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Pirates Injury Update: Andrew McCuthen exits with rib discomfort

Pirates centerfielder Andrew McCutchen, the reigning NL MVP,  was removed from Tuesday's 5-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the sixth inning due to left rib discomfort (video here and below). The outfielder exited two innings after making a spectacular catch, according to Tom Singer of MLB.com. McCutchen was replaced by Starling Marte in center with Jose Tabata comng...
Via MLB Injury News
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mike Napoli crushes home run into upper deck

Mike Napoli nearly sent a baseball back across the border Tuesday. Napoli absolutely pulverized a three-run homer in the 11th inning of the Boston Red Sox’s 11-7 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The blast, which landed in the fifth deck, traveled an estimated 452 feet. Napoli’s home run is only the 17th ever hit into the fifth deck at Rogers Centre, according...
Via NESN.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Andrew McCutchen: ‘I’m not 100 percent, and I realize that’

Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen left the team’s 5-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals with left rib discomfort. McCutchen left Tuesday’s game in the sixth inning because his ribs were feeling “just sore” and to “take a little break” that will allow him to return for Wednesday’s finale against the Cardinals. “The plan is to play [Wednesday],”...
Via Sports-Glory
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fan at Astros game has terrible first pitch

One lucky Astros fan was invited to throw out the first pitch before Tuesday night's Athletics-Astros game. And after watching her fail as badly as 50 Cent did, the team may want to consider vetting their choices next time...
Via The Sports Daily
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bumgarner dominates as Rockies lose

an Francisco 3, Colorado 0 When: 10:15 PM ET, Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Where: AT&T Park, San Francisco, California Temperature: 65° Umpires: Home – Cory Blaser, 1B – Jim Joyce, 2B – Marvin Hudson, 3B – Doug Eddings Attendance: 41050 By SportsDirect Inc. Giants 3, Rockies 0: Madison Bumgarner retired the first 21 batters he faced en route to a one-hit shutout and Buster...
Via Mile High Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Extend GM Jack Zduriencik to a Multi Year Extension

The Seattle Mariners, currently sitting at a very respectable record of 72-59, and leading the race for the 2nd AL wild card have seen enough to commit to GM Jack Zduriencik for the foreseeable future. They make this decision in spite of a pedestrian 431-510 record Zduriencik has compiled over his 6 years as General […]
Via On-Base Talk
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers: Turn down for what?

Los Angeles is the city of stars. From Kobe Bryant to Clayton Kershaw, Hollywood Blvd. to a night at the Griffith Observatory, stars can be seen on a nightly basis in LA. However, a lesser known utility infielder may be the MVP of the Los Angeles Dodgers so far this season. Nobody made a huge deal when the Dodgers signed Justin Turner, who still has arbitration years left and cannot...
Via isportsweb.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yadier Molina to begin rehab assignment Wednesday

Yadier Molina took a round of batting practice on Tuesday night at Double-A Springfield and has been cleared to catch five or six innings there Wednesday in his first minor league rehab game. This according to Kary Booher of the Springfield News-Leader. “My thumb feels great,” Molina told Booher after his on-field workout, which included catching a bullpen session and then signing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Ned Yost rips Royals fans for poor attendance at games

The Kansas City Royals are sitting atop the American League Central and, barring a collapse, are poised to make the playoffs for the first time since the won the World Series in 1985. Yet, for some reason, manager Ned Yost is not happy. “I know there’s different things you can do. But there’s a real need for our fans to be a part of this. We had a great crowd last night, and...
Via Hall of Very Good
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Alderson On Mets Staying Put In Las Vegas

With the Rochester Red Wings officially renewing their agreement with the Minnesota Twins in the International League, the Mets are officially stuck with Las Vegas as their Triple-A affiliate through the 2016 season. “We’ve been happy in Las Vegas,” Sandy Alderson said Tuesday afternoon. “Some of the distance issues and so forth notwithstanding, we really have had a good...
Via Mets Merized Online
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mad-Bum Beats Ski Bums

Madison Bumgarner threw a near-perfect game vs. the Rockies, ending with a one hitter and 13 Ks. Tim Lincecum was the first one to congratulate him, saying, "I'll see you in the bullpen in two months." Then Lincecum laughed, a hallow, empty laughter and his eyes glazed with what appeared to be tears. Yesterday, Bum was so impressive that even Gattis said, "I...
Via Razzball
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Gavin Floyd won't throw for at least six more weeks

The Atlanta Braves entered a series against the New York Mets on Tuesday seven and half games behind the Washington Nationals in the National League East. At 26th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, the Braves have relied on a pitching staff that is 5th in ERA. There is some bad news regarding injured starting pitcher Gavin Floyd, who will need at least another six weeks before...
Via MLB Injury News
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball Daily Fix: August 27th

