Friday, March 13, 2009

MLB Roundup Mar. 13

You can blame 6 OT's for me not making a post last night.

Manny Ramirez got into his first spring training game today for the LA Dodgers as their DH. He was scratched from starting on Thursday due a sore hamstring but put up a walk and a single today.

Former St. Louis Cardinal Mark McGwire is back in baseball. McGwire is doing hitting instruction for players like Matt Holliday and Bobby Crosby of the Oakland A's and Chris Duncan and Skip Schumaker of the Cardinals. He said in an interview with the New York Times that he was interested in getting into coaching and almost attended spring training with former coach Tony LaRussa.

- The most intimidating looking player in the history of baseball when he is on the mound, Jonathan Papelbon called Manny a "cancer" while he was in Boston.

- Twins C Joe Mauer will get a second opinion on his back injury.

Only one game last night in the WBC. Cuba killed Mexico 16-4 in 7 innings. Six homers total in the game from the two teams. We've got two games scheduled for tomorrow: Netherlands and Venezuela play at 1:00pm Eastern and the United States take on Puerto Rico at 8:00pm Eastern. Jake Peavy will get the start for the American team. Both games will be played in Miami, Florida.

Spring training scores from today:

Cactus League

Cubs 2 v Angels 8
Athletics 3 v Indians 4
Rangers 1 v Royals 4
Royals 1 v Brewers 5
Marners 1 v Cubs 8
Rangers 3 v Dodgers 4
White Sox 15 v Padres 4
Mariners 6 v D'Backs 14
Giants 7 v Rockies 3

Grapefruit League
Cardinals 6 v Orioles 5
Mets 9 v Tigers 3
Rays 1 v Blue Jays 3
Pirates 6 v Phillies 5
Braves 9 v Marlins 2
Yankees 4 v Red Sox 8
Reds 1 v Twins 0
Nationals 2 v Astros 2
Orioles 1 v Cardinals 3
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