11:02 PM EDT, Sat May 26, 2018
SportsDay 1 hour ago
Better than Beltre? That's right -- Computers say Isiah Kiner-Falefa's defense tops five-time Gold Glover

Better than Beltre? That's right -- Computers say Isiah Kiner-Falefa's defense tops five-time Gold Glover

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers are getting better defense at third base from rookie Isiah Kiner-Falefa than decorated veteran Adrian Beltre, according to analytical sources.The Total Zone Total Fielding Runs Above Average, from baseballreference.com, on Saturday listed Kiner-Falefa as tied for eighth at plus-3. Beltre, a five-time Gold Glove winner, was next to last at minus-7.The Fielding Bible, from Baseball Info Solutions, had Kiner-Falefa tied for seventh in runs saved at plus-3. Beltre was at plus-1.The Rangers drafted Kiner-Falefa as a shortstop and also used him at second, third and catcher...
NESN.com 8 hours ago
Watch Red Sox’s Dustin Pedroia Receive Massive Ovation In Season Debut

Watch Red Sox’s Dustin Pedroia Receive Massive Ovation In Season Debut

The Fenway faithful clearly missed Dustin Pedroia. The Boston Red Sox second baseman was activated from the disabled list Friday... Read More »
Fish Stripes 3 hours ago
Brad Ziegler bashed by Nats in frustrating 4-1 loss

Brad Ziegler bashed by Nats in frustrating 4-1 loss

Marlins are running out of reasons to continue using the veteran in high-leverage situations. Unemployed until the injury-depleted Nationals gave him a call last month, Mark Reynolds led the visitors to a 4-1 win on Saturday afternoon. His assist to cut down pinch-runner Cameron Maybin at home plate preserved a 1-1 tie in the eighth inning. Then, leading off the ninth, Reynolds’ solo shot to left field against Brad Ziegler put the Nats ahead for good. Aside from the rally against Ziegler (whose earned run average swelled to 7.54 this season), Marlins pitching was superb. Wei-Yin Chen...
South Side Sox 3 hours ago
Chisox offense overheats in Detroit, paces 8-4 win

Chisox offense overheats in Detroit, paces 8-4 win

Timmay, José and Palka rake, while the Hector/Volstad hydra pieced together seven solid innings With the weather remaining hot in Detroit, the Chicago White Sox offense finally caught up to the thermometer, throttling the Tigers, 8-4, on Saturday. It was the first win in five tries against the Tigers this season. Catching fire again, Tim Anderson led off against Bengals southpaw Francisco Liriano and went 2-for-4, with three runs and four RBI. Anderson touched Liriano for a solo homer in the fifth inning and chased that in the sixth with a three-run shot off of Louis Coleman. Heading into...

Don Mattingly on JT Riddle’s recall and Martin Prado’s injury

Marlins manager Don Mattingly talks about JT Riddle's role in the Miami infield with Martin Prado on the DL.
Bleed Cubbie Blue 7 hours ago
Cubs roster move: Chris Gimenez recalled, Victor Caratini to Iowa

Cubs roster move: Chris Gimenez recalled, Victor Caratini to Iowa

The Cubs apparently want the veteran presence. In a bit of a surprise, the Cubs have switched backup catchers before Saturday's game: #Cubs roster moves: Gimenez selected from Iowa, Caratini to Iowa and Navarro DFA— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) May 26, 2018 My guess is, the Cubs wanted the veteran presence of Chris Gimenez behind Willson Contreras, as well as possibly having Gimenez catch Yu Darvish, who's scheduled to start tomorrow. Gimenez isn't hitting much at Iowa, just .224/.316/.276, but I suspect the Cubs wanted his defense. Also: Gimenez had out in his contract and...
Plain Dealer 6 hours ago
Sore knee forces Cleveland Indians reliever Andrew Miller back to the disabled list, Evan Marshall recalled

Sore knee forces Cleveland Indians reliever Andrew Miller back to the disabled list, Evan Marshall recalled

Cleveland Indians reliever Andrew MIller is heading back to the disabled list for the second time this season.
AZ Snake Pit 14 hours ago
Snake Bytes 4/26: Lucky Seven

Snake Bytes 4/26: Lucky Seven

The Diamondbacks managed to find their bats against Sean Manaea and the Oakland A’s last night, scoring seven runs and snapping a seven-game losing streak. Arizona 7, Oakland 1 Chris Owings was the only starter without a hit as the Diamondbacks’ bats came alive, rapping out 12 hits and pushing seven runs across the plate. Patrick Corbin remained effective, contributing seven innings of work. Diamondbacks End Skid John Ryan Murphy hit out of the three hole and drove in two runs. Nick Ahmed had a home run. Paul Goldschmidt continued to show signs of life, knocking two hits of his own,...
SNY TV 10 hours ago
Yankees activate Greg Bird, option Ronald Torreyes to Triple-A

Yankees activate Greg Bird, option Ronald Torreyes to Triple-A

The Yankees have reinstated first baseman Greg Bird from the 10-day disabled list and optioned infielder Ronald Torreyes to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the team announced Saturday.
Call to the Pen 16 hours ago
Seattle Mariners make themselves contenders acquiring Alex Colome and Denard Span

Seattle Mariners make themselves contenders acquiring Alex Colome and Denard Span

