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This winter, the Rockies demolished about 4,000 seats in Coors Field's upper deck. They installed a bar with 52 beer taps and numerous restaurants. Ryne Sandberg noticed it when the Phillies took early batting practice Friday afternoon. Fly balls, he said, did not travel deep to right like they are known to at high altitude. The Phillies manager wondered if that trend would translate into the games.
Well before he reaches the mound to talk with a pitcher in duress, pitching coach Derek Lilliquist has an idea, based on the personality waiting there for him, whether he needs to "poke, prod, or pat on the back."
White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton is expected to sit out at least a few days with a lower left hamstring strain that caused him to make an early exit from Saturday night's 6-3 loss to the Rangers at Globe Life Park.
Two career-threatening surgeries and 22 months later, Rangers right-hander Colby Lewis won a major league game again.
As Friday night turned into Saturday, after his team struggled to score runs for the fourth night in a row, a frustrated and tired Don Mattingly said the game of baseball was "so stupid sometimes."
The most visible of the slumping Giants is Pablo Sandoval, in large part because the third baseman is playing for a new contract. After a 3-1 loss to the San Diego Padres that came on the heels of two 2-1 defeats, manager Bruce Bochy said Sandoval would sit out and get a "mental break" Sunday.
Sometimes when a player squares off against one of the best in the major leagues, it doesn't matter what he does. He's going to lose.
LOS ANGELES- As Friday night turned into Saturday, after his team struggled to score runs for the fourth night in a row, a frustrated and tired Don Mattingly said the game of baseball was "so stupid sometimes."