Greinke Vs. Gibson: Why Zack’s Understated, Yet Historically Stingy Summer Would Make Bob Proud

Tuesday night, Zack Greinke turned in a spectacularly great outing, both in timing and effect. His 7.1 innings of five hit, one run baseball carried his Los Angeles Dodgers over their hated divisional rivals in the San Francisco Giants to stretch the distance in their divisional lead to a more comfortable 5.5 games. Greinke’s performance also pulled them to within a game of a...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indians to promote Giovanni Soto, Michael Martinez from minors

As we roll into the month of September, MLB teams gradually are activating more and more players to their roster space. Throughout the season, teams were constricted to only activating 25 players (26 on doubleheaders). But now, they can utilize all 40 of their MLB-signed players. Roster moves also can happen around the fringes to give a few intriguing minor league names a September...
Via Waiting For Next Year
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Bullpen Implodes in Loss to Seattle Mariners

HOUSTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 02: Logan Morrison #20 of the Seattle Mariners trots around the bases after his three-run home run in the ninth inning of their game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on September 2, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)t Kamir, Taij The Houston Astros bullpen has been a huge part of their success this season as they...
Via The Sports Journal
22 hours 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
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Has Yoenis Cespeds passed Justin Upton as the premier free agent OF?

Earlier today, we had a comment left on the site suggesting that if the Mets don’t re-sign Yoenis Cespedes, that they turn to Justin Upton as an offensive replacement. While Cespedes is likely helping his chances to earn a big contract with his play since arriving in New York, it’s hard to make that same case for Upton in his new digs. Has Cespedes surpassed Upton as the most...
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Series Recap: Astros take a series off; Let M’s win one

Your Seattle Mariners limped into Houston on Monday morning, riding a 61-70 record on the season. The prior series against the White Sox had gone well, but now they were in for a tougher test. Luckily the rosters expanded on Monday to 40, so the M’s were able to make a few call-ups to bolster their bullpen and outfield. They wound up giving Houston a bit more than they were expecting...
Via Seattle Side Up!
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers call up top prospect Corey Seager

The Los Angeles Dodgers are already in first place in the National League West and they’re about to get even better. On Thursday they decided to call up super-prospect Corey Seager. The 21-year-old Seager is listed as a shortstop, but at 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds, most evaluators feel he’s going to outgrow the position and move to third base. Seager was almost universally hailed...
Via Rumors and Rants
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw and his chance at 300 strikeouts

Talk to any player in baseball and that player will tell you the most important thing is winning. That player will tell you he doesn’t care if he goes 0-for-4 if his team still wins the game. That isn’t always all true, but winning tends to be the priority, and at least in the moment, players don’t care so much about the numbers. It’s one of the many differences between baseball...
Via Fangraphs
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

An MMO Original: Why The 2015 Mets Are Not The 2007 Mets

Most of the time if I read some posts or blurbs I disagree with on other sites, I simply shake my head, laugh a little, and then forget about it. But every now and then you come across something that is so confounding and so counter to everything you believe in that you are forced […]
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Friends of PTP Scouting Report – Kyle Zimmer

Report via Josh Payton @josh_payton I was excited to watch last night’s game (September 2nd, 2015) between the Tulsa Drillers and The Naturals primarily because Kyle Zimmer was the starting pitcher. Prior to last night, I had witnessed Kyle Zimmer pitch in Tulsa and NW Arkansas on three separate occasions (July 10th, August 2nd and […]
Via Pine Tar Press
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Sonny Gray's AL Cy Young push

With the worst record in the American League, it is clear there is only one reason to continue watching the A’s in September. Oakland Athletics’ ace Sonny Gray will need to dominate the final month in order to pass Dallas Keuchel and finish ahead of David Price for the AL Cy Young award. Sonny Gray In a season that has been marred by a terrible defense and an unreliable...
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Milwaukee Brewers: AA Biloxi well-represented in Southern League awards

The AA Biloxi Shuckers have been arguably the best aspect of Milwaukee Brewers baseball in 2015. With a managerial change, dealing some of the top players in the organization at the Trade Deadline, and clinging onto a fourth place spot in the National League Central, the Crew has built our frustration to a level unseen since the early 2000s over the past five months. However, in...
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Curt Schilling suspended by ESPN for rest of MLB season

ESPN announced today that baseball analyst Curt Schilling has been suspended for the rest of their MLB coverage this season.  That suspension includes the rest of the regular season and ESPN’s broadcast of a Wild Card playoff game. Schilling was reportedly scheduled to return to the airwaves for Sunday Night Baseball this week after his tweeting of a Muslim-Nazi meme led...
Via Awful Announcing
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bonds congratulates Brady on Deflategate decision

