Flushing, NY- The marathon encounter between the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves on Sunday afternoon did not come to a conclusion until 398 pitches had been thrown and 4 hours and 37 minutes had elapsed. It was fitting that the crucial blow in the 14th inning had been struck by 33 year-old Curtis Granderson. The veteran outfielder had first ... Read More »
Flushing, NY- The marathon encounter between the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves on Sunday afternoo...
NEW YORK - It seemed to take forever but Mets general manager Sandy Alderson finally traded first ba...
NEW YORK - There’s a fine line between winning or losing a major-league game. In a word, attit...
NEW YORK – Ike Davis got on base three times Saturday night in his first game as a Pittsburgh Pirate...
Flushing, NY - The two starting pitchers, Bartolo Colon and Ervin Santana, possess a number of simil...
NEW YORK - It seemed to take forever but Mets general manager Sandy Alderson finally traded first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates. I asked Alderson at a hastily arranged press conference in the box of the Citi Field press conference following the trade whether he was able to get maximum value for Ike considering that the Pirates knew (a) ... Read More »
NEW YORK - There’s a fine line between winning or losing a major-league game. In a word, attitude that matters more than altitude. Bryce Harper, brilliant young outfielder for the Washington Nationals, learned that lesson Saturday when manager Matt Williams pulled him for failing to run out a ground ball to the pitcher. Harper’s spot in the lineup came around ... Read More »
NEW YORK – Ike Davis got on base three times Saturday night in his first game as a Pittsburgh Pirate, including a double. Lucas Duda, now the everyday player at first base for the New York Mets got a double in his first at bat at Citi Field just moments after Davis got his double. Coincidence as it pertained to ... Read More »
Flushing, NY - The two starting pitchers, Bartolo Colon and Ervin Santana, possess a number of similarities. Both are major league veterans, Colon since 1997 and Santana since 2005. Both are natives of the Dominican Republic. Both have had their ups and downs during their lengthy careers in the majors. Each has pitched superlatively and been chosen to be on an ... Read More »
Flushing, NY- Aaron Harang has found new life in his right pitching arm in his 13th major league season. The 35 year-old signed a one year contract with the Braves on March 24. He pitched for the Cleveland Indians early in Spring Training, but did not remain with the club. He recalled, “I worked that hard all off-season, hoping a ... Read More »
NEW YORK – Ike Davis is no longer a New York Met and it is time to move on. Prior to their game against the Atlanta Braves Friday evening at Citi Field, Davis was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for right-handed relief pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named later. The significance is the Mets no longer have ... Read More »
NEW YORK – Just two weeks into the season and the 2014 MLB preseason predictions are already wrong. Neither the Washington Nationals nor the Los Angeles Dodgers are invincible. The Milwaukee Brewers, led by a revived Ryan Braun, have meshed into the cream of the National League. Masahiro Tanaka is the real deal. And the injury-riddled Atlanta Braves still have ... Read More »
New York (Image Credit: Bill Menzel) - Over the .500 mark after a successful three-city road trip, their first one of the young season, now, it is time for the New York Mets to continue that success at home with the start of a 10-game home stand at Citi Field Friday night. Yes, it is time for the Mets to ... Read More »
Bronx, NY - Latino Sports photographer Daniel Budasoff covered Wednesday night’s game between the New York Yankees and the Chicago Cubs at Yankee Stadium. The Bronx Bombers prevailed 2-0 over the Cubs in front of 40,073 spectators. NEW YORK YANKEES NOTES • The Yankees went 6-3 on their now-completed nine-game homestand, sweeping a series for the first time in 2014…are 2-0 ... Read More »