NL East Headlines

  • 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,...

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  • Phillies Fan Hurt After Being Shot in Face by Phillie Phanatic's Hot Dog Cannon

    A hot dog cannon can be a lot of fun at a baseball game, but sometimes it can be dangerous. Philadelphia Phillies fan Kathy McVay was injured after being hit in the face with a hot dog during Monday night's game against the St...

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  • Herrera happy to change role with contending Nationals

    As compensation for losing his job as a closer, Kelvin Herrera gets to pitch for a contender. Herrera joined the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after being traded from the last-place Kansas City Royals for three minor leaguers. A two-time All-Star, Herrera had 14...

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  • Potential Landing Spots and Trade Packages for Noah Syndergaard

    The New York Mets had the look of a World Series contender when they started the season 11-1. Instead, they've become a prime example of why it's a bad idea to put too much stock into a small sample size...

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  • Report: Kelvin Herrera Traded to Nationals; Royals to Receive 3 Prospects

    The Kansas City Royals announced they have traded closer Kelvin Herrera to the Washington Nationals on Monday. Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB ...

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  • Juan Soto Home Run vs. Yankees in Continued Game Recorded as Pre-MLB Debut Homer

    Washington Nationals rookie Juan Soto pulled off an impressive feat with a pinch-hit home run against the New York Yankees on Monday. Soto hit a two-run shot in the bottom of the sixth inning off Yankees reliever Chad Green...

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  • Nationals Star Bryce Harper Shaves Iconic Beard Amid Slump

    It's the end of an era in the nation's capital after Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper shaved off his trademark beard ahead of Monday's resumption of a suspended game against the New York Yankees ...

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  • Mets Trade Rumors: NY More Open to Moving Noah Syndergaard Than Jacob deGrom

    If teams want to trade for a starting pitcher, they would have a better shot at prying Noah Syndergaard away from the New York Mets than Jacob deGrom...

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  • Meet Juan Soto: The 19-Year-Old MLB Phenom Who Could Replace Bryce Harper

    You can start with the home run, the one that soared over a bullpen at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday. You can start there, because balls don't go to that part of Yankee Stadium very often, especially when they're hit by 19-year-old kids...

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  • Braves no-hit bid ends in 7th after Teheran pulled vs Padres

    The Atlanta Braves' bid for a combined no-hitter has ended as reliever Shane Carle allowed a single to San Diego's Cory Spangenberg with one out in the seventh inning. Starter Julio Teheran was removed after allowing no hits through six innings. He struck out a season-high 11, walked three...

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  • Astros withstand 100-degree heat in winning 10th in row

    A.J. Hinch wiped the sweat from his brow after watching his visiting Astros win their 10th straight game on Saturday, joking that he might get tossed early the next time out to avoid the Kansas City heat. The skipper hasn't been sweating many outcomes lately. Houston's latest solid start came from Dallas Keuchel, who allowed the Royals two unearned runs over six sharp innings. Its latest offense came from Max Stassi and Alex Bregman, who belted three-run...

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  • Marlins Man loses $1.5 million to embezzlement

    Marlins Man got taken deep. A bookkeeper pleaded guilty this week to embezzling $1.5 million from South Florida lawyer Laurence Leavy, who often sits in the best seats at major sporting events nationwide bedecked in his bright orange Miami Marlins visor and jersey. The SunSentinel ...

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  • Anibal Sanchez’s pitching, strange replay lead Braves

    Another strong effort from Anibal Sanchez has the first-place Atlanta Braves facing a sudden surplus of starting pitchers. Sanchez allowed only four hits in seven scoreless innings, Ender Inciarte homered and scored two runs and the Braves, helped by a strange replay ruling, beat the visiting San Diego Padres 4-2 on Thursday night. The Braves (40-28) moved 12 games over .500 for the first time since ending the 2013 season on top of the NL East. They haven't...

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  • Phillies righty Vince Velasquez has a no-hitter through 6

    Phillies right-hander Vince Velasquez has a no-hitter through six innings against the Colorado Rockies. Velasquez has retired 18 of 19 batters he faced. He walked Gerardo Parra in the second inning and picked him off. Velasquez has looked nothing like the pitcher who allowed 10 runs...

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  • Report: Bryce Harper Approached by MLB About Joining 2018 Home Run Derby

    Major League Baseball reportedly hopes to have Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper participate in this year's Home Run Derby during All-Star festivities, according to Jon Heyman of FRS Baseball...

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  • LEADING OFF: Freeman leads Braves, Verlander dominates

    A look at what's happening around the majors today: FANTASTIC FREEMAN Freddie Freeman didn't get down on himself after his 16-game hitting streak ended on June 4. Instead, the Atlanta slugger just picked right back up where left off — extending his latest streak to seven games with a...

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  • Mets’ Noah Syndergaard told to get more rest for his injured finger

    Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard has been prescribed more rest after getting a second opinion on a strained ligament in his right index finger. Manager Mickey Callaway said Syndergaard's finger is "tender to the touch." Syndergaard, 4-1 with a 3.06 ERA and 76 strikeouts in 642/3 innings, is on the disabled list retroactive to May 26. He was examined Tuesday in New York. There is no immediate timetable for his return. The Mets had hoped he could get back this...

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  • Who Will Make King's Ransom Trade Offer for Jacob DeGrom That Mets Can't Refuse?

    In the person of ace right-hander Jacob deGrom, the New York Mets hold a nearly priceless trade chip. Key word: "nearly...

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