The NL West is good as hell right now. The Rockies won 5-3 and swept the Giants and are now 1.5 games up on the Dodgers and two on the D-Backs. But you’re not here for that divisional intrigue, are you? That’s not what you were promised, and that’s not why you clicked. You, my like-minded friend, are here for dingers.
The Phillies scored five runs in their final five innings—one in each frame—to pull away from the Reds for a 9-4 win and extend their lead in the NL East to 2.5 games. The youngest team in baseball appears to be no fluke, or at least, they’re starting to be confident they’re not, which is maybe sort of kind of like…
MLB’s single-elimination bracket format has revitalized the Home Run Derby—last night ruled—but can we do even better? As with game shows, the Japanese remain light years ahead of us in Home Run Derby technology.
“It’s time to go long right now, it’s time to go deep,” Braves rookie second baseman Ozzie Albies told a teammate in the dugout before leading off the 11th inning. Yes, okay, we never hear about the times a player calls his shot and then pops out weakly to short or whatever. That still only makes instances like these …
With four home runs last night in a 7-2 win over Seattle, the Yankees are on pace for 273 home runs this season, which would top the MLB record set by the 1997 Mariners. “Everybody here can hit,” Miguel Andujar said. Indeed.
There is a cricket ball bouncing down the streets of Bangalore right now after legendary batsman AB de Villiers cranked an enormous dong entirely out of M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.
MLB.com recently polled a bunch of MLB players—35 position players and 35 pitchers—on one of the questions that’s always on the mind of nerdy baseball writers: “When you look at your stats at the end of a given year to evaluate yourself, what number do you gravitate toward and why?” The results were published on Monday
Giancarlo Stanton’s had a rough go of it so far in the Bronx, recording a pair of platinum sombreros and striking out 32 times in 92 plate appearances, enough to turn Yankee Stadium into hostile territory. But during the fifth inning of the Yankees’ 14-1 victory over the Twins Monday, Stanton showed how he can make…
As Giancarlo Stanton gets closer to 60 home runs, it’s worth looking back at the last National League player to get near that mark: Ryan Howard. Eleven seasons ago Howard, in his MVP year, had 58 jacks for the Phillies.
Sixty-four at bats into his career, Rhys Hoskins is Babe Ruth.
Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez clobbered a 493-foot home run, one of two on the night, in New York’s 13-4 win over the Tigers. Maybe most impressively, he hit it off an 80 mph changeup.
Aaron Judge’s home run into the third deck in left Citi Field was officially measured at 457 feet. His teammates weren’t buying it.
Giancarlo Stanton hit his 38th home run of the season last night, an arcing 438-footer to the centerfield bleachers at Nationals Park. It marked his career-high home runs in a season, and there are another 50 games in the Marlins’ season.
It’s a good day to be a Nationals fan and a very, very bad day to be a Brewers pitcher. The Nationals hit eight home runs in their first four innings today; five of those home runs were off Michael Blazek in the span of six at-bats in the bottom of the third.
Rafael Devers, just called up by the Boston Red Sox, is the youngest player in baseball. Today was only the second MLB game ever for the 20-year-old third baseman, but he has already made an impact:
Cody Bellinger, called up when he was only because of injuries on the Dodgers’ big-league roster, gave the rest of the league a three-week head start. He’s caught up. With his 20th and 21st home runs in last night’s 10-6 win over the Mets, Bellinger now leads the NL in home runs, and is just two behind the Yankees’…
No matter how much MLB and worthy physicists deny it, and no matter how sincere they are, the balls used in major-league games are, it says here, juiced one way or another. It could be that central baseball, worried that declining levels of offense would bore fans, hatched a fiendish conspiracy; it could be that some…
You’re here for the taters, right? Here are the taters, four of them on consecutive at-bats for Scooter Gennett in Cincinnati’s 13-1 win over St. Louis..
A fan taking in a Southern Arkansas Muleriders softball game this afternoon used up all of his coordination to make an incredible snag, stretching to catch a homer from the bed of a pickup truck. Overenthused and underprepared, he promptly toppled headfirst out of said pickup truck.
It’s the first week of the baseball season and you know what that means: time to get excited by hyperbolic extrapolations of small sample sizes. Madison Bumgarner is the next Shohei Otani! The White Sox are going to play .500 ball! And Yasiel Puig is back, baby.