Los Angeles Angels right-hander Noe Ramirez was suspended for three games Wednesday and fined an undisclosed amount for hitting Houston Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick with a pitch in Tuesday’s game. Angels manager Brad Ausmus was suspended for one game and also fined an undisclosed amount, according to Major League Baseball chief baseball officer Joe Torre. Ausmus was set to serve his punishment Wednesday night when the Astros and Angels were to play again.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 1:11 am
There was a point earlier this season when Giants manager Bruce Bochy joked about pulling names out of a hat to form the lineup. “Each guy, no matter what the situation is, is stepping in and doing what he’s supposed to do,” said reliever Derek Holland, who played a key role. The team-wide attack has the Giants back in the thick of the Wild Card race.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 12:23 am
The Colorado Rockies transferred rookie infielder Brendan Rodgers to the 60-day injured list on Wednesday following his surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Rodgers, 22, batted .224 with seven RBIs in 25 games with the Rockies after making his major league debut on May 17. Colorado also reinstated left-hander Harrison Musgrave from the 60-day injured list and optioned him to Triple-A Albuquerque.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 6:53 pm
After taking the first three games of the series, the Giants will send young right-hander Shaun Anderson to the hill Wednesday afternoon at Coors Field looking to complete the sweep. Bruce Bochy’s lineup will look a little different than the one he trotted out Tuesday. With Alex Dickerson getting the day off, Austin Slater will bat second and play right field in the matinee.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 4:59 pm
Newcomers Alex Dickerson and Mike Yastrzemski are making their presence felt during the San Francisco Giants’ surprising mid-season surge. Dickerson had a career-high four hits, including the go-ahead RBI single in San Francisco’s four-run 10th inning as the Giants recovered from giving up a three-run lead in the ninth to beat the Colorado Rockies 8-4 on Tuesday night. Yastrzemski homered and doubled among his three hits and had three RBIs to help the Giants win their fourth straight and seventh in the last eight.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 6:19 am
The San Francisco Giants will attempt to complete their first four-game road sweep over the Colorado Rockies since 2011 when the clubs, who are tied for third place in the National League West, meet on Wednesday afternoon. The first three games of the series, all Giants wins, have included a blowout, a pitchers’ duel and a 10-inning affair Tuesday night that was a little of both. The Giants appeared on their way to a third win in two days before the Rockies rallied for three in the ninth against All-Star Will Smith, only to see their own closer, Wade Davis, serve up a four-run 10th in an 8-4 defeat.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 5:59 am
The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association announced the nominees from each team for the 2019 Heart and Hustle Award. The award “honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit, and traditions of the game. Voting was conducted prior to the All-Star break.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 9:39 pm