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  1. Jimmy Rollins gets benched for not running out a popup

    Aug 30, 2012, 2:54 PM EDT

    Jimmy Rollins

    At least it seems that way. A couple weeks ago, Jimmy Rollins got in hot water with Charlie Manuel over not running out a ground ball.  A few minutes ago, he just got into hot water over lack of hustle again. Although this was a bit different. One out, bottom of the sixth, and the…

  2. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 30, 2012, 5:45 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    Nationals 8, Marlins 4: Bryce Harper hit two homers, bro. Jacob Turner: not really ready for the major leagues yet, bro. Mets 3, Phillies 2: Matt Harvey continues to impress (6.1 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 6K). The Phillies pitcher is listed in the box score is named “Tyler Cloyd.” I’m calling b.s.  That’s a…

  3. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 29, 2012, 6:07 AM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg

    Major League Baseball celebrated Otherwise Good Teams Get Shut Out Night last night. It was quite festive. Marlins 9, Nationals 0: Look, maybe this will start a conversation no one thinks we’d ever have about an ace pitcher on a first place team, but maybe the Nationals should consider shutting Stephen Strasburg down (5 IP,…

  4. Yu Darvish fans 10 Rays in Rangers’ 1-0 victory

    Aug 29, 2012, 1:14 AM EDT

    yu darvish reuters

    Yu Darvish turned in his best start since April on Tuesday, blanking the Rays for seven innings and striking out 10 as the Rangers won 1-0. It was Darvish’s third straight quality start, but also the first time since July 21 that he’s ended a start without allowing at least three runs. Darvish went without…

  5. Scott Hairston to stay with Mets after being claimed

    Aug 27, 2012, 6:44 PM EDT

    Scott Hairston

    CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman says Scott Hairston was claimed on waivers Monday, but that the Mets outfielder won’t be joining a contender for the stretch run. Both FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal and Heyman are reporting that the undisclosed team that claimed Hairston did so to block another team from acquiring him. Heyman says the Dodgers weren’t…

  6. The real loser of the Red Sox-Dodgers trade? The Mets!

    Aug 27, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

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    You know that friend you have who makes everything about them? How, no matter how attenuated their connection to something going on in the world, they filter it through their own experiences?  Yeah, that’s this Joel Sherman column about the Red Sox-Dodgers trade: But in the winner-loser here and now, it is hard to ignore…

  7. Dillon Gee gets “clean bill of health” after angiogram

    Aug 27, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Dillon Gee

    Dillon Gee won’t be pitching again this season, but Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets right-hander got “a clean bill of health” after undergoing an angiogram in St. Louis over the weekend. Gee is six weeks removed from surgery to repair a damaged artery in his shoulder that was 96 percent…

  8. Adrian Gonzalez on why the Boston media didn’t like him

    Aug 27, 2012, 8:22 AM EDT

    adrian gonzalez reuters

    Adrian Gonzalez is really, really happy to be back in California. And he’s comfortable enough there to throw some bombs back in Boston’s direction. Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times reports: As for why the Boston media didn’t take to him, he said, “They didn’t like that I was a calm person. I won’t throw…

  9. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 27, 2012, 5:30 AM EDT

    Cliff Lee

    I looked at the schedule as I sat down to write this and noted that, even including the postponed game, there were only 14 games yesterday. Rays-A’s played Thursday-Saturday, leaving yesterday off to avoid conflicts with the Republican National Convention. Guess you couldn’t expect the RNC to compromise, so … Anyway, it was weird and…

  10. R.A. Dickey notches 16th win as Mets snap six-game losing streak

    Aug 25, 2012, 4:58 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey Getty

    R.A. Dickey is still very much alive in the conversation for the National League Cy Young award. The knuckleballer tossed seven innings of one-run ball this afternoon at Citi Field as part of a 3-1 win over the Astros. The strong performance helped the Mets snap a six-game losing streak. Dickey actually got the Mets…

  11. Now that it’s final, what should we make of the Red Sox-Dodgers mega deal?

    Aug 25, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Seattle Mariners

    I’m still shaking my head at the Dodgers-Red Sox deal, which is now finalized. Among the things that wouldn’t have made sense to me if you told me about them this time yesterday: I’m surprised that the Dodgers — whose owners just paid $2 billion for that team — took on $271 million in financial…

  12. Adrian Beltre hits for the cycle against the Twins

    Aug 24, 2012, 10:21 PM EDT

    Adrian Beltre Getty

    While Matt Harrison‘s no-hit bid was broken up with two outs in the seventh inning tonight against the Twins, the fans at the Ballpark in Arlington still got to witness a little history. Adrian Beltre hit for his second career cycle as part of an 8-0 victory. He had an RBI triple in the bottom…

  13. One and done (for now): the Mets demote Collin McHugh

    Aug 24, 2012, 4:19 PM EDT

    Colorado Rockies v New York Mets

    Unless I’m missing something, there have been three good things for the Mets in the second half: 1. R.A. Dickey continuing to be R.A. Dickey; 2. The emergence of Matt Harvey; and 3. Yesterday’s spiffy debut of Collin McHugh, who tossed seven scoreless against Colorado. Number three will be on hold for a while, unfortunately,…

