The influx of Cuban players in MLB has been much discussed, and after the wild success Jose Abreu had with the White Sox in 2014, teams will continue to scout and give big money to defectors. Yasmany Tomas is a perfect example, as the D-backs gave him a six-year, $68.5 million contract as a 24-year-old this offseason.
Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the National League’s mid-season team MVPs.
Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched six solid innings in a spot start and helped the clutch hitting-deprived Mets with an RBI single, Bobby Abreu added a run-scoring double in a rare chance to play and New York salvaged a doubleheader split with a 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis had three hits and three RBIs in his season debut, Jenrry Mejia pitched five effective innings in a combined three-hitter and the New York Mets routed the struggling Arizona Diamondbacks 9-0 Tuesday night.
Zack Wheeler pitched effectively, New York’s hitters lashed balls all over Chase Field and the Mets walked away with a much-needed win.
Injuries mean opportunities. Diamondbacks’ Archie Bradley could land a spot in the starting rotation.
McCarthy pitched seven sturdy innings in his second start off the DL, but the Diamondbacks failed on numerous scoring opportunities in a 4-1 loss to the New York Mets on Saturday.
By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer PHOENIX (AP) _ Paul Goldschmidt homered to the opposite field with one out in the ninth inning to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 5-4 victory over the New York […]
By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) _ Randall Delgado outpitched Matt Harvey for his first major league win in more than a year, and the Arizona Diamondbacks snapped a five-game skid with […]
By HOWIE RUMBERG AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) _ Josh Satin and the New York Mets were determined not to lose another long game at Citi Field, especially one that had pushed past 5 […]