Five Things You Missed
The Mets offense has been nothing short of a juggernaut since the trade deadline and Monday’s record-setting performance in Philadelphia was the latest highlight.
Summer is winding down but baseball season is definitely heating up as we rapidly make our way towards September.
It’s definitely scoreboard-watching time in ballparks across America. The two Central divisions aren’t very tight, but the other divisions—as well as the multiple wild card spots—are still very much in doubt.
The trade deadline brought about a lot of moves, but perhaps the most surprising came on Tuesday, when Detroit Tigers general manager and president Dave Dombrowski was fired. Dombrowski’s contract did not go past this season.
On Sunday in Cooperstown, Craig Biggio, John Smoltz, Randy Johnson, and Pedro Martinez became the newest members of the baseball Hall of Fame.
Is it the sign of the apocalypse? On Sunday, it rained in California, stopping a Padres home game for the first time since 2006 and washing out an Angels home game for the first time since 1995.
In a game known for its winning streaks, the American League won its third straight All-Star Game Game on Tuesday, 6-3.
Baseball’s first “half” concludes this weekend. The All-Star Game takes place in Cincinnati on Tuesday. Here’s 5 things you may have missed.
All-Star voting is closed, and we’ll know soon enough exactly how many Royals are starting.
A Kansas City Royal still leads in All-Star voting at catcher, third, short, second, two outfield spots, and DH, but Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera has jumped ahead at first base and the Angels’ Mike Trout is still the leading vote-getter in the outfield. Voting ends in less than a week.
There is some important off-field news to report, and not all of it is in the spirit of the game. But there was plenty of excitement on the field to remind us why baseball is fun, starting with a rare batting achievement.
Bryce Harper finally faced a pitcher younger than he is. Harper debuted at 19 years old, so it’s not totally unexpected that it took him 415 games to face a younger pitcher.