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The most exciting walk offs of the week (May 13th edition)

Another great week of walk offs is in the book, and we’ve got replays, homers, doubles, and everything else in between. May 6th, Reds vs Red Sox – Grady’s back. The return of Grady Sizemore is finally complete – he’s got a walk off hit with the Red Sox. There wasn’t really much of anything that any of the Reds outfielders could have done with this ball either – it...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s official – Marlins ace Jose Fernandez is broken

#marlins Jose Fernandez does indeed have a tear of the UCL in his rt elbow. TJ surgery looming. 12-14 month recovery the norm. Sad news. — Dan Plesac (@Plesac19) May 13, 2014
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Trout’s hometown is invading Citizens Bank Park tonight

Tuesday night’s Angels-Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia will be a homecoming for Mike Trout, who grew up in nearby Millville. But this isn’t going to be any regular homecoming – approximately 8,000 fans from Millville will be in attendance at the game. That’s nearly 20% the capacity of Citizens Bank Park, and when added to the team’s average attendance...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

When is a team truly out of contention?

On Monday, one day after Mother’s Day, Jon Paul Morosi wrote a eulogy for the 2014 Tampa Bay Rays, wondering if it was time for them to blow up their roster and aim for the future. Amazingly, it was not the earliest 2014 eulogy written for a 2013 playoff team; SB Nation’s Steven Goldman beat him to the punch by ten days in writing off both Pirates and the Indians after ugly months...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Age already catching up with Yankees this season

With no AL East team breaking away from the pack, the New York Yankees and their 19-18 record (as of May 13) are good enough to hold second place in the division. But can a roster made up almost entirely of older veterans hold together over 162 games? Six weeks in, the Yanks are showing their age and you have to wonder if the team might crumble by midseason. During Monday’s 9-7...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Real Tweets from Real People: Jose Fernandez is broken

On Monday, the baseball world heard news that it absolutely did not need to hear – Miami Marlins Jose Fernandez was going on the disabled list with a strained right elbow, and that Tommy John surgery was a reasonable expectation. As a baseball fan, it’s awful. I can’t imagine how the 12 diehard Marlins fans out there – they must still be sitting in a corner rocking back and...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – an awful night for baseball

  To hell with everything that happened on the field on Monday. Jose Fernandez has been placed on the DL and probably needs Tommy John surgery. Everything I know in life is a lie. This sucks. I don’t have anything else to say, aside from “we’ll have more on this today”. Game of the Night: Nationals 6, Diamondbacks 5. This game got ugly quickly for Arizona in the ninth. But...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Fernandez has an injured elbow, and this is why we can’t have nice things

#marlins place Jose Fernandez on DL with right elbow strain — clarkspencer (@clarkspencer) May 12, 2014
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig hit a walk off grand slam with himself in MLB The Show and went crazy

Wouldn’t this be your reaction if you hit a walk off grand slam in a video game? It sure was Puig’s, but I’m sure there’s someone out there who thinks Puig is guilty of showing up his virtual opponent, making a mockery of online gaming, and is a disgrace to everyone who has every owned a PS4.
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Indians are embracing this Brohio thing a little too much

FIRST LOOK: Get your #Brohio bobblehead on 5/31 as the Tribe takes on the Rox! Tix: http://t.co/WFSJzOeQO0 pic.twitter.com/uK3C5WGvbK — Cleveland Indians (@Indians) May 12, 2014 Also on 5/31: Sit with @brohiogov in #Brohio, get a special, limited edition #Brohio tee! Tix: http://t.co/JHW4oKCaZD pic.twitter.com/euZNTSIDr2 — Cleveland Indians (@Indians) May 12, 2014 Plus, check...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The week in MLB replay reviews

Are we getting to a point where challenges are getting…dare I say, being used properly? We might not be there yet, but we’re getting close. May 6th, Giants vs Pirates – the walk off replay. Starling Marte nearly pulled off one of the most exciting finishes we’ve seen all season, but was called out at the plate. But after review, it was revealed that Marte was indeed safe...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Is it December or May at Coors Field?

