(2/29/2008)Mike Bacsik, who was 5-8 with a 5.11 ERA in 29 appearances last season, gave up two runs on three hits in one inning against the Marlins Friday. "I threw four pitches and three guys were on," Bacsik said. "They weren't waiting to see what I had today ... It was one of those games."
(10/11/2007) The Nationals outrighted pitchers Mike Bacsik, Chris Booker, Winston Abreu, Arnie Munoz and Jason Simontacchi to the minor leagues, removing them from the 40-man roster. Outfielder Brandon Watson was also outrighted to the minor leagues Wednesday.
Bacsik gets quick hook Wednesday
(9/27/2007) Starting in place of injured RHP Shawn Hill on Wednesday, ex-Met Mike Bacsik lasted only 2 1/3 innings -- the shortest of his 35 major league starts. He was tagged for five runs and seven hits, including three homers.
Bacsik will take Hill's last start
(9/24/2007) Nationals LHP Mike Bacsik will start Wednesday night against the Mets in place of Shawn Hill, whose season ended early so he could have surgery on his right forearm.
Bacsik blasted by the Marlins
(9/12/2007) Mike Bacsik gave up a leadoff homer to Hanley Ramirez and allowed five runs and eight hits in 2 2/3 innings in Tuesday's game against the Marlins. "Our hitting really gave us a chance to win the game," Bacsik said. "Unfortunately I set the tone, and I couldn't really get anybody out consistently."
Bacsik to start again on Tuesday
(9/8/2007) LHP Mike Bacsik will start Tuesday against the Marlins in place of RHP Tim Redding, who suffered a bruised right elbow when he was struck by a hard chopper off the bat of Florida 3B Miguel Cabrera.
Bacsik iffy for Sunday's start
(8/31/2007)The Sports Xchange reports Nationals P Mike Bacsik is tentatively scheduled to start Sunday's series finale against the Giants, but the pitcher who gave up Barry Bonds' 756th career homer might not actually get the call. The Nationals plan to promote several minor league pitchers Saturday when rosters can be expanded to 40, and one of those young hurlers could be inserted into Bacsik's spot in the rotation.
Bacsik loses again Monday
(8/28/2007) Mike Bacsik (5-8) allowed three consecutive singles to open the sixth, with all three runners scoring at the Dodgers Monday. The left-hander gave up five runs and nine hits in five-plus innings, struck out two and walked two in his second start since rejoining the rotation last week after being demoted to the bullpen. "I was a little disappointed because we had the game where we wanted it," said Bacsik. "It's tough, but I fought and battled with what I had and just came out on the wrong end. I didn't have my best stuff."
Bacsik drops game to Astros
(8/22/2007) Nationals SP Mike Bacsik gave up three runs and seven hits with four strikeouts in six innings during a loss Wednesday to the Astros. Bacsik allowed 10 runs over nine innings in his previous two starts.
Bacsik's status in limbo
(8/19/2007) LHP Mike Bacsik is still scheduled to start Wednesday's game in Houston, but remains available to pitch out of the bullpen until that time. Acta said a minor league pitcher would be called up to make the start if he needs Bacsik to pitch in relief.
Bacsik pounded, moved to bullpen
(8/13/2007) Nationals starter Mike Bacsik allowed five runs and eight hits in four innings on Sunday at Arizona, walking one and striking out one. After the game, the Nationals announced that Bacsik would move to the bullpen to make room in the rotation for Shawn Hill, who is expected to be activated from the 15-day disabled list in time to start Tuesday night against Philadelphia. "I threw the ball pretty bad," Bacsik said. "That's the worst I've thrown the ball since I've been here. They took advantage of it."
Bacsik gives up No. 756 to Bonds
(8/8/2007) Mike Bacsik gave up five runs and seven hits, including Barry Bonds' 756th homer, Tuesday night.
Bacsik picks up fifth win
(8/3/2007) Mike Bacsik (5-6) allowed homers to Adam Dunn and Alex Gonzalez, plus a single, in a three-run second inning -- but otherwise did not allow a hit over seven innings of work. Indeed, take out that troublesome second, and Bacsik faced the minimum 18 batters over his other six innings. Bacsik didn't walk a batter and struck out six, departing after only 81 pitches, 51 strikes.
