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New York Mets
NEW YORK -- The Chicago Cubs peppered Jon Niese with one hit after another Sunday, sending the New York Mets into the All-Star break shaking their heads not at their surprisingly first half but about another defeat to a dismal team. The Cubs entered Sunday tied for the worst record in the major leagues, but their 7-0 win at Citi Field marked their fourth win in six games against the Mets. Chicago has won eight of its last 12 to close the unofficial first half, with young first baseman Anthony Rizzo making an impact since arriving from the minors. Rizzo didn't make much of a dent Sunday, but the rest of the Cubs did. They smacked Niese for four runs on five hits in the first inning. Just when Niese appeared to settle down, the Cubs added three in the seventh, on All-Star shortstop Starlin Castro's two-out, three-run homer to left. It was all more than enough for Ryan Dempster (4-3), who returned from the disabled list by throwing five shutout innings to lower his ERA ...
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Sandy Alderson was a guest during the sixth inning of this afternoon’s SNY Cubs vs. Mets broadcast. Gary Cohen hit him up with some great questions in the short time that he had, and ended up getting some nice insights into what the Mets GM is thinking about regarding a wide range of topics.
Matt Harvey: Alderson believes that Matt Harvey could be a viable option for the rotation...
“Got To Get To MCU Park Before First Pitch…..”
Buffalo 10, SWB 3
By Connor O’Brien
The Bisons beat the Yankees by a score of 10-3 last night. The Herd offense had a field day off Yankees starter (and former Met) John Maine. The Bisons didn’t do much early on, but got a run in the second on a Matt den Dekker solo homer. They resumed scoring in the top of the fourth, when...
One day not too long ago, I was thinking back to a footnote on a transactions page from early May that I saw and it was still troubling me. I don’t like unsolved mysteries, and I couldn’t understand why a guy who went 3-1 with a 0.90 ERA, two saves, and a 32/5 K/BB ratio in his professional debut, would retire six games into his second pro season? So I asked him.
SEAVER: Almost perfect on this day.
It is possible this game in 1969 is most remembered from that amazing season. On this date in 1969, and maybe each day since for Tom Seaver, he’ll remember Jimmy Qualls’ sinking single into the left-center gap with one out in the eighth inning to break up his perfect game bid and forced him to settle for one-hit, 4-0 shutout.
It was one of...
On Christmas day, 2009, the Mets signed an obscure knuckleballer named R.A. Dickey. The cynical Mets’ fans whispered to each other that the Wilpon family, owners of the franchise, were broke, as a result of the Bernie Madoff scandal, and all they could afford to sign was a mediocre 35 year old career nomad, who had been tried and discarded by four major league franchises. His major...
Boy that Jimmy Fuller was impossible to hit last night!
Buffalo 7, SWB 6
By Connor O’Brien
The Bisons beat the Scanton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees by a score of 7-6.
The Yankees jumped ahead early last night, scoring runs early and often off Bisons starter Garrett Olson. Olson took the mound after the Bisons scored a first-inning run on an Adam Loewen RBI-double. Olson allowed the Yankees...
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Come on.The Cubs are playing the Mets today.Ryan Dempster is on the mound for the first time since his lat thing.The Yankees say they want to lower their payroll by 2014, but with Andy Pettitte out with the ankle fracture and CC Sabathia with the groin and missing maybe a couple three more starts...It's a simple limo ride for Brian Cashman.Or...the subway for...
The Chicago Cubs have inked first-round draft selection Albert Almora to a contact, Baseball America reports.
Buffalo Bisons (45-45, 6 1/2 GB; IL-North)
-Buffalo went 4-3 this week which included three home games and four games in Syracuse against two different teams. The Bisons took two of three from the actual inhabitant the Syracuse Chiefs before dropping their first game to the Scranton/Wilkes Barre Yankees who are homeless for both this season and next as the Yankees renovate...
It must be great to be a San Francisco Giants fan.
Not only did a late push of fan votes elect three starting position players (Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval and Melky Cabrera) to the NL lineup, but now the Giants will also have Matt Cain as the starting pitcher.
John Harper of the New York Daily News tweeted at 9:23 a.m. that “Source says Dickey is not starting All-Star Game....
With the MLB All-Star game a day away, the starting pitchers and lineups have been announced. The starting pitcher for the American League is Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers. The starter opposing him for the National League is Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants. I have an issue with Cain being the starter [...]
By Dave BuscemaThe Sports Xchange NEW YORK -- Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum hoped Jeff Samardzija's last start, when he gave up one run in seven innings in a win against the Braves, would help him forget the pounding the New York Mets put on him last month at Wrigley Field. It may well have, but the Mets still managed to push just enough runs across on home runs from Ike...