New York Teams

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's a close-up look at the Yankees new matte road helmets. This particular one won't be used today or probably tomorrow; Mark Teixeira, still bothered by neck spasms but somewhat improved today, is unlikely to play until Monday according to Joe Girardi.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Austin Romine gets the nod over Brian McCann in the Yankees lineup today vs. Tampa Bay lefty Matt Moore. Brett Gardner also sits in favor of righty swinging Aaron Hicks. Here's the entire rundown:

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Mets have landed James Loney, I'm told.

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Expect Pineda to turn things around

Michael Pineda has been largely ineffective this season, but a lot of that has to do with both bad luck and poor defensive play behind him. Baseball Info Solutions expects the right-hander to bounce back. Pitchers who will rebound (Insider)

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Expect Harvey to turn things around

Given Matt Harvey's drop in velocity, it would probably be naïve to believe that all of his problems this season are luck-related. That being said, Harvey has been among baseball's unluckiest pitchers this year, so better days should be ahead for him. Pitchers who will rebound (Insider)

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Granderson finally gets 2nd walk-off HR

Before Friday night, Curtis Granderson's last walk-off homer came in 2005, giving him one of the longest stretches between first and second career walk-off HRs in the last 40 years, per Elias Sports Bureau.

  • Andres Galarraga - 13 years, 363 days
  • Barry Larkin - 12 years, 235 days
  • Alex Gonzalez - 11 years, 359 days
  • Curtis Granderson - 10 years, 244 days
  • Tony Gwynn - 10 years, 13 days

Stats & Info

Wind helps Mets get the win

Curtis Granderson's walk-off home run against the Dodgers on Friday traveled 350 feet, 18 of which came from the wind blowing out to right field, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.

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Welcome back, Alex Rodriguez

In his second game since being activated from the disabled list, A-Rod crushed a 442-foot shot off Rays starter Chris Archer on Friday that was the longest home run by a Yankees player this season, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals have designated for assignment ex-Mets infielder Ruben Tejada. He would have to accept an assignment to Triple-A Memphis. Tejada was hitting only .176 (6-for-34) with St. Louis. Rookie shortstop Aledmys Diaz is hitting .327 with seven homers and 25 RBIs for the Cardinals.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors G DeMar DeRozan: "My mindset has always been Toronto. I don't want to switch it up now."

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Kurkjian: Syndergaard is going to keep getting better (0:51)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

While it's true the Jets are offering QB Ryan Fitzpatrick a total of $12M in the first year, which sounds like a fair deal, it's the second- and third-year proposals that his camp deems unacceptable. The combined total for 2017 and 2018 is believed to be about $12M, which would make it three years for roughly $24M.

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Friday's longest home runs

Jorge Soler's fourth-inning blast was one of three Cubs homers in their 6-2 win over the Phillies. Alex Rodriguez homered for the first time since coming off the disabled list.

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Morning Briefing: Mets set for '86 salute

Nearly every member of the team that beat the Red Sox in the 1986 World Series will be on hand Saturday to be feted before the Mets host the Dodgers.

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Mets walk-off with Granderson solo home run (1:20)

1927 Yankees diary

  • Robert Hunt
  • Immerse yourself in the 1927 Yankees

    "The Diary of Myles Thomas" is an experiment in storytelling, a genre we're calling real-time historical fiction. Experience the Roaring Twenties through the eyes of a mediocre pitcher on the greatest baseball team of all time.