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Home runs are just so….blah.
Nelson Cruz and Edwin Encarnacion can hit the ball a long way. We get it. Isn’t it time for the other baseball skills to have their day during the All-Star week festivities?
If there was going to be an MLB skills competition, here’s some of the events we’d like to see featured, and some of the players we’d like to see included:
Pitching accuracy, throwing...Read more »
No hitter was able to make contact against Shane Greene during his major league debut, on April 24 against the Red Sox.
Of course, Greene didn't give them much of a chance. Or himself.
He appeared out of the Yankees' bullpen and in just 0.1 innings walked three and struck out one. All three of his walks came around to score and Greene was sent packing, back to Triple-A.
Joe Girardi...Read more »
1. NOAH SYNDERGAARD, RHP, Las Vegas 51s (AAA): 5.70 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, 74 K, 23 BBAGE: 21 | DRAFTED: 1st round (2010)“Thor” has had a rough experience in AAA. His last five starts: 19 innings, 32 hits, 22 earned runs.
2. BRANDON NIMMO, CF, Binghamton Mets (AA): .302 BA, .430 OBP, .444 SLG, 6 HRAGE: 21 | DRAFTED: 1st round (2011)Has a hit in eight of his last 10 games as he adjusts to a recent...Read more »
1. ROB REFSNYDER, 2B, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA): .340 BA, .408 OBP, .551 SLG, 10 HR
AGE: 23 | DRAFTED: 5th round (2012)
Has a .512 OBP in his last 10 games and has baseball buzzing about a possible call-up.
2. LUIS SEVERINO, RHP, Tampa Yankees (A+): 2.56 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 90 K, 19 BB
AGE: 20 | DRAFTED: Signed out of the Dominican Republic
Has allowed two hits in 12...Read more »
CC Sabathia will likely not pitch again this season, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said, due to the right knee issue that has limited him to eight starts with the Yankees this year.
When asked if Sabathia may not return during the 2014 season, Joe Girardi told reporters before Friday’s game against Minnesota, “That’s probably fair to say.”
Girardi admitted there was some concern that,...Read more »
Alfredo Aceves has been suspended 50 games for a second positive test for a drug of abuse, Major League Baseball announced Thursday afternoon.
Aceves had a 6.52 ERA in 10 relief appearances with the Yankees this season. He has a 3.83 ERA in seven seasons with the Yankees and Red Sox.
MLB did not announce what drug Aceves tested positive for but the Joint Drug Agreement lists the following...Read more »
1. STEVEN MATZ, LHP (Ward Melville, ’09) – Binghamton Mets (Mets Double-A): 2.64 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 66 K, 23 BB
Matz had a rough Double-A debut, allowing five earned runs and seven hits in 5.2 innings. 2. NICK TROPEANO, RHP (SBU, ’11) – Oklahoma City RedHawks (Astros Triple-A): 2.28 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, 72 K, 22 BB
Tropeano has a 1.95 ERA in his last 10 starts. 3. SEAN NOLIN, LHP,...Read more »
Several top prospects from the Mets and Yankees will finally set foot on a major league field for game action on July 13.
So what if the game doesn’t count?
Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard and catcher Kevin Plawecki and Yankees first baseman Peter O’Brien and pitcher Luis Severino were selected Tuesday to the rosters of the 2014 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will be played at Target...Read more »
A New York baseball team sent out an embarrassingly bad tweet.
And it wasn't the Mets.
The Yankees, trying to push Derek Jeter's All-Star candidacy in his final season, tweeted the following on Monday morning:
Text a friend "If you haven't voted Jeter yet, we aren't friends anymore. http://t.co/R0rXyRpL3v" #VoteJeter— New York Yankees (@Yankees) June 23, 2014
It's bad enough...Read more »
Former slugger Darryl Strawberry was in debt and hooked on drugs when something finally woke him up: His girlfriend said they couldn't have sex anymore because they weren't living right.
Strawberry recounts in a Real Sports clip how that bombshell caused him to hit the road and, ultimately, the books -- in this case, The Good Book, the Bible.
Watch the clip as "Straw" and his wife talk...Read more »