Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Union chief Michael Weiner confirmed Tuesday that interleague matchups between natural rivals -- including the Mets and Yankees -- will be limited to three or four games a season going forward, not six.
The exception will be in years when, for instance, the AL East and NL East line up to play. In those seasons, a six-game, home-and-home slate will still be played.
Dickey eventually entered the All-Star Game in the sixth and surrendered a hit and plunked a batter, but he coaxed a double-play grounder from Miguel Cabrera and escaped the inning unscathed in what ended as an 8-0 NL victory. Carlos Ruiz, who caught Dickey, got through the knuckleball receiving fine while using Thole's oversized mitt. David Wright, meanwhile, replaced Pablo Sandoval and went 0-for-2. Collins, who was a coach on Tony La Russa's staff, made a ninth-inning pitching change.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Monday, July 09, 2012
"I know Dickey's going to pitch," La Russa said. "And I'm very aware of the first half that he's had. By the way, our club and our hitters [with the Cardinals] in particular the last couple of years have [been] up close and personal to see how tough he is.
Cain candidly noted that he thought it might actually have been beneficial for Dickey to start, since it would have afforded the knuckleballer more time pregame to work with Posey so they could get acclimated.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Wright currently has 1,977,388 votes. The next-closest players at his position are the Giants' Pablo Sandoval (1,612,497), the Braves' Chipper Jones (1,547,221), and the Cardinals' David Freese (1,540,085).
Wright is currently second in the major leagues in on-base percentage (.455), and fifth in batting average (.353).
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Thursday, June 14, 2012
Here is the Official Press release from the MLB:
American League All-Star manager Ron Washington of the Texas Rangers and National League All-Star manager Tony La Russa today announced the managers who will serve as their coaches at the 83rd All-Star Game, to be played on Tuesday, July 10th at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.
La Russa has named Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke and New York Mets manager Terry Collins as his N.L. coaches. La Russa’s coaches with the 2011 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals – Dave Duncan (pitching), Derek Lilliquist (bullpen), Mark McGwire (hitting), Dave McKay (first base coach; currently with the Chicago Cubs), Jose Oquendo (third base coach) and Joe Pettini (bench; currently with the Houston Astros) – will comprise his staff in the roles they occupied last season. Paul Lessard, head athletic trainer of the Cincinnati Reds, and Jim Lovell, assistant athletic trainer of the Atlanta Braves, will work with the N.L. All-Stars. As manager of the Houston Astros, Collins was a National League coach under manager Felipe Alou at the 1995 All-Star Game in Texas, while Roenicke was a part of Mike Scioscia’s Angels staff for the American League at the 2003 All-Star Game in Chicago.