David Brown

  • The Grand Slam: Twins spoil J.D. Martinez's ninth-inning heroics

    David Brown at Big League Stew1 hr ago

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    The Minnesota Twins just wouldn't let Detroit Tigers slugger J.D. Martinez get the last word this time.

    After Martinez hit yet another ninth-inning home run to give the Tigers a lead, the Twins came back with two runs in the bottom of the ninth against Joe Nathan to escape with a 4-3 victory at Target Field on Tuesday night.

    Aaron Hicks hustled to beat out an infield RBI single with two outs, scoring pinch runner Chris Herrmann from third base with the winning run. Pinch runner Doug Bernier had scored the tying run from first base after Kurt Suzuki hit a sinking line drive to center that outfielder Ezequiel Carrera missed after a foolish diving attempt.

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    Wed, Sep 17
    5:10 PM PDT
    Detroit at Minnesota
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  • Umpire ejects boorish fan for heckling Bryce Harper

    David Brown at Big League Stew3 hrs ago

    Not everyone at Turner Field took it in stride as the Washington Nationals clinched the National League East against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

    Word on the street is that umpire Tim Welke had been coexisting with a fan who was heckling Bryce Harper for several innings. By the time the sixth inning rolled around, and the fan refused to stop yelling such creative taunts as "You [bleeping stink], you piece of [bleep]!" Welke drew a line and had security eject him.

    Here's a link to video of the event that includes some NSFW language you can barely make out.

    "Hey! Hey! Get rid of that guy! Get rid of him now!" Welke said heroically to an usher. 

    Harper otherwise appeared ready to get on with the game, but apparently Welke had heard enough F bombs.

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    Wed, Sep 17
    4:10 PM PDT
    Washington at Atlanta
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