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AZ Snake Pit

SnakePit Round Table: Fear the Walking Dead

Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP via Another injury? Must be a day ending in Y... Another week, another slew of injuries. Just bad luck, or something more? Makakilo: Hamstring injuries account for 3 of the 5 non-pitchers on the Diamondback IL. As a fan with no medical training my comments are not intended as medical advice - they are intended to illustrate the ambiguity and complexity of injury prevention. A few of the many ideas about how to prevent hamstring injuries follow: In 2002, a study of soccer players showed that exercises at the end of each...

Twinkie Town

Multiple Twins evaluated for injuries after today’s game

Not great From the “more bad news” files, we discovered after today’s game that multiple members of the Twins’ active roster were being evaluated for injuries. Rocco says Kenta Maeda was dealing with minor groin tightness during the game and is getting treated.Max Kepler tweaked his hamstring running the bases. He's being evaluated.Willians Astudillo's hand is being treated. There was initially swelling and bruising.— Do-Hyoung Park (@dohyoungpark) May 16, 2021 Kenta Maeda suffering from a bit of tightness doesn’t sound like something too concerning at first...


Diamondbacks relievers seeking medical opinions, weighing options after injuries

Diamondbacks relievers J.B. Bukauskas and Chris Devenski are out with elbow problems, the extent of which apparently is still being determined.       

Amazin Avenue

Mets lose Conforto, McNeil to injury, lose series finale to Rays

Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports It was a lost weekend for the Mets, in more ways than one. It’s no surprise that injuries have seemingly increased around the league, as many predicted an uptick following the delayed and shortened nature of the 2020 MLB season. The Mets were lucky to escape April relatively unscathed in that department, but the injuries have been mounting over the course of the month. Prior to this series, the team was able to manage their injuries and win in spite of them, but that good luck ran out quickly this weekend. The Mets endured two more...

Amazin Avenue

Michael Conforto, Jeff McNeil leave Mets game with hamstring injuries

Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Injuries are increasingly common in baseball this year, and the Mets have two significant ones to deal with. In their game against the Rays this afternoon, the Mets had two players leave early because of hamstring injuries: Michael Conforto and Jeff McNeil. According to the Mets, it’s right hamstring tightness for Conforto and left hamstring tightness for McNeil. Of the two, Conforto had been healthy coming into the game, while McNeil had played irregularly since leaving a game last week with what the team described as body...

Call to the Pen

New York Mets being hamstrung by injuries

The New York Mets have had to battle the injury bug this season. With the likes of Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, J.D. Davis, Brandon Nimmo, and several others on the Injured List, the Mets’ current position atop the NL East is somewhat miraculous. However, one has to wonder how many more injuries they can withstand. […] New York Mets being hamstrung by injuries - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Amazin Avenue

Final Score: Rays 7, Mets 1—Dropping like flies

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ The Mets got swept, and lost two players to tight hamstrings in the process. The Mets will be very happy to get out of St. Petersburg after suffering three straight disappointing defeats at the hands of the Tampa Bay Rays following today’s 7-1 loss. The Mets lost two lineup regulars before the first inning came to an end, as both Jeff McNeil and Michael Conforto suffered hamstring injuries and were removed from the game. They were replaced by Patrick Mazeika and Jake Hager, respectively, but the punch-less lineup, already missing Brandon...


Rays 7 Mets 1: Josh Fleming was good, bats were hot

Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports The Rays completed a three game sweep of the Mets today, with a no-doubt 7-1 win. This game at first had the makings of a pitchers duel between two quick-working, pitch-to-contact throwers. The teams traded zeros for three innings as Stroman and Fleming scattered a few hits. But the Rays batters caught up to Stroman in the fourth inning. Ji-Man Choi, who celebrated his return to the lineup with a three-hit day, singled and was driven in on Manuel Margot’s two-run homer. Rays up, 2-0. The Rays doubled that lead in the fifth...

