| Jul 13, 2014
| 4:00 PM
It's supposed to be fun, and entertaining.
Gather some of Major League Baseball's most feared sluggers, surround them with All-Star teammates egging them on, pump up the volume on the stadium music, and tell the participants to hammer the ball as long...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:48 AM
Is Mike Trout or Yasiel Puig the most popular ballplayer in Southern California?
Neither, at least based on jersey sales in the first half of the season. Clayton Kershaw beats them both -- and ranks third in Major League Baseball, behind Derek Jeter...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:27 AM
Anthony Rizzo's rising popularity is showing up not only in Final Vote ballots for the All-Star Game, but also in jersey sales.
The Cubs first baseman ranks 15th on Major League Baseball's list of jersey sales since opening day.
Heading into his...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 9:03 AM
Hector Santiago will start for the Angels on Sunday night with a chance to win back the rotation spot he lost in early May, when he was demoted to the bullpen and then to triple-A Salt Lake, and to swing a bat for only the third time in his career....
| Jun 21, 2014
| 2:04 PM
Former Old Dominion pitcher Ryan Yarbrough and well-traveled lefty reliever Clay Rapada are new to the list this week.
But speaking of ODU, can you believe how ineffective Justin Verlander has been lately? Neither can we.
Player, Level, Team, Org.,...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 3:44 PM
MIAMI For all the talk about being sent to the bullpen, the Miami Marlins made a case for why the New York Mets should leave Jacob deGrom as a starter.
deGrom, who was winless with a 7.80 earned run average this month, became the latest hurler to...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 7:31 PM
NEW YORK — Curtis Granderson tripled home the tying run and scored on Wilmer Flores' sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth as New York snapped Colorado's four-game winning streak.
Travis d'Arnaud led off the ninth with a double to left off...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 8:05 PM
Mets 2, Rockies 0: Rookie Jacob deGrom struck out nine in a career-high eight scoreless innings as New York extended Colorado's miseries on the road.
DeGrom (8-6) scattered three hits and retired the final 14 batters he faced to improve to 7-1 over his...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 7:48 PM
MIAMI – The Marlins this season have encountered spells in which they've been unable to close out hitters or close out innings. During their current rut, they've struggled to close out series.
For the fourth time in as many series Wednesday, the...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 7:58 PM
CINCINNATI -- Curtis Granderson, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores, Dilson Herrera, and Lucas Duda each homered, and third baseman David Wright tied a career-high with four hits, lifting the New York Mets to a 14-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in the...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 2:12 PM
By Jerry Beach, The Sports Xchange
NEW YORK – Catasauqua High School graduate Anthony Recker hit a tie-breaking three-run homer in the sixth inning Sunday to lead the New York Mets to a 6-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field.