Austin Hooper is committed to developing “chemistry” with his new quarterback. The two-time Pro Bowl tight end, who joined the Cleveland Browns in NFL free agency, has been shacking up with teammate Baker Mayfield to mitigate the impact of the limited offseason amid the coronavirus pandemic. “I was staying at Baker’s house for like two […]
PHILADELPHIA — Sure, had the Yankees received six more outs with which to work early Wednesday evening, they very well might have completed their coup against Joe Girardi’s shaky Phillies bullpen. They just had to settle for saving the sport of baseball. Say it with me, everyone: seven-inning games! The Yankees’ first doubleheader of seven-inning […]
It was another rough night for Gary Sanchez, who struck out two more times and was hit by a pitch on the left elbow during the Yankees’ 3-1 win over the Phillies on Wednesday night in the second half of a doubleheader. Manager Aaron Boone said Sanchez might be affected by the hit to the […]
WASHINGTON — The battle between 2016 Cy Young award-winners ended with one injured and the other in control. If you guessed Rick Porcello as the injured, given the Mets’ health misfortunes this week and Max Scherzer’s ability to dominate, wrong answer. In the kind of performance the team envisioned when it gave Porcello a one-year […]
Not even the Yankees’ offense could bail out J.A. Happ this time. The struggling left-hander had another shaky start Wednesday in Philadelphia, allowing four runs in just three innings in the Yankees’ 11-7 loss to the Phillies in the first game of a doubleheader. It was the Yankees’ first appearance in a seven-inning doubleheader, a […]
The Giants lost another potential starter Wednesday, as cornerback Sam Beal has opted-out of the 2020 season, according to the league’s transaction wire. Despite annual promise and expectations, the 23-year-old Beal has played just six games in two years since the Giants took him with their third-round pick in the 2018 Supplemental Draft due to […]
This might have represented the best of all worlds in the three-dimensional universe in which the Rangers live. For: 1) Being summarily swept out of the qualifying round, 1-2-3, lickety-split by the Candy Canes of Carolina does not erase the significant strides the 2019-20 Rangers took in transforming from lottery-fodder to playoff relevance. But: 2) […]
For some, the story can be told exclusively in grit and feistiness — your Miami Marlins, for example. The Marlins have no players, they hadn’t played a game in nine days before Tuesday night, and yet they shut out the Orioles, 4-0. Now, the 2020 O’s will never be confused for the ones of championship […]
Gary Sanchez is missing. Not missing like when the Mets scared the daylights out of everyone by announcing they couldn’t find Yoenis Cespedes, even though they had a pretty good idea what happened to him. Missing as in swinging at baseballs and failing to connect with them at an alarming rate. Even an 8-1 start […]
SAN FRANCISCO — The last question posed to Tiger Woods in his pre-tournament press conference Tuesday at Harding Park in advance of this week’s PGA Championship came from a reporter who asked him, “Can you win this week?’’ “Of course,’’ Woods said with a broad smile. And just like that, Woods’ question-and-answer session was over […]
Markus Golden made the only choice available. Golden re-signed with the Giants on a one-year, $4.125 million contract Tuesday, after passing his physical. He reported to training camp Friday – a few days after the rest of his veteran teammates because of personal reasons – and needed three negative COVID-19 tests in a four-day span […]
“I do like being right. Ask my ex husband.” GO OFF DORIS — Meredith Minkow (@murrminks) August 3, 2020 The internet is in agreement for once: This world isn’t worthy of Doris Burke. While commentating on Monday’s game between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Memphis Grizzlies, ESPN analyst Burke dropped an unexpected remark […]
If only Monday night’s thunderstorm in The Bronx possessed a little more oomph, Gerrit Cole could have doubled his career complete-games total from two to four in the span of three starts as a Yankee. Alas, this shower showed off as much power as the standard 2020 Yankees opponent: Not much. Hence the Yankees’ $301.3 […]
ATLANTA — Just when the Mets should have been allowed to enjoy the gift of runs for their ace and a needed victory, players started departing Monday night. None were opt outs. Amed Rosario walked off the field before the bottom of the third inning with left quad tightness. Two innings later, Robinson Cano exited […]
Private equity billionaire Josh Harris is seen as the safest choice to buy the New York Mets. However, there is some question as to whether Mets fans would find him to be the savior they want. Harris and investment partner David Blitzer already own three major professional sports teams: the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, the NHL’s […]
Pause it! And we aren’t talking about the baseball season. Based on the last three Red Sox-Yankees games this weekend at Yankee Stadium, the best rivalry in baseball is on furlough due to a wide gulf in talent for teams that are headed in distinctly different directions. To qualify as a rivalry, every game needs […]