Category Archives: Europe

Teahen Breaks Slump in Padua Sweep

Mark Teahen reached base six times and drove in a key run as Tommasin Padova took two from last place Padule in yesterday’s Italian Baseball League doubleheader in Sesto Fiorentino (near Florence, Tuscany). Teahen drew four walks and stroked a sacrifice … Continue reading

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Padua Splits as Teahen Struggles

Padua staged a dramatic comeback in Friday’s opener with Novara, but was routed today as Mark Teahen went hitless for the weekend. The struggling Tommasin Padova club has now split both of its series with Novara (4-4), but has a … Continue reading

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Teahen Walked Four Times in Padua Loss

Mark Teahen was walked or plunked every time he stepped to the plate in the second game of Padua’s series with Rimini, but a late comeback once more fell short against the host IBL club, and Tommassin Padova lost 10-9. … Continue reading

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Teahen’s Big Day Propels Padua Comeback Bid

After a tough series against Novara, Mark Teahen struck back against Rimini in a big way, ripping two doubles and drawing a walk, but Padua’s comeback fell short and Rimini claimed a 6-5 victory. Rimini jumped to an early 5-0 … Continue reading

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GB’s Esch on Playing for the Queen, Next to Ichiro

The second in a series of a Season Previews of Great Britain Baseball Players. Jake Esch was due to appear for Great Britain in the 2016 World Baseball Classic Qualifier, but instead found himself summoned to the big leagues by … Continue reading

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GB Star Blake Taylor Healthy, Ready to Climb Ranks

The second in a series of a Season Previews of Great Britain Baseball Players. Blake Taylor was a key pitcher in Great Britain’s improbable run to the championship game of the 2016 World Baseball Classic Qualifier in Brooklyn. The southpaw had … Continue reading

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Teahen Hitless as Padua Splits Doubleheader

After an excellent effort in his Italian debut, Mark Teahen was hitless in Padua’s second series of the Italian Baseball League season. Tommasin Padua claimed its first victory of the season in the opener, 7-0, before dropping the second contest … Continue reading

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GB Veteran Roth Aims for Giants’ Staff

The first in a series of a Season Previews of Great Britain Baseball Players. Michael Roth is one of only four pitchers to play for Great Britain in both of its World Baseball Classic appearances, and the only one to merit … Continue reading

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Andrelton Simmons on WBC: “I Felt More Responsible for Carrying the Team”

The fourth in a series of World Baseball Classic retrospectives. ANAHEIM, Calif. – Andrelton Simmons is a household name now, but in the spring of 2013, the slick-fielding shortstop had fewer than 50 major league games under his belt. Simmons … Continue reading

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Padua Winless Despite Teahen’s Efforts

Mark Teahen reached base three times and scored a key run, but Tommasin Padova’s bullpen blew a 2-0 lead in the eighth and T&A San Marino won 5-2. The hosts earned the series win after a 13-3 drubbing a day … Continue reading

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