Major League Baseball had a short schedule tomorrow with only 8 scheduled games, but 2 were rained out (including a key matchup between the Yankees and Blue Jays – to be made up as part of a doubleheader on Saturday). To see yesterday’s scores, click here.
Though it was a slow day at the ballparks, it was not a slow news day. For anyone that didn’t see it, today’s Inside Baseball column from Jon Heyman is a must-read. Heyman talks about Matt Harvey, Yoenis Cespedes, the Mets’ future, and how the Mets are expected to make a serious play to sign Cespedes. Remember, the Mets are now eligible to sign Cespedes through the whole offseason.
News from around MLB:
- The Tigers will fire manager Brad Ausmus at season’s end… or will they?
- The Tigers’ statement on the matter creates an awkward situation with Ausmus
- What’s next for the Phillies?
- Want to purchase some stock in Angels’ LHP Andrew Heany?
- How are the Yankees possibly succeeding this season?
- The Nats’ disappointing season is partially caused by lack of positional depth
- The Cardinals have been incredibly clutch this season… because of course they have
- K-Rod has stuck around as a closer longer than anyone anticipated
- Comback Player of the Year predictions from FanGraphs
- Pete Rose used to be the hero and Ty Cobb used to be the villain, according to Jayson Stark at ESPN. Things have changed.
- Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen was hospitalized prior to yesterday’s game with a rapid heartbeat. He is not expected to be back in the dugout on Friday. When asked about Warthen postgame, Terry Collins said “I just got a text from him, and he was eating cake, so he couldn’t be that bad.”
- Bartolo Colon set a new scoreless innings record for a pitcher over 42 years old.
- If you wondered why the Mets/Braves game started 2 hours and 20 minutes late yesterday…