David Peterson pitched his best outing of his rookie campaign as the Mets beat the Nationals 3-2
The Giants fell in extra innings Thursday, splitting a series with the Rockies and putting themselves in a tough spot heading into the final series.
The Colorado Rockies are determined to do anything to stay in a crowded National League playoff race. The San Francisco Giants know they can't miss any more opportunities with the powerful Padres coming to town to close out the season. Raimel Tapia hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the 11th inning, and the Rockies rallied to keep contending San Francisco from gaining ground in the NL wild-card race by beating the Giants 5-4 on Thursday.
The Detroit Tigers are eliminated from the 2020 playoffs, so do they have any chance at the No. 1 overall pick? And what's going on with Niko Goodrum?
Longtime baseball executive Sandy Alderson will return to the New York Mets as team president if Steve Cohen's purchase of the club is approved by Major League Baseball owners. The 72-year-old Alderson is currently a senior adviser for the Oakland Athletics. ''If I am fortunate enough to be approved by Major League Baseball as the next owner of this iconic franchise, Sandy Alderson will become president of the New York Mets and will oversee all Mets baseball and business operations,'' Cohen said Thursday in a statement reported by the New York Post.
Doug Williams and Keith Hernandez are back with an all-new Shea Anything podcast, to talk about Sandy Alderson being back in charge of the Mets under prospective new owner Steve Cohen. Doug and Keith chat about what it may mean for the Mets once a new owner is approved, and what the offseason ahead will mean for Amed Rosario, Seth Lugo, Pete Alonso, and more.
The Nationals clinched a playoff spot Sept. 24, 2019, the first of many clinches they earned on their way to winning the World Series.
LHP David Peterson (5-2, 3.80 ERA) gets the start for the Mets as they travel to Washington to face the Nationals and LHP Patrick Corbin (2-6, 4.76 ERA) at 6:10 p.m.
Chad Kuhl pitched seven sharp innings and Colin Moran and Bryan Reynolds each homered in three-hit games in the Pittsburgh Pirates' 7-0 victory over the slumping Chicago Cubs on Thursday. Kuhl (2-3) retired the first nine batters and had a no-hitter until Anthony Rizzo doubled to the wall in right-center with one out in the sixth inning. The right-hander finished his comeback season on a strong note.
Items from the personal collection of Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully sold at auction for over $2 million, including World Series rings from the Dodgers' championships in 1955 and 1988. Each ring sold for $188,000 during online bidding that ended Wednesday, according to David Hunt, owner of Hunt Auctions in Exton, Pennsylvania. The Dodgers won their only World Series title in Brooklyn in 1955, and their most recent title was won in Los Angeles in 1988.
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera recorded his first six-RBI game since 2013. His 2020 season didn't go as planned, but optimism remains.
The New York Mets placed Michael Conforto on the injured list Thursday with a hamstring injury, ending the outfielder's regular season. Conforto was first hurt Sunday, sat out two games and then returned in Wednesday's loss to Tampa Bay. Manager Luis Rojas said Conforto aggravated the injury running to first base in the eighth inning.
Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon, whose rollercoaster career took him from near bust to All-Star and Gold Glove winner, will retire after the season. Gordon had signed a one-year deal to play with the Royals, and now he will do what so few have done in pro sports: end his career with the team where it began. Gordon thought about retirement last year, when the Royals were hiring Mike Matheny to replace his longtime manager, Ned Yost, and the team appeared to be rebuilding.
Don Mattingly returns this weekend to the Bronx, where his best years as a player always ended when the regular season did. Now Mattingly is enjoying perhaps his best year as a manager, leading the Miami Marlins as they try to extend their improbable season into next week. ''Nobody picked this club to be able to do anything this season, but we believed in ourselves,'' Mattingly said.
After two excellent seasons, Dodgers slugger Max Muncy has batted under .200 most of 2020. He's hoping to turn it around during the postseason.
The absence of fans didn't stop Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto from receiving an ovation after hitting a homer to put his team ahead for good. When they haven't been keeping Great America Ball Park in tip-top shape, the groundskeepers have loudly cheered for the Reds from the stands. Teams throughout the major leagues have found different ways to maintain intensity without the benefit of fans in the ballpark.