Beltre invoices pitcher for broken bats
Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre broke his bat three times Friday in his 0-for-3 outing against RHP Garrett Richards and the Angels. In good humor, Beltre sent Richards an invoice for $300 -- and Richards, who loved it, sent Beltre back a bat! (via Orange County Register)
Adam Wainwright to 15-day DL
The Cardinals ace suffered a low ankle and Achilles injury while batting in the fifth inning Saturday, and the team has placed him on the 15-day DL. He was 2-1 with a 1.44 ERA through four starts.
Gordon Edes @GordonEdes
Protests outside Camden Yards
Thousands of protesters took to the streets Saturday near Baltimore's Camden Yards in a rally for Freddie Gray, who died April 19 while in police custody. Two people were hurt and at least a dozen arrested. Fans at the Orioles-Red Sox game were briefly asked not to leave, due to a "public safety issue."
Olney: Cards are deep if Wainwright is out
"[Adam] Wainwright is the leader of this staff, he's been the ace of this staff, and you can't replace what he's been. But the rotation is the best part of the Cardinals' game so far this year,and it does have a lot of depth."
Yadier Molina hoping to return today
The Cardinals' catcher left Friday's game with a bruised right knee, didn't play Saturday and is hoping to be back in the lineup today despite his knee still being "a little sore, a little tight."
BBTN's Web Gem from Saturday
Phillies SS Freddy Galvis had this diving stop with an acrobatic throw, but is it good enough to beat Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado's heads up double play at third?
Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs
Weather in Cincinnati much better this morning. Joe Maddon said he will likely use same lineup for Arrieta he had sched for yesterday
Mike Matheny: 'Don't play WebMD here'
Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright left Saturday's game with an ankle injury, and the Cards manager doesn't have a good feeling: "We can't make any absolutes, either. ... Don't play WebMD here. Get home and let the doctors figure this out."
The Mets' two unbeaten pitchers
Matt Harvey joined Bartolo Colon on Saturday in starting 4-0. The only other time in franchise history the Mets had two pitchers at 4-0 or better before the 20th game was 1986, when Dwight Gooden (4-0) and Bob Ojeda (4-0) did it. (via Elias)
Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN
Mike Scott turns 60 today. ... Scott Strickland is 39.
Dodgers: P Brandon McCarthy will undergo MRI on right elbow Monday