Baseball league – NMS Baseball http://nmsbaseball.com/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 11:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://nmsbaseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-54-150x150.png Baseball league – NMS Baseball http://nmsbaseball.com/ 32 32 Major League Baseball Results | saturday | Sports https://nmsbaseball.com/major-league-baseball-results-saturday-sports/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/major-league-baseball-results-saturday-sports/ CHICAGO — Willson Contreras had three hits and stole a base in his opener against younger brother William, helping Chicago pass Atlanta. Chicago won a day after ending its 10-game losing streak and also snapping the Braves’ 14-game winning streak. The Contreras brothers both started at receiver, marking the first time they shared a pitch. […]]]>

CHICAGO — Willson Contreras had three hits and stole a base in his opener against younger brother William, helping Chicago pass Atlanta.

Chicago won a day after ending its 10-game losing streak and also snapping the Braves’ 14-game winning streak.

The Contreras brothers both started at receiver, marking the first time they shared a pitch.

Justin Steele (2-5) earned his first win since making his season debut on April 9 against Milwaukee. He allowed two runs and five hits in five innings. Rafael Ortega homered and Alfonso Rivas and Andrelton Simmons each had two hits for the Cubs.

TORONTO — Jameson Taillon and two relievers combined on five hits, Aaron Hicks lined up a three-run double and the New York Yankees extended their winning streak to nine by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 4- 0 Saturday.

Taillon (8-1) allowed four hits and struck out eight in 5 2/3 innings to win his eighth straight decision.

Michael King worked two innings and Clay Holmes got the last four outs. The Yankees threw their 11th shutout of the season and improved to become the best in the major leagues 49-16.

PITTSBURGH – Brandon Crawford tied the game with an RBI single in the sixth and gave some breathing room with an RBI double in the ninth as San Francisco rallied against Pittsburgh.

Wilmer Flores and Austin Slater homered for the Giants, who won seven of eight games and 13 of 19 to go 10 games above .500 (37-27) for the first time this season.

Alex Wood (5-5) gave up a three-run homer to Pittsburgh’s Diego Castillo in fourth but held on long enough to win. Wood allowed four runs on six hits with two walks and four strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.

BALTIMORE – Harold Ramirez hit a decisive sacrificial fly in the top of the ninth inning, and Tampa Bay ended its four-game losing streak with a win over Baltimore.

Francisco Mejía had a career-high four hits for the Rays and Yandy Díaz had three.

Díaz also tied with one out on Dillon Tate (0-3) in the ninth. Ji-Man Choi followed with a single and Tate hit Randy Arozarena with a two-hit pitch to charge the bases. Ramirez’s fly right put the Rays in front.

OAKLAND — Brad Keller allowed one hit in seven clean innings, helping Kansas City pass Oakland for its third straight win.

Jose Cuas struck out two batters and allowed a one-out double in the eighth. Scott Barlow put down the last four batters for his eighth save to complete the two-hitter.

The A’s were shut out for the eighth time this season, lost their eighth straight at home and fell to a worst 22-45. Oakland has lost 15 of its 17 games.

HOUSTON – Johnny Cueto and Reynaldo López combined for a three hit and Luis Robert tied a career high with four RBIs as Chicago pounced on Justin Verlander early in a win over Houston.

Cueto (1-3) allowed two hits and struck out five in seven innings, a season high, for his first win since July 29 with San Francisco.

NEW YORK — Taijuan Walker gave up 18 straight and pitched the seventh inning, Francisco Lindor homered for the second straight game, and New York beat Miami.

The Mets have won three straight and five of six, earning their best 44th win in the NL and bettering their season record with 21 games over .500.

Walker (5-2) threw a run and struck out nine in 6 2/3 innings.

MILWAUKEE — Willy Adames and Hunter Renfroe homered for the second straight day, rookie Jason Alexander picked up his first career victory and Milwaukee beat Cincinnati.

Jace Peterson made two runs with a double in the sixth inning on a helicopter over the head of jumping first baseman Mike Moustakas, and Milwaukee won back-to-back games for the first time this month.

DETROIT — Eric Haase had three hits, including one of Detroit’s three homers, and the Tigers snapped a six-game losing streak with a win over Texas.

Javy Baez and Robbie Grossman also homered, and top prospect Riley Greene scored twice in his major league debut for Detroit. Rony Garcia (1-2) picked up the win, allowing four runs on four hits over six innings.

Phillies 2, Nationals 1 (10 innings)

WASHINGTON — Pinch hitter Rhys Hoskins got the go-ahead in the 10th inning and Philadelphia beat Washington for its 15th win in 17 games.

