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The Aura of Pujols

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In his ninth season in the MLB, Cardinals do it all 1B Albert Pujols is having arguably his best season in an almost perfect career. Coming into the major leagues in 2001, Pujols, a 13th round selection, was reletively unknown and nobody even Tony LaRussa knew what he would do in his next nine years. Continue reading

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Melky Cabrera Hits for Cycle, Yankees Win 8-5

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In a 3-0 win over the Chicago White Sox, the Yankees first in the series, Melky Cabrera had arguably his best game of his career. Going 4-5 with a single, double, triple and a home run, Cabrera became the 15th Yankee to hit for the cycle. In a game where CC Sabathia threw eight innings, the Yankee bats came threw to help Sabathia record his 11th win of the season while ending Mark Buerhle’s two game winning streak, which one of those games was a perfect game. With Cabrera collecting four of the eight runs, Derek Jeter, Johnny Damon, Jerry Hairston Jr and Jose Molina drove in the other four runs as the Yankees as a team had 14 hits and 12 of them coming in Buerhle’s 4.1 innings pitched, as terrible performance for Buerhle who broke the Major League record for consecutive batters set down with 45. Continue reading

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Penn-Trafford Product Making It Big

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When Mike Demark came out of Penn-Trafford High School near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the pitcher-middle infielder, had a rocket arm with a fastball clocked consistently around 88 MPH and one of the best attitudes a coach could ask for. Demark hustled on and off the field, and gave his all with each pitch. Going 7-2 his senior year, Demark, who threw a nasty knuckleball, a curveball that broke three and a half feet and a changeup that fooled the best of hiters, Demark was headed to Marietta College to pitch. Demark’s success through high school wasn’t exactly scripted the way most people expect. While pitching lights out ball, Demark battled something much more dangerous than any hitter he ever faced. During high school, Demark helped his dad through a bone marrow transplant that eventually saved his life and he dedicated every game on the mound to his father. The hardwork and competitiveness payed off and eventually led to where he is today. Continue reading

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Yankees Drop Two Against Chicago

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After a hot streak to start the second half of the season, AJ Burnett and the Yankees dropped their second game in a row in a 14-4 loss to Ozzie Guillen’s Chicago White Sox. After a rough second inning where Burnett allowed six runs, the White Sox jumped out to an early lead 6-0 lead. Burnett who had won his last five decisions, had trouble spotting his fastball and when he did the White Sox jumped on it. Continue reading

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