8:39 AM EDT, Mon May 21, 2018
Amazin Avenue 11 hours ago
Cabrera’s pinch-hit home run, Rosario’s two home runs lead Syndergaard, Mets to victory

Cabrera’s pinch-hit home run, Rosario’s two home runs lead Syndergaard, Mets to victory

The Mets completed their first home three-game sweep since September 2016. After enduring a gloomy week of gray, drizzly games, Sunday afternoon was finally a beautiful day for baseball. And the Mets entered the day with bright prospects for a sweep, as the Diamondbacks pushed back Zack Greinke for extra rest and called up Clay Buchholz to make his first start of the year against Noah Syndergaard. Buchholz pitched well, carrying a 1-0 lead into the bottom of the sixth, but the Mets struck quickly with three home runs in the sixth and seventh to seize the lead and take the game. ...
DRaysBay 12 hours ago

Rays 2, Angels 5: Should have left that Romo fella in

Romo opens, but the Rays can’t close It is said that baseball gonna baseball. And on Sunday, May 20th, the Year of our Lord 2018, baseball did indeed Baseball. For it was on this day that the phenom, Shohei Ohtani, got the start and was not the talk of the game. That’s because all anybody wanted...
Braves quotes after Sunday’s remarkable rally

Braves quotes after Sunday’s remarkable rally

Braves quotes after Sunday’s thrilling 10-9 comeback win against the Marlins that featured a six-run ninth inning capped by Dansby Swanson’s two-run, two-out walk-off single.
Federal Baseball 8 hours ago
Washington Nationals think Juan Soto is ready, can help Nats right now...

Washington Nationals think Juan Soto is ready, can help Nats right now...

Juan Soto, 19, started the season at Low-A Hagerstown in the Nats’ system. He stepped to the plate for his first MLB at bat on Sunday afternoon in Nationals Park. Signed out of the Dominican Republic as a 16-year-old for $1.5M back in 2015, left-handed hitting outfielder Juan Soto played a 122 games and made 512 plate appearances in three seasons in the Nationals’ Minor League system before he was promoted to Washington in time for the series finale with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday afternoon. “He’s passed all the tests that we’ve thrown at him. We feel that because of the...
OC Register 20 hours ago
Angels send Rene Rivera to the DL, making room for Jose Briceno’s debut

Angels send Rene Rivera to the DL, making room for Jose Briceno’s debut

Briceno, 25, was acquired from the Atlanta Braves in the Andrelton Simmons trade in 2015. He has never been on a major league roster.
TalkingChop 15 hours ago
Talking Chop Podcast Episode 113: A (very) wild Sunday and more

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 113: A (very) wild Sunday and more

TC’s Scott Coleman returns. Greetings! Episode 113 of the Talking Chop Podcast features a fire alarm, the return of Scott Coleman and an insane comeback from the Atlanta Braves. Topics for a memorable show include the following: Remembering Tuesday’s brutal loss and praising Atlanta’s resilience after the fact The Jose Bautista era is over and it’s the Johan Camargo show... for now What’s going on with the closer situation? How good is Daniel Winkler? Ronald Acuña and Ozzie Albies are both young and good Sean Newcomb’s emergence and what it means moving forward There are a...
sandiegouniontribune.com 15 hours ago

Padres beat Pirates on first ninth-inning comeback of season

The Padres appeared headed to quick and certain doom on Sunday afternoon. Jordan Lyles had faltered late in his start, giving up a lead. Then Kirby Yates allowed a rare run in the eighth inning that put the Padres down a run, and the Padres were 0-24 when trailing after eight innings this season....
Federal Baseball 15 hours ago
Nationals place Ryan Madson on 10-Day DL with chest strain...

Nationals place Ryan Madson on 10-Day DL with chest strain...

Washington Post beat writer Chelsea Janes was first to report that veteran reliever Ryan Madson is the latest Nationals’ player to go on the DL. The hits keep coming for the Washington Nationals, who just got swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers in a two-day, three-game series in the nation’s capital, lost Howie Kendrick for the season to a ruptured achilles tendon, and have now placed reliever Ryan Madson on the DL with what Washington Post writer Chelsea Janes first reported is “a sore pectoral muscle”. Madson, 37, hadn’t pitched since going in three of four games during the...
The Denver Post 12 hours ago
Colroado Rockies’ bullpen collapses as San Francisco Giants win to split series

