Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:02:47 GMTConfusion reigned supreme in the fifth inning of Thursday’s game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets. The Braves had a reliever named Jason Motte warming up in the bullpen, but the guy they showed on camera bore no resemblance to the lumberjack-bearded pitcher we all know. Beardless Jason Motte warms up for the Atlanta Braves.
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 05:23:33 GMTMatt Holliday provided some walk-off heroics for New York Yankee fans against the Baltimore Orioles in a thrilling 14-11 MLB win. Holliday stepped up to the plate with two men on base in the bottom of the 10th inning and sent everyone trotting around
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:12:42 GMTThe offensively challenged Red Sox welcome the defending world champion Cubs (something you havent been able to write since 1909) to Fenway Park tonight for a three-game series. Boston (11-10) has the fewest home runs in the majors (11) and is tied for
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:08:50 GMTEric Thames is back in the starting lineup for the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night after leaving Wednesday's game with left hamstring tightness. Thames, who leads the majors with 11 homers, appeared to be favoring his left hamstring as he stretched before the Cincinnati Reds batted in the eighth inning on Wednesday. Manager Craig Counsell talked with him near first base before the two walked off the field.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:34:59 GMTStar Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard was scratched from his start Thursday against the Atlanta Braves because of what manager Terry Colins said was minor discomfort in his biceps. Matt Harvey was moved up a day and took the mound on five days' rest - his scheduled turn before Tuesday's rainout. Harvey also pitched on short notice last Friday in place of Jacob deGrom, who missed a start with a stiff neck.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:08:36 GMTMets rookie RHP Robert Gsellman gave up five earned runs on 10 hits in four plus innings during Wednesday night's loss to the Braves. The five earned runs all came in the first inning. "He fell behind in counts," manager Terry Collins said after the game. "When you fall behind in counts in the big leagues, you're going to get in trouble." In addition to the five runs, Gsellman walked three and struck out two batters. He gave up just three runs and lasted seven innings in his previous start. In 13 appearances during his short career, Gsellman has a 7.70 ERA when pitching in the first inning. However, during the next five, he has a 2.28 ERA with his best results coming when facing the lineup the
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:06:54 GMTReliever Jason Motte returned to the majors on Thursday without his trademark beard. The former St. Louis Cardinals closer was recalled by the Atlanta Braves from Triple-A Gwinnett, where he had to shave his beard to comply with organization rules that forbid facial hair for minor league players. "My daughter's 4?, so she ended up shaving it for me," Motte told reporters, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "She was pretty excited to help me shave it. She did say, 'You look weird. Put it back on.' But it's all part of it. It'll be back." If he's successful with Atlanta, he'll have a chance to grow back his beard. The Braves have no rules about facial hair at the major league level.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:01:43 GMTThe Washington Nationals' offense is proving unstoppable early in the MLB season, while Justin Verlander bounced back on Thursday. The Nationals pounded the Colorado Rockies 16-5 to claim their 10th win in 11 games, making it 42 runs in three in the
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:43:28 GMTThere could be some bad news coming for the New York Mets, and for anyone who loves powerful, dominant pitching. Noah Syndergaard, the Mets’ long-haired towheaded ace, is dealing with a possible injury to his pitching arm. He’s been scratched from his