Dodgers Pull Clayton Kershaw During Perfect Game

Clayton Kershaw has won three National League Cy Young Awards, one NL Most Valuable Player Award and a World Series. He has thrown a no-hitter and compiled a near-certain Hall of Fame summary. But he has never thrown a perfect game, and his best chance at accomplishing that exceptionally rare feat may have disappeared thanks … Read more

Mets Beat Diamondbacks in 2022 Home Opener

The Mets almost always ace the first test. They won another home opener on Friday, a 10-3 rout over the Arizona Diamondbacks with Citi Field bathed in sun. This is their 61st season, and the 40th time they have won their first home game. That works out to a .656 winning percentage for the Mets … Read more

Rachel Balkovec: Manager of the Tampa Tarpons

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Somewhere over Tampa Bay, while driving on the causeway connecting Tampa to Clearwater, Fla., Rachel Balkovec asked the two top Yankees prospects in the back seat if they had ever watched softball. Antonio Gomez, 20, a catcher from Venezuela, said he had. Jasson Dominguez, 19, one of the highest-ranked prospects in baseball, … Read more

Max Scherzer Leads Mets to Double-Header Sweep

The easy choice, for Max Scherzer, would have been to start the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader at Citi Field. Pitchers thrive on routine, and only the opening game had a scheduled time for the first pitch. Scherzer has a summary Hall of Fame, and if he had insisted on the opener for his first … Read more