It would be easy to justify the man who won 2016’s Rookie of the Year, Corey Seager. It would be easy to justify the man who will win the award in 2017, Cody Bellinger. The Dodgers are loaded, so it would be easy to justify a lot of people. But playoff trips in 2013-16 all ended in disappointment. If that’s going to change in 2017, Los Angeles will need someone who can not only match up against the likes of Max Scherzer, Jon Lester and Zack Greinke, but also beat them. As good as Yu Darvish is, Kershaw is the man for that job. Miami Marlins: Giancarlo Stanton We could talk about Stanton’s immense power and stats. But those only scratch the surface of Stanton’s value. The Marlins have consistently
After leaving Thursday's game with soreness, the White Sox are taking a cautious approach with pitching prospect Reynaldo Lopez. The White Sox announced on Saturday they have placed Lopez on the 10-day disabled list with a strained back and purchased the contract of pitcher Danny Farquhar from Triple-A Charlotte. White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper noticed Lopez losing both his velocity and command in the fourth inning of his start against the Texas Rangers on Thursday night which prompted a mound visit from manager Rick Renteria and head athletic trainer Herm Schneider. After initially walking back toward the dugout, White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu signaled for Renteria and Schneider to return.
Saturday brings a full 15-game slate of MLB action as the postseason races really begin to heat up. The 2017 regular season ends in six weeks and one day. Should be fun. Here is everything you need to know about the day in baseball. Saturday's scores Chicago Cubs 4, Toronto Blue Jays 3 (box score) Pittsburgh Pirates 6, Cardinals 4 (box score) Los Angeles Dodgers 3, Detroit Tigers 0 (box score) Seattle Mariners at Tampa Bay Rays (GameTracker) Los Angeles Angels at Baltimore Orioles (GameTracker) Arizona Diamondbacks at Minnesota Twins (GameTracker) Miami Marlins at New York Mets (GameTracker) Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros (GameTracker) Cincinnati Reds at Atlanta Braves (GameTracker) New