10:44 AM EDT, Sat April 19, 2014
Newark Star-Ledger 4 hours ago
Mets trade Ike Davis to Pirates for minor-league pitcher Zack Thornton

Mets trade Ike Davis to Pirates for minor-league pitcher Zack Thornton

Davis was hitting just .208 in 24 at-bats this season
Newsday 15 hours ago

Mets trade Ike Davis to Pittsburgh Pirates

The Mets have cleared their logjam at first base.
New York Post 15 hours ago

Mets trade Ike Davis to Pirates

Take a hike, Ike. The Mets traded beleaguered first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday in exchange for Triple-A reliever Zack Thornton and a player to be named...
SNY 3 hours ago
Video: Ike Davis and Sandy Alderson react to Mets trade

Watch: Ike Davis and Sandy Alderson react to Mets trade

Ike Davis and General Manager Sandy Alderson react to the trade that sent Davis from the New York Mets to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Later, SNY Analyst Bobby Ojeda breaks down the deal.
Miami Herald 10 hours ago
Miami Marlins blow lead but beat Seattle Mariners on Giancarlo Stanton walk-off grand slam

Miami Marlins blow lead but beat Seattle Mariners on Giancarlo Stanton walk-off grand slam

The Marlins loaded the bases with none out in the ninth thanks to an overturned call on a review before Giancarlo Stanton crushed a walk-off grand slam.
Seattle Times 12 hours ago

Giancarlo Stanton’s grand slam beats Mariners

Stanton blasted a grand slam off Yoervis Medina in the bottom of the ninth, breaking a 4-4 tie and sending the Mariners to a third straight loss with an 8-4 defeat.

Denard Span plays second rehab game, expected back Saturday

Denard Span played his second minor league rehab game on Friday night with Class A Hagerstown and is expected back with the Nationals on Saturday, the first day he is eligible to come off the seven-day concussion disabled list. Span felt fine after playing three innings in center field on Friday. He went 1 for […]
Nats Insider | CSN Washington 14 hours ago

Span plays three innings for Hagerstown in second rehab game

Nationals center fielder Denard Span completed his second rehab assignment game with the Single-A Hagerstown Suns on Friday night as he aims for a weekend return from the seven-day disabled list. Span, who is recovering from a concussion sustained on April 11 in Atlanta, went 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI. He was removed…

Nats call up Xavier Cedeno, send Blake Treinen to Syracuse

The Washington Nationals recalled lefty relief pitcher Xavier Cedeno on Friday afternoon and optioned right-hander Blake Treinen back down to Triple-A Syracuse. Treinen, 25, will return to a starter’s schedule now after serving a week as the Nationals’ long reliever. “The plan for him outside of the major league team is for him to start…
The Nationals Enquirer 1 hour ago

Eight is Enough!

"We needed something like this." (Gio Gonzalez, via Nats Insider, 4/19/2014) Nationals 3, Cardinals 1: Pigs fly, cats and dogs live in peace, snowball fights in hell, and the Nats beat the Cardinals. Game 4 was a long, long, time...
Topeka Capital-Journal 13 hours ago

Royals put outfielder Dyson on bereavement list

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals have placed outfielder Jarrod Dyson on the bereavement list and recalled versatile Jimmy Paredes from Triple-A Omaha. The Royals were already thin in the outfield after placing Lorenzo Cain on the disabled list with a strained groined earlier in the week. Kansas City made the moves before Friday night’s game against Minnesota. Manager Ned Yost said he expects Dyson to return Monday in Cleveland. read more

Morning Briefing: Ike is out

NEW YORK FIRST PITCH: The 10-game homestand is only one game old, but already the New York Mets have traded Ike Davis and nearly got no-hit. Now they face a pitcher who held them to three hits in eight scoreless innings just 10 days ago in Atlanta. Ervin Santana (1-0, 0.64), outstanding so far after signing with the Braves during spring training, starts against the Mets on Saturday night at Citi Field. Bartolo Colon (1-2, 6.00), who threw seven shutout innings in Atlanta but allowed nine runs in five innings last Sunday in Anaheim, is the scheduled starter for the Mets.
New York Post 11 hours ago

Ex-Met Harang leads Braves to one-hitter at Citi Field

The outcome of the Mets’ 6-0 loss to Atlanta was hardly in doubt, a defeat long since decided. The only drama, the only question, was whether they were going to...
Lookout Landing 11 hours ago
7-9: Marlins do awful Marlins, Mariners do worse Mariners

7-9: Marlins do awful Marlins, Mariners do worse Mariners

The Mariners drop the series opener in Miami after a Giancarlo Stanton walk-off grand slam. Maybe he'll be a Mariner in two years! Fiver in my pocket: Corey Hart (.193 WPA) Dog poop on my shoe: Chris Young (-.331 WPA) Whhhhhhhhhhuuuughghhhhhhhhhhhhhh I just I ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Full disclosure--I missed the entire bottom of the ninth. I watched this whole game down the street at my local Blitz sports bar, and had a good time. And it was a great game, honestly. Chris Young had a bit of trouble here and there, especially early on. He only lasted three innings, throwing seventy-three...

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Miami Herald 11 mins ago

Seattle Mariners (7-9) at Miami Marlins (7-10), 7:10 p.m. (ET)

Cuban-born Roenis Ellis makes the fourth start of his major-league career while searching for his second victory on Saturday afternoon when the Seattle Mariners visit Marlins Park for the second of three games with the Miami Marlins.

Some perspective on the Ike Davis trade

J.P. Pelzman, filling in for Matt It was inevitable that the Mets had to trade one of their lefty-hitting first basemen, and the organization had decided months ago that Ike Davis would be the one to go. The Mets preferred …
Newark Star-Ledger 2 hours ago

LOOK: Here's what MLB's protective cap for pitchers looks like

Will pitchers want to wear something as bulky? Probably not
Howie Kussoy / New York Post 5 hours ago

Pittsburgh insider not high on trade returns

What exactly did the Mets get in relief pitcher Zack Thornton? “Not much of a prospect,” according to one Pirates insider. A 23rd round pick in 2010 out of Oregon,...
philly.com 8 hours ago

Rockies pound Pettibone, Phillies

DENVER - The waterfalls erupted beyond center field Friday night at Coors Field to signal a Rockies home run, and the Phillies bullpen did not budge. This was the second inning of a 12-1 Phillies embarrassment, the first test of a 10-game road trip, and Jonathan Pettibone was to endure this bludgeoning alone.
New York Daily News 8 hours ago
Mets Insider: Happy dad pops off on trade

Mets Insider: Happy dad pops off on trade

Ron Davis, the former Yankee, was elated at the news Friday that his son Ike is no longer a Met. Davis told The Record of Hackensack, “That’s the greatest news we’ve heard.”

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