3:43 PM EDT, Fri September 17, 2021
Lookout Landing 13 mins ago
Don’t Pitch to Salvy: Mariners at Royals Series Preview

Don’t Pitch to Salvy: Mariners at Royals Series Preview

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports The Mariners head to Kansas City with their playoff hopes hanging by a thread. After three straight series losses and a crushing pair of losses to the Red Sox, the Mariners playoff hopes are all but gone. Technically, they’re only four games behind Boston for the second Wild Card spot, but they’d have to leapfrog two other teams to even think about challenging for that last postseason slot. They head into their final road trip of the season needing a miracle to stay relevant in the playoff picture. The Royals will be the Mariners...
Stott and Cabrera named Paul Owens Award winners

Stott and Cabrera named Paul Owens Award winners

Infielder Bryson Stott and right-hander pitcher Jean Cabrera were recognized by the Phillies on Thursday as recipients of the Paul Owens Award, given annually to the top minor league player and pitcher in the organization.  Stott, 23, enters today with the third-highest batting average among qualifying Double-A Northeast hitters this season. He's batting .294 with 26 doubles, two triples, 15 home runs, 46 RBI, 64 runs, 55 walks, nine stolen bases, a .381 on-base percentage, and a .493 slugging percentage in 100 combined games this season between high-A Jersey Shore (22 G) and double-A...
NESN.com 26 mins ago

Red Sox’s Kyle Schwarber Offers Good Explanation For Offensive Approach

Remember when Kyle Schwarber was a catcher? Maybe you do. Maybe you don’t. But he certainly does, because the Boston Red Sox slugger recently explained to WEEI’s Rob Bradford that his time as a backstop played a role in his offensive development. “I kind of always had a sense for the plate. I think a […] The post Red Sox’s Kyle Schwarber Offers Good Explanation For Offensive Approach appeared first on NESN.com.
Pinstripe Alley 43 mins ago
Yankees Mailbag: Andrew Heaney, the catching pipeline, and the playoff race

Yankees Mailbag: Andrew Heaney, the catching pipeline, and the playoff race

Photo by Rich Schultz/ The mailbag addresses concerns across the board this week. Good afternoon everyone, let’s open up the mailbag for more of your Yankees questions. Remember to send in your questions for our weekly call by e-mail to pinstripealleyblog [at] gmail [dot] com. Pistol23 asks: Andrew Heaney doesn’t seem to have a well defined role currently, while it seems that there are several options in AA/AAA that would be better, including Warren and Marinaccio, and possibly Wesneski. Are the Yankees not DFAing Heaney because they have plans for him beyond this...
Bleed Cubbie Blue 43 mins ago
On The Horizon: Cubs vs. Brewers series preview

On The Horizon: Cubs vs. Brewers series preview

Photo by Jason Miller/ The Brewers are on the verge of clinching the NL Central. Can the Cubs stop them? (Hint: Probably not.) The Brewers have a very good chance to clinch the NL Central title during this series. Entering today’s action their magic number is 5. So that’s fun, right? (No, it’s not, not for the Cubs, anyway.) For more on the Brewers, here’s Kyle Lesniewski, manager of our SB Nation Brewers site Brew Crew Ball: Their struggles against the AL Central notwithstanding, the Brewers are very close to clinching their own divisional crown. The second...
Lookout Landing 1 hour ago
FanPost Friday: Belief Check’s Last Ride & 2023 All-Star Game Speculation!

FanPost Friday: Belief Check’s Last Ride & 2023 All-Star Game Speculation!

“i’m tellin’ you, ‘gar, the turtle was this big!” | Photo by Abbie Parr/MLB Photos via Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?!?! Welp, that last home stand did not go as we all hoped. Is it over? Not statistically! Is it probably over? Well, yes. A 12-4 record over the final 16 games would probably clinch a playoff spot, or even a slightly worse record depending how the other Wild Card teams play. But, at no point this season have these Seattle Mariners shown that they are a team who can tear off a 12-4 streak at any given moment. No, that would...
Fish Stripes 1 hour ago
Marlins vs. Pirates: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—September 17, 2021

Marlins vs. Pirates: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—September 17, 2021

