WowBB Forums Home 
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register
WowBB Forums > Sports And Wrestling > Sports Talk > 2017 MLB Regular Season

 Moderated by: Ron, brodiescomics, beejmi Page:  First Page Previous Page  ...  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  ...  Next Page Last Page  
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
2017 MLB Regular Season  Rate Topic 
AuthorPost
 Posted: Thu Apr 27th, 2017 03:00 am
  PM Quote Reply
91st Post
lobo316



Joined: Sun Oct 14th, 2007
Location: Raptorville
Posts: 43479
Status: 
Offline
Down goes the King.

The Seattle Mariners have placed Felix Hernandez on the 10-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation, according to MLB.com's Greg Johns.

Hernandez left Tuesday's start against the Detroit Tigers with shoulder tightness after tossing just two innings. He allowed four earned runs on six hits and a pair of walks in the contest.

Jon Morosi of MLB.com reports the injury will cost the ace at least the next two to three weeks.

After an effective three starts to open the season where he allowed only six earned runs over 18 1/3 innings, Hernandez has struggled through two starts since, allowing eight runs in only 8 1/3 frames. He's also given up six long balls, posting an uncharacteristically high 2.03 home runs per nine innings pitched.

The longtime face of the Mariners has been remarkably durable while handling a heavy workload throughout most of his career. He threw 200-plus innings in eight consecutive seasons from 2008-15 before making only 25 starts in 2016, missing all of June and most of July with a calf strain.

It is only the fourth time he's ever been placed on the disabled list.

In corresponding moves, the Mariners called up pitchers Chase De Jong, Casey Fien, and Dillon Overton from Triple-A Tacoma. De Jong will take Hernandez's spot Sunday against the Cleveland Indians, according to the Tacoma News Tribune's Bob Dutton.

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Thu Apr 27th, 2017 09:15 pm
  PM Quote Reply
92nd Post
lobo316



Joined: Sun Oct 14th, 2007
Location: Raptorville
Posts: 43479
Status: 
Offline
Blame it on the rain, or maybe the long-standing rivalry between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox doesn't have the same luster it used to.

On Wednesday, the Red Sox hosted the Yankees at a dreary Fenway Park for the first time in 2017, and the normally heated matchup between the rivals drew an attendance of 32,072, which was Fenway Park's lowest since April 20, 2016, against the Tampa Bay Rays, according to Tim Britton of the Providence Journal.

The crowd is also the smallest at Fenway Park for a Red Sox-Yankees game since Sept. 10, 1997, Bill Ballou of the Worchester Telegram reports.

The weather in Boston was rainy and cool for most of the day, and fog crept in during the late innings. The Boston Celtics were also playing their playoff game down the road at TD Garden. Both might have contributed to the poor attendance.

Fenway can hold 37,731 during night games, so the place certainly wasn't empty, but getting a ticket to see a game between the two clubs used to be nearly impossible, so perhaps, with the Yankees moving in a younger direction, things have changed.

Or maybe Red Sox fans really do miss yelling profanities at Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez.

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Thu Apr 27th, 2017 09:16 pm
  PM Quote Reply
93rd Post
lobo316



Joined: Sun Oct 14th, 2007
Location: Raptorville
Posts: 43479
Status: 
Offline
If this is indeed the end of Clay Buchholz's brief tenure in Philadelphia, it clearly isn't how he intended it to go.

Buchholz, who was acquired from the Boston Red Sox in the offseason, made just two appearances in a Phillies uniform this April before he was forced to undergo surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon. The procedure is expected to sideline him for four-to-six months, likely ending his 2017 season just after it began.

On Wednesday, the 32-year-old took some time to reach out to the man who traded for him, general manager Matt Klentak, as well as his teammates, to apologize for getting hurt so early in his tenure with the club.

"I apologized to just about everyone that I should apologize to," Buchholz told Todd Zolecki of MLB.com. "Obviously, I didn't want this to happen, but it did."

"I wasn't 100 percent, but I wasn't 40," he added. "I was probably throwing at 85 percent, just trying to do what I was doing, get by and build arm strength."

