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NBC Sports Bay Area & California
1 day ago
San Francisco Giants

Giants' mistakes pile up in another loss on crucial road trip

Dodgers wanted Blake Snell but missed out, Giants struggling without that jolt. [ more ]
Dodger Blue
4 days ago
LA Dodgers

Freddie Freeman reacts to Red Sox intentionally walking Will Smith

Dodgers' offense quiet until eighth inning
Freeman's grand slam shifted the game [ more ]
Dodger Blue
2 months ago
LA Dodgers

Dodgers News: Gavin Stone Made 'A Couple' Mistakes That D-Backs Took Advantage Of

Gavin Stone's performance for the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Arizona Diamondbacks fell short compared to his recent hot streak. [ more ]
NBC Sports Bay Area & California
2 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Hicks' strong start resumes in first taste of Giants-Dodgers rivalry

The Los Angeles Dodgers pose a significant challenge for pitchers, even experienced ones like Logan Webb. [ more ]
Dodger Blue
2 months ago
LA Dodgers

Dodgers News: Road Trip Hot Streak Displayed 'A Lot Of Good Baseball'

The Los Angeles Dodgers secured the top spot in the National League West after a successful road trip, showcasing strong offense and pitching. [ more ]
Dodger Blue
2 months ago
LA Dodgers

Dodgers News: Teoscar Hernandez Avoiding Mindset Of Trying To 'Do Too Much'

The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-4, with Teoscar Hernandez delivering a pivotal hit with the bases loaded. [ more ]
NBC Sports Bay Area & California
1 day ago
San Francisco Giants

Giants' mistakes pile up in another loss on crucial road trip

Dodgers wanted Blake Snell but missed out, Giants struggling without that jolt. [ more ]
Dodger Blue
4 days ago
LA Dodgers

Freddie Freeman reacts to Red Sox intentionally walking Will Smith

Dodgers' offense quiet until eighth inning
Freeman's grand slam shifted the game [ more ]
Dodger Blue
2 months ago
LA Dodgers

Dodgers News: Gavin Stone Made 'A Couple' Mistakes That D-Backs Took Advantage Of

Gavin Stone's performance for the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Arizona Diamondbacks fell short compared to his recent hot streak. [ more ]
NBC Sports Bay Area & California
2 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Hicks' strong start resumes in first taste of Giants-Dodgers rivalry

The Los Angeles Dodgers pose a significant challenge for pitchers, even experienced ones like Logan Webb. [ more ]
Dodger Blue
2 months ago
LA Dodgers

Dodgers News: Road Trip Hot Streak Displayed 'A Lot Of Good Baseball'

The Los Angeles Dodgers secured the top spot in the National League West after a successful road trip, showcasing strong offense and pitching. [ more ]
Dodger Blue
2 months ago
LA Dodgers

Dodgers News: Teoscar Hernandez Avoiding Mindset Of Trying To 'Do Too Much'

The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-4, with Teoscar Hernandez delivering a pivotal hit with the bases loaded. [ more ]
morelos-angeles-dodgers
NESN.com
2 days ago
Boston Red Sox

Red Sox's Alex Cora Stressed This Point Amid Rough Dodger Series

Despite a tough series, the Red Sox are still focused on making moves before the trade deadline. [ more ]
NESN.com
1 month ago
Boston Red Sox

How Dustin Pedroia's Old Red Sox Core Could Benefit Boston's Future

Pedroia emphasizes the value of long-term chemistry among a team's core members for sustainable success. [ more ]
Yahoo Sports
1 month ago
Chicago White Sox

If Frank Thomas was managing White Sox 'it'd be a torn up clubhouse almost every night'

Legendary slugger Frank Thomas suggests the White Sox need a shake-up in the clubhouse to boost motivation and urgency. [ more ]
#mlb
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
Major League Baseball

Athletics walked off by Tampa Bay, setting up series rubber match

Jose Siri made a game-winning play for Tampa Bay Rays in a 4-3 victory over Oakland Athletics. [ more ]
NBC Sports Bay Area & California
2 months ago
San Francisco Giants

What we learned as Chappy homers again in Giants' comeback win

The Giants rallied for another come-from-behind victory with Matt Chapman's three-run home run in the eighth inning. [ more ]
Pinstripe Alley
2 months ago
New York Yankees

New York Yankees @ Minnesota Twins: Clarke Schmidt vs. Joe Ryan

The New York Yankees aim for a sweep against the Minnesota Twins after a series of victories. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
2 months ago
Major League Baseball

Bat speed, blasts, swing length: Where do Ohtani, Betts, Freeman rank in MLB's new measurables?