Bacsik beats former team Friday
(7/27/2007) Ryan Church and Austin Kearns homered to back the pitching of Mike Bacsik and lead the Washington Nationals over the New York Mets 6-2 Friday night. Bacsik (4-6), a former Mets left-hander, limited New York to eight hits over seven innings before turning the game over to a bullpen that led with NL with a 1.92 ERA in July. Bacsik allowed both of the Mets' runs, while walking one and not recording a strikeout. Bacsik has now won consecutive starts and has allowed just two earned runs in 13 2/3 innings.
Bacsik pitches into seventh
(7/21/2007) Mike Bacsik pitched into the seventh inning to lead the Washington Nationals to a 3-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday. He was 1-6 in his last nine starts but tamed the Rockies by holding them to only one hit after the first inning. He left to a standing ovation with two outs in the seventh after surrendering three hits, three walks and striking out two. Relievers Saul Rivera, Luis Ayala and Cordero retired the final seven batters to preserve the three-hitter.
Bacsik gets a no-decision
(7/17/2007) Mike Bacsik gave up two runs -- one earned -- and seven hits over 5 2/3 innings in Monday's start against the Astros. "Our bullpen, once again -- it picks us up every time," Bacsik said.
Nationals set post A-S rotation
(7/8/2007) According to MLB.com, Nationals SP Jason Bergmann will start the first game against the Marlins after the All-Star break on Friday. Bergmann will be followed by left-hander Matt Chico, right-hander Jason Simontacchi, then left-hander Mike Bacsik and right-hander Tim Redding will pitch against the Astros on July 16-17.
Bacsik taken deep three times
(7/6/2007) Nationals SP Mike Bacsik allowed three homers on his way to losing Friday's game against the Brewers. He also allowed eight hits and six run in five innings. Bacsik, who struck out one, now has six losses on the season.
Bacsik picks up rare victory
(7/1/2007) Mike Bacsik (2-5) won Sunday for the first time since May 24, shutting out the Pirates on three hits until being pulled during a two-run seventh aided by his own throwing error. Bacsik had lost five in a row -- he allowed three homers in his previous start -- and the Nationals had dropped his last six starts.
Bacsik surrenders three homers
(6/26/2007) Nationals SP Mike Bacsik lost for the fifth time in six starts after allowing five runs and eight hits -- including three homers -- during Tuesday's start against the Braves. He walked one and struck out one. Bacsik has allowed five or more earned runs just twice during his losing streak.
Bacsik now pitching Tuesday
(6/22/2007) Nationals SP Jason Bergmann's return to the starting rotation has been moved up a day. Bergmann, on the DL with elbow inflammation, will start Monday against Atlanta, with Mike Bacsik moving back a day. Bergmann's last start was May 14 against Atlanta.
Bacsik can't buy a win
(6/20/2007) Nationals SP Mike Bacsik remained at one win on the season after Wednesday's no-decision against the Tigers. He pitched five innings, allowing six hits and three earned runs. He also struck out two. Bacsik now has one no-decision and four losses in his last five starts.
Bacsik suffers fourth straight loss
(6/16/2007) Nationals SP Mike Bacsik lost his fourth straight start, giving up three runs and nine hits over 4 1/3 innings -- his shortest start this season-- Friday against the Blue Jays. He walked three and struck out four. "I threw too many pitches and they got to see me a lot," Bacsik said. "The third time around came quick, in the fourth or fifth inning. It should be in the sixth or seventh inning when I'm facing those guys for the third time."
(6/12/2007) According to The Sports Xchange: Monday's off-day allowed the Nationals to reconfigure their starting rotation, breaking up the three left-handers -- Mike Bacsik, Micah Bowie and Matt Chico -- who had been lined up in a row. Bowie and Chico will start this week against the Orioles, with RHP Jason Simontacchi pitching the final game of the series. Bacsik will then jump ahead of RHP Levale Speigner, who is being given an extra day of rest, and start Friday at Toronto, with Speigner to follow.
Bacsik drops third straight start
(6/10/2007) Nationals SP Mike Bacsik could not avoid his third straight loss during Sunday's start against the Twins. Bacsik took the loss after allowing nine hits, four runs (three earned) and one walk in five innings. He did not have a strikeout in the game. Bacsik has allowed a total of 11 earned runs in 15 1/3 innings during the losing streak.
