Stearns says Brewers don't know cause of Yelich's struggles
Milwaukee Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns says nobody has been able to figure out the cause of Christian Yelich’s hitting struggles over the past couple of seasons. “I think if we did, if Christian knew exactly what happened, it’s easier to solve,” Stearns said Friday during a news conference wrapping up the Brewers’ season. Getting him back on track is a major offseason priority for the Brewers as they continue chasing their first World Series title.news.yahoo.com
MLB MVPs and Hollywood stars go to bat for California families
MALIBU, Calif. (Reuters) - Major League Baseballs best and Hollywoods brightest teamed up to raise money for families affected by wildfires, mass shootings and other tragedies in California with a softball game in picturesque Malibu on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Carli Skaggs, wife of late Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, poses for a photo after throwing out the first pitch at the California Strong celebrity softball game in Malibu, California, U.S., January 12, 2020. An emotional moment came when Carli Skaggs, wife of late Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, threw out a ceremonial first pitch before a crowd of 2,500 fans on a sun-soaked afternoon. The founders said they were dedicated to growing the upstart charity over the long term. Last seasons NL MVP, Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Cody Bellinger, said the charity spread by word of mouth among California-born athletes and those who call the state home now.feeds.reuters.com
Mike Trout won the American League MVP but this is how close...
Sean M. Haffey/Getty ImagesNEW YORK - NEW YORK (AP) - Mike Trout won his third AL MVP award Thursday night, getting 17 of 30 first-place votes in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Trout also won the award in 2014 and '16. Bellinger got 19 of 30 first-place votes, Yelich got 10, and Washington's Anthony Rendon got one while finishing third. Yelich won the award last year. Martinez, Red Sox - - - 1 Yoan Moncada, White Sox - - - 1 Charlie Morton, Rays - - - 1 Matt Olson, A's - - - 1 Jorge Soler, Royals - - - 1Copyright 2019 The Associated Press.
Bregman finalist for AL MVP award
NEW YORK - NEW YORK (AP) - Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout, Houston third baseman Alex Bregman and Oakland shortstop Marcus Semien are finalists for the AL MVP award. Houston's Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander are finalists for the AL Cy Young Award along with Tampa Bay's Charlie Morton, the Baseball Writers' Association of America said Monday. Verlander won the 2011 Cy Young with Detroit, when he also was voted MVP. New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom is a finalist for the NL Cy Young Award after getting 29 of 30 first-place votes last year. Atlanta's Brian Snitker is a finalist to win the NL award for the second straight season, joined by Milwaukee's Craig Counsell and St. Louis' Mike Shildt.
Springer's homer in 10th keys Astros' 3-2 win over Brewers
Springer homered to start the inning and lifted the Houston Astros to a 3-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday. Springer's 30th homer came off reliever Junior Guerra (8-5) and put the Astros ahead. Grandal's opposite-field shot to left, his 22nd homer of the season, gave the Brewers a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Besides Grandal's homer, only one ball struck by Brewers batters left the infield. UP NEXTThe teams finish their two-game series with Astros RHP Zack Greinke (14-4, 2.99 ERA) facing Brewers RHP Jordan Lyles (9-8, 4.55 ERA).
Home Run Derby winner will take home $1 million
Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals and National League celebrates with the trophy after winning the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Nationals Park on July 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. And for the first time ever, the top prize for the winner will be $1 million. The Home Run Derby pits some of the league's top sluggers against one another as they see who can hit the most home runs. Last year, the total prize pool for the home run derby was only $525,000, with the winner taking home $125,000. With $1 million of the $2.5 million prize pool going to the winner, expect the competition to be more fierce with significantly more money on the line.
Alex Bregman to get second chance at Home Run Derby title
EMBED >More News Videos You can put seven Astros on the field at the same time for this year's Midsummer Classic. EMBED >More News Videos Carlos Correa returns to batting cages in short shortsEMBED >More News Videos One has made batters bow down to his heat, while the other debuted in the Majors with a bang. MLB All-Star Game MVP: check. Bregman could break that drought Monday night at Progressive Field in Cleveland. The top prize is $1 million.abc13.com