6:43 PM EDT, Wed June 28, 2017
Bleed Cubbie Blue 1 hour ago
Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals preview, Wednesday 6/28, 6:05 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals preview, Wednesday 6/28, 6:05 CT

The Cubs looked bad Tuesday night. Hopefully, they will look better tonight. So. Any Cubs news today? Of course you know what's been going on, so this is just a preview of the lineups and pitching matchups, with a couple other notes: Even with last night's poor performance by Jake Arrieta, Cubs starting pitchers have a 2.95 ERA (26 ER in 79⅓ innings) over their last 14 games. That's good! Keep it up. The Cubs have two players in the top 11 in OBP in the National League: Kris Bryant is 10th at .393, and Anthony Rizzo is 11th at .389. Rizzo has a .423 OBP over his last 46 games,...
Federal Baseball 3 hours ago

Washington Nationals’ lineup for third of four with the Chicago Cubs + Dusty Baker talks team speed...

Washington evened things up with the Chicago Cubs with last night’s win in Nationals Park, now the Nats throw Stephen Strasburg at the defending World Series champs. Washington took the second game of four with the Chicago Cubs, 6-1, but Nationals’ skipper...
CSN Washington 5 hours ago

Cubs catcher Miguel Montero to be designated for assignment after angry comments about Nats game

The Washington Nationals were stealing bases all night long against the Chicago Cubs, recording a total of seven swiped bags in a 6-1 victory on
Chicago Tribune 4 hours ago

Cubs strike right tone in muting Miguel Montero for good

Stopping by the Cubs television booth Tuesday night at Nationals Park in Washington, Sen. Dick Durbin related how his staff helped Venezuelan catcher Miguel Montero gain United States citizenship. Montero called Durbin's office after hearing how the Illinois senator had paved the bureaucratic road...
Federal Baseball 9 hours ago

Show Nationals’ Anthony Rendon more All-Star love before the voting ends...

Anthony Rendon is not going to win the voting at third base for the NL’s starting lineup in the 2017 All-Star Game, but Dusty Baker isn’t the only one who thinks the third baseman deserves consideration for the All-Star roster... WASHINGTON, D.C.: Dusty...
16 hours ago
Video: 6/27 MLBN Showcase: Cubs vs Nationals

Watch: 6/27 MLBN Showcase: Cubs vs Nationals

The MLB Network Showcase was back in Washington, D.C. with Bob Costas and John Smoltz, as Jake Arrieta and the Cubs squared off with Max Scherzer and the Nationals. With aces on the mound for both squads, could the home team level the series in this battl
MLB 1 hour ago
Epstein's swift response to Montero on point

Epstein's swift response to Montero on point

That didn't take long, did it? Reading comments from Miguel Montero after the Nationals' seven-stolen-base track meet on Tuesday night, it was clear there would be blowback from the Cubs. But to eat a little more than $7 million and designate a 12-year veteran for assignment in favor of a second-year catcher, making an already incredibly young team even less experienced? That's hardcore.
Federal Baseball 1 hour ago

Washington Nationals reportedly sign 2017 2nd Round pick Wil Crowe...

Multiple reports this afternoon say that the Washington Nationals have signed 2017 2nd Round pick Wil Crowe, the highest pick to sign so far... As of June 20th, the Washington Nationals had already signed 25 of their 40 picks from their 2017 MLB Draft class, though the highest pick on the list they...
Outside Pitch 22 hours ago

Stolen Base Machine Trea Turner ranks second in Washington Nationals history

Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner has one very dangerous weapon he routinely shows off. Whether he’s hitting or not, Turner has speed that kills. He has not shown any signs of slowing down either. In fact, his gas tank looks full. In Tuesday’s game against the Chicago Cubs, he put the wheels...
CSN Washington 11 hours ago
Trey Turner ties franchise record of stolen bases in single game with Nats 6-1 win over Cubs

Trey Turner ties franchise record of stolen bases in single game with Nats 6-1 win over Cubs

WASHINGTON -- Neither of the past two NL Cy Young Award winners had his best stuff, though Max Scherzer handled things much better than Jake
Federal Baseball 12 hours ago

Wire Taps: Trea Turner on pace to be greatest base-stealer in Nationals history; Must-watch Max Scherzer; K-Rod is only small solution...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the third of four with the Cubs in D.C. Wow. Only six strikeouts, Max? Do better. The offense, you can stay. Here’s the scoop from South Capitol Street. Trea Turner is already in uncharted territory in terms of stolen basesTrea Turner has only...
Bleed Cubbie Blue 9 hours ago

Nationals 6, Cubs 1: Running wild

The Cubs could not stop the Nats’ running game. And after the game, there were complaints. With Max Scherzer dominating teams this year, winning Tuesday’s game was going to be a difficult task. So the Cubs losing this game 6-1 to the Nationals shouldn’t have come as a huge surprise to anyone. It...
CSN Philly 2 hours ago
Blue Jays sign ex-Phillie Michael Saunders to minor-league contract

Blue Jays sign ex-Phillie Michael Saunders to minor-league contract

Michael Saunders is headed back to the Toronto.Well, Buffalo, if we're being technical.Saunders on Wednesday signed a minor-league deal with the Blue Jays and will
Toronto Sun 2 hours ago

Saunders returns to Blue Jays organization after signing minor-league deal

TORONTO — Michael Saunders is back in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.
Blue Bird Banter 7 hours ago

Wednesday Bantering: Blue Jays trying to sign Michael Saunders

Your morning update for everything Blue Jays. The Blue Jays are attempting to sign Michael Saunders following his release by the Philadelphia Phillies early last week, Bob McCown of Sportsnet reports. Saunders, if signed, would likely spend time in triple-A Buffalo, “at least for a while,” McCown...
1 hour ago
Video: T&S: Blue Jays hoping to catch lightning in a bottle with Saunders?

