Gio Gonzalez earned his big league-leading 19th victory and the Washington Nationals backed him with three home runs to beat the listless New York Mets 5-1 Monday night.
The Atlanta Braves completed a three-game sweep over the Mets on Sunday. Atlanta won in extra innings 3-2.
R.A. Dickey earned his 16th win of the season as the Mets finally snapped their losing skid on Saturday.
Former Cy Young Award winner Bartolo Colon of the Oakland Athletics was suspended for 50 games on Wednesday after testing positive for testosterone.
Adam LaRoche and the Washington Nationals handed R.A. Dickey his first loss in three months, beating the sinking New York Mets 5-2 Tuesday night behind Gio Gonzalez’s seven crisp innings.
David Wright pulled the Mets from the depths of despair by snapping their losing streak and has been the Mets’ go-to guy all year.
Ever since Mike Trout was called up, the Angels have been on fire. This 20 year old can do it all…hit for power (12 home runs), hit for a high average (.346) and he has great speed (leading the AL in steals).
In a season with two extra playoff teams and a great deal of parity, virtually every franchise has hope heading into the season’s second half. That’s why you should care about Tuesday’s Midsummer Classic.
Jordan Zimmermann will be a big piece of a Washington team that is only going to get better over the next few years.
In a matter of hours on Friday night, the Yankees waived goodbye to prized prospect Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi and welcomed much-needed arms to their rotation. GM Brain Cashman stayed patient and appears to have won big.
Some Yankees fans have expressed outrage, but Brian Cashman has kept the organization’s best interests at heart by waiting for the right deal.
It’s always darkest before the dawn. And fans will see what awaits in Mets’ stockings this holiday season. Maybe G.M. Alderson can be a Sandy Claus to answer a myriad of Met wishes now and in the future.
These are Hal Steinbrenner’s Yankees, and it means less seat-of-the-pants spending.
With the offseason in full swing, it only made sense to have another epic email discussion between Neil Keefe and Sweeny Murti.
A.J. Burnett, anyone? Anyone?