Ahead of an off day Monday, Astros manager A.J. Hinch deployed three of his best relievers to help get through Sunday's 8-2 win against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field.
The Mariners lost 8-2 to the Astros on Sunday to slip back to .500, so maybe one play in the second inning wouldn’t have mattered.
Certainly after a hot-hitting June, and buoyed by the knowledge that they are finally getting fully healthy, the Mariners have plenty to look forward to as the season shifts to the summer months.
If Lance McCullers Jr. isn't selected to pitch in his first All-Star Game July 11 in Miami, it's only because of a lack of innings compared to other elite American League starters.
A day after Joe Musgrove allowed nine runs in 3 2/3 innings and saw his ERA inflate to 6.01, the Astros demoted the struggling starter to Class AAA Fresno.
Sure, it's way too early to speculate about how much fun an Astros-Dodgers World Series would be, which is why it's the perfect time to do just that. Let's get out in front of this thing.
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The participants for the 2017 Home Run Derby haven’t yet been announced, but we do know the defending champion will be in the field.
In Sunday’s Say Hey, Baseball, we look at an incredible baseball feat, the possibility of a Cardinals rebuild, and a major gap in Cody Bellinger’s pop culture knowledge.
Championship series begins Monday night
The Dodgers trailed by five runs in the third, but they got two home runs from Cody Bellinger and scored five runs on four Adam Ottavino wild pitches in the seventh and eighth innings to stun the Rockies, 12-6, for their season-high 10th straight victory on Sunday at Dodger Stadium.
The narrative around rising strikeout, home run, and game-time totals is gaining steam, but it’s a large leap from “baseball is different” to “baseball is doomed.”