  14. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 24, 2012, 6:15 AM EDT

    Eight Men Out

    It was a light schedule and my Braves played a late game, so I watched “Eight Men Out” last night. For, like, the 5th or 6th time. And that just made me want to watch “Matewan” again for, um, the 20th time or thereabouts. Maybe tomorrow night. Anyway, damn you John Sayles, damn you. As…

  15. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 23, 2012, 5:30 AM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Texas Rangers

    Rangers 12, Orioles 3: Five years ago last night Texas laid 30 runs on the Orioles. Not so bad last night, but still pretty ugly. Adrian Beltre smacked three dingers and drove in five. Sadly, Tommy Hunter was only allowed to give up a solo homer, two-run homer and a grand slam, falling just short…

  16. Adrian Beltre homers three times in rout of Orioles

    Aug 22, 2012, 11:01 PM EDT

    Adrian Beltre

    Adrian Beltre went yard three times, including twice in a nine-run fourth inning, in the Rangers’ 12-3 defeat of the Orioles on Wednesday. Beltre and Mitch Moreland both knocked in five runs in the game. Moreland had a grand slam as part of the huge fourth inning. It was the first career three-homer game for…

  17. So, Johan Santana’s no-hitter was still worth it, right?

    Aug 22, 2012, 6:25 PM EDT

    Johan Santana

    Never really a workhorse, Johan Santana threw 134 pitches in his no-hitter on June 1, topping his previous career high by nine. Coming back from shoulder surgery, he hadn’t thrown more than 108 pitches in a start this season, as the Mets were being extra cautious with him until the night he had a chance…

  18. Max Scherzer is trying to crash the aces-only party for MLB strikeout leaders

    Aug 22, 2012, 5:20 PM EDT

    Max Scherzer Getty

    Usually the MLB strikeout leader is a big-name, Cy Young-caliber pitcher. In fact, every single MLB strikeout leader during the past 20 years fits that description: Randy Johnson (nine times) Johan Santana (two times) Justin Verlander (two times) Curt Schilling (two times) Jered Weaver Tim Lincecum Jake Peavy Kerry Wood John Smoltz You get the…

  19. Johan Santana is getting shut down for the year

    Aug 22, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

    Johan Santana

    Johan Santana has been getting killed lately. Killed so bad that people have been talking about just shutting him down for the season. While the Mets first instinct was to put him on a pitch count, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that they have decided to simply shut him down instead. Santana has…

  20. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 21, 2012, 6:07 AM EDT

    Jayson Werth, Danny Espinosa, Kurt Suzuki,

    Nationals 5, Braves 4: I suppose you can yell at Dan Uggla for messing up the play with the infield in and a runner on third in the 13th inning which allowed the winning run to score. But perhaps it’s also worth noting that the Braves played perhaps their most important game to date, in…

  21. Johan Santana will make his next start on a pitch count

    Aug 20, 2012, 4:49 PM EDT

    johan santana getty

    Johan Santana is staying in the Mets’ rotation despite getting knocked around for six or more runs in each of his last five starts, but manager Terry Collins will have him on a strict pitch count. Collins declined to reveal the exact number, but told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that Santana will be…

  22. I went to Nationals Park and it was good

    Aug 20, 2012, 9:47 AM EDT

    Washington Nationals Michael Morse celebrates a grand slam home run against the New York Mets in Washington

    I went to D.C. on Friday. The impetus for the trip: my friend, who does business development in the commercial real estate world, was gifted with the use of a luxury suite for the Nats-Mets game. She filled it up with clients and business contacts but, by golly, wouldn’t you know it, she had a…

  23. Report: Kelly Shoppach used Adrian Gonzalez’s phone to set up Red Sox meeting

    Aug 19, 2012, 3:53 PM EDT

    Kelly Shoppach

    Sources told the New York Daily News that former Red Sox catcher Kelly Shoppach, who has since been traded to the Mets, used Adrian Gonzalez’s phone to express the team’s displeasure with Bobby Valentine last month, leading to the meeting that has caused such a stir this week. Three sources suggested to the paper that…

  24. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Aug 18, 2012, 8:50 AM EDT

    Michael Morse Getty

    Last night was a rare Friday night where I was at a baseball game rather than working right here on HardballTalk. It was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up, as I finally had the chance to meet our blogger-in-chief Craig Calcaterra and take in the Mets-Nationals game. Yes, we are allowed out of the basement…

  25. It’s time for the Mets to shut down Johan Santana

    Aug 17, 2012, 9:23 PM EDT

    Johan Santana

    Johan Santana gave up six runs in five innings to the Nationals on Friday, sending him to his fifth straight loss in a 6-4 game. He’s allowed 33 runs in 19 innings that span, taking his season ERA from 2.76 to 4.83. The Mets didn’t want to admit it and trade veterans away before the…

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