Wakeup Call: Sympathy for the Devils . . . and Oilers

Wakeup Call: Sympathy for the Devils . . . and Oilers
April 22, 2013, 9:15 am
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Here's your wakeup call -- a combination of newsworthy and/or interesting baseball tidbits -- for Monday, April 22:



  • You wanted to bury Roy Halladay earlier, so don't ask me to praise him now; you just go right on burying him. That's the stance of Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee, apparently none too pleased that people had the audacity to question whether Halladay -- who has pitched well in his last two starts -- was losing it after his ERA jumped 2 1/4 quarter runs in 2012 from 2011, and he'd started this year by giving up 12 runs in 7 1/3 innings. (CSN Philly)

  • Yeah, Jayson, I'll agree with that. (NBC's Hardball Talk)

  • How hot are the Brewers? They manage to win even when Steve Braun gets thrown out of the game. (AP)

  • Albert Pujols, bothered by plantar fasciitis, says he's "hurting real bad" . . . (NBC's Hardball Talk)

  • . . . but not bad enough that he can't help the Angels sweep the Tigers. (AP)

  • The Dodgers finally beat the Orioles, snapping a six-game losing streak. (AP)

  • All the Cubs' dreams of future success hinge on Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo, but Dale Sveum doesn't care. He says if they don't get their heads out of their butts, changes will be made. (CSN Chicago)

  • Old friend Mauro Gomez may be caught up in the Blue Jays' abuse of the waiver system. (Hardball Talk)