Sunday’s game did not exactly go so well for the Miami Marlins.
The team was absolutely embarrassed by the Washington Nationals, losing by the final of 15-0. Even worse was the fact that it only took seven innings for the Nationals to hang that score on the Marlins. It was the second half of a doubleheader, and Major League Baseball is limiting doubleheader games to seven innings each this season.
The Marlins had a funny reaction to the whooping on Twitter. They tweeted a sad video montage of their mascot, Billy the Marlin, staring off into space set to the classic Enya hit “Only Time.” Take a look:
On the bright side for Miami, they did pick up a victory in the first half of the doubleheader against Washington, so the day was not a total loss. They are also 28-25 on the year, inching their way towards one of the season’s more improbable playoff berths.
The homer tied the game, which also could have played a role in Springer’s elation. But some wondered whether there was more to it than that.
Springer will be a free agent after the year, and this was Houston’s final home game of the season at Minute Maid Park. Clubbing a home run in his final home at-bat as a member of the Astros would be a nice memory.
Of course, there is no certainty that Springer won’t be back with Houston. He’s an extremely talented player and has been an integral part of Houston’s success the last five seasons. He was even World Series in 2017 when they won the championship. If the way their arbitration went is any indication, Springer could be on his way out.
A Boston Red Sox fan is in police custody after sneaking into Fenway Park on Sunday.
A fan snuck into Fenway during the top of the eighth inning and interrupted the Red Sox’s game against the New York Yankees. He climbed into an area next to a few people running TV cameras. The fan then flung a hat towards the field.
The Red Sox won the game 10-2. The team issued a statement after the game about the fan, saying he was apprehended and in police custody.
“During today’s game, a fan scaled the back of the Green Monster wall to access the ballpark and caused a stoppage to the game. Red Sox security and BPD quickly apprehended the fan who is now in police custody,” the statement said.
Fans have not been allowed to attend MLB games this season due to restrictions related to the coronavirus. This fan somehow managed to sneak in. It’s not the first time we’ve seen odd fan behavior at Fenway Park.
Legendary baseball scout Gary Hughes died on Saturday at the age of 79, and the tributes began pouring out over Twitter, showing just how beloved he was.
Hughes spent 54 years in professional baseball and worked for 11 different MLB teams. He attended Serra High School in California and was teammates with Jim Fregosi, who later became a six-time All-Star. He signed John Elway and John Lynch, who both chose to play football. He signed All-Stars Delino DeShields, Marquis Grissom, Cliff Floyd and Rondell White with the Expos.
Hughes was voted by Baseball America as one of the 10 best scouts of the 20th century.
In recent times, he worked as a special assistant for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Yoenis Cespedes abruptly opted out of the 2020 MLB season on Aug. 2, surprising the Mets and causing some drama. Now we’re getting a better idea as to why.
According to Andy Martino of SNY, Cespedes has told friends in recent weeks that he disliked serving as a designated hitter. He wanted to be more engaged with the game, and was not having fun in that role.
In addition, Cespedes was angry and paranoid that the Mets were trying to limit his playing time so he would not hit certain targets to qualify for contract incentives. These factors combined led to Cespedes abruptly going AWOL, then informing the team through his agent that he was opting out.
Andrew McCutchen on Thursday addressed his baserunning blunder committed during his Philadelphia Phillies’ 5-4 loss to the New York Mets on Wednesday.
McCutchen was on first base after grounding into a run-scoring fielder’s choice in the bottom of the second inning to make it 3-0. Bryce Harper was batting with an 0-2 count and struck out on a pitch in the dirt for the second out.
McCutchen must have thought the inning was over, because he didn’t return to first and instead got picked off.
Good inning for Philly to plate 3-runs vs deGrom .. but Bryce Harper strikes out & somehow Andrew McCutchen gets picked off at 1B by Wilson Ramos to end the threat #Phillies 3 #Mets 0 T3 pic.twitter.com/RYZrefCxd5
When called out by a fan for the blunder, McCutchen responded on Twitter. He owned his mistake and said he forgot how many outs there were.
Yea i did forget. I would like to say Im perfect but Im not. I was caught up thinking about my at bat against Degrom and forgot how many outs there were. Str8 up JR Smith’d the outs https://t.co/wQtI4Yva6C
The subject of wearing a mask has become a heated one this year, but Joe Torre disarmed plenty with a funny tweet on the topic.
The former New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers manager shared a photo on Twitter Wednesday of himself with a mask covering his face. Torre joked that if he can fit his mask over his large nose, nobody has an excuse for not wearing one.