTGBHOMEROADRSRADIFFSTRKL10
Cleveland2313.639-14-49-9176136+40Lost 25-5
Kansas City2017.5413.515-85-9186168+18Won 26-4
Detroit2018.52649-711-11181172+9Won 58-2
Chicago Sox1523.39595-1110-12150170-20Won 15-5
Minnesota1223.34310.54-88-15113187-74Lost 53-7
WESTWLPCTGBHOMEROADRSRADIFFSTRKL10
LA Angels2117.553-9-1012-7159142+17Lost 15-5
Oakland1918.5141.58-811-10129126+3Lost 16-4
Texas1918.5141.513-86-10177165+12Won 13-7
Seattle1622.42158-118-11134160-26Lost 53-7
National League
EASTWLPCTGBHOMEROADRSRADIFFSTRKL10
Philadelphia2412.667-13-711-5156117+39Won 16-4
Florida2115.583312-99-6161143+18Lost 14-6
Atlanta2118.5384.510-911-9165126+39Won 17-3
Washington1819.4866.59-79-12140155-15Lost 15-5
NY Mets1720.4597.58-119-9157162-5Won 26-4
CENTRALWLPCTGBHOMEROADRSRADIFFSTRKL10
St. Louis2216.579-10-912-7202155+47Won 16-4
Cincinnati2017.5411.510-910-8189161+28Lost 16-4
Pittsburgh1819.4863.57-1111-8135153-18Lost 26-4
Chicago Cubs1620.44458-128-8143176-33Lost 14-6
Milwaukee1621.4325.510-66-15147165-18Lost 13-7
Houston1423.3787.58-116-12154197-43Won 14-6
WESTWLPCTGBHOMEROADRSRADIFFSTRKL10
San Francisco2116.568-10-511-11128126+2Won 68-2
Colorado1916.54318-811-8149139+10Lost 22-8
LA Dodgers1820.4743.59-99-11140166-26Won 24-6
Arizona1521.4175.510-95-12159169-10Lost 44-6
San Diego1522.40567-148-8127142-15Won 15-5
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Old 05-13-11, 08:18 AM
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Cards and Reds, round 2.
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Red Sox coming into town and neither team is playing too well. Could be an ugly series.
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Red Sox coming into town and neither team is playing too well. Could be an ugly series.
2 close games and 1 blowout... Either way. No Lackey so that should help the Sox chances a tiny bit in at least not guaranteeing a blowout loss.
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Man KC laid a whooping on the Yanks at home.
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Cards and Reds, round 2.
While I tend to believe that there will be no fireworks, it will be interesting to see if Cueto catches one in the ribs on Saturday.
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Harmon Killebrew is giving up his fight against cancer. A sad day for Twins fans and the game of baseball as a whole.

Yahoo Story

Killebrew ends fight vs cancer, moves to hospice

MINNEAPOLIS (AP)—Harmon Killebrew announced Friday that he no longer plans to fight his esophageal cancer and has settled in for the final days of his life, saddening friends and fans of the 74-year-old Hall of Fame slugger.

In a statement released jointly by the Minnesota Twins and the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Killebrew said “it is with profound sadness” that he will no longer receive treatment for the “awful disease.”

He said the cancer has been deemed incurable by his doctors and he will enter hospice care.

“With the continued love and support of my wife, Nita, I have exhausted all options,” Killebrew said. He added: “I have spent the past decade of my life promoting hospice care and educating people on its benefits. I am very comfortable taking this next step and experiencing the compassionate care that hospice provides.”

Killebrew, who’s 11th on baseball’s all-time home run list with 573, thanked his well-wishers for their support.

“I look forward to spending my final days in comfort and peace with Nita by my side,” he said.

Killebrew lives in the Phoenix area and was receiving treatment at a branch of the Mayo Clinic nearby after his diagnosis in December. He expressed optimism at the time, saying he expected to make a full recovery while acknowledging he was in “perhaps the most difficult battle” of his life.

Killebrew was able to travel to Fort Myers, Fla., in March for his annual stint as a guest instructor at spring training with the Twins. He was in good spirits and appeared healthy, only thinner, quipping that manager Ron Gardenhire gave him the OK to show up a little late. He said he relished the opportunity to immerse himself in baseball and divert his focus from the treatment and the disease.

But his plan to throw out the first pitch at the team’s home opener in April was scrapped. He said then in a statement that such a trip would disrupt his treatment schedule, though he remained hopeful for a recovery.

Twins spokesman Kevin Smith said there was no prognosis given by Killebrew’s doctors for how much longer he might live. Instead of enduring chemotherapy, he’ll now be kept as comfortable as possible to deal with pain. Smith is one of a handful of Twins officials who have been in contact with the Killebrew and his family over the last few months.

Killebrew made 11 All-Star appearances during a 22-year career spent mostly with the Washington Senators and the Twins when they moved to Minnesota in 1961. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1984 and was fifth on the career home run list when he retired in 1975 after one season with the Kansas City Royals.

Killebrew’s eight seasons with 40 or more homers is tied for second in league history to Babe Ruth. He won the American League MVP award in 1969, when the Twins won their division and lost to the Baltimore Orioles in the AL championship series.