Watch: T&S: Blue Jays hoping to catch lightning in a bottle with Saunders?

Ken Reid and Arash Madani react to the news that the Toronto Blue Jays have signed Michael Saunders to a minor-league deal.
New York Daily News 11 hours ago
Gsellman injury gives Montero chance to prove himself to Mets

Gsellman injury gives Montero chance to prove himself to Mets

Gsellman needs a break — and so do the Mets.
Washington Times 1 hour ago

Mets place RHP Gsellman on 10-day DL with strained hamstring

MIAMI (AP) - The New York Mets have placed right-hander Robert Gsellman on the 10-day disabled with a strained left hamstring and recalled infielder Matt Reynolds from Triple-A Las Vegas. Reynolds was expected to join the Mets in time for Wednesday's game at Miami. Gsellman becomes the sixth Mets starting ...
Chris Kuc / Chicago Tribune 8 hours ago
#Back2BackOneDay? Bryce Harper hints at playing with Kris Bryant

#Back2BackOneDay? Bryce Harper hints at playing with Kris Bryant

Imagine for a moment Kris Bryant at the plate for the Cubs and Bryce Harper in the on-deck circle. Two of baseball’s best young sluggers together in the same lineup? It appears Harper, the four-time All-Star and 2015 National League most valuable player, wouldn’t mind having reigning NL MVP and...
Kris Willis / TalkingChop 2 hours ago
Bartolo Colon returns as Braves continue series against Padres

Bartolo Colon returns as Braves continue series against Padres

Colon will come off the DL to make Wednesday’s start. The Atlanta Braves look to continue their winning ways Wednesday night when they continue their series against the San Diego Padres. Atlanta has won four straight series and 8 of 10 overall including a 3-0 win over the Padres in Tuesday’s series opener. Atlanta announced Tuesday evening that Bartolo Colon would come off the disabled list and make Wednesday’s start. The Braves signed Colon this past offseason in hopes that the 44-year old right hander would help stabilize their starting rotation. To this point though it hasn’t...
Chicago Tribune 19 hours ago
Former pitcher Anthony Young, who lost record 27 in a row, dies at age 51

Former pitcher Anthony Young, who lost record 27 in a row, dies at age 51

Former New York Mets pitcher Anthony Young, who set a major league record with 27 straight losses, has died. He was 51. The Mets said Young died Tuesday in Houston after a long illness. He had told former teammates this spring that he had a brain tumor. Young's streak of losses began in 1992 with...
Friars on Base 11 mins ago
San Diego Padres: The unfortunate legacy of Matt Kemp

San Diego Padres: The unfortunate legacy of Matt Kemp

With the Atlanta Braves and Matt Kemp in town this week, it is an ideal time to reflect just once more time on what the outfielder meant to the San Diego Padres. In the midst an otherwise very normal three game series this week between the Atlanta Braves and the San Diego Padres is Matt Kemp’s […] San Diego Padres: The unfortunate legacy of Matt Kemp - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Seattle Times 3 hours ago
Mariners vs. Phillies: Live updates as King Felix looks to put positive stamp on homestand

Mariners vs. Phillies: Live updates as King Felix looks to put positive stamp on homestand

Follow our live coverage, analysis and commentary above as the Mariners (39-40) face the Phillies (25-51) in the final game of their two-game series at Safeco Field.

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Marlins remove Justin Nicolino from rotation, could turn to Tom Koehler this weekend

Change is coming to the Miami Marlins’ rotation. Left-hander Justin Nicolino has been moved to the bullpen, manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday, and the team will need someone to make a start in his stead Saturday in Milwaukee. Righty Tom Koehler, a starting-five staple until his demotion to Triple-A...

Christian Yelich, Martin Prado, Giancarlo Stanton named All-Star Ambassadors

Christian Yelich and Martin Prado won’t be All-Stars this year, but you’ll have a chance to see them during the festivities anyway. Miami Marlins stars Yelich, Prado and Giancarlo Stanton — who will defend his Home Run Derby crown and is a safe bet to make the All-Star team — were named All-Star...
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Cubs Owner Tells President Trump Nationals Will ‘Crumble’ In Playoffs

Cubs Owner Tells President Trump Nationals Will ‘Crumble’ In Playoffs

The 2016 World Series champion Cubs had an eventful visit to the White House while in D.C. to play the Nationals.
Amazin Avenue 1 hour ago
Michael Conforto to miss more time with injury

Michael Conforto to miss more time with injury

The young outfielder has a severe bone bruise. The one downside of the Mets’ weekend sweep of the Giants came when Michael Conforto got hit on the wrist by a George Kontos pitch. X-rays came back negative, and the team was hopeful he’d be back in action last night for the series opener against the Marlins. But Conforto didn’t play, and the injury appears to be a bit more complicated. Per multiple reports, he had another x-ray taken on Tuesday, and it revealed what the team is calling a “severe bone bruise.” Conforto is having trouble gripping and swinging a bat. Indications are it...
CSN Philly 1 hour ago

With Howie Kendrick likely headed to DL, will Phillies bring up a prospect?

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