New York Teams

Ackley's grab starts double-play, keeps game scoreless (0:40)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

If you're willing to lose games with Johnny Barbato, maybe you deserve last place. The Yankees used Dellin Betances for one inning and just 10 pitches and he came out in a tie game. Barbato came in, allowed two hits, and THEN Andrew Miller was summoned. He gave up the game-losing sac fly. 9-17.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he used Johnny Barbato instead of closer Andrew Miller to begin the 10th against the Orioles because the Yankees didn't have the lead. If he had used Miller to start the 10th, Girardi reasoned, he would still have to use Barbato. In the 10th. Barbato allowed the first two runners to reach. By the time Miller got in the game, it was too late, as Pedro Alvarez's sac fly won it.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

2015: Andrew Miller begins year with 17 2/3 shutout IP. Finally allows run, May 19. 2016: Miller begins year with 10 shutout IP. Finally allows run, May 5. Both runs lost the Yankees an extra-inning game.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets invited 22 non-roster tryout players to their rookie minicamp. One, as previously reported, is RB Terron Beckham, Odell's cousin.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets announced the signings of 13 UDFAs: Temple WR Robby Anderson, Penn St. DT Tarow Barney, Iowa St WR Quenton Bundrage, Temple C Kyle Friend, Utah P Tom Hackett, Ohio St WR Jalin Marshall, Duke K Ross Martin, Western Carolina DL Helva Matungulu, Appalachian St S Doug Middleton, Texas A&M DL Julien Obioha, USC DT Claude Pelon, Michigan St DE Lawrence Thomas and Ferris St TE Jason Vander Laan.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Here we go. The classic case of "guy who just made the big, game-saving defensive play" coming to bat with a chance to win it: Dustin Ackley.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

That was Chase Headley's 84th PA this season without an extra base hit. No one else in baseball has more than 56 without one (Rafael Ortega).

Schoop shows off, saves ump (0:32)

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi was ejected from Thursday night's game for arguing during the fourth inning. Girardi got into it with third base ump Chris Guccione, ranting and waving his arms. It wasn't entirely clear why Girardi argued, though, there was press box speculation that he felt a balk call was missed. There is no score between the Orioles and Yankees in the fourth.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets announced the signings of CB Juston Burris (fourth round), T Brandon Shell (fifth) and P Lachlan Edwards (seventh). They have four unsigned draft picks.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees are waiting for Dr. Chris Ahmad's opinion on Alex Rodriguez's hamstring MRI on before making any announcements about how long A-Rod will be out. It may be a little awkward if Rodriguez meets with Ahmad since he once sued the doctor for malpractice. The suit was filed when A-Rod was suing everybody, during the Biogenesis investigation. It was later dropped.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins strongly implied that lefty reliever Josh Edgin will remain in the minors when his rehab assignment expires Sunday, while acknowledging it is the front office's decision. During a scoreless inning for Las Vegas on Wednesday, Edgin's fastball velocity was only 87-88 mph. Collins said Edgin will also need to pitch consecutive days before returning, which he has not done yet. Collins added that there's really not a vacancy in the Mets' bullpen at the moment. "Not right now," Collins said. "It could change tomorrow."

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Travis d'Arnaud is hitting in Port St. Lucie, but has yet to throw since landing on the disabled list nine days ago with a right rotator cuff strain, Terry Collins said. Clearly d'Arnaud's absence will last beyond the minimum 15 days.


Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Islanders captain John Tavares talks about coach Jack Capuano's presence in the room and on the ice.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The 3-point shot has never been more important in the NBA. So what the Brooklyn Nets did last year to address their 3-point shooting was noteworthy. From opening night to Jan. 31, the Nets shot just 32.6% from beyond the arc (28th in the NBA). But from Feb. 1 to March 28 (the last game Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young played together), the club actually led the NBA in 3-point shooting (40.7%). What changed? One factor was Brooklyn's decision to hire shooting coach David Nurse. Nurse, who started with the club on Jan. 22, worked tirelessly with Brooklyn's young perimeter players and the results showed. In a lost season for the Nets, Nurse was a bright spot.

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Thursday's Mets-Padres lineups

The lineups for Thursday's 10:10 p.m. ET series opener between the New York Mets and San Diego Padres.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Benching Chase Headley? Yankees fans might think it is a good idea, but manager Joe Girardi does not. "It is way too early for that," Girardi said. Headly has not had an extra base hit all season and is hitting .153 in 72 at-bats. He is in the second season of a four-year, $52 million contract. Headley is not in the lineup on Thursday night here in Baltimore, however Girardi said he plans to put him back out there at Yankee Stadium on Friday against the Red Sox. Girardi described not playing Headly as a simple day off. Ronald Torreyes, hitting .375 in 24 at-bats, is at third.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

We are admittedly reading into things a little bit, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi nor Alex Rodriguez again had an update on how long he would be out. Girardi said the team wants its doctor to review the MRI of A-Rod's hamstring. A Baltimore radiologist has given the Yankees an opinion. Maybe it means little and the Yankees are just being cautious, but if the MRI caused no reason to worry, would the Yankees need to wait another day?

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Diary of Myles Thomas: 'Out of the Coal Mine'

Our 1927 Yankees protagonist, mediocre pitcher that he is, gets the call from the bullpen for his first action of the season. He describes the feeling: "As I wait to face my first batter of the year, it feels like I've climbed out of a mine shaft that opens directly onto the Griffith Stadium pitcher's mound."

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'You have to find hatred for your opposition'

Islanders C Frans Nielsen chats with Joe McDonald about "finding hatred" for the teams New York has played in the postseason, what it's like playing for coach Jack Capuano and the frustrations of playing well in a loss.

1927 Yankees diary

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