Whoa. pic.twitter.com/WgkUqbs5Zf — Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 12, 2014
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – Jeckyll and Hyde

The Miami Marlins are one of the most confusing teams in baseball. At Marlins Park, they cannot be stopped – the team is 17-5 at home this year, and they’ve outscored their opponents by 55 runs in those 22 games. On the road, the club is a mess – they’re 3-13 and have been outscored by a mind-numbing 40 runs. This weekend, they lost three out of four to the Padres and were...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlos Gomez dyed his goatee pink for Mother’s Day

Most players wear pink gear on Mother’s Day in support of breast cancer awareness. Apparently the armbands, cleats and bats weren’t enough for Carlos Gomez, though — the Milwaukee centerfielder went above and beyond by dying his goatee pink for Sunday’s game against the Yankees. .@C_Gomez27 took this Mother’s Day thing to the next level: Pink goatee. pic.twitter.com/eyoGjxTgXL...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – a tight race

  We all kind of expected that the AL West would be a meat grinder this season. And here on Mother’s Day, it’s just about lived up to the hype. After a slow start, the Mariners are clicking in all cylinders and have surpassed the Angels and Rangers to claim second place in the division behind the A’s, who are still cruising right along and have the second best playoff odds...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Broken thumb knocks out Giants’ Belt, likely for 6 weeks

The San Francisco Giants have arguably been one of 2014′s early-season surprises, leading the NL West by two games and holding a 4.5-game margin over the division favorite Dodgers. A big reason for the Giants’ success has been their offense. San Francisco has scored 150 runs going into Saturday’s (May 10) play, the third-best total in the NL. The team’s +27 run differential...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – so close

Yu Darvish came so close to another no-hitter on Friday night. He didn’t allow a hit through 8 2/3 innings, but David Ortiz punched a hit through Texas’ shift to end Darvish’s bid at history. Darvish was perfect through 6 2/3 innings, but a controversial error call on right fielder Alex Rios broke that up. With two outs in the seventh inning, Ortiz hit a routine pop-up into...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: The longest homers of the week

We have no new entrants into our top five longest homers of the year this week, but one player showed up on the list for the third time. The other four players haven’t made appearances yet this season – until now. 1. Justin Upton vs. Tyler Lyons, 457 feet (May 6th) This homer isn’t a cheapy – it nearly clears the walkway behind the massive sea of blue seats in the Turner...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – in the tank

  The Philadelphia Phillies are on the struggle bus. At 15-18, they’re last in the National League East, only the Astros, Padres, and Diamondbacks have a worse run differential than their -31. Their offense has been pitiful as of late, scoring just 12 runs in their last five games, with eight of those 12 runs coming in two innings. Their pitching staff has also been just shy of...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Two Marlins minor leaguers get in bar fight, one breaks jaw

Everything was going so well for the Miami Marlins that something had to go wrong, right? Well, here it is. According to Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald. Marlins reliever Chris Hatcher got into a bar fight with fellow reliever Sam Dyson in Nashville, breaking Dyson’s jaw and knocking him out of action for six weeks. Hatcher is a 29-year old who has a 7.22 ERA in 33 2/3 career...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

A fan painted O.co Coliseum during the Mariners-Athletics doubleheader

So, what can someone do at the ballpark when your team has a single admission doubleheader? How about sit in the outfield and paint a picture of the stadium? That’e exactly what this fan did during the Mariners-Athletics doubleheader on Wednesday, and the results were pretty great. That’s a gorgeous representation of the park, and the fact that she did it while sitting in the...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The best defensive plays for the week ending May 7th

May 1st, Rays vs Red Sox – Cesar Ramos goes behind the back. This is a slick play from Ramos – his glove was just in the right place at the right time. Sometimes, it’s better to be lucky than good. May 1st, Brewers vs Reds – GoGo robs Votto *again*. For the second straight year, Carlos Gomez has robbed Joey Votto of a homer. I think we’re almost getting jaded with Gomez...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

A Dustin Pedroia foul ball broke a Fenway Park ad banner

During Wednesday night’s Red-Red Sox game, Dustin Pedroia fouled back a ball from Mike Leake…and managed to smash a hole in one of the banner ads behind home plate at Fenway Park. That’s something you don’t see every day…
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

On the dominance of Sonny Gray

The Oakland Athletics have quietly stormed out of the gate this season, currently leading the American League West in pursuit of their third consecutive division title. While that has yet to result in any real postseason success, the recent emergence of the Oakland ballclub has led to plenty of positive exposure for rising ace Sonny Gray. Gray saw a handful of starts toward the...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

This is one of the wildest baseball games ever

You see all kinds of crazy stuff in Minor League Baseball. But what happened on Wednesday night in Burlington, Iowa may take the cake. This was one of the wildest baseball games ever, and only 558 people were at Community Field to see it. The Burlington Bees (Angels affiliate) hosted the Clinton Lumber Kings (Mariners affiliate) last night, and Burlington immediately went on the...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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