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Rum Bunter

Pittsburgh Pirates News: No Surgery for Nick Burdi

The Pittsburgh Pirates have dealt with countless injuries to their pitching staff in 2020.  They received somewhat good news on one key arm. Some players can seem to never catch a break.  This seems especially true for Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Nick Burdi.  Burdi has thrown a grand total of 11 innings for the Pittsburgh Pirates […] Pittsburgh Pirates News: No Surgery for Nick Burdi - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More


Rays: 8, Red Sox: 2 - Team Tampa Bay Wins!

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ We’re good again! Tampa Bay is apparently another word for long games, as the Rays clocked an almost four and a half hour game yesterday, and the Tampa Bay Ice Rays Lightning are currently playing in the 4th OT, in the longest game in franchise history. When you have to close out a game at 11:55p, and open another game at 7:30p the next day https://t.co/PXhcykK6rY pic.twitter.com/dhib3MBNu5— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) August 11, 2020 Cash going with a Bullpen + Bulk day today, with Kittredge Opening and Jalen Beeks taking the bulk of...

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Tigers' C.J. Cron on knee injury: This is my most uncertain one

Detroit Tigers first baseman C.J. Cron said Wednesday, Aug. 12, he will need surgery on his left knee but isn't ruling out a return for 2020.        


View from the Catwalk: Rays offense thumps Red Sox; Kittredge out with sore elbow

Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports Chirinos, Morton and McKay are all on the IL Rays news Yeah, there were a lot of baserunners in the Rays 8-7 Monday night victory over the Red Sox, but how does a nine inning game go just shy of four and half hours? Last night’s 8-2 victory over the Red Sox zipped by at 3 hours 25 minutes. You can never be too rich, too thin or have too much pitching, am I right? Charlie Morton is on the 10-day IL with shoulder soreness. Kevin Cash hopes he will not be out much longer than those ten days. But just yesterday we learned bad news about Brendan McKay, who...

Kings of Kauffman

KC Royals Midweek Musings: Young pitchers, injuries, updates

This week’s edition of KC Royals Midweek Musings covers the club’s pitching youth movement, injuries, and more. Some KC Royals Midweek Musings while wondering if maybe, just maybe, this team could somehow slip into the expanded postseason: Youth movement is here…and should stay.  When the KC Royals opened their spring training camp back in February, four-fifths […] KC Royals Midweek Musings: Young pitchers, injuries, updates - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Tigers' C.J. Cron needs knee surgery, could delay procedure to return in 2020

Detroit Tigers first baseman C.J. Cron needs left knee surgery to replace a damaged ligament but could delay the procedure to return for 2020 season.        

Call to the Pen

MLB rushing season is causing unprecedented pitching injuries

If you thought more pitchers are being injured in the abbreviated 2020 MLB season than any other, you would be right. There were plenty of concerns when the abbreviated 2020 MLB season began. Teams had approximately three weeks to get ready for the season, leading to the worry that pitchers will not have enough time. […] MLB rushing season is causing unprecedented pitching injuries - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More


Yoshi Tsutsugo is ready to break out

Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports Yoshi Tsutsugo, Mike Trout, and Fernando Tatis Jr all have something in common... To the laymen reading the traditional boxscore, Yoshi Tsutsugo has not been very good. One of the Rays most exciting free agent acquisitions in recent memory, Tsutsugo arrived with tremendous fanfare and kicked off his Major League career with a bang as he homered in his first game with the Rays. A tremendous power hitter during his time in Japan, people were unsure if his slugging numbers would translate stateside. Since his debut, Tsutsugo has struggled, collecting just six...

Tomahawk Take

Braves News Gets Worse With Ronald Acuna Jr. Wrist Injury

The bad news continues to pile up for the Atlanta Braves with their young superstar Ronald  Acuna Jr. now out with a wrist injury. After finding out the Atlanta Braves were losing their best pitcher in Mike Soroka for the season last week, they now find out they could be without their best hitter for […] Braves News Gets Worse With Ronald Acuna Jr. Wrist Injury - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - Atlanta Braves News & Fan Community

Blogging the Bombers | New York Daily News

Yankees bounce back from tough Rays series to thump the Braves

The Yankees (11-6) won for just the third time in their last eight games and remained undefeated in the Bronx over five games.


Michael Chavis Stays Hot As Red Sox Fall To Rays For Second Straight Day

Michael Chavis had himself a birthday. The 25-year-old entered Tuesday night’s contest with four hits in his last nine at-bats... Read More »


Red Sox Wrap: Boston Bullpen Spoils Strong Start In 8-2 Loss Vs. Rays

With a solid start by right-hander Martin Perez, the Boston Red Sox kept it close through the opening six innings... Read More »


Red Sox Notes: Martin Perez’ Production Continues In Boston’s Loss To Rays

Martin Perez was a bright spot in an otherwise dark night for the Boston Red Sox. And fortunately for the... Read More »

Over the Monster

OTM Open Thread 8/12: It is Wednesday

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ Happy Wednesday everyone. The Red Sox are once again scuffling, having lost two in a row and three of their last four. They now need to win their next two just to salvage a split with the Rays at home. It’s not great! They will try to get one of those wins tonight, though, with Zack Godley on the mound going up against Blake Snell. First pitch is set for 7:30 PM ET. There’s also some day baseball including a game between the Rockies and Diamondbacks starting at 3:00 PM ET on ESPN. Over in the world of hockey, because of some madness yesterday the Bruins first...

