Sep 10, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
He’s the first player with zero runs and zero RBI in a game with five or more hits since Adam Kennedy in August of 2009.
Sep 10, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT
Specifically: bringing in the walls in right-center.
Sep 10, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
Last season Yusmeiro Petit missed throwing a perfect game by one batter. Last month he set the all-time record for consecutive batters retired with 46. And last night he threw an 84-pitch complete game.
Sep 10, 2014, 9:44 AM EDT
And basically says that no one cares about records anymore. Which is the sort of thing a lot of 60-somethings like to say.
Sep 10, 2014, 9:16 AM EDT
An out on the basepaths killed a Royals would-be rally.
Sep 10, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT
Wally Backman has been an important part of the Mets organization. Which is a bit of a problem for the people who like to sell the idea that the Mets are blackballing him.
Sep 10, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT
We’re still, apparently, in The Land of Murky when it comes to plays at the plate.
Sep 10, 2014, 6:50 AM EDT
Yusmeiro Petit was a study in efficiency as the Giants solidified their hold on the top wild card slot in the National League and pulled to within two and a half of the Dodgers.
Sep 9, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT
From Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times comes word that Rays left-hander Matt Moore played catch Monday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery back in April. Moore made around 25 throws from a distance of 50 feet, and Topkin says the 25-year-old had a “big smile on his face” after the successful workout.
Sep 9, 2014, 10:15 PM EDT
The Mets will be without their seven-time All-Star the rest of the way.
Sep 9, 2014, 9:32 PM EDT
Josh Hamilton is missing a fifth straight game Tuesday due to discomfort in the back of his right shoulder and his lack of progress with the injury is beginning to worry Angels manager Mike Scioscia.
Sep 9, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT
Watch as Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong tracks down this Billy Hamilton lopper into shallow right-center field to save a run in the bottom of the fourth inning Tuesday night in Cincinnati …
Sep 9, 2014, 7:59 PM EDT
Drew Smyly has been ace-like for the Rays since they acquired him from the Tigers in the three-team David Price trade, boasting a 1.70 ERA and 0.755 WHIP in 47 2/3 frames. But this is Smyly’s first year as a full-time starter and he had already logged 105 1/3 innings for Detroit at the time of the July 31 swap, so Tampa Bay will shut him down early.
Sep 9, 2014, 7:14 PM EDT
As if the free-falling Brewers needed any more bad news …
Sep 9, 2014, 6:22 PM EDT
Pirates super-utilityman Josh Harrison rolled his left ankle Saturday at Wrigley Field after pivoting awkwardly to make a throw following an impressive over-the-shoulder catch. But all is well now …
Sep 9, 2014, 5:31 PM EDT
And I somehow get emotional about this.
Sep 9, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT
Pedroia has hit a career-low .278 with seven homers and a career-worst .712 OPS in 135 games after posting an OPS above .780 in each of his first seven full seasons.
Sep 9, 2014, 4:26 PM EDT
Just last week David Wright was saying his season-long shoulder problems finally felt improved and he had a few good games in a row, but now the Mets third baseman is again out of the lineup for tonight’s game.
Sep 9, 2014, 4:10 PM EDT
Gardner is having arguably the best season of his career, hitting .269 with a career-high 16 homers and a career-high .784 OPS in 133 games.
Sep 9, 2014, 3:56 PM EDT
He’s not yet up to the same number of simulated games as real games this year, but it’s getting close.
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