Utilizing the slowest hitter, Luis Arráez, with a 62.4 mph swing speed, can be more effective than the fastest hitter in certain game situations. [ more ]
NBC Sports Bay Area & California
2 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Should Giants call up Mason Black to fill troublesome rotation hole?

The Giants lost 6-2 to the Red Sox despite a challenging pitching situation. [ more ]
WTOP News
2 months ago
Chicago

MLB-worst White Sox snap 7-game skid with their 4th win of the season, 9-4 over Rays - WTOP News

Maldonado's three-run homer helps White Sox break losing streak, showing improvement despite a rough start to the season. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
Major League Baseball

Athletics walked off by Tampa Bay, setting up series rubber match

Jose Siri made a game-winning play for Tampa Bay Rays in a 4-3 victory over Oakland Athletics. [ more ]
NBC Sports Bay Area & California
2 months ago
San Francisco Giants

What we learned as Chappy homers again in Giants' comeback win

The Giants rallied for another come-from-behind victory with Matt Chapman's three-run home run in the eighth inning. [ more ]
Pinstripe Alley
2 months ago
New York Yankees

New York Yankees @ Minnesota Twins: Clarke Schmidt vs. Joe Ryan

The New York Yankees aim for a sweep against the Minnesota Twins after a series of victories. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
2 months ago
Major League Baseball

Bat speed, blasts, swing length: Where do Ohtani, Betts, Freeman rank in MLB's new measurables?

Utilizing the slowest hitter, Luis Arráez, with a 62.4 mph swing speed, can be more effective than the fastest hitter in certain game situations. [ more ]
NBC Sports Bay Area & California
2 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Should Giants call up Mason Black to fill troublesome rotation hole?

The Giants lost 6-2 to the Red Sox despite a challenging pitching situation. [ more ]
WTOP News
2 months ago
Chicago

MLB-worst White Sox snap 7-game skid with their 4th win of the season, 9-4 over Rays - WTOP News

Maldonado's three-run homer helps White Sox break losing streak, showing improvement despite a rough start to the season. [ more ]
moremlb
ESPN.com
1 month ago
Major League Baseball

'You just have to find who you are': Why some pitchers are prioritizing execution over velocity

Logan Webb defies conventional pitching norms with effective performance despite lower velocity. [ more ]
Faithandfearinflushing
2 months ago
New York Mets

Helping Out the Mets

Reminder to keep pushing after early lead in baseball for long-term success. [ more ]
Defector
2 months ago
Chicago Cubs

Absolute Skenes | Defector

Paul Skenes, a rookie pitcher for the Pirates, displayed impressive pitching skills, although his performance was not consistently dominant across his first two major league starts. [ more ]
#offensive-performance
Pinstripe Alley
2 months ago
New York Yankees

Ask Pinstripe Alley: Yankees mailbag questions request

Aaron Judge's recent performance has significantly contributed to the Yankees' success. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Kyle Harrison shoves in Coors Field to lead Giants past Rockies

Kyle Harrison excelled with a seven shutout-inning performance in Coors Field, supported by LaMonte Wade Jr.'s offensive prowess. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
San Francisco Giants

SF Giants turn power back on to beat Rays with 5 home runs

Giants break homerless drought with a power-packed performance, securing an 11-2 win over the Rays. [ more ]
Pinstripe Alley
3 months ago
New York Yankees

Yankees At-Bat of the Week: Giancarlo Stanton (4/7)

Giancarlo Stanton's performance is crucial for the team's overall offensive success and his consistency is key for long-term impact.
Stanton's improvement in handling challenging pitches, like high heaters, is evident even in the early stages of the season. [ more ]
Pinstripe Alley
2 months ago
New York Yankees