Buchholz joined the Phillies after an up-and-down decade in Boston that saw him throw a no-hitter, make two All-Star appearances, and win a pair of World Series rings amid several years of inconsistent performances and injuries. The Phillies likely acquired him and his $13.5-million salary with an eye on flipping him to a contender in July before he reached free agency this winter. Instead, they received just two starts and a 12.27 ERA from the veteran before he was placed on the disabled list.

Although few expect to see him on the mound in a Phillies uniform again, Buchholz remains optimistic about a quick return, and said he's aiming to be back pitching for the team in September.

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Thu Apr 27th, 2017 09:17 pm
  PM Quote Reply
94th Post
lobo316



Joined: Sun Oct 14th, 2007
Location: Raptorville
Posts: 43479
Status: 
Offline
The banged up New York Mets are dealing with yet again another injury.

The Mets announced Thursday that Noah Syndergaard has been scratched from his start against the Atlanta Braves as the right-hander has a "tired arm" which led to discomfort in his right biceps.

"We can't take a chance on this guy," manager Terry Collins said, according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.

Syndergaard tried to talk his way into starting, but Collins refused, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. The club plans to send him for an MRI.

"Right now it's just a precautionary thing that we're dealing with," Syndergaard told reporters. "It's a little thing right now that we don't want to turn into a big thing."

He added: "It's just a little discomfort. A little irritation. Nothing too serious."

Losers of five straight, the Mets cannot afford to lose Syndergaard for an extended period of time. The 24-year-old has been exceptional this season, posting a 1.73 ERA, 0.78 WHIP, and 30 strikeouts over 26 innings, without allowing a walk or a home run.

Fellow Mets starters Seth Lugo, and Steven Matz are already on the disabled list with elbow injuries.

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Thu Apr 27th, 2017 09:21 pm
  PM Quote Reply
95th Post
lobo316



Joined: Sun Oct 14th, 2007
Location: Raptorville
Posts: 43479
Status: 
Offline
PITTSBURGH - Gift Ngoepe might not have had the weight of the world on his shoulders but he felt like a continent was counting on him.

Ngoepe, the first African to reach the major leagues, singled in his first plate appearance and Josh Harrison led off the bottom of the first with a home run Wednesday night to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

Ngoepe was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis and entered the game in fourth inning as part of a double switch and finished 1 for 2 with a walk. The 27-year-old South African, who signed with the Pirates in 2008 as an amateur free agent, led off the fourth with a hit off winless Cubs ace Jon Lester.

"To accomplish this only for me but for my country and my continent is something so special," Ngoepe said. "There are 1.62 billion people on our continent. To be the first person out of 1.62 billion to do this is amazing."

It was so special that Ngoepe nearly broke into tears when he trotted from the dugout to take his positon at second base.

"I told myself not to cry because I'm in the big leagues and I'm a big guy now," Ngoepe said with a smile. "(Catcher Francisco) Cervelli hugged me and I could feel my heart beat through my chest."

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Thu Apr 27th, 2017 09:23 pm
  PM Quote Reply
96th Post
lobo316



Joined: Sun Oct 14th, 2007
Location: Raptorville
Posts: 43479
Status: 
Offline
Tim Tebow extended his Class A ascent for the Columbia Fireflies on Wednesday, going 3-for-4 with his first career triple -- on a headfirst slide -- to raise his batting average to .246.

The 5-0 win for the Mets' South Carolina affiliate over the visiting Asheville Tourists featured Tebow's third multihit game since Friday, as the 29-year-old followed up on his best week in the minors with more consistency at the plate. In his past six games, Tebow is batting .450 (9-for-20).

"There are some guys who do really good who get taken away from me halfway through the year," Fireflies manager Jose Leger said, according to The State. "Then there are guys that get taken away really early. It is hard to predict when it happens. A lot depends on what is happening in the level above. Whenever they decide it, he will be ready. He is just working hard, and we are going day by day."

The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL quarterback made a bid to go 4-for-4 in the eighth inning, but his drive was corralled in deep left field by the Tourists' Vince Fernandez, and Tebow missed his third home run.

"He has been able to get his foot down on time, working on his timing, and it is finally paying off. He is more consistent," Leger said. "When you get a couple hits and find that rhythm at the plate, your confidence also grows. That is what has been happening."

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Sat Apr 29th, 2017 03:16 am
  PM Quote Reply
97th Post
lobo316



Joined: Sun Oct 14th, 2007
Location: Raptorville
Posts: 43479
Status: 
Offline
After multiple medical opinions, the worst was confirmed regarding the status of Shelby Miller's right elbow Thursday: The Arizona Diamondbacks starter has a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament as well as a flexor strain, according to 98.7 FM's Craig Grialou.

The club also announced he has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

Miller was recently assessed by renowned Tommy John surgeon Dr. James Andrews, though the 26-year-old hasn't decided whether he'll undergo the procedure.

"Still haven't made a decision on what I'm going to do yet," Miller told reporters. "Just kind of seeing all the options available and what scenarios are best for me and the team."

Miller struggled in his debut season with the Diamondbacks in 2015 after coming over in a high-profile trade the offseason prior, registering a 6.42 ERA in 20 starts with Arizona. His second season with the Diamondbacks was going much better, however. Miller had crafted a 4.09 ERA in four outings (22 innings) before having to leave his start against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 23 with elbow discomfort.

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Sat Apr 29th, 2017 03:17 am
  PM Quote Reply
98th Post
lobo316



Joined: Sun Oct 14th, 2007
Location: Raptorville
Posts: 43479
Status: 
Offline
The revolving door that is the Toronto Blue Jays' third-base job continues to turn.

With All-Star Josh Donaldson still mending a nagging calf injury, the Blue Jays have been void of options at the hot corner.

So on the second game of a doubleheader Thursday against the St. Louis Cardinals, the club had to reach into the memory vault for another temporary solution, as Jose Bautista, who made an appearance as a pinch-hitter in the top of the seventh, was kept in the game at third base in the bottom of the frame, making it his first stint there since the 2013 season, according to Sportsnet's Shi Davidi.

Thanks to National League rules, the Blue Jays have had to get creative during the team's trip to St. Louis. On Tuesday, the team also gave traditional catcher Russell Martin his first start at the hot corner since 2013, while starter Marcus Stroman was also called upon to make a rare pinch-hit appearance in the same game.

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Sat Apr 29th, 2017 03:18 am
  PM Quote Reply
99th Post
lobo316



Joined: Sun Oct 14th, 2007
Location: Raptorville
Posts: 43479
Status: 
Offline
The sale of the Miami Marlins isn't a done deal yet.

Though the 1.34-billion bid spearheaded by New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter and former Florida governor Jeb Bush has emerged as the most likely to purchase the Marlins from current owner Jeffrey Loria, the sale can't be completed yet as the pair are still attempting to raise nearly $1 billion in cash from outside investors to fund the purchase, sources told Charles Gasparino and Brian Schwartz of FOX Business.

Despite needing an unimaginable amount in cash to complete the acquisition, both Jeter and Bush want to remain principal owners of the team, adding an obvious obstacle to their potential bid.

"How many people are willing simply to write a $100-million check and not have a say in running the team?" a senior baseball executive told Gasparino and Schwartz. "We all want them to succeed because Jeb and Jeter would be great for baseball, but it won't be easy."

That Jeter and Bush's bid would be good for baseball is almost an understatement. The Yankees - Jeter's former employers for 20 seasons between 1995-2014 - would see their value rise from $3.2 billion to approximately $5 billion if the duo's $1.34-billion bid for the Marlins goes through, according to Gasparino and Schwartz's sources.

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Sat Apr 29th, 2017 03:19 am
  PM Quote Reply
100th Post
lobo316



Joined: Sun Oct 14th, 2007
Location: Raptorville
Posts: 43479
Status: 
Offline
The scuffling Toronto Blue Jays have parted ways with one of their worst performers to date, as they announced Friday that veteran backup catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia has been designated for assignment.

Catcher Luke Maile, who was claimed off waivers from Tampa Bay earlier this month, has been recalled from Triple-A to take Saltalamacchia's place on the 25-man roster.

Saltalamacchia made the Blue Jays' Opening Day roster after joining the club on a minor-league deal prior to spring training. While it was hoped he would serve as a powerful bat off the bench while spelling starter Russell Martin, the 11-year veteran failed to make any sort of impact during his brief tenure north of the border.

Over 10 games with the Blue Jays, Saltalamacchia recorded just one hit in 25 at-bats, while striking out 16 times. The 31-year-old also struggled defensively and failed to catch a single base-stealer in nine attempts.

Saltalamacchia owns a career .716 OPS and 110 home runs over parts of 11 seasons with seven teams. He won a World Series title as Boston's starting catcher in 2013.

Toronto enters play Friday with a major-league worst 6-16 record after losing both ends of a doubleheader in St. Louis on Thursday.

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Sat Apr 29th, 2017 03:20 am
  PM Quote Reply
101st Post
lobo316



Joined: Sun Oct 14th, 2007
Location: Raptorville
Posts: 43479
Status: 
Offline
NEW YORK - Former New York Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden has gotten a key to the city 31 years after the team's thrilling World Series win over the Boston Red Sox.

Teammates from the 1986 Mets including Darryl Strawberry, John Franco and Mookie Wilson joined Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio for Friday's ceremony honoring Gooden.

Gooden says it's a day he "never thought would happen."

Gooden won the Cy Young Award in 1985 and was selected for four All-Star Games. But he struggled with drug and alcohol addiction. He told ESPN in 2011 he missed the 1986 World Series parade because he was getting high.

Friday's event was part of a documentary about Gooden and Strawberry being produced by sports radio host Amy Heart.

Strawberry says it meant the world ''to have this day'' with his friend and the mayor.

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Sat Apr 29th, 2017 03:21 am
  PM Quote Reply
102nd Post
lobo316



Joined: Sun Oct 14th, 2007
Location: Raptorville
Posts: 43479
Status: 
Offline
The New York Mets' infirmary just got a little more crowded.

The club placed Yoenis Cespedes on the 10-day disabled list after he strained his hamstring Thursday against the Atlanta Braves, the team announced Friday.

Cespedes missed a series against the Washington Nationals earlier in the month with cramps in his left hamstring, but returned April 26 against the Braves, only to re-aggravate the injury running the bases after lacing a double. He was in obvious discomfort, and had to be helped off the field by trainers.

Although the club has gotten used to life without several members of the team as they recover from various ailments, Cespedes' absence presents a ton of problems for a Mets team struggling to generate offense.

In addition to the latest developments of Cespedes' injury, the club has been without Lucas Duda, David Wright, and Wilmer Flores. To make matters worse, Noah Syndergaard had his most recent start pushed back due to biceps tendinitis, and Steven Matz is yet to return from an elbow injury.

Cespedes entered Thursday's game hitting .270/.373/.619 with six home runs and 10 RBIs, with a team-leading 162 OPS+. He's in year one of a fresh four-year, $110-million deal signed in November.

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Sat Apr 29th, 2017 03:22 am
  PM Quote Reply
103rd Post
lobo316



Joined: Sun Oct 14th, 2007
Location: Raptorville
Posts: 43479
Status: 
Offline
The dust has finally settled between the Boston Red Sox and Manny Machado, but that didn't stop one Hall of Fame pitcher from weighing in on the drama.

Red Sox legend Pedro Martinez revealed how he would have handled the retaliation if he went up against the 24-year-old Orioles third baseman.

"If I was pitching, I was going to drill Machado, as much as I love him," Martinez said, according to ESPN's Scott Lauber. "The only thing I would've done differently is probably bring the ball a little bit lower."

The dramatic end to the tumultuous series between the division rivals led to a four-game suspension for Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes, who threw near Machado's head on April 23, the final game of the series.

"I would react the same way except I would try to keep the ball lower. The ribs the ribs down. Butt cheek. Legs. But ribs," Martinez said, according to Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald. "I aimed all the time to the ribcage - boom! And I was a sharpshooter, too. You rarely saw me right over the head. It would be the ribs."

The incident was the result of a sliding play in game one that saw Dustin Pedroia - who would go on to miss three games with a leg injury - limp off the field following a controversial slide from Machado at second base.

Martinez also weighed in on the play, adding that he believes Machado never intended to hurt Pedroia and knows that because of his relationship with the Orioles star.

Much has been made of the chaos, but at least fans won't have to wait much longer to see if anything else materializes between both clubs as the Orioles will travel to Boston for a four-game series starting May 1.

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Sat Apr 29th, 2017 03:23 am
  PM Quote Reply
104th Post
lobo316



Joined: Sun Oct 14th, 2007
Location: Raptorville
Posts: 43479
Status: 
Offline
Theo Esptein kept his word. Sort of.

Back in 2010, Anthony Rizzo, then considered a top prospect in the Boston Red Sox organization, was shipped to the San Diego Padres in a five-player deal for All-Star first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.

But Epstein, Boston's general manager at the time, took the rising star aside and vowed they would cross paths again in the future - a promised that materialized two years later when Epstein, now the president of the Chicago Cubs, reacquired his former player from San Diego.

"I had angst about (trading Rizzo) as we were doing it. I told Rizz we were going to trade back for him at some point - and we did," Epstein told Alex Speier of the Boston Globe. "I just happened to be in a different organization."

Both the Red Sox and Cubs would benefit from the deals involving Rizzo. In 2013, the Red Sox won their third World Series title in 10 seasons, while Rizzo emerged as a face of the Cubs team that finally ended a 108-year championship drought in November.

Still, the 27-year-old wasn't shy about showing his gratitude toward the team that selected him in the sixth round in 2007.

"The Red Sox drafted me and it was an historic franchise. Little did I know it would be such an amazing franchise as far as the way I was instructed and the way I was treated. I'm glad I got my start there," Rizzo told Speier. "From time to time, I do (think about the Red Sox). I enjoyed my time there. That organization taught me a lot.

"But now I just watch them on TV, that's really it."

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Sat Apr 29th, 2017 03:25 am
  PM Quote Reply
105th Post
lobo316



Joined: Sun Oct 14th, 2007
Location: Raptorville
Posts: 43479
Status: 
Offline
Another dominant day at the office for Chris Sale resulted in another loss for the Boston Red Sox left-hander, who just can't seem to get any kind of run support from his teammates, who failed to record a run in a 3-0 loss to the New York Yankees on Thursday.

Sale joined exclusive company during the contest when he became just the fourth Red Sox pitcher in history to strike out at least 10 hitters in four consecutive starts, according to MLB Stat of the Day.

Sale joined Pedro Martinez, Jon Lester, and Roger Clemens in the Red Sox records books.


Despite striking out 45 batters in his last four starts and owning a 1.19 ERA overall, the 28-year-old has only amassed a 1-2 record thanks to meager production from what is supposed to be an offensively gifted Red Sox lineup.

The Red Sox have given Sale a total of three runs of support, but the southpaw isn't pointing the finger at anyone but himself after Thursday's loss. "The only frustration is toward myself ... I've got to be better," he told reporters, according to Tim Britton of the Providence Journal.

"The moral of the story is I just got flat-out outpitched. That's it," he later added when speaking with WEEI.com's John Tomase.

The Red Sox have scored 4.25 runs per game in non-Sale starts this season, but have struggled to put runs on the board over the past week, scoring 13 runs since April 20, six of which came last Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles.

"It's a week. I don't want to say this is what our club is," manager John Farrell told Britton of the Red Sox lack of production.

Sale's 52 strikeouts leads all of baseball, while his lone win ranks him in a tie for 42nd place in the American League.

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

Current time is 02:41 pm Page:  First Page Previous Page  ...  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  ...  Next Page Last Page    
WowBB Forums > Sports And Wrestling > Sports Talk > 2017 MLB Regular Season Top




UltraBB 1.172 Copyright © 2007-2013 Data 1 Systems