National League

Mets Prospect Steven Matz Dominates on Mound and at Plate

Steven Matz impressed baseball fans with his ability to pitch and hit in his first game.

Top Mets pitching prospect Steven Matz did more than just pitch well in a rout of the Cincinnati to earn his first Major League win in his first start. In 7.2 innings, he only allowed two runs, while striking out six. But arguably his best production came on the opposite end of pitching: Batting. In three at-bats, he doubled and singled twice, driving in a debut franchise record four RBIs.

 

Phillies' Manager Ryne Sandberg Resigns

With the worst record in baseball, the Phillies will now be without their manager.

The Phillies have baseball’s worst record with no sign of improvement. And now they’ll be without Hall of Fame manager Ryne Sandberg. After replacing Charlie Manuel as the manager late in the 2013 season, he became the permanent manager later in the year. However, the team has struggled over his tenure, going 119-159, finishing in last place in his only full season.

 

Giants Pitcher Chris Heston No-Hits Mets, But Hits Three Mets

In the first no-hitter of the season, rookie Chris Heston has his best game both pitching and at the plate.

Chris Heston came into last night’s game against the Mets with some flashes of brilliance but also shaky inconsistency in several starts. He wasn’t even supposed to start this season in the majors, but an injury to Matt Cain brought him into the rotation.

 

Cubs' Junior Lake Homers, Then Taunts Marlins

The young right fielder homers and attempts to silence Marlins dugout, clearing both benches.

Down 6-1 in the sixth inning, Cubs right fielder Junior Lake blasted a home run deep to left field. Filling in for an injured Jorge Soler, the unassuming batter flipped his bat a bit much and trotted around the bases to collect his run. 

 

However, as he rounded third and headed for home, he glared over at the Marlins dugout and brought his finger to his mouth, indicating them to shush. 

 

5 MLB Players to Watch in June

These Players Are Vital To Their Team's Success Over The Next 30 Days
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5 MLB Players to Watch in June

The calendar has flipped from May to June as the baseball season has reached a quarter of it's life. Over the course of the past 50-plus games several young studs have lead their squads toward contention, while a handful of All-Star veterans are needed to step up to keep their teams in the hunt. 

 

Four Potential Trade Suitors for the Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki

It is only a matter of time before the slugging shortstop is donning another team's ball cap
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Four Potential Trade Suitors for the Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki

When healthy, Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is one of baseball’s most complete and exciting players. The problem is Tulowitzki is hardly healthy. When Tulo is on the diamond, he is one of the elite, five-tool players in the game and potentially one of the faces of baseball. 

 

Bryce Harper Finally Flashing MVP Form for Washington Nationals

The explosive 22-year old phenom is finally giving Nats fans the show they’ve been waiting for
Bryce Harper Finally Flashing MVP Form for Washington Nationals

The hype surrounding Bryce Harper has been snowballing since 2009 when the words “Chosen One” were plastered next to his wiry, 16-year-old frame on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

 

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