NL East News and Rumors
Every now and then, even the pros fail to communicate effectively on the field, leading to awkward plays and bad results for their respective teams. Such was the case in the Atlanta Braves outfield on Wednesday night in Pittsburgh, only this miscommunic…Upvote Share Tweet
Mets 8, Athletics 5: Offensive Spark Lifts the Mets’ Faint Playoff Hopesnytimes.com 3 hours agoThe Mets are hoping to build on Wednesday’s offensive performance, in which Lucas Duda hit a three-run homer and Eric Campbell also homered as the team beat the Oakland Athletics.Upvote Share TweetThe Washington Nationals won their ninth straight game when pinch hitter Anthony Rendon singled home Bryce Harper in the ninth inning Wednesday night for a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.Upvote Share Tweet
Nationals Win 9th in Row, Nip D-Backs in 9thnytimes.com 4 hours agoThe Washington Nationals won their ninth straight game when pinch-hitter Anthony Rendon singled home Bryce Harper in the ninth inning Wednesday night for a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.Upvote Share Tweet
Braves have mixed results in challenges vs. BucsMLB.com 5 hours agoBraves manager Fredi Gonzalez gained a potentially important out when he successfully challenged Angel Hernandez's call on a pickoff move during the first inning of Wednesday's game against the Pirates at PNC Park.Upvote Share Tweet
Review shows Wood nabbed Harrison at secondMLB.com 7 hours agoBraves manager Fredi Gonzalez gained a potentially important out when he successfully challenged Angel Hernandez's call on a pickoff move during the first inning of Wednesday's game against the Pirates at PNC Park.Upvote Share Tweet
Mets ride Duda's bat, Wheeler's arm to win vs. A'sMLB.com 7 hours agoConsidering all the things that have gone wrong for the Mets this season, those that have gone right have stood out in stark relief. Two in particular were on display in Wednesday's 8-5 win over the A's: first baseman Lucas Duda's continued emergence an…Upvote Share Tweet
Taney Little Leaguers have fans in PhilliesMLB.com 9 hours agoManager Ryne Sandberg entered the Phillies' media room Wednesday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park wearing an unfamiliar blue T-shirt and blue cap.Upvote Share TweetWil Nieves doubled and had three hits and Cole Hamels got a victory when he wasn't at his best as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Wednesday.Upvote Share TweetThe Nick Martinez Fan Club showed ready to cheer for the local boy, and he followed through with seven strikeouts over six two-run innings in a 5-4 victory over the Marlins on Wednesday afternoon at Marlins Park.Upvote Share Tweet
Bids escalating for Cuban defector CastilloESPN.com 11 hours agoAs the pursuit of Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo reaches its final days, several clubs told ESPN.com on Wednesday that they believe the Red Sox, Tigers, Phillies, Yanks and Giants have emerged as the likely finalists in a rapidly escalating bidding wa…Upvote Share Tweet
Yelich's hot stretch spurs Marlins from leadoff spotMLB.com 13 hours agoChristian Yelich spent the first nine games in August batting .200 (7-for-35), but he turned it around when Miami returned home with hits in eight straight games entering Wednesday.Upvote Share Tweet
The Grand Slam: Nationals win eighth straight — without having to walk off this timeyahoo.com 15 hours agoYour browser does not support iframes. Rather than waiting for their last at-bat again, the Washington Nationals won their eighth straight game because of a big third inning at the plate and another dominant outing by right-hander Stephen Strasburg. Rem…Upvote Share Tweet
Phils' Burnett hints at retirement after seasonESPN.com 19 hours agoPhiladelphia Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett, who considered retiring after the 2013 season, is again pondering the possibility of calling it quits after this season.Upvote Share TweetCoco Crisp hit a tiebreaking three-run triple in the fourth inning to help Scott Kazmir earn his career-best 14th win, and the Oakland Athletics beat the New York Mets 6-2 on Tuesday night to snap a five-game losing streak.Upvote Share Tweet
Athletics 6, Mets 2: Kazmir Leads A’s Past the Metsnytimes.com Aug 20 (yesterday)Scott Kazmir, a pitcher traded by the Mets in 2004, won his career-best 14th game.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Aug 20 (yesterday)Iwakuma fans season-high 11, Mariners top PhilliesUpvote Share Tweet
Nationals Walk Off Against DiamondbacksAug 20Anthony Rendon's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Nationals past the Diamondbacks 3-2.
Pirates Rally Past BravesAug 20The Pirates came back to beat the Braves 3-2 and snap their seven-game losing streak.
Phillies Rally Past MarinersAug 20The Phillies score three runs in the fourth inning en route to defeating the Mariners 4-3.
Nationals Cruise Past DiamondbacksAug 19The Nationals topped the Diamondbacks 8-1 for their eighth straight win.
Rose late scratch for Team USA's exhibitionAug 20Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose was a last-minute scratch Wednesday night from Team USA's exhibition game against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden.
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Derrick Rose sits out practice but will play in Team USA's next exhibition…Aug 19Derrick Rose sat out his second consecutive day of practice Tuesday but is still expected to play for Team USA in its exhibition game Wednesday night against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden.
Browns QB? Flip a CoinAug 19All along, Browns coach Mike Pettine wanted to name a quarterback entering the third week of the preseason. The third game is when all NFL teams play their first units the most all summer. In the case of a new coaching staff such as Cleveland’s, it’s th…