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On opposition ends of the spectrum in the National League East, the Nationals and Phillies will begin their final series before the All-Star break at Citizens Bank Park with different mindsets going forward.
Jonathan Papelbon is a former All-Star and World Series champion closer. But does he make sense for the Tigers? The once powerful Philadelphia Phillies currently sit in last place in the National League East.
For the first two-thirds of Thursday's matinee in Milwaukee, the Phillies looked like the team that had failed to score more than two runs in 35 of their first 91 games.
Dillon Gee expected to pitch this well in his return from the disabled list. What surprised him was the new attitude in the New York Mets clubhouse.
With each passing game, the line between being a buyer at the MLB July 31 non-waiver trade deadline and being a seller is becoming more defined.
The Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman, middle, and Jayson Werth, right, talk with Hall of Fame Orioles player Cal Ripken Jr. before a game last year.
Doug Fister threw seven strong innings and Washington got solo home runs from Wilson Ramos, Ian Desmond and Jayson Werth in a 6-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday night.
Hernandez needed just 84 pitches in eight innings to dispatch the aggressive Brewers, who have lost four straight and eight of nine.
In North Bellmore road construction. left lane closed on The Southern St Pkwy WB between Rt-106/X25 and Meadowbrook Rd/X23 in North Merrick.
The Miami Marlins do not need a fifth starter until after the All-Star break, and they just got their last necessary start from Brad Hand until after the break.
The Atlanta Braves no longer have sole possession of first place in the NL East because of a three-game losing streak and will try again to bounce back Wednesday against the New York Mets.
With their 8-3 win over the Atlanta Braves Tuesday , the Mets reached a key sign post for success this season.
The game was called following a delay of approximately 2 hours, 30 minutes. The interleague matchup between crosstown rivals will be made up on Aug. 4. Harper came into the game mired in a 4-for-24 skid since his return from the disabled list on June 30. He had left thumb surgery and missed 57 games.
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Barring Casey McGehee winning an unlikely fan vote for the final NL All Star spot, or an unexpected injury leading to another Marlin selection , Giancarlo Stanton will be the Miami Marlins' lone representative at the 2014 All Star Game in Minneapolis next week.
Also, the Phils are hot to move Papelbon, Marlon Byrd ain't sweatin' it, and are the Yankees interested in re-acquiring A.J. Burnett? General manager Ruben Amaro doesn't like what he's seeing either.
Updated: Fri Jul 11, 2014 03:58 am
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