Articles by Mike Petriello

Mike Petriello

Mike writes about lots of baseball in lots of places, and right now that place is MLB.com.


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Cubs @ Dodgers August 30, 2015: Sweep That Sweep

If you’re watching tonight’s “Sunday Night Baseball” game on ESPN, you’ll notice something a little different. For the first time, you’ll hear a female voice, as Jessica Mendoza will be replacing the suspended Curt Schilling. Mendoza is a two-time Olympic softball player who also took Stanford to their first College World Series appearance, and made…

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Some Fans Will Just Never Be Happy

In last night’s 4-1 win over the Cubs, the game really turned in a three-run sixth inning. Tied at one entering the inning, Chase Utley, Adrian Gonzalez, and Justin Turner all reached base, making it a 2-1 Dodgers lead with no outs and men on the corners when Joe Maddon came out to replace Jason…

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Dodgers @ Reds August 26, 2015: More Of The Same

Joc Pederson is out of the lineup again as Enrique Hernandez starts in center field, though that should come as a surprise to absolutely no one. As we discussed yesterday, Cincinnati throwing back-to-back lefties (David Holmberg tonight) made that a near-inevitability. Is it a benching, or a platoon? I’ll say the former if Pederson isn’t…