Road to the bigs: Matt Shoemaker
can keep your confidence and focus every day you're going to be very successful. Saw a different take Caribbean compared Nolan Ryan and any in any facet of the game and that's well I'll take that. No that's that's kind of my approach I thought thereyou're going to be very successful. Saw a different take Caribbean compared Nolan Ryan and any in any facet of the game and that's well I'll take that. No that's that's kind of my approach I
Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt's ABCs on all those Ks
88 and fastballs in the mid-90s were reserved for one-inning closers. We had starters like Tom Seaver in the `70s and Nolan Ryan and Doc Gooden in the `80s who stood above all the rest because of speed. Most were two-pitch pitchers - sinker-slider
Clayton Kershaw's no-hitter long overdue
innings, no hits, no runs, no walks, a career-high 15 strikeouts -- the most by any pitcher in a no-hitter since Nolan Ryan punched out 16 against the Blue Jays in 1991. Kershaw joined Josh Beckett making it just the second time in team history
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Other notable late-round picks include: Mark Buehrle (38th round in 1998), Jorge Posada (24th in 1990), John Smoltz (22nd in 1985), Don Mattingly (19th in 1979), Albert Pujols (13th in 1999) and Nolan Ryan (12th in 1965).
Vargas looks to get Royals back on track against the Angels
after allowing one run in 7 2/3 innings of a 5-2 victory over Texas on Sunday. "He may be 10 miles an hour short (of Nolan Ryan ), but he goes out with that attitude, with that makeup," manager Mike Scioscia told MLB's official website. "He goes
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OF THE WEEK: Atlanta closer Craig Kimbrel has struck out 431 hitters in 254 2-3 career innings. For context, consider that when Nolan Ryan set baseball's modern single-season strikeout record in 1973, he fanned 383 in 326 innings.
Kershaw delivers masterpiece all of baseball knew was coming
innings, no hits, no runs, no walks, the career-high 15 strikeouts — the most by any pitcher in a no-hitter since Nolan Ryan punched out 16 against the Blue Jays in 1991. Kershaw retired 18 in a row to start the game. The only thing separating him
California prep LHP Aiken goes No. 1 to Astros
the high-90s and touched 100-102 mph several times, causing many to compare him to fellow Texas flamethrowers such as Nolan Ryan , Kerry Wood and Josh Beckett. ''How do you pass up a guy throwing 100?'' Marlins manager Mike Redmond said after Miami
What happened to a good ol' charge-of-the-mound highlight?
leagues ... it’s time to rush the mound. Get in a few soft whacks of the pitcher and hopefully not get caught in a Nolan Ryan -like headlock of “noogies” like Robin Ventura once did. When all was said and done, everyone was laughing after the fake brawling. But there
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striking out 11 and walking one. He recorded a franchise-record 54 strikeouts and five walks in June. Now Price can join Nolan Ryan , Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez as the only pitchers to strike out at least 10 in six consecutive games. He's also trying