12:38 PM EDT, Tue May 23, 2017
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Miguel Cabrera Grand Rapids Press 2 hours ago

Miguel Cabrera to protesters in Venezuela: 'Keep fighting for a better country'

Players like Cabrera, who once spoke cautiously about the combustible political climate back home, are now speaking forcefully and openly in support of the protesters who are demanding an end to what they say is a dictatorial regime. HOUSTON -- Two of the greatest Venezuelan baseball players in history -- Miguel Cabrera and Omar Vizquel -- joined four members of the Texas Rangers Sunday night to issue a three-minute video message on ESPN about the situation their home country. The videos are not new. Many players have issued appeals for peace as the climate in...
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Stephen Strasburg Federal Baseball 2 hours ago

Wire Taps: What do high pitch counts for Nationals’ starters mean?; Where are Joe Blanton, Joe Nathan, etc.?; Joe Ross returns

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of tonight’s game against the Mariners. The world can really be garbage sometimes. On the bright side, the Nats are playing today. Here’s the latest from Nats Park. What do the Nats' pitch counts mean?Four out of five Nationals’ starters make up the top five in the NL in pitches per start. Some of these make sense (Gio Gonzalez is a guy that throws a lot of pitches, as is Max Scherzer--and both take great care of their arms), but others, such as Stephen Strasburg, are more worrisome. If you're tired of the Nats' bad...
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Michael Pineda New York Daily News 5 hours ago

Michael Pineda continues to make case for Yankees ace

Michael Pineda baffled the Yankees in 2016 with his inability to finish off innings, but this season he’s bearing down
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Stephen Strasburg Federal Baseball 10 hours ago

Washington Nationals bringing Joe Ross back up to face Seattle Mariners tonight...

Is Joe Ross going to be more consistent with his arm slot? Will he stay in the Nationals’ rotation the rest of the way? In his three starts back at Triple-A Syracuse, Joe Ross went five innings (giving up eight hits and seven runs), six innings (giving up five hits and three runs) and seven innings (over which he gave up eight hits and just one run). He was down there, Nationals’ GM Mike Rizzo explained in an interview with 106.7 the FAN in D.C.’s The Sports Junkies earlier this month, to work on getting more consistent in his delivery, and his arm slot in particular. “He had a...
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Michael Pineda New York Post 12 hours ago

Yankees in weird position of counting on Michael Pineda

Michael Pineda is — of all things — the consistent, dependable member of the Yankee rotation. I know no one who has followed his Yankee career is going to buy stock in that continuing, but where exactly would the team be without his 2017 reliability? Almost certainly not in first place. Pineda has not pitched...
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Adam Jones MASN Sports 12 hours ago

Adam Jones on the lost leads and Ubaldo Jimenez on his outing - Steve Melewski

Orioles center fielder Adam Jones said it was a loss. It was a lost game like other losses and the score could have been 5-3 or 7-6, he said. But this was one where the Orioles worked out to a...
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Michael Pineda NorthJersey.com 14 hours ago

Power, Pineda, plus overturned call boost Yankees to win

Brett Gardner, Didi Gregorius and Chris Carter each hit home runs on Monday night, while Pineda pitched into the seventh inning of a 4-2 victory against the Royals.        
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Miguel Cabrera Grand Rapids Press 19 hours ago

Tigers lineup: Justin Upton, Jose Iglesias getting off days

Victor Martinez will start and bat fourth after missing the last three games while he was on paternity leave. HOUSTON -- Starters Justin Upton and Jose Iglesias are getting off days on Monday as the Detroit Tigers begin a 10-game road trip against the Houston Astros. Victor Martinez will start and bat fourth after missing the last three games while he was on paternity leave. Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Alex Avila, C3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B4. Victor Martinez, DH5. J.D. Martinez, RF6. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B7. Tyler Collins, CF8. Mikie Mahtook, LF9. Dixon...
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Albert Pujols Washington Times 20 hours ago

Pujols in Angels lineup after missing 3 games

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols is back in the lineup after missing three games in a row because of tendinitis in his right hamstring. Pujols is listed as the designated hitter and batting third against Tampa Bay on Monday night. He was hitting .247 ...
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Miguel Cabrera Grand Rapids Press 21 hours ago

As he prepares to play former team, J.D. Martinez named AL player of the week

Martinez and the Tigers open a four-game series on Monday against the Houston Astros, who released Martinez on March 22, 2014. HOUSTON -- J.D. Martinez was named the American League Player of the Week on Monday for his performance in his first full week since coming off the disabled list. Martinez hit .389 (7-for-18) with seven runs, four home runs, nine RBIs and 10 walks over the six-game span to win the third weekly honor of his career. The last Detroit Tiger to win the honor was Miguel Cabrera (Oct. 2, 2016). Martinez and the Tigers open a four-game series...
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Jose Reyes Mets 360 21 hours ago