The Phillies are a season high with five games over .500 and 14-2 since the firing of former coach Joe Girardi on June 3.

The last-place Nationals lost the day they removed organization stalwart No. 11 Ryan Zimmerman.

BOSTON — Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer against the Green Monster in the first inning and St. Louis opened it with a six-run sixth in a win at Boston, where Neil Diamond made a rare appearance to sing “Sweet Caroline” – a must-have song in the middle of the eighth at Fenway Park.

DENVER — Ryan McMahon’s third hit of the game was a decisive solo homer late in the eighth inning, leading the Colorado Rockies to a 5-4 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night.

CJ Cron and Charlie Blackmon also homered for the Rockies, who won their second straight game after a seven-game losing streak at home.

PHOENIX — Gary Sánchez broke a long two-run homer that capped a six-run third inning, Dylan Bundy pitched eight effective innings and the Minnesota Twins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-1.

The Twins took the lead to a 6-0 lead with their big third inning, highlighted by a gigantic two-out, two-run homer from Sánchez who ran 456 feet into the left-center seats and left his bat. over 107 mph. It was the eighth homer of the season for the two-time All-Star.

Alex Kirilloff – recently recalled from Triple-A – added a two-run brace. The Twins did heavy damage offensively even without star hitter Byron Buxton, who had a day off scheduled.

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Yankees tell MLB they want to play in first major league games in Paris https://nmsbaseball.com/yankees-tell-mlb-they-want-to-play-in-first-major-league-games-in-paris/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 23:08:32 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/yankees-tell-mlb-they-want-to-play-in-first-major-league-games-in-paris/ Getty Images The New York Yankees have informed Major League Baseball that they would like to be involved when the league plays its first-ever games in Paris in 2025. according to the Associated Press. The Los Angeles Dodgers have already expressed interest in the Paris games. “That’s cool. That sounds pretty exciting,” Yankees ace Gerrit […]]]>
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The New York Yankees have informed Major League Baseball that they would like to be involved when the league plays its first-ever games in Paris in 2025. according to the Associated Press. The Los Angeles Dodgers have already expressed interest in the Paris games.

“That’s cool. That sounds pretty exciting,” Yankees ace Gerrit Cole told The Associated Press. “It’s going to be a really special opportunity.”

As part of the new collective bargaining agreement, MLB and the MLB Players Association have agreed to play a series of games internationally, and Paris is on the list of destinations. Paris games are scheduled for June 2025. MLB also plans to play games in the Dominican Republic, London, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Paris and the Dominican Republic are new destinations.

The Paris matches would be played at the Stade de France, an 80,000-seat stadium which opened in 1998 and is home to France’s national football and rugby teams. In 2019, the Yankees and Boston Red Sox played two games in London. These were MLB’s first games in Europe and they were played at London Stadium, another converted football facility.

MLB hasn’t played a game outside of the United States or Canada since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The league is planning a return to London in 2023. MLB has also played regular season games in Australia, Japan, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

The NBA played a game in Paris in January 2020 and will return in 2023. Paris will also host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

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MLB Power 2022 Rankings Week 10 https://nmsbaseball.com/mlb-power-2022-rankings-week-10/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 05:34:49 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/mlb-power-2022-rankings-week-10/ The Phillies’ incredible surge propelled them into our latest weekly power rankings, while the Brewers have gone the other way since last week’s rankings after losing first place in the National League Central. Meanwhile, the Yankees continue to ride in a dominant fashion as some of their closest competitors have faltered over the past week. […]]]>

The Phillies’ incredible surge propelled them into our latest weekly power rankings, while the Brewers have gone the other way since last week’s rankings after losing first place in the National League Central. Meanwhile, the Yankees continue to ride in a dominant fashion as some of their closest competitors have faltered over the past week. Here’s a look at this week’s rankings:

Biggest Leap: Despite losing for the first time under interim manager Rob Thomson on Sunday, the Phillies have been one of the hottest teams in baseball, starting a nine-game winning streak Sunday behind the .433 average of Bryce Harper and five homers during that span. As a result, the Phils jump six spots to No. 14. The Braves, who won their 11th in a row on Sunday, come in second by jumping four spots to No. 8.

Biggest drop: The Brewers were flying high on June 2, going 33-20 and a spot atop the NL Central standings. Milwaukee then struggled, losing eight in a row before finally breaking the skid with a 4-1 victory over the Nationals in Washington on Sunday. The result was a six-place drop from the top five to No.11.

