SAN FRANCISCO -- Wil Myers has had his way with the San Francisco Giants, and so has San Diego. Oh how this rivalry has shifted - not to mention Myers' power stroke at AT&T Park, where he has already cleared the fences five times this season. He decided to embrace the ballpark's challenging conditions and typical chilly temperatures coming off the bay. Myers homered for a career-best third straight game against San Francisco, Jabari Blash hit a go-ahead two-run double in the decisive fourth to back Dinelson Lamet, and the San Diego Padres beat the Giants 5-2 on Sunday. "One of the big things is just actually wanting to come here to play. Last year I kind of dreaded coming here because it's a
Jaime Garcia maintains a poker face most of the time. But the Atlanta pitcher couldn't stop smiling after the biggest hit of his career. Garcia launched a grand slam off previously unbeaten Alex Wood to highlight the Braves' 12-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. "That was pretty unbelievable," Garcia said. "I've never hit a grand slam in my life, not even in Little League." The subject of trade speculation lately, Garcia limited Los Angeles to three runs over seven innings as the Braves won their second straight at Dodger Stadium. The NL West leaders hadn't lost two in a row since June 5-6 against Washington. They've been outscored 18-6 in the first two games of the series.
That’s right, for a mere $50, fans of the Atlanta Braves Class-A Florida Fire Frogs can secure themselves a great seat and, wait for it, a “commemorative bottle of dirt” from the batter’s box at Osceola County Stadium. Now, while it’s unknown how many people took advantage of the ticket deal, the Fire Frogs did have record attendance for Friday night’s tilt against Tebow and his St. Lucie Mets. But, hey, enough about bottles of old dirt…back to Tebow for a second. While the 29-year-old started the season hitting a paltry .220 for the Columbia Fireflies, he’s upped his batting average to .320 since his promotion to St. Lucie. Before you know it…dude is going to be suiting up for the Double-A Binghamton