The 49 homers, 140 RBIs and 145 walks he compiled that season remain Twins records.

In the plaza outside Target Field, there is a giant bronze glove where fans pose for pictures. It is the same distance from home plate, 520 feet, as that longest home run Killebrew ever hit. His No. 3 jersey is retired, and there’s a statue in his likeness outside the ballpark.

Killebrew has maintained a regular presence around the Twins over the years He made an effort to get to know almost all the current players, striking particularly close friendships with Michael Cuddyer(notes) and Jim Thome(notes) among others.

When Thome passed Killebrew on the career home run list last season, Killebrew issued a gracious congratulatory message. His nickname, “The Killer,” defied his humble, gentle demeanor, but he sure could crush a baseball with that big bat of his.

“I didn’t have evil intentions,” Killebrew once said, “but I guess I did have power.”

His home run totals turned out to be that much more impressive, given the smaller parks, watered-down pitching staffs and juiced balls and players that came in the decades after he retired.

Though Killebrew has been passed in recent years by Alex Rodriguez(notes) and Thome on the homer list to fall out of the top 10, he ought to be in 11th place for some time, particularly as dominant young pitchers have taken control of this post-steroid era in baseball. With Manny Ramirez’s(notes) sudden retirement last month, the next closest active players are Vladimir Guerrero(notes) and Chipper Jones(notes) with 440.
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Yeah, very sad.
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Great slugger and seems like a classy guy
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Man KC laid a whooping on the Yanks at home.
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Looks like it's safe to add Dumpster back to fantasy squads
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I hate bullpens.
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I hate bullpens.
I want to laugh because I came into the thread fully expecting to see a bullpen related quote from you. Instead, I'll wait to see if the Cards can pull it out in extra innings before cracking a smile.
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I hate bullpens.
I hate bullpens as well.

Walking guys in both the 9th and 10th innings is a sure way to give games away.
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Very sad news about Harmon Killebrew, an all time great.
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I hate bullpens as well.

Walking guys in both the 9th and 10th innings is a sure way to give games away.
That was a great game, no matter who lost it. Hardly a giveaway.
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And the Twins go down like a bunch of A ball rejects again, 2 on in the 9th and two straight check swing Ks...
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I hate bullpens.
I hate managers who overuse bullpens... As the Yankees have another win "girardi'd".

Bartolo Colon, having thrown 103 pitches and having given up all of 5 hits, has to be pulled when he gets into the classic Girardi "runner on 1st jam". Since it's the 7th inning and he had crossed the magical 100 pitch barrier (103), Girardi is contractually obligated to go to the bullpen in a tie game so he can use his "7th inning guy".

Starter not named Sabathia in the 7th inning + pitcher over or even just near 100 pitches + runner on base + game within 3 runs either way = go to "the formula"

Yankees give up 5 runs, 4 of which were defense aided... their defense has been terrible of late (2nd run was unearned and scored without the benefit of a hit and was started on a strikeout/passball, the last 3 runs were effectively unearned and setup by Cano not being able to turn a routine double play, but no error is given because of the ridiculous "you can't assume a DP" scoring rule).
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The most shocking thing about this season is the Twins have 12 wins. That seems like quite a lot considering how abysmal they've been playing.
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No doubt. If the White Sox finally come to the realization of how bad we are, we might not when another series.
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That was a great game, no matter who lost it. Hardly a giveaway.
No discredit meant to the Reds. Games between Cincy and St. Louis are going to be tight all year long. But St. Louis has to look at this as a game they should have won. You issue a leadoff walk on 4 pitches and wild pitch the guy to 2nd in the 9th when you lead by a run. You walk a guy with 2 outs in the 10th to get to Votto who delivers the game winning hit. And you lead 4-0 in the 6th and 5-2 in the 7th. Those are games you have to win when facing your division foe.
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I hate bullpens as well.

Walking guys in both the 9th and 10th innings is a sure way to give games away.
Walks are death late in the game, especially leadoff walks. (A walk that allows Votto to bat with the winning run at 2nd is not the greatest thing either)

The Yankees lost a game to KC the other day where the relief pitchers walked the leadoff guy in 3 out of 4 innings... all 3 times that runner scored. A team should need to get more than 1 single in the late innings to score a run, but when you walk the leadoff guy it usually doesn't take much more than that.
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No discredit meant to the Reds. Games between Cincy and St. Louis are going to be tight all year long. But St. Louis has to look at this as a game they should have won. You issue a leadoff walk on 4 pitches and wild pitch the guy to 2nd in the 9th when you lead by a run. You walk a guy with 2 outs in the 10th to get to Votto who delivers the game winning hit. And you lead 4-0 in the 6th and 5-2 in the 7th. Those are games you have to win when facing your division foe.
It was Cincy's only 2 out RBI, they had chances for others, while the Cards made good a few times before. But I understand. Cordero tends to walk a lot of batters too. Makes my ass clinch everytime he's out there.
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God bless, Harmon Killebrew, as he enters hospice.

http://www.cbssports.com/#!/mlb/stor...s-hospice-care

He was my dad's favorite player as a kid. We are going on a little road trip to see the Twins next month for the second consecutive father's day.
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