Ask Pinstripe Alley: Yankees mailbag questions request

Aaron Judge's recent performance has significantly contributed to the Yankees' success. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Kyle Harrison shoves in Coors Field to lead Giants past Rockies

Kyle Harrison excelled with a seven shutout-inning performance in Coors Field, supported by LaMonte Wade Jr.'s offensive prowess. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
San Francisco Giants

SF Giants turn power back on to beat Rays with 5 home runs

Giants break homerless drought with a power-packed performance, securing an 11-2 win over the Rays. [ more ]
Pinstripe Alley
3 months ago
New York Yankees

Yankees At-Bat of the Week: Giancarlo Stanton (4/7)

Giancarlo Stanton's performance is crucial for the team's overall offensive success and his consistency is key for long-term impact.
Stanton's improvement in handling challenging pitches, like high heaters, is evident even in the early stages of the season. [ more ]
moreoffensive-performance
#player-performance
NESN.com
2 months ago
Boston Red Sox

Red Sox Notes: Recurring Situations Troubling Boston's Offense

The Boston Red Sox struggle to produce clutch hits, leaving runners on base and missing key opportunities to spark their offense. [ more ]
Miami Herald
2 months ago
Major League Baseball

Marlins will task Chisholm, Brujan to step in for Arraez in the lineup, on the field

Miami Marlins have a history of constant change, transitioning between players and positions for a competitive roster. [ more ]
Pinstripe Alley
3 months ago
New York Yankees

Yankees At-Bat of the Week: Juan Soto (3/31)

Analyzing at-bats pitch-by-pitch reveals strategic decisions and player performance.
Understanding hitter-pitcher matchups and pitch sequences is crucial in baseball strategy. [ more ]
Pinstripe Alley
4 months ago
New York Yankees

Trent Grisham is a nine-hole hitter-and that's a compliment

The leadoff batter for the Yankees in 2024 is uncertain due to injuries and player performance.
The decision on who will bat last in the lineup is often overlooked but can impact the team's overall strategy. [ more ]
Pinstripe Alley
4 months ago
New York Yankees

Yankees Mailbag: Development struggles, hitting the red button, and more Snell talk

The Yankees have had a limited number of position player prospects with above-average production since 2000.
The team has been successful in trading away prospects for value rather than holding onto them. [ more ]
Saratogian
3 weeks ago
New York Mets

Ex-ValleyCat J.D. Martinez's tenth inning home run leads Mets to win over Nationals

The Mets faced multiple setbacks with injuries and suspensions but managed to secure a win against the Washington Nationals. [ more ]
NESN.com
2 months ago
Boston Red Sox

Red Sox Notes: Recurring Situations Troubling Boston's Offense

The Boston Red Sox struggle to produce clutch hits, leaving runners on base and missing key opportunities to spark their offense. [ more ]
Miami Herald
2 months ago
Major League Baseball

Marlins will task Chisholm, Brujan to step in for Arraez in the lineup, on the field

Miami Marlins have a history of constant change, transitioning between players and positions for a competitive roster. [ more ]
Pinstripe Alley
3 months ago
New York Yankees

Yankees At-Bat of the Week: Juan Soto (3/31)

Analyzing at-bats pitch-by-pitch reveals strategic decisions and player performance.
Understanding hitter-pitcher matchups and pitch sequences is crucial in baseball strategy. [ more ]
Pinstripe Alley
4 months ago
New York Yankees

Trent Grisham is a nine-hole hitter-and that's a compliment

The leadoff batter for the Yankees in 2024 is uncertain due to injuries and player performance.
The decision on who will bat last in the lineup is often overlooked but can impact the team's overall strategy. [ more ]
Pinstripe Alley
4 months ago
New York Yankees

Yankees Mailbag: Development struggles, hitting the red button, and more Snell talk

The Yankees have had a limited number of position player prospects with above-average production since 2000.
The team has been successful in trading away prospects for value rather than holding onto them. [ more ]
Saratogian
3 weeks ago
New York Mets

Ex-ValleyCat J.D. Martinez's tenth inning home run leads Mets to win over Nationals

