Triple-A All-Star Game: Major League Baseball’s All-Star voting process is well-known, but the Class AAA minor leagues – the International League, which includes the Charlotte Knights, and Pacific Coast League – also have a fans’ ballot.
Boos rained down from the standing-room-only crowd at Wrigley Field during Mark Prior's major-league debut 16 years ago. But they were not directed at the 21-year-old right-hander with the meaty calves.
There were plenty of empty seats at Wrigley Field for Tuesday's first game of a split doubleheader between the Cubs and Dodgers, and Cubs manager Joe Maddon sympathizes with fans who are upset they can't attend the rescheduled game, albeit for a different reason.
The visit took place around this time three years ago. The picture looked different back then, blissful and overflowing with optimism. Failure wasn't even really part of the discussion because the narrative was too narrowly focused to consider worst-case scenarios.
Gerrit Cole, Corey Kluber and Clayton Kershaw are among the many big league pitchers benefiting from a puzzling baseball paradox _ in an era when pitchers are throwing harder than ever, they're maximizing success by using fewer fastballs.
Brandon Nimmo homered twice during a huge night at the plate, including an inside-the-park shot to begin the game, and the New York Mets finally gave Jacob deGrom some run support in a 12-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies.
Chicago White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon, on a rehab start with the Charlotte Knights, had to leave the game after getting hit by a line drive to the forehead from Norfolk's D'Arby Myers on May 24. Rodon had six strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings of action.