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While You Were Drinking 2015 Game 47 (SD at LAA)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (22-25) shutout the Los Angeles California Anaheim Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (23-23), 4-0 in 10 innings, last night at Angel Stadium. Odrisamer Despaigne (2-3, 5.23) pitched six shutout innings to start the game...
Via Padres Public
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Astros prospect Carlos Correa homers off of a building

Houston Astros minor league shortstop Carlos Correa is arguably the best prospect in Minor League Baseball. On Tuesday night, Correa did something pretty ridiculous – he hit a long homer for the Fresno Grizzlies that left the stadium and hit a building across the street from the park. The Astros have the best record in the American League, and a guy that can do *this* is coming...
Via The Outside Corner
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Astros prospect Carlos Correa homers off of a building

Houston Astros minor league shortstop Carlos Correa is arguably the best prospect in Minor League Baseball. On Tuesday night, Correa did something pretty ridiculous – he hit a long homer for the Fresno Grizzlies that left the stadium and hit a building across the street from the park. The Astros have the best record in the American League, and a guy that can do *this* is coming...
Via Bloguin Best
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Miguel Cabrera tries Little League fake…fails

Late Tuesday night, Miguel Cabrera tried that will work in dozens (hundreds?) of Little League games across the country this summer. Too bad for Miggy, A’s outfielder Billy Burns graduated from Little League about 15 years ago. Per usual, Miggy was able to laugh it off and even gave the dugout a bow for their response. http://itsalwayssunnyindetroit.com/wp-content/uploads/2015...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Juan Uribe to be traded to Braves in a bizarre deal for a bizarre day

Juan Uribe was traded to the Braves in a deal involving Alberto Callaspo yesterday morning. Then he wasn’t because Callaspo said he loved playing for the Braves. Then it wasn’t ever going to get revived and Uribe was giving the press damage control quotes before the game started. Then Callaspo changed his mind about the whole thing and the terms of the trade ended up finalized...
Via Dodgers Digest
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–1985 Edition: May 27

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Royals’ World Series title, Pine Tar Press presents a day-by-day look at the 1985 season. Check Pine Tar Press every day for a new edition of This Date In Royals History. The Royals picked up their sixth straight win, as Willie Wilson and Lonnie Smith ran wild […]
Via Pine Tar Press
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Grinders are helping the Colorado Rockies

Baseball is a funny game. Mired in a 10-game losing streak, Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss was taken to the hospital where he underwent an appendectomy on May 13. That same night, scheduled starting pitcher Jordan Lyles lasted just one inning before a lined ball off of his hand sent him to the clubhouse for an early night. After Christian Bergman pitched the game of his young...
Via Mile High Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Gomez on tiff with Bumgarner: 'He's not my dad'

During Tuesday night’s Giants-Brewers game at Miller Park, Milwaukee outfielder Carlos Gomez wasn’t pleased with fouling off a pitch from Madison Bumgarner, and swore at himself. Bumgarner then threw an inside fastball to Gomez and both players had a staredown before Gomez flew out to end the inning. Gomez then talked about the incident after the game, and explained just...
Via The Outside Corner
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: What happened to the offense?

As of today, the Chicago Cubs are in the midst of losing 5 of their last 9 games. During this 10 day stretch, the Cubs have been struggling to manufacture runs and have experienced a serious drop-off. In the last 9 games, the Cubs are only averaging 3.22 runs/game about 1 run less than their season average of 4.2 runs/game. Statistically speaking, there has been dramatic hitting...
Via isportsweb.com
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indians players shave heads to support teammate Mike Aviles’ daughter (pic)

Members of the Cleveland Indians have shaved their heads to show support for infielder Mike Aviles and his ailing daughter. Four-year-old Adriana Aviles was diagnosed with leukemia in early May and Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis indicated it’s the least the team could do to demonstrate to the Aviles family that his teammates are thinking...Read More The post Indians players...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matt Holliday: The Leaderboard Lifer

Matt Holliday reached base for the 42nd straight game to start the season. Only Albert Pujols has equaled that feat to start a season for the Cardinals. And he stands only 11 off the modern baseball record: Games on base to start year (since 1914): 99 Jeter – 53 96 F. Thomas – 52 96 McGwire – 48 84 A. Davis – 47 23 Heilmann – 44 15 Holliday – 42 — Tim Trokey (@tim_trokey...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Gomez on Madison Bumgarner’s stare-down: ‘He’s not my dad’ (vid)

Carlos Gomez and Madison Bumgarner shared a tense moment during a third-inning at-bat in Tuesday’s game, one that Gomez didn’t take too kindly to, expressing as much after the game. After the Milwaukee Brewers outfielder fouled off a fastball on an 0-1 count from the San Francisco Giants ace, he yelled at himself in frustration....Read More The post Carlos Gomez on Madison Bumgarner’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Prospect To Debut Tomorrow

