Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernández has been killed in a boating accident.
Noah Syndergaard was scheduled to start for the Mets tonight, until suddenly he wasn’t, due to strep throat. Innocent as the news of ordinary illness might seem, given that he’s been pitching with a bone spur in his elbow since June and the fact that this comes on the heels of other Mets’ pitcher injuries (to say…
The Dodgers recognized Vin Scully’s 67 seasons as an announcer with a lengthy pre-game ceremony tonight—one that featured Sandy Koufax and Kevin Costner, among others—capped off by the man himself sharing some golden words with the gathered crowd:
Jake Arrieta worked seven scoreless innings and struck out 10 Friday as the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-0.
Wrigley Field’s grass gave way during today’s Cardinals-Cubs game and caused St. Louis outfielder Kolten Wong to faceplant as he tried to field a hit.
The Seattle Mariners responded to backup catcher Steve Clevenger’s dogshit dumb tweets about protesters by suspending him without pay for the remaining 10 games of the season. Here is the relevant part of the statement released by general manager Jerry Dipoto:
Los Angeles Dodgers play-by-play announcer Vin Scully will retire at the end of the regular season, but before he does, he’s flexing his skills. Scully called Thursday’s Rockies-Dodgers game while also keeping track of Giants-Padres.
The baseball season is long and grueling and Chase Utley is 37 years old, so you can’t blame him for booting a routine ground ball here and there. The good thing about being 37 years old, though, is that it makes you crafty as hell.
Let’s go back to 2013. David Ortiz was putting together an all-star season at 37 years old, but on one July night in Baltimore, he was melting down. After arguing with umpire Tim Timmons’ strike zone, Papi got ejected. So he went back into the Red Sox dugout and destroyed the in-dugout phone.
Steve Clevenger is an oft-injured backup catcher for the Seattle Mariners, who is hitting .221 this season in 68 at-bats. This afternoon, he weighed in on the protests sweeping through Charlotte with all the subtlety of an elephant playing the piano.
Could you successfully complete an intentional walk without sailing a pitch five solid feet above the flailing glove of your catcher? Probably. Unfortunately, Twins reliever Pat Light could not today, allowing Justin Upton to score and opening the floodgates for a six-run ninth after he failed to adequately walk Erick…
Sure, you love this country, but do you remain-at-attention-to-the-detriment-of-the-game love it like this pair of immigrants? That’s Venezuelan-born José Martínez for the Cardinals and Dominican-born Carlos Estévez of the Rockies before Wednesday’s game in Colorado.
The Colorado Rockies clobbered starting pitcher Luke Weaver Wednesday as they beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 11-1.
The Orioles are right in the thick of things, holding on to the second wild card and, at least before dropping the first three of their four-game series with East-leading Boston, contending for the division. They just wish more fans were showing up to see it.
The AL wild card-leading Blue Jays got shut down by King Felix Hernandez this afternoon, managing just pair of hits over seven innings. Fear not. Jose Bautista has a flair for situations like these. With one out in the ninth inning, Bautista sent an Edwin Diaz fastball to the dang moon, then trotted it out backwards…
Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia always looks like an anxious bloodhound, but his heart broke in half on TV after Texas Rangers pitcher Nick Martinez started a double play with a behind-the-back catch.
David Ortiz is the closest thing this era of baseball has to a real-life folk hero. Not only is he a hobbled, 40-year-old man who somehow leads all of baseball in OPS, he’s a dude who can still dunk on mouthy fans.
Yasiel Puig and Madison Bumgarner got into it last night, prompting a team-wide scuffle and the eventual, inevitable Giants collapse after Bumgarner left the game with one hit through seven innings. Thankfully this happened on the first night of a three-game series, so tonight and tomorrow should be pretty spicy.