Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy provided a spark in his first game in the leadoff spot this season on Sunday and is leading off again against the Reds.
As I'm sure you're aware, this is Minnesota's first visit to Atlanta since the 1991 World Series.
Ryan Vogelsong has had a rough start, going 1-4 with an 8.06 ERA this season. / Christopher Hanewinckel, USA TODAY Sports Their seasons just passed the one-quarter mark, so it's too soon for the San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals to draw definitive conclusions when they size each other up Monday.
Playing at home did no favors for the Minnesota Twins, so they'll try to find their way back to the win column on the road when they open a nine-game journey Monday against the Atlanta Braves.
Source: www.newsday.com --- Sunday, May 19, 2013Juan Lagares will get to keep an important souvenir, thanks to an old Wrigley Field tradition.
IN ADDITION TO righting their ship, the Phillies also must avoid taking on more water, a task that became more challenging yesterday when a couple of their stars were sidelined with injuries.
After losing to Stephen Strasburg on Thursday night and then blowing an extra-inning game Friday night, the San Diego Padres righted themselves rather nicely against the defending NL East champion Washington Nationals .
The New York Mets are headed for another lost season of baseball. Currently, the Mets are in fourth place in the NL East, where they've finished each of the last four seasons and are likely to remain.
The New York Mets will give first baseman Ike Davis a chance to break out of his slump over the weekend against the Chicago Cubs .
San Francisco's sudden free fall continued with Saturday night's 10-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are in Atlanta again on Sunday to take on the Braves in the final game of a three-game set.
Days after losing Jonny Venters to Tommy John surgery, the Braves found out that Eric O'Flaherty, above, would be destined for the same procedure.
Washington Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo said yesterday that if the injury to Ross Detwiler's lower back/oblique area wasn't too bad the team would probably find a replacement for his next start from their major league roster rather than the minor leagues.
The Nationals aren't doing themselves any favors. In his last seven starts, ace pitcher Stephen Strasburg has allowed 21 runs.
However, through the first quarter of the season, those thoughts can be thrown out the window, as only one of those five teams has met expectations.
A few days ago, Mike Francesa spouted one of his typical diatribes of the New York Mets on WFAN.