The Mets faced multiple setbacks with injuries and suspensions but managed to secure a win against the Washington Nationals. [ more ]
moreplayer-performance
#san-francisco-giants
SFGATE
2 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Broadcasters suggest SF Giants pitcher tipped pitches vs. Rockies

Pitcher Keaton Winn potentially tipping pitches resulting in a disastrous inning for the Giants. [ more ]
NBC Sports Bay Area & California
2 months ago
San Francisco Giants

With Snell sidelined, Giants bullpen again struggles to fill gaps

Giants facing bullpen challenges due to injuries and lack of depth. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Ultra-efficient Kyle Harrison, pair of homers from Matt Chapman power SF Giants' first win of season

Kyle Harrison impressively limited Padres to 2 runs in 6 innings with high efficiency.
Harrison showcased great pitching control and strategy in his first start of the season. [ more ]
McCovey Chronicles
1 month ago
San Francisco Giants

The Do's and Don'ts of judging the Giants with 100 games remaining

Ignore tough series against superior teams like the Yankees and focus on Wild Card competition. [ more ]
Sfbayca
3 weeks ago
San Francisco Giants

Giants give up tenth inning homer, drop series finale to Cubs as three-game win streak ends

Ian Happ's go-ahead homer led the Cubs to break the Giants' winning streak with a 5-3 victory in the tenth inning. [ more ]
SFGATE
2 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Broadcasters suggest SF Giants pitcher tipped pitches vs. Rockies

Pitcher Keaton Winn potentially tipping pitches resulting in a disastrous inning for the Giants. [ more ]
NBC Sports Bay Area & California
2 months ago
San Francisco Giants

With Snell sidelined, Giants bullpen again struggles to fill gaps

Giants facing bullpen challenges due to injuries and lack of depth. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Ultra-efficient Kyle Harrison, pair of homers from Matt Chapman power SF Giants' first win of season

Kyle Harrison impressively limited Padres to 2 runs in 6 innings with high efficiency.
Harrison showcased great pitching control and strategy in his first start of the season. [ more ]
McCovey Chronicles
1 month ago
San Francisco Giants

The Do's and Don'ts of judging the Giants with 100 games remaining

Ignore tough series against superior teams like the Yankees and focus on Wild Card competition. [ more ]
Sfbayca
3 weeks ago
San Francisco Giants

Giants give up tenth inning homer, drop series finale to Cubs as three-game win streak ends

Ian Happ's go-ahead homer led the Cubs to break the Giants' winning streak with a 5-3 victory in the tenth inning. [ more ]
moresan-francisco-giants
#game-analysis
STLtoday.com
2 months ago
Major League Baseball

BenFred: Sunday was a gut-test game for the Cardinals. They failed. Miserably.

Some games can reveal the character and performance of a team, exemplifying more than just a win or a loss. [ more ]
Deadspin
3 months ago
Chicago White Sox

Phillies hope bats heat up in series opener vs. White Sox

Philadelphia Phillies manager Rob Thomson remains optimistic about the team's potential for high-scoring games. [ more ]
Pinstripe Alley
1 month ago
New York Yankees

Today on Pinstripe Alley - 6/22/24

Teams and players are never as good as they look when at best or as bad as they appear at worst. [ more ]
STLtoday.com
2 months ago
Major League Baseball

BenFred: Sunday was a gut-test game for the Cardinals. They failed. Miserably.

Some games can reveal the character and performance of a team, exemplifying more than just a win or a loss. [ more ]
Deadspin
3 months ago
Chicago White Sox

Phillies hope bats heat up in series opener vs. White Sox

Philadelphia Phillies manager Rob Thomson remains optimistic about the team's potential for high-scoring games. [ more ]
Pinstripe Alley
1 month ago
New York Yankees

Today on Pinstripe Alley - 6/22/24

Teams and players are never as good as they look when at best or as bad as they appear at worst. [ more ]
moregame-analysis
#player-development
NESN.com
2 months ago
Boston Red Sox

Red Sox Expand Role Of Young Bat, Hope For Big League Return

The Red Sox are focusing on developing Enmanuel Valdez's versatility to increase his chances of returning to the team. [ more ]
Dodgers Nation
3 months ago
LA Dodgers

