(Masahiro Tanaka after striking out Joey Wendle to end the eighth inning – Photo by Jason Schott)
Masahiro Tanaka had perhaps his best game as a Yankee on Monday night, as he threw a complete game, two-hit shutout of the Tampa Bay Rays as the Yankees won the series opener, 3-0.
Continue reading Tanaka Twirls A Gem To Take Down Tampa
(Edwin Encarnacion meeting the media on Monday – Photo by Jason Schott)
The Yankees made a big move over the weekend, as they acquired first baseman/designated hitter Edwin Encarnación from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for RHP Juan Then and cash considerations.
Encarnación, 36, is the American League leader in home runs with 21, which is also fourth in the Majors; 49 RBI, tied for third, and 48 runs scored (tied for fourth). He has a slash line of .241/.356/.531 (58-for-241) with 48 runs scored, 7 doubles, 21HR, 49RBI and 41BB in 65 games with Seattle this season.
Continue reading Boone “Excited about the possibilities” Of Lineup With Encarnacion
(Photo by Jason Schott)
The Yankees celebrated the 10th anniversary of HOPE Week (Helping Others Persevere & Excel) with an on-field celebration at Yankee Stadium on Monday afternoon, and it featured running the bases, carnival games, face painting, wiffle ball, and magicians.
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On Monday night, the Mets start a three-game series in Atlanta against the first-place Braves, the start of an 11-game road trip against playoff contenders.
Continue reading Callaway Still Confident As Mets Face Crucial Road Trip
(Mets Manager Mickey Callaway and Jason Vargas returning to the dugout after the pitcher had to leave – Photo by Jason Schott)
It was a tough Sunday for the Mets, as they had to place one of their best pitchers, Noah Syndergaard, on the 10-day injured list on Sunday morning, then lost one of their most reliable arms, Jason Vargas, during the game against St. Louis because of a left calf cramp, and then they went on to lose late once again, 4-3, to the Cardinals.
Continue reading Mets Lose 2 Pitchers & Game To Cards
The Yankees have acquired 1B/DH Edwin Encarnación from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for RHP Juan Then and cash considerations.
Encarnación, 36, leads the American League in home runs with 21, which is also fourth in the Majors; 49 RBI, tied for third, and 48 runs scored (tied for fourth). He has a solid slash line of .241/.356/.531 (58-for-241) with 48 runs scored , 7 doubles, 21HR, 49RBI and 41BB in 65 games with Seattle this season. On June 9 vs. the Los Angeles Angels, he became the 56th player in Major League history to reach the 400 home run plateau.
Continue reading Bronx Bombers Add Another Bat In Encarnacion
On Saturday, the Mets signed their 2019 first-round draft pick, third baseman Brett Baty, and acquired right-handed pitcher Brooks Pounders from the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations in the hopes he can help their bullpen.
Continue reading Mets Moves: Baty Signs; Pounders Brought In From Cleveland
The Perfect Fraud
By Ellen LaCorte
Harper/HarperCollins Publishers; hardcover, 304 pages; $26.99; available Tuesday, June 18
Ellen LaCorte’s intense debut novel, The Perfect Fraud, focuses on two very different women who each hold powerful secrets.
Claire is living in Sedona, Arizona with her boyfriend Cal and she is in the midst of ducking calls from her mother. Her mom is a world class psychic on the East Coast and Claire doesn’t want her to discover the truth.
Continue reading BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Perfect Fraud” By Ellen LaCorte
(St. Louis’ Dexter Fowler rounding third base on his game-winning home run – Photo by Jason Schott)
For the second straight night, the Mets’ bullpen blew a late lead, as Jeurys Familia gave up four runs in the eighth inning as the St. Louis Cardinals went on to win 9-5 on Friday night at Citi Field.
Continue reading Familia Falters Late Again As Mets Drop Second Game To St. Louis
(The Cardinals celebrate – Photo by Jason Schott)
On Friday night, the Mets and Cardinals picked up where they left off on Thursday night with the game tied at 4 and the Mets coming to bat in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Continue reading Cardinals Finish Job In 10th Against Diaz To Steal Win From Mets