1. Are the Phillies Really 2016 Contenders or Just Ahead of Schedule in Rebuild?

    The Philadelphia Phillies were supposed to be easy to ignore in 2016. They were supposed to be bad, and that was supposed to be that. But instead, here we are in the middle of May, wondering if they're actually this good...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 23,101 reads 45 comments

  2. Syndergaard Becomes 2nd Mets Pitcher to Homer Twice in a Game

    New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard had an enjoyable night at the plate in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers and joined Walt Terrell (1983) as the only pitchers ...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 10 months ago 562 reads 0 comments

  3. Wilmer Flores Injury: Updates on Mets Infielder's Hamstring and Return

    New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores had been on the disabled list since May 12 with a hamstring injury. However, he made his return against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday night...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 10 months ago 2,235 reads 6 comments

  4. Max Scherzer Carves His Place in MLB History with 20-K Masterpiece

    Take a bow, Max Scherzer . One season after twirling a pair of no-hitters, the Washington Nationals right-hander struck out 20 Detroit Tigers on Wednesday in a 3-2 victory, ...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 11 months ago 83,647 reads 36 comments

  5. Max Scherzer vs. Tigers: Stats, Highlights and Twitter Reaction

    The Washington Nationals lost five of their last six games coming into Wednesday's contest, but Max Scherzer wasn't about to let them lose another...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 11 months ago 23,660 reads 21 comments

  6. Mets Fan's Preseason Wager Realized via Tattoo Commemorating Bartolo Colon Homer

    Some things are so rare and precious that they beg to be commemorated forever. For one transplanted New York Mets fan, Bartolo Colon 's May 7 home run against the San Diego Padres qualified as such...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 11 months ago 28,448 reads 33 comments

  7. Steven Matz Injury: Updates on Mets SP's Elbow and Return

    New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz's elbow "flared up," according to Adam Rubin of ESPN.com, and he missed his scheduled start on May 14. However, he has been cleared to return to the lineup...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 11 months ago 15,649 reads 14 comments

  8. Is Nationals' Surprising Rotation Dominance the Real Deal?

    When asked about Joe Ross’ dominance this season, Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker elected to offer a simple explanation. “He’s good,” he said of the Washington starting pitcher...

    Seth Gruen Written by Seth Gruen about 11 months ago 3,196 reads 7 comments

  9. Dusty Baker Comments on Bryce Harper After Star Apparently Curses at Umpire

    Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker is a fan of Bryce Harper . And, apparently, corporal punishment...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 11 months ago 11,113 reads 17 comments

  10. Scott Boras Comments on Bryce Harper's Future with the Nationals

    Agent Scott Boras may not be done directing his clients to stay with the Washington Nationals after securing a seven-year, $175 million extension for starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg on Tuesday, per MLB ...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 11 months ago 7,126 reads 18 comments

  11. Bryce Harper Comments on Yelling Apparent Curse Word at Umpire After Ejection

    Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper was ejected during the ninth inning of Monday's 5-4 win over the Detroit Tigers , and the reigning National League MVP showed no regret for his actions afterward...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 11 months ago 10,567 reads 65 comments

  12. Nationals Fan Looks Just Like Bryce Harper, Wears Full Uniform to Game

    Bryce Harper has a serious doppelganger . Check out this Washington Nationals fan decked out in full Harper swag, complete with the uniform, Ken-doll hair and even the typical missed jersey button...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 11 months ago 38,913 reads 29 comments

  13. Bryce Harper Yells Apparent Curse Word at Umpire After Nationals' Walk-Off Win

    The Washington Nationals won Monday's game against the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on Clint Robinson's walk-off home run, but it was superstar Bryce Harper 's actions during the ensuing celebration that turned heads...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 11 months ago 118,943 reads 242 comments

  14. Stephen Strasburg's 7-Year, $175M Extension Is Calculated Risk for Nationals

    The Washington Nationals have decided to count on a guy who's traditionally been hard to count on. They could be glad they did. For now, Stephen Strasburg can count his money...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 20,087 reads 33 comments

  15. Stephen Strasburg, Nationals Agree on New Contract: Latest Details, Reaction

    The Washington Nationals and starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg have agreed to a seven-year contract extension, the team confirmed Tuesday. Nationals owner Theodore N...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 11 months ago 25,516 reads 81 comments

  16. Dusty Baker Comments on Potentially Changing Lineup After Bryce Harper's 6 Walks

    Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker doesn't plan to change his lineup after reigning National League MVP Bryce Harper reached base seven times without recording a single hit on Sunday...

    Danny Webster Written by Danny Webster about 11 months ago 1,915 reads 4 comments

  17. Bryce Harper Spotted Giving Jar of Money to Homeless Woman in Chicago

    Sunday may have seen Bryce Harper hit one of the most meaningful home runs of his 2016 season. It wasn't behind home plate—where the reigning NL MVP has experienced a recent ...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 11 months ago 55,200 reads 65 comments

  18. Pitchers Running Scared from Bryce Harper Exposes MLB's Fatal Flaw

    CHICAGO — Imagine if there were a way, on every New England Patriots possession, to prevent Tom Brady from throwing the football...

    Seth Gruen Written by Seth Gruen about 11 months ago 37,234 reads 270 comments

  19. Dad Makes Unbelievable, 1-Handed Foul Ball Catch with Son on His Hip

    This candidate for Coolest Father of the Year made an unbelievable one-handed, backhanded and barehanded catch after a Marcell Ozuna foul ball soared into his section during Sunday's ...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 11 months ago 1,956 reads 2 comments

  20. Matt Harvey's Struggles Have Impact Beyond Present-Day Mets

    The New York Mets had every reason to plan on Matt Harvey being one of baseball's best pitchers this season. When healthy, he generally hasn't known how to be anything else...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 14,473 reads 27 comments

  21. Giancarlo Stanton Rounding Back into Elite Form for Surging Marlins

    Be careful out there. 'Tis the season when you never know if a Giancarlo Stanton home run ball might come falling out of the sky. The Miami Marlins right fielder went into Wednesday with five home runs in his last eight games...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 13,323 reads 33 comments

  22. Fredi Gonzalez Reportedly Fired as Braves Manager

    As the Atlanta Braves make their way through a long rebuilding season in 2016, manager Fredi Gonzalez will reportedly no longer be with the team...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 11 months ago 26,904 reads 94 comments

  23. Giancarlo Stanton Blasts 462-Foot Home Run off Scoreboard vs. Brewers

    Giancarlo Stanton can hit the ball. Really hard. The Miami Marlins slugger knocked a 462-foot home run off Milwaukee Brewers starter Chase Anderson in the fourth inning of ...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 11 months ago 38,371 reads 9 comments

  24. Michael Conforto, Yoenis Cespedes Fueling Explosive Mets' Streak Up NL East

    Yoenis Cespedes gets the attention, as he should. But the New York Mets ' 12-run third inning got going Friday night when Michael Conforto doubled home the game's first run. Cespedes' recent power surge has made the Mets look unbeatable...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 11 months ago 9,800 reads 73 comments

  25. Adam Conley Pulled 4 Outs from Pitching No-Hitter vs. Brewers

    Miami Marlins pitcher Adam Conley was four outs away from a no-hitter in just his 16th career start. But with Conley's pitch count at 116, manager Don Mattingly opted to protect ...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 11 months ago 5,919 reads 9 comments