Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Hot Corner, 7/18 edition

The Braves shut out the Mets 11-0 for the Mets' fourth shutout loss in their past nine games.

Per Adam Rubin of the NY Daily News, Mets pitcher Tim Redding may be released as soon as today.

The Mets deny that Jose Reyes suffered a setback in his rehab.

Luke Grienke, Zack's brother, hopes to make a return in 2010 from the surgery he had last year to repair a torn labrum.

The Yankees will start Sergio Mitre on Tuesday against Baltimore.

Matt Gagne of the NY Daily News wonders about a possible future return to the starting rotation for Phil Hughes.

The Yankees ended a three-game losing streak by beating the Tigers 5-3 yesterday.

Giants pitcher Matt Cain will keep his scheduled start on Sunday.

Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is working on reducing errors.

The Blue Jays are moving Brian Tallet to the bullpen.

Albert Pujols hit a pair of home runs last night as the Cards beat the D'Backs 6-1.

Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello said of stepping onto the field at Yankee Stadium: "It was pretty cool. It was pretty special. It was one of those moments."

Detroit's Carlos Guillen is sore, but he continues to rehab.

Despite three RBI from Josh Hamilton, the Rangers lost 5-3 to the Twins.

Despite a shaky performance by closer Brad Lidge, the Phillies won in 12 innings last night.

Marlins second baseman Dan Uggla had the night off against the Phillies.

Red Sox GM Theo Esptein says of talks with Jason Bay, "... we’re going to table discussions again, which once again is a mutual decision, and pick them up most likely after the season.’’

The Red Sox have cut Julio Lugo.

Baltimore's Adam Jones said of the All-Star game, "Words can't even describe it. My eyes are still in amazement from the things that I've seen."

Houston's Roy Oswalt threw a four-hit complete game against the Dodgers.

No issues with the ring finger that scratched his All-Star game appearance as Evan Longoria homered against the Royals last night.

White Sox skipper Ozzie Guillen says in reference to Roy Halladay that he doesn't "think we'll give up half the organization for one guy."

Both Alfonso Soriano and Ted Lilly were scratches last night for the Cubs.

Marlins' ace Josh Johnson is on pace to pitch 229 innings.

The A's might consider using a six-man rotation if Justin Duscherer returns to the active roster this year.

Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .323 in 11 games since coming off the DL. He went 4-for-4 last night and he's 7-for-7 in the series against the Brewers as Bronson Arroyo got his 10th win of the season last night.

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