[ad_1] NEW YORK -- Maybe it's something in the low-altitude Bronx air. On the night the Colorado Rockies visited Yankee Stadium for the first time in four seasons, a trio of former Rockies showed up, showed out and proved why the New York Yankees felt it was smart to acquire all three of them earlier this year."It felt really good," current Yankees reliever and former Rockie Adam Ottavino said following
[ad_1] SEATTLE -- The Los Angeles Angels have given up on their $11 million investment in Matt Harvey, designating the 30-year-old right-hander for assignment on Friday.Harvey was 3-5 with a 7.09 ERA in 12 starts. He gave up six runs, seven hits and five walks over six innings in a 6-2 loss to the Houston Astros on Thursday night."The decision was made because we felt like it would increase our
[ad_1] Aaron Boone's "savage" rant has netted him a one-game suspension.The New York Yankees manager was disciplined a day after being ejected from Thursday's 6-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.Boone was also fined an undisclosed amount for "inappropriate actions, including contact with the home plate umpire" during a tirade in which he called his own players "f---ing savages" and told umpire Brennan Miller "tighten it up right now, OK?"
[ad_1] Among this weekend's most interesting matchups are a clash of the NL East's top two teams, a showdown of exciting shortstops in Chicago and a host of games involving teams with deadline decisions that could be determined by their play on the field.Here's what we're most excited to see:The Braves and Nats meet this weekend (Sunday Night Baseball, 7 ET on ESPN). Is the NL East race over, or
[ad_1] The Houston Astros are not happy about scheduling that has them making a quick turnaround ahead of Friday night's home game against the Texas Rangers.The Astros played the final game of their series against the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night. The team was estimated to arrive back in Houston about 5:15 a.m. CT -- only 14 hours prior to first pitch for Friday's game."To censor myself, it's BS.
[ad_1] The past two years of Hall of Fame votes demonstrated that the mindset of the electorate has shifted to a bigger, more inclusive Hall that will reward recent players with the same generosity previous generations created in building a plaque gallery overstuffed with players from the 1920s and 1930s.Actually, that isn't a fair comparison. With the election of six players last year and six more who will be inducted
[ad_1] Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg singled and hit a 420-foot, three-run homer in the third inning of Thursday's game against the Braves in Atlanta.Strasburg led off the third inning with a single to center and scored the Nationals' first run, tying the game.The Nationals batted around, and when Strasburg came up the second time with two outs and two on, he drove a 92 mph fastball from Touki Toussaint
[ad_1] New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone went on a profane rant Thursday that seemed to spark his team's rally from a slow start to a 6-2 victory in the first game of a doubleheader against the Tampa Bay Rays.The rant came after rookie umpire Brennan Miller called Brett Gardner out on strikes in the second inning. Gardner returned to the dugout, where he slammed his bat into the bat
[ad_1] NEW YORK -- Yankees manager Aaron Boone went on a profane rant Thursday after rookie umpire Brennan Miller called Brett Gardner out on strikes in the second inning of a doubleheader opener against Tampa Bay.Miller, umpiring behind the plate for the fifth time in a major league game, called Aaron Judge out on strikes following DJ LeMahieu's leadoff double in the first.Gardner batted in the second after Gio Urshela's
[ad_1] The Dodgers are irate with Philadelphia Phillies reliever Hector Neris, who celebrated his save against them Thursday with a fist pump and then a staredown into the Los Angeles dugout."Neris got the save and looked right into our dugout and screamed as loud as he could, 'F--- you!,'" first baseman Max Muncy told reporters after the game.The Dodgers stayed in the dugout watching Neris. On the broadcast, it appeared