Dodgers Going to Be 'Extra Patient' in Re-Evaluating Gavin Lux This Season

Manager Dave Roberts is giving Gavin Lux a longer leash to prove himself due to his previous knee injury.
Lux's struggles at the plate and decision-making are attributed to facing more secondary pitches compared to fastballs in spring training. [ more ]
Pinstripe Alley
4 months ago
New York Yankees

Yankees tie Phillies 6-6, lose 11-6 to Tigers

Players may intentionally struggle in games to work on specific skills, like waiting to swing late on purpose
Spring training performances may not reflect true abilities as players experiment with different strategies [ more ]
Pinstripe Alley
5 months ago
New York Yankees

Around the Empire: Yankees news - 2/21/24

Responsible athlete maintains physical strength for injury prevention
Hitting third is significant to Judge in the lineup [ more ]
Pinstripe Alley
1 month ago
New York Yankees

Yankees 5, Twins 1: Luis Gil shines in six shutout innings

Highlighting Luis Gil's impressive performance on the field and potential for further growth despite some areas for improvement. [ more ]
NESN.com
2 months ago
Boston Red Sox

Red Sox Expand Role Of Young Bat, Hope For Big League Return

The Red Sox are focusing on developing Enmanuel Valdez's versatility to increase his chances of returning to the team. [ more ]
Dodgers Nation
3 months ago
LA Dodgers

Dodgers Going to Be 'Extra Patient' in Re-Evaluating Gavin Lux This Season

Manager Dave Roberts is giving Gavin Lux a longer leash to prove himself due to his previous knee injury.
Lux's struggles at the plate and decision-making are attributed to facing more secondary pitches compared to fastballs in spring training. [ more ]
Pinstripe Alley
4 months ago
New York Yankees

Yankees tie Phillies 6-6, lose 11-6 to Tigers

Players may intentionally struggle in games to work on specific skills, like waiting to swing late on purpose
Spring training performances may not reflect true abilities as players experiment with different strategies [ more ]
Pinstripe Alley
5 months ago
New York Yankees

Around the Empire: Yankees news - 2/21/24

Responsible athlete maintains physical strength for injury prevention
Hitting third is significant to Judge in the lineup [ more ]
Pinstripe Alley
1 month ago
New York Yankees

Yankees 5, Twins 1: Luis Gil shines in six shutout innings

Highlighting Luis Gil's impressive performance on the field and potential for further growth despite some areas for improvement. [ more ]
moreplayer-development
Dodger Blue
3 months ago
LA Dodgers

Recap: Dodgers Rally From Early Deficit But Bullpen Struggles In Loss to Mets

The importance of starting strong in the first inning for pitchers is crucial for success. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Major League Baseball

Whitey Herzog, Hall of Fame Cardinals Manager, Dies at 92

Whitey Herzog was a successful Hall of Fame manager known for his Whiteyball approach emphasizing speed, defense, and pitching. [ more ]
#brandon-nimmo
Newsday
3 months ago
New York Mets

Mets' Nimmo base-stealing philosophy has a wrinkle this season

Brandon Nimmo's position change to left field may lead to more opportunities for base-stealing due to reduced leg workload. [ more ]
Newsday
4 months ago
New York Mets

Brandon Nimmo makes delayed spring debut for Mets

Brandon Nimmo made his delayed debut in spring training, taking a patient approach to staying healthy.
The Mets plan for Nimmo to play leftfield and centerfield this season, practicing in both spots during spring training. [ more ]
Newsday
3 months ago
New York Mets

Mets' Nimmo base-stealing philosophy has a wrinkle this season

Brandon Nimmo's position change to left field may lead to more opportunities for base-stealing due to reduced leg workload. [ more ]
Newsday
4 months ago
New York Mets

Brandon Nimmo makes delayed spring debut for Mets

Brandon Nimmo made his delayed debut in spring training, taking a patient approach to staying healthy.
The Mets plan for Nimmo to play leftfield and centerfield this season, practicing in both spots during spring training. [ more ]
morebrandon-nimmo
#player-management
Pinstripe Alley
3 months ago
New York Yankees

