Author Archives: Jeffrey Tomik

Career soon coming to a close?

Jeffrey Tomik

We’ve been waiting for Mariano Rivera to realize he’s a 41-year-old with one pitch.

But to start the season, the righty and his bat-breaking cutter raced to an American League-lea… Continue reading

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O’s are young, loaded

Jeffrey Tomik

The Baltimore Orioles are leading the AL East.

So that’s what that looks like in print.

At 4-0, the Orioles are 3 1/2 ga… Continue reading

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Is it a spring to success?

Jeffrey Tomik

Michael Morse opened the season with an 0-for-4 performance — striking out in the bottom of the ninth. Not the kind of st… Continue reading

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Top 5: World Series storylines

No one on the East Coast may care about this World Series, but there are several storylines that make this a compelling matchup:

5. Name that Molina » Who’s the catcher that started the season on the Giants but was traded to the Rangers on July … Continue reading

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Seeing Red for NL MVP

The last time the Reds were in the playoffs they had an NL MVP terrorizing pitchers in the heart of their lineup. Well, that was Barry Larkin in 1995.

It seems fitting that their 15-year playoff drought would end with another MVP anchoring a prolific … Continue reading

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Blowing away the Windy City?

An oft-injured 38-year-old outfielder that lacks power? It’s just Manny being Manny in 2010.

Manny Ramirez has become a side-show spectacle, getting ejected for arguing a called strike after just one pitch in a pinch-hitting appearance in Sunday… Continue reading

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Crowning NL MVP is all about wins

The Reds and Cardinals each have a Triple Crown hopeful, but team wins is the stat that matters most for Albert Pujols’ and Joey Votto’s MVP chances.

Entering Monday night’s games, Votto led the league in batting average — seve… Continue reading

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Continued success through clean living

Jim Thome is not the first name that comes to mind when you think of clutch hitters, but the slugger joined Hall of Famers Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, Mickey Mantle, Stan Musial and Frank Robinson with the most walk-off home runs all-time (12) when he belt… Continue reading

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Top 5: Under the radar MLB standouts

5. Casey McGehee, Brewers (.285, 18 HRs, 73 RBI) » The third baseman finished fifth in NL rookie of the year voting last season and already has surpassed his 2009 home run and RBI totals this year.

4. Johnny Cueto, Reds (11-3, 3.38 ERA, 102 Ks) … Continue reading

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Shocking outings becoming norm

Baseball is entering a new era.

It’s a time when Matt Garza can throw a no-hitter after allowing seven runs on 10 hits to the worst team in baseball in his previous start.

It’s a time when Dallas Braden, and his 19-28 career record, can throw a perfe… Continue reading

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