The New York Mets five-game losing streak came to an end after defeating the Washington Nationals 5-3 in MLB. New York scored four runs in the first three innings to take a lead they would never relinquish against Washington on Monday. It was a nice distraction from earlier headlines, which included questions surrounding manager Mickey Callaway’s job and a non-baseball related injury to Yoenis Cespedes.
Posted: May 21, 2019, 6:00 am
Ronald Acuna Jr. hit two home runs, and rookie Mike Soroka allowed two hits over eight innings as the visiting Atlanta Braves defeated the San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Monday. Acuna was 3-for-4 with a double and a walk. He led off the game by hitting the first pitch for a home run and added a solo shot in the seventh inning, giving him 11 for the season.
Posted: May 21, 2019, 4:48 am
New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes suffered multiple fractures of his right ankle during a “violent fall” on Saturday, according to the Mets. The incident occurred at Cespedes’ ranch in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen told reporters on Monday that Cespedes stepped in a hole. “He twisted and put his leg and foot in a difficult position,” said Van Wagenen, adding that Cespedes didn’t fall off a horse.
Posted: May 21, 2019, 2:39 am
The Atlanta Braves acquired relief pitcher Anthony Swarzak from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for a pair of relievers — injured Arodys Vizcaino and Jesse Biddle. Seattle will also send about $2 million to Atlanta to balance out the finances, according to Jon Heyman of the MLB Network. Swarzak, 33, is 2-2 with a 5.27 ERA this season, giving up six home runs in 13 2/2 innings in his first season with the Mariners.
Posted: May 20, 2019, 6:40 pm