NL East News and Rumors
Bryce Harper Mad He Flied Out, Actually Hits Home Run
deadspin.com Updated 1 hour ago
Bryce Harper is on such a tear right now—with a .467 on-base percentage and .734 slugging percentage—that the Nationals outfielder’s flyouts turn into home runs, like the one he hit Tuesday night against the Cubs. Or, maybe Harper was angry that he didn…Share Tweet
Take a look around the league with Big League Stew's daily wrap up. We'll hit on all of the biggest moments from the day that you may have missed, while providing highlights, photos and interesting stats. It's been a long day for Los Angeles Dodgers inf…Share Tweetor everyone saying there's something wrong with Clayton Kershaw, the reigning NL MVP and Cy Young Award winner proved he can still be dominant in Tuesday night's 8-0 win over the Braves.Share TweetMLB.com 10 hours agoJosh Donaldson's game-ending homer capped a monster evening for the Blue Jays and highlighted a wild Tuesday night of walk-offs in baseball, with the Cubs' Addison Russell, the Mets' Wilmer Flores and the Reds' Skip Schumaker making it a season-high fou…Share TweetMLB.com 10 hours agoJon Lester and Max Scherzer were the top two free-agent pitching acquisitions this past offseason, and they will meet on the mound on Wednesday afternoon as the Cubs and Nationals complete a three-game series at Wrigley Field.Share Tweet
Mets 5, Phillies 4: Mets Bounce Back After Bullpen Mars Jacob deGrom’s Strong Startnytimes.com 12 hours agoThe Mets squandered a three-run lead in the eighth but tied the score again in the bottom of the inning, and Wilmer Flores delivered a game-ending single in the 10th.Share Tweet
Flores Delivers Again, Mets Beat Phillies 5-4 in 10 Inningsnytimes.com 13 hours agoWilmer Flores singled home the winning run with two outs in the 10th inning for his second huge hit in two days, giving the New York Mets a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.Share Tweet
Russell Double Gives Cubs 3-2 Win Over Nationalsnytimes.com 14 hours agoAddison Russell hit a game-ending RBI double in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the surging Washington Nationals 3-2 on Tuesday night.Share Tweet
Russell delivers game-winner to beat NatsMLB.com 14 hours agoAddison Russell's walk-off hit in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Cubs to a 2-1 win over the Nationals on Tuesday night.Share TweetJeff Locke worked into the sixth inning in his first win in more than a month, and the Pittsburgh Pirates dropped the reeling Miami Marlins 5-1 on Tuesday night.Share TweetEmbattled general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. apologized Tuesday to Philadelphia Phillies fans for saying they "don't understand the game" and the "process" that goes into constructing a team.Share Tweet
Marlins tweak staff; Harris new 3B coachMLB.com 17 hours agoThe Marlins announced before Tuesday's game against the Pirates that former third-base coach Brett Butler has been reassigned, with Lenny Harris taking over in that role.Share Tweet
Fish fried: Marlins continue shake-up as third base coach gets reassignedyahoo.com 17 hours agoIt's been quite the month for the Miami Marlins. After firing manager Mike Redmond in order to hire general manager Dan Jennings in that role, things have started to spiral out of control. The club hasn't played particularly well under its new leader, a…Share Tweet
The Phillies' GM Is Sick Of All These Fans Who Just "Bitch And Complain"deadspin.com 21 hours agoPhillies GM Ruben Amaro has constructed a team that has put together back-to-back 73-win seasons, and with the club’s current record sitting at 19-28, it doesn’t look like things are going to get better this year. And yet, Amaro would really like for al…Share Tweet
Storytime With Vin Scully: Jonny Gomes Vs. A Wolfdeadspin.com 22 hours agoPlease enjoy this video from yesterday’s Braves-Dodgers game: Vin Scully, the official narrator of summer, tells the tale of the time a young Jonny Gomes saw his life flash before his eyes when he was tackled by a wolf. I don’t want to ruin the ending, …Share Tweet
With Just One Retweet, You'll Help A Pathetic Team Give Something Awaydeadspin.com 22 hours agoThe Mets have approximately 356,000 followers on Twitter. Today, they asked 5,000 accounts—who, according to the fine print, must follow them—to retweet their tweet in order for them to give away an autographed Bartolo Colon jersey.Read more...Share Tweet
In Nats, Cubs catch glimpse of own futureMLB.com May 26 (yesterday)Monday was a special day for baseball fans, especially those in Chicago. Despite a 2-1 loss to the Nationals, it marked the first Memorial Day game at Wrigley Field since 2009 that the ballpark was a gathering place for fans looking toward the summer wi…Share Tweet
Mets, David Wright, seeking help for back injury in Californianydailynews.com May 26 (yesterday)So David Wright flew to California with a bad back not so much to get a another medical opinion as get physical therapy?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.
Devalue ThisMay 26In part because NFL news is never-ending, and in part because you just can never read enough about allegedly deflated footballs, one off-season story has gotten a small fraction of the attention it would have gotten during a quieter May. In a time of ra…
2015 NBA playoffs - Golden State Warriors eye finishing touch against Hous…May 25For all intents and purposes, these Western Conference finals are over. The only question that remains: How quickly will Steph Curry and the Warriors seal the deal?
2015 NBA playoffs - Golden State Warriors learning what it takes to be cha…May 21Steve Kerr is trying to impress upon his inexperienced Warriors just how hard the playoffs can be, without them actually proving it by adding to the degree of difficulty.
NBA Playoffs 2015 - Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets going small …May 21The Western Conference finals are downsizing. And while Houston has no problem going small, it might be playing right into Golden State's hand.