5:35 PM EDT, Wed September 17, 2014
San Francisco Chronicle 17 hours ago
SF Giants end losing streak with Posey homer, Peavy gem

SF Giants end losing streak with Posey homer, Peavy gem

By Henry Schulman Phoenix – Jake Peavy had a rather comical run to first base, if you can use the word “run,” when he grounded out to end the seventh inning. Any slower, and he might have moved in reverse. Which is just the way the Giants want it. The last thing they want is […]
Fenway Nation Sep 16, 2014

Edwin Escobar Goes For PawSox In Title Game

Edwin EscobarTonight, the Pawtucket Red Sox will try to become the best AAA team in the nation—as they face off against the PCL champ Omaha Storm Chasers. On the mound for the PawSox will be one of the assets Boston got back for Jake Peavy—Edwin Escobar. Only 22, the left-handed Escobar is projected...
Grant Brisbee / McCovey Chronicles 16 hours ago

Jake Peavy dazzles, Giants gain a game

They gained a game on the Dodgers, not the Brewers. It's kind of weird to care about the Brewers. Edwin Escobar might turn into Corey Kluber. In a year or two or five, we might look at the Red Sox, spoiled with riches and young players, with more than a touch of envy. Escobar might be more than a...
Gaslamp Ball 21 hours ago
Ian Kennedy looks to bounce back against Phillies

Ian Kennedy looks to bounce back against Phillies

Andrew Cashner pitched a pretty good game last night. If Ian Kennedy can be even a fraction as good tonight in game 2 against the Phillies, our Padres can clinch at least a series split and continue their quest for a perfect final homestand. Ian Kennedy looks to rebound from back-to-back losses and get a winning streak going against a team that's been especially tough to beat at Petco Park in recent history. Kennedy has already been on the losing end against them once this season. Back in June he allowed five runs on five hits in seven innings for his seventh loss of the season. His 12th...
NoNoHitters.com 18 hours ago

Cashner’s first one-hitter, one year ago today.

As the Padres’ no no-hitter count reaches 7,316 games today (Domonic Brown tagged Ian Kennedy in the second for a homer), we celebrate the one-year anniversary of Andrew Cashner’s first of his two one-hitters. Cashner was holding the Pittsburgh Pirates …
Newark Star-Ledger 18 hours ago

Mets center fielder Juan Lagares leaves game with elbow injury, will see doctors

He did make another fine play in center before exiting early.
Mets Blog | ESPN New York 20 hours ago

Lagares departs with elbow injury

Juan Lagares #12 CFNew York Mets 2014 STATS GM116 HR4 RBI47 R46 OBP.321 AVG.281 NEW YORK -- Juan Lagares departed Tuesday's game against the Miami Marlins after four innings with what the team labeled a hyperextended right elbow. Kirk Nieuwenhuis replaced him in center field. Lagares had forced out...
Miami Herald 20 hours ago

Mets CF Juan Lagares leaves game with elbow injury

Mets center fielder Juan Lagares has left New Yorks game against the Miami Marlins before the start of the fifth inning because of a hyperextended right elbow.
Northwest Herald 16 hours ago

Arrieta takes no-hitter into 8th; Cubs blank Reds

CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning before giving up Brandon Phillips' one-out double, the only blemish for the Cubs pitcher in a 7-0 shutout of the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.
Rotoworld 18 hours ago

Phillips provides Reds' only hit in shutout - Brandon Phillips (2B) Cincinnati Reds

Brandon Phillips provided the Reds their only hit as they were shut out by the Cubs 7-0 on Tuesday.

Bryce Harper back in the lineup after feeling lightheaded

Bryce Harper is back in Tuesday’s lineup a day after leaving a game early with lightheadedness. Harper exited Monday’s game in the fourth inning because he didn’t feel well, and Manager Matt Williams believes the outfielder is suffering from the same flu that hit fellow teammates. Harper is starting Tuesday against the Braves in a game […]
The Nationals Enquirer 19 hours ago

Bryce Harper in custom DC fire fighter helmet during NL East clinch party

Just Bryce Harper in a fire fighter helmet given to him by the DC Fire Department during the Nats NL East Clinch Party. No big deal. (Screencap via MLB.TV/MASN)
Washington Post 22 hours ago

Nats Journal: Bryce Harper back in the lineup after feeling lightheaded

Bryce Harper is back in Tuesday’s lineup a day after leaving a game early with lightheadedness. Harper exited Monday’s game in the fourth inning because he didn’t feel well, and Manager Matt Williams believes the outfielder is suffering from the same flu that hit fellow teammates. Read full article >>
Charlie Morton and the rotation

Charlie Morton and the rotation

I have to admit, I was a little surprised over the weekend when the Pirates announced Charlie Morton would be making a start against the Boston Red Sox tonight. Morton’s whole season has been up-and-down as he’s dealt with his sports hernia, but he was in the midst of a really bad stretch before said […]
Over the Monster 18 hours ago

Red Sox 0, Pirates 4: Same old Anthony Ranaudo story

Six starts into his major league career, Anthony Ranaudo resembles nothing so much as a broken record. Anthony Ranaudo pitched, and the homers followed. That, more or less, is how games go with Anthony Ranaudo on the mound. With a few other conditions: plenty of contact, a few walks, and little hope....
New York Daily News 19 hours ago
Wilmer Flores heats up with six RBI, two home runs as Mets crush Marlins 9-1

