Holy hell did Nelson Cruz get into this 0-1 meatball from Brad Boxburger of the Rays:
Mariners DH Nelson Cruz came to the plate in the sixth inning of tonight’s All-Star Game. But before he stepped into the box, he stopped to take a cell phone photo with umpire Joe West. “The oldest guys in the game,” he told West after Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina snapped the photo.
The Seattle Mariners wrapped up a sweep of the Oakland A’s today in the Bay Area, and the club is now first in the AL West (the A’s are weirdly twice as good on the road than at home this season, perhaps owing to the fact that their stadium is a cavernous wind trap without adequate plumbing.) Seattle’s doing it with…
The Mariners opened the season with a rather odd little loss to the Texas Rangers. Since then, however, they have managed to humiliate a presumptive AL playoff team to the tune of 19 runs in their next two games.
This Nelson Cruz blast was the most line-drive home run of the year, reaching its apex at just 41 feet off the ground, according to FanGraphs. Check out the season's deepest, shortest, and other "extreme" home runs over at FanGraphs.
For whatever reason, David Ortiz hates it when you bring up that he tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003 (a fact confirmed by the union). The latest target of his ire: MLB Network hosts who declared he has received a "free pass" for his transgression.
Tonight, Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin made a brilliant catch at the wall to rob former teammate and current Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz of a home run. Even Cruz had to acknowledge Martin's effort.
Set aside some time to read Tim Elfrink's bombshell story in the Miami New Times, on what can only be termed BALCO East: a Miami "anti-aging clinic" that specializes in HGH, synthetic testosterone, and any other performance-enhancing drug you can imagine. We know this because the clinic's director helpfully kept…
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Cruz sent it flying over the left field wall with the bases loaded in the 11th to give the Rangers a 2-0 series lead over the Tigers. Cruz had previously tied the game with a homer in the 7th.
Hope springs eternal at Spring Training. But in Rangers camp, someone appears to have spiked the Gatorade with Prozac. Because players are throwing out pie-in-the-sky predictions like no one's business.