10:04 AM EDT, Fri August 29, 2014
New York Post 9 hours ago

Mets’ stud prospect called up as Daniel Murphy heads to DL

Daniel Murphy’s sore right calf has presented the Mets with an opportunity to look toward their future. With the team set to place Murphy on the disabled list Friday, stud...
Newsday 9 hours ago

David Wright goes 0-for-4 in return to the lineup as Mets fall to Braves

As David Wright eagerly returned to the Mets' lineup Thursday night, no one needed to tell him the good that a streak of doubles and home runs would do for him.
Sacramento Bee 15 hours ago

Giants' Yusmeiro Petit finds his slice of MLB history

SAN FRANCISCO - Yusmeiro Petit fell one strike short of a perfect game last September against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Over the past month, he has found a different way to etch his name into the history book.
CSN Houston 10 hours ago

Castro slams Astros past Rangers

Jason Castro's grand slam literally swung the game in the Astros' favor as Houston beat the Rangers 4-2 on Thursday night.

Nationals prepare to face Felix Hernandez for the first time

The three sections to the left of the right field foul pole at Safeco Field are reserved on days Felix Hernandez starts. The Mariners save those seats for the “King’s Court,” fans who purchase a ticket with the specific intent to cheer on the best right-handed pitcher in the world. They receive a yellow t-shirt […]
Los Angeles Times 13 hours ago

After Uzi death, gun ranges debate safest way to teach kids to shoot

The accidental death of an instructor at an Arizona shooting range, killed while teaching a 9-year-old girl to fire a fully automatic Uzi, has touched off a national debate on whether children should be given access to such weapons.
Rapid Reaction: Astros 4, Rangers 2

Rapid Reaction: Astros 4, Rangers 2

HOUSTON -- It was one of those situations where Rangers manager Ron Washington needed to see a few things from his pitchers. He wanted consistency from 25-year-old starter Nick Tepesch and to check out how 24-year-old reliever Roman Mendez dealt with some adversity. Each failed Thursday night, as the Rangers' two-game winning streak ended in a 4-2 defeat to the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Tepesch was pulled with one out and two on in the fifth inning after throwing 89 pitches, and Mendez was asked to clean up the mess.

Brewers try to obtain Justin Morneau, but he remains with Rockies

First baseman Justin Morneau is still a member of the Colorado Rockies, despite the Milwaukee Brewers' attempt to obtain him in a late-season trade.

Nats extend deal with Auburn Doubledays

The Nationals announced on Thursday a player development contract extension with their Class A New York-Penn League affiliate, the Auburn Doubledays, a deal that will maintain the partnership between both clubs through 2016. The short season Doubledays have been a part of the Nationals since 2010. “We are proud to continue our association with the…
Chicago Sun-Times 11 hours ago

Baez, Alcantara mistakes cost Cubs in 7-2 loss to Reds

CINCINNATI — Anthony Rizzo calls it exciting. Jake Arrieta says it’s fun to watch. And everybody in Cubs management or in a Cubs uniform has a personal stake in how all these big-shot rookies fare in this trial by fire in the final stretch. But for every debut home run by Javy Baez or Jorge Soler comes a glut of strikeouts. For every 8-for-20 surge by Arismendy Alcantara comes a 3-for-30. ‘‘That’s to be expected,’’ manager Rick Renteria said. It’s...
MetsBlog 11 hours ago

Game recap: Braves 6 – Mets 1

Result: The Mets dropped their series finale to the Braves, 6-1, Thursday night at Citi Field. Need to Know: The Mets managed just four hits against Mike Minor and Atlanta pitching. Minor, the Braves’ starter Thursday, had two hits of his own, scoring a run and driving in one, as well. Atlanta centerfielder Emilio Bonifacio had four […]
Raise the Jolly Roger! 10 hours ago

Series Preview: Pirates vs. Reds

Friday, 7:05 (ROOT): Mike Leake vs. Edinson Volquez Saturday, 4:05 (ROOT, FS1): Alfredo Simon vs. Vance Worley Sunday, 1:35 (ROOT): Johnny Cueto vs. Francisco Liriano The Pirates are coming off a week of great baseball and have a losing ballclub coming in to town, but they still have a lot of work to do. Entering […]
McCovey Chronicles 14 hours ago
Giants win series behind record-setting Yusmeiro Petit

Giants win series behind record-setting Yusmeiro Petit

Petit is a spot-starting marvel, even if the Rockies on the road don't really count. If the Giants couldn't win a series against the Rockies at AT&T Park , why ... The standard disclaimer on must-win games applies, but when the Rockies roll into San Francisco without Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez, a team that fancies itself a contender has to win that series. Has to. Probably has to. Probably should. Whatever. A split or --gadzooks -- a loss in a four-game series to a hobbled team that was 3-23 on the road since the last time they left San Francisco would mean something in the...

More National League Rumors & News

Newsday 28 mins ago

Akeel Morris' numbers are Mariano Rivera-like

Here’s an overview of the Mets minor league affiliates on Thursday (and a look at the overall playoff picture):

Patrick Reddington: Nats remained at even keel during 10-game winning streak

Before the Nationals' run of 10 straight wins, which started on Aug. 12 and lasted until Aug. 22, the longest winning streak this season came over a five-game stretch between June 28 and July 2, when the Nats beat the...
Newark Star-Ledger 54 mins ago

Get to know Dilson Herrera, fast-rising second base prospects Mets called up

One year and one day after the Mets acquired a 19-year-old Single-A second baseman, they promoted him to the major leagues.

Scout: Dilson Herrera equipped for majors

NEW YORK -- A scout assigned to the Mets minor-league system believes Dilson Herrera Herrera likely will have a brief adjustment period, but should be more than capable of holding his own at the major league level. The scout said Herrera's Double-A production (.340, 10 HR, 48 RBIs in 241 at-bats) is not a product of taking advantage of Double-A-caliber pitching. Instead, the scout praised Herrera's use of all fields, his line-drive stroke and a solid two-strike approach.

Selig blunder shows Padres bosses as out of touch

Dedicating a Petco Park Plaza to Bud Selig instead of a Padres figure is obnoxious.

National League Player News

  • 13 Yusmeiro Petit

    Yusmeiro Petit

    SF Giants’ starter Yusmeiro Petit sets big-league mark

  • 5 David Wright

    David Wright

    Wright returns, but so do his struggles as Braves stomp Mets

  • 4 Vic Black

    Vic Black

    Vic Black goes to disabled list with herniated disc in neck

  • 4 Nolan Reimold

    Nolan Reimold

    Diamondbacks claim ex-Orioles OF Nolan Reimold off waivers

  • 3 Travis d'Arnaud

    Travis d'Arnaud

    WATCH: A history of Braves SS Andrelton Simmons stealing hits from Mets' Travis d'Arnaud

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