MLB News & Notes

Nationals Place Stephen Strasburg On 15-Day DL

An article by posted on June 26, 2016 0 Comments
Nationals Place Stephen Strasburg On 15-Day DL

The Washington Nationals placed star pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 16th, with an upper back strain on Sunday. Strasburg missed two consecutive starts with the back issue and also dislocated two ribs while lifting weights last week. The Mets won’t see Strasburg in their upcoming three-game series with Washington, but […]

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Agony and Ecstasy Unfold as Dodgers Top Nationals in Wild Finish

An article by posted on June 23, 2016 0 Comments
Agony and Ecstasy Unfold as Dodgers Top Nationals in Wild Finish

The look in the dugout said it all. The smiles, the joy, it was all there. And why not… After a pitching duel between two young and talented starting pitchers left the score knotted at 2-2, the Washington Nationals jumped out in front of the Los Angeles Dodgers in beautiful and balmy Chavez Ravine. Let’s […]

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Top Prospect Jameson Taillon to Debut Against the Mets

An article by posted on June 8, 2016 0 Comments
Top Prospect Jameson Taillon to Debut Against the Mets

The Pirates’ Jameson Taillon will be the next top pitching prospect to make his debut against the Mets, matching up against Noah Syndergaard tonight at PNC Park. Pittsburgh announced the move before yesterday’s doubleheader, which made the call-up necessary for the Pirates to avoid using Jon Niese or Juan Nicasio on short rest. Before being […]

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Nats Are Looking For Bullpen Help, Eyeing Chapman and Miller

An article by posted on June 6, 2016 0 Comments
Nats Are Looking For Bullpen Help, Eyeing Chapman and Miller

The Washington Nationals nearly blew a late five run lead against the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday after handing the game to their bullpen. After Felipe Rivero gave up three runs in the 7th to make it 10-8 Nationals, closer Jonathan Papelbon came into the 9th to try and preserve the slim two run lead. Papelbon […]

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Changes To Strike Zone, Intentional Walks Approved By Committee

An article by posted on June 4, 2016 0 Comments
Changes To Strike Zone, Intentional Walks Approved By Committee

The MLB’s competition committee has reportedly agreed to raise the bottom of the strike zone, which could be instated as early as 2017 (ESPN). The current rule states the bottom of the zone is at the “hollow beneath the kneecap,” while the rule change would make it the top of the knee. The committee has […]

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Top Pitching Prospect Julio Urias To Debut Against Mets Tonight

An article by posted on May 27, 2016 0 Comments
Top Pitching Prospect Julio Urias To Debut Against Mets Tonight

After dominating Triple A hitters in the Pacific Coast League with a 1.10 ERA, .780 WHIP and 9.7 K/9 rate, the Dodgers have announced that top prospect Julio Urias will be making his MLB debut against Jacob deGrom and the Mets tonight at Citi Field. But Urias isn’t your typical blue chip prospect. In 2012, […]

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Chopped: Braves Fire Manager Fredi Gonzalez

An article by posted on May 17, 2016 0 Comments
Chopped: Braves Fire Manager Fredi Gonzalez

According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Atlanta Braves have fired manager Fredi Gonzalez this morning. The Braves were mired in one of the worst half-seasons in the franchise’s 140-year history last year, and that was followed by its worst-ever start to a season. They have the worst record in the majors […]

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Jose Reyes Suspended 60 Days For Domestic Violence

An article by posted on May 13, 2016 0 Comments
Jose Reyes Suspended 60 Days For Domestic Violence

UPDATE: MAY 14 After initial reports that Colorado Rockies and ex-Met shortstop Jose Reyes would be handed down a 60-game suspension, Major League Baseball announced on Friday that Reyes would be suspended until May 31st, which would amount to the first 51 games of the season. Reyes, 32, agreed to the punishment and will serve […]

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Mets Ran Into A Buzz Saw, Kershaw Sets MLB Record

An article by posted on May 13, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Ran Into A Buzz Saw, Kershaw Sets MLB Record

The New York Mets offense was held at bay by one of the best pitchers in baseball, Clayton Kershaw on Thursday night. Kershaw tossed a three-hit shutout while racking up 13 strikeouts in the Dodgers 5-0 defeat of the Mets. Last night marked his fifth consecutive start of 10 strikeouts while allowing one walk or […]

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NL East News: Max Scherzer Strikes Out 20 Tigers

An article by posted on May 12, 2016 0 Comments
NL East News: Max Scherzer Strikes Out 20 Tigers

Nationals righty Max Scherzer struck out 20 Tigers wednesday night in D.C. in an epic performance. Here is how the Tigers’ lineup fared individually: Ian Kinsler: 3 Ks J.D. Martinez: 3 Ks Miguel Cabrera: 3 Ks Victor Martinez: 0 Ks Justin Upton: 2 Ks James McCann: 3 Ks Anthony Gose: 3 Ks Jose Iglesias: 1 K […]

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