2:51 AM EDT, Thu May 25, 2017
Red Reporter 3 hours ago
Billy Hamilton scores from 1B on a single, runs Reds straight into comeback win over Cleveland

Billy Hamilton scores from 1B on a single, runs Reds straight into comeback win over Cleveland

Though never bunt, kids. Never ever. The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game Billy Hamilton had no hits on the night. No walks, no nothin’. He did, however, beat out the relay throw on a would-be double play that would’ve ended the game in the Top of the 9th, and after that did nothing but pump helium into his own legend. On 1B with Zack Cozart at the plate and Arismendy Alcantara at 3B with 2-outs, Billy took off on the pitch that Cozart ultimately dinked into LF for a soft single that scored Alcantara, but when Michael Brantley dove to try to make the game-ending catch and...
Scout 2 hours ago

Cozart deals Allen blown save in 4-3 loss

The Reds fought past a two-hour rain delay and held on for a 4-3 victory over the Indians in Game 3 of the Battle of Ohio. The IBI's John Alfes has the recap...
Purple Row 4 hours ago
Rockies dismantle Philadelphia Phillies, 7-2, behind Tyler Chatwood’s dominance

Rockies dismantle Philadelphia Phillies, 7-2, behind Tyler Chatwood’s dominance

The Colorado Rockies continued to prove they’re for real on Wednesday night. The Colorado Rockies improved to 31-17 overall, 18-7 on the road—both best in the National League— and 7-2 on their season-long 10-game road trip with a 7-2 drubbing over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night. They’ve now won the first three of a four-game series by a combined score of 23-5 in a matchup that frankly hasn’t looked like a fair fight. The Rockies exploded for all seven of their runs and hit for the cycle as a team in the third inning off Phillies’ starter Jeremy Hellickson,...
Purple Row 4 hours ago

Colorado Rockies dismantle Philadelphia Phillies, 7-2, behind Tyler Chatwood’s dominance

The Colorado Rockies continued to prove they’re for real on Wednesday night. The Colorado Rockies improved to 31-17 overall, 18-7 on the road—both best in the National League—and 7-2 on their season-long 10-game road trip with a 7-2 drubbing over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night....
Around the Foghorn 6 hours ago
San Francisco Giants: Five outfield trade targets the Giants must look at

San Francisco Giants: Five outfield trade targets the Giants must look at

The San Francisco Giants have holes in the outfield, and it doesn’t really look like their farm system has much to offer in the immediate future. Here are a few targets they need to look at. The San Francisco Giants need some help in the outfield. Denard Span is getting older, and breaking down, along […] San Francisco Giants: Five outfield trade targets the Giants must look at - Around the Foghorn - Around the Foghorn - A San Francisco Giants Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
San Jose Mercury News 6 hours ago

Giants notes: Johnny Cueto hopes to pitch through blister issues, etc.

Denard Span is back in the Giants lineup Wednesday night, Hunter Pence will require a trip to the minors before he's activated from the DL, and for now, Johnny Cueto and his blistered fingers are scheduled to start against the Braves on Saturday at AT&T Park.
Federal Baseball 4 hours ago
Game 45 WPA: Rendon, amirite? Nats beat Ms 5-1 as 2-bags goes 4-bags

Game 45 WPA: Rendon, amirite? Nats beat Ms 5-1 as 2-bags goes 4-bags

Roark had a nice bounce-back outing, but Rendon continues to rawk, and the bullpen was refreshingly uninteresting. Image courtesy Fangraphs. (What do these graphs and percentages mean?) I think it’s fair to call this a comeback: Tanner Roark (+15.5%) gives up 1 run over 7 IP with 8 Ks and no walks. Double his nickname: Anthony Rendon (+21.8%) lobs a three-run homer just over the visiting bullpen fence in left center to give the Nats the lead in the first (+22.9%). Also busy: Trea Turner (+10.3%) is 1-4 with a reached-on-error and two stolen bases. This WPA brought to...
Federal Baseball 2 hours ago

Tanner Roark more like Tanner Roark in Nationals’ 5-1 win over Mariners in D.C.

Tanner Roark gave up just one run in seven innings as he bounced back from a recent run off less-than-stellar starts for the Nationals. Winless in his last four starts before Wednesday night’s (and 0-2 with a 6.23 ERA and 4.98 BB/9 in 21 2⁄3 IP over that stretch), Tanner Roark told reporters in...
Plain Dealer 43 mins ago
Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana shines in a game that ended not once, but twice

Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana shines in a game that ended not once, but twice

Carlos Santana drove in three runs and played good defense at first base, but it wasn't enough to keep the Indians from lost to the Reds, 4-3.
Federal Baseball 8 hours ago
Washington Nationals News: Nats reschedule finale with Mariners; Nationals place Chris Heisey on DL...

Washington Nationals News: Nats reschedule finale with Mariners; Nationals place Chris Heisey on DL...

