Baseball Headlines

  • Arenado homers, drives in 5 as Rockies beat Mets, 6-4

    Nolan Arenado should have no trouble getting to sleep now. Arenado homered for the third straight game and drove in five runs to lead the Colorado Rockies to a 6-4 victory over the New York Mets on Thursday. After hitting .171 while the Rockies lost eight of 10 over the last two weeks,...

    ABC News
  • A Mets killer and rally killers add up to more frustration

    DENVER — Steven Matz got on a roll Thursday afternoon, but unfortunately for the Mets, that was only after he nearly became toast. The left-hander, like many of his teammates, will have nightmares about Nolan Arenado, the All-Star third baseman who tormented the Mets throughout the series and particularly in the finale. Matz allowed five...

    New York Post
  • Judge, Andujar HR, Yankees top Mariners 4-3 for 3-game sweep

    Aaron Boone bristles at the notion his New York Yankees are all or nothing, built entirely on home runs. "I think it's a silly argument," the manager said. "That does bother me, actually." Maybe, but it's sure a quick way to light up the scoreboard. Aaron Judge and Miguel Andujar...

    ABC News
  • Marlins' Straily suspended 5 games, Mattingly for 1 game

    Miami pitcher Dan Straily has been suspended for five games for intentionally throwing a pitch at San Francisco's Buster Posey while warnings were in place for both teams. Major League Baseball also suspended Marlins manager Don Mattingly for one game Thursday and fined Straily and...

    ABC News
  • Adrian Beltre Trade Rumors: Phillies Interested in Rangers Veteran 3B

    The Philadelphia Phillies look to be buyers at the trade deadline and they reportedly have their eye on Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre , according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network...

    Bleacher Report
  • Porcello allows 1 hit through 7; Red Sox beat Twins 9-2

    Rick Porcello allowed one hit in seven innings, Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi homered, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 9-2 Thursday to avoid a series sweep. Xander Bogaerts had two RBIs for the Red Sox, who had a season-high 16 hits, and finished 6-4 on a road trip...

    ABC News
  • Pitching showdown goes bust as Yankees hammer Mariners ace

    Luis Severino was far from his best Thursday — and it didn’t matter, even against Seattle ace lefty James Paxton. The Yankees got to Paxton for four runs in the bottom of the first and then held on for a 4-3 win to close out a homestand in The Bronx and complete a three-game sweep...

    New York Post
  • Baseball mascot shoots hot dog at woman's face at Philadelphia Phillies game

    "It just came so fast," Kathy McVay said after being struck by a hot dog wrapped in duct tape.

    www.independent.co.uk
  • Yankees are putting Clint Frazier to the test

    Clint Frazier got the start in center for the Yankees on Thursday, his first game there in the majors. Despite the lack of experience, manager Aaron Boone was confident Frazier was up to the task. “I’m looking forward to it,” Boone said of Frazier in center. Boone decided to rest the red-hot Aaron Hicks and...

    New York Post
  • The dark past behind the most dangerous mascot in sports

    The Phillie Phanatic is armed, dangerous and known to have an affinity for violence. The most-sued mascot in history, according to a 2002 Cardozo Law Review article, has returned to the police blotter, shooting Kathy McVay, a fan sitting behind home plate, with a hot dog gun Monday. His allegedly well-intentioned bazooka blast “hit me like...

    New York Post
  • Phanatic launches hot dog into Phillies fan's face

    A Philadelphia Phillies fan hit in the face with a hot dog launched into the stands by the Phillie Phanatic said she has no beef with the mascot or the team. Kathy McVay told WPVI-TV in Philadelphia that she isn't planning any legal action after suffering facial injuries at Monday night's Phillies game. McVay was seated behind home plate when the mascot used his customary hot dog launcher to fire frankfurters into the stands. Nursing a shoulder injury that will require surgery, she was unable to...

    WPLG
  • Minor League Baseball team owner to move club to Colorado

    PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - A Minor League Baseball team is moving to Colorado from Utah.The Pueblo Chieftain reports the owner of Utah's Orem Owlz announced...