Bacsik walks plank vs. Pirates
(6/6/2007) The Pirates battered Nationals starter Mike Bacsik (1-2), who was fighting a stomachache and didn't have his usual control. Bacsik had his first bad start in four tries since his promotion from Triple-A to help fill Washington's injury-depleted rotation. He allowed six runs, six hits and walked five over 4 1/3 innings on Tuesday. "I was just physically fighting through not feeling good, so energy and focus were just lacking," Bacsik said. "I feel like I'm making an excuse and I don't want to be. I took the ball. I said I was good enough to go, and I went out there and I didn't do a good job."
Bacsik suffers loss Wednesday
(5/30/2007) Nationals SP Mike Bacsik pitched six innings Wednesday against the Dodgers, but walked away with his first loss of the season after allowing six hits, four runs (two earned) and one walk. He had just one strikeout. Bacsik has allowed a total of five earned runs in three starts.
Bacsik earns first win since '04
(5/24/2007) Mike Bacsik got his first win in almost three years and the Washington Nationals beat the reeling Cincinnati Reds 4-3 on Thursday night. Bacsik (1-0), in his second start since being recalled from Triple-A Columbus on May 19, scattered four hits over his first seven innings before giving up Alex Gonzalez's two-run homer with two outs in the eighth. He left after 7 2/3 innings, allowing seven hits and four earned runs. The left-hander earned his sixth career win and first since Aug. 4, 2004, when he pitched seven shutout innings in Texas's 8-0 win at Detroit. He allowed one walk and struck out four.
Bacsik solid in no-decision
(5/19/2007) Nationals SP Mike Bacsik took a tough no-decision Saturday against the Orioles despite allowing no runs and five hits in six innings. The 29-year old right-hander was recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Saturday to fill in for Jason Bergmann, who the Nationals placed on the disabled list earlier in the week. He allowed one walk and had one strikeout.
Bacsik to start Saturday vs. O's
(6:51 pm ET) Nationals SP Jason Bergmann went on the 15-day disabled list with a swollen pitching elbow Friday, meaning four-fifths of the team's opening day rotation is sidelined by injury. The Nationals said they plan to select left-hander Mike Bacsik's contract from Triple-A Columbus on Saturday so he can start that night's game against the Baltimore Orioles.
Nats cut C Brito, LHP Bacsik
(3/25/2007) Infielders D'Angelo Jimenez, catcher Juan Brito and left-hander Mike Bacsik were reassigned to minor-league camp. Jimenez was in competition for a reserve infielder role with Josh Wilson, who will now make the team. "He played great, hitting-wise and fielding-wise," Jimenez said. "I'm not hurt."
Nats sign 17 to minor deals
(11/7/2006) In addition to four major-league contracts, the Nationals agreed to 17 minor-league deals Monday: Right-handers Jermaine Van Buren, T.J. Nall, Colby Lewis, Felix Diaz, Eduardo Valdez, Josh Hall, Winston Abreu and Jim Magrane; left-handers Mike Bacsik, Billy White and Chris Michalak; catchers Juan Brito and Danny Ardoin; infielders Joe Thurston and Alejandro Machado; and outfielders Darnell McDonald and Wayne Lydon. Thirteen of the 21 free agents are pitchers. "We head the list of teams that need pitching," team president Stan Kasten said last week. Bacsik was 11-0 with a 2.79 ERA in 28 games at Triple-A Tucson. He was with the Nationals at spring training in 2005.
Mike Bacsik to represent U.S.A.
(8/14/2006) Mike Bacsik (Triple-A Tucson) leads a group of three players in the Diamondbacks organization who have been selected to play for the U.S. national team in an Olympics qualifying tournament in Cuba later this month. Also participating are RHP Greg Smith and INF/OF Mark Reynolds, both from Double-A Tennessee.