There’s been a bit of news this afternoon in the lead-up to the second of three with Seattle in D.C., including an injury and a note on rescheduling tomorrow’s game... Hopefully Brian Goodwin didn’t unpack. Goodwin was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse last night to make room on the Washington Nationals’ roster for Joe Ross’s return, but this afternoon, the Nationals recalled Goodwin with Chris Heisey landing on the 10-Day DL with a right biceps rupture. Heisey, 32, has struggled coming off the bench this season, going 0 for 14 with six Ks as a pinch hitter, after he went 7 for 41...
Amazin Avenue 4 hours ago
Mets activate Travis d’Arnaud, send Tommy Milone to the disabled list

Mets activate Travis d’Arnaud, send Tommy Milone to the disabled list

The options for Milone’s spot in the rotation are not appealing. Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud has fully recovered from the bone bruise on his right wrist, and the club announced before Wednesday night’s game that he was being activated on the 25-man roster. Going the other way will be Tommy Milone, who was originally slated to start Saturday. However, he was blown up during Sunday afternoon’s start and has been placed on the disabled list with a left knee sprain. Now it seems like Josh Smoker will go as long as he can on Saturday in a game that will only further stress the endurance...
Seattle Times 11 hours ago
Mariners acquire minor league outfielder Andrew Aplin from the Astros

Mariners acquire minor league outfielder Andrew Aplin from the Astros

Right-handed pitcher Chris Heston was designated for assignment to make room for Aplin.
Sports Illustrated 1 hour ago

Three strikes: Chris Sale misses a record, while Rockies keep rolling Wednesday

Chris Sale was going for the record books on Wednesday, but it was a Rockies starter with a 5.09 ERA who tossed the best start of the night.
Cincinnati.com 1 hour ago
Left for dead, Reds score replay-aided comeback

Left for dead, Reds score replay-aided comeback

For two minutes and 57 seconds, the Cincinnati Reds laid dead on the operating table. They had lost Wednesday to the Cleveland Indians by a run, the game ending on a 3-6-3 double play in the top of the ninth. But the final play was under review.         
San Jose Mercury News 3 hours ago
Mac Williamson provides a jolt but Giants’ rally comes up short in loss to Cubs

Mac Williamson provides a jolt but Giants’ rally comes up short in loss to Cubs

Mac Williamson's 12-pitch at-bat against Cubs closer Wade Davis in the ninth brought a merciful end to the Giants' solo home run streak, but they were too quiet for too long in a 5-4 loss at Wrigley Field.
CBS Chicago 14 hours ago
Cubs’ Theo Epstein: Big-Name Pitching Acquisitions Appealing, But Key Is To Continue Hunt For Undervalued Players

Cubs’ Theo Epstein: Big-Name Pitching Acquisitions Appealing, But Key Is To Continue Hunt For Undervalued Players

The Cubs' focus leading up to the trade deadline this summer will be to add contract-controlled pitching.
MLB 1 hour ago
#ASGWorthy Rizzo stays hot with 2 homers

#ASGWorthy Rizzo stays hot with 2 homers

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo tallied two home runs in a 5-4 win over the Giants on Wednesday, notching his 14th career multi-homer game despite the near-20 mph winds.
philly.com 4 hours ago
Floundering Phillies roughed up by Rockies again

Floundering Phillies roughed up by Rockies again

Jeremy Hellickson couldn’t stop the bleeding in a 7-2 loss. The Phils have lost 20 of their last 24.
Purple Row 16 hours ago
MLB Trade Deadline 2017: How the Rockies could acquire an ace

MLB Trade Deadline 2017: How the Rockies could acquire an ace

It would take a lot of top prospects For the Rockies to acquire a front line starter at the trade deadline. Now that you’ve selected your preferred option at Pitcher Mart in the first part of this MLB trade deadline series, it’s time to go up to the cashier. No, you don’t pay with money here. This payment cuts a little deeper: valuable, young, sun-still-rising, star-potential, minor-league prospects. Your very lifeblood! The discussion that follows may induce psychological or even physical pain. Reader discretion is advised. Since these trades are going to be, by design, fair in terms...

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Leake keeps rolling as Cardinals beat Dodgers

Leake keeps rolling as Cardinals beat Dodgers

Cardinals back Leake with six runs, top Dodgers.
Chicago Tribune 1 hour ago

Cubs' Joe Maddon on Kyle Hendricks and Anthony Rizzo

Cubs manager Joe Maddon discusses Wednesday's win over San Francisco. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
Washington Times 1 hour ago

Leake leads Cardinals to 6-1 win over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mike Leake allowed four hits over eight innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-1 on Wednesday night. Jedd Gyorko had three hits and drew a walk in the two-run second inning that gave the Cardinals the lead for good. Yadier Molina ...

Rusty Rich Hill struggles in return — a 6-1 loss to Cardinals

The game of baseball does not cooperate with utopian ideals. When the Dodgers fashioned their plan for managing a pitching rotation, juggling six or seven starters through a schedule designed for five men, the organization understood the possibility of nights like Wednesday’s 6-1 loss to St. Louis....

Pirates go from heartbreak to homer-happy, rout Braves

Story and videos by Rob Biertempfel ATLANTA — Down two runs in the ninth inning on Wednesday, the Pirates had runners on first and second when Josh Harrison mashed a fly ball to the deepest part of SunTrust Park. If the ball touches grass, the game is tied. If it clears the fence, it’s a …

National League Player News

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    Billy Hamilton

    Billy Hamilton scores from 1B on a single, runs Reds straight into comeback win over Cleveland

  • 5 Matt Moore

    Matt Moore

    Giants' rally falls short in 5-4 loss to Cubs

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    Mike Leake

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