    Mail Online
  • Philadelphia Phillies fan injured by flying hot dog launched by Phanatic

    Hot dog fired into crowd injures supporter at Phillies gameFan doesn’t plan legal action after diagnosis of hematomaIt was a flying frankfurter and not a foul ball that left a baseball fan with a black eye in Philadelphia. Kathy McVay says she was at Monday night’s Phillies game when the team’s mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, rolled out his hot dog launcher. McVay was sitting near home plate and, she says, all of a sudden a hot dog wrapped in duct tape struck her in the face. Continue reading...

    the Guardian
  • Giancarlo Stanton on Walk-Off HR vs. Mariners: 'That's What You Always Want'

    The New York Yankees acquired outfielder Giancarlo Stanton in a trade with the Miami Marlins in December, but he truly became a Yankee on Wednesday night when he hit a walk-off home ...

    Bleacher Report
  • Phillies fan injured by flying hot dog launched by Phanatic

    It was a flying frankfurter and not a foul ball that left a baseball fan with a black eye in Philadelphia. Kathy McVay says she was at Monday night's Phillies game when the team's mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, rolled out his hot dog launcher. McVay was sitting near home plate and, she says,...

    ABC News
  • Who Was Moe Berg? A Spy, a Big-League Catcher and an Enigma

    Paul Rudd plays Berg in a new film. But for all his research, he could never get a clear picture of this World War II hero, intellectual and athlete.

    www.nytimes.com
  • LEADING OFF: Pair of aces pitching in Bronx, Wacha gets MRI

    A look at what's happening around the majors today: BIG ARMS IN THE BRONX With slugger Giancarlo Stanton heating up at the plate, the major league-leading Yankees (49-22) go for a three-game sweep of visiting Seattle. Luis Severino (10-2, 2.09 ERA) pitches for New York against lefty...

    ABC News
  • Brett Gardner not ready to return quite yet

    Brett Gardner’s injured right knee kept him out of the lineup again Wednesday. The outfielder hasn’t played since Saturday because of inflammation in the knee and after expressing optimism he would be back against right-hander Felix Hernandez, Gardner sat instead. Gardner’s absence was felt early, as Clint Frazier, starting in his place, struck out twice...

    New York Post
  • ‘Young Rivera’ hits a speed bump in second Yankees start

    After drawing comparisons to Mariano Rivera from Rays manager Kevin Cash following his MLB debut, Jonathan Loaisiga wasn’t as sharp Wednesday, throwing 84 pitches in 3 ²/₃ innings. “I felt like when he got ahead, when he tried to put guys away, probably pitches that down in Double-A, maybe guys swing at, but I think...

    New York Post
  • Noah Syndergaard shocked how long he has been out

    DENVER — Noah Syndergaard was mildly surprised to learn that Friday will mark one month since he last pitched for the Mets. “Jesus, has it been that long?” the right-hander said Wednesday before the Mets’ 10-8 loss to the Rockies at Coors Field. “It seems like it has been a while, but it still seems...

    New York Post
  • Emerging reliever the unsung hero in Yankees’ comeback

    It felt like a “ho-hum, go down in defeat,” kind of game, Aaron Boone said. It felt like a Wednesday night no one would have a reason to remember. The Mariners led 5-0, and were still up, 5-2, when Jonathan Holder took the mound in the sixth inning. But by the time the reliever finished...

    New York Post
  • Jay Bruce’s injury situation comes into greater focus

    DENVER — Jay Bruce’s soreness that landed him on the disabled list has at least some rudimentary explanation. An MRI exam on Wednesday revealed the Mets outfielder has a “strain” in his hip, according to manager Mickey Callaway, and a course of treatment is under discussion. “There is definitely something in there that showed up...

    New York Post
  • Mets can learn plenty of lessons from this ugly defeat

    DENVER — The follies. When Mickey Callaway was asked about pitching at Coors Field he offered: “You tell your pitchers don’t worry about what happens here and you move on. You come in here and you battle all you can and you forget about it. Because you can’t let what happens here put you in...

    New York Post
  • Giancarlo Stanton can now call the Yankees his home

    Is there a more arrogant phrase in the entire sports universe than “true Yankees moment?” To be fair, though? You sure as heck know it when you witness one. Welcome to the club, Giancarlo Stanton. With his booming, walk-off, two-run, ninth-inning homer Wednesday night, the first-year Yankee removed the shackles of his predictably challenging transition...

    New York Post