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Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez Have Break Out Games

If the New York Yankees are able to rally to beat the Houston Astros and win the American League Championship Series, the come from behind rally to win Game 4 will be remembered as the turning point in the best of seven series. The Yankees trailed 4-0 entering their half of the seventh inning. New York scored a pair of runs during the seventh, and added four more in the eighth to walk away with a 6-4 victory and knot the series at 2-2. They were behind 2-0 after Games 1 and 2 in Houston, just the way they were versus the Cleveland Indians in the... 
 

Justin Turner Joining Postseason Legends

Justin Turner, the Dodgers third baseman is taking his place amongst postseason baseball legends following his accomplishments this postseason and in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs. Turner’s career batting average in the postseason is .377 after having 2 hits in 4 at bats in Game 2 with 4 RBIs. In his 23 career postseason games, Turner has 4 home runs and 22 RBIs. In two games against the Cubs in the NLCS he is batting .375, with 1 home run and 5 RBIs, while he hits .461 the Los Angeles sweep of Arizona... 
 

PED Use Cost Alex Rodriguez Millions and His Reputation

Former Major League Baseball star Alex Rodriguez said that his admission of using steroid during his MLB career that spanned 23 seasons, cost him millions of dollars and likely a spot in the Hall of Fame. However, his desire to put big numbers on the stat sheet and his chronic pain from his hip, applied pressure to Rodriguez forcing him to use performance-enhancing drugs. In an interview with Joe Buck, Rodriguez said that when he looks back at the time he took the PEDs many things are frustrating. The biggest is a guaranteed contract with a value... 
 

Yankees to Send Masahiro Tanaka Against Astros in Game 1

Major League Baseball’s postseason continues on Friday when the New York Yankees visit the Houston Astros for Game 1 of their best of seven American League Championship series, with the winner of the series moving on to represent the league in the World Series. Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced that Masahiro Tanaka would start in Game 1 on Friday opposite Houston’s Dallas Keuchel. Luis Severino will be New York’s starter for Game 2 on Saturday, while on Monday in New York CC Sabathia will get the nod for the Yankees followed by Sonny Gray... 
 

Red Sox Waste Little Time in Firing John Farrell

After leading a young ball club to its first ever back to back American League East titles in franchise history, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell was fired with a year remaining on his contract announced Dave Dombrowski the team’s president of baseball operations. Dombrowski would not go into any specifics about the team’s move, nor would he offer any reasons for the team to do so. He would not say if Farrell may have been spared if the team had won its ALDS series against Houston. However, by firing Farrell at this point, Dombrowski is determined... 
 

Washington Nationals Sans Strasburg for Game 4 at Wrigley

It was going to be a moment of glory for Stephen Strasburg. The Washington Nationals pitcher was going to take to the mound for Game 4 on Wednesday following the rainout on Tuesday and save the National League East champion’s season. He would have the opportunity to become the hero, erasing painful memories from 2012 when the team shut him down during the postseason and likely ruining the best chance the franchise has had at winning the World Series. The Nationals were ready to send Strasburg to the mound for the late afternoon game on Wednesday... 
 

Red Sox Beat Houston Sunday to Avoid Elimination

On Sunday at Fenway Park, the Boston Red Sox staved off elimination by beating the Houston Astros 10-3 and will play Game 4 of the best of five American League Division Series Monday afternoon in Boston. Red Sox rookie Rafael Devers’ two-run homer knocked in the go-ahead run during the third inning, but it was veteran southpaw David Price on the mound that saved the game for Boston. Price, the left-hander that cost Boston over $30 million, has created a great deal of controversy during the season, but on Sunday he was just what the doctor ordered... 
 

Washington Nationals Suspend Assistant Hitting Coach

Minutes prior to the Washington Nationals National League Division Series Game 1 at home against the Chicago Cubs, the team announced that it had suspended Jacques Jones the team’s assistant hitting coach due to a legal matter. The team announced that the suspension of Jones with pay was because of a pending legal matter the club was investigating. Court documents show that the legal matter appears to be a revenge porn lawsuit that lists Jones as well as the Nationals as the defendants. According to this suit, which was filed in San Diego last... 
 

