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New York Mets' Bartolo Colon Loses Helmet on Awful Swing

New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon has been playing in the MLB since 1997, but since he's spent almost his entire career in the American League, he hasn't exactly done a lot of hitting. Now in the National League, Colon has to brandish a bat every time he makes a start, and the results haven't been pretty so far. Show More Summary

Fantasy Baseball 2014: Updating the Top 150 Big Board, Week 3

With the 2014 baseball season going full tilt, the fantasy version of the sport needs all kinds of attention. Like, every-week attention—lest we fickle owners get frustrated and cranky, and that just isn't good for anyone. With that in mind, it's time for the weekly update of the Big Board. Show More Summary

Harper Back in Nationals Lineup After Benching

19 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Bryce Harper will start Sunday in for the Nationals a day after he was replaced in the sixth inning for lack of hustle.

Bryce Harper's Benching for 'Lack of Hustle' Leads to Ironic Game Program

In a game where manager Matt Williams benched Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper for a "lack of hustle" against the St. Louis Cardinals, fans in the crowd Saturday received this ironic program. Kevin Frandsen replaced Harper after the outfielder slowly jogged up the first-base line on a ball he hit back to the pitcher. Show More Summary

Yankees vs. Rays Live Blog: Instant Reactions and Analysis

Coming into this four-game series, the Yankees were riding a five-game win streak and the Rays were struggling to muster any respectable offensive output. However, a James Loney single that broke open Game 2 of the series has reversed...Show More Summary

10 MLB Players Due for Noticeable Regressions in 2014

When an MLB player turns in a big season these days, the immediate question is whether or not it is something he is capable of duplicating—and with so many advanced stats available, regression is becoming easier to project. For hitters,...Show More Summary

Washington Nationals' Matt Williams Makes Statement by Pulling Bryce Harper

With players like longtime franchise cornerstone Ryan Zimmerman, veteran outfielder Jayson Werth, emerging leader Ian Desmond, and highly touted young stars Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg all in the fold, it has become difficultShow More Summary

Why MLB Should Embrace Trout-Cabrera as Next Sosa-McGwire Opportunity

Whether it's over who's more valuable or who's baseball's best player, we sure do argue about Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera an awful lot. What we don't do nearly as often as we should is appreciate them for what they are: The closest...Show More Summary

Ethier's HR Propels Dodgers Over Diamondbacks

yesterdaySports / Baseball : Bats

Dan Haren didn't let a little thing like a four-run inning discourage him. He had plenty of confidence in his teammates' ability to get him some runs, and they didn't disappoint him against a pitcher they'd never seen before.

FSU's Martin Becomes Third D-I Coach to Win 1,800

yesterdaySports / Baseball : Bats

Florida State's Mike Martin became the third baseball coach in Division I history to reach 1,800 wins, earning the milestone with the Seminoles' 4-3 victory over Wake Forest in 13 innings Saturday night.

Rays 16, Yankees 1: In a Drubbing, No Yankee Is Safe on the Mound (Even an Infielder)

yesterdaySports / Baseball : Bats

Starter Ivan Nova gave up four home runs, and eight runs over all, in four innings, and the Yankees later put a position player on the mound.

Sports Briefing: Yankees Closer Robertson Is Ready

yesterdaySports / Baseball : Bats

Yankees closer David Robertson pitched in an extended spring training game Saturday for the first time since being sidelined by a groin strain and said he expects to rejoin the team Tuesday.

Braves 7, Mets 5: Colon Bounces Back and Duda Soldiers On, but Neither Does Quite Enough

yesterdaySports / Baseball : Bats

Bartolo Colon, recovered from back spasms, lasted seven solid innings in a loss to the Braves at Citi Field.

Lyles' Pitching, Morneau's HR Key Rockies' Win

yesterdaySports / Baseball : Bats

Jordan Lyles pitched effectively into the eighth inning, Justin Morneau hit a two-run homer, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 Saturday night.

Lewis Gets 1st Win in 2 Years, Texas 6-3 Over WSox

yesterdaySports / Baseball : Bats

Colby Lewis pitched into the sixth inning for his first win in nearly two years, Prince Fielder homered and the Texas Rangers beat the Chicago White Sox 6-3 on Saturday night.

Braves Pull Kimbrel, Hold Off Mets 7-5

yesterdaySports / Baseball : Bats

Jordan Walden got the final out with the bases loaded after Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez pulled star closer Craig Kimbrel, and the Braves held off the New York Mets 7-5 Saturday night.

Ivan Nova Injury: Updates on Yankees' SP's Elbow and Return

As if getting shelled for eight runs in four innings wasn't bad enough for Ivan Nova on Saturday, he may have suffered an elbow injury against the Tampa Bay Rays.'s Bryan Hoch reported that the New York Yankees' starting pitcher...Show More Summary

Hanigan, Archer Key Rays 16-1 Win Over Yankees

yesterdaySports / Baseball : Bats

Ryan Hanigan homered twice and had six RBIs, and Chris Archer continued his dominance over the Yankees as the Tampa Bay Rays routed New York 16-1 on Saturday night.

Braun Homers Twice, Rallies Brewers Over Pirates

yesterdaySports / Baseball : Bats

Ryan Braun hit two homers, including a two-run shot with two outs in the ninth inning that sent the Milwaukee Brewers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-7 Saturday night.

Pittsburgh Pirates' Travis Ishikawa Given the Boot as Ike Davis Comes to Town

First baseman Travis Ishikawa has been here before in his career, hoping to find a job with a new team. According to D.J. Short of NBC Sports, the Pittsburgh Pirates have designated Ishikawa for assignment. The move comes just one day...Show More Summary

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