Baseball Wiretap

Padres, Rockies Break Four-Game Series Scoring Record

Jun 17, 2019 7:46 AM

The San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies combined to set a modern-era record by scoring 92 runs in a four-game series.

"A four-game series here, it feels like a month," Eric Hosmer said. "This was a grind."

The Rockies outscored the Padres 48-44 and the two clubs combined for 131 hits at Coors Field.

All told, the four games took more than 16 hours to complete.

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Tags: Colorado Rockies, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Stats

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Giancarlo Stanton To Return To Yankees On Tuesday

Jun 17, 2019 7:51 AM

Giancarlo Stanton is ready to return to the New York Yankees.

Aaron Boone said he expects Stanton to be activated from the injured list before Tuesday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Stanton has been sidelined since April 1 with a left biceps strain. He then sustained a left shoulder strain while rehabbing the initial injury.

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Tags: New York Yankees, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Charlie Blackmon Breaks 58-Year-Old Hitting Mark

Jun 17, 2019 8:03 AM

Charlie Blackmon had 15 hits in the Colorado Rockies' four-game series against the San Diego Padres.

The previous record for hits in a four-game series was 14 -- Buck Jordan of the Boston Braves against the Cardinals, July 17-18, 1934 (consecutive doubleheaders); and Bill White of the Cardinals against the Cubs, July 12-15, 1961.

Blackmon had four hits in each of the first three games of the series.

"The beauty of Charlie is the consistency, day in and day out," Bud Black said. "That's one of Charlie’s strengths, what he does each and every day to prepare to play. He's one of the best I've seen. When you're in a good spot, Charlie is able to maintain it -- which he has done for this stretch of games."

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Tags: Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Stats

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Christian Yelich Hits Double Through Outfield Fence

Jun 17, 2019 7:58 AM

Christian Yelich hit a double through a gap in the outfield fence at Oracle Park on Sunday.

Yelich was denied an RBI and the Milwaukee Brewers a run because a hole in the wall produced a ground-rule double with a runner already on first base.

The hit had an exit velocity of 117.9 mph, the fifth-highest base hit in Major League Baseball this season. It was the hardest-hit ball of any kind by the Brewers since 2015.

It bounced to the wall in the perfect spot to slip through a gap in a fence that allows passersby to watch games for free from the walkway along McCovey Cove.

"That's the first time I've seen it," Bruce Bochy said. "I was a little concerned. Kevin [Pillar, the right fielder], with his experience, did the right thing instead of trying to dig it out. I've never seen that. I didn't know what happened until the replay. You could see it went through the cushion."

Adam McCalvy/MLB

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor

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Yankees Option Clint Frazier To Triple-A

Jun 17, 2019 4:47 AM

Minutes after he was optioned back to Triple-A on Sunday afternoon, New York Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier admitted he was "pretty surprised" to find out he was being sent down.

"It's a tough pill to swallow, yeah," he said. "It's never fun, especially with how much I felt like I've contributed to this team this year."

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Tags: New York Yankees, Misc Rumor

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Angels Expect Justin Upton To Make Season Debut Monday

Jun 16, 2019 6:03 PM

The Angels expect to activate Justin Upton on Monday to make his season debut, manager Brad Ausmus told reporters Sunday.

The Angels will play in Toronto against the Blue Jays on Monday.

Upton, who hit 30 home runs for the Angels last season, was placed on the injured list before the season because of turf toe in his left foot.

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Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Twins Retire Joe Mauer's No. 7

Jun 16, 2019 2:04 PM

Eighteen years after the Twins took Joe Mauer with the first overall draft pick, the hometown star with the textbook left-handed swing was still having a hard time realizing his place among the franchise's all-time greats.

As Mauer's jersey number formally joined the seven others retired by the Twins on Saturday night, the six-time All-Star and three-time batting champion sounded as awestruck of his place in team history as on his first day of rookie ball.

"Wearing the No. 7 the past 15 years has been my absolute pleasure," Mauer said, his voice cracking as he paused to compose himself, "and being able to play my entire career in that number in front of my family, friends and fans here at home means more to me than any of you will ever know."

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Tags: Minnesota Twins, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Dallas Keuchel Eyes Braves After Shaky Minors Outing

Jun 16, 2019 1:31 PM

Dallas Keuchel's second start in the minors since signing with the Atlanta Braves was a little more of a struggle than his first.