Today on Pinstripe Alley - 4/15/24

Even in a strong season, missed winnable games can be frustrating, emphasizing the importance of tightening team performance for success. [ more ]
www.amny.com
3 months ago
New York Mets

Starling Marte to get 3-4 rest, DH days during Mets' busy opening stretch | amNewYork

The Mets plan to manage Starling Marte's workload carefully due to an intensive schedule.
Utilizing the designated hitter position allows the team to keep Marte's bat in the lineup while minimizing wear and tear. [ more ]
Pinstripe Alley
3 months ago
New York Yankees

Today on Pinstripe Alley - 4/15/24

Even in a strong season, missed winnable games can be frustrating, emphasizing the importance of tightening team performance for success. [ more ]
www.amny.com
3 months ago
New York Mets

Starling Marte to get 3-4 rest, DH days during Mets' busy opening stretch | amNewYork

The Mets plan to manage Starling Marte's workload carefully due to an intensive schedule.
Utilizing the designated hitter position allows the team to keep Marte's bat in the lineup while minimizing wear and tear. [ more ]
moreplayer-management
Pinstripe Alley
3 months ago
New York Yankees

Yankees 2, Marlins 5: Third-inning slip-up sinks Stroman, shot at sweep

The Yankees had a strong start to the season with four series wins but missed completing a sweep against the Marlins.
Marcus Stroman, despite a decent performance, faced challenges against the Marlins, leading to the Yankees' loss. [ more ]
Mets360
3 months ago
New York Mets

Wednesday catch-all thread (4/10/24)

Advocacy for multiple bullpen pitchers capable of multiple innings
Identifying potential pitchers suitable for multi-inning roles [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Kyle Harrison strikes out eight, but offensive struggles plague Giants again

Kyle Harrison showcased an impressive fastball striking out batters but faced challenges as opponents adapted.
Despite some setbacks, Harrison displayed strong pitching skills with effective changeups and command. [ more ]
#injuries
NESN.com
3 months ago
Boston Red Sox

Alex Cora Sends Message To Red Sox About Trevor Story's Injury

Replacing Trevor Story's contributions is a challenge for the Red Sox.
Boston Red Sox must adapt and move forward despite Story's injury.
Team plans to utilize platooning and infield depth during Story's absence. [ more ]
ESPN.com
3 months ago
New York Yankees

Life without Gerrit Cole? For the Yankees, it begins with the bats

The New York Yankees face challenges at the beginning of the season with key players placed on the injured list, including star pitcher Gerrit Cole.
The Yankees are focusing on a win-now mission and are relying on a combination of solid pitching, bullpen performance, defense, and a strong lineup to succeed. [ more ]
Pinstripe Alley
4 months ago
New York Yankees

Ask Pinstripe Alley: Yankees mailbag questions request

Yankees dealing with setbacks but avoiding major disasters
Pitching staff adjustments in Cole's absence [ more ]
NESN.com
3 months ago
Boston Red Sox

Alex Cora Sends Message To Red Sox About Trevor Story's Injury

Replacing Trevor Story's contributions is a challenge for the Red Sox.
Boston Red Sox must adapt and move forward despite Story's injury.
Team plans to utilize platooning and infield depth during Story's absence. [ more ]
ESPN.com
3 months ago
New York Yankees

Life without Gerrit Cole? For the Yankees, it begins with the bats

The New York Yankees face challenges at the beginning of the season with key players placed on the injured list, including star pitcher Gerrit Cole.
The Yankees are focusing on a win-now mission and are relying on a combination of solid pitching, bullpen performance, defense, and a strong lineup to succeed. [ more ]
Pinstripe Alley
4 months ago
New York Yankees

Ask Pinstripe Alley: Yankees mailbag questions request

Yankees dealing with setbacks but avoiding major disasters
Pitching staff adjustments in Cole's absence [ more ]
moreinjuries
Dodgers Nation
3 months ago
LA Dodgers

