American Baseball News for 23 Sep 2021
One day after the Rays' Kevin Kiermaier swiped Blue Jay catcher Alejandro Kirk's scouting card, Jays reliever Ryan Borucki plunked the center fielder.
Who is rising and falling as the end of the season rapidly approaches?
Robbie Ray's path from walks leader to Cy Young Award favorite has been eerily similar to Randy Johnson's. It was Johnson who helped push Ray toward greatness.
Though Nolan Arenado left the game with back tightness after a highlight-reel catch, the St. Louis Cardinals still defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 10-2 on Wednesday night, equaling their longest... winning streak since 2001.
We've seen this movie before.
The Yankees did not look like a playoff team for most of Wednesday night's game. They should be glad they were playing the Texas Rangers.
Reigning AL Cy Young winner Shane Bieber, who hasn't pitched since June 13, will start for Cleveland on Friday. Interim manager DeMarlo Hale said Bieber would be on a pitch count of approximately 70... pitches vs. the White Sox.
Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier was hit by a pitch on Wednesday as the scouting-card drama continued to percolate in the series finale against the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Dodgers activated outfielder AJ Pollock from the injured list a day earlier than they were anticipating in order to have another position player on the bench.
Manager David Bell has received a two-year extension from the Reds that runs through the 2023 season.
There are some ball clubs in late September that have already clinched a postseason berth. The Mets are not one of those teams.
"At the end of the day this is a really good pitcher that we're getting back," Aaron Boone said of German's return.