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Giants' Madison Bumgarner Joins Elite Company with Tuesday's One-Hit Shutout

Bleacherreport.com  -  Although San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner lost his bid for a perfect game in the eighth inning of Tuesday's contest against the Colorado Rockies, he was still able to complete a one-hit shutout, striking out 13 batters and walking none.Per ESPN Stats & Info, Bumgarner is just the fourth lefty in the last 50 years to throw a shutout in which he fanned 13 opposing hitters, wa 19 hours

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Just How Good Can Cubs' Cuban Outfield Phenom Jorge Soler Be?

Bleacherreport.com  -  Amid yet another losing season, a streak that soon will run to five straight, the Chicago Cubs unveiled yet another new toy Wednesday night: top prospect Jorge Soler.A 22-year-old native of Cuba, Soler made his much-anticipated major league debut against the Cincinnati Reds and did so with some flair, homering in his very first plate appearance in the bigs."I'm real, real happy about it," Soler t 20 hours

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Predicting the Statistical Leaders for the Carolina Hurricanes in 2014-15

Bleacherreport.com  -  With the beginning of training camp just a few weeks away, expectations for each Carolina Hurricanes player will soon be set for the upcoming 2014-15 campaign.The 'Canes are fielding a cast of impact players identical to last year, but the team's front office evidently hopes that more team chemistry, better luck and Bill Peters' coaching style can improve the productivity of all.Jeff Skinner will 1 day 20 hours

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Villanova Basketball Recruiting: Biggest Competition for Top 2015 Targets

Bleacherreport.com  -  With the summer dwindling down and players headed back to school, the Villanova Wildcats have only three players left on their list of prospective targets for the class of 2015. The three players left on the table are Chris Silva, Jalen Brunson and Isaiah Briscoe, and each of those individuals possess a different challenge for the Wildcats with a different set of competitors lining up for th 1 day 21 hours

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Healthy Al Horford Would Push Atlanta Hawks to Next Level

Bleacherreport.com  -  Al Horford is a legitimate NBA star.Even though he hasn't made an All-Star Game since 2011, the Atlanta Hawks center has a versatile skill set possessed by very few big men in the league. Horford's team missed him sorely last year after a torn right pectoral ended his season in December. With its star center in the lineup, Atlanta won 16 games and lost 13. But with him out, the Hawks were on 1 day 21 hours

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Mike Napoli Smashes 451-Foot Home Run into 5th Deck vs. Blue Jays

Bleacherreport.com  -  Mike Napoli gave Boston Red Sox fans who were still up watching their team in the 11th inning a treat Tuesday.His three-run home run traveled an astounding 451 feet and put Boston ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays, 9-4. It proved to be a critical blast because the Blue Jays scored three runs of their own in the bottom of the 11th. ESPN Stats & Info noted that it was business as usual for Napoli 1 day 21 hours

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Players Who Can Carry Middling CBB Teams to the 2015 NCAA Tournament

Bleacherreport.com  -  No one considered North Carolina State a contender in the ACC last season, but the Wolfpack put together just enough of a resume to reach the NCAA tournament. Credit for every win that pulled the Pack into the Big Dance had to start with star forward T.J. Warren, who was awarded ACC Player of the Year honors for dragging his team as far as he did.As the 2014-15 season nears, there are teams just 1 day 22 hours

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Baltimore Orioles: An Early Free-Agency and Offseason Primer

Bleacherreport.com  -  As we come closer to entering the final month of the MLB regular season, it's never too early to brainstorm how the Baltimore Orioles will handle the free-agency period in regard to replacing a few players whose contracts will be up at the end of this season and adding players who could be huge assets to the club for the 2015 season.The Orioles will need to make preparations in order to determine 2 days

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