The Spokane Indians have been directed by the Texas Rangers to use CD Pelham as a starting pitcher, according to pitching coach Joey Seaver. Pelham had worked out of the bullpen in his first eight starts to the season.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • A cool wind blew through our area last night, dropping temperatures down and taking the edge off summer. It’s sure a lot better than thundershowers, tornadoes and golf delays. Read on.
As alluded to in our previous update on Matuella, the Indians’ opening day starter was in Spokane for the Indians’ recent series with Tri-City to take a break from rehabbing his sprained ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) at the Texas Rangers' facility in Surprise, Arizona.
While there aren’t any new additions to the Spokane Indians weekly prospect rankings, there is a new No. 1. And a great deal of movement. Six of last week’s 10 prospects are in different spots in this in week’s edition.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Of all the major golf tournaments, the PGA is the one with the least cachet. The Masters has its course, Augusta National. The U.S. Open has its reputation, the toughest test in golf. The British Open, or “The Open,” has its history, inexorably tied with the history of the game. But the PGA? Read on.
Catcher Seth Spivey, third baseman Xavier Turner, right-handed pitcher Tyler Ferguson and outfielder Chad Smith were named Northwest League All-Stars on Tuesday, the league announced in a press release.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s great to be back home. To sleep in the correct bed, to awake at 5 in the morning to the singing of birds, to hear the neighbors’ sprinklers. And to reflect on what’s good about the Inland Northwest. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • You think the NFL is the only league that values parity? You should check out the Northwest League's North Division standings. The only surprising thing is that all four teams aren't tied. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Olympics are not that far away. Yet, we're not even sure which athletes will be there, whether the facilities will be done or, now, even if one of the major players on the international scene, Russia, will be allowed to compete. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Watching two great athletes at the top of their game compete one-on-one is about as good as it gets. But that's only part of why yesterday's British Open final round was so special. Read on.