Welcome to another edition of the daily fix. This week represents the last week of what we might call normal baseball. After August 31st, rosters will expand to as many as forty and trades will no longer happen for most contenders. More importantly for most of you, football season will commence and many fans will shift their attention almost completely to baseball. That means it...
Via The Fantasy Fix
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Jonny Venters shut down again with elbow discomfort

The Atlanta Braves are in good position in the National League wild card race with a little more than a month remaining, but they are in danger of falling out of the race in the National League East. One aspect of the team keeping them afloat is a pitching staff which is fifth in the league in ERA. There is some bad news on the injury front, as Jonny Venters, who has been battling...
Via MLB Injury News
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Astros fan spikes first pitch into the ground (Video)

A Houston Astros fan botched the ceremonial first pitch before Tuesday night's game at Minute Maid Park by spiking the ball into the ground. It wasn't planned, but was more a matter of releasing the ball too late in her throwing motion. She probably could have used a little more practice.Astros mascot Orbit hung his head in disappointment, but gave the fan a reassuring...
Via Holdout Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tom Hamilton tells Zach Walters to “FORGET ABOUT THE BUNT!”

Listening to Tom Hamilton call Zach Walters’ go-ahead two-run homer was fun. This Vine doesn’t have the whole call, but it’s still pretty awesome to hear Hamilton scream “FORGET ABOUT THE BUNT!” Walters failed to sacrifice Lonnie Chisenhall to third base twice and found himself in a full count. Tom Hamilton tells the rest. The Indians won it in ten innings 8-6.
Via Waiting For Next Year
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton Trade Isn’t Only Offseason Move Red Sox Should Pursue

Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is the big fish. He’s not the only fish. Reeling in Stanton this offseason admittedly would be the best-case scenario for the Red Sox, almost regardless of the package they’d be forced to assemble. He’s young (turning 25 in November). He’s under team control through 2016. And he’s that good. But if Boston really wants to avoid...
Via NESN.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minor league manager goes nuts, leaves shoes at home plate

Gotta love these minor league managers… They sure think of creative ways to voice their displeasure with an Ump’s call. The latest is Tommy Thompson, manager for The Winston-Salem Dash, a Class A affiliate of the White Sox. Thompson was so heated that he took his shoes off and left them at home plate during the team’s final home game. I’m not quite sure what it’s supposed...
Via Low Brow Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Astros Fan Tops 50 Cent, Miss Texas For Year’s Worst First Pitch (Video)

Stop the fight. We have a winner. The 2014 Major League Baseball season has seen the full gamut of terrible, horrible, no good, very bad ceremonial first pitches, but the one tossed out Tuesday by one “lucky” Houston Astros fan takes the cake. Your browser does not support iframes. That was more of a slam dunk/volleyball spike, and its never a good sign when the ball hits the...
Via NESN.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Shawn Kelley's stupid 'Seabiscuit' good luck charm worked against Sox, not Tigers

Shawn Kelley debuted a horse head mask during pregame stretches last week and the Yankees went on a 5 game winning stretch.“When I see those things, randomly in a crowd, it makes me laugh,” Kelley told Yahoo! Sports. “So I figured I’ll do that, and it’ll make everyone laugh in the clubhouse.“And then we went on a winning streak.”“Kelley’s undefeated with the horse...
Via Bob's Blitz
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cute Houston Astros Fan Threw out the 1st Pitch Last Night, Needed Pine Tar ...

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Via Bob's Blitz
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Astros fan spikes terrible first pitch (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Is it just me, or has this been one of the worst years for ceremonial first pitches that Major League Baseball has ever seen? A Houston Astros fan may have topped them all on Tuesday night. As you can see, the young lady spiked the ball directly into the […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pirates top Cardinals, 5-2, on Davis' homer; Alvarez, McCutchen hurt

Ike Davis understands why he has lost playing time to Pedro Alvarez. “Petey hit something like five home runs in two days,” Davis said with a smile. “He deserves to play. You can't really argue with that.” In a tense eighth inning Tuesday, Davis made a case that maybe he has earned another look. He smacked a pinch-hit, three-run, homer that lifted the Pirates to a 5...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Colby Rasmus, Enigma

The Toronto Blue Jays season is a two-part story. What began as a pleasant surprise quickly descended into a lucid, waking nightmare. Two Blue Jays’ outfielders heading into free agency embody each of those characteristics. While Melky Cabrera is putting together a brilliant platform season before heading to free-agency, Colby Rasmus seems to have spent all […]
Via Fangraphs
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carter’s three-run blast caps Astros’ comeback

Chris Carter’s a relatively emotionless slugger, a trait that can bring him at times some undue criticism, suggestions he might not care. A slow exit from the batter’s box in the eighth inning was deserved flare Tuesday night. He crushed a 439-foot, go-ahead homer to left field as far as Minute Maid Park’s enclosed roof would allow in a 4-2 Astros win over the A’s. If anything...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 hours ago  |  Discuss
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