Two weeks remain in the regular season for the Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles, and the rest of Major League Baseball. Already, the Nationals have clinched a spot in the MLB postseason, while the Orioles are still clinging to an outside chance of making it through to one of the two Wild Card spots. If Baltimore were to make the surprise climb they would likely be the third team from the AL East to make the MLB postseason. NATIONAL LEAGUE: Washington is joined by the Los Angeles Dodgers as the only two teams to have claimed a playoff berth in the National League. This past weekend the Dodgers took two out of three in a pivotal series from the Nationals to hold on to the top seed. The lead
Johnny Cueto enjoys his time on a baseball diamond, and sometimes he just doesn't want to come off the field. Never in a rush, Cueto moseys to the mound and moseys back to the dugout. He rarely runs hard to first base, preferring to save his energy for pitching. Giants fans saw a new Cueto trait in Tuesday night's 4-3 victory over the Rockies. He broke into perhaps the slowest home run trot in history for a guy who didn't hit a home run. The game was won on Hunter Pence's bases-loaded walk-off sacrifice fly that scored Orlando Calixte. Pablo Sandoval and Ryder Jones opened the ninth inning with infield singles, and Kelby Tomlinson singled to right to load the bases.
Every day that goes by with even one major league stadium lacking protective netting past each dugout, if not farther down both lines, baseball teams are inviting a child to get hit in the face by a projectile traveling 100 mph. Think about that.