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Umpires got caught in traffic, causing a 16-minute delay to the Nationals-White Sox game in D.C. tonight. Something, something the beltway. Read more...Upvote Share TweetEvan Gattis hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves completed their second consecutiveUpvote Share Tweet
Nats recover from slow start to back ZimmermannMLB.com Updated Apr 10, 2013The Nationals had just one hit in the first three innings Wednesday night, but they picked up nine hits and five runs in the next three. That spree -- fueled by Ian Desmond, Danny Espinosa and Bryce Harper -- gave Washington its second win in as many ni…Upvote Share TweetGordon Beckham, who suffered nerve irritation in his left wrist while swinging at a pitch in the second inning of Tuesday's 8-7 loss, will not play in the remainder of the series against the Nationals and won't even pick up a bat until Friday.Upvote Share Tweet
Mets Still Haven’t Settled on a Leadoff Hitternytimes.com Updated Apr 10, 2013Through nine games, four different players have been the leadoff hitter, and they are batting a collective .156 with a .270 on-base percentage.Upvote Share Tweet
B.J. Upton remains upbeat during slow startMLB.com Updated Apr 10, 2013B.J. Upton's first eight games with the Braves have not gone exactly how he envisioned, but the veteran outfielder has remained cool and collected with the realization that there is plenty of time for him to live up to his tremendous potential.Upvote Share Tweet
Police Cited 61 People For Underage Drinking Outside The Phillies Gamedeadspin.com Updated Apr 10, 2013If you've ever wondered what would happen if someone actually cared to check IDs at a tailgate, here you go. Sixty-one poor bastard minors, each of whom only took one sip, c'mon man, can't you let it go just this one time?Read more...Upvote Share TweetThe Atlanta Braves bolstered their bullpen depth Wednesday by acquiring right-handed reliever Luis Ayala from the Baltimore Orioles for a minor-leaguerUpvote Share Tweet
Watch Phillies prospect Roman Quinn fly around the bases during inside-the-park home runyahoo.com Updated Apr 10, 2013I just stood up from my desk, walked through my hallway, down the stairs, then went back up the stairs and back to my desk. At a casual, everyday pace, it took me 29.3 seconds. Just a little perspective for this: Roman Quinn, a Single-A prospect for the…Upvote Share Tweet
Some Washington Nationals fans really, really want people to stop doing The Waveyahoo.com Updated Apr 10, 2013In our nation's capital, there are many divisive issues: taxes, health care, war. And, of course, the big one: The Wave. Some Washington National fans have taken a step forward in protesting The Wave. Below is a handbill created by @FakeFP from The Nati…Upvote Share Tweet
A's going deep to lead charge for change yet againCNNSI.com Updated Apr 10, 2013There's an even greater emphasis on roster depth and one team is once again ahead of the pack, writes Ben Reiter, who lists five haves and have-nots of this crucial component.Upvote Share Tweet
Medlen leads Braves to fifth straight victoryESPN.com Updated Apr 10, 2013Kris Medlen allowed only an unearned run in seven innings Tuesday night, and the Atlanta Braves earned their fifth consecutive victory by beating the punchless Miami Marlins 3-2.Upvote Share Tweet
Nationals Win, Remain Undefeated At HomeApr 10Bryce Harper homers in Nationals' win.
Explosive First Inning Propels PhilliesApr 10The Phillies scored five runs in the first inning en route to defeating the Mets 7-3.
Minor, Braves Blank MarlinsApr 10Mike Minor pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings, and Evan Gattis hit a three-run home run to lead the Braves past the Marlins 8-0.
The GM's Office: Team NeedsApr 10Jim Bowden takes a look at teams with needs that could spark a trade.
Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 5.0Apr 10With only 15 days remaining until the pick-fest starts, change is in the air for the 2013 NFL Draft. Or at least my 5.0 mock draft. For starters, we're flopping the draft's two elite offensive tackles this time around, going with the rising Eric Fisher …
Missouri Tigers point guard Phil Pressey enters NBA draftApr 10Missouri point guard Phil Pressey, coming off a productive but erratic junior season, will enter the NBA draft.