Bacsik signed to minor league deal
(4/14/2006) The Diamondbacks signed veteran left-handed pitched Mike Bacsik to a Minor League contract on Thursday according to MLB.com. The 28-year-old was with the Nationals in Spring Training, and spent last year with the Phillies' Triple-A club in Scranton, posting a 4.55 ERA in 160-plus innings. He last appeared in the Majors in 2004 with the Rangers, making three starts. Though he has spent the large portion of his professional career as a starter, the team may eventually consider him as a lefty option for the bullpen while Terry Mulholland is on the disabled list.
Nats assign Bacsik to minors
(3/9/2006) The Nationals optioned 1B Larry Broadway to New Orleans of the PCL and LHP Michael Hinckley to Potomac of the Carolina League and assigned RHP Andrew Good, RHP Francis Beltran, LHP Mike Bacsik, LHP Micah Bowie, LHP Jim Crowell, C Erick San Pedro, 2B Josh Labandeira, 3B Kory Casto, OF Frank Diaz, OF Ruben Mateo and OF Cristian Guerrero to their minor league camp.
Bacsik makes Nats fans sick
(3/7/2006) LHP Mike Bacsik gave up six runs, walked three and failed to make it out of the first inning Monday against the Houston Astros in Kissimmee, Fla. Bacsik, a non-roster spring invitee with little chance of making the Nationals' roster, allowed the first five Houston batters to reach base safely before recording an out. He was pulled a few batters later after giving up a two-run single to 2B Craig Biggio (making his second plate appearance of the inning).
Nats give Bacsik minor-league deal
(2/10/2006) The Nationals agreed to terms with LHPs Michael Bacsik and Jim Crowell on minor-league contracts with invitations to spring training.
(3/27/2005) The Phillies reduced their roster to 32 by reassigning LHP Mike Bacsik to minor-league camp.
Bacsik sent for assignment
(8/15/2004) Mike Bacsik was designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers on Sunday. Manny Alexander was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma to take his roster spot.
O's rough up Bacsik
(8/9/2004) Mike Bacsik allowed five hits and five runs in 4 2/3 innings Monday against Baltimore. He evened his record to 1-1 with the loss.
Bacsik sharp against Detroit
(8/4/2004) Mike Bacsik threw seven scoreless innings at Detroit in Wednesday's debut for the Rangers. He allowed four hits and did not walk a batter.
Bacsik to start Wednesday
(8/4/2004) Mike Bacsik will start Wednesday's game at Detroit.
Bacsik signed by the Rangers
(12/23/2003) Bacsik was signed to a minor-league deal and invited to spring training by the Rangers.
Bacsik gets outrighted
(8/21/2003) The New York Post reports that Mike Bacsik was outrighted by the Mets to Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday. He passed through waivers without being claimed. The Mets have not yet replaced him on the roster.
(6/26/2003) Mike Bacsik was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday to make room on the roster for Thursday's starting pitcher, Aaron Heilman.
Mike Bacsik to be replaced
(6/23/2003) Bacsik will be replaced by prospect Aaron Heilman in the rotation on Thursday.
Bacsik to start on Thursday
(6/16/2003) According to the New York Daily News, Mike Bacsik will start Thursday's game in Florida.
Bacsik gets first win
(6/14/2003) Mike Bacsik allowed two runs on six hits in five innings beating Anaheim on Friday.
(6/12/2003) Mike Bacsik will start Friday's game at Anaheim, according to the New York Times.
Bacsik to start Sunday
(6/6/2003)Newsday reports Mike Bacsik will start Sunday against the Mariners.
Bacsik no lock for Sunday
(6/5/2003) Art Howe told the New York Daily News both Mike Bacsik and Jeremy Griffiths will be considered for Sunday's start against Seattle. Both pitchers will be available out of the bullpen until then.
No start for Bacsik
(6/4/2003) Tuesday's rainout against Milwaukee will allow the Mets to skip Mike Bacsik's turn in the rotation this time around, according to the New York Daily News.
Mets recall Bacsik from Triple-A
(6/1/2003) The Mets recalled Mike Bacsik from Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday. He replaces Mike Stanton, who was placed on the disabled list. Bacsik was 0-5 with a 6.00 ERA for Norfolk.
Bacsik optioned to Triple-A
(4/3/2003) Mike Bascik was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday. With Bacsik being sent down, the team will go with Jae Weong Seo as their fifth starter until Pedro Astacio (shoulder) can return.
Bacsik headed to minors?
