An hour before Brandon McCarthy’s return from Tommy John surgery and three days after completing the emergency trade for Bud Norris, Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman updated the state of his starting rotation.
Brandon McCarthy is the latest starter to step up in the absence of ace Clayton Kershaw, making a triumphant return from Tommy John surgery on Sunday as the Dodgers finished off a series sweep of Colorado, 4-1, for their fourth consecutive win.
Two teams going in opposite directions will square off at Dodger Stadium on Monday night, with the Dodgers on a four-game win streak and the Orioles — leaders in the American League East — fresh off being swept in a four-game set in Seattle.
The Cubs bullpen has gotten a boost from rookie Carl Edwards Jr. On Saturday, the right-hander was called on to face Yoenis Cespedes with two outs in the Mets’ seventh, and Edwards struck him out on a 96-mph fastball. He retired the side in the eighth as well.
When the Cubs and Reds met last week in Cincinnati, it was not a pretty three days for Cincinnati. Chicago swept the series while outscoring Cincinnati, 27-12. The two teams open another three-game series on Independence Day afternoon Monday at Wrigley Field.
The Cubs placed outfielder Chris Coghlan on the disabled list Sunday and promoted Jeimer Candelario to the big league team. Coghlan had to leave Saturday’s game because of right rib cage soreness.
The Citi Field scoreboard registered Miguel Montero’s pitches as changeups. Actually, they were two-seam fastballs. It was the best the Cubs’ 32-year-old catcher could do.
Jon Lester should’ve been the perfect pitcher to start on Sunday for the Cubs. He had gotten the team back on track after a loss three times and was coming off a stellar June, when he won National League Pitcher of the Month honors. But Lester turned into a different pitcher as the calendar turned.
Mitch Harris grabbed the attention of the baseball world last year, when he became the first United States Naval Academy graduate in nearly 100 years to be promoted to the Majors. The currently injured Cardinals reliever experienced another thrill when Major League Baseball invited him to be present when the Braves and Marlins played at […]
The Pirates trail the Cardinals in both the National League Central and NL Wild Card standings, but a sweep from Pittsburgh would allow the teams to flip flop positions.
After some ragged play against the Royals to open this homestand, the Cardinals found a remedy by knocking around a Brewers team that remains dominated by its National League Central foe. Milwaukee mustered a four-run ninth to pull within one but stranded the tying run in scoring position as the Cardinals held on for a […]
The Brewers selected the contract of infielder Will Middlebrooks from Triple-A Colorado Springs and optioned outfielder Keon Broxton following Sunday’s 9-8 loss to the Cardinals. Pitcher Chris Capuano was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.