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Royals even World Series with Giants at 1-1

...hitter (15 for 35) against Peavy.Making his first start since Oct. 11, Ventura showed the heat that made him the starting pitcher with the highest average velocity in the major leagues this year. He reached 100 mph on his first pitch to Posey...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-22/royals-even-world-series
Former GreenJackets fill World Series roster

...including a left-hander who has established himself as the staff ace.Madison Bumgarner is listed as the Game 1 starting pitcher for the Giants. He has a 1.42 ERA with 28 strikeouts in 31 2/3 innings over four 2014 postseason starts. The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-20/former-greenjackets-fill
2012 trade for James Shields sent Royals on way

...franchise had long suffered through a forgettable cast of starting pitchers, from Jay Witasick to Darrell May to Runelvys Hernandez...assembled and all that was missing was the right starting pitcher ? someone who could not only be the staff ace, but...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-18/2012-trade-james-shields
Athletics needs better middle infielders

...brought shortstop Jed Lowrie, first baseman and former Augusta GreenJacket Brandon Moss, right fielder Josh Reddick, starting pitcher Scott Kazmir and left fielder Yoenis Cespedes to the A's in the past three off-seasons.Cespedes was a major...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-04/athletics-needs-better-m
Angels face uncertain future

...poorly."Until the past 10 days, the AL West champions were an uncommonly resilient ballclub. Even after losing starting pitchers Garrett Richards and Tyler Skaggs to season-ending injuries in August while playing in one of baseball's best...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-06/angels-face-uncertain-fu
Tigers turn to David Price with season on the line

...series, allowing four earned runs and three hits.Price's presence gives the Tigers a bit of confidence, but the starting pitcher can only do so much."Obviously, we've got one of the best guys in the game going right now, so obviously...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-04/tigers-turn-david-price-
Big swings, dramatic comebacks part of baseball's postseason

...Strasburg and the Washington Nationals.STARTERS IN RELIEF: With rotations shortened in the playoffs, several starting pitchers were bumped to the bullpen this week. Results have been mixed.Hard-throwing Royals rookie Yordano Ventura struggled...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-04/big-swings-dramatic-come
Gutsy trades bring Lester, Shields together for AL wild-card game

...one-off just for the right to play Tuesday.All that matters now is what happens at Kauffman Stadium, between two starting pitchers who were brought to their respective teams just for this moment."All we can think about is this one game against...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-09-29/gutsy-trades-bring-leste
Pirates rally past Braves, clinch playoff spot

...Freeman was thrown out trying to advance to third base. The run ended a streak of 23 scoreless innings by Pirates starting pitchers.Atlanta loaded the bases with no outs in the second but managed only one run when Andrelton Simmons grounded into...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-09-23/pirates-rally-past-brave
Braves fall to Mets, 10-2

...said it's hard on pitchers to keep games close when the offense struggles so badly to produce."If you are a starting pitcher, you are going to have that in your mind when you see things like this and we don't score any runs," he said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-09-21/braves-fall-mets-10-2