The ball was flying out of Petco Park like never before on Wednesday night, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks get back on track even as the San Diego Padres made some history. David Peralta hit a leadoff homer and added a go-ahead double in the seventh for the Diamondbacks, who scored 11 runs in the final four innings and overcame rookie Hunter Renfroe’s three homers as the NL wild card leaders beat the Padres 13-7. The Padres, who blew a 6-2 lead, hit five home runs.
Posted: September 21, 2017, 6:52 am
If you’re looking for a feel-good story, look no further than San Diego Padres rookie Rocky Gale. The 29-year-old catcher has spent the last seven-plus seasons playing almost exclusively in the minor leagues, but his patience and perseverance all paid off with one glorious swing during Wednesday’s 13-7 loss to the Diamondbacks. In the second inning, Gale connected for his first career home run — a two-run shot against Arizona left-hander Robbie Ray in the second inning. Gale worked the count full and then fouled off three straight pitches before squaring one up and sending it over the left field wall.
Posted: September 21, 2017, 5:11 am
Every day that goes by with even one major league stadium lacking protective netting past each dugout, if not farther down both lines, baseball teams are inviting a child to get hit in the face by a projectile traveling 100 mph. Think about that.
Posted: September 21, 2017, 4:25 am
Jonathan Lucroy is confident the Colorado Rockies will find their swagger again, and fast. If the rookies dressing up in Denver Broncos jerseys for a flight to Southern California does the trick to loosen up this group, the catcher is all for it. Tyler Chatwood dug himself an early hole Wednesday and the Rockies lost their third straight game, 4-0 to the last-place San Francisco Giants.
Posted: September 21, 2017, 4:10 am
Archie Bradley hasn’t allowed a hit in September, and has allowed one run since the third week of July, and the Arizona Diamondbacks are going to play a postseason game (and maybe a lot more) and he’s totally jacked about it. Bradley seems the very best of the hardball journey that can’t always be counted on, but can always be believed in.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 5:55 pm
The New York Yankees and St Louis Cardinals kept pace in the MLB play-off race with wins on Tuesday.
The Yankees took down the Minnesota Twins 5-2, while the Cardinals came back to defeat the Cincinnati Reds 8-7 in extra innings.
The Yankees remained
Posted: September 20, 2017, 5:34 am