5:45 AM EDT, Wed July 29, 2015
Washington Post 7 hours ago

How Drew Storen reacts to Nats’ trade for Jonathan Papelbon will be crucial

For all the conjecture and angst among Nationals fans at the moment, this much is inarguable: A Washington team with Jonathan Papelbon in the bullpen is better than the Washington team that took the field in Miami on Tuesday night, clinging to a lead in the National League East while the New York Mets made improvements both in their lineup and in their own bullpen.Read full article >>
philly.com 6 hours ago

Nationals land Papelbon in trade, fall to Marlins 4-1

MIAMI (AP) - The Washington Nationals have a new closer, landing All-Star Jonathan Papelbon from the Philadelphia Phillies.
philly.com 6 hours ago

Phillies trade Papelbon to Nationals

TORONTO - Twenty-four Phillies players bided their time in the Rogers Centre visitors clubhouse Tuesday afternoon until it was time to take the field for the 5:20 stretch. All the while, the uniform-filled locker stall for Jonathan Papelbon remained untouched.
philly.com 5 hours ago

Phillies unload Jonathan Papelbon for Double A prospect

Long unhappy amid the Phillies' woes, closer gets back into a pennant race with the Nationals.
Newark Star-Ledger 9 hours ago

Phillies trade Jonathan Papelbon to Washington Nationals

The Phillies deal Papelbon within the division ahead of Friday's trade deadline.
Cincinnati.com 7 hours ago
Leake dominant in win over Cardinals

Leake dominant in win over Cardinals

If the Reds are going to trade Mike Leake before Friday’s deadline, Tuesday’s start was his last as a Red — at least this year.         
Red Reporter 6 hours ago

Reds 4, Cardinals 0 - Mike Leake shuts down St. Louis in possible Cincinnati swan song

Mike Leake! The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game If this was to be Mike Leake's final start with the Cincinnati Reds, it was the kind of start that will make remembering his time in the Queen City as a positive one.  Leake dominated the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, tossing 8 shutout...
Columbus Dispatch 5 hours ago

Reds 4, Cardinals 0 | Mike Leake is sharp; Joey Votto homers

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};ST. LOUIS — If that was Mike Leake’s final turn in the rotation with the Cincinnati Reds, he ended with a flourish. Leake (9-5), the subject of trade rumors, allowed four hits in eight...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch 4 hours ago

Leake deals with rumors by beating Cardinals

In the days leading up to Friday’s trade deadline, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mike Leake is hearing his name tossed around quite a bit.
Newark Star-Ledger 8 hours ago
Mets' Noah Syndergaard has perfect game through 6 innings

Mets' Noah Syndergaard has perfect game through 6 innings

Mets pitcher three innings away from history
Newark Star-Ledger 8 hours ago

Mets' Noah Syndergaard loses perfect game in 7th inning

Mets pitcher loses bid on leadoff batter
Newark Star-Ledger 6 hours ago

Mets' Noah Syndergaard flirts with perfect game in win over Padres

Mets pitcher has rapidly ascended into one of baseball's best young arms
Newsday 9 hours ago

Noah Syndergaard loses perfect game in 7th inning

Noah Syndergaard brought a no-hitter into the seventh inning Tuesday against the Padres, but Will Venable had other plans.
philly.com 7 hours ago
Hamels pushed back; Phils win again

Hamels pushed back; Phils win again

TORONTO - Cole Hamels will not make another start before the trade deadline Friday, making it likely that Saturday's no-hitter was the ace lefthander's final start in a Phillies uniform.
Los Angeles Times 3 hours ago

Dodgers set sights on Cole Hamels and David Price

The golden arms have thrown their final pitches before the trade deadline. It is all up to the front offices now.
Newark Star-Ledger 12 hours ago

Cole Hamels' start pushed back by Phillies until after trade deadline

Phillies not taking any chances when it comes to Hamels' trade value.

Cain's shaky start may force the issue on Giants acquiring another starter

No opuses tonight with a day game Wednesday and not much action in Tuesday night's 5-2 comedown against the Brewskies. What can be said is this, once seeing Matt Cain labor through another uncertain start: The Giants won't be winning… Continue Reading → The post Cain's shaky start may force the issue on Giants acquiring another starter appeared first on Giants Extra.
Grant Brisbee / McCovey Chronicles 4 hours ago

Giants fall to Brewers, 5-2, snap winning streak

It was a flat, dull affair, and Wily Peralta pitched circle-changes around Matt Cain. Back in 2012, the Giants were swept by the Dodgers at home just before the trade deadline. The Giants allow the Dodgers to sweep them at home in every even year -- a simple requirement of the blood magick -- but we...
Newark Star-Ledger 13 mins ago

Did Mets know about Jenrry Mejia's suspension when they traded for Tyler Clippard?

Even with the loss of Mejia, now gone for 162 games, Alderson says he likes where his bullpen stands.
Athletics Nation 15 hours ago

Oakland A's recall R.J. Alvarez to take Tyler Clippard's spot in bullpen

The Athletics reliever will try to bring the success he has had in Triple-A to the big league level, where he started out poorly. The Oakland Athletics recalled right-handed relief pitcher R.J. Alvarez before Tuesday's road game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the team announced this morning. Alvarez,...
Washington Post 8 hours ago

DC Sports Bog: Tyler Clippard says Nats are ‘beatable,’ looks forward to ‘chasing down my old teammates’

When the New York Mets traded for Tyler Clippard Monday, they didn’t just add a bullpen arm — one much needed, as it turned out, after reliever Jenrry Mejia got a 162-game suspension Tuesday for steroids — they added a considerable amount of intrigue to their divisional rivalry with the Washington...

