The Daytona Tortugas celebrated the life and legacy of the late sportscaster Craig Sager on Friday night at their Jackie Robinson Ballpark. Sager passed away in December after battling a rare form of cancer. Sager’s family was at the game, Vince Carter threw out the first pitch, money was raised for the Sager Strong Foundation and the Cincinnati Reds minor league team wore amazing tribute uniforms inspired by one of Sager’s famously colorful suits.
Fireworks. That’s what any logical thinking person might have anticipated Friday at Great American Ball Park when the Marlins showed up to face the Reds. The two teams with the most porous starting pitching staffs in the N.L. Two teams each boasting THREE sluggers with at least 20 home runs. A bandbox of a ballpark. The ingredients were all there. In the end, the only fireworks were the real ones, and even those weren’t detonated due to a midnight curfew law. The Marlins closed out their 3-1 win over Cincinnati at 11:54 p.m. For just the fourth time this season at Great American, both teams failed to homer. “My focus is to keep the ball down because in this park the ball flies, so you’ve got
The NL East leaders opened the second half of the season with a franchise record, a series sweep and a significant upgrade -- exactly how the Nationals wanted to keep their momentum going. Ryan Zimmerman set the Nationals' career home run record with a solo shot, and Bryce Harper connected again on Monday as Washington powered its way to a 6-1 victory for a four-game sweep of the Cincinnati Reds. Zimmerman's 235th career homer moved him ahead of Vladimir Guerrero for most in Expos and Nationals history. Guerrero quickly tweeted congratulations , saying he doesn't mind being second. "It's special to be in one place your entire career," said Zimmerman, in his 12th season with the team that made