Wilmer Flores heats up with six RBI, two home runs as Mets crush Marlins 9-1

The coldest hitter on the Mets four days ago, Wilmer Flores, is suddenly red hot. The rookie infielder continued a serious tear on Tuesday night with two home runs and six RBI as the Mets took down the Marlins 9-1 before 21,602 at Citi Field.
Newsday 19 hours ago

Wilmer Flores homers twice, drives in 6 as Mets rout Marlins

Second baseman Wilmer Flores tapped into his inner power source to produce a monster night, homering twice and driving in six runs in the Mets' 9-1 victory over the Marlins Tuesday night at Citi Field. Flores' RBI double off the leftfield wall ignited the Mets' four-run fourth-inning rally, then Flores...
Washington Post 19 hours ago

Washington Nationals clinch NL East title with 3-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves

ATLANTA — Pants pulled high to reveal bright-red socks, Drew Storen stepped off the Turner Field mound and watched the ball roll into Asdrubal Cabrera’s glove. Storen slapped his glove twice and waited for onrushing teammates — reserves from the dugout, relievers from the bullpen, outfielders in shallow center leaping and bumping chests. Read full article >>
Rotoworld 19 hours ago

Storen records final out, Nats clinch NL East - Drew Storen (R) Washington Nationals

Drew Storen pitched a perfect ninth inning, allowing the Nationals to clinch the NL East with a 3-0 victory over the Braves on Tuesday.
Newark Star-Ledger 22 hours ago

Mets' finances not an issue for MLB commissioner Bud Selig, who offers support

Though their payroll has dipped by some $60-million over the last five years, Selig maintained that spending money was not the only -- or best -- way to construct a winning team. He pointed to other franchises succeeding despite similar outlays.
philly.com 16 hours ago

In Papelbon's absence, Giles could fill closer's role for Phillies

With Jonathan Papelpon's suspension, rookie reliever Ken Giles could make an impact as the Phillies' closer.

Texas Rangers assistant GM Thad Levine won’t be Arizona Diamondbacks next general manager

Texas Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine has withdrawn from consideration for the general manager’s position in Arizona, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The Rangers were contacted last week by Arizona’s Tony LaRussa about the possibility …
Rotoworld 22 hours ago

Bryan Morris (groin) might be done for season - Bryan Morris (R) Miami Marlins

Bryan Morris might be done for the season after aggravating his right groin injury on September 9.
Gaslamp Ball 1 hour ago

Eric Stults takes the hill against SD native Cole Hamels in game 3 of 4

Coming off back-to-back victories, our Padres will try to secure the series win tonight in the third of four games against the visiting Phillies. They'll give the ball to Eric Stults, who hopes to avoid his 17th loss of the season. Stults has been pitching better in his recent starts, going 4-3 with a 2.81 ERA in his last eight. Last Friday he allowed five runs (only two earned) in six innings as the Friars went on to win with Stults getting the decision to snap a three-start losing streak. The lefty is still looking for his first career win against Philadelphia. In three prior starts...

Game 151: Nats at Braves

ATLANTA — Contrary to what you might think when you look at tonight’s lineup, the Nationals are not playing a split-squad game in Lake Buena Vista. They are indeed playing an actual Major League Baseball game in Atlanta. It counts in the standings and everything. You just won’t find any regulars on the field. Matt…
Los Angeles Times 15 hours ago
Dodgers' Dan Haren roughed up by Rockies in 10-4 loss

Dodgers' Dan Haren roughed up by Rockies in 10-4 loss

If Hyun-Jin Ryu can't pitch in October, Dan Haren will be the Dodgers' No. 3 starter in the playoffs.

More National League Rumors & News

TC pledges playing time for Herrera

Dilson Herrera #2 2BNew York Mets 2014 STATS GM16 HR2 RBI8 R5 OBP.271 AVG.189 NEW YORK -- Dilson Herrera is out of the starting lineup for the third time in four days on Wednesday, but Terry Collins said the 20-year-old rookie’s playing time should increase beginning this weekend. Herrera is 1-for-his-last-21, dropping his major league average to .189 through 16 games. Collins said the wear and tear of a long season seems to have fatigued Herrera and caused his swing to become less compact.

Eddie Butler, Jon Gray and Tyler Anderson re-writing their Rockies scripts

Eddie Butler's start Saturday for the Rockies will figure like a do-over. He may have jumped too soon. And Colorado may rewrite its prospect sheet.
Washington Post 44 mins ago

DC Sports Bog: How Bryce Harper acquired a custom firefighter helmet for Nationals’ clubhouse celebration

One of the most indelible images from the the Nationals’ clubhouse celebration Tuesday after Washington clinched its second National League East division title in three years was Bryce Harper in a custom D.C. Fire Department firefighter’s helmet. Harper’s cryptic, since-deleted tweet last Friday asking D.C. firefighters for a favor in exchange for a bat or some tickets now made sense. Read full article >>

Brewers try to carry momentum over tonight against Cardinals

St. Louis Coming off their 3-2, 12-inning victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, the Milwaukee Brewers will try for their third consecutive win and fifth in six games overall tonight at Busch Stadium.

National League Player News

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    What Mets 9-1 win over Miami Marlins means: Wilmer Flores' big night

  • 6 Ryan Zimmerman

    Ryan Zimmerman

    Ryan Zimmerman plays three innings in first rehab game in Viera

  • 6 Juan Lagares

    Juan Lagares

    UPDATE: Mets CF Juan Lagares and tonight's lineup

  • 5 Jake Peavy

    Jake Peavy

    San Francisco Giants edge Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 as Jake Peavy tosses another gem

  • 5 Angel Pagan

    Angel Pagan

    Giants' Angel Pagan will have MRI

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