MLB Said to Be Investigating Arizona for Having Banned Device in Dugout

On Wednesday night, the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Colorado Rockies to win the National League Wildcard Game 11-8 and move on to the NL Division series against the Los Angeles Dodgers that starts Friday night in Los Angeles. However, Major League Baseball is reportedly investigating the team for having what the league believes is a banned electronic device in its dugout during its wildcard game victory. In specific, D-backs coach Ariel Prieto was apparently spotted wearing what most say is visibly a smartwatch. In a photo circulating the... 
 

Pitchers Must Be Credited with Record Number of Strikeouts

Everyone knows strikeouts have increased in baseball, as hitters have been facing the largest number of unhittable pitches in the history of Major League Baseball. Back in 2008, a new record for strikeouts during a season was posted of 32,884, which at the time seemed overwhelming high. Since then, a new record has been set each and every season. It appeared the in 2014 and 2015 strikeouts might have neared their peak, when there was only an increase of five strikeouts between the two seasons. However the last two seasons there has been a surge... 
 

Yankees Win Play-in Wildcard Game and Head to Cleveland

The New York Yankees were rescued by Didi Gregorius, Aaron Judge and a strong performance from the bullpen that lifted the team to their first victory in the postseason in five years. A three-run homer by Gregorius tied the game after the Minnesota Twins has knocked Yankees starter Luis Severino out of the game during the first inning. Judge showed emotion when he rocked a two-run homer in his first playoff game helping the Yankees to an 8-4 victory over the Twins. The long ball was big for the Yankees as Brett Gardner hit one as well. New York... 
 

Major League Baseball’s Regular Season Ended Sunday

The last day of baseball’s regular season is good for the 10 teams that move on to the postseason but leaves the other 20 teams wondering about next year. Postseason play is exciting and tense, but the day to day happenings of the regular season will be missed by all baseball fans. None of Sunday’s games had any effect on the races for the postseason, or for home field advantage as that was all determined with Saturday’s games. However, here are some highlights from Sunday. Giancarlo Stanton ended the season with a major league-leading 59... 
 

David Wright: Players Acted Cowardly by Anonymously Ripping Manager

Veteran David Wright said he would not stand for cowardly action taken by his teammates on the New York Mets who anonymously ripped manager Terry Collins in a Newsday article published on Friday. That is a cowardly action, Wright told the media on Friday during an interview. He said he has been around Collins seven years and many of his teammates for several years, with some players going back to when they were in the minors. He said he was not blindly defending every move Collins made the last seven seasons. Wright said everyone, including himself,... 
 

Giancarlo Stanton Closing in on 60 Homers and NL MVP

Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was homerless for three straight games the Marlins had this week at Coors Field, which is almost unheard of. However, on Thursday night he crushed Nos. 58 and 59. No. 58 made him the first player since 2006 to reach the 58 home run plateau when the Philadelphia Phillies’ Ryan Howard did so. That season Howard had a very good chance of reaching 60, as he was on 56 after 141 games had been played, but only hit two more over the final 21 games. He did have 14 intentional walks and batted .328 during those final... 
 

Detroit Tigers Sign Pedro Martinez Jr.

On Wednesday, the Detroit Tigers announced the signing of Pedro Martinez Jr. a prospect from the Dominican Republic and the son of Pedro Martinez a Hall of Fame pitcher. The younger Martinez inked a contract with the Tigers as part of the signing period for international players. One source close to the signing, said Martinez was given a signing bonus of over $750,000, as well as student fees, for signing his minor league deal with Detroit. This announcement was made during a press conference in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic,... 
 

Twins Closing in on First Postseason Appearance in Seven Years

When the home run hit by Brian Dozier cleared the wall in right field, the dugout for the Minnesota Twins burst into celebration as players bounced off one another. The Twins are only one win away from reaching the playoffs. The three-run homer by Dozier in the eighth inning has pushed the Twins to the brink of their first postseason appearance since 2017 as manager Paul Molitor used 10 pitchers and his players rallied to win 8-6 over Cleveland Tuesday night, which was just the Indians third loss in their last 32 games. Dozier hit home run No. 33... 
 

Bryce Harper Hoping to Return Monday from Knee Injury

On Monday, Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper may come off his team’s disabled list and play for the National League East champions when they open a series on the road in Philadelphia. Nationals’ manager Dusty Baker said the team was trying to make a decision about if Harper would return on Monday and said nothing would be said until later on Monday. Harper has not played since August 12 when he suffered a bone bruise to his knee when he slipped running out a ground ball. Prior to being hurt, the Nationals slugger had been hitting .326 with... 
 