1. Yankees (44-16, last week: 1)
The Yankees held the No. 1 spot in our Power Rankings last week, and it wasn’t a tough call to keep them there. The Bronx Bombers were a unanimous pick for No. 1 this week, and for good reason: They beat the Cubs in a weekend sweep at Yankee Stadium in which they beat Chicago, 28-5 . That included an 18-4 loss on Sunday that capped a 5-1 week. The Yanks lead the Majors in home runs (98), wRC+ (121) and team ERA (2.84), among other key stats, and there are no signs of slowing down.

2. Mets (40-22, last week: 3)
The Big Apple has the top two teams in our power rankings after the Mets went 3-3 in the previous week, securing a .500 mark in that span with a 4-1 victory over the Angels in Anaheim in Sunday Night Baseball. That game, which already featured Pete Alonso’s fifth homer this month, marked the end of a grueling 10-game West Coast road trip in which the Mets faced the Dodgers and Padres in addition to the Angels. . New York emerged with a 5-5 record on the trip, and now the Mets return to Citi Field for three against the struggling Brewers before four with the Marlins.

3. Dodgers (37-23, last week: 2)
It’s been a tough week for the Dodgers, who drop a spot in the final standings after being swept by the rival Giants over the weekend at Oracle Park to end the week 2-4. The bats went virtually silent for the Dodgers’ high-powered offense, which scored just four runs in three losses at San Francisco. With the Padres hot on their heels in the NL West, the Dodgers will have to start hitting again, and soon.

4. Padres (37-24, last week: 7)
The Padres were hot going into Game 2 of a doubleheader against the Rockies at Petco Park on Saturday, having won four straight and seven of eight to keep the heat on the NL West-ranked Dodgers. But then they lost two straight to Colorado and missed their chance to capitalize on the Giants’ sweep of the Dodgers.

5. Astros (37-23, last week: 4)
Despite a tough homestand that they went 2-4 on, the Astros hold on to a top-five spot. They earned a well-deserved victory to avoid a sweep at the hands of the suddenly hot Marlins on Sunday as they prepared to open a three-game visit to Arlington before returning to Minute Maid Park for a series against the White Sox. The nine points Houston scored on Sunday were one more than he scored in the previous three games combined.

The rest of the field of 30:

Voters: Alyson Footer, Anthony Castrovince, Mark Feinsand, Nathalie Alonso, Mike Petriello, Sarah Langs, Andrew Simon, David Venn, Doug Gausepohl

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Major League Baseball Leaders | Agate https://nmsbaseball.com/major-league-baseball-leaders-agate/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 05:15:45 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/major-league-baseball-leaders-agate/ NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING_Goldschmidt, St. Louis, .333; M. Machado, San Diego, .332; McNeil, New York, .318; Harper, Philadelphia, .317; Cooper, Miami, .315; Iglesias, Colorado, .306; Bell, Washington, .303; T. Turner, Los Angeles, .301; Canha, New York, .300; Lux, Los Angeles, .291. RUNS_Betts, LA, 52; Edman, St. Louis, 46; Harper, Philadelphia, 43; Goldschmidt, St. Louis, 41; Lindor, […]]]>

NATIONAL LEAGUE

BATTING_Goldschmidt, St. Louis, .333; M. Machado, San Diego, .332; McNeil, New York, .318; Harper, Philadelphia, .317; Cooper, Miami, .315; Iglesias, Colorado, .306; Bell, Washington, .303; T. Turner, Los Angeles, .301; Canha, New York, .300; Lux, Los Angeles, .291.

RUNS_Betts, LA, 52; Edman, St. Louis, 46; Harper, Philadelphia, 43; Goldschmidt, St. Louis, 41; Lindor, New York, 39; Mr. Machado, San Diego, 39; Alonso, New York, 38; Schwarber, Philadelphia, 38; Freeman, Los Angeles, 37; Drury, Cincinnati, 36; S. Marte, New York, 36; Profar, San Diego, 36.

RBI_Alonso, New York, 54; Goldschmidt, St. Louis, 47; T. Turner, Los Angeles, 46; Harper, Philadelphia, 45; Lindor, New York, 45; Cron, Colo., 41; Chisholm Jr., Miami, 40; Arenado, St. Louis, 39; Betts, Los Angeles, 39; Tellez, Milwaukee, 38.

HITS_Goldschmidt, St. Louis, 72; Mr. Machado, San Diego, 71; T. Turner, Los Angeles, 68; Bell, Wash., 66; Freeman, Los Angeles, 66; Betts, Los Angeles, 65; Harper, Philadelphia, 65; Hernandez, Washington, 65; Cron, Colo., 64; McNeil, New York, 63 years old.

DOUBLES_Olson, Atlanta, 24; Freeman, Los Angeles, 21; K. Marte, Ariz., 21; Goldschmidt, St. Louis, 19; Harper, Philadelphia, 19; Mr. Machado, San Diego, 16; J. Turner, Los Angeles, 16; Albies, Atlanta, 15; Cooper, Miami, 15; E. Escobar, New York, 15; Franco, Washington, 15.

