Bryan Zarpentine

22May 2016
Lucas Duda

Posted on May 22, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine On Saturday, first baseman Lucas Duda was scratched from the New York Mets’ lineup for the third time in the last five games with back issues. Duda will also be absent from the team’s starting lineup on Sunday, as the Mets go for the sweep of the […]

22May 2016
Kevin Kiermaier

Posted on May 22, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine As if the Tampa Bay Rays haven’t had enough trouble scoring runs this season (they are currently tied for 10th in the American League in runs scored), they will now have to try scoring runs without the services of Kevin Kiermaier, who has started all but three […]

21May 2016
Jason Heyward

Posted on May 22, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Chicago Cubs’ right fielder Jason Heyward made one of the most amazing catches of the 2016 season Friday night in San Francisco during his team’s 8-1 win over the Giants. But that catch could come at a price, as Heyward was hurt on the play and expected […]

21May 2016
Joey Cora

Posted on May 21, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The firing of manager Fredi Gonzalez by the Atlanta Braves earlier this week means there are now no Hispanic managers in the big leagues. In the aftermath of the Gonzalez firing, Joey Cora, a former big league player who aspires to be a major league manager one […]

21May 2016
MLB strike zone

Posted on May 21, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine During this week’s MLB Owner’s Meetings, the competition committee discussed several possible rules changes, including those involving baseball’s strike zone. After the competition committee agreed on the changes, it’s possible for them to be implemented as early as next season. There are two significant changes afoot. The […]

20May 2016
Josh Reddick

Posted on May 20, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine An already disappointing season for the Oakland Athletics took another downward turn Thursday night, as outfielder Josh Reddick broke his thumb. Reddick fractured his left thumb sliding head first into second base while stealing the bag during Thursday’s loss to the New York Yankees. Initial reports are […]

20May 2016
Chris Sale

Posted on May 20, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The wins just won’t stop coming for Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale. Thursday night, Sale pitched a complete game in Chicago’s 2-1 win over the Houston Astros, improving to 9-0 on the season and making a little bit of history. With the win, Sale becomes the […]

20May 2016
Matt Harvey

Posted on May 20, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine A season that has not gone as expected for New York Mets’ ace Matt Harvey hit a new low Thursday night, as Harvey lasted just 2.2 innings against the Washington  Nationals, the shortest outing of his career. After the game, Mets’ manager Terry Collins intimated that the […]

19May 2016
Bartolo Colon

Posted on May 19, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Wednesday was not a great day in the life of Bartolo Colon. First, the New York Post dropped a bombshell that the 42-year old pitcher is being sued for child support by a woman who is not his wife of 21 years. Then he took the mound […]

19May 2016
Shawn Tolleson

Posted on May 19, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Despite being tied, albeit a six-way tie, for the American League lead in saves this year, Shawn Tolleson will no longer closing games for the Texas Rangers. Texas manager Jeff Banister announced before Wednesday’s game with the Oakland A’s that the team is making a change in […]

18May 2016
Rob Manfred

Posted on May 18, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Improving the pace of play has been on of the top priorities of MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred ever since he took office in January 2015. He has tried to take measures to shorten the length of games, but nine-inning games in baseball are seven minutes longer than […]

18May 2016
David Wright

Posted on May 18, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Just a couple hours before Tuesday night’s series opener against the Washington Nationals, New York Mets’ manager Terry Collins was forced to remove third baseman David Wright from the lineup due to issues with his back related to his spinal stenosis, a chronic condition Wright was diagnosed […]

18May 2016
Blue jays vs Rangers brawl

Posted on May 18, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine On Tuesday, Major League Baseball handed down punishments to 14 players or coaches who participated in Sunday’s brawl between the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays that centered around an altercation between Rougned Odor and Jose Bautista. To no one’s surprise, Odor received the harshest penalty, with […]

17May 2016
Fredi Gonzalez

Posted on May 17, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Major League Baseball has its first managerial casualty of the 2016 season. On Tuesday, the Atlanta Braves fired manager Fredi Gonzalez. The Braves currently have the worst record in baseball at 9-28. Gonzalez was first hired by the Braves before the start of the 2011 season and […]

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