go to MSN.com
Found July 15, 2013 on Los That Sports Blog:
TEAMS: New York Mets

Via Los That Sports Blog:

Bob Keppel was drafted in 2000 out of high school by the New York Mets. After making his debut for the Royals in 2006, he made just 49 appearances in the majors and accrued a career ERA of 5.36.

Now pitching for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters of the Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan, Keppel hasn’t been heard from much, but he’s producing some highlights like the catch above. 

Like they always say, it’s better to be lucky than good. And luck produces some pretty nifty highlights.

 

THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

New York Mets: Mid-Season Report Card

Team: New York Mets Record: 41-50 (11 GB) Biggest Surprise of First Half: Although it’s been a pretty inconsistent year for the Mets, outfielder Marlon Byrd has been having a consistent one himself. Byrd has been swinging the bat hot this season, leading his team in home runs with 15. He is batting an impressive .271 and even leads superstar third baseman David Wright in RBI...

Mejia Tosses Five Scoreless Innings

Lynn Worthy, beat writer for the Binghamton Mets, reported that Jenrry Mejia pitched five scoreless innings in a rehab start on Saturday night for the B-Mets. Mejia, pitched the second game of doubleheader against the Portland Sea Dogs and limited them to just three hits and two walks in five scoreless innings while striking out one. The one-time top pitching prospect for the Mets...

Not Another Valdespin Story

This story isn’t about Jordany Valdespin, this story is about the N.Y. Mets and their borderline comical PR machinations. The Mets had another major twist in the Valdespin saga yesterday. On this episode of How the Valde-spins, Jordany was notified that he would be demoted to AAA where he could get regular at bats. Jordany proceeded to have a conniption, a melt-down, a tantrum...

Matt Harvey to start All-Star Game for NL

New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey will start the 2013 All-Star Game for the National League. Harvey, 24, will throw the All-Star Games first pitches in Citi Field – home of the Mets. In case you are wondering, Newsday reports Harvey will be the first pitcher to start the All-Star Game at his home stadium since 2003, when Esteban Loaiza — then with the Chicago White Sox — started...

The Mets Weekly 7/15: The All-Star Edition You’ve Gotta See!

Chris and Jenson bring you another edition of The Mets Weekly - The All Star Game Edition! In this episode they recap everything from the week that was in San Francisco and Pittsburgh plus a whole bunch of other Mets related news and oh yeah… random All Star musings for your viewing pleasure… Follow Chris and Jenson on Twitter at @TheMetsWeekly and you can subscribe to them...

Matt Harvey’s Moment In National Spotlight Is Here

  IT IS MATT HARVEY’S TIME (MLB) For the first time since the ninth inning of Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS, the New York Mets will have their moment under the national spotlight tonight as they host the All-Star Game, with the maître being Matt Harvey. The whispers were first heard when Harvey had a 5-0 record in mid-May. The no-decision kept coming, but they didn’t deter the whispers...

On the Mets’ alleged pursuit of Andre Ethier

Rumors continue to circulate that the Mets are in the market for a power-hitting outfielder. Giancarlo Stanton – wow, wouldn’t that be great? Carlos Gonzalez – now, that would be exciting! Andre Ethier – wait, wait… what? One of these things is not like the other. In 2009, Ethier hit 31 HR, drove in 106 runs and had an .869 OPS. But, Toto, I don’t think we’re...

Mets’ Home Puts On Its Best Face

You gotta admit: when the Mets throw a big party, they do a pretty decent job. The 84th Major League All-Star game is tonight. You may have heard. If you’re local to Citi Field, the build-up and giddy excitement have been inescapable. From the minute 35 All-Star Apples were sprinkled around town, the anticipation surrounding the game and the Mets’ home ballpark is like nothing...

Matt Harvey interviews Mets fans about Matt Harvey

Gotham knight: Harvey leads NL All-Stars against AL

(Sports Network) - New York Mets right-hander Matt Harvey's electric first half has brought back memories of Dwight Gooden bursting on the scene for...

Video: Mets P Matt Harvey asks New Yorkers what they think of Matt Harvey

Watch the New York sensation take to the streets of, well, New York to interview Mets fans about, well, Matt Harvey. Good times on Jimmy Fallon right here.

Harvey, Scherzer will start ASG

Mets ace Matt Harvey will start Tuesday night's All-Star Game on his home mound at New York's Citi Field, and the Detroit Tigers' Max Scherzer will open for the American League. Harvey will be the first pitcher from the host team to start an All-Star Game since Houston's Roger Clemens in 2004 and just the 11th overall. NL manager Bruce Bochy's starting lineup...

