Texas Rangers starting pitchers continue dropping like Spinal Tap’s drummers. On Tuesday it was announced that ace Yu Darvish will not start for the team on Opening Day thanks to a stiff neck.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have done it. They have clinched their first winning season since 1992.
The Pirates edged the Texas Rangers 1-0 on Monday night after a phenomenal pitcher’s duel between rookie right-hander Gerrit Cole and Yu Darvish. Entering the game, the Pirates had lost a season-high four consecutive contests since earning their 81st win last Tuesday.
Two of the MLB regular season’s six months are already in the books, so it’s not too early to start to take a look at what pitchers are in contention to be named the 2012 Cy Young Award winner.
What current pitcher/hitter duo do you think is the best in Major League Baseball? Which duo would you most want to build a franchise around moving forward? Chris Callaway analyzes and answers both questions in this post.
Popular singer Adele says in a well-circulated song that she set fire to the rain. It would have been fitting if she could have sung the national anthem before the Texas Rangers’ game Friday night.