• Mets must take path of least resistance to postseason
    Big League Stew

    Mets must take path of least resistance to postseason

    By the way, you can stream Sunday’s game at Yahoo’s Sports Home, MLB index and video home beginning at 1:10 p.m. Once loaded with arms like Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz and Zack Wheeler, New York is currently down to Noah Syndergaard, who’s currently battling strep throat, and Bartolo Colon, who is officially its steadiest and healthiest rotation option. Therein lies the problem for the Mets.

  • How one boutique bat maker is getting in the hands of Major League Baseball’s big hitters
    Seana Smith

    How one boutique bat maker is getting in the hands of Major League Baseball’s big hitters

    Major League Baseball (MLB) players no longer have an easy decision when it comes to deciding which bat to choose. Inside a woodshop in Norristown, Pennsylvania, David Chandler, the CEO of Chandler Bats, is a rising star in the bat maker industry. In its first year, the company received a MLB certificate and started making bats for players and has been expanding its presence inside ballparks.

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    Yordano Ventura exits game with back tightness

    Royals’ right-hander Yordano Ventura was pulled in the fifth inning of Saturday’s matinee against the Tigers with an apparent injury. After throwing four pitches to start the fifth and serving up a Justin Upton double, Ventura was visited on the mound by head trainer Nick Kenney. Through 176 innings in 2016, Ventura posted a 4.35 ERA and 1.2 fWAR, a considerable downgrade from the 4.08 ERA and 2.7 fWAR he contributed during last season’s championship year despite a moderate bounce-back in the second half.