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After night of revelry, Nationals scrubs will play hungover Wednesday in Atlanta

The Washington Nationals clinched the National League East on Tuesday night courtesy of a 3-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. As major league ball clubs are wont to do, the Nats celebrated wildly following the team’s division-clinching victory. The notion that teams engage in such demonstrations of revelry despite the fact they […] The post After night of revelry...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jake Arrieta Emerges as an Ace for Chicago Cubs

Jake Arrieta dominated the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday night. The Chicago Cubs hurler threw his first career shutout, surrendering just one hit and one walk while fanning 13 hitters. It was the best performance in what has been an excellent season for the 28 year-old right-hander. Arrieta broke into the major leagues with the Baltimore Orioles in 2010. In parts of four seasons with...
Via Baseball News Source
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Injury Update: Nick Markakis out with sore shoulder

After being hit with a pitch in last night's game, Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis is out of the lineup with a sore shoulder. Brittany Ghiroli is reporting that though he is out of the lineup tonight, he is expected to be back in the lineup by the weekend. Markakis will be back in the lineup after Thursday's off day. He is pretty sore after being hit under shoulder blade...
Via MLB Injury News
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fan heckling Harper in Atlanta ejected by umpire

Umpire Tim Welke heard a foul-mouthed fan heckling Bryce Harper and decided it was time for the man to go. Welke took off his mask, pointed to the fan and ejected him from Turner Field in Atlanta during Tuesday night's game between the Washington Nationals and Braves. Welke told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he saw the fan come down to the backstop and start shouting...
Via AP on Fox
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 151 lineup: 9/17/14

The Yankees will finish their series against the Rays tonight as Derek Jeter says farewell to The Trop. Brandon McCarthy gets the ball against Alex Cobb. First baseman Mark Teixeira is back in the lineup after resting his surgically repaired wrist last night. New York Yankees (76-74) Jacoby Ellsbury DH Derek Jeter SS Brian McCann C Mark Teixeira 1B Chris Young LF Brett Gardner CF...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Angels Injury Update: Matt Shoemaker will miss next start

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker will miss his next scheduled start with a strained oblique, reports Matthew DeFranks of MLB.com:#455506730 / gettyimages.comShoemaker exited Monday's win over the Seattle Mariners in the eighth inning with discomfort in his left side, which an MRI later revealed to be an oblique strain. The injury can be tricky to...
Via Sports Injury Alert
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Orioles’ Adam Jones pies fans in division clinching celebration

For the first time since 1997, the Baltimore Orioles clinched the AL East division title. Sure the team made the wildcard back in 2012, but to win the division is much greater an accomplishment. Being at home made it even more exciting for the Orioles and outfielder Adam Jones proved that. Jones took to the field and went up to fans in the stands and pied a few of them in the face...
Via DC Sports-Kings
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Pirates Live: Rusney Castillo Makes Big League Debut For Boston

The Rusney Castillo era has begun. Castillo, who signed a seven-year, $72.5 million contract last month, officially joined the Boston Red Sox before Wednesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. The Cuban outfielder will bat seventh and play center field in his major league debut. Castillo played in 11 minor league games — five with Triple-A Pawtucket, four with...
Via NESN.com
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Game 152 Lineup: Red Sox vs. Pirates 9/17/14

Here is tonight’s lineup vs. the Pirates (including the major league debut of Rusney Castillo): Red Sox (66-85) Betts 2B Bogaerts SS Cespedes LF Napoli 1B Craig RF Middlebrooks 3B Castillo CF Vazquez C Buchholz SP Game time is at 7:05pm EST.
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Sox Get Shut Out in Loss to Pirates

The Red Sox headed into Pittsburgh to play a series against the Pirates as the season winds down.  The Sox had rookie Anthony Ranaudo on the mound and he kept with his trend of giving up the long ball.  Ranaudo took his 3rd loss of the season while once again another team pitched a shutout against the Sox. The Pirates first got on the scoreboard in the 2nd inning when Ranaudo gave...
Via Fenway West
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Josh Hamilton is not in tonight’s Angels lineup, let the speculation begin

Josh Hamilton was back, now he isn’t. Or maybe he is and he just isn’t playing. Who knows? Here’s tonight’s Angels lineup: Tonight’s #Angels lineup with the clinch in sight. pic.twitter.com/M6NXytau4J — Angels (@Angels) September 17, 2014 The team hasn’t said why Hamilton isn’t playing, opening the door for us all to speculate that maybe his shoulder is acting up...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brewers will exercise their part of $14M option on Aramis Ramirez

The Brewers intend to pick up the $14 million option on Aramis Ramirez's contract, league sources said. Milwaukee has the option of buying out the veteran third baseman Ramirez for $4 million but is pleased with his performance and prefers him back with the team on a $14 million, one-year commitment. However, since Ramirez's option is a mutual option, the player could still...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marlins shut down Giancarlo Stanton for rest of 2014

The Miami Marlins announced Wednesday that two-time All-Star right fielder Giancarlo Stanton is being shut down for the remainder of 2014. Stanton was examined by team doctors in Miami on Tuesday, and it was determined the slugger’s facial injuries need more time to heal. “As soon as the injury happened, the most important thing was obviously his health,” Marlins president...
Via Sports-Glory
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Reds benched all their regulars the day after nearly getting no-hit

