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Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles Dodgers.’

LA Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett says he’ll be ready for season

Josh Beckett (courtesy MLBpressbox.com)

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett said on Monday that he and his right arm will be ready for the start of the 2014 season.

The 33-year-old last July had a rib removed by surgery to alleviate a nerve condition that was affecting his right arm.

He and recently-signed Paul Maholm will compete for the fifth spot in the Dodgers pitching-rich rotation.

Beckett started his career with the Florida Marlins and has also played for the Boston Red Sox.

His career stats are impressive: 132 wins 100 losses, with an ERA of 3.94, 1,794 strikeouts. He has been an All-Star three times and a World Series champion twice.

Cincinnati Reds, a popular team on the internet

(By OCAL, courtesy Clker.com)

Every baseball fan knows the popular teams due to history are the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals.

According to the Cincinnati Business Courier, the Cincinnati Reds are among those teams as well.

The Reds were ranked 10th in the latest Yahoo! rankings of the most searched Major League Baseball teams on the world wide web in the past year.

Cincinnati plays in the smallest market of any of the top nine most searched teams, but finished higher than teams in much larger cities Philadelphia Phillies (11th) and the Chicago White Sox (13th).

The Detroit Tigers, the defending American League champions are first followed by the Yankees.

Reds’ Votto wins MLB Network’s Face of Baseball title

Joey Votto (photo by Geoff Livingston, UCinternational via wikipedia commons)

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto had star written all over him when he arrived in the Queen City in 2007.

The 29-year-old Canadian has lived up to the hype, with career totals of .316 batting average, 133 home runs, 822 hits, 457 RBI’s, a 3-time All-Star, NL MVP, NL Hank Aaron Award winner.

He is very popular with fans throughout baseball.

Recently, the MLB Network had a voting for the Face of Baseball title.

In the semifinals, Votto beat out another popular player, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter. In the finals, Votto got past Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp, by gaining 67 percent of the votes.

 

Info compiled from MLB Network, Radio & TV news

2012 MLB Highlight: Adam Dunn became sixth player to hit 40 HR’s in both leagues

Adam Dunn at 1B (photo by Keith Allison via wikipedia commons)

Chicago White Sox 1B/DH Adam Dunn’s 40-homer season during the 2012 season, allowed him to become just the sixth player in major league history to belt 40 or more homers in a season in the National League and the American League.

In the N.L., the 33-year-old hit 40-plus homers in a season four times for the Cincinnati Reds (2004-2007) and 40 homers playing for the Reds and Arizona in 2008.

The five players who accomplished the feat before Dunn includes: Darrell Evans with Atlanta and Detroit, Shawn Green with Toronto and the Los Angeles Dodgers, Ken Griffey, Jr. with Seattle and the Reds, Mark McGwire with Oakland and St. Louis and Jim Thome with Cleveland, Philadelphia and the Chicago White Sox.

Dunn is a 2-time All-Star, 2002 with the Reds and 2012 with the White Sox. He has 406 career homers and 1,018 RBI’s.

Dunn has also played for the Washington Nationals.

 

Info compiled from MLB, Chicago White Sox, Radio & TV news

6 Seattle Mariners pitchers combine for no-hitter over LA Dodgers

 

(courtesy of MLBpressbox.com)

Fans at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington, totaling 22, 028, did not know what was in store for them during the game on Friday night.

Six Seattle Mariners pitchers combined on a rarity; pitching a no-hitter in a 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Kevin Millwood (courtesy of MLBpressbox.com)

The gem gave the Mariners the 10th combined no-hitter in major-league history.

Kevin Millwood threw six innings, but had to leave the game before the seventh inning due to a mild strain in his right groin.

Charlie Furbush came on to pitch 2/3 of an inning before Stephen Pryor was able to get the final out of the seventh.

In the eighth inning, Lucas Luetge recorded one out and Brandon League finished out the inning.

Tom Wilhelmsen pitched the ninth inning, getting the dangerous Andre Ethier to ground out to second base to complete the no-hitter.

Time of the interleague contest was 2:48.

 

Info compiled from MLB, the Seattle Mariners, Radio & TV news

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