Jul 22 (OPTA) – Results from the MLB games on Saturday (home team in CAPS)(start times are EST)
CHICAGO CUBS 7 St. Louis 2
STL 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 – 2
CHC 1 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 X – 7
NY YANKEES 7 NY Mets 6
Posted: July 22, 2018, 4:40 am
Aroldis Chapman had flamed out, throwing three of 19 pitches for strikes and enabling the Mets to cut a four-run, ninth-inning deficit in half. Maligned last month, Shreve entered with the bases loaded, got Devin Mesoraco to hit into a run-scoring, double-play grounder and retired Wilmer Flores on a slow roller in front of the mound . With his second big league save and first since August 2016, Shreve preserved a 7-6 Subway Series victory Saturday that enabled Sonny Gray to win consecutive starts for the first time since the Yankees acquired him last summer.
Posted: July 22, 2018, 1:55 am
Yoenis Cespedes made a triumphant return to the New York Mets on Friday, hitting a home run and reaching base three times in a 7-5 victory over the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Cespedes was activated after missing over two months with a right hip flexor strain, but it’s his heels that have him worried. “Cespedes says that the cause of his medical issues is calcification in both heels.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 8:23 pm
The New York Yankees have called up one of their top prospects, hard-throwing right-handed pitcher Domingo Acevedo, from Double-A Trenton, the team announced Saturday. The 6-foot-7 Acevedo typically throws in the mid- to high-90 mph range but can hit triple digits. In a corresponding move, the Yankees optioned pitcher Domingo German to Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 5:00 pm
Yoenis Cespedes is facing potential season-ending surgery, the outfielder told reporters following the Mets’ 7-5 win over the Yankees on Friday. Newly-returned from the disabled list after rehabbing a hip flexor strain and quad tightness, Cespedes appeared to be back to his old self after going 2-for-4 with a walk, base hit, and home run (his ninth of the year) during Friday’s series opener, but later remarked that he was suffering from calcification in both of his heels. The only remedy, it appears, is a surgery that would require anywhere from 8-10 months of recovery.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 3:56 pm
Mets closer Jeurys Familia was withheld because a trade could be imminent . Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes returned with a home run, then said the cause of his leg problems was calcification on both heels that could require surgery and an 8-to-10-month recovery. Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez also came back from the DL , and starting pitcher Domingo German was banished to the minor leagues after his second straight poor outing.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 6:14 am
The New York Mets activated outfielder Yoenis Cespedes prior to Friday’s game at the New York Yankees. Cespedes has been on the disabled list since May 14 due to a hip flexor. The club also announced the recall of right-hander Drew Smith from Triple-A Las Vegas, while optioning infielder Dominic Smith and right-hander Corey Oswalt to the same club.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 3:45 am
As the July 31 trade deadline inches closer, the American League East-leading Boston Red Sox are exploring the market for bullpen help. According to FanCred Sports’ Jon Heyman, Boston is one of several suitors lining up for talented Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton. “He looks like the Britton of old,” a scout told Heyman, who reports that the Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians and Atlanta Braves are also inquiring about a deal for him.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 10:45 pm
Back in May, Yankees starter CC Sabathia said he’d retire if the Yankees won the World Series. That still may be the plan, but he recently told MLB.com that he’s going to try to pitch in 2019, health willing:
“I’m start to start. I go out one start
Posted: July 20, 2018, 7:29 pm
The New York Yankees and New York Mets headed into the All-Star break on different tracks. Under first-year manager Aaron Boone, the Yankees went into the break on a collision course to challenge the Boston Red Sox for American League East supremacy with the fallback option of hosting the one-game wild-card game. Meanwhile, the Mets took a slow, local trip toward the basement of the National League East after the best start in team history under rookie manager Mickey Callaway.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 2:35 pm