Connect with us

MLB

Dexter Fowler of St. Louis Cardinals ends 0-for-13 slump after ‘hit’ tweet

Published

on

Nothing like self-motivation on social media to get Dexter Fowler going at the plate.

The St. Louis Cardinals outfielder snapped an 0-for-13 slump to start the season with a third-inning single to center in Monday’s 8-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

Before the game, Fowler wrote “I will get a hit” 13 times in a tweet.

After Fowler broke through, the Indians’ Jose Ramirez and the Astros’ Josh Reddick posted similar tweets. Both players have also opened the year with extended hitless streaks.

Fowler didn’t last long on the bases, though. He was thrown out trying to steal second by Brewers catcher Manny Pina following his single.



Source link

MLB

Atlanta Braves’ Ronald Acuna Jr. smashes 495-foot homer, longest in MLB this season

Published

on

Atlanta Braves center fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. belted a tape-measure home run that won’t soon be forgotten in the first inning Friday against the Boston Red Sox.

Acuna rocked a 495-foot leadoff shot that measured as the longest homer in MLB this season and tied for the fifth-longest in the Statcast Era (since 2015).

Acuna’s homer came on a 3-1 count off Chris Mazza. He has 13 home runs this season after hitting 41 last year.

Acuna, the 2018 Rookie of the Year, is batting .257 with 28 RBIs and a .997 OPS.

Information from ESPN Stats & Information was used in this report.

Source link

Continue Reading

MLB

San Diego Padres’ Mike Clevinger (elbow) may miss wild-card round of MLB playoffs

Published

on

San Diego Padres right-hander Mike Clevinger is uncertain to pitch in the wild-card round of the playoffs after being diagnosed with an elbow impingement in his throwing arm, according to the team.

Padres general manager A.J. Preller told reporters Friday that they would not rule Clevinger out, but the plan is to wait and see how he feels after receiving a cortisone shot.

Clevinger left his start Wednesday against the Los Angeles Angels after one inning and underwent an MRI.

Obtained in a blockbuster trade with the Cleveland Indians on Aug. 31, Clevinger is 2-1 with a 2.84 ERA in four starts since joining the Padres.

The Padres (34-22) already have clinched their first playoff berth since 2006.

Source link

Continue Reading

MLB

San Diego Padres’ Mike Clevinger (elbow) may miss wild-card round of MLB playoffs

Published

on

San Diego Padres right-hander Mike Clevinger is uncertain to pitch in the wild-card round of the playoffs after being diagnosed with an elbow impingement in his throwing arm, according to the team.

Padres general manager A.J. Preller told reporters Friday that they would not rule Clevinger out, but the plan is to wait and see how he feels after receiving a cortisone shot.

Clevinger left his start Wednesday against the Los Angeles Angels after one inning and underwent an MRI.

Obtained in a blockbuster trade with the Cleveland Indians on Aug. 31, Clevinger is 2-1 with a 2.84 ERA in four starts since joining the Padres.

The Padres (34-22) already have clinched their first playoff berth since 2006.

Source link

Continue Reading

Trending