Advance toward the leader of the free world at your own risk — even if you’re a professional sports mascot, with your giant mitts and huge noggin.
The New York Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0 on a bitterly cold Wednesday night to complete its first doubleheader shutout sweep since 1987.
Dillon Gee allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings, and the New York Mets beat Arizona 5-2 Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep and send the Diamondbacks to their sixth straight loss.
Mandela’s plaque was unveiled in a ceremony before Wednesday night’s game against the Cubs.
The Mets made a pitching change on Wednesday, calling up right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka from Triple-A Las Vegas and sending down left-hander John Lannan to make room.
Masahiro Tanaka allowed two bunt hits in eight dominant innings, Carlos Beltran homered for the third straight game and New York welcomed the Chicago Cubs to the current Yankee Stadium with a 3-0 victory.
Since Mark Teixiera went on the disabled list on April 5 with a strained right hamstring, the $200 million Bronx Bombers have cobbled together a platoon at first base.
Matsuzaka’s contract was selected Wednesday from Las Vegas, and New York sent Lannan outright to the Triple-A team.
I mentioned to Derek Jeter the uncertainty of Martin Brodeur’s future, and the possibility that he could still play next year, but in another uniform. “Man, I hope not,” he said.
That’s gold, Jerry! Gold! The Cyclones are hosting a “Salute to Seinfeld Night” on July 5, complete with a Keith Hernandez “Magic Loogie” bobblehead giveaway and batters in puffy shirts.
Looking to add to Brandon McCarthy’s early troubles, the Mets can record their first series sweep at Chase Field in eight years by handing the Diamondbacks a sixth consecutive defeat Wednesday.
The real issues come with the fans who are just now showing up, and then heading home disappointed for missing their only chance to see Derek Jeter in person. The question for them is, “Where ya been?”
Kirk Nieuwenhuis had three hits and three RBIs in his season debut, Jenrry Mejia pitched five effective innings in a combined three-hitter and the New York Mets routed the struggling Arizona Diamondbacks.
Juan Lagares is headed to the disabled list and Kirk Nieuwenhuis has been called up to take his place on the roster. Curtis Granderson will not be placed on the disabled list at this time and is listed as day to day.
“I’m pretty content with our infield right now,” Steinbrenner said. “I think guys like Anna and Solarte have been pleasant surprises. Kelly Johnson has been good. Derek’s healthy. So far, so good, but it’s early.”
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