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TRIPLE_Chisholm Jr., Miami, 4; Nimmo, New York, 4 years; Edman, St. Louis, 3; E. Escobar, New York, 3; Joe, Colorado, 3; J. Sanchez, Miami, 3; C. Taylor, Los Angeles, 3; Wong, Milwaukee, 3; 17 tied at 2.

HOME RUNS_Schwarber, Philadelphia, 16; Alonso, New York, 16; Betts, Los Angeles, 16; C. Walker, Arizona, 15; Harper, Philadelphia, 15; Riley, Atlanta, 15; Cron, Colo., 14; Pederson, San Francisco, 13; Chisholm Jr., Miami, 12; Wisdom, Chicago, 12; Soler, Miami, 12; Goldschmidt, St. Louis, 12; Soto, Washington, 12.

STOLEN BASES_Edman, St. Louis, 15; Bader, St. Louis, 14; T. Turner, Los Angeles, 13; Acuña Jr., Atlanta, 11; Berti, Miami, 10; Chisholm Jr., Miami, 10; Swanson, Atlanta, 9; Yelich, Milwaukee, 9; 6 tied at 8.

PITCHING_Musgrove, San Diego, 7-0; T. Anderson, Los Angeles, 7-0; Gonsolin, Los Angeles, 7-0; Carrasco, New York, 7-1; K. Thompson, Chicago, 6-1; Alcantara, Miami, 6-2; Fried, Atlanta, 6-2; Wright, Atlanta, 6-3; Buhler, Los Angeles, 6-3; Gray, Washington, 6-4.

ERA_Musgrove, San Diego, 1.50; Gonsolin, Los Angeles, 1.58; Alcantara, Miami, 1.61; P.López, Miami, 2.5 hours; Wright, Atlanta, 2.39; Burnes, Milwaukee, 2.48; Fried, Atlanta, 2.64; Wainwright, St. Louis, 2.73; Dak.Hudson, St. Louis, 2.76; J. Urías, Los Angeles, 2.78.

STRIKEOUTS_Burnes, Milwaukee, 92; Aa.Nola, Philadelphia, 85; Alcantara, Miami, 77; Rodon, San Francisco, 75; Bassitt, New York, 74; Mahle, Cincinnati, 74; Wright, Atlanta, 73; H. Greene, Cincinnati, 72; P. López, Miami, 72; Musgrove, San Diego, 72.

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MLB DFS: Top DraftKings and FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks, Lineup Tips for Thursday, June 9, 2022 https://nmsbaseball.com/mlb-dfs-top-draftkings-and-fanduel-daily-fantasy-baseball-picks-lineup-tips-for-thursday-june-9-2022/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 15:25:05 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/mlb-dfs-top-draftkings-and-fanduel-daily-fantasy-baseball-picks-lineup-tips-for-thursday-june-9-2022/ Minnesota Twins second baseman Carlos Correa is expected to return to the lineup after testing positive for COVID-19 in late May. In his place, the Twins didn’t miss a beat when they inserted infielder Jose Miranda into the lineup. Against the Yankees in Minnesota’s win Wednesday night, he had three hits with a double and […]]]>

Minnesota Twins second baseman Carlos Correa is expected to return to the lineup after testing positive for COVID-19 in late May. In his place, the Twins didn’t miss a beat when they inserted infielder Jose Miranda into the lineup. Against the Yankees in Minnesota’s win Wednesday night, he had three hits with a double and three RBIs. Daily Fantasy baseball players should be on the lookout to see if he finds a way to get back into the batting order on Thursday to get him into the MLB DFS lineups as well.

Prior to Wednesday’s victory, Miranda had five hits, two home runs and four RBIs in his last five appearances. Before being disabled, Correa had eight hits, a home run and a brace in his last five starts. So between the two, who should you be targeting in the MLB DFS player pool on Thursday? Before making your MLB DFS picks, be sure to Learn MLB DFS tips, strategy and projections from SportsLine Daily Fantasy expert Mike McClure.

McClure is an everyday fantasy pro who has earned nearly $2 million in his career. And when it comes to everyday fantasy baseball, McClure is at his best. Recognized in the book “Fantasy Football (and Baseball) for Smart People: How to Turn Your Hobby into a Fortune” as a top MLB DFS player, McClure’s proprietary projection model simulates each match 10,000 times, taking into account factors such as recent fixtures and results. This allows him to find the best values ​​on each site.

