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Nationals suspend Papelbon for rest of season for Harper fight

Jonathan Papelbon’s season is over. The Washington Nationals announced Monday they’ve suspended the right-handed pitcher four games for his actions in an altercation with Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper on Sunday. Additionally, Papelbon agreed to drop the appeal of his three-game suspension from Major League Baseball for throwing at Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mookie Betts nearly falls over Fenway wall to save shutout

Rich Hill of the Boston Red Sox threw his second career complete game shutout on Friday night against the Baltimore Orioles, but his sphincter had to be clinched pretty tightly in the ninth inning. Hill had a hefty 7-0 lead, so the win wasn’t in question. But Chris Davis drove this ball to deep right center with two outs and Manny Machado on the second in the ninth inning, and...
Via The Outside Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon suspended for throwing at Manny Machado

Major League Baseball on Friday announced that Washington Nationals reliever Jonathan Papelbon has been suspended three games and is subject to an undisclosed fine for “intentionally throwing in the head area” of Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado. WSH RHP Papelbon has received a 3-gm suspension for intentionally throwing a pitch in the head area of Manny Machado...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Machado Rips Jonathan Papelbon For ‘B.S.,’ ‘Coward Stuff’ (Videos)

Jonathan Papelbon is ticking people off again. Papelbon, who’s no stranger to ruffling feathers, found himself on the receiving end of more criticism Wednesday night after he was ejected in the ninth inning of the Washington Nationals’ 4-3 loss for plunking Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado. Machado hit a two-run, go-ahead homer off Max Scherzer in the seventh inning...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Machado calls Papelbon a ‘coward’ after being hit

    Manny Machado played the role of hero Wednesday night when he blasted a two-run homer in the seventh inning to give the Baltimore Orioles a 4-3 lead — one they would not relinquish — over the Washington Nationals. Two innings later, Jonathan Papelbon made Machado pay the price. And Manny was steaming. Papelbon was ejected in the ninth after he hit Machado in the arm...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Papelbon ejected for plunking Machado; Harper displeased

During Wednesday night’s Orioles-Nationals game at Nationals Park, Manny Machado hit his 30th homer of the year in the 7th inning, a 435 foot blast that put Baltimore in front 4-3. Machado reacted with all the exuberance you’d expect from a 23-year old. This pissed off Jonathan Papelbon, who decided to throw at Machado when he came up in the ninth. Real bright move when...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Machado homers, gets plunked as O's top fading Nationals

  Manny Machado hit a two-run homer off Max Scherzer with two outs in the seventh inning, then was hit by a Jonathan Papelbon pitch in the ninth causing benches to empty, and the Baltimore Orioles rallied past the Washington Nationals 4-3 on Wednesday night. Steve Pearce had a two-run homer and a double for the Orioles, who moved within four games of the final AL wild card spot...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Early returns on Manny Machado, MLB shortstop

Before this season, Manny Machado was a talented young player who’s remained something less than elite due to injuries and a bat that was closer to average than star. He added offense to his game this season and earned his status as a star-level player. Debuting just a month removed from his 20th birthday back in 2012, Machado combined an above-average bat with amazing defense...
Via Fangraphs
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Manny Machado makes unreal throw from third

Manny Machado has great range and a powerful arm, and he displayed both during Wednesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Angels. Angels first baseman Albert Pujols hit a ball down the third base line, forcing Machado to field it in foul territory. The Orioles star immediately turned and fired toward first base. His throw got to the bag in plenty of time for the out, and for...
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles consider minors an option for Manny Machado

Orioles third baseman Manny Machado made headlines over the weekend when he was thrown out of Sunday’s game against the Oakland A’s for throwing his bat in the direction of A’s third baseman Alberto Callaspo. On Tuesday Machado was suspended five games for the incident. It was the latest hit in a string of bad news for the 21-year-old, and now there is a report that Baltimore...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
June 11, 2014  |  1 Comment

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