NL East News and Rumors
Your browser does not support iframes. The best gas Cliff Lee displayed all night in his return to the Philadelphia Phillies rotation didn't materialize until he signed off from a postgame interview. In his first start since May 18 because of a sore elb…Upvote Share Tweet
Dustin Ackley Unmoved By His Own Home Run-Robbing Catchdeadspin.com 1 hour agoDustin Ackley was kicked out of second base when Robinson Cano signed with the Seattle Mariners, but last night against the Mets, he proved to be a fine left fielder.Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Andrelton Simmons Makes Another Superhuman Defensive Playdeadspin.com 1 hour agoBraves shortstop Andrelton Simmons has a habit of not just making spectacular defensive plays, but making spectacular defensive plays that you've never quite seen before . Last night against the Marlins, he did his thing again.Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Cliff Lee Was Bad And Then Farteddeadspin.com 3 hours agoThe trade deadline is but nine days away, and one of the big names that's almost certainly on the market—if anyone wants him—is Phillies starter Cliff Lee. Lee made his return to the mound yesterday after more than two months on the DL, and everything w…Upvote Share TweetMLB.com 9 hours agoDustin Ackley has only been playing the outfield since midseason last year, but the former second baseman looked like a natural on Monday night as he went over the left-field wall at Safeco Field to rob the Mets' Travis d'Arnaud of a home run in the six…Upvote Share Tweet
Andrelton Simmons' defensive wizardry bests Marlns' hit-and-run attempt (Video)yahoo.com 10 hours agoAt this point, it's not news that Andrelton Simmons did something impressive on a baseball field. The Atlanta Braves shortstop has already established himself as a Gold Glover and one of baseball's elite defenders. But just because we're used to seeing …Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com 10 hours agoIn his first start in 17 days after being on the disabled list with shoulder fatigue, Mets starter Jon Niese gave up four runs on 11 hits in six innings in a 5-2 road loss.Upvote Share TweetIan Desmond tied a career high with five hits, including a two-run home run into the left-field seats that sparked a four-run fourth inning and helped the Nationals beat the Rockies, 7-2, in the opener of a three-game series in front of 33,082.Upvote Share TweetGarrett Jones drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single in the 10th inning, lifting the Miami Marlins to a 3-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night.Upvote Share TweetAdam Duvall hit a two-run homer to spoil Cliff Lee's return from the disabled list and the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-4 on Monday night.Upvote Share TweetAfter spending his entire career in New York, the star third basemen’s list of favorite memories was outweighed by his team’s titanic struggles.Upvote Share Tweet
YES, SNY overanalyze botched endings to Yankees and Mets gamesnydailynews.com 13 hours agoWas it two cases of more information than we needed? Or not enough? The Baseball Gods actually exist. How else can anyone explain the wild Sunday endings to both the Mets and Yankees games?Upvote Share TweetMLB.com 14 hours agoThe Giants settled for one run in the second inning of Monday night's series opener against the Philadelphia Phillies after a replay review confirmed that Michael Morse was legitimately tagged out at home plate. Another replay review was called for with…Upvote Share Tweet
Harper heating up, but gets day off from Nats' lineupMLB.com 15 hours agoNationals outfielder Bryce Harper was held out of manager Matt Williams' lineup for a day of rest on Monday, when first-place Washington began a three-game series with the Rockies.Upvote Share Tweet
Ramirez to be called up to start on TuesdayMLB.com 18 hours agoErasmo Ramirez is set to be recalled to make Tuesday's start against the Mets at Safeco Field, in effect taking the rotation spot of Taijaun Walker, who is now back in the Minors.Upvote Share TweetThe Phillies have activated pitcher Cliff Lee, infielder Reid Brignac and catcher Wil Nieves from the disabled list.Upvote Share TweetDan Uggla's back, baby! Four days after being released by the Atlanta Braves, and just more than a week after being suspended (reportedly for showing up to a game at Wrigley Field just an hour before first pitch), Uggla is getting a minor league deal wi…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com 18 hours agoThis is Eric Brooks. This is Eric Brooks rendering all other baseball beards mundane. Sorry, Brian Wilson. You're old news too, 2013 Boston Red Sox. Dare we say that even the Washington Nationals' Jayson Werth, who from the looks of things Brooks would …Upvote Share Tweet
Braves' Gattis off DL, starting against MarlinsESPN.com 20 hours agoCatcher Evan Gattis has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and is in Atlanta's lineup against the Miami Marlins.Upvote Share Tweet
The Phillies Spent Their Rain Delay Playing Bullpen Boccedeadspin.com 22 hours agoThe Phillies waited out a one-hour, 39-minute rain delay in Atlanta yesterday, and some bored souls out in the visitors' bullpen managed to pass the time with a few games of baseball bocce. God bless whoever invented the sphere.Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Dad holding toddler makes nifty foul-ball catchyahoo.com 23 hours agoA man standing in the lower deck and holding who appeared to be his young son made a nice catch at the Miami Marlins game Sunday afternoon of a foul ball hit by Adeiny Hechavarria. Some fans in the ball's path flinched, and others ducked, when the ball …Upvote Share Tweet
Giants, Dan Uggla Agree to Minor League DealJul 21Eric Karabell discusses how the San Francisco Giants could end up benefiting from signing free agent Dan Uggla.
Duvall Lifts Giants Past PhilliesJul 21Baseball Tonight Spotlight: Adam Duvall's home run led the Giants past the Phillies 7-4.
Mariners Cruise Past MetsJul 21The Mariners beat the Mets 5-2 to hand New York its third-straight loss.
Nationals Walk Off On Werth's DoubleJul 20After the Brewers tied it up in the top of the ninth, Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth hit a double to defeat Milwaukee 5-4.
The Sammy ShowJul 22PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Over coffee Monday morning, Buffalo general manager Doug Whaley told me a story about first-round receiver Sammy Watkins reporting, alone, for an offseason practice at the Bills training center at 6:45 a.m. “He wanted to get his footwo…
Bills Report: Watkins Wows, But in the End It’s Up to E.J.Jul 21I’m in Pittsford, N.Y., summer home of the Buffalo Bills, on the campus of St. John Fisher College, 78 miles east of Orchard Park. I watched the first practice of camp, on Sunday night, and then an afternoon session on Monday. The Bills are in this Roch…
NBA: Why San Antonio Spurs won summer tooJul 21While LeBron took his talents back north, the Spurs showed why retaining is the new improving in the NBA.
Welcome to Camp HopeJul 21PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Sunday night was precisely what the NFL wants out of the preseason. The night of the first practice of the NFL summer simply couldn’t have gone better. Hope was for sale everywhere on the St. John Fisher campus here, the same way it wi…