American League Once Again Dominates National League

Near the end of July, the American League and National League were neck and neck in interleague play. In fact, in a game between the Seattle Mariners and New York Mets on July 29, if the Mets had won the record between the two leagues would have been dead even. The Mets lost and the NL has been dropping like flies since then against their counterparts. Since late July the AL is 51-34 against the NL. Over that span of 85 games, AL teams have outscored NL teams by 85 runs, have a .270 batting average against the NL’s .240, hit 110 home runs to the... 
 

Los Angeles Dodgers Waiting But Magic Number Down to One

Back when the Los Angeles Dodgers were 91-36 in August and were the talk of baseball, manager Dave Roberts only wanted the team to remain healthy, prepare its starting rotation for the postseason and keep its elusive edge that teams often risk losing when the have such huge leads with 30 or 40 games left to play. Fast forward to today, when the Dodgers are 6-20 over their last 26 games played and the team cannot even put together the momentum for a National League West clinching celebration that could come as soon as Friday. The magic number was... 
 

Young Girl Hit by Foul Ball Rushed to Hospital

On Wednesday, at Yankee Stadium a young female fan was hit by a foul ball estimated to be traveling 105 miles per hour. The foul ball came off the bat of Yankees third baseman Todd Frazier in the Yankees game with Minnesota. The incident has led to some players calling for the protective netting at the park to be increased. The Yankees announced that the girl had been taken to a nearby hospital to be treated, and Joe Girardi the manager of the Yankees said he was told by a member of the team’s security that the girl was OK. The game experienced... 
 

New Home Run Record Reached in Major League Baseball

Alex Gordon of the Kanas City Royals broke the single season home run record in Major League Baseball with home run No. 5,694 with 12 days still to play in the 2017 regular season. The tiebreaking home run by Gordon was off Ryan Tepera of the Toronto Blue Jays and broke the mark set back in 2000 during baseball’s steroids era. The home run, in a game the Royals lost 5-2 was Gordon’s eighth of the season and No. 159 for his career. Gordon, when told of the record he broke, said it was pretty cool to be part of. He added that he did not have many... 
 

Will 2017 MLB Season End with No 20-Game Winner?

Only two weeks remain in the 2017 Major League Baseball regular season. One statistic that has many surprised is there likely will not be any pitcher who reaches 20 wins in either the American or National League. Currently four players Corey Kluber, Zack Grienke, Zach Davies and Clayton Kershaw have 17 wins, and five Chris Sale, Drew Pomeranz, Jason Vargas, Trevor Bauer and Carlos Carrasco have 16 wins. It seems very unlikely any of the players with 17 wins will have enough starts to reach the 20-win plateau. Kluber moved to 17 wins with a strong... 
 

Cleveland Indians Winning Streak Snapped at 22

The Cleveland Indians winning streak of 22 straight games was ended Friday night by the Kansas City Royals. The Indians lost for the first time since August 23. The winning streak did not end with any dramatic or fingernail biting finish. Kansas City beat Cleveland 4-3 in Cleveland at Progressive Field accomplishing what five other Major League Baseball teams could not since the Red Sox beat them August 23. During the streak, the Indians played phenomenally outscoring their opponents by a combined 106 runs. That is an average of almost 5 more runs... 
 

Tigers Player Might Play All Nine Positions During Same Game

Brad Ausmus the manager of the Detroit Tigers said this week he was giving consideration to allowing Andrew Romine to play each of the nine field positions during the same game. Romine playing each of the positions during a game is great for baseball and an excellent way to attract more fans to watch the team the last month of the season. The Tigers are going through a complete rebuild after underachieving and trading away most of their star power in last August. Romine would become just the fifth player and second member of the Tigers to play all... 
 

Fans Kicked Out of Fenway Park After Racist Banner Hung on Green Monster

A banner that read “Racism is as American as Baseball” was draped over the Green Monster in left field during a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park against the Oakland Athletics Wednesday night. The banner was reported to have been kept in place a few minutes prior to stadium security removing. The fans that placed the banner were ejected from the ball park. The fans in a prepared statement said they were white anti-racist protestors, and wanted to remind everyone just as the game of baseball is a part of American culture and history, racism... 
 