Colroado Rockies’ bullpen collapses as San Francisco Giants win to split series

The Giants pummeled relievers Bryan Shaw and Jake McGee, turning a nail-biter into a breathe-easy 9-5 victory. Colorado, rather than winning a four-game series in San Francisco for just the second time in franchise history, had to settle for a 2-2 split.
Twinkie Town 14 hours ago
Twins 3, Brewers 1: Odorizzi fans 10, Morrison delivers

Twins 3, Brewers 1: Odorizzi fans 10, Morrison delivers

Jake Odorizzi gave the Twins a good chance to win, and Logan Morrison came through in the clutch. Today the Twins, looking to avoid a sweep, turned to Jake Odorizzi to give them a chance to win, and that’s exactly what he did. The Twins had a tough time scoring against Junior Guerra, but finally broke through in the 5th inning. Byron Buxton singled, then advanced to 3rd on a stolen base and throwing error while Brian Dozier struck out. LHP Dan Jennings was brought in to face Max Kepler, who singled up the middle to score the first run of the game. Kepler entering this game was hitting...
Plain Dealer 11 hours ago
Miller, Allen ready to pitch and 4 other things we learned about the Cleveland Indians on Sunday

Miller, Allen ready to pitch and 4 other things we learned about the Cleveland Indians on Sunday

Andrew Miller, who was unavailable Saturday because of back spasms, said he hoped to pitch Sunday night against the Astros. Manager Terry Francona said closer Cody Allen was available as well.

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Phillies, Pivetta kick off pivotal 3-game series against Braves

Read "Phillies, Pivetta kick off pivotal 3-game series against Braves" and more Philadelphia Phillies news and rumors on SportsTalkPhilly.com.
Rox Pile 1 hour ago

Colorado Rockies: 3 things that stood out in the San Francisco series

The Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants split a four-game series at AT&T Park over the weekend, with Colorado taking the first two games of the matchup before the Giants rebounded to take the last two games. Colorado is now 3-3 through the first two legs of their California road trip, with three more games […] Colorado Rockies: 3 things that stood out in the San Francisco series - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue 1 hour ago
Baseball history unpacked, May 21

Baseball history unpacked, May 21

Thome steals a game, historic wins and losses, umpire abuse, and more Last time around, we looked at the sunset walk of Kid K, Bill North’s grudge, and other bullets. Today we have a Cubs-centric peek at historic wins and losses, umpire abuse, and other such anecdotes. Click the links for more details — please enjoy immoderately. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline. Today in baseball history: 1901 - Andrew Freedman, fractious owner of the Giants, accuses umpire Billy Nash of incompetence and bars him from the Polo Grounds. One Pirates player and one from the Giants are forced to officiate....
Rum Bunter 2 hours ago

Nick Kingham Needs a Permanent Spot in the Pirate Starting Rotation

Rookie righty Nick Kingham should have a permanent spot in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ starting rotation While the Pittsburgh Pirates currently own a 26-20 record and are just 1.5 games out of first place in the National League Central Division, their starting rotation still leaves a lot to be desired. Entering play on Sunday the Bucs’ […] Nick Kingham Needs a Permanent Spot in the Pirate Starting Rotation - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen 2 hours ago

Watch St. Louis Cardinals: Jordan Hicks throw fastest recorded pitches in MLB history (Video)

St. Louis Cardinals rookie phenom Jordan Hick throws some of the fastest pitches in MLB history against Odubel Herrera of the Philadelphia Phillies. On back to back days, St. Louis Cardinals pitchers are breaking records and doing so in style. Two nights ago, during a rehabilitation stint in Double-A Springfield, Alex Reyes tied a Springfield Cardinals record […] Watch St. Louis Cardinals: Jordan Hicks throw fastest recorded pitches in MLB history (Video) - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

National League Player News

  • 7 Noah Syndergaard

    Noah Syndergaard

    Cabrera’s pinch-hit home run, Rosario’s two home runs lead Syndergaard, Mets to victory

  • 7 Amed Rosario

    Amed Rosario

    Rosario hits first two homers of season in Mets win

  • 4 Zack Greinke

    Zack Greinke

    Cabrera’s pinch-hit home run, Rosario’s two home runs lead Syndergaard, Mets to victory

  • 4 Yu Darvish

    Yu Darvish

    Chicago Cubs: The rotation is starting to take shape

  • 4 Wilmer Flores

    Wilmer Flores

    Rosario hits first two homers of season in Mets win

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