Dodgers' Yoshinobu Yamamoto Tweaked Glove Position to Add Deception With Pitches

Yoshinobu Yamamoto made adjustments to his game, particularly with his glove positioning to enhance deception and comfort on the mound.
Changes in Yamamoto's glove positioning led to improved performance, allowing him to pitch effectively and strike out batters in recent outings. [ more ]
Pinstripe Alley
3 months ago
New York Yankees

Yankees 9, Blue Jays 8: Bombers grind Gausman down

The Yankees offense showed renewed focus and discipline in their game against Kevin Gausman.
The Yankees took advantage of Gausman's decreased velocity and disciplined approach at the plate. [ more ]
#boston-red-sox
NESN.com
3 months ago
Boston Red Sox

Red Sox's Rafael Devers Rewarded Early After Offseason Change

Devers made a significant change in lowering his hands for a more direct path to the ball.
The adjustment helped Devers hit a homer in his second at-bat during Opening Day, showcasing immediate results. [ more ]
NESN.com
3 months ago
Boston Red Sox

What Latest Jordan Montgomery Update Says About Red Sox Pitching Belief

The Boston Red Sox are entering the season without an external addition to the starting rotation, focusing on internal improvements.
The Red Sox have put a strong emphasis on building a pitching development infrastructure to elevate the performance of their pitchers. [ more ]
NESN.com
4 weeks ago
Boston Red Sox

How Josh Winckowski's Relief Outing Keeps Red Sox Fresh

Josh Winckowski's impressive return to the Boston Red Sox bullpen was crucial in providing much-needed relief and stability after a recent heavy use of the bullpen.
Winckowski's strong performance, including a quality start with six innings of two-run ball and eight strikeouts, significantly contributed to Boston's chances of winning the series. [ more ]
NESN.com
3 months ago
Boston Red Sox

Red Sox's Rafael Devers Rewarded Early After Offseason Change

Devers made a significant change in lowering his hands for a more direct path to the ball.
The adjustment helped Devers hit a homer in his second at-bat during Opening Day, showcasing immediate results. [ more ]
NESN.com
3 months ago
Boston Red Sox

What Latest Jordan Montgomery Update Says About Red Sox Pitching Belief

The Boston Red Sox are entering the season without an external addition to the starting rotation, focusing on internal improvements.
The Red Sox have put a strong emphasis on building a pitching development infrastructure to elevate the performance of their pitchers. [ more ]
NESN.com
4 weeks ago
Boston Red Sox

How Josh Winckowski's Relief Outing Keeps Red Sox Fresh

Josh Winckowski's impressive return to the Boston Red Sox bullpen was crucial in providing much-needed relief and stability after a recent heavy use of the bullpen.
Winckowski's strong performance, including a quality start with six innings of two-run ball and eight strikeouts, significantly contributed to Boston's chances of winning the series. [ more ]
moreboston-red-sox
New York Post
4 months ago
New York Mets

Mets 'have to be more conscious of' obstruction rule after Joey Wendle play

Wendle faced obstruction call due to stricter enforcement by MLB, leading to a run for the Nationals.
Mets' middle infielders adjusting by refining tags and avoiding blocking baserunners by following running lanes marked in the dirt. [ more ]
New York Post
4 months ago
New York Mets

Mets still searching for Pete Alonso's protector in lineup

Alonso's subpar season correlated with poor performance from Mets' No. 5 hitters with a third-worst OPS.
Lineup protection is a debated concept, but players like Adam Ottavino believe in its impact on the game. [ more ]
McCovey Chronicles
1 month ago
San Francisco Giants

Brett Wisely draws his first walk of the season in Giants' 8-5 loss to the Diamondbacks

Mike Yastrzemski's 3-run homer demonstrated latent potential despite a losing streak. [ more ]
Faithandfearinflushing
3 weeks ago
New York Mets

The New Market Inefficiency

Discovering a new market inefficiency as a fan: Skipping parts of the game that don't matter can still lead to catching the key moments. [ more ]
ESPN.com
1 month ago
Major League Baseball

Phils expect Turner back Monday after 6 weeks out

The Philadelphia Phillies expect star shortstop Trea Turner's return after a hamstring injury, highlighting their strong performance in his absence. [ more ]
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