Dodgers End Losing Streak at 11 Behind Ace Clayton Kershaw

Tuesday’s game on the road in San Francisco was loaded with pressure for the National League West leading Los Angeles Dodgers and their ace Clayton Kershaw. It was understandable since the Dodgers entering the game had lost 11 straight and 16 of their last 17. The team and Kershaw came through Tuesday ending a winless drought of close to two weeks and clinching a playoff berth after beating the Giants 5-3 to end the club’s longest losing streak since it moved from Brooklyn to LA back in 1958. Dave Roberts the Dodgers manager said following the... 
 

Cleveland Indians Winning Streak Reaches 18

The Cleveland Indians defeated the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 on Sunday to extend their winning streak to 18 in a row. Trevor Bauer won his ninth consecutive decision, while Francisco Lindor hit home run No. 29 and Cody Allen closed the game out. Cleveland has hit 37 homers during its winning streak and has been so dominant Sunday’s game was just the third game decided by one-run during their ongoing streak. The last Major League Baseball team with a streak longer than the Indians current 18 straight was the Oakland A’s in 2002 with one that lasted... 
 

Washington Nationals Call Up Prospect to Help Outfield

Victor Robles the top prospect for the Washington Nationals has been called up by the National League East leaders. The club announced that the move was official Thursday afternoon. Washington does not have to worry about not making the playoffs, which makes it a good time to have Robles, who is just 20 and never played higher than Double-A, get his feet wet in the big leagues. Another reason is that the outfield for the Nationals is banged up. Adam Eaton the starting center fielder will sit out the rest of the season. His replacement Brian Goodwin... 
 

Gene Michael Former Yankees Great Dies at 79

Gene “Stick” Michael, who was a beloved executive with the New York Yankees, helped to build their dynasty teams of the late-1990s and drafted future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter, has died at the age of 79 after suffering a heart attack, said the American League club on Thursday. No confirmation has been made,  but one source said that Michael had undergone a heart procedure at some point earlier in the year, but that news had been kept private from the general public. Michael was the New York Yankees manager in 1981 and 1982 and he was the team’s... 
 

Red Sox Use Apple Watch to Steal Yankees Signs

Spying on other Major League Baseball teams for decades has been part of gamesmanship equal to the brushback pitches and sliding hard. However, the Boston Red Sox modernized it through using an Apple Watch to steal signs from the Yankees as well as other clubs. MLB investigators have determined Boston, who sits in first in the American League East, and likely will reach the playoffs, carried out a scheme to steal hand signals of its opponents’ catchers during games against the Yankees as well as other teams, said a number of people familiar with... 
 

Milwaukee Brewers Have Options for Reaching the Postseason

Entering its game on Monday versus the Cincinnati Reds, the Milwaukee Brewers trail the Chicago Cubs by 3 ½ games in the race for the National League Central. However, the wildcard standing in the NL are tightening up as the Brewers are just a half-game behind in the race of the second and final NL wildcard berth. In their last 19 games, Milwaukee is 13-6, which is baseball’s second best record dating back to August 12. They have gone from trailing by 6 ½ games in the race of wildcard to just a half game. Milwaukee’s best strength is its home... 
 

Seattle Mariners Sign Mike Leake from St. Louis

The Seattle Mariners are amongst the contenders for a wildcard berth in the American League. To help with pitching they acquired Mike Leake a right-hander from St. Louis, the two teams announced late Wednesday. In exchange, St. Louis received Rayder Ascanio a shortstop in the minors leagues, international cap space of $750,000 as well as cash considerations. Jerry Dipoto the general manager for the Mariners said that Leake give them a starter with experience that will help us navigate toward a spot in the playoffs this season. As one of the most... 
 

Josh Bell Attracting Attention in Pittsburgh

Josh Bell became a switch-hitter when he was in grade school. His father, Earnest, played wide receiver and starred in track at USC and saw his son’s coordination and thought teaching him to be a switch hitter might be beneficial. Fast forward to 2017, Bell is in his first full Major League Baseball season with the National League Central Pittsburgh Pirates. Not as many baseball fans hear about Bell due to playing in Pittsburgh but the 25-year old is now third amongst all rookies in the majors in home runs with 22. He leads the rookies in the... 
 