The Reds nearly got no-hit by Jake Arrieta last night. They ended up “only” getting one-hit. So how did Reds manager Bryan Price respond? HE BENCHED EVERYONE: #Reds lineup: Negron 6 Santiago 5 Rodriguez 8 Ludwick 7 Lutz 9 Hannahan 3 Elmore 4 Barnhart 2 Corcino 1 — John Fay (@johnfayman) September 17, 2014 Well, pretty close to it, anyway. Ryan Ludwick and Ramon Santiago are...
Via The Outside Corner
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Reds benched all their regulars the day after nearly getting no-hit

The Reds nearly got no-hit by Jake Arrieta last night. They ended up “only” getting one-hit. So how did Reds manager Bryan Price respond? HE BENCHED EVERYONE: #Reds lineup: Negron 6 Santiago 5 Rodriguez 8 Ludwick 7 Lutz 9 Hannahan 3 Elmore 4 Barnhart 2 Corcino 1 — John Fay (@johnfayman) September 17, 2014 Well, pretty close to it, anyway. Ryan Ludwick and Ramon Santiago are...
Via Bloguin Best
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Gameday 152: Phillies vs. Padres

Philadelphia Phillies (69-82) at San Diego Padres (70-80) Starting Pitchers: PHI: Cole Hamels (8-7, 2.51 ERA) vs. SD: Eric Stults (7-16, 4.49)  Time: 10:10, Petco Park TV: CSN Weather: Clear, 77 Media: Twitter and Facebook Note for tonight:  Last night was an ugly offensive showing for both teams. Tonight, Cole Hamels will look for just his ninth win despite the third-best...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ausmus hits shuffle button on Tigers Rotation

Detroit Tigers’ Manager Brad Ausmus announced today that he’s going to use the opportunity of tomorrow’s off day to shuffle the rotation for this weekend’s series when they visit the Kansas City Royals. Kyle Lobstein was supposed to start the series opener on Friday night, but he will be pushed back to Monday’s series opener against the Chicago White Sox. Ausmus will then...
Via The Majors Detroit
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pete Abraham: Red Sox Will Ease Rusney Castillo Into Big-League Role (Video)

Rusney Castillo has the potential to do big things for the Boston Red Sox. For now, though, he’s still a rookie making his Major League debut, and the organization is being careful to treat him as such. Castillo played just 11 games in Boston’s minor league system before being called up Wednesday to start against the Pittsburgh Pirates, and manager John Farrell said recently...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Injury Update: Mark Teixeira returns after resting sore wrist

New York Yankees (76-74) Mark Teixeira returned to the lineup today after resting his wrist yesterday.  The Yankees were unsure when the first baseman would return, but he told manager Joe Girardi that he was able to play today, despite the wrist still being sore.Girardi: Mark Teixeira (wrist) out of lineup, will tell Yankees when he is ready to play again.— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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Melvin on Kazmir’s Rant: ‘He’s Speaking From The Heart’

A day after Scott Kazmir sounded off on his Oakland Athletics teammates, manager Bob Melvin weighed in with his take on the left-hander’s comments. “Well, look, Kaz is an emotional guy. After games a lot of times emotions run high. Sometimes you say some things whether or not you regret them later or not, but he’s speaking from the heart. Following the club’s 6-3 loss on...
Via BaySportsNet
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins closer Glen Perkins going for 'complete look' at pitching arm

The Twins have already been eliminated from postseason contention, so at this point they're just hoping to get through the rest of the season healthy. Unfortunately, closer Glen Perkins will be unavailable on Wednesday night not only because he is dealing with a nagging neck problem, but also because he is having his left arm checked out. Perkins, 31, recently missed about a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tony Gwynn Jr. Gets Emotional Standing Ovation From Padres Fans (Video)

San Diego Padres fans have given their fair share of ovations to a player named Gwynn. On Tuesday night, however, their round of applause took on an extra special meaning. The Philadelphia Phillies traveled to Petco Park for the first time this season on Tuesday, three months to the day after beloved Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn passed away from cancer at the age of 54. The significance...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Braves fan hit in face trying to catch foul ball

This clip from Wednesday night’s Nationals-Braves game at Turner Field is going to make you wince…and then maybe laugh. Ah jeez. I’m laughing. The poor guy had no chance at this foul ball. What’s more embarrassing – the Braves’ play on the field this September, or this fan completely whiffing on catching this foul ball and eating it? But seriously, random Braves fan...
Via The Outside Corner
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout will win AL MVP in his "worst" season

2014 is Mike Trout‘s worst season of his career. Why do I say this? Well there’s a number of reasons.For one, number 27 already has more strikeouts this season than any other season in his career. Trout’s season average is lower than it’s ever been in a full season. His on base percentage is down from last year, and he has less than half of the stolen bases he had in that...
Via In The Neutral Zone
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees’ Brandon McCarthy Throw ‘Immaculate Inning’

This is something you don’t see every day. Recently acquired New York Yankees starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy struck out the side in the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday evening. In the process, the veteran became only the fifth pitcher in the heralded history of the franchise to accomplish this feat on just NINE pitches. Your browser does not support iframes...
Via Sportsnaut
10 hours ago  |  Discuss
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