The Brewers turned the most overlooked triple play in MLB history Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — It's not often that a triple play isn't among the top three or even top five most interesting things to happen in a major-league game, but that may have been the case Friday night in Milwaukee. As the record will show, the Brewers did in fact turn a beautiful 5-4-3 around-the-horn triple play during their 6-3 loss to the Miami Marlins. It happened in the fifth inning, when Miami's Marcell...
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Keeping Score: Not You Again! David Price and Yankees Are Familiar Adversaries

NY Times: Bats (BENJAMIN HOFFMAN) — Price, in his first season of a seven-year, $217 million contract with Boston, ranks second to Frank Tanana in the number of starts against New York in the divisional era.
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Ichiro joins elite company with 500th career stolen base Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — As Ichiro Suzuki closes in on his 3,000th career hit in Major League Baseball, he's also collecting a few other milestones along the way. That includes a pretty big one that was reached  during Friday's 6-3 win against the Milwaukee Brewers. In the first inning, Ichiro reached base with career hit No. 2,944, which moved him into 33rd place on MLB's all-time list ahead of Frank Robinson. What...
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Extra Bases: Padres Count on a Career .200 Hitter to Guide Them to Contention

NY Times: Bats (TYLER KEPNER) — The Padres, who have not reached the playoffs in a decade, gave Andy Green his first major league managing job last October.
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New York Yankees hoping to end forgettable April with life in bats Big League Stew (Kyle Ringo) — If George Steinbrenner was still alive, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi would probably be fielding a lot of questions about his job security these days. Not that Girardi’s job should be in jeopardy, but Steinbrenner, the late Yankees owner, was never shy about making a change in leadership in the dugout when his team was faltering and right now the Yankees simply aren’t very good.They...
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David Ortiz delivers on promise to sick child with home run Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — It turns out Alex Rodriguez wasn't the only slugger to make a young fan's night during Friday's Yankees-Red Sox game at Fenway Park. According to current MLB Network analyst Kevin Millar, his former Red Sox teammate, David Ortiz, promised a sick child named Maverick that he would hit a home run during that game. Ortiz then proceeded to deliver in the eighth inning, smashing a two-run...
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More Machine Than Man, an Electric Umpire’s Call of the Future

NY Times: Bats (RICHARD SANDOMIR) — In 1950, the Brooklyn Dodgers trotted out a forerunner to modern technology during spring training: a machine designed to call strikes.
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A-Rod gives home run bat to young Red Sox fan who lost his father Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — If you're looking for a feel-good story to start your Saturday, allow us to tell you how New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez made the day of a young Boston Red Sox fan named David Moss.  As Chris Landers from MLB's Cut 4 tells us , the story actually goes back to last season, when David's father, Andy Moss, was diagnosed with cancer. Andy had hoped to bring his family to Fenway Park just...
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The Walk Off: Mets ride historic 12-run third inning to victory Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Welcome to The Walk Off, the nightly MLB recap from Big League Stew. Here we'll look at the top performers of the night, show you a must-see highlight and rundown the scoreboard. First, we start with a game you need to know about.   The New York Mets offense remained red hot on Friday, scoring a team-record 12 runs in the third inning to help them secure a 13-1 blowout victory against the...
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Would Dee Gordon have caught Jonathan Lucroy's no-hitter spoiler? Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — The Miami Marlins needed something positive on Friday to take their minds off Dee Gordon's 80-game PED suspension.  Enter 26-year-old left-hander Adam Conley, who answered the call by nearly making history.  [Related: Bryce Harper doesn't want Dee Gordon's 2015 batting championship ] Making only his 16th career start, Conley fired 7 2/3 innings of no-hit baseball in Miami's 6-3 win ...
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Red Sox 4, Yankees 2: Blasts by Ortiz and Rodriguez Resuscitate a Dormant Rivalry

NY Times: Bats (DAVID WALDSTEIN) — David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez hit homers as Boston defeated the Yankees in the teams’ first meeting this season.
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Mets 13, Giants 1: Mets Set Team Record With 12-Run Inning Against Giants

NY Times: Bats (SETH BERKMAN) — Aside from the Mets’ one-inning run total, Yoenis Cespedes helped set franchise records for most R.B.I. in an inning (six) and most consecutive games with an extra-base hit (nine).
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Bryce Harper doesn't want Dee Gordon's 2015 batting championship Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Like everyone else, Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper had a few thoughts about Dee Gordon's 80-game suspension stemming from a positive test for two banned d rugs, exogenous Testosterone and Clostebol .  Speaking to the media before Friday's game in St. Louis, Harper expressed surprise and also disappointment in Gordon, who he cited as one of the most exciting players to watch and...
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Improvements on the Field and on the Mets’ Balance Sheet

NY Times: Bats (RICHARD SANDOMIR) — Citi Field’s financial picture improved significantly with the Mets’ on-field success last year.
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Diamondbacks offer entertaining response to uniform criticism Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — When the Arizona Diamondbacks unveiled new uniforms back in December, they did so acknowledging that they were being aggressive . According to team president and CEO Derrick Hall, they were aiming to create a style that had never been seen before, while finding a way to appeal to all segments of the fan base. “We always challenge ourselves to make sure that we are as pioneering and as...
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