The Seattle Mariners traded two pitching prospects to the Tampa Bay Rays for reliever Alex Colome and outfielder Denard Span. According to Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays), the Seattle Mariners have acquired closer Alex Colome and outfielder Denard Span from the Tampa Bay Rays for two minor league pitchers, Andrew Moore and Tommy Romero. Alex Colome will […] Seattle Mariners make themselves contenders acquiring Alex Colome and Denard Span - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
www.bostonherald.com 1 hour ago
Baseball Notes: Mookie Betts on Cooperstown track

Baseball Notes: Mookie Betts on Cooperstown track

Subtitle: It’s early, but it’s notableMookie Betts still has 21⁄2 seasons before he can become a free agent, and maybe another dozen years after that until he decides to call it a career.But his first five seasons have been so impressive, there are only a few current players who are logical comparisons.There are plenty of former players. Most of them are Hall of Famers.Last week, Betts took his 2,500th career plate appearance. While he continues to lead the majors in most offensive categories this season, it’s worth looking at his career as it pertains to the Hall of Fame.Not...
Aaron Nola flirts with no-hitter, leaves Phillies alone in NL East first place for first time since 2011

Aaron Nola flirts with no-hitter, leaves Phillies alone in NL East first place for first time since 2011

Aaron Nola flirted with a no-hitter and Nick Williams bashed another pinch-hit homer , as the Phillies took sole possession of first place in the NL East.
Call to the Pen 6 hours ago
Arizona Diamondbacks missing Jean Segura – and his bat

Arizona Diamondbacks missing Jean Segura – and his bat

Jean Segura earned votes for Most Valuable Player during his lone season with the Diamondbacks. But that wasn’t enough to keep him around any longer. Now Arizona might regret trading him in 2016. The Arizona Diamondbacks could have had a legitimate pitching staff accompanied by a stellar franchise shortstop. And they could have avoided their […] Arizona Diamondbacks missing Jean Segura – and his bat - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue 6 hours ago
Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants preview, Saturday 5/26, 6:15 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants preview, Saturday 5/26, 6:15 CT

The Cubs go for two in a row over the Giants. Saturday notes: The Cubs are 11-2 against the Giants at Wrigley Field since the beginning of 2015. The Cubs’ team OBP of .340 leads the National League and is just one point behind the Yankees (.341) for the major-league lead. The Cubs have drawn 184 walks this year, an average of 3.91 per game. That’s a pace for 634, which would be third-best in franchise history. Dating to last season, Brandon Morrow’s 67⅔ straight innings without allowing a homer is the longest active streak in the majors. Kris Bryant ranks second in the N.L. with a...
NESN.com 6 hours ago
Red Sox Wrap: Andrew Benintendi Drives In Three Runs In 8-6 Win Over Braves

Red Sox Wrap: Andrew Benintendi Drives In Three Runs In 8-6 Win Over Braves

A tough outing for Drew Pomeranz was erased by two comebacks from the Boston Red Sox offense. Andrew Benintendi drove... Read More »

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Don't be fooled by LeBlanc's velocity, Molitor warns Twins before rematch

Jake Odorizzi, who has allowed two runs in his last three starts, will try to halt the Twins' two-game losing streak tonight.
SportsDay 1 hour ago
Some like it hot: 97-degree day can't rattle Bartolo Colon in pursuit of Latin American greats

Some like it hot: 97-degree day can't rattle Bartolo Colon in pursuit of Latin American greats

ARLINGTON -- Bartolo Colon made career start No. 537 on Saturday at Globe Life Park. It had never been as hot in the previous starts as it was on this day.The first-pitch temperature was 97 degrees. It had dropped all the way to 95 for the last of his 102 pitches.The ageless Colon, two days past his 45th birthday, held up well. He kept the game under control after allowing three runs in the third inning and lasted seven innings in a gallant no-decision.Too late to reward Colon, the Rangers defeated Kansas City, 4-3, on Shin-Soo Choo's homer in the 10th inning."The most important thing is that...
Lookout Landing 1 hour ago
Open Game Thread: 5/26/18

Open Game Thread: 5/26/18

wait how is May almost over already Tonight’s pitching matchup is a little less dramatic than the fireball-off of Paxton vs. Romero last night, with Jake Odorizzi and Wade LeBlanc facing off on the rubber. The Mariners last faced Odorizzi just over a week and a half ago, when he shut them down over six innings in the rain cloud/walk-in-freezer known as Target Field at the end of The Road Trip We Do Not Speak Of. This time, they’ll have to face him not only without one of their top hitters in Robinson Canó, but also without the sparkplug of their lineup in Dee Gordon, and with Nelson...
SportsDay 1 hour ago
Sunday's pitching matchup: Rangers go for series win behind Hamels

Sunday's pitching matchup: Rangers go for series win behind Hamels

On deckSunday's pitching matchupRANGERS STARTER LHP COLE HAMELS (3-4, 3.38) is 2-0 with a 1.88 ERA for his last four starts. In that span, Hamels has held opponents to a .159 average with a .284 slugging percentage for 88 at-bats. Hamels has a 25.1 percent strikeout rate, which would be his highest over a full season since he was at 26 percent as a rookie with Philadelphia in 2006.LOVES TO FACE: Salvador Perez is hitless for 11 career at-bats against Hamels.HATES TO FACE: No one on this club. The active Royals position players have combined to hit .125 with 29 strikeouts in 88 at-bats against...
Fox Sports 1 hour ago
Kevin Love to miss Game 7 with concussion-like symptoms

Kevin Love to miss Game 7 with concussion-like symptoms

Kevin Love won't be able to help LeBron James and the Cavaliers in Game 7 against the Celtics.

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