Chase Headley scored on a passed ball with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, and the Yankees won in their final at-bat for the second straight game to beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 on Thursday afternoon. Four New York pitchers combined to strike out 16 Rangers as the teams split the four-game series. Didi Gregorius, who had the winning home run Wednesday night, hit a solo shot in the fifth to tie the score after Shin-Soo Choo homered to lead off the game. Tony Barnette (5-3), the third Rangers reliever of the afternoon, walked Headley to lead off the bottom of the ninth. With runners on second and third and two outs, his pitch got through catcher Robinson Chirinos and Headley just beat the throw.
This past Friday, Phillies pitching prospect was the victim of a freak training accident, as ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reported. A piece of equipment malfunctioned and, as Imhof himself described it on his Instagram, “A large price of metal hit me in the head/eye resulting in a fractured nose, 2 fractured orbital bones, and most significantly, the loss of vision in my right eye.” Doctors at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute tried to reconstruct his eye, but they informed him that he would likely never regain his sight in that eye. The first surgery was successful, but he didn’t regain his vision, so Imhof agreed with his doctors that the best decision from a quality of life standpoint was to remove the