Wily Peralta and Mike Leake square off in the second game of the inter-divisional series between the Brewers and Cardinals on Tuesday night at Miller Park.
A Brewers sweep of the Cardinals this week would have vaulted them into third place, but Carlos Martinez & Co. shut down that possibility with authority.
This was much more Cardinal-like. Carlos Martinez, who in five previous May starts was 0-5 with a 6.84 earned run average, was exactly what the Cardinals wanted him to be Monday, as he shut out the Brewers for eight innings with a powerful, dominating performance.
While the bottom five places in the Cardinals’ order went 0-for-18 before Kolten Wong snuck a single through to right field in the eighth, the top of the lineup, in particular Matt Carpenter and Matt Holliday, supplied more than enough commotion to lift the Cardinals to a 6-0 victory over the Brewers on Monday.
In the box score, Junior Guerra’s final line reads as 6 1/3 innings pitched and four runs allowed, but the Brewers right-hander’s day could have ended better had a few bounces gone his way in the third inning of a 6-0 loss to the Cardinals on Memorial Day.
Before players and coaches lined up along the Turner Field basepaths for Monday’s series opener between the Giants and the Braves, the fans were already on their feet, saluting people wearing a different kind of uniform.
Long before he began having tremendous success at Turner Field, Giants catcher Buster Posey was like most other young kids from Georgia who loved the Braves and dreamed of the opportunity to play in Atlanta. Thus Posey will be somewhat nostalgic as he and his Giants teammates spend this week playing their final games at […]
Mike Foltynewicz took yet another impressive step in the right direction as he subdued a red-hot Giants club over six innings Monday afternoon and helped the Braves claim a 5-3 win at Turner Field.
Mallex Smith’s three-run triple blemished Jeff Samardzija’s shortest start of the season and provided Mike Foltynewicz sufficient support as the Braves claimed a 5-3 win over the Giants on Monday afternoon.
Right-hander Marco Estrada rose to the occasion when the Blue Jays needed him the most, tossing eight scoreless innings in a 4-2 victory over the Yankees on Monday night at Rogers Centre.
The Yankees’ bats seemed to be held up in customs until Brian McCann’s long ninth-inning home run on Monday, a blast they hope indicates that a snooze plaguing most of their lineup is coming to an end.
J.B. Shuck is not a general manager. He’s just a solid outfielder recalled by the White Sox from Triple-A Charlotte prior to Monday’s series opener with the Mets at Citi Field.