Mets Minors: Both sides of the Amed Rosario argument

“Are you kidding me?  The Mets have been garbage and we’re keeping this kid in AAA to see Jose Reyes start?  That’s a joke, right?”   “You want to bring a kid up and ask him to carry the team? …Read more →
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Stephen Strasburg Talk Nats 22 hours ago

The Over-Use of the #Nats starters continues

There is never a clear cause and effect based on pitch counts because there are a myriad of factors that affect each performance. On May 5th, Stephen Strasburg threw 119 pitches against the Phillies and won the game even though … The post The Over-Use of the #Nats starters continues appeared first on TalkNats.com.
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Albert Pujols Halos Heaven 22 hours ago

Albert Pujols: Definition of cool under pressure

Pujols is batting just .247 but the dude is amazing when it really matters You may think Albert Pujols is old. You may think he’s a shadow of the hitter he once was. You may think he is way overpaid. I’m here to tell you that the Angels NEED him. And they need him bad. Pujols helps win games. He gives protection to Trout because when Trout is on base - Pujols is good. In fact, Pujols is great in general with runners in scoring position, and when it matters. First, let’s look at what Pujols does with runners in scoring position (so far this year): Pujols is also REALLY good...
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Derek Jeter Purple Row May 22, 2017

Rockies MLB draft 2013 review: Picks, successes, and lessons learned

There was a time when the Rockies drafted with a low-risk mindset. So far they’ve received low-rewards for their efforts. In modern baseball, there are rich teams and there are poor teams, but there are no teams that do not rely on drafting and developing players to build their success. Even the famous Yankees dynasty of the 1990s wouldn’t have been so great had they not been able to build around stars like Jorge Posada, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, and Andy Pettitte. So despite what anyone may say, no team gets to where they are without the drafting and development of players. Which...
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Stephen Strasburg Federal Baseball May 22, 2017

Wire Taps: Mike Rizzo on Washington Nationals’ bullpen issues; Stephen Strasburg’s big start...

Mike Rizzo knows it’s his job to fix the Nationals’ bullpen issues. Until they make a move, however, it’s up to the Nats’ relievers to sort things out... The good thing about off days? No late, blown leads. Sorry, Mike Rizzo. [see below]. The bad thing about off days? No baseball. While you wait for the start of tomorrow night’s game with the Mariners, we have the links. Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news below... USA Today’s Bob Nightengale talks to Mike Rizzo about bullpen: GM Mike Rizzo vows to fix long Nationals nightmare - their flailing bullpen"You look at...
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Carl Crawford numberFire May 22, 2017

Corey Dickerson Has Been an Elite Hitter So Far in 2017

The Rays' slugger is crushing the ball and turning himself into one of the best players in the American League.
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Miguel Cabrera Larry Brown Sports May 22, 2017

Miguel Cabrera, Sam Dyson at odds over sign stealing accusation

Miguel Cabrera and Sam Dyson were at odds on Sunday night over some sign stealing accusations. The Detroit Tigers slugger was on second base after doubling in the bottom of the seventh with one out. While on second, Miggy seemed to motion about Dyson throwing a changeup. Here is a video: What everyone on TV...Read More
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Jose Reyes Amazin Avenue May 22, 2017

Mets Morning News: Pitching stumbles in finale against Angels, Jose Reyes scratched with tightness

Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets once again failed to sweep an opponent when Tommy Milone put them behind early. He gave up five runs before recording an out in the first, and it didn’t get much better from there. The Mets did attempt a comeback with both Curtis Granderson and Jay Bruce going yard, but Hansel Robles cancelled that out with another poor outing. The Mets will attempt to regroup and and get back on track against the Padres on Tuesday. Choose your recap: Amazin Avenue short and long, Bergen Record, Daily News,...
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Stephen Strasburg District On Deck May 22, 2017

Washington Nationals: Koda Glover gets his chance

After an impressive audition this spring, Washington Nationals reliever Koda Glover gets the chance to show off. Perhaps giving a glimpse of the future. For Washington Nationals reliever Koda Glover, this is his moment to shine. Given the opportunity to notch a four-out save Sunday for Stephen Strasburg against the Atlanta Braves, Glover stood and […] Washington Nationals: Koda Glover gets his chance - District on Deck - District on Deck - A Washington Nationals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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Yu Darvish Washington Times May 21, 2017

Darvish tops Tigers again, Napoli homers as Texas rolls 5-2

DETROIT (AP) - Mike Napoli homered to the camera platform beyond center field, and Yu Darvish beat Detroit yet again, helping the Texas Rangers to a 5-2 victory over the Tigers on Sunday night. Darvish (5-2) has won all seven of his starts against the Tigers, although this one was ...
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Stephen Strasburg CBS DC May 21, 2017