The 31-year-old left-hander gave up three runs and 11 hits over seven innings for Double-A Mississippi of the Southern League on Saturday. He struck out four and walked one, throwing 106 pitches, including 74 strikes.

Keuchel said he felt good physically and would have a discussion with the Braves' front office to see if his next outing would be in the majors or with another minor league affiliate.

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Mets Place Noah Syndergaard On IL

Jun 16, 2019 12:08 PM

The Mets have placed pitcher Noah Syndergaard on the 10-day injured list with a strained right hamstring.

The Mets announced the roster move Sunday, one day after Syndergaard suffered the injury during his start against the Cardinals.

Syndergaard was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Sunday morning. The Mets have not disclosed a timeline for how long the hard-throwing right-hander will be sidelined.

New York activated second baseman Robinson Cano from the 10-day IL in a corresponding roster move.

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Rockies Option Brendan Rodgers To Triple-A

Jun 15, 2019 9:20 PM

The Colorado Rockies have optioned infielder Brendan Rodgers to Triple-A Albuquerque and recalled right-hander Jesus Tinoco from the Isotopes.

Rodgers was the organization's top prospect when he was recalled May 17.

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Sources: Cubs Considering Sportsbook At Wrigley Field
The Illinois' new sports betting law prepares to take effect.

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Sources: M's Trade Edwin Encarnacion To Yankees
Edwin Encarnacion leads the AL with 21 home runs this season.

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Babe Ruth Yankees Jersey Sells For Record $5.64M At Auction
The Babe Ruth jersey sold at auction dates to around the 1928-30 period.

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Yu Darvish: Return To Dodger Stadium 'A Big Deal'
Yu Darvish will take the mound at Dodgers Stadium on Saturday night against his old teammates.

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Angles Designate Cody Allen For Assignment
Cody Allen has a 6.26 ERA over 23 innings in his first season with the Angels.

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Zack Greinke: Throwing No-Hitter Would Be 'A Hassle'
Zack Greinke has made 429 Major League starts, but he's never thrown a no-hitter.

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Ben Zobrist Could Return To Cubs This Season
Theo Epstein says there's a path for Ben Zobrist to return to the Cubs this season.

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Shohei Ohtani Becomes First Japanese Player To Hit For Cycle
Shohei Ohtani is the seventh different Angels player to hit for the cycle and the first since Mike Trout in 2013.

ESPN

Tommy Pham: All-Star Process 'Never Going To Be Fair'
The Rays have a 41-26 record and are one of baseball's best stories in the first half of the season.

ESPN

Tigers Open To Dealing Veterans At Deadline
Detroit's front office is seeking deals that would strengthen the teamís roster for 2021 and beyond.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Indians Wouldn't Rule Out Trading Trevor Bauer To Twins
The Indians could move Trevor Bauer before the trade deadline.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Cody Bellinger Leads All-Star Voting In National League
Cody Bellinger leads all Major Leaguers with 1,189,380 votes in the latest All-Star Game voting returns.

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Suspect In David Ortiz Shooting Was Offered $7,800
The alleged coordinator of Sunday night's attack on David Ortiz was offered 400,000 Dominican pesos, or about $7,800, to carry out the shooting, according to police.

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Padres Send Chris Paddack To Minors
Looking to limit his innings this season, the Padres have optioned Chris Paddack to the Minor Leagues.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Rangers Preparing To Buy And Sell
Texas entered Tuesday's action in possession of the American League's second Wild Card spot.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Padres Could Trade Hunter Renfroe, Kirby Yates
The Padres have taken a step forward in their rebuild, but they are already far back of the Dodgers in the National League West.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Dodgers Fear Corey Seager Has Serious Hamstring Strain
Corey Seager's 2018 season was ruined by injury.

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David Ortiz Has Second Surgery In Boston
David Ortiz was shot in his native Dominican Republic on Sunday night.

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Giants Maintain High Asking Price For Madison Bumgarner
Madison Bumgarner will be a free agent after the season, leading to speculation that the Giants could trade him.

Andrew Baggarly/The Athletic

David Ortiz Arrives At Boston Hospital After Shooting
David Ortiz is recovering in Boston after being shot and wounded at a club in his hometown of Santo Domingo on Sunday.

Ian Browne/MLB