1. Marlins top Mariners on Stanton walk-off slam

    MIAMI – Manager Mike Redmond was ready to take the bat out of Giancarlo Stanton's hands with the game on the line in the ninth inning Friday. Instant replay put Stanton back in position to win the game, and he did just that in grand fashion...

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  2. Selecting the New York Mets' All-21st Century Team, Position by Position

    Let's face it: The 21st century has not been all that kind to the New York Mets . Sure, they made the playoffs twice, including a World Series appearance in 2000. But that's about as good as it gets for the boys from Queens...

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  3. Nats' Fister Has 'No Issues' During Session

    Right-hander Doug Fister threw two innings at extended spring training in Florida and could join the Nationals in about three weeks "assuming all goes well," manager Matt Williams said...

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  4. Philadelphia Phillies' Biggest Early-Season Surprises and Disappointments

    The Philadelphia Phillies have started the 2014 season in a rather intriguing fashion. They stand at 7-8, and while they've shown flashes of brilliance, there have also been many moments of struggle...

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  5. Is the Atlanta Braves Rotation for Real or Simply Overachieving?

    The first blow came in the offseason when, after nine years, Tim Hudson signed with the San Francisco Giants , leaving the Atlanta Braves without their presumptive ace and without ...

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  6. Adjustment Gets Gattis Back to 'Being Me' at Plate

    It wasn't just Evan Gattis' four-hit game Wednesday at Philly, or his three homers in two games, that caused Freddie Freeman to gush a bit over the catcher's recent offensive performance...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 2 days ago 257 reads 0 comments

  7. Elite Contact Skills of Andrelton Simmons

    On Thursday, Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons struck out for the first time in 2014. It was his 52nd plate appearance of the season, and A.J. Burnett of the Phillies got him to chase a four-seamer...

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  8. Young to return to lineup vs. Harang, Braves

    Chris Young is ready to get his season started. A right quadriceps injury kept him out of the Mets ' lineup for nearly three weeks, but he will finally retake his place in New York's lineup on Friday against Atlanta ...

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  9. Wood Throws Complete Game, Rues His Failed Bunt in 1-0 Loss

    Former Braves pitchers Tim Hudson, Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and John Smoltz often spoke of the importance of being able to handle the bat, to consistently get a bunt down and move a runner over...

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  10. Atlanta Braves Tighten Gun Policy at Turner Field

    The Atlanta Braves will no longer allow some off-duty police officers to carry guns at Turner Field, which has prompted objections.....

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 2 days ago 6 reads 0 comments

  11. Young Jr. Stops Thinking About Stats, Starts Getting Onbase

    Don't think, just hit. Eric Young Jr. doesn't want to know about the numbers, especially when it comes to a key statistic his manager has set as a goal — the ...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 2 days ago 100 reads 0 comments

  12. Young to return to lineup vs. Harang, Braves

    Chris Young is ready to get his season started. A right quadriceps injury kept him out of the Mets ' lineup for nearly three weeks, but he will finally retake his place in New York's lineup on Friday against Atlanta ...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 2 days ago 9 reads 0 comments

  13. Mets Want 'attitude' Adjustment from Noah Syndergaard

    Noah Syndergaard has a major league fastball and curveball, but the Mets would like to see a little more “attitude” from their top pitching prospect.....

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 2 days ago 528 reads 1 comments

  14. Chris Young Readies for Return to Mets and New Season Debut

    Chris Young says the first one did not count. The one inning he played in left field on April 2 is not enough to count as a season debut...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 2 days ago 7 reads 0 comments

  15. Is Ryan Howard Figuring It Out?

    Howard's 8th inning walk on Thursday was the most important at-bat of the game, but his improved plate discipline has been going on all season. Is he starting to figure things out....

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 2 days ago 4 reads 0 comments

  16. Brown Wants to Learn to Hit Before Thinking Power

    The most difficult part, according to Dom Brown, is restraint. There are times when he really wants to swing hard and try to hit home runs, but then catches himself.....

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 2 days ago 64 reads 0 comments

  17. Phillies' Burnett may be getting a lift from hernia

    THE ONLY MOMENTS when A.J. Burnett appeared limited by his hernia occurred on the base paths. One was in the third inning, another in the sixth, both occasions featuring a gait that suggested soiled trousers...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 2 days ago 147 reads 0 comments

  18. Cole Hamels poised to return to rotation

    In the last 2 days, the Phillies have watched the two pitchers atop their rotation post two of the team's top pitching performances of the young season. Cole Hamels looks plenty ready to join the party...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 2 days ago 3 reads 0 comments

  19. Papelbon Fires Back at Velocity Critics

    PHILADELPHIA – According to PITCHf/x, Jonathan Papelbon's fastball topped out at 93 miles per hour Thursday, an encouraging sign for a closer who has struggled at times recently with location and velocity...

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  20. Debate: Who's Been Braves' Biggest Disappointment so Far?

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  21. Debate: Who's Been Mets' Biggest Disappointment so Far?

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  22. Debate: Who's Been Phils' Biggest Disappointment so Far?

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  23. Mets Invent, Implement 'Bases Per Out' Stat

    Terry Collins defines the Mets ' hitting philosophy as: “It's not about when you swing, it's about the damage you do when you swing. It's not early in the count necessarily. It's not deep in counts...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 3 days ago 469 reads 0 comments

  24. Denard Span to Begin Rehab Assignment at Class A Hagerstown

    Denard Span is scheduled to begin his minor league rehab assignment at Class A Hagerstown on Thursday night. The Nationals expect Span to get three at-bats in his first rehab game and increase the workload to four at-bats in a second rehab game...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 3 days ago 25 reads 0 comments

  25. Revere's 8th Inning Single Helps Phillies Avoid Sweep

    Ben Revere singled home Domonic Brown in the eighth inning for the only run of the afternoon, giving the Phillies a 1-0 win to narrowly avoid a sweep by the Atlanta Braves ...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 3 days ago 64 reads 0 comments