Matt Harvey Asks New Yorkers About Matt Harvey

((HT: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon)) He's in his first season as a Mets starter and is doing... okay... So, he gets named to the All-Star team and is named (very thoughtfully by NL Manager Bruce Bochy) to be the starter... Jimmy Fallon took advantage of his almost rookie-ness to see just how many people know Matt Harvey in his street clothes from Matt Harvey as a baseball...
Mets News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

Montero benched for season after incident with scout

SEATTLE — Jesus Montero will not play baseball again this season for the Seattle Mariners’ organization after a heated confrontation in the stands with a team scout during a minor league game in Boise, Idaho. Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik said on Friday that the actions of Montero and cross-checker Butch Baccala were “unacceptable” and “embarrassing” for the...
Via NESN.com
22 hours ago

Rams release Michael Sam

In what has to be considered surprising move, the St. Louis Rams have released rookie seventh-round pick Michael Sam. The Missouri product made news by publicly announcing that he was gay leading up to the NFL draft this past May.  No history yet…Rams released DE Michael Sam. Prime practice-squad candidate. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 30, 2014 The talented sack artist...
Via Sportsnaut
5 hours ago

Report: Bon Jovi pushed out of group bidding for Bills

It sounds as if Jon Bon Jovi got a little taste of the Richie Sambora treatment himself this week after the wealthy rocker was tossed out a group bidding for the Buffalo Bills.The deep-pocketed Toronto-based sports team owners — who put up an offer for the Buffalo Bills — and the New Jersey singer have parted ways,  reported The N.Y. Post.The remaining entities in the group...
Via The Other Paper
11 hours ago

Stephen Hill's agent blames Sanchez, Tebow, Geno Smith

Stephen Hill’s agent Alan Herman told Jim Corbett of USA TODAY Sports that the Jets didn’t give his client enough time to develop. “I’m disappointed in Idzik and Rex with the way the whole thing went down there,” Hill’s agent, Alan Herman, told USA TODAY Sports. “Two years in that kind of situation is disheartening. “He didn’t have a chance that first year with...
Via Pro Football Zone
8 hours ago

Report: OJ Simpson converting to Islam in prison

The Juice who probably won’t get out of jail until 2017, is dabbling in Islam, but there is one one small problem. He can’t put the snacks down according to Radar Online. Simpson, 67, became interested in the religion through fellow inmates and was even put in touch with former pro boxer Mike Tyson, who is devout Muslim. “O.J. didn’t quite make it through the entire fasting...
Via BlackSportsOnline
11 hours ago

Report: Beckham injured on motorcycle avoiding paparazzi

David Beckham wasn’t his usual suave and debonair self when he lost control of his motorcycle in the middle of Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. According to TMZ, Beckham was leaving the Shamrock Tattoo Parlour and was attempting to ditch the paparazzi when the accident occurred. Don’t worry ladies, Beckham’s face luckily didn’t get a scratch on it. He had his buddies from...
Via BlackSportsOnline
11 hours ago

James Harrison announces he is retiring from NFL

Former Steelers and Bengals OLB James Harrison announced his retirement from the NFL Saturday. Post by James Harrison. Harrison, 36, was deemed expendable by Cincinnati after playing the first year of a two-year deal, registering 31 tackles, two sacks, one interception and a fumble recovery over the course of 15 games. Harrison graded out as the No. 9 outside linebacker in...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
10 hours ago

Bills sign Kyle Orton

James Walker of ESPN reports that the Bills have agreed to a one-year contract with veteran QB Kyle Orton. Adam Caplan reported earlier in the day that a name to keep an eye on in regards to the Bills search for a backup quarterback is Orton, so this isn’t a complete surprise. Buffalo parted ways with Jordan Palmer Friday, despite signing him to a contract just a few days...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
23 hours ago

Homeless Little Leaguer gets rent paid thanks to donation

A sad story about one of the Jackie Robinson West Little Leaguers took a happy turn thanks to the generous act of one business owner. Jackie Robinson West Little League, which represented the Great Lakes region at the Little League World Series, won the US championship before losing to eventual world champion South Korea. One […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 hours ago

Two Broncos players hospitalized overnight in Dallas

Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman and cornerback Kayvon Webster did not travel with their team back to Denver from Dallas following their preseason finale on Thursday evening.  Both players were hospitalized overnight after coming up with uknown illnesses. Neither played in Denver’s 27-3 win over Dallas (via the Denver Post). Hillman, a third-year running back from San...
Via Sportsnaut
22 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.