Pinstripe Alley

The backup solution to James Paxton’s velocity troubles

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports A drop in velocity has rendered the lefty’s fastball ineffective, and he will have to get creative to turn his season around aYesterday I explored the reasons why the Yankees can feel optimistic about James Paxton. While his velocity against the Rays was still down a few ticks from previous seasons, there was life on his fastball that was notably absent in his first two starts. However, even with said life, every MPH decrease in fastball velocity means the pitcher must be that much more precise with his location. No amount of life was going...

Friars on Base

Padres: Chris Taylor slide dirty or part of the game?

While the Padres have taken both games in LA thus far, one of the more controversial plays occurred between Chris Taylor and Austin Hedges. A new rule regarding catchers blocking home plate was put into effect in 2014 in an attempt to reduce the number of injuries occurring on such occasions. And that rule was […] Padres: Chris Taylor slide dirty or part of the game? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More


Dodgers Injury Update: Corey Seager On ‘Slow Progression’ As Workouts Begin

Corey Seager has arguably been the best player for the Los Angeles Dodgers to start the season, looking as...


Mike Moustakas discusses his quad injury, being placed on injured list

Mike Moustakas discusses his quad strain which put him on the 10-day injured list.        


Red Sox Surprisingly Have Struggled Against Rays At Fenway Park Recently

Fenway Park hasn’t given the Boston Red Sox any advantage over the Tampa Bay Rays recently. Over the last 11... Read More »

Over the Monster

Red Sox vs. Rays lineup: Devers sits again, Beni back at leadoff

Think happy thoughts. | Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports 1... 2... 3... toast... toast! (Movie references herein) The Red Sox look to bounce back after last night’s slugfest turned for the worse when they take on the Rays behind Martín Pérez tonight at 7:30 at Fenway Park. The best thing about Andrew Kittredge starting for Tampa Bay is the opportunity for Mission: Impossible jokes. The second best thing is he’s a righty, so the best bats, at least in theory, can get back to business as prophesied in Job 3:14. Anyhow here’s the whole scene with the fish and whatnot: Looks like the...


LHP/DH Brendan McKay shut down

Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via McKay is the third Rays starter to be sidelined, delaying his return from the COVID-IL. This should have been Brendan McKay’s moment. Tonight the Rays will be starting Andrew Kittredge — the night after he earned a save — in an Opener’s role. Kittredge is stepping into the slot vacated by Yonny Chirinos, who went to the injured list with a triceps strain that is not considered serious. Also on the injured list is Opening Day starter Charlie Morton, who has not shown the same stuff as his Cy Young contending campaign of 2019. After four...


J.D. Martinez Found Something ‘He’s Been Struggling To Find’ During Batting Practice

J.D. Martinez had a much-needed solid night at the plate Monday against the Rays. The designated hitter went 3-for-4, including... Read More »


Martin Perez Looks To Extend Personal Winning Streak As Red Sox Take On Rays

Martin Perez had a dicey first start for the Boston Red Sox, but has been impressive since. The 29-year-old surrendered... Read More »

Over the Monster

Game 17 Gamethread: Red Sox vs. Rays

Not a whole lot to say in this space today. The Red Sox need wins. They didn’t get one last night. Let’s get one tonight. First pitch is at 7:30 PM ET. It’s Martín Pérez vs. Johnny Wholestaff. Last Night Loss; 8-7 How to Watch You can watch locally on NESNplus as well as on the new cord-cutters app FuboTV, which does carry NESN for those in the local market. How to Listen WEEI 93.7 AM has the call. Prep for the Game Lineups Series Preview Today on the Site Daily Links Playoff Bubble? Red Seat Pod Peraza scuffling Springs down, Stock up Join us below for the game today. Just...

Over the Monster

Red Sox call up Robert Stock, option Jeffrey Springs

Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Oh that sweet, sweet pitcher churn. If you like marginal pitchers being sent up and down from something called an Alternate Site to the majors, then do I have the team for you! The Red Sox are a fun combination of a lack of talent and a lack of length, which is leading to a lot of innings being needed for pitchers who are being put in tough positions. Jeffrey Springs was flung into that role on Monday, pitching very important innings after already tiring against the Rays in a close game. Things did not go well, and he was rewarded by being...


See you in September: Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton out 3-4 weeks with hamstring strain

For the second consecutive season, Giancarlo Stanton will miss a large chunk of the Yankees' season with an injury.        


Injury that Cincinnati Reds second baseman Mike Moustakas thought was nothing lands him on IL

Reds second baseman Mike Moustakas thinks he'll be ready when he's eligible to return on Sunday.        

Detroit Free Press

JaCoby Jones is the Detroit Tigers' version of John Wayne; explaining his offensive surge

As Detroit Tigers outfielder JaCoby Jones continues to make strides, the team is left in an uncanny position with first baseman C.J. Cron's injury.        

Lowe's home run lifts Rays to walk-off win | Red Sox-Rays Game Highlights 9/21/19

Condensed Game: Nate Lowe hit a walk-off two-run home run in the 11th inning, giving the Rays a 5-4 win over the Red Sox Don't forget to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/mlb Follow us elsewhere too: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MLB Instagram: https://

Adames' walk-off lifts Rays in 11 frames | Red Sox-Rays Game Highlights 9/20/19

Condensed Game: Willy Adames lined the walk-off single in the 11th to deliver the Rays a 5-4 victory over the Red Sox Don't forget to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/mlb Follow us elsewhere too: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MLB Instagram: https://www

Meadows' HR in 11th propels Rays | Rays-Dodgers Game Highlights 9/18/19

Condensed Game: Austin Meadows clubbed a go-ahead home run in the 11th inning to lead the Rays to a marathon win in extras Don't forget to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/mlb Follow us elsewhere too: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MLB Instagram: https: