Étiquette : Baseball

  • Yankees’ Rachel Balkovec’s history-making day ends with a win

    Yankees’ Rachel Balkovec’s history-making day ends with a win

    LAKELAND, Fla. — Cheered by many fans who came just to see her make history, Rachel Balkovec debuted with a win Friday night as the first woman to manage the affiliate of a Major League Baseball team. Balkovec guided the New York Yankees’ Class A Tampa Tarpons over Lakeland 9-6. “I’ve never heard my name […]

  • Steve Cishek apologizes for hitting Mets’ Francisco Lindor

    Steve Cishek apologizes for hitting Mets’ Francisco Lindor

    WASHINGTON—The Nationals are sorry. There wasn’t much excuse-making or finger-pointing coming out of the home clubhouse Friday night after relief pitcher Steve Cishek hit Francisco Lindor near the face with a pitch and kicked off a benches- and bullpens-clearing incident. Twice in the first two games, a Mets star has been hit near the face. […]

  • Kyle Schwarber hits leadoff homer in Phillies debut

    Kyle Schwarber hits leadoff homer in Phillies debut

    PHILADELPHIA — The best part of Kyle Schwarber’s home run in the first inning on Opening Day was not the sound it made when it left his bat. It was not the ball slamming off the billboard hanging from the second deck in right field at Citizens Bank Park. It was not the raucous reaction […]

  • Josh Donaldson’s walk-off gives Yankees win over Red Sox

    Josh Donaldson’s walk-off gives Yankees win over Red Sox

    The Yankees didn’t get what they wanted ahead of their game Friday, when they failed to sign Aaron Judge to a long-term extension before his Opening Day deadline. On the field, though, they delivered a dramatic victory over the Red Sox to start the season when Josh Donaldson hit a game-winning single to score ghost […]

  • Freddie Freeman responds to explosive Ronald Acuna comments

    Freddie Freeman responds to explosive Ronald Acuna comments

    Dodgers star Freddie Freeman has responded to comments that his former star teammate with the Braves, Ronald Acuna Jr., made about him in a Spanish language video earlier this week. According to translators, Acuna called Freeman “overbearing” and said he would not miss him now that he is in Los Angeles in an interview with […]

  • Ohtani first to throw pitch, lead off to start season

    Ohtani first to throw pitch, lead off to start season

    ANAHEIM — Shohei Ohtani made history again on Opening Day. Ohtani, the reigning American League MVP, became the first player in AL/NL history to both throw his team’s first pitch of the season and face his team’s first pitch of the season as a hitter. Ohtani dazzled on the mound — allowing one run on […]

  • Mets, Nationals 2022 Opening Day preview

    Mets, Nationals 2022 Opening Day preview

    The buildup to Opening Day 2022 has been filled with unknowns and down-to-the-wire decisions for the Mets and Nationals ahead of their NL East showdown on Thursday, which was moved to 7:05 pm ET at Nationals Park due to inclement weather . How healthy will the Mets’ rotation be, both short- and long-term? Who will […]

  • Reds-Braves Opening Day FAQ 2022

    Reds-Braves Opening Day FAQ 2022

    ATLANTA — For just the third time since 1890, the Reds will begin a season on the road. This year’s Opening Day matchup brings them to Truist Park, where they will find an energized crowd cheering for the defending World Series champion Braves. As Joey Votto enters his 16th season with the Reds, the Braves […]

  • MLB top prospects debut on Opening Day

    MLB top prospects debut on Opening Day

    Opening Day is always exciting. This year, the arrival of several elite prospects adds even more to the sense of anticipation. Royals shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. (No. 1 on MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospects list), Mariners outfielder Julio Rodríguez (No. 3) and Tigers first baseman Spencer Torkelson (No. 4) all made Opening Day rosters and […]

  • Turn to Tylor Megill for opener with deGrom, Scherzer out

    Turn to Tylor Megill for opener with deGrom, Scherzer out

    WASHINGTON — Tylor Megill isn’t the first accidental Opening Day starter in Mets history, but maybe the most unlikely. The right-hander started spring training as rotation depth after a solid rookie year, but through a confluence of events will be the starting pitcher when the Mets begin their season Thursday against the Nationals, weather permitting. […]