Here come the Pittsburgh Pirates, winners of five games in a row and eight of their last 10, making a push in the crowded and confounding NL Central. The team nobody was paying much attention to last month is suddenly two games behind the Cubs (who have won their last six games), three games behind the Brewers, who…
Even if you’re at a minor league game between the Fort Wayne TinCaps and the Clinton LumberKings, the rules are the same: If you catch a foul ball in your beer cup, you have to chug that shit.
The Dodgers lost tonight for the first time in nearly three weeks, stopping their win streak at 11 and dropping them to 31-5 in their past 36 games. Their streak was tied for the longest such one in baseball this year. (The Astros put up the same mark in early June.)
Blue Jays shortstop Ryan Goins had a plate appearance in today’s fifth inning that combined the fright of nearly being hit in the head with the disappointment of an ordinary groundout. Fun!
After a sluggish start to the summer, the Cubs are now riding a six-game winning streak that has them just one game back of first place in the NL Central. Cool! To celebrate, they’ve adopted a distinctly dorky performance to mark getting on base. Less cool!
Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto is feeling bullish about his team, judging by the medium-interesting trade he made today for reliever David Phelps, which will send four low-ranked prospects to Miami.
Mets broadcaster Keith Hernandez took it upon himself tonight to horrify a poor girl with the story of the time his braces were smashed into his lips during a game of pick-up basketball, which required several painful hours of recovery work by the school nurse:
A few hours after being officially released by the Red Sox, Pablo Sandoval has reportedly shrugged off the baggage that comes with being one of the mathematically worst free-agent signings of all time and found a new home in his old stomping grounds of San Francisco.
The first 15,000 lucky fans at this Saturday’s Mets game will receive a bobblehead of Noah Syndergaard as Thor, complete with a miniature version of the Norse god’s hammer, Mjølnir. (The pitcher has been on the disabled list since April due to a lat strain, with no timetable for his return, but no matter.)
Adorable bat dog Rookie had been logging time with the Double-A Trenton Thunder until yesterday, when he got the call—he’d be moving on up to the Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre RailRiders. Wow! A chance to prove his mettle and talent and cuteness at the next level! (His father and fellow bat dog, Derby, was also…
Two days ago, the Houston Astros gathered to lay Carlos Beltrán’s glove to rest. The erstwhile outfielder hadn’t played defense in more than two months, spending his days as a designated hitter instead, and the team put together a nice little ceremony with a priest (Brian McCann), a coffin (a shoebox) and a trio of…
Since signing a five-year, $95 million contract with the Boston Red Sox in 2015, Pablo Sandoval has been an unqualified disaster. Sandoval played just 161 games in two and a half seasons with the Red Sox, hitting .237/.286/.360/with 14 home runs. When he wasn’t hurt or playing poorly, he struggled to stay in baseball…
Yoan Moncada, the 22-year-old Cuban second baseman, will make his first major-league appearance for the White Sox tonight, acting in essence as the first ambassador for the Sox’s now extremely stacked farm system and offering Sox fans their first glimpse of a future the team has promised will have been worth a season…
Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant left today’s game against the Braves almost as soon as it started. Bryant slapped a first-inning double off R.A. Dickey, then tried to take third on a passed ball, although he was picked off by Tyler Flowers to end the inning. While sliding into third, his left hand got caught on Johan…
Charlie Blackmon is one of the best center fielders in baseball and has an extremely large beard. Both of these things have put him in good position to be a favorite among Rockies fans, and it looks like the formula is working for him:
Jeffrey Loria, who is extremely rich in part because of his ability to fleece the taxpayers of Miami in ruthless ways, is also a big fan of flip phones.
The Rangers’ gamble on Tyson Ross—who missed all of last year with shoulder inflammation and entered this year recovering from surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome—hasn’t paid off too well as of yet. It really, really, really didn’t pay off tonight.
The White Sox are sending all three of their most heavily rumored trade chips—third baseman Todd Frazier and relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle—to the Yankees in exchange for prospects Blake Rutherford, Ian Clarkin and Tito Polo plus, uh, Tyler Clippard.
Despite posting an 8.14 ERA in 13 games for Atlanta this season before being cut, Bartolo Colon got himself a second chance with the Minnesota Twins. He made his first start for the 10th team in his major-league career Tuesday night against the Yankees.
The Chicago White Sox are playing the Los Angeles Dodgers, who are pitching Clayton Kershaw, tonight. Let’s talk about what happened Friday night, when Sox play-by-play man Jason Benetti presented color man Steve Stone, who previously rejected a fried pickle, with a frozen turkey on his 70th birthday: