Noah Syndergaard and Madison Bumgarner, two names at or near the top of wish lists as the trade deadline approaches, go head-to-head Thursday night when the visiting New York Mets clash with the San Francisco Giants in a duel of streaking teams. Both teams are coming off double-digit offensive performances, with the Mets having run their winning streak to four with a 14-4 romp at Minnesota, while the Giants were completing a four-game sweep at Colorado with an 11-8 triumph. As they attempt to cool down each other in a four-game series, the Mets and Giants have all of a sudden played themselves back into wild-card contention in the National League.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 7:20 am
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
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
Every single playoff contender could use Giants ace Madison Bumgarner in their rotation. The Yankees have four reliable starters right now: Masahiro Tanaka, James Paxton, Domingo German and CC Sabathia. But as Schoenfield writes, Paxton and German have no playoff experience and Sabathia isn’t the workhorse he used to be.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 4:33 am
Eduardo Nuñez’s career with the Boston Red Sox didn’t have the ideal ending, but he has plenty of fond memories to cherish from his time with the historic MLB franchise. Nuñez delivered a message to Red Sox fans, via ESPN’s Marly Rivera, after the team decided to designate him for assignment Monday. “I’d like to thank all Red Sox fans for all the great moments we shared and the amazing experience of being World Champions.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 8:01 pm
This award honors active players who demonstarate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and traditions of the game. Yes, that’s the same Sandoval who put up career lows with the Red Sox in 2015 after signing a five-year, $90 million contract and played just three games in 2016 after showing up to training camp overweight.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 6:41 pm