On Wednesday, he highlighted Phillies outfielder Kyle Schwarber as one of his top MLB DFS picks on FanDuel and DraftKings. The result: Schwarber had two doubles on a four-hit day, scored two runs and hit two more to return 24 runs on DraftKings and 31.4 on FanDuel. Everyone who included him in their lineups was well on his way to a profitable day.

Now, as the 2022 MLB season continues, McClure has locked down his MLB Daily Top Picks for Fantasy for Thursday, June 9. Head over to SportsLine now to see them.

McClure’s top MLB DFS picks for Thursday, June 9, 2022

One of McClure’s top MLB DFS picks on Thursday is Yankees OF/DH Giancarlo Stanton, who is listed at $5,700 on DraftKings and $3,500 on FanDuel. Stanton is looking for a rebound game after Wednesday’s loss to Minnesota, where nearly every Yankees hitter struggled. He’s been in a bit of a slump since mid-May and has had just two hits in his last eight games, but he still has .280/.335/.528 offensive spreads for the season.

The Twins are expected to send right-handed pitcher Dylan Bundy to the mound on Thursday, and he’s struggled since the start of May. In his last start in Toronto on Saturday, he allowed two home runs, five earned runs and eight hits in just 2.1 innings pitched. Stanton is just 1-7 against Bundy in previous encounters, but the latter’s inconsistency has lasted much longer than Stanton’s recent dip on offense.

Another part of McClure’s optimal MLB DFS strategy involves stacking Stanton with New York first baseman Anthony Rizzo ($5,600 on DraftKings and $3,700 on FanDuel). Stanton and Rizzo were both hitless on Wednesday, but before that Rizzo was enjoying a productive run in his previous five games. In those appearances, he had three home runs, nine RBIs and just four strikeouts.

Rizzo has never faced Bundy, but against right-handers this year he has a .340 on-base percentage and a .508 hitting percentage. Rizzo has the fourth-highest RBI in the American League this season, with 38, and is tied with Jose Ramirez and Mike Trout for the third-most AL homers, with 14. One final thing that bolsters Rizzo’s case is that he’s hitting ground balls at the lowest rate of his career (33.1%), and he should have plenty of opportunities to make numbers on Thursday.

How to Set Your MLB DFS Lineups for Thursday, June 9, 2022

McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is expected to explode in numbers on Thursday. The stars are lining up for him to return tournament winning value and he has a prize that won’t break the bank. You can only see who it is here.

So what are the top MLB DFS picks for Thursday? Visit SportsLine now to see millionaire DFS Mike McClure’s full player pool and picks for FanDuel and DraftKings, and cash in big on MLB DFS.

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Héctor Neris pendant lights, Dusty Baker https://nmsbaseball.com/hector-neris-pendant-lights-dusty-baker/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 23:16:08 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/hector-neris-pendant-lights-dusty-baker/ A combined six members of the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners have been disciplined for their role in the bench-pitch incident that occurred at the top of the ninth inning of Monday night’s game at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Michael Hill, senior vice president of field operations for Major League Baseball, made the announcement. […]]]>

A combined six members of the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners have been disciplined for their role in the bench-pitch incident that occurred at the top of the ninth inning of Monday night’s game at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Michael Hill, senior vice president of field operations for Major League Baseball, made the announcement.

Astros pitcher Héctor Neris received a four-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing the Mariners’ Eugenio Suárez in the header area while warnings were in place.

Astros manager Dusty Baker received a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for Neris’ intentional actions.

Mariners manager Scott Servais received an undisclosed fine for actions that helped cause the incident.

Astros coaches Joe Espada, Omar López and Troy Snitker each received undisclosed fines for actions that helped cause the incident.

Barring appeal, Neris’ suspension is set to begin tonight, when those two Clubs continue their streak in Houston. If Neris chooses to appeal, his discipline will be suspended until this process is complete. Baker is due to serve his suspension on Tuesday.

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Bryce Harper appears to shoot Joe Girardi after Phillies sweep first series since manager fired https://nmsbaseball.com/bryce-harper-appears-to-shoot-joe-girardi-after-phillies-sweep-first-series-since-manager-fired/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 04:21:00 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/bryce-harper-appears-to-shoot-joe-girardi-after-phillies-sweep-first-series-since-manager-fired/ Getty Images The Phillies hit rock bottom last week, falling to 21-30 on the season and firing manager Joe Girardi. They are now 3-0 under interim coach Rob Thomson. Sunday’s 9-7 win over the Angels was also an incredible comeback. The Phillies were down 5-0 at one point, then trailed 6-2 in the bottom of […]]]>
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The Phillies hit rock bottom last week, falling to 21-30 on the season and firing manager Joe Girardi. They are now 3-0 under interim coach Rob Thomson. Sunday’s 9-7 win over the Angels was also an incredible comeback. The Phillies were down 5-0 at one point, then trailed 6-2 in the bottom of the eighth inning.