Kansas City Royals Continue Record Setting Scoreless Drought

Last Thursday, Brandon Moss hit a home run during the second inning for the Kansas City Royals against the Colorado Rockies. The home run gave the Royals a lead of 2-0 in the game and gave many the hope the team was poised to sweep the Rockies and win its fourth consecutive game that would give them momentum entering an important weekend series at Cleveland. However, the home run by Moss is nothing more today than the answer to a Royals trivia question on futility. On Monday, the Royals lost 12-0 against Tampa Bay and in the process extended their... 
 

Rhys Hoskins Home Run Rampage, Giancarlo Stanton Reaches 50

Rhys Hoskins a rookie with the Philadelphia Phillies became the fastest Major League Baseball player to reach 10 career home runs. That was on Saturday, as he hit No. 10 in just his seventeenth career game. On Sunday, he hit another one out of the park giving him 11 homers in just his first 18 games. The idea someone starting his career is getting lots of attention might be jumping the gun, but it is not often that a player hits a home run in eight of nine games, especially when they have not played more than 18 games in their entire career. The... 
 

What you must Know About MLB Players Weekend

In the event you’re a football lover, you might as of this moment feel the hype. This approaching end of the week, August 25th-27th, MLB and the Major Little league Baseball Players’ Relationship are retaining the inaugural “Players Weekend” with each of the 30 teams taking a pastime. Bronx Bombers adding ancient MVP figures is well suited for the game. Match reviews gives allows you to perfectly pick betting odds for the MLB games. Regardless, it’s something apart from a celebration of the countrywide leisure activity.... 
 

MLB Suspends Miguel Cabrera Seven Games

Miguel Cabrera the veteran slugger for the Detroit Tigers was suspended Friday for seven games. The Major League Baseball Commissioner’s office said that Cabrera had incited the first incident that became a bench-clearing brawl on Thursday against the Yankees at Detroit’s Comerica Park. Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez was suspended four games for fighting and throwing punches. Alex Wilson a pitcher for the Tigers was suspended four games as well for intentionally hitting Todd Frazier, at a time when warnings for both teams had already been handed... 
 

Yankees Have Huge On-Field Brawl with Tigers

On Thursday afternoon, the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers let their emotions get the better of them as a brawl broke out during the sixth inning at Detroit’s Comerica Park. The brawl saw Miguel Cabrera the veteran first baseman for the Tigers and Austin Romine the Yankees catcher ejected. However, the two were far from being the only two involved as both benches cleared on several occasions in a game that was marred by numerous fights. Detroit won the game 10-6, but it seemed the game and outcome were secondary. Sanchez was the designated... 
 

Giancarlo Stanton Trade Rumor with Boston Red Sox

Rumors have been swirling that the Miami Marlins might trade their slugger Giancarlo Stanton with the Boston Red Sox being one possible destination for the home run king. Despite Boston’s hot month and relative outburst of scoring, the Red Sox would be much better off with a power hitter in the lineup as they remain in the American League cellar for home runs with just 130. Combine that with the fact Boston continues to be a top three franchise in the majors in payroll each year, is why the Red Sox are a logical landing place for Stanton if he... 
 

Albert Pujols New Home Run Leader for Foreign-Born Players

Albert Pujols continues to hit towering home runs and in doing so records continue to fall. The veteran slugger for the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday slugged a three-run homer giving him 610 for his career, and snapping a eighth-place tie for career home runs with Sammy Sosa, while becoming the all-time home run leader in Major League Baseball for players born outside the United States. The home run Pujols hit Tuesday to set the record was the 19th of the season for the Angels’ slugger. Following the game, Pujols called the home run special, saying... 
 

Los Angeles Dodgers Alex Wood Has Shoulder Inflammation

Alex Wood the southpaw pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers has taken over as the ace for the team in the absence of Clayton Kershaw. However, Wood may be headed for another stint on the team’s disabled listed due to shoulder inflammation. On Monday night, Wood started for the Dodgers against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He pitched six innings, giving up five hits and three runs, but did not get a decision in the Los Angeles 6-5 win in 12 innings against the Pirates. Wood gave up three homers for just the second time during his 134 appearances in the... 
 

Blues Jays Ready to Take Flight

Considering the success the Toronto Blue Jays have enjoyed over the past two years, this season has been something of a disappointment. The franchise have always being playing catch-up in the American League East ever since a dismal opening month of the campaign in which the Blue Jays went 8-17, even after finally finding their feet in May. But while even the most optimistic Toronto fan had all but given up hope of reaching the playoffs, an encouraging August has breathed new hope into their push for that second wild-card spot. With more than 30... 
 

