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Volquez looks to continue revival against Giants

...Edinson Volquez's renaissance began with a simple game of catch.During his brief session with Pittsburgh Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage on that January day at the team's training facility in Florida, the talented but erratic right-hander...
Down 17-1 after 5, Clinton wins 20-17 in 12

...senior at Burbank High School in California."Other than that, was probably eighth grade," he said.Clinton pitching coach Cibney Bello called former big leaguer Chris Gwynn, Seattle's director of player development, to get permission...
Pineda not only pitcher in majors to try pine tar

...tell them to check my pitcher."No manager, no pitching coach, no group of pitchers wants to be checked on all...out a potential basestealer, for example.Padres pitching coach Darren Balsley said players haven't asked him how...
Mariners hire McClendon as new manager

...Williams to replace Davey Johnson. The Cincinnati Reds, who fired Dusty Baker after a 90-win season, went with pitching coach Bryan Price as their new manager and Detroit chose Brad Ausmus to take over for Jim Leyland - a job McClendon interviewed...
A look at the Cardinals, Red Sox World Series

...Matheny said. "You don't forget that."Red Sox: John Farrell. Following a successful run as Boston's pitching coach, the no-nonsense Farrell returned this year to manage the team when the Red Sox traded infielder Mike Aviles to...
Million Dollar Arm

Opens Friday, May 16, 2014 Synopsis: Inspired by a true story, this sports drama from director Craig Gillespie and screenwriter Thomas McCarthy follows the journey of an aging American sports agent (Jon Hamm) who attempts to save his failing business by traveling to India and recruiting a cricket pitcher to play in the Major Leagues. Fearing that the recruitment agency he owns with partner Aash (Aasif Mandvi) is about to go bust, sports agent J.B. Bernstein (Hamm) has a flash of inspiration while watching a game of Indian cricket on television: Why search for the next pitching sensation in America, where everyone else is looking, when you can find one in India? Convinced that he's onto something big, J.B. travels to Mumbai with a sharp-eyed veteran scout (Alan Arkin) and announces a nationwide contest to find India's best bowler (the pitcher in cricket). Dubbed the "Million Dollar Arm" competition, it quickly draws in 40,000 hopeful athletes in search of their big break. When 18-year-old finalists Rinku (Suraj Sharma) and Dinesh (Madhur Mittal) come out on top, J.B. arranges for them to train under famed pitching coach Tom House (Bill Paxton) until they're ready to join the big leagues. Although at first the two talented pitchers experience a serious case of culture shock, in time they begin to adjust to American customs, and their growing relationship with J.B. takes on a familial tone, offering the self-absorbed agent an important life lesson in the power of commitment. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Bill Paxton, Madhur Mittal, Suraj Sharma Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Giants' Zito to start World Series opener

...he was just one of the group. I don't think the money ever bothered him."Bochy credits the work Zito did with pitching coach Dave Righetti to constantly make adjustments and find what would work."It's hard to sum it up in one answer...
World Series: Cabrera, Tigers vs Posey, Giants

...action began in 1997, most recently last year at Comerica Park. That series was notable because the Tigers fired pitching coach Rick Knapp following the final game, a day after Barry Zito and the Giants trounced Max Scherzer in a 15-3 romp...
With small ball, Giants win 2-0 for 2-0 WS lead

...glove because Fister stayed on his feet. Only when fans saw replays did groans echo around the ballpark.Leyland, pitching coach Jeff Jones and a trainer went to the mound, and Fister insisted on staying in the game. He walked the next batter...
Crimson Bears 'Kage' slams Knights' chances

...the masterful work of mound ace Tanner Petrie and pitching coach Sean Bavard.Petrie and Boyer would both go the distance...second."It was a great pitching performance," JDHS pitching coach Sean Bavard said. "I would say gutsy. A fantastic...


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