And then Bryce Harper hit a match-tying grand slam.

The Angels would find a way to get back up and reclaim the lead in the top of the ninth, but in the bottom half it was Phillies rookie Bryson Stott with a three-point shot. Looked:

It was only Stott’s second career home run and he capped a three-game sweep for the Phillies, while sending the Angles to their 11th straight loss.

After the game, Harper dropped a quote that could be interpreted as a bow shot by Girardi.

“I’m so happy for (Stott), man. What a batting. What a situation for him. Being able to trust our young guys these last few days and really let them play,” he said. , through the Philadelphia plaintiff. “It’s been great. And it paid off today.”

Here’s more:

The last two days, you say, Bryce? Hmmm. What happened in there?

Before last Thursday, the Phillies had a lot of problems and putting them all on Girardi is ignorant and unfair. Acting as a sweep on the heels of Girardi’s shot was specifically because Girardi being fired is also a huge leap forward. There are ups and downs in baseball, as we all know.

If clubhouse players feel better about their chances for whatever reason, however, that reason matters. Baseball is a great mental game. As such, if anyone wanted to argue that Harper’s comments were a not-so-veiled jab at Girardi and insinuated that they were playing better with him gone, I’m not going to push that away.

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WCL Baseball: Black Bears fall in non-championship opener of ‘spring training’ | Sports https://nmsbaseball.com/wcl-baseball-black-bears-fall-in-non-championship-opener-of-spring-training-sports/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 05:59:00 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/wcl-baseball-black-bears-fall-in-non-championship-opener-of-spring-training-sports/ RIDGEFIELD – The WCL season started again on Wednesday in Cowlitz County, and yet it didn’t, and in the end the Black Bears were probably happy to be stuck in that middle ground, giving up their first game 21 -7 at Ridgefield. Officially, the game counted as a non-league contest and will not count towards […]]]>

RIDGEFIELD – The WCL season started again on Wednesday in Cowlitz County, and yet it didn’t, and in the end the Black Bears were probably happy to be stuck in that middle ground, giving up their first game 21 -7 at Ridgefield.

Officially, the game counted as a non-league contest and will not count towards WCL records, although it does count in the Raptors’ favor for the second annual Columbia River Cup, which the Black Bears will attempt to defend this season.

But with many players still on the move and in transit to the region, and most of them fresh out of grueling playoffs for their respective schools, freshman skipper Alan Embree likened it more to a game of pre-season than anything else.

“It was more of a spring training feel, to see what you got,” he said. “Now I know and I can kind of take control of the situation.”

What Embree had today ended up being a roster that included a bench player and an equally sparse bullpen, which was finalized for the day just hours before the first pitch. The Black Bears are expected to get a strong wave of reinforcements — both on the field and in the bullpen before opening the summer for real in Springfield on Friday.

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“I wasn’t going to let the boys overreact,” Embree said. “We had a group of guys who couldn’t pitch today, so we made do with what we had.”

With the wind blowing hard all evening, what Cowlitz did struggled to find a furrow up the hill. The Raptors scored in each of the first seven innings, including four in the second, three in the third and fifth, and an eighth-place finish in the sixth, against five Black Bear pitchers. Ridgefield recorded 24 outs in his eight offensive frames, while reaching base 28 times on 22 hits — including three homers — four walks and two hits.

“We have to stay ahead in the count and not be in the batting count, it’s pretty simple,” Embree said. “So when we get some guys there, let’s establish a first-pitch hitting mentality, in three pitches or less, we’ll be successful.”

Bailey Roberson had the better outing on the hill for Cowlitz, inheriting a mess in round six but coming out of it with no more damage, then throwing out seventh and eighth. The Hope International University pitcher gave up a run in the seventh, but his clean eighth was the only scoreless frame for Cowlitz all night, and despite being the longest of five Black Bears pitchers in terms of withdrawals, he pitched the second-fewest pitches.

Cowlitz quickly took the lead on a two-run homer from Calyn Halvorson at the top of the first and made it 3-1 in the second, but soon the Raptors took the lead at the bottom of that frame and never looked backward. When the Black Bears then cracked the scoreboard in the fifth with an Alec Arnone RBI single and a three-point bomb from Sean Mulcare, it only cut the lead to two points, and Ridgefield responded by scoring 12 unanswered in the last three frames.

“I was happy with the way we played defense and they swung the bats,” Embree said. “It’s an encouraging sign. If we activate the launcher side, it should be fun.