By the Numbers: Stephen Strasburg’s Dominance

Nearly everything he through over his 7 2/3 inning worked, as he threw a career-high 86 strikes in 118 pitches.
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Miguel Cabrera Grand Rapids Press May 21, 2017

Tigers lineup: Ian Kinsler leading off after exiting Saturday's game

Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is leading off Sunday after exiting Saturdays game with hamstring tightness. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers second baseman is back in the lineup Sunday after exiting Saturday's game against the Texas Rangers with left hamstring tightness.  He is leading off, while Alex Avila will receive his third straight start at first base and bat second. Miguel Cabrera, who hit a home run in his first at-bat Saturday after missing three straight games with a strained oblique, is the designated hitter for the second consecutive night.  Tigers...
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Stephen Strasburg CSN Washington May 21, 2017

Nationals beat Braves, snap losing skid behind Stephen Strasburg's strong start

ATLANTA (AP) -- Stephen Strasburg struck out a season-high 11 and kept up his recent domination of the Atlanta Braves, leading Washington to a 3-2
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Adam Jones Orioles Insider | Baltimore Sun May 21, 2017

Adam Jones home run places him tied for most in Oriole Park history

Orioles center fielder Adam Jones’ solo home run in the fourth inning of Sunday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays was his 124th career homer at Camden Yards, which tied him with Rafael Palmeiro atop the 26-year ballpark’s all-time home run list. Jones took a 3-2 pitch from Toronto right-hander...
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Josh Hamilton Rays Colored Glasses May 21, 2017

Tampa Bay Rays: Looking Back at Josh Hamilton

Josh Hamilton turns 36 years old today. It makes us wonder what could have been for the Tampa Bay Rays. Selected with the first overall pick by the Tampa Bay Rays in 1999, Josh Hamilton was expected to be the first real home grown star in franchise history. A power hitting outfielder in high school, […] Tampa Bay Rays: Looking Back at Josh Hamilton - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses - A Tampa Bay Rays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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Jose Reyes New York Daily News May 21, 2017

Jose Reyes scratched from Mets lineup, Matt Reynolds gets start

Jose Reyes was scratched from the Mets lineup Sunday. The veteran shortstop has a tight left rib cage.
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Stephen Strasburg Talk Nats May 21, 2017

Game #43 Strasburg to the rescue; Making sense of pitch efficiency

If the weather allows in Atlanta, Georgia, the Washington Nationals will play their 43rd game of the season. Stephen Strasburg will have the opportunity to be the stopper to end the 4-game losing streak. Besides the complaints about the pitching, … The post Game #43 Strasburg to the rescue; Making sense of pitch efficiency appeared first on TalkNats.com.
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Albert Pujols KFFL May 21, 2017

Angels | Albert Pujols remains out of lineup

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim DH Albert Pujols (hamstring) hasn't played since Wednesday, May 17, ...
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Jose Reyes KFFL May 21, 2017

Mets | Jose Reyes removed from lineup

New York Mets SS/3B Jose Reyes (rib) was scratched from the lineup Sunday, May 21, ...
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Stephen Strasburg numberFire May 21, 2017

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Sunday 5/21/17

Sunday's main slate boasts a pair of top-shelf and equally-priced aces in Stephen Strasburg and Chris Archer. With Strasburg facing the Braves, is he the day's top arm?
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Jose Reyes Amazin Avenue May 21, 2017

Mets Morning News: The value of insurance

Your Sunday morning dose of Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Every eighth-inning run counted in the Mets win over the Angels. The rally helped stretch out a 7-2 lead over the Halos, which made new acquisition Neil Ramirez’s dud of a debut much more tolerable. The Angels eventually made it 7-5, but Addison Reed shut it down for the save. The Mets will have a chance at the sweep Sunday afternoon. Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, New York Times, Daily News, New York Post, Newsday, NJ.com, Bergen Record, MLB.com, ESPN. Jose Reyes collected his 2,000th...
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Felix Hernandez KFFL May 21, 2017

Mariners | Three Seattle starters to throw Sunday

Seattle Mariners RHPs Felix Hernandez (shoulder) and Hisashi Iwakuma (shoulder) and LHP Drew Smyly (elbow) ...
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Yu Darvish Grand Rapids Press May 21, 2017

Tigers today: Series finale vs. Rangers on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball

The Rangers have never lost a game to the Tigers when Yu Darvish is on the mound.
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Stephen Strasburg Fox Sports Fantasy Baseball May 21, 2017

Strasburg, Nationals hope to avoid sweep in Atlanta (May 21, 2017)

ATLANTA -- Stephen Strasburg struck out just three batters in his most recent start, and the Washington Nationals right-hander is averaging a career-low 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings this year.

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