By Thom Henninger It was thought the American League Cy Young vote would be tight, with Zack Greinke and three 19-game winners in the mix, but the National League count proved to be a much closer one. With 10 points separating the top three vote-getters, Giants ace Tim Lincecum repeated as the NL winner in [...]
By Thom Henninger Sixteen wins may not sound like a ticket to Cy Young honors, but the baseball writers got it right when they gave Kansas City ace Zack Greinke the American League award. The 26-year-old right-hander was 16-8 for the last-place Royals, who lost 97 games and shared the AL Central cellar with Cleveland. [...]
By James Bailey Before the Braves went transaction crazy earlier this week, I was counting down to Friday as Tommy Hanson night. The Braves top prospect was the scheduled starter for Gwinnett County here in Rochester. My plans were short-circuited by Atlanta’s decision to cut ties with Tom Glavine and bring Hanson up to the [...]
By Robert Gurganus Just got back from seeing the Myrtle Beach Pelicans play the Kinston Indians in the last game of a three-game set. The Pelicans prevailed 5-1, with Pelicans left fielder Cody Johnson (pictured) driving in all 5 runs on two homers. Lonnie Chisenhall hit a solo home run for the K-Tribe to provide [...]
Hardball Coop’s Thom Henninger was on the road this week, and made a stop in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for a contest between the low Class A Cedar Rapids Kernels (Angels) and West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers). Cedar Rapids infielder Alexia Amarista (pictured) impressed Thom with a big day at the plate.
By Robert Gurganus Hello dear reader (you know who you are). I just got back from Five County stadium in Zebulon, NC, where I took photos of the Huntsville Stars playing the Carolina Mudcats in the 3rd game of a 4 game homestand. It’s a little over a 3 hour drive for me to make [...]
By Robert Gurganus Just got back from seeing the Wilmington Blue Rocks play the Myrtle Beach Pelicans on Easter Sunday at BB&T Coastal Field in Myrtle Beach. Cole Rohrbaugh pitched a great five innings to get the 6-3 win for the Pelicans and earn a split for the four-game opening series.
Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto is raking so far this season. Through three games the Reds slugger is batting .538 with two homers and seven RBIs. Hardball Cooperative’s Robbie Gurganus caught Votto midspit last weekend in an exhibition contest against Cincinnati’s Double-A affiliate, the Carolina Mudcats.
Hardball Cooperative’s Robert Gurganus was on hand for North Carolina’s matchup with Virginia on Sunday. UNC took a 6-5 victory to earn the series win in an ACC matchup of top-10 ranked opponents. Gurganus caught UNC’s Friday night starter Alex White (photo above). White struck out 9 while allowing 7 hits and 3 walks in [...]