Call to the Pen

Los Angeles Dodgers make another strange move

The Yoshi Tsutsugo Era for the Tampa Bay Rays was a disappointment. The Japanese slugger was expected to add another powerful bat with solid on base skills to the Rays lineup, but he was never able to have that production translate to the majors. It was not much of a surprise when the Rays designated […] Los Angeles Dodgers make another strange move - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

New York Post

Ailing Mets suffer more injury blows in rough Rays sweep

One limp afternoon later, the Mets were swept out of Tropicana Field and left searching for enough healthy bodies to field a team.


NY Mets, Tampa Bay Rays announce Sunday afternoon lineups

Marcus Stroman (3-3, 2.01) will start for the Mets, while Josh Fleming (2-3, 2.73) will go for the Rays.       


Michael Conforto and Jeff McNeil exit early with injuries in Mets loss to Tampa Bay

Michael Conforto and Jeff McNeil both left with hamstring tightness in Sunday's Mets loss to the Rays.       

Amazin Avenue

Open thread: Mets vs. Rays, 5/16/21

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ The Mets turn to Marcus Stroman as they look to halt their two-game skid. Mets Lineup Jeff McNeil - DH Francisco Lindor - SS Michael Conforto - RF Pete Alonso - 1B Dominic Smith - LF Kevin Pillar - CF Jonathan Villar - 3B James McCann - C Jose Peraza - 2B Marcus Stroman - RHP Rays Lineup Randy Arozarena - LF Austin Meadows - DH Ji-Man Choi - 1B Brandon Lowe - 2B Manuel Margot - RF Joey Wendle - 3B Francisco Mejia - C Willy Adames - SS Brett Phillips - CF Josh Fleming - LHP Broadcast Info First pitch: 1:10PMTV: WPIXRadio: WCBS 880 (English),...


GDT: Hey, remember Marcus Stroman?

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports When he pitched for the Blue Jays? And he was kind of buddy-buddy with Archer? Good times. Go Rays!


Dodgers News: Edwin Rios Frustrated & Relieved By Shoulder Surgery

After struggling through the first five weeks of the season, Edwin Rios was placed on the 10-day injured list due...

Lookout Landing

5/16/21: Open Game Thread

Photo by Steph Chambers/ Hold on to your butts, it’s another bullpen day After a fun game last night, the Mariners look to keep the good times rolling against [checks notes] oh no, Shane Bieber. It’s a (sigh) bullpen day, with Robert Dugger the first one to the front lines. Godspeed, young Dug. First pitch is at 1:10 PM and you can find the game on the usual suspects: 710 ESPN for radio, ROOT NW for TV, or follow along at Mariners dot com. What’s Sunday without a little news? We’ve got some injury updates, courtesy of Shannon Drayer: Injury...

The Crawfish Boxes

Command is Crucial for Enoli Paredes’ Return

Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports The Astros need bullpen help and it may have finally arrived on Sunday. Viewed as a key fixture in the Astros’ bullpen this season, Enoli Paredes hasn’t appeared in a major league game since April 8th due to an oblique injury on his right side. That injury represents the main reason why his performance to open the season was generally unimpressive. Thus far, in his only three major league games — all against the A’s — the 25-year old allowed six walks to just two strikeouts. Only recorded four outs while facing twelve batters in...

Pinstripe Alley

New York Yankees @ Baltimore Orioles: Jordan Montgomery vs. Adam Plutko

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ Southpaw set up for Sunday sweep The Yankees have taken care of business this weekend in Baltimore, outscoring the Orioles 13-6 while taking the first two games of the series. We’re due for a sweep though, and today is as good a day as any to get it. Jordan Montgomery leads the charge, having lowered his ERA below four following a stellar six-inning showing against the Rays earlier this week. That ERA sits at 3.96, which is solid, but a 101 ERA+ in the New Year of the Pitcher. He can improve on it further with a good outing today, facing...

