NL East News and Rumors
Hello Jerry! Mets affiliate to host Seinfeld nightESPN.com 5 hours agoIn honor of the 25th anniversary of the first "Seinfeld" show, the New York Mets' Single-A affiliate in Brooklyn will host "Seinfeld Night" in July.Upvote Share Tweet
Nieuwenhuis debuts, helps Mets blast D-backsESPN.com 13 hours agoKirk Nieuwenhuis had three hits and three RBIs in his season debut, Jenrry Mejia pitched five effective innings in a combined three-hitter, and the New York Mets routed the struggling Arizona Diamondbacks 9-0 on Tuesday night.Upvote Share TweetKirk Nieuwenhuis, called up from the minors before the game, had three hits and drove in three runs in a 9-0 romp.Upvote Share Tweet
Mets' endless talk of young arms becoming tiresomenydailynews.com 14 hours agoThe selling of the future continues for the Mets, even as another season has begun as widely predicted, with their spotty, strikeout-prone offense seemingly dooming this team to mediocrity in 2014, or perhaps a sixth straight losing record.Upvote Share Tweet
With Knicks out of playoffs, Nets have only game in townnydailynews.com 14 hours agoYou have to root for the Nets now. You have no choice. Well, maybe you do, a little. You can still cheer for the Yankees or the Mets or the Rangers or the Red Bulls or the Liberty.Upvote Share Tweet
Mejia exits start due to blister on middle fingerMLB.com 15 hours agoMets starter Jenrry Mejia left Tuesday's 9-0 win against the D-backs after five innings with a blister on his right middle finger.Upvote Share TweetBenches and bullpens cleared and there was some jawing going on Tuesday night, but the dust quickly settled without further incident at Marlins Park. In the Marlins' 11-2 win over the Nationals, tempers heated up in the fourth inning after Tom Koehler's…Upvote Share TweetGiancarlo Stanton, the Miami outfielder, tied a career high and hit a three-run homer off Washington starter Stephen Strasburg.Upvote Share Tweet
Mets’ Lagares Takes Detour to the Disabled Listnytimes.com 16 hours agoAfter raving about Juan Lagares for weeks, the Mets placed him on the 15-day disabled list after he pulled his right hamstring running to first base Monday.Upvote Share Tweet
Rain postpones Braves' game in PhiladelphiaMLB.com 21 hours agoWith rain already falling on Citizens Bank Park and an even worse forecast for later in the night, the Braves' game against the Phillies on Tuesday was postponed. Instead of playing two games on Wednesday, the game will be made up as part of a four-game…Upvote Share Tweet
Yelich relieved to avoid collision with StantonMLB.com 21 hours agoAt 6-foot-6, 240-pounds, Giancarlo Stanton is an imposing figure who is difficult to miss in the outfield. Christian Yelich is certainly glad he was able to stay clear of his teammate on a fly ball to the gap in right-center at Marlins Park on Monday ni…Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com 22 hours agoRain gave a pair of depleted bullpens a little boost.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Apr 15 (yesterday)NEW YORK -- Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts thinks a move to the suburbs might be lucrative but says his team remains committed to refurbishing century-old Wrigley Field.Upvote Share TweetThere are people in this country who will tell you that in 2014, we live in a post-racial America. We have a black president, the thinking goes, so therefore racism can't exist anymore. Tell that to Hank Aaron, who is the subject of a new wave of racist…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Apr 15 (yesterday)The mistreatment and overuse of young pitchers is fueling MLB's Tommy John surgery epidemic.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Apr 15 (yesterday)A.J. Burnett has been diagnosed with a hernia but has decided to continue to pitch and will make his scheduled start for the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.Upvote Share Tweet
Braves closer Kimbrel to rest sore shoulderESPN.com Apr 15 (yesterday)Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel was unavailable to pitch Monday night because of soreness in his right shoulder, and he is expected to be rested for a few days.Upvote Share TweetThe Braves used five home runs, including a grand slam by Dan Uggla in the top of the ninth, to power past the Phillies in a 9-6 win at Citizens Bank Park on Monday night.Upvote Share Tweet
MLB Daily Download: WednesdayApr 16Prim Siripipat recaps Tuesday night's action from around the league, including extra baseball on the West Coast and a chippy night in Miami.
Mets Affiliate Hosting 'Seinfeld Night'Apr 16"Mike & Mike" discuss the news that the Mets' Class affiliate, the Brooklyn Cyclones, will host a "Seinfeld Night" to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the first "Seinfeld" show, including batting practice in puffy shirts.
Marlins Rough Up Strasburg, NationalsApr 15Giancarlo Stanton drove in five runs as the Marlins defeated the Nationals 11-2.
SweetSpot TV: Pitching Through PainApr 15Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield discuss Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett deciding to put off surgery on a hernia.
Sources: Bucks to announce sale, won't moveApr 16The Milwaukee Bucks will announce later Wednesday that the longtime owner Herb Kohl has reached an agreement to sell the team to Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry for a purchase price of $550 million, according to sources familiar with the transaction.
Daily Dime: Clippers head to playoffs with questionsApr 15The Clippers head to the playoffs looking for winning combos
Don Banks: Examining the Jadeveon Clowney fallout; more notes ahead of the…Apr 15As mid-April arrives, and we start to really feel the drag of those two extra weeks added to draft season, here are five current stories in the NFL I just don't get ...
‘You’ve Got to Take One’Apr 15RENTON, Wash. — Mike Holmgren has been where so many coaches and team architects are, 23 mornings before the 2014 NFL Draft. He has been wondering where his starting quarterback would come from. So it seemed logical to ask him Monday: Approaching a draf…