Phillies release SS Gregorius, activate SS Segura from IL
The Philadelphia Phillies released veteran shortstop Didi Gregorius on Thursday as part of a flurry of moves before the opener of a four-game series against Washington. Philadelphia also activated infielder Jean Segura from the 60-day injured list and right-hander Kyle Gibson from the bereavement list. Right-hander Noah Syndergaard and center fielder Brandon Marsh reported to the team after they were acquired in a pair of trades on Tuesday.news.yahoo.com
Phillies rally late to hand Angels 11th straight loss
Bryson Stott hit a game-winning, three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning after Bryce Harper tied it with a grand slam in the eighth, and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied for a 9-7 victory that sent slumping Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels to their 11th straight defeat.
Thor hammered in NY return, Yanks hand Halos 6th loss in row
Noah Syndergaard was rocked in his return to New York, giving up Matt Carpenter’s two-run homer in a four-run first inning that propelled the Yankees over the reeling Los Angeles Angels 9-1 Tuesday night. Starting a high-profile three-game series against Shohei Ohtani, Mike Trout & Co., New York improved the American League’s best record to 34-14 and sent the Angels (27-23) to their season-worst sixth straight loss. Jordan Montgomery (1-1) pitched four-hit ball for seven innings, allowing Luis Rengifo’s seventh-inning homer on a hanging curveball.news.yahoo.com
Ohtani hits 2 homers, 1st grand slam; Angels beat Rays 11-3
Shohei Ohtani hit his first grand slam in professional baseball on a two-homer night, and the surging Los Angeles Angels beat the Tampa Bay Rays 11-3 on Monday. Ohtani had a solo shot in the sixth inning off Jalen Beeks. In the eighth, he connected on a 3-1 cutter from Calvin Faucher, who was making his big-league debut, and sent it over the wall in left field for his sixth homer and the Angels' third grand slam this season.news.yahoo.com
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins dies at 24
NFL fans are mourning the loss of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins, who was struck and killed by a dump truck after he tried to cross a Florida highway on foot Saturday morning. Police are currently investigating why Haskins was there.news.yahoo.com
Syndergaard bests Verlander in returns, Halos top Astros 2-0
Noah Syndergaard and Justin Verlander spent most of the past two years working toward Saturday night, when their journeys back from Tommy John surgery coincidentally converged at Angel Stadium. Although Syndergaard emerged slightly happier than Verlander, both veteran right-handers appear to be firmly on the right track. Syndergaard pitched two-hit ball into the sixth inning in a strong Angels debut, narrowly outdueling Verlander in Los Angeles' 2-0 victory over the Houston Astros.news.yahoo.com
Syndergaard says Angels flew in while Mets were distracted
Noah Syndergaard got a qualifying offer and not much else from the New York Mets over the past two months. “I think if I get back to my old self, then the combination one-two punch with myself and Shohei, and all the young talent that the Angels have, I think we can really make a run at this thing,” Syndergaard said. Syndergaard was immediately full of praise for the Angels’ two MVPs, calling Ohtani “the most exciting player in the game" and Trout “the best player the game has ever seen, so I want to help get him a ring.”news.yahoo.com
Now 47, Coln still hoping to pitch again in major leagues
With each day that passes without baseball activity, the chances that the Dominican, who celebrates his 47th birthday on Sunday, May 24, 2020, could pitch again in the Major Leagues diminishes. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)NEW YORK Bartolo Coln refuses to entertain the idea of retirement. It doesnt matter that he didnt pitch in 2019 and that on Sunday he turned 47. In his last big league season, with the Texas Rangers in 2018, Coln managed to reach 3,461 2/3 innings. Back in March, he was gearing up to pitch with the Monclova Acereros of the Mexican Baseball League.