Werth, Zimmerman activated; den Dekker, Burriss dropped

The Nationals will have two of their key injured veterans back in the lineup Tuesday night in Miami, with both left fielder Jayson Werth and first baseman Ryan Zimmerman activated off the disabled list in time for the club’s series opener with the Marlins. To clear roster space for the returning regulars, the Nationals optioned…
Washington Post 12 hours ago

Nats Journal: Jayson Werth, Ryan Zimmerman return from the disabled list

Here they come, on July 28, 97 games in to an expectation-laden 162 game season: Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman will play for the Nationals Tuesday night, when Werth, Zimmerman, and Anthony Rendon will play together for the first time all season.Read full article >>
Los Angeles Times 9 hours ago
Dodgers' Justin Turner taken to emergency room to treat infection

Dodgers' Justin Turner taken to emergency room to treat infection

The Dodgers sent third baseman Justin Turner to the emergency room Tuesday afternoon for treatment of an infection on his right thigh, Manager Don Mattingly said.
Orange County Register 10 hours ago

Dodgers' Turner to emergency room with leg infection

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner is in the emergency room with what the team described as a pimple that went wrong. On Sunday in New York, Turner reported feeling the pimple on his right leg. He was prescribed antibiotics. The...
Orange County Register 6 hours ago
Final: Angels lose first game of showdown series against Astros

Final: Angels lose first game of showdown series against Astros

HOUSTON – In other news… that was ugly. On a day the Angels’ front office was completing a pair of trades and Mike Trout was sent for an MRI on his sore left wrist, the Angels lost a 10-5 to the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. In a game marked...
Admist the trade deadline: baseball

Admist the trade deadline: baseball

One of the weirdest parts of the trade deadline every year is that baseball just keeps on going while the trades fly back and forth. Thinking about trades and roster weaknesses and potential deals always feels like off-season activity for me, and suddenly it seems hard to focus on the games that are actually happening. […]
MetsBlog 7 hours ago

Video highlights from Tuesday’s win over the Padres

Mets first baseman Lucas Duda hits a long shot off James Shields to center field, putting the Mets up 2-0 over the San Diego Padres. >> Watch here Noah Syndergaard works out of a jam in the top of the …
Redleg Nation 6 hours ago

Titanic Struggle Recap: Mike Leake’s Final Gem?

Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (44-54) 4 7 0 St. Louis Cardinals (64-36) 0 4 0 W: Leake (9-5) L: Garcia (3-4) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –If that was, in fact, Mike Leake’s final start as a member of the Cincinnati Reds, you couldn’t have asked for much more. Leake …
Fish@Bat 14 hours ago

Marlins lineup vs. Nationals (7/28/15): Gordon 2B Prado 3B Yelich CF McGehee 1B Dietrich LF Realmuto C Ichiro RF Hechavarria SS Fernandez P

Marlins lineup vs. Nationals (7/28/15): Gordon 2B Prado 3B Yelich CF McGehee 1B Dietrich LF Realmuto C Ichiro RF Hechavarria SS Fernandez P

Brewers at Giants: Tuesday game report

Coming into Tuesday, Gerardo Parra had made 27 starts in the leadoff spot this season. He was batting .366 with five home runs and 14 runs batted in overall, and .480 with three homers and two walks in the first inning.
Orange County Register 5 hours ago
On deck: Angels at Astros, Wednesday, 5 p.m.

On deck: Angels at Astros, Wednesday, 5 p.m.

Where: Minute Maid Park TV: Fox Sports West, 5 p.m. Did you know: The Angels were 22-8 with Johnny Giavotella leading off before Tuesday night’s game. THE PITCHERS RHP GARRETT RICHARDS (10-7, 3.25) Richards has once again proved that he knows how...

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Newark Star-Ledger 4 mins ago

Mets 'shocked' and 'amazed' Jenrry Mejia suspended MLB-record 162 games

In a tersely worded statement, the Mets offered their support for the suspension and said the organization was "extremely disappointed."
Newark Star-Ledger 39 mins ago

Gallery: What are the five longest PED-related suspensions in baseball history?

See who else has been punished harshly for their PED use
Arizona Republic 3 hours ago
D-Backs to place Delgado on DL, recall Reed

D-Backs to place Delgado on DL, recall Reed

Randall Delgado sprained his right ankle on Tuesday and is headed to the disabled list.         
Los Angeles Times 3 hours ago

Strikeouts aren't helping Pederson

In the first inning Tuesday, Joc Pederson struck out. In the fourth inning, he struck out again, and did not run to first base on the dropped third strike. In the sixth inning, he struck out for a third time, and scattered boos were heard at Dodger Stadium.
Orange County Register 3 hours ago
Anderson's good, but Gray's better as A's beat Dodgers 2-0

Anderson's good, but Gray's better as A's beat Dodgers 2-0

LOS ANGELES – The first pitch Brett Anderson threw Tuesday night was redirected right back at his head. He swerved out of the way while the ball off Billy Burns’ bat seared through the middle of the infield, as if an omen of what was to come. It...

National League Player News

  • 15 Jose Reyes

    Jose Reyes

    Jose Reyes will be missed in Blue Jays' clubhouse: DiManno

  • 14 Jonathan Papelbon

    Jonathan Papelbon

    Phillies unload Jonathan Papelbon for Double A prospect

  • 9 Tyler Clippard

    Tyler Clippard

    Did Mets know about Jenrry Mejia's suspension when they traded for Tyler Clippard?

  • 8 Cole Hamels

    Cole Hamels

    Hamels pushed back; Phils win again

  • 7 Noah Syndergaard

    Noah Syndergaard

    Noah Syndergaard loses perfect game in 7th inning

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