NL East News and Rumors
Along with distancing himself from the nagging ailments that hampered him over the past two months, Julio Teheran fueled the five-run third inning that soured Edwin Jackson's homecoming and propelled the Braves to a 7-3 win over the Padres on Tuesday ni…Share Tweet
Injuries aside, things continue to look up for MetsShare Tweet
Grandy homers twice as Lugo, Mets cruise over MarlinsMLB.com 4 hours agoFor most of the season's second half, the Mets' trademark starting pitching has flagged and, in some cases, faltered. Matt Harvey is done for the season. Steven Matz may be, as well. Jacob deGrom recently skipped a start due to poor performance. Noah Sy…Share TweetMax Scherzer overmatched the Phillies for eight dominant innings, striking out 11 to lead the Nationals to a 3-2 victory. It was Washington's eighth consecutive victory over Philadelphia; the Nationals have won 13 of their last 15 games at Citizens Bank…Share Tweet
Pence returns after hamstring flareupMLB.com 5 hours agoHunter Pence's right hamstring continued to tighten during the Giants' 4-0 win against the Dodgers last Thursday. No stranger to issues involving that muscle, Pence wisely exited the game, missed San Francisco's three-game series against the Braves and …Share TweetThe slugging Mets outfielder received a stuffed toy dragon from a fan when he returned from the disabled list. Since then, he’s been on a tear.Share TweetThe Mets have scratched Steven Matz from his scheduled start Thursday against the Marlins, manager Terry Collins said. Matz experienced irritation in his shoulder throwing over the weekend, and does not feel well enough to pitch.Share TweetOne of the last healthy players standing from the Mets' Opening Day lineup, Neil Walker has officially joined the ranks of the seriously injured. Walker continues to deal with back stiffness that, on Tuesday, Mets manager Terry Collins called symptomati…Share Tweet
Vizcaino lands on DL with shoulder inflammationLess than two weeks after returning to the Braves' bullpen from an oblique strain, Arodys Vizcaino landed on the disabled list again on Tuesday, this time with right shoulder inflammation.Share Tweet
Conley could return from DL in three weeksAfter seeing a specialist in New York on Monday, Adam Conley was cleared to start his throwing program. On Tuesday in Miami, the Marlins' left-hander played catch for the first time since he went on the disabled list with a bruised hand on Aug. 14.Share TweetTanner Roark won't fly under the radar the way he's pitching.Share Tweet
Mets Enter a Crucial Homestand Hobbled, if Still Hopefulnytimes.com Aug 29 (yesterday)The Mets are two and a half games shy of a wild-card spot, but persistent injuries and a slumping new acquisition are making the hunt more difficult.Share Tweet
Ichiro passes Boggs on all-time hits listA couple of hits on Monday night moved Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki up MLB's all-time hits list. Ichiro had a single and double against the Mets at Citi Field, giving him 3,011 in his career to pass Wade Boggs for 27th place all time.Share Tweet
All signs positive for Stras after bullpen sessionStephen Strasburg threw a bullpen session at Citizens Bank Park prior to Monday night's game against the Phillies, one week after he was placed on the disabled list with soreness in his right elbow.Share Tweet
Former player Carone fighting cancer with BPShortly after Rick Carone was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer in 2013, Adam LaRoche, then a member of the Nationals, knew his friend needed some sort of inspiration.Share Tweet
Nationals promote Taylor, option GiolitoWashington recalled speedster Michael Taylor from Triple-A on Monday, giving them another blazing outfield option to go along with Trea Turner and Ben Revere.Share Tweet
Latos reportedly will be called up by Nats this weekMat Latos is staying in the Nationals organization and will be back in the Majors in September. The veteran right-hander, who signed a Minor League deal in June that included an opt-out clause if he was not in the Majors by Monday, will not exercise tha…Share Tweet
Giancarlo Stanton: Face Of The National LeagueMar 17Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton's season was cut short after taking a pitch to the side of the face in September. Stanton steps back to the plate, unfazed -- with a new $325 million contract and a specially designed face shield.
Gee, Wheeler React To TJ Surgery NewsMar 17placeholder
Mets Fall To Red SoxMar 16Matt Harvey allowed three hits over four scoreless innings for his second strong start following elbow surgery, but the Mets lost to the Red Sox 4-3.
Matt Harvey Day, Part 2Mar 11Adam Rubin delivers Wednesday news from Mets camp, including Matt Harvey's second Grapefruit League outing and Dillon Gee getting acclimated to a relief role.