Baseball birthdays for September 15

Joe Trezza

By Joe Trezza www.mlb.com Here is a subjective ranking of the top five for Sept. 15. 1) Gaylord Perry (1938)The only Hall of Famer born on this date, Perry was a four-time 20-game winner, two-time Cy Young recipient and five-time All-Star who vexed hitters and audiences alike with his prolific […]

Sandy Alcantara records his fifth complete game of 2022

Joe Trezza

By Joe Trezza www.mlb.com WASHINGTON — In the portfolio of pitching excellence that’s been Sandy Alcantara’s season, the gem he spun Sunday at Nationals Park might be the masterpiece. Or at least the centerpiece in the Marlins ace’s blossoming Cy Young case. In near-total control all the way through Miami’s […]

Joey Wentz auditioning for 2023 rotation role

Joe Trezza

By Joe Trezza www.mlb.com BALTIMORE — When outlining his vision for direction of the franchise Tuesday afternoon in Detroit, new Tigers president of baseball operations Scott Harris spent a notable chunk of his introductory press conference talking about winning the battle within the strike zone. Four hundred miles away, those […]

Justin Verlander’s 2022 AL Cy Young Award case

Joe Trezza

By Joe Trezza www.mlb.com BALTIMORE — Justin Verlander wasn’t unhittable on Thursday night like he was in his first start back from the injured list, but that’s not what the American League West champion Astros need as they look toward another deep October run. They just need Verlander to be […]

Trey Mancini returns to Camden Yards

Joe Trezza

By Joe Trezza www.mlb.com Trey Mancini returns to Camden Yards \n”,”providerName”:”Twitter”,”providerUrl”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”rich”,”width”:550,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”trey-mancini-returns-to-camden-yards\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.2″:{“data”:{“type”:”id”,”generated”:true,”id”:”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”trey-mancini-returns-to-camden-yards\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.2.data”,”typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”type”:”oembed”,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbed”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”trey-mancini-returns-to-camden-yards\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.3″:{“content”:”More firsts: The team bus dropping Mancini off at the stadium ramp, “rather than parking in the parking lot;” the visiting clubhouse (“I didn’t really know where anything was,” Mancini said); the route from the third-base dugout to greet old […]

Matt Olson homers, Bryce Elder shuts out Nationals

Joe Trezza

By Joe Trezza www.mlb.com Matt Olson homers, Bryce Elder shuts out Nationals \n”,”providerName”:”Twitter”,”providerUrl”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”rich”,”width”:550,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”matt-olson-homers-bryce-elder-complete-game-shutout\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.2″:{“data”:{“type”:”id”,”generated”:true,”id”:”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”matt-olson-homers-bryce-elder-complete-game-shutout\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.2.data”,”typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”type”:”oembed”,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbed”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”matt-olson-homers-bryce-elder-complete-game-shutout\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.3″:{“content”:”Despite that recent slump, the overall production has been there for Olson (29 homers, 95 RBIs), in his first season in Atlanta after arriving via trade and signing an eight-year, $168 million extension in March. But for the […]

Ronald Acuña Jr. homers twice vs. Nationals

Joe Trezza

By Joe Trezza www.mlb.com Ronald Acuña Jr. homers twice vs. Nationals \n”,”providerName”:”Twitter”,”providerUrl”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”rich”,”width”:550,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”ronald-acuna-jr-homers-twice-vs-nationals\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.3″:{“data”:{“type”:”id”,”generated”:true,”id”:”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”ronald-acuna-jr-homers-twice-vs-nationals\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.3.data”,”typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”type”:”oembed”,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbed”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”ronald-acuna-jr-homers-twice-vs-nationals\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.4″:{“content”:”The Braves arrived in D.C. this week trailing the Mets by 1 1/2 games in the division and looking to stack wins ahead of that enormous series. They’ve done just that. They were honored at the White House for […]

Braves lose to Nationals in 10th inning

Joe Trezza

By Joe Trezza www.mlb.com WASHINGTON — For four months now, the Braves have mashed, bashed and brawned their way up the National League East standings, playing at a .705 clip since June 1 to pull into a tie with the Mets atop the division on Tuesday night. Despite that juggernaut […]

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