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Elieser Hernandez and Wil Crowe will start Friday’s Marlins vs. Pirates game at LoanDepot Park. Full lineups and game notes in here. Welcome to Friday’s Marlins (62-84, -41 RD) vs. Pirates (54-92, -208 RD) game thread. This begins Miami’s second-to-last homestand of the 2021 season. During every Marlins game, join in on the Fish Picks prop bets fun. They give you something to focus on even with the team out of World Series contention. Please use this link! Picks are only valid if submitted to us prior to first pitch. The Fish Picks...
Blog Red Machine 1 hour ago

Reds vs. Dodgers: Pitching preview, prediction, and more

The Reds return home as they welcome an excellent Dodgers squad to town. Let’s give the Cincinnati Reds (76-71) some credit. They’re nothing if not consistent these days. Unfortunately, Cincinnati returns to Great American Ball Park for their final homestand of the 2021 season following a devastating seventh consecutive series defeat; the latest to the […] Reds vs. Dodgers: Pitching preview, prediction, and more - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - Cincinnati Reds News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Climbing Tal's Hill 1 hour ago

Astros: Tyler Ivey returns to mound for first time since his debut

On Friday, the Houston Astros sent right-handed pitcher Tyler Ivey on a rehab assignment to the FCL Astros. The 25-year-old told Climbing Tal’s Hill that he was anticipating a late-season return to baseball close to a month ago. Now, Ivey will return to live action for the first time since his major-league debut on May […] Astros: Tyler Ivey returns to mound for first time since his debut - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
DodgerBlue.com 1 hour ago
Dodgers News: David Price Wanted Tony Gonsolin, Julio Urias & Dustin May To Establish Themselves

Dodgers News: David Price Wanted Tony Gonsolin, Julio Urias & Dustin May To Establish Themselves

After opting out of the 2020 MLB season due to concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, David Price...
South Side Sox 1 hour ago
Eloy Jiménez’s Odd Slump

Eloy Jiménez’s Odd Slump

Looking for that next gear for the White Sox offense? When Eloy Jiménez hits his stride, watch out. | Jonathan Daniel/ Looking for the White Sox offense to get back in gear? If the young slugger gets back up to speed and shakes off some bad luck, watch out. Ah, the peaks and valleys of baseball. The Chicago White Sox are quite familiar with the treacherous nature of this process. Despite holding a more than comfortable lead in the American League Central throughout most of the season, they’ve seen their fair share of individual ups and downs. As is usually the...
AZ Snake Pit 1 hour ago
Diamondbacks Late Inning Bullpen Meltdowns

Diamondbacks Late Inning Bullpen Meltdowns

Photo by Norm Hall/ When every button you have to push is the self destruct button and you can’t disconnect the phone We’ve all talked about the bullpen issues for the Diamondbacks ad nauseam. Most of us intuitively know that the relievers have been the main culprits in contributing to late inning losses, or close games turning into blowouts. The hitting and defense have played a role too. But I wanted to highlight some simple to understand stats that really show pretty clearly just how horribly relievers have performed when they were needed most. Here is how I...
The Crawfish Boxes 1 hour ago
2021 Series Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks @ Houston Astros

2021 Series Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks @ Houston Astros

Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports The Astros (86-60) return home for a quick weekend series against the bottom feeding Diamondbacks (47-99, 5th in AL West) Quick Notes The Diamondbacks come to Houston tied for worst record in the majors during a season that is best left forgotten by the Arizona faithful. They’ve only managed to win 4 series since the All Star Break, which is the same amount of series that they have been swept in. They did manage a series win against Seattle just last weekend though, so thanks to them for that. The Snakes have managed a to notch some...
FOX Sports 2 hours ago
JaVale & Pamela McGee explain how Flint was a thriving Black community before the water crisis I Club Shay Shay

JaVale & Pamela McGee explain how Flint was a thriving Black community before the water crisis I Club Shay Shay

JaVale McGee and Pamela McGee joined Club Shay Shay told Shannon Sharpe how different Flint, Michigan was before the water crisis. 'Flint was a thriving Black community before the water crisis.'
Call to the Pen 2 hours ago

Los Angeles Angels: Shohei Ohtani running out of steam

At this point, it is clear that Shohei Ohtani is the frontrunner for the AL MVP award. The Los Angeles Angels star is doing something that has not been seen in major league history, proving to be a dominant force with the bat while being an ace on the mound. He has captivated the minds […] Los Angeles Angels: Shohei Ohtani running out of steam - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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    Clay Holmes

    Yankees may regret the one pitch that got away in brutal loss to Orioles

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