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 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
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...
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
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 …
He did make another fine play in center before exiting early.
Mets Blog | ESPN New York 20 hours ago
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 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.
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
Brandon Phillips provided the Reds their only hit as they were shut out by the Cubs 7-0 on Tuesday.
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
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
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 >>
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
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....
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
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...
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
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.
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.
With Jonathan Papelpon's suspension, rookie reliever Ken Giles could make an impact as the Phillies' closer.
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 …
Bryan Morris might be done for the season after aggravating his right groin injury on September 9.
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...
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…
If Hyun-Jin Ryu can't pitch in October, Dan Haren will be the Dodgers' No. 3 starter in the playoffs.