12:04 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment BOSTON — It was 1997, and the New England Patriots — before Belichick and Brady, mind you — were playing in the Super Bowl. Amid the crowd on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, 23-year-old Theo Epstein sat on his best friend’s shoulders and annoyed
Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Go inside the numbers and matchups that will decide Sunday night’s showdown between the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET), and then vote on the biggest accomplishment of Theo Epstein’s career. Inside the pitching matchup 2017 stats 4.50 ERA 3.12 1.27 WHIP 1.27
Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard left his start against the Washington Nationals in the bottom of the second inning Sunday, grabbing his right side after throwing a pitch to Bryce Harper. Syndergaard was scratched from a start Thursday with biceps and shoulder discomfort. He had been
Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Washington Nationals center fielder Adam Eaton, who was carried off the field Friday, has a torn left ACL and will not play again this season, general manager Mike Rizzo told reporters Sunday. Rizzo also revealed that Eaton had suffered a torn meniscus and a high ankle sprain.
Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment TORONTO — Blue Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez lasted just one inning in his return from a blister on his middle finger. The Blue Jays said Sanchez left because of a split fingernail on his middle finger. Sanchez came off the 10-day disabled list to start against the
Bassitt sharp in first rehab start In his first rehab start after Tommy John surgery, Chris Bassitt threw three shutout innings for the Stockton Ports. The Ports went on to beat the San Jose Giants, 8-4. Bassitt threw 46 pitches in three innings, 30 for strikes. He struck-out three, walked one and allowed a single. Bassitt landed on
“League Digest” is a new addition to the Smoke Signals podcast network where Jake Dungan and Jamie Dillon discuss the latest news and notes from the world of Major League Baseball. With April nearly in the books, there are a lot of headlines and surprise performances, either good or bad, to start the 2017 campaign.
CLEVELAND – A trip to the restricted list was not how Abraham Almonte wanted to spend the first 90 days of the 2016 season. After testing positive for Boldenone, a performance-enhancing drug under MLB’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, the 27-year-old was forced to miss 80 games and the entirety of a momentous postseason
WEST MICHIGAN WHITECAPS – 1, LAKE COUNTY CAPTAINS – 0 Aiken Solid in Saturday Night’s Loss On a chilly Saturday night, the Captains played game two of the four game series against Western Michigan. It was quite the pitchers’ duel out there on the mound. There were only a total of seven hits on the
Game 1: COLUMBUS CLIPPERS – 3 CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS – 6 Game 2: COLUMBUS CLIPPERS – 8 CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS – 1 Shaffer kick starts Columbus offense Columbus split its doubleheader with Charlotte on Saturday with the help of Richie Shaffer’s bat in the second game. Shaffer went 2-4 with a two-run homer in the top of