Aeros assail ‘Wolves in EL matinee

   May 11, 2011 4:46 pm    Comments Off

Losses book-ended the Erie SeaWolves’ six-game home stand, which finished when the Akron Aeros beat them 4-1 on Wednesday afternoon at Jerry Uht Park. The loss ended a four-game winning streak for Erie, which takes a 15-16 record into its weekend series at Altoona. The Aeros moved to 15-18 by salvaging the teams’ three-game series…


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Verlander logs 2nd career no-hitter

   May 7, 2011 10:11 pm    Comments Off

Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander was one walk shy of a perfect game Saturday against the Toronto Blue Jays. He’ll simply have to settle for his second career no-hitter. Verlander, a former Erie SeaWolves pitcher, became the 28th pitcher with multiple no-hitters by setting the tone in a 9-0 rout of the Blue Jays at…


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Fantasy beat: Get rid of Liriano while you have a chance

   May 7, 2011 9:46 pm    Comments Off

I’m a believer in watching pitch counts. If someone like Francisco Liriano has a 123-pitch game, like he did in his no-hitter earlier this week, I take notice. Liriano has a history of arm troubles, so a high-pitch outing like the one he had makes me think he’ll have some issues later this year. I…


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Price has fun with BP

   May 6, 2011 10:41 pm    Comments Off

A video of Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price has gone viral, making the rounds on national sports shows and on the internet. It shows off Price’s fun-loving personality while he rounds the bases on a batting-practice home run. Check out the video here.


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Twins’ Liriano stops slump with no-hitter

   May 3, 2011 8:01 pm    Comments Off

Minnesota Twins starter Francisco Liriano hasn’t been pitching with power this season. His velocity was way down to start the year. His slider lost its bite. He was 1-4 with a 9.13 ERA before Tuesday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox. The left-hander was in danger of losing his spot in the rotation, so…


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Indians keep winning

   May 1, 2011 2:35 pm    Comments Off

Home sweet home. The Cleveland Indians won their 13th straight game at Progressive Field on Sunday, beating the Detroit Tigers 5-4 and securing their fifth series sweep of the season. That’s right … their FIFTH series sweep after just one month of baseball. The Tribe managed just four sweeps all of last season. Sunday’s victory…


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Fantasy beat: Will Tony LaRussa pick a closer?

   April 30, 2011 8:37 pm    Comments Off

I’m growing impatient with Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa. He thinks he’s invented the game of baseball. He loves to micromanage games. He hates being questioned. And while I won’t argue against any of those points, I just wish LaRussa would settle on a closer. Mitchell Boggs looked to be the guy to replace Ryan Franklin,…


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Indians set team mark for wins in April

   April 29, 2011 9:54 pm    Comments Off

The red-hot Cleveland Indians are going to be sad to leave April behind. The Tribe rallied Friday night and, thanks to Carlos Santana’s walkoff grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning, beat Detroit 9-5 to win for a team-record 17th time this month. Aside from a few injury issues, including a bum right…


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SeaWolves flustered in home stand finale

   April 28, 2011 2:06 pm    Comments Off

The Erie SeaWolves were kept off the scoreboard Thursday because three Reading pitchers kept them off second and third base. Chris Kissock, Phillippe Aumont and Justin De Fratus combined on a four-hit shutout in the Phillies’ 4-0 victory over the SeaWolves at Jerry Uht Park. A school day crowd of 1,607 watched the last game…


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SeaWolves pregame notes for April 28

   April 28, 2011 7:23 am    Comments Off

Starting lineups for Thursday’s Eastern League game between the Reading Phillies and Erie SeaWolves at Jerry Uht Park: Reading Phillies (12-7): 1. Freddy Galvis SS, 2. Michael Spidale LF, 3. Matt Rizzotti DH, 4. Cody Overbeck 1B, 5. Carlos Rivero 3B, 6. Derrick Mitchell CF, 7. Stephen Susdorf RF, 8. Fidel Hernandez 2B, 9. Tim…


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