Madson holding down the ninth
Note to everyone: a mid-90s fastball and a devastating changeup are also known as a "closer's mentality."
Ryan Madson Has Filthy Stuff
Minor League Box Score Recap, 18 May 2011
Reading: Rizzotti, 3/5, 2 HR, 4 RBI
Clearwater: Contreras, .2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 0 K.
Lakewood: Biddle, 6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 8 K.
Chase Utley treats the Threshers to a nice post-game spread
I wish this was Utley's way of saying farewell to the Threshers, but I think he was just hungry.
Chris Wheeler got locked in the bathroom of the team bus
Such a goofy night for Wheels.
Halladay and Left-Handed Batter Home Runs
Cool stuff on Roy. HEATMAPS!
Police find Kyle Kendrick’s World Series ring in swamp near Seattle
Badly decomposed and rolled up in a rug.
Elsewhere in baseball:
Jake Peavy Outduels Justin Masterson In 1-0 Masterpiece
It's easy to understand why Peavy hurt himself in the first place, what with his herky-jerky mechanics and all, but this is a great story.
Cardinals' Lance Berkman And Matt Holliday Both Injured In Wednesday Win
Damn. I wish I knew how Cardinals fans were feeling right now.
When Is a Team "Out of It?"
How far back have division-winning teams been in their division at the end of each month?