The St. Louis Cardinals have completed a three-way deal just before the tradiing deadline that brings them another starting pitcher but costs them a former all-star outfielder.
Archives for July 2010
The USS Missouri is officially a United States Navy Ship. Hour-long ceremonies at the Naval Submarine Base New London (CT) have transferred the ship from being PCU 780 (Pre Commissioning Unit) to being SSN780, the USS Missouri.
You can watch a recording of the full ceremony by clicking on the USS Missouri tag on the upper right corner of this web page.
While an official annoucement is expected sometime later today, several sources are reporting that the St. Louis Rams and number one overall draft pick Sam Bradford have come to terms on a contract. It is a six year, 78 million dollar deal that will pay Bradford 50 million dollars in guaranteed money, which is an NFL record. [Read more…]
The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Friday that the team has signed first round draft pick safety Eric Berry. The deal is reportedly for six years and will pay Berry 60 million dollars. [Read more…]
Commissioner Roger Goodell, the Hunt family and the Chiefs organization officially dedicated the Founder’s Plaza at the New Arrowhead on Friday. Providing the entrance to the north side of the stadium, the open-air plaza shows Hunt’s legacy as a founding father of American sports and welcomes fans to the New Arrowhead. [Read more…]
Thanks to a rain delay of nearly two and a half hours, it took until 12:13 this morning for the Cardinals to score a run in the bottom of the 10th, and beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0. The run was the first scored by the Redbirds in 18 innings. [Read more…]
For the first time since 2008, the Kansas City Royals hit a walk off home run to win a game. Alex Gordon would hit a three run home run in the bottom of the ninth and Kansas City beat Baltimore, 7-5. The win stopped the five game losing streak for the Royals. [Read more…]
Five of the 140 crew members of the new USS Missouri are from the boat’s namesake state. Fire Control Technician Ryan Thruston is one of those five. He’s been in the Navy since graduating from high school in Jefferson City eight years ago and deciding to get outside Missouri and “try something different.” [Read more…]
Rookie Ike Davis hit a three-run homer and knuckleballer R.A. Dickey went 8 1/3 innings, as the New York Mets earned a 4-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the rubber match of a three-game set at Citi Field. Angel Pagan chipped in two hits including a triple and scored twice, while Carlos Beltran contributed a run-scoring single for the Mets, who won for only the third time in the last 10 games overall. Dickey (7-4), who was working on three days rest after exiting his last start on Sunday with a left leg injury after 5 2/3 innings, was sensational. He yielded only four hits, finishing with two strikeouts and a pair of walks. Francisco Rodriguez retired the final two batters in the ninth to pick up his 22nd save of the season. Jon Jay had a double for St. Louis, which has dropped five of seven since winning eight in a row. Ryan Ludwick, Skip Schumaker and Colby Rasmus had the other Cardinal hits — all singles. Blake Hawksworth (4-7) worked six innings, allowing seven runs on four hits with three walks and as many strikeouts in taking the loss.
Ty Wigginton hit two sacrifice fly balls, including the game-winner in the 11th, helping the Baltimore Orioles snap a five-game losing streak with a 6-5 win over the Kansas City Royals. Nick Markakis and Corey Patterson both homered for Baltimore, which announced on Thursday that Buck Showalter will take over as manager next week. Brian Roberts went 2-for-6 and scored twice in the win. Brian Matusz continued his struggles, allowing five runs in 3 1/3 innings, but was spared the losing decision. David Hernandez (5-7) pitched two scoreless innings for the win, and Alfredo Simon earned his 15th save. Yuniesky Betancourt had two hits and drove in a run for the Royals, who saw their losing streak reach five. Jason Kendall and Rick Ankiel each added two hits in the loss. Kyle Davies yielded four runs (three earned) in a 5 2/3-inning start, walking four and fanning three.