Shoulder injuries don’t have to be damning for hitters. Look at the 469-foot home run Hanley Ramirez decimated Saturday in a 7-4 loss to the Cubs. Yes, he’s gotten off to a slow start. Through 19 games played, he has two long balls. But he had just one homer through the same number of games in 2016. He’s hitting .250 now. A year ago at this point, he was hitting .266. “Last year, Hanley started slow,” hitting coach Chili Davis said prior to the Cubs series. “I watched him, work, and work, and work, and work, and you know, he didn’t abandon what he was working on. He didn’t abandon it, he stuck with it and he perfect ed it. And when he perfected it, he went off. He’s still working. “Timing, consistency
FOXSports.coms Ken Rosenthal, citing a source, says Adam Eaton has a torn ACL, out for season. Washington Nationals skipper Dusty Baker didnt have an update on Adam Eaton for reporters when he spoke following the Nats 5-3 loss to the New York Mets. No, were waiting to make a determination tomorrow, Baker said.
LOS ANGELES — For eight innings, it was a wonderful night for the Phillies. Brock Stassi, the storybook kid, belted a three-run home run. Rookie Andrew Knapp had three hits, including his first big-league home run to give the Phils a three-run lead in the eighth inning, much to the delight of his family and friends whose cheers could be heard rising from deep within the sellout crowd of 53,110. Zach Eflin pitched superbly over seven-walk free innings and even the boys in the dugout had a little fun goofing on Tommy Joseph as he watched the game oblivious to the fact that he had a perfectly formed bubblegum sphere stuck to the top of his cap. For the Phillies, there were plenty of reasons to be