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Giants pitcher Yusmeiro Petit sets MLB record by retiring 46 batters in a row

Sports.yahoo.com  -  Your browser does not support iframes.Coming into the San Francisco Giants' game Thursday against the Colorado Rockies, starting pitcher Yusmeiro Petit hadn't allowed a baserunner in more than a month.Petit — chosen by S.F. to replace the struggling Tim Lincecum in the starting rotation — entered the game needing to retire eight more batters in a row to make history. He did, with a strikeout of C 15 minutes

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Royals catcher Salvador Perez wears perfume, says MLB umpires love it

Sports.yahoo.com  -  You know how baseball players are about superstition and routine. Something works once and they stick with it. No matter how odd it is. We've seen MLB players adopt cowboy boots, a souvenir gnome and a horse mask as good-luck charms this season.But Salvador Perez, catcher for the Kansas City Royals — nay, make that the first-place Kansas City Royals — might have everybody beat. He wears women's p 16 hours

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Ranking the 10 Biggest Takeaways from August's MLB Action

Bleacherreport.com  -  They are usually plenty of MLB takeaways in the month of August.After all, it is the month when division and wild-card contenders begin pulling away from the pack and each general manager finalizes plans for their postseason roster. It is also the time for players to hit the waiver wire, making for interesting discussions as clubs in need of an upgrade have the chance to make additions after 16 hours

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Why Hasn't 2nd Wild Card Made MLB Waiver-Trade Window More Active?

Bleacherreport.com  -  Trading in Major League Baseball doesn't end until Aug. 31, but it sure feels like just about all the wheeling and dealing wrapped up back on July 31, doesn't it?In part, that's because the non-waiver trade deadline brought not just a flurry but a full-on storm of moves, as 12 trades were completed between 18 different teams involving 37 players (and two draft picks). That was the most transactio 18 hours

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3 MLB Playoff Contenders Headed for September Collapses

Bleacherreport.com  -  We have officially hit crunch time in the 2014 MLB season, as the month of August comes to a close and teams have roughly 30 games left to secure a spot in the postseason.In the National League, seven teams still boast a winning record, and the Miami Marlins and Cincinnati Reds are hanging on the fringe of contention as well.Over in the American League, things are much more jumbled as nine teams 1 day 8 hours

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Ranking Top 7 MLB Contenders by Who's Best Built for the Playoffs

Bleacherreport.com  -  Regular-season success and postseason success are often two different things in Major League Baseball, as some teams are simply better built for postseason success.The article ahead offers an in-depth look at the seven teams best built to win in October.The following areas carried the most weight when it came to ranking the teams:Projected rotation: Pitching wins championships, and it carried the 1 day 10 hours

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Last-Minute Waiver Trade Ideas for MLB Contenders' Biggest Weaknesses

Bleacherreport.com  -  To many, July 31 is known simply as "the trade deadline." Of course, that's not entirely accurate.Plenty of deals go down in August; the process just gets more complicated.To be traded post-July, players must clear revocable waivers. Meaning, in essence, other teams have an opportunity to snatch a guy off the trading block, and the team that offered him up has a chance to yank him back.To be elig 1 day 20 hours

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Why the Future Pittsburgh Pirates Will Have One of the Best Rotations in MLB

Bleacherreport.com  -  With only 29 games remaining in the regular season, the Pittsburgh Pirates trail the San Francisco Giants by just 2.0 games for the second wild-card spot.  Currently, the organization cannot be thinking about the future, as it has a chance to win right now.  Still, when the season is over and talks arise about potential call-ups in 2015, the organizational leaders in Pittsburgh have to 1 day 22 hours

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