(4/2/2003)Newsday says Mike Bacsik's poor performance in the season opener might mean he will be sent to the minors when the Mets make room for David Cone on the roster.
Bacsik hit hard in opener
(3/31/2003) The Newark Star-Ledger reported Monday morning Mike Bacsik appeared to be the frontrunner for the Mets' final starting job. Jae Weong Seo hurt his cause by allowing three homers in Saturday's exhibition game. But Bacsik allowed nine runs in relief on Monday, so the decision on who to start on April 6 (when the Mets need a fifth starter) won't be an easy one for Art Howe.
Bacsik's chances are slim
(3/28/2003) The North Jersey Record says Mike Bacsik might open the season as a reliever, and could be sent to the minors when David Cone is activated in time for a start next Friday.
Bacsik roughed up on Sunday
(3/2/2003) Mike Bacsik allowed seven runs and eight hits in 1 2/3 innings of work on Sunday.
Cone signs with Mets
(2/13/2003) Mike Bacsik now has added competition for the fifth starter's job. David Cone will attempt a comeback with the Mets. He signed a minor-league contract with New York on Thursday.
Bacsik not a lock to start
(2/11/2003) Mike Bacsik will have a lot of competition for the No. 5 starter's job with the Mets. The North Jersey Record says Aaron Heilman is expected to eventually take over the spot, but he might need more time at Triple-A ball. Jason Middlebrook is also in the mix, and the Mets will give David Cone a chance to compete for the job if he decides to report to Port St. Lucie for spring training.
(9/20/2002) Bacsik has been demoted to the bullpen and will remain out of the rotation for the rest of the season. The New York Post reports that the move was made so that the Mets can get a better look at Jason Middlebrook. Bacsik will have minimal value as a reliever.
(8/17/2002) The Mets recalled Bacsik from Triple-A Norfolk to start Fridays game against Los Angeles, and he allowed only an unearned run on three hits in six innings of work. He has been a decent pitcher in his limited opportunities for the Mets, and will likely get an extended look in their rotation now that Shawn Estes has been traded. See if Bacsik is available on waivers if you play in an NL-only league.
(8/16/2002) The New York Post reports that Bacsik will be recalled from Triple-A Norfolk to start Friday's game in place of Shawn Estes. Bacsik will compete with Jeff C. D'Amico for a spot in the Mets' rotation. Consider picking Bacsik up if he remains in the rotation.
(7/22/2002) Bacsik was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk by the Mets on Sunday after a tough outing Saturday against Cincinnati. The team recalled Jae Weong Seo to take Bacsik's spot on the active roster. Bacsik pitched well in two starts and might be recalled again if the Mets need another starter.
(7/19/2002) Bacsik will start for a third time Saturday in Cincinnati. He might find a way to remain in the Mets rotation even after Steve Trachsel returns next week, but this start will play a major part in the decision. Bacsik will be worth adding to an NL-only roster if he pitches well this weekend.
(7/16/2002) Bacsik looked sharp on Monday night, going the distance and allowing three runs on seven hits. He also walked only one and struck out seven to improve to 2-0. Both wins have come against the Marlins. Bacsik will remain in the rotation until Steve Trachsel returns from a stint on the disabled list. It is unclear how much longer Bacsik will remain in the rotation and a move to the bullpen will significantly decrease his Fantasy value. If Al Leiter, Shawn Estes or Jeff D'Amico are moved at the trade deadline, look for Bacsik to become part of the rotation for the remainder of the season.
(7/6/2002) Bacsik, who was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk to make his major-league debut in place of injured Steve Trachsel, allowed two runs on six hits in five innings Friday in Florida. Mets manager Bobby Valentine would not commit to giving the left-hander another start, so dont rush to pick up Bascik in an NL-only league just yet. He needs another solid start or two before hes worth Fantasy consideration.
(7/3/2002) Bacsik might replace the injured Steve Trachsel in the Mets' rotation on Friday. Bobby M. Jones is also a possibility. Neither pitcher should be used in Fantasy leagues.
(9/4/2001) The Cleveland Indians recalled Bacsik Monday and optioned pitcher Tim Drew to the minors. Bacsik made one appearance for the Indians earlier this year, allowing six earned runs and nine hits in six innings.