The newest member of the White Sox is rookie starting pitcher Chris Beck. The 2012 second-round draft pick out of Georgia Southern University will make his Major League debut on Thursday, starting the second game of a double-header in Baltimore. Beck is currently the No. 12 prospect in the Sox organization. He’s started eight games at Triple-A Charlotte this season, going 3...
Via Sports Mockery
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rays release reliever Grant Balfour again

For the second time this season the Tampa Bay Rays have released relief pitcher Grant Balfour. The 37-year-old Balfour asked for and was given his release from Triple-A Durham on Wednesday. Balfour was released by the Rays in April after allowing three runs in 4 1/3 innings of work despite the team still owing him $7 million. Balfour opted to return to the Rays almost two weeks...
Via Tireball.com
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gerrit Cole looks to lead Pirates to sweep of Marlins

Here’s a good rule of thumb: if you’re on a five-game winning streak and the sixth game is started by Gerrit Cole and Brad Hand, then a five-game winning streak won’t be good enough. I didn’t get a chance to talk about Cole’s last start against the Mets much, so let me take some time to do it now. Look at this log of Cole’s pitch speed from the start: By my count, there...
Via WHYGAVS?
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Are the Texas Rangers contenders or pretenders?

If you had been running the Rangers in a video game, you probably would have started the season over again following the March and early April they endured this year. The injuries that occurred in rapid succession would make even the most ambitious GM sweat. Unfortunately for first-year manager Jeff Banister, there was no reset button and they were stuck starting the season with...
Via The Outside Corner
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Baseball Strategy: May 27, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com Welcome to another day of baseball here at The Fantasy Fix. Below I’ll be discussing the entirety of today’s slate with brief analysis on the pitching situation as well as the best teams and players to stack with. Because I am diving into the entirety of the slate, and not just the early or late, the analysis on both of the slates will be a tad...
Via The Fantasy Fix
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Flores Not Mets’ Biggest Flaw

Critics of the Mets, and there are many, are missing the point when it comes to Wilmer Flores. I just read somewhere of a list of the Mets’ biggest flaws, and of course, Flores is right up there as they point to his errors. FLORES: Comes through in clutch. (AP) Unquestionably, Flores is a flawed player, but who isn’t? He’s in the lineup for his bat, plain and simple. That’s...
Via New York Mets Report
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Are the Texas Rangers contenders or pretenders?

If you had been running the Rangers in a video game, you probably would have started the season over again following the March and early April they endured this year. The injuries that occurred in rapid succession would make even the most ambitious GM sweat. Unfortunately for first-year manager Jeff Banister, there was no reset button and they were stuck starting the season with...
Via Bloguin Best
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ramblings: Free Jedd Gyorko

Today we’re going to discuss Bud Black in great detahahahahahahahaha no we’re not. Let’s ramble: Jedd Gyorko needs to be playing every day. I can’t believe this is even a discussion. The offense has been absolute dog **** this month, and Gyorko, who’s hitting .277/.358/.489 with a 178 OPS+ in May, can’t get regular at-bats because of trash baseball player Will Middlebrooks...
Via Padres Public
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda is Turning Into a Legitimate All-Star First Basemen

Lucas Duda #21 of the New York Mets hits a home run scoring teammate Daniel Murphy #28 in the eighth inning against the Houston Astros at Citi Field. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Last season Lucas Duda made a name for himself by putting up 30 homeruns and driving in 95 RBIs. He proved to the Mets that they made the right decision in choosing him over Ike Davis for their...
Via The Sports Journal
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Astros prospect Carlos Correa hits HR out of stadium (Video)

Houston Astros minor league prospect Carlos Correa hit a gigantic home run out of the stadium for the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies during Tuesday's game against the Memphis Redbirds. Correa's HR traveled 424 feet and left Chukchansi Park, landing on a building across the street. The 20-year-old Correa is quickly climbing the ranks after spending the first of the season in Double-A...
Via Holdout Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ubaldo Jimenez Dials up the Past

I understand the phrase “playing with house money.” I’ve used it myself a fair amount of times. So as I’m about to suggest the Baltimore Orioles are playing with house money regarding the current Ubaldo Jimenez, I stop. Quite literally they are playing with their own. They have been since February 2014 when they signed him to a four-year contract totaling $50 million. ...
Via The Sports Post
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Prospect Pulse: Preston Tucker Demands Your Attention

After just 15 games with the Houston Astros, young left fielder Preston Tucker is turning some heads in the fantasy universe. Many of you haven’t heard of Tucker since his prospect status was practically nonexistent heading into this year. As a four-year college player for the Florida Gators this Tampa native played well enough to garner being selected by the Astros with the first...
Via Baseball Professor
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indians support Aviles, ailing daughter by shaving heads

  The Cleveland Indians all shaved their heads recently, but it wasn’t simply to start a new team-wide trend.   Cleveland utility man Mike Aviles’ 4-year-old daughter, Adriana, was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this month, so his teammates decided to chop off their locks to support her. Second baseman Jason Kipnis told The Plain Dealer it started with just...
Via NESN.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss
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