Umpires Ending Protest Over Incident With Ian Kinsler

Umpires in Major League Baseball have ended the protest they referred to as “abusive player behavior,” after MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred agreed to meet with the umpires’ union governing board. The majority of umpires were wearing white wristbands during games on Saturday after Ian Kinsler, a second baseman with the Detroit Tigers was handed down a fine but not given a suspension for his verbal tirade on umpire Angel Hernandez. On Tuesday, Kinsler called Hernandez a bad umpire who needed to just go away. On Sunday, the World Umpires Association... 
 

Kris Bryant Back in Spotlight, Cubs Pushing for Playoff Berth

Kris Bryant the slugger for the Chicago Cubs might not be a repeat MVP this season, due to other players in the National League putting up huge numbers. However, Bryant has played unnoticed most of the season except for a recent tear that brought the spotlight back to him. His on-base plus slugging for 2017 is now .940 which is quite similar to his 2016 OPS of .939, which helped him win the MVP award a season ago. Bryant last week said that he believes the Cubs are not only a winning team, but a playoff team and when the end of the regular season... 
 

Despite Changes to Reduce The Length of Games, MLB Games are Actually Getting Longer

When Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred took over in 2015, one of his first promises was finding a way to speed up the game. More than two years later, the games are actually slowing down instead of moving faster. Continue reading to find out how time would affect the MLB odds of the games. From 2014 to 2015, the game time for a nine-inning baseball game decreased by six minutes, which matched the largest decrease in league history. As expected, the decrease didn’t last long and increased by four minutes the next year. This year, the... 
 

Despite Hitting Home Run, Judge Sets Longest Game Streak for Strikeouts

Aaron Judge the rookie right fielder for the New York Yankees hit a towering home run that traveled 457 feet on Wednesday night landing in the third deck in left. However, during the same game, Judge set a major league record for straight games with at least one strikeout by a non-pitcher. On Wednesday, during the ninth inning, Judge struck out against Erik Goeddel a reliever for the New York Mets. The strikeout gave Judge at least one strikeout in 33 consecutive games, which broke the single season mark set in 2012 by Adam Dunn. When he was asked... 
 

Los Angeles Dodgers Move 50 Games Over .500

For the first time in 64 years, the Los Angeles Dodgers have a record that is 50 games over .500 at 84-34. The last time was during the 1953 season when the Dodgers had a team of Hall of Famers. That season eventual Hall of Fame members included Roy Campanella at catcher, Pee Wee Reese at shortstop, Jackie Robinson in left field, Duke Snider in center field and Red Barber and Vin Scully in the broadcast booth. They were the finest group of players Brooklyn has seen on one team, immortalized by Roger Kahn the author of Boys of Summer. Possibly the... 
 

Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton Sets Marlins Home Run Record

Giancarlo Stanton was able to take care of business early. Stanton belted a Marlins-record 43rd homer on Monday night. He has now hit at least one home run in five straight games and helped his team to an 8-3 victory against the San Francisco Giants. Home run No. 43 broke the record for the club of 42 home runs set in 1996 by Gary Sheffield. The new record was set after just 117 games of the regular season. Stanton now has 45 games to add to his record number of home runs for the team. Following the game, Stanton said that when you close in on a... 
 

Bryce Harper Latest Star to Suffer Injury

Prior to Washington Nationals start outfielder Bryce Harper being diagnosed with a bad bone bruise on the left knee, his manager Dusty Baker told reporters he hoped that people would take the time to pray for Harper. Washington will easily win the National League East even though Harper, there superstar, who is just 24, will miss time down the stretch. Major League Baseball has seen several injuries to superstars in 2017. Mike Trout, who had been on pace to record his best ever season of his young career, missed 39 games after he tore a ligament... 
 

Chicago Cubs Must Survive Without Willson Contreras

The Chicago Cubs know they will not have their hottest bat, top catcher or cleanup hitter for a long time, and what will the team do during the time Willson Contreras mends his injured hamstring. The Cubs went out and acquired Alex Avila a veteran of nine seasons in the majors from the Detroit Tigers rather than adding someone to hold Contreras’ place at catcher. Theo Epstein the team president has said often that it is the responsibility of the front office to upgrade any spot on the 25-man roster, not on the frontline ones. Avila’s resume... 
 
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