Padres dismiss hitting coach Plantier

Oct 22, 2014 | No Comments

The Padres relieved Phil Plantier of his hitting-coach duties on Wednesday. The Padres ranked last in the Major Leagues in several offensive categories this past season.

Negron’s ebullience caught Reds’ attention

Oct 22, 2014 | No Comments

Recalled from Triple-A Louisville on July 10, Kristopher Negron infused energy on offense and played solid defense at multiple positions for Cincinnati over the final 10 weeks of the 2014 season, and the utility player could be a valuable piece in ’15.

Rested and ready: Peavy sees benefit to layoff

Oct 22, 2014 | No Comments

When Jake Peavy takes the mound to start tonight’s Game 2 of the World Series (4:30 p.m. PT airtime/5:07 p.m. PT gametime on FOX), he will be pitching on 10 days’ rest, but while such a long layoff can sometimes be difficult for a pitcher, the Giants right-hander thinks it will work to his advantage.

Bumgarner is a Royal pain in Series opener

Oct 22, 2014 | No Comments

Madison Bumgarner padded what was already an impressive World Series resume in Game 1 on Tuesday night, allowing just three hits and one run in seven innings to lead the Giants to a 7-1 win over the Royals in Kansas City.

Giants-Royals, World Series Game 1: Did you know?

Oct 22, 2014 | No Comments

From the importance of winning Game 1 of the World Series, to Madison Bumgarner’s historic numbers, to the Giants’ overall postseason success, here’s a look at some of the interesting facts and figures from Tuesday night in Kansas City.

Royals strike out on third-inning opportunity

Oct 22, 2014 | No Comments

The one chance the Royals had to get to Madison Bumgarner during Game 1 on Tuesday night was in the third inning, but the club most likely to make contact could not come through when it needed to most.

Statcast: Royals’ slick relay nabs Posey at home

Oct 22, 2014 | No Comments

The Giants jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning of their victory over the Royals in Game 1 of the World Series, but it could have been worse were it not for an impressive relay between Nori Aoki and Omar Infante that cut down Buster Posey at home.

Game 1 combines Adm. Winnefeld’s top interests

Oct 22, 2014 | No Comments

James “Sandy” Winnefeld Jr. is a four-star Admiral who currently serves as the ninth Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, making him the second-highest-ranking officer in the United States Armed Forces. He also is an MLB.TV subscriber, a regular at Washington Nationals games, a former player and the father of a son who is currently pitching in high school.

Scioscia named AL Manager of Year by Sporting News

Oct 22, 2014 | No Comments

Angels skipper Mike Scioscia was named American League Manager of the Year on Tuesday by Sporting News, which also named Matt Williams of the Nationals in the National League based on a panel of 22 fellow managers.

Yanks’ Austin starts late rally in Fall League win

Oct 21, 2014 | No Comments

For six innings Tuesday, Glendale right-handers Francellis Montas and Parker Bridwell silenced Scottsdale’s offense. Despite some wildness that led to two runs, the pair held the Scorpions hitless, allowing the Desert Dogs to open a four-run lead.