Rising Apple

Mets: 3 overreactions to a rough weekend trip to Tampa Bay

The New York Mets were elated to leave the Big Apple and head to Tampa Bay for three games against the Rays this weekend. They cutely dressed up like they were going to the beach. Unfortunately, the winning streak they began in St. Louis and brought home to New York didn’t last long. The Mets […] Mets: 3 overreactions to a rough weekend trip to Tampa Bay - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

Rum Bunter

Pittsburgh Pirates News: Jacob Stallings Exits Game With Injury

Sunday afternoon the Pittsburgh Pirates may have lost their starting catcher in addition to losing a game against the San Francisco Giants Sunday afternoon the Pittsburgh Pirates suffered a 4-1 loss against the San Francisco Giants. With the loss, the Pirates split their four-game weekend series against the Giants and fell to 17-23 on the […] Pittsburgh Pirates News: Jacob Stallings Exits Game With Injury - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community

Bluebird Banter

Jays barely hold on to beat Phillies

Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports Phillies 8 Blue Jays 10 There are times when the recap can’t properly describe what the game was like. We had a huge early lead, but we almost gave the game back. The bats got started early today. By the end of the third inning, the Jays were up 8 nothing and, we thought they could coast from there. But it turned out there was a fair bit of drama ahead. It seems that all the pitching injuries are catching up to us. The bullpen had a bad day again. On offense we had: Two runs in the first: Marcus Semien and Bo Bichette went back-to-back...

Pinstripe Alley

Miguel Andújar and Clint Frazier get their opportunity

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ With a rash of injuries and unsightly play, the time for the two struggling righties is now. This week has been a real whirlwind for the Yankees and the relative health of their team. There was a COVID-19 outbreak among the coaching staff, with shortstop Gleyber Torres also testing positive and missing time. It’s unclear just how long Torres will be out, as league rules mandate he wait ten days, unless he can provide multiple negative tests while remaining asymptomatic. Then, on Friday night, Aaron Hicks and Giancarlo Stanton were both shelved,...


Gamethread 5/16: Phillies at Blue Jays

The Phillies will need their offense to rebound without the services of Bryce Harper or J.T. Realmuto After being shut out by an uninspiring array of Blue Jays pitchers on Saturday night, the Phillies will try to score a run - and more importantly, win the game and series - against the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin, FL on Sunday afternoon. That might be easier said than done, because today’s lineup is missing both Bryce Harper and J.T. Realmuto, who are dealing with injuries. Sunday afternoon baseball this week. #RingTheBell : @NBCSPhilly : @SportsRadioWIP :...

That Balls Outta Here

Phillies manager Joe Girardi wasn’t having it with reporters

The Philadelphia Phillies had a bizarre Sunday afternoon. Playing against the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin, Florida, in mid-May was perhaps the least crazy aspect of the 10-8 defeat. The Joe Girardi-led team started the game with zero players available on their bench, with Bryce Harper, J.T. Realmuto and Didi Gregorius all sidelined with injuries […] Phillies manager Joe Girardi wasn’t having it with reporters - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - Philadelphia Phillies News, Rumors, and Fan Community


Dodgers pick up the pieces after Corey Seager is latest regular lost to injury

Seager is the 13th Dodger to go on the Injured List this season. He could miss six to eight weeks with a fractured bone in his right hand. Gavin Lux is expected to become the primary shortstop in his absence.


Another day, another injury: Luke Weaver exits Diamondbacks loss with shoulder issue

Erick Fedde pitched seven scoreless innings, Yadiel Hernandez hit a go-ahead, pinch-hit homer and the Washington Nationals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-0 on Sunday.       

Bluebird Banter

GameThread Game #39: Phillies at Blue Jays

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ Thanks to Tom for jumping in and putting up a GameThread while I left him hanging yesterday, especially not long after he said how reliable I was. His poll questions were great - I should leave him to come up with them on short notice more often. The Jays are going for the series win in the rubber match against their former starter in Chase Anderson. We have some injury updates this moring: Re George Springer, who’s been doing some running this week, Atkins: “He feels good. He’s moving around relatively well. But this is just the...

Lone Star Ball

Corey Seager suffers fractured hand

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager suffered a broken hand on Saturday Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager suffered a fractured hand in Saturday’s game, it was announced. Seager suffered the injury when he was hit by a Ross Detwiler pitch in the bottom of the fifth inning in the Dodgers’ 7-0 win against the Miami Marlins. Seager will presumably join Cody Bellinger, A.J. Pollock, David Price, Dustin May, and Corey Knebel, among others, on the Dodgers’ injured list. There’s been no timeline for Seager to be out announced, other...

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: