Anthony Rizzo http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/38349/all en Baseball: Italy rallies to beat Mexico in WBC opener http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/baseball-italy-rallies-beat-mexico-wbc-opener <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Anthony Rizzo smacked a two-run double in the ninth inning as European champions Italy opened Pool D in the World Baseball Classic with a come-from-behind 6-5 win over Mexico on Thursday.</p> <p>Mexican outfielder Edgar Gonzalez allowed the runners to score after he bobbled Rizzo's flyball in front of a crowd of 4,478 at Salt River Fields stadium in Scottsdale, Arizona.</p> <p>Rizzo hit his double off Sergio Romo, who is the closing pitcher for the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/baseball-italy-rallies-beat-mexico-wbc-opener" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anthony Rizzo Baseball Human Interest AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 03:31:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5776808 at http://www.globalpost.com Baseball: Italians, Dominicans win WBC openers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/baseball-italians-dominicans-win-wbc-openers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Anthony Rizzo smacked a two-run double in the ninth inning as European champions Italy opened Pool D in the World Baseball Classic with a come-from-behind 6-5 win over Mexico on Thursday.</p> <p>Mexican outfielder Edgar Gonzalez allowed the runners to score after he bobbled Rizzo's flyball in front of a crowd of 4,478 at Salt River Fields stadium in Scottsdale, Arizona.</p> <p>Robinson Cano hit a pair of doubles and drove in three runs as the Dominican Republic routed Venezuela 9-3 in their Pool C opening-round game Thursday in Puerto Rico.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/baseball-italians-dominicans-win-wbc-openers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anthony Rizzo Baseball Brett Lawrie Human Interest AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 06:30:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5776871 at http://www.globalpost.com Chicago Cubs - PlayerWatch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130701/chicago-cubs-playerwatch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>C Welington Castillo failed to come up with the third-strike pitch on three of RHP Edwin Jackson's six strikeouts Sunday, when he had to throw all three batters out at first base to complete the outs.</p> <p>2B Darwin Barney capped off a remarkable stretch in Sunday's second inning when he accounted for Chicago's fourth double in five at-bats. The Cubs scored three runs in that inning, then Barney started things off with another double during a four-run fourth. He went 2-for-4 Sunday after going hitless in his last two games.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130701/chicago-cubs-playerwatch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alfonso Soriano Anthony Rizzo Baseball Thomson Reuters Mon, 01 Jul 2013 10:35:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5872326 at http://www.globalpost.com Chicago Cubs - PlayerWatch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130701/chicago-cubs-playerwatch-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>C Welington Castillo failed to come up with the third-strike pitch on three of RHP Edwin Jackson's six strikeouts Sunday, when he had to throw all three batters out at first base to complete the outs.</p> <p>2B Darwin Barney capped off a remarkable stretch in Sunday's second inning when he accounted for Chicago's fourth double in five at-bats. The Cubs scored three runs in that inning, then Barney started things off with another double during a four-run fourth. He went 2-for-4 Sunday after going hitless in his last two games.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130701/chicago-cubs-playerwatch-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alfonso Soriano Anthony Rizzo Baseball Thomson Reuters Mon, 01 Jul 2013 19:03:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5872824 at http://www.globalpost.com Chicago Cubs - PlayerWatch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130802/chicago-cubs-playerwatch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SS Starlin Castro is hitting .292 (40-for-137) and has committed just one error in his past 32 games since returning June 26 after a day off. That off day ended a streak of 269 consecutive game played. Prior to the break, he batted .140 and committed five errors in 10 games between June 14-23.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130802/chicago-cubs-playerwatch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anthony Rizzo Baseball Chicago Cubs Thomson Reuters Fri, 02 Aug 2013 09:02:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5900803 at http://www.globalpost.com Chicago Cubs - PlayerWatch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130824/chicago-cubs-playerwatch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>RHP James Russell threw only three pitches in relief of starter Edwin Jackson on Friday night in San Diego. But the one he threw to Will Venable resulted in the Padres outfielder giving his club the lead for good in an 8-6 victory. Russell is 1-5 on the season.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130824/chicago-cubs-playerwatch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anthony Rizzo Baseball Nate Schierholtz Thomson Reuters Sat, 24 Aug 2013 14:17:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5916850 at http://www.globalpost.com Chicago Cubs - PlayerWatch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130824/chicago-cubs-playerwatch-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>RHP James Russell threw only three pitches in relief of starter Edwin Jackson on Friday night in San Diego. But the one he threw to Will Venable resulted in the Padres outfielder giving his club the lead for good in an 8-6 victory. Russell is 1-5 on the season.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130824/chicago-cubs-playerwatch-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anthony Rizzo Baseball Nate Schierholtz Thomson Reuters Sat, 24 Aug 2013 19:46:08 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5917036 at http://www.globalpost.com San Diego Padres - PlayerWatch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130826/san-diego-padres-playerwatch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>RHP Tyson Ross, who starts Monday at Arizona, has been one of San Diego's most effective starters since rejoining the rotation July 23. He has gone 3-2 with a 2.01 ERA in 40 innings. However, in his last start, Ross had his worst outing of the season when he allowed four runs on six hits in 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Pirates. He struck out six and walked two. Ross beat the Diamondbacks on July 28, when he blanked them for eight innings of three-hit ball. He had seven strikeouts and one walk.