From one cheater to another, Barry Bonds had a message for Tom Brady hours after the court decision was announced overturning the QB’s four-game suspension for Deflategate. Congratulations to #TomBrady on today's decision. Best of luck this season, Tom. — Barry L Bonds (@BarryBonds) September 3, 2015   Is this a matter of cheaters uniting or MVPs supporting MVPs in their...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets' Murphy has 'mild' quadriceps strain, listed as day-to-day

New York Mets Daniel Murphy has been diagnosed with a mild strain of the left quadriceps.Murphy was examined Thursday and listed as day-to-day after he was forced to leave Wednesday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies. He suffered an injury to the same quad in June and wound up missing 3 1/2 weeks.With the Mets holding a 6 1/2-game lead over the Washington Nationals atop the...
Via Fox Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

ESPN pulls Curt Schilling off TV for rest of season

ESPN is really laying down the law with Curt Schilling. The network announced in a statement Thursday that it will be pulling the analyst from all TV coverage for the rest of the season. “At all times during the course of their engagement with us, our commentators are directly linked to ESPN and are the face of our brand. We are a sports media company. Curt’s actions have not...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Injuries Might Give Conforto More Playing Time

When it comes to rookie outfielder Michael Conforto, the Mets plan to choose the path of least of resistance and will continue their platoon system in left field. But, these are the Mets, so expect obstacles. “We’ve brought people in here that hit lefties, that have a career record of hitting lefties,” manager Terry Collins said. “And right now that’s what we’ve been...
Via New York Mets Report
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reading Fightin' Phils clinch Eastern League eastern division title

The Phillies AA affiliate, the Reading Fightin' Phils figured to be a top contender this season, with big-name prospects such as J.P. Crawford, Ben Lively, and Zach Eflin. Then the Phillies added some new prospects acquired in trades this July such as Nick Williams and Jake Thompson. The parts all...
Via Philliedelphia
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

At least they don’t have to go back

The Miller Park struggles are still real, and they are still spectacular. Nothing particularly weird or crazy about this one…just your typical frustration in Milwaukee…and really badly timed, as the Pirates limp in to St Louis with their first four game losing streak since May. It’s probably fair to say that they need a sweep to stay in the hunt, and right now it’s a lot...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres rally for 10-7 win over Dodgers

SAN DIEGO (AP) Jedd Gyorko hit a two-run homer and Yangervis Solarte had four hits to lead the San Diego Padres to a 10-7 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series. With San Diego trailing 7-6 entering the eighth inning, Jim Johnson (2-6) walked leadoff hitter Justin Upton before Gyorko followed with 11th homer. The win snapped a...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

CarGo continues to impress as Chris Rusin throws another shutout in Colorado Rockies win

  It was a night where Colorado Rockies fans could only pretend that the results mattered. The Rockies took on the San Francisco Giants in a September 3rd game and pitched brilliantly while the offense did what it was designed to do. The defending World Champions didn’t stand a chance as the Rockies crushed three home runs in the 11-3 victory. The only problem is that the win...
Via BSN Denver
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres 10, Dodgers 7: Bullpen Implodes, Ruins Corey Seager’s Debut

The Dodgers imploded against the Padres and the umpiring crew in a 10-7 loss. Fortunately then, the Giants got drubbed by the Rockies, 11-3, thus keeping the division lead at 6.5 games. Mat Latos threw batting practice in his four innings, surrendering four runs on eight hits. I figured his acquisition would assist the Dodgers, not because Mike Bolsinger was bad, but because it would...
Via Dodgers Digest
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

White Sox-Royals Preview

Kris Medlen has cashed in on his chance in the Kansas City Royals' starting rotation, while John Danks can't buy a win for the Chicago White Sox. Kansas City looks to ride its red-hot offense to a sixth straight victory over the visiting White Sox in Friday night's series opener. Medlen (3-0, 3.51 ERA) has filled in for the ineffective Jeremy Guthrie to pick up wins in his first...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' top prospect Seager shines in debut

SAN DIEGO — Jedd Gyorko hit a two-run homer and Yangervis Solarte had four hits to lead the San Diego Padres to a 10-7 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series. Corey Seager had two hits, drove in two runs, and scored twice in his major league debut for the Dodgers, who promoted Seager from Triple-A before the game. With San Diego...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Royals vs. Chicago White Sox, September 4-6

We’ve now reached the point in the season where disappointing teams have probably taken their last gasp and are just playing out the string. That’s what’s true of the Chicago White Sox who come to Kansas City to take on the Royals this weekend. There was so much hope for a White Sox team that […]
Via Pine Tar Press
9 hours ago  |  Discuss
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