With the president directly criticizing players, they should no longer be silent
The New York Daily News is reporting that the New York Mets are expecting manager Terry Collins to retire after this year. The 68-year-old Collins has been with New York since 2011, racking up 578 wins (and counting) along with a National League pennant and back-to-back trips to the playoffs. Of course, as with most things Mets, it doesn’t look like it’s going to be a simple affair.
Tanner Roark earned his first win in four 2017 starts against Atlanta last week, when he faced the Braves in the nation’s capital, going six innings on 108 pitches, and giving up four hits, a walk, and two earned runs in what ended up a 5-2 win. That outing left Washington’s right-handed starter (8-3) in eleven second-half outings in which he’d put up a 3.18 ERA, 22 walks, 74 Ks, and a .204/.270/.380 line against in 68 innings, after he went (6-6) in 18 appearances (17 of them starts) in the first half of the 2017 campaign, putting up a 5.27 ERA, 36 walks, 80 Ks, and a .278/.343/.417 line against in 100 2⁄3 IP before the All-Star Break. “He’s getting his stuff,” Dusty Baker said after last week’s
ATLANTA A few hours before Friday night's game against the Atlanta Braves, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin had some words of praise for his starting pitcher, Ben Lively. "He's just very competitive," Mackanin said of the 25-year-old right-hander. The Braves' first six hitters of the game all reached base on hits (three singles, two doubles and a homer) and five of them scored.