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130826/san-diego-padres-playerwatch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anthony Rizzo Baseball Human Interest San Diego Padres Thomson Reuters Mon, 26 Aug 2013 17:33:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5918154 at http://www.globalpost.com San Diego Padres - PlayerWatch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130827/san-diego-padres-playerwatch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CF Reymond Fuentes was 0-for-3 before leaving in a double switch in his major league debut Monday after his contract was purchased from Triple-A Tucson earlier in the day. Fuentes, who was obtained from Boston with 1B Anthony Rizzo, RHP Casey Kelly and INF Eric Patterson for 1B Adrian Gonzalez on Dec. 6, 2010, was hitting a combined .330 with six homers, 43 RBIs and 35 stolen base at Double-A San Antonio and Tucson. A first-round draft pick in 2009, Fuentes hit safely in his first 13 games after being promoted to Tucson in early August.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130827/san-diego-padres-playerwatch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anthony Rizzo Baseball San Diego Padres Thomson Reuters Tue, 27 Aug 2013 10:06:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5918643 at http://www.globalpost.com San Diego Padres - PlayerWatch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130827/san-diego-padres-playerwatch-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CF Reymond Fuentes was 0-for-3 before leaving in a double switch in his major league debut Monday after his contract was purchased from Triple-A Tucson earlier in the day. Fuentes, who was obtained from Boston with 1B Anthony Rizzo, RHP Casey Kelly and INF Eric Patterson for 1B Adrian Gonzalez on Dec. 6, 2010, was hitting a combined .330 with six homers, 43 RBIs and 35 stolen base at Double-A San Antonio and Tucson. A first-round draft pick in 2009, Fuentes hit safely in his first 13 games after being promoted to Tucson in early August.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130827/san-diego-padres-playerwatch-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anthony Rizzo Baseball San Diego Padres Thomson Reuters Tue, 27 Aug 2013 17:17:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5918927 at http://www.globalpost.com Chicago Cubs - PlayerWatch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140410/chicago-cubs-playerwatch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SS Starlin Castro has shaken off an 0-for-9 start and has improved his average to .294 following Wednesday's game with the Pirates. "I've got my feeling back," said Castro, now in his fifth Cubs season. "I just try to hit the ball on the barrel every time. I don't want to try to hit homers." Castro, who hit a career-low .245 in 2013, is 7-for-12 in his last three games. Batting sixth in Tuesday's 7-6 loss to the Pirates he went 3-for-4 with two homers and four RBIs. "I think it's just like anything, he's starting to get into a rhythm," Cubs manager Rick Renteria said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140410/chicago-cubs-playerwatch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anthony Rizzo Baseball Randy Jackson Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Apr 2014 03:29:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6118784 at http://www.globalpost.com Chicago Cubs - PlayerWatch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140503/chicago-cubs-playerwatch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SS Starlin Castro is batting .417 (10-for-24) with two doubles, two home runs and five RBIs in six games since moving into the No. 4 spot in the lineup on April 25. He has hit safely in 12 of 14 home games this season, batting .339 (19-for-56). "A lot of it is simply that you've got to work, you've got to do the things necessary to keep moving forward," Cubs manager Rick Renteria said. "He's been really good, his mental state has been really relaxed. ... He's preparing well defensively, he has a nice routine offensively."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140503/chicago-cubs-playerwatch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anthony Rizzo Baseball Travis Wood Thomson Reuters Sat, 03 May 2014 12:58:07 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6137571 at http://www.globalpost.com Chicago Cubs - PlayerWatch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140503/chicago-cubs-playerwatch-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SS Starlin Castro is batting .417 (10-for-24) with two doubles, two home runs and five RBIs in six games since moving into the No. 4 spot in the lineup on April 25. He has hit safely in 12 of 14 home games this season, batting .339 (19-for-56). "A lot of it is simply that you've got to work, you've got to do the things necessary to keep moving forward," Cubs manager Rick Renteria said. "He's been really good, his mental state has been really relaxed. ... He's preparing well defensively, he has a nice routine offensively."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140503/chicago-cubs-playerwatch-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anthony Rizzo Baseball Travis Wood Thomson Reuters Sat, 03 May 2014 19:16:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6137796 at http://www.globalpost.com Chicago Cubs - PlayerWatch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140519/chicago-cubs-playerwatch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>3B Mike Olt hasn't had a problem hitting impressive home runs this season. Olt hit his ninth homer of the season Sunday against the Brewers despite not a ton of regular starts. Sunday was only Olt's 26th start of the season. Yet if Olt had more at-bats to qualify, he would average the most homers per at-bat. Olt is currently averaging a home run every 11.1 at-bats. That would be tops the majors for at-bats per home run ahead of Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki (11.3), White Sox's Jose Abreu (11.5) and Orioles' Nelson Cruz (13.3). "I've gotten some good pitches to hit," Olt said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140519/chicago-cubs-playerwatch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anthony Rizzo Baseball Nate Schierholtz Thomson Reuters Mon, 19 May 2014 12:51:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6150783 at http://www.globalpost.com Chicago Cubs - PlayerWatch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140519/chicago-cubs-playerwatch-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>3B Mike Olt hasn't had a problem hitting impressive home runs this season. Olt hit his ninth homer of the season Sunday against the Brewers despite not a ton of regular starts. Sunday was only Olt's 26th start of the season. Yet if Olt had more at-bats to qualify, he would average the most homers per at-bat. Olt is currently averaging a home run every 11.1 at-bats. That would be tops the majors for at-bats per home run ahead of Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki (11.3), White Sox's Jose Abreu (11.5) and Orioles' Nelson Cruz (13.3). "I've gotten some good pitches to hit," Olt said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140519/chicago-cubs-playerwatch-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anthony Rizzo Baseball Nate Schierholtz Thomson Reuters Mon, 19 May 2014 17:57:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6151030 at http://www.globalpost.com