Guilder Rodríguez Gets First Big League Hit After 1,095 Games In Minors

Baseball's expanded September rosters are mostly just useful for letting fans of non-contending teams get a glimpse of the future. But two weeks ago the Texas Rangers did something pretty cool: they called up 31 year old utility infielder Guilder Rodríguez, who had played 1,095 games with ten different minor league… » 9/22/14 10:09pm Yesterday 10:09pm

MLB Knows Its Games Are Too Damn Long

We can all agree that there is too much baseball. Or at the very least, the amount of baseball that there is, takes too long. Major League Baseball hears you, and is addressing the problem of making its baseball go faster by forming a committee, which will surely produce lasting, meaningful change and not just, like… » 9/22/14 3:37pm Yesterday 3:37pm

Brandon McCarthy Pitches Immaculate Inning, Breaks Season Record

Yankees pitcher Brandon McCarthy contributed to a broken MLB record tonight against the Rays when he tossed the sixth immaculate inning of the season. His effort broke the record for most immaculate innings in a season, set in 1998. The first five were pitched by Brad Boxberger, Cole Hamels, Justin Masterson, Garrett… » 9/18/14 1:10am Thursday 1:10am

Braves Fan Catches Foul Ball With Face

See, this is why grown ass men should bring gloves to baseball games. When the foul ball comes your way—like it did to this unfortunate Braves fan at Turner Field—you are going to try and catch it. And if you are going to try and catch it, shouldn't you have the proper tool to do so? If not, you're left trying to… » 9/18/14 12:04am Thursday 12:04am

Joe Girardi Says Rays Pitchers Aren't Good Enough To Safely Pitch Inside

The race for third place in the AL East is a snippy one, with the Ray's honoring Derek Jeter before last night's game, then clipping him with a fastball in on the hands. Afterward Joe Girardi blasted the Rays for hitting so many Yankees batters recently, but with a twist: instead of accusing them of doing it… » 9/17/14 3:30pm 9/17/14 3:30pm

Rays Gift Derek Jeter A Kayak, Fastball To The Hand; Benches Clear

Derek Jeter received a lot of gifts today. Before the game, the Tampa Bay Rays gave him a $16,000 donation to his foundation, a Don Zimmer jersey, and a pinstriped kayak. And in the eighth inning, Steven Geltz gave him a fastball to the elbow hand. You know, something to remember the Trop by. » 9/17/14 1:20am 9/17/14 1:20am

Jacob DeGrom Ks Eight To Open Game, Tying Modern-Era Record

It hasn't been a great season for the Mets, who will miss the playoffs for the eighth consecutive season, but one of the bright spots has been pitcher/ Rookie of the Year candidate Jacob deGrom. His campaign got a serious boost tonight, when deGrom struck out the first eight batters he faced before giving up a single… » 9/15/14 9:32pm 9/15/14 9:32pm