New familiar faces

Perhaps the best performance of the day in a green and orange uniform came from a local face new to those two colors. Nick Miller, the Kelso alum who just completed his first season in the LCC, started his Black Bears career with a solid day at home plate and in the hot corner.

Miller started his night in the second inning, after a triple from Kase Ogata with an RBI single the other way. From there he recorded a pair of doubles to finish 3 for 4.

“He was just solid. Good plate appearances, solid defense,” Embree said. “Anytime you can get a local to do something, it brings a little bit of excitement.”

It is one of a handful of local products on the Black Bears list, which is seeing a significant increase in it this summer.

On Wednesday, Miller was joined on the left side of the infield by fellow Red Devil Ethan Stacy. Matthew Schwarz is also set to return to the infield, and he’s bringing his brother Michael, who will work on the pitching team after finishing his first spring at Story Field. Also on that staff will be RA Long’s own — and current LCC — pitcher Jadon Williamson.

That makes five current Red Devils on the list, and there is a former one, with former RA Long and former Red Devil and DI starter Alex Brady also listed.

Notably, Toutle Lake’s Jackson Cox is no longer on the roster, who had to drop out of the team due to heightened draft interest.

Also representing the area on Wednesday, Rainier alum and LCC pitcher Brayden Marcum made his WCL debut for Ridgefield, allowing one hit in a scoreless inning.

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A Complete List of All League Picks for Baseball Players in Butler County – Butler County Times-Gazette https://nmsbaseball.com/a-complete-list-of-all-league-picks-for-baseball-players-in-butler-county-butler-county-times-gazette/ Tue, 31 May 2022 15:40:43 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/a-complete-list-of-all-league-picks-for-baseball-players-in-butler-county-butler-county-times-gazette/ With the 2021-22 spring seasons officially over, all leagues have started publishing their all-league selections which are chosen by coaches in their respective divisions and leagues. You cannot vote for your own players, so the coaches choose the best players they have played against this season. It’s everything that was sent to the Butler County […]]]>

With the 2021-22 spring seasons officially over, all leagues have started publishing their all-league selections which are chosen by coaches in their respective divisions and leagues. You cannot vote for your own players, so the coaches choose the best players they have played against this season.

It’s everything that was sent to the Butler County Times-Gazette or found online. If anything was missed, please let us know so we can correct it.

And more

Andover’s Branden Klusener takes the awards this spring. PHOTO: Charles Chaney/BCTG

First Team Class 5A All-State & Game of All States KABC 2020

Brandon Klusener, senior

AVCTL-II First Team

Brandon Klusener, senior

AVCTL-II Second Team

Brooks Allen, sophomore; Drew Torgerson, second year

Honorable Mention AVCTL-II

Colton Blair, Jr.; Brenden Buseman, junior; Hunter Miller, Jr.; Brody Kasel, senior; Peyton White, second year

Andover Central

First Team Class 5A All-State

Cooper Tabor, senior

AVCTL-II First Team

freshman Jace Jefferson; Cooper Tabor, senior

AVCTL-II Second Team

Rece Wilson, senior; Lou Blackman, senior

Honorable Mention AVCTL-II

Maddox Archibald, freshman; Bryce Naipohn, senior

August

AVCTL-III Second Team

Kaden McDaniel, junior; Shane McGuire, sophomore; Cannon Carey, junior; Morgan Livingston, senior; Hunter Henderson, senior; Gavin Kiser, second year

Honorable Mention AVCTL-III

Kaden Kearney, senior; Dominick Rios, senior; Cayden High Barger, Jr.

Barbon

Tri-Valley League First Team

Landon Wilson, senior; Gaven Worrel, Jr.

Circle

AVCTL-III First Team

Jake Hagemann (1B), senior

AVCTL-III Second Team

Lane Willhite, senior; Blaine Bourne, Jr.; Landon Haines, sophomore; Jake Hagemann (P), senior

Honorable Mention AVCTL-III

Kreede Sheppard, senior; Caleb Freed, senior; Cooper Chadwell, Jr.

Douglas

Central Plains League First Team

Brady Roberts, senior

Honorable Mention Central Plains League

Dylan Damron, senior; freshman Jace Pichler; Jordan Stoffel, Jr.

