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Posts Tagged ‘Roberto Alomar.’

No collapse in 2012, as Braves clinch NL playoffs berth with win over Miami

 

In 2011, the Atlanta Braves led the St. Louis Cardinals by 10 games in the National League Wild-Card race only to lose it and a chance at the playoffs. The Cardinals went onto to become the NL champions and World Series champions.

In 2012, the Braves have weathered the storm and will make the playoffs.

(courtesy of MLBpressbox.com)

Retiring third baseman Chipper Jones led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a double to right-centerfield off the Miami Marlins’ Mike Dunn, the losing pitcher who falls to 0-3. He advanced to third on a wild pitch before Freddie Freeman homered to send the Braves to the postseason for the second time in three years.

Jones’ double in the ninth tied him with Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar for 57th place on the all-time major league career list with 2,724.

Chipper Jones (photo by Dirk Hansen via wikipedia commons)

Atlanta starter Kris Medlen pitched seven innings, allowing three runs and five hits, striking out eight and walking none. He did not figure in the decision but he and the Braves go into the record books. The Braves have won Medlen’s last 22 starts, tying a major-league record set by Whitey Ford and Carl Hubble.

 

Info compiled from MLB.com & Atlanta Braves news

Blue Jays to retire Alomar’s number 12

Roberto Alomar (Blue Jays media guide photo)

43-year-old Roberto Alomar, who played for San Diego, Toronto, Baltimore, Cleveland, the NY Mets, Arizona and twice with the Chicago White Sox, will be getting another soon.

The 2011 Hall of Fame inductee second baseman will become the first Toronto Blue Jays player to have his number retired.

Alomar, who was one of the players who helped lead the Blue Jays win back-to-back World Series championships in 1992 and 1993, will be honored in a pre-game ceremony at the Rogers Centre on July 31.

Alomar, who wore the number 12 for Toronto, compiled a .300 batting average with 2,724 hits and stole 474 bases in his career.

The brother of Sandy Alomar Jr, Roberto ended his 17-year career in 2004 with 12 All-Star Game selections and was elected along with Bert Blyleven to this year’s Hall of Fame in January 2011.

 

compiled from Toronto Blue Jays & MLB news

 

Baseball Hall of Fame ballot is out; Blyleven & Roberto Alomar highlight

Baseball Hall of Fame (courtesy of National Baseball Hall of Fame via Wikipedia Commons)

Rafael Palmeiro and Juan Gonzalez, suspected steriod users are on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot for the first time.

Also on the list are two players who fell just short in last year’s voting, Bert Blyleven and Roberto Alomar.

There are two former MVP’s on the list, Jeff Bagwell and Larry Walker and two Rookies of the Year in Benito Santiago and Raul Mondesi.

The 33-man ballot, which will be voted on by the Baseball Writers Association of America.

compiled from staff  & Baseball news

Rangers nip Indians 4-3 to take series

compiled from staff and wire reports

Eventhough the Cleveland Indians have had a tough first half of 2010, they’ve been able to find some young talent other teams did not want.

One, is second baseman Jayson Nix of the White Sox, claimed on waivers from the White Sox, has five homers in 40 at-bats for Cleveland and has solidified a position that has been unstable since Roberto Alomar left town.

Two, is Mitch Talbot, one of the biggest surprises in the American League this season. The Indians acquire Talbot from Tampa Bay over the winter in exchange for Kelly Shoppach. Talbot was in a logjam of talented young pitchers in the Rays system. He pitched only 68 1/3 innings last season because of injuries.

Mitch Talbot Indians (mlb)

This season so far, Talbot has pitched a total of 108 1/3 innings and might need some rest after losing for the fourth time in the past five starts Wednesday night as Texas came from behind to beat the Indians 4-3 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

The Rangers were trailing 3-1 entering the fifth inning but rallied to tie the game on a Michael Young homer to right center. Texas worked Talbot’s pitch count up for four runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Texas won the game in the sixth inning against Talbot (8-8). Matt Treanor with two out, doubled to the left-field wall. Andres Blanco walked and Julio Borbon drove in the game-winning RBI to make it 4-3.

Roberto Alomar elected to the Canadian Hall of Fame

compiled from staff and wire reports

Roberto Alomar as a Blue Jay 2b (HCG)

Roberto Alomar, who is from the baseball playing family which includes his dad Sandy, Sr., and brother Sandy, who is an Indians coach, finally has made it to the Hall of Fame. Not Cooperstown, New York, but the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in Ontario, Canada.

Alomar missed out on getting elected to the baseball hall of fame by just eight votes. Former Blue Jays pitcher Paul Quantrill, also will be inducted on June 19.

Roberto played 17 seasons in major league baseball, including five with Toronto. The 42 year old quit baseball in 2005 over health issues.