Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano left Wednesday night’s loss to the Royals after getting hit by a pitch in the batting helmet. Cano went for a CT scan and is considered day-to-day.
Jeff Francoeur might want to remind his Texas Rangers teammates about the 1996 Atlanta Braves.
Colby Lewis could deliver the Texas Rangers their biggest victory in the franchise’s 50 seasons. Beat the New York Yankees in Game 6 of the ALCS Friday night, and the Rangers are headed to their first World Series.
Everywhere you turn in these playoffs, late pickups and midseason acquisitions are playing important roles on the field.
When Jeff Francoeur was traded from the Braves to the Mets in 2009, the outfielder dreamed of postseason baseball in New York. The opportunity has arrived – with the Texas Rangers.
Mariano Rivera blew it, ending the New York Yankees’ perfect record when leading after eight innings.
The Mets erupted for 18 runs and 21 hits in Sunday’s win over the Cubs. It was the 7th time that the Mets scored 18 or more runs in a game. All of the 18-plus run outbursts have come on the road and four have been at the “friendly confines” of Wrigley Field.
The first-place Texas Rangers acquired outfielder Jeff Francoeur for their playoff push Tuesday night, just hours before the deadline for players to be eligible for the postseason roster.
Mike Pelfrey allowed six hits in eight dominant innings and the New York Mets ended the Houston Astros’ five-game winning streak, 2-1 on Friday night.
Carlos Lee hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning and the Houston Astros rallied to beat the New York Mets 3-2 on Thursday night.
Maybe the Mets will have better luck when they face two teams this week that they have not seen so far in 2010 as they visit the Houston Astros and Pittsburgh Pirates.
Not winning consecutive games since mid-June is the least of the New York Mets’ worries.
Omar Minaya is fast approaching a milestone as the Mets’ chief baseball decision-maker; the second-longest tenure in that position in club history.
Johan Santana allowed five hits in 7 1-3 innings and Jeff Francoeur supplied the game’s only run with a homer to lead the New York Mets to a 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.
Carlos Ruiz singled in the go-ahead run during a six-run eighth inning and Philadelphia beat the New York Mets 7-5 Friday night for its fifth straight win.