Category: MLB News

Real or not? Knuckleballer Wright just may save Red Sox

2:42 AM ET The Boston Red Sox have spent most of the season in first place or tied for the lead in the American League East. Entering last weekend, they had spent just six days out of first place, and two of those were the first two days of the season. The bats dried up…

Real or Not? MadBum’s return makes NL West a four-team race

1:30 AM ET Madison Bumgarner was back in action Tuesday and that’s good for baseball fans everywhere (even you, Dodgers fans): Happy Bumgarner Day! #SFGiants pic.twitter.com/CoLlN053xM — San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) June 6, 2018 Bumgarner gave up two runs in six innings against a particularly weak Diamondbacks lineup (John Ryan Murphy hitting cleanup, three others…

Q&A: How Gerrit Cole unlocked his potential to dominate

10:00 AM ET Marly RiveraESPN Writer Close Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com. Ten starts into his stint with the Houston Astros after an offseason trade from the Pittsburgh Pirates, Gerrit Cole is enjoying remarkable success with the reigning champs. He’s posting a career-best 1.86 ERA, second in the American League behind…

Kris Bryant bucking strikeout trend, but is he happy about it?

7:45 AM ET CHICAGO — His quest for perfection in the batter’s box will never reach its conclusion, but Cubs star Kris Bryant won’t stop trying. The latest edition of his journey, which might well end up with Bryant in the Baseball Hall of Fame, features him making more contact than ever and striking out…

As first dose of Mets drama hits, will Mickey Callaway’s plan work?

12:08 PM ET When his first season as New York Mets manager is complete and Mickey Callaway has time to reflect, he might look back on the second week in May as a painful-yet-necessary formative experience. After the Mets went 0-6 on a homestand with Atlanta and Colorado, placed Todd Frazier and Jacob deGrom on…