Eldorado

Second Team 4A All-state

Drew Veatch, junior pitcher and middle fielder

Honorable Mention 4A All-State

Jaydon Sundgren, senior

AVCTL-III First Team

Trip Baker (2B), senior; Jaydon Sundgren, senior

AVCTL-III Second Team

Gannon White, Jr.; Drew Veatch (pitcher and shortstop), junior

Honorable Mention AVCTL-III

Miles Stringer, senior; Rhett Briggs, sophomore; Trip Baker (P), senior

flinthills

South Central Border League First Team

Hunter Lowmaster, junior

Honorable Mention South Central Border League

Jackson Houseman, senior; Cael sorum, senior

Remington

Heart of America First Team

Braden Scribner, senior; Duke Kinley, senior

Heart of America Second Team

Sterling Lies, sophomore; Dylan Margreiter, Jr.

Honorable Mention Heart of America

Josiah Claassen, junior; Freshman Kole Klaassen, Senior Evan Claassen

Pink Hill

AVCTL-IV First Team

Chase Green, senior

Second team AVCTL-IV

Scotty Car, second year; Jayden Jones (P), junior; Cameron Mock, second year

Honorable Mention AVCTL-IV

Sophomore Cooper Nace; Kyle Howerton, senior; Jayden Jones (C), junior; Jarrett Jones, second year

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Ranking Fantasy Baseball Pitchers, Lineup Tips For Sunday’s MLB Games https://nmsbaseball.com/ranking-fantasy-baseball-pitchers-lineup-tips-for-sundays-mlb-games/ Sun, 29 May 2022 14:37:30 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/ranking-fantasy-baseball-pitchers-lineup-tips-for-sundays-mlb-games/ Look for our fantasy baseball starting pitcher rankings, daily batter upgrades and demotions to help you make smart fantasy baseball lineup decisions and MLB betting tips. MLB game odds are provided by Caesars Sportsbook, and fantasy tips are geared toward ESPN 10-team leagues with standard scoring. To note: This file will be updated with any […]]]>

Look for our fantasy baseball starting pitcher rankings, daily batter upgrades and demotions to help you make smart fantasy baseball lineup decisions and MLB betting tips. MLB game odds are provided by Caesars Sportsbook, and fantasy tips are geared toward ESPN 10-team leagues with standard scoring.

To note: This file will be updated with any overnight pitch changes or weather-related game postponements, as well as adding the latest MLB game odds at the stated posting time.

What you need to know for Sunday’s MLB games

By Todd Zola

  • If you need to make up some pitching points, don’t worry because Sunday’s slate is full of options. But first, here’s your weekly reminder to set the lineups early with the case starting early with the 11:35 a.m. ET tilt between the visiting San Francisco Giants and host Cincinnati Reds in the Great American. ball park. You wouldn’t know it by his 6.25 ERA, but Alex Cobb is destined for a turnaround as indicated by a 2.37 xFIP and 2.56 SIERA. Cobb (27% registered in ESPN leagues) is drawing a Reds lineup that has been hitting better lately, but they still sport the ninth-lowest wOBA with a right-hander on the hill. Cobb’s Cobb’s 21.3% K-BB% ranks 24th among pitchers with at least 30 innings.

  • If you want to stream Nick Pivetta (46%), you better hurry, because his roster will undoubtedly skyrocket once everyone starts busying himself with his Sunday lineup. Not only is Pivetta backed by the rejuvenated Boston Red Sox roster, but he will face a Baltimore Orioles club with the seventh-lowest wOBA against right-handers. Pivetta is off to a quality start in four straight efforts, posting a 1.61 ERA and 0.64 WHIP with 25 punches in those 28 frames.

  • There are three other main targets for a productive start. James Kaprielian (4%) takes the hill at home for the Oakland Athletics against a Texas Rangers roster totaling the fourth-poorest wOBA against right-handers.

  • The pitcher for the visitors will be Dane Dunning (10%) who is also well positioned to face a unit with the lowest wOBA in the league against right-handers.

  • Trusting Kyle Freeland (5%) could be a challenge after fellow Colorado Rockies left-hander Austin Gomber was lit up by the Washington Nationals on Saturday, but for the season the Nationals are still the 10th most weak with a rubber southpaw.

  • In a surprise move, the Atlanta Braves opted for Travis Demeritte and promoted top prospect Michael Harris II. He made his major league debut on Saturday, playing center field. Harris II won’t play every day, but Demeritte played frequently, so his playing time will be split between Harris II and William Contreras (18%). Even so, both deserve a place in the daily league list. Contreras is catcher-eligible and has seven homers in just 58 plate appearances. Atlanta used Contreras on the left and as a designated hitter, but of course you can click him at receiver. Harris II has some pop, but his basic stolen ability is his main draw. The 21-year-old speedster posted a .305/.372/.506 line with 11 interceptions in 196 plate appearances for Double-A Mississippi before getting the call.


It’s not too late to start another one free fantasy baseball league. Leagues drafted this week will start scoring new points the following Monday.


Ranking of starting pitchers for Sunday

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