Believe it or not, we're less than three weeks from the Aug. 31 trade deadline. Will there be a fire sale in Boston? And which of the many contenders will try to upgrade?
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Eric and Tristan discuss risers in their rest of season ranks, players you can feel fine in dropping and preview the weekend..
Tony Gonsolin and five relievers combined on a six-hit shutout, Justin Turner hit a three-run homer, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 6-0 on Wednesday night to avoid losing three in a row for the first time since last August.
BBTN: Boog Sciambi on Ramon Laureano and Alex Cintron's suspensions, Hembo on Charlie Blackmon's BA splits
Boog Sciambi joins Tim Kurkjian to discuss the suspensions for Ramon Laureano and Alex Cintron, the lack of trust in the Cleveland locker room, what losing Giancarlo Stanton for a month means for the Yankees , and the challenges of calling games remotely (4:59). Later, Hembo gets into what stands out about Fernando Tatis Jr.’s start, Charlie Blackmon’s impressive batting average splits, the durability of Warren Spahn and Sarah Langs’ MLB debut in the booth as a win for researchers everywhere (26:53). Plus, Getting To Know Tim (37:51).
Major League Baseball has already weathered multiple outbreaks of COVID-19, prompting the league to update its protocols, after the integrity of its season was threatened. Now, the league is considering taking the same route as the NBA and NHL to ensure a successful postseason: playing inside a bubble. Jeff Passan brings us the latest on MLB's efforts to contain the coronavirus. Then, Jeff shares his reporting on the breakout star of this MLB season, the San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. Jeff's recent profile of Tatis Jr. for ESPN Cover Story took him to the Dominican Republic to tell the budding superstar's story.
The Padres acquired first baseman Yonder Alonso from the Braves on Tuesday.
Manny Machado slugged a grand slam after two consecutive errors by the Dodgers in the third inning, Garrett Richards won for the first time in two years, and the San Diego Padres defeated Los Angeles 6-2 on Tuesday night.
David Schoenfield fills in for a vacationing Buster, talking to Joon Lee about MLB considering a playoff bubble, Mike Clevinger hanging out with Zach Plesac and what the Red Sox might do at the trade deadline as they languish at the bottom of the AL East (4:41). Later, Brad Doolittle stops by to discuss the Blue Jays playing in Buffalo, the history of baseball in Buffalo and San Diego’s offensive potential (18:41). Plus, who would Joon and Brad rather have for the next seven years: Mike Trout or Fernando Tatis Jr.?
Eric Hosmer singled in the go-ahead run with two outs in the sixth inning, and the San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 in the series opener Monday night.
BBTN: Jeff Passan on the A's-Astros brawl, the Indians sending Plesac home and Tatis Jr. Plus, Sarah Langs plays the Numbers Game
Tim Kurkjian fills in for a vacationing Buster on today’s episode. First, he talks to Jeff Passan about how many games will Alex Cintrón and Ramón Laureano be suspended after inciting a brawl between the A’s and Astros, the Indians sending Zach Plesac home to quarantine after a night out, what MLB should do with the Cardinals, Oakland’s hot start, Fernando Tatis Jr. tearing it up, and Madison Bumgarner’s troublesome beginnings in Arizona (5:37). Later, Sarah Langs drops by to play the Numbers Game with notes on Tatis, Austin Slate and Óliver Pérez (28:30).
As the races in both leagues start to take shape, we review one player who has delivered more than expected.
Since he was a child, Fernando Tatis Jr. has lived to play. This year, the game needs him just as much as he needs it.
Dinelson Lamet was brilliant in taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Fernando Tatis Jr. continued his remarkable power surge with a two-run homer off winless Madison Bumgarner, who allowed four of San Diego's club-record six long balls as...
Starling Marte and Stephen Vogt homered off Chris Paddack in the sixth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 3-2 on Saturday night.
San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer was activated from the injured list Saturday after missing 11 of the first 14 games with gastritis. He said he never received a precise diagnosis of the ailment.
From Chris Paddack's improved curve to Christian Yelich's slow start, here are key scouting takeaways for how the Senior Circuit is shaping up.
Zach Davies retired the first 13 Arizona batters, Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a leadoff homer and rookies Jake Cronenworth and Edward Olivares also went deep to give the San Diego Padres a 3-0 win against the Diamondbacks on Friday night.
Joc Pederson's second home run of the game sailed an estimated 435 feet through two palm trees just beyond the center field fence at Petco Park, and the Los Angeles Dodgers held off the San Diego Padres 7-6 Wednesday night to take two of three in an...
How real are your team's playoff hopes in a season that's already racing by?
AJ Pollock hit a pinch, go-ahead double in the seventh inning and added a solo homer, and Dustin May struck out a career-high eight to help the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 5-2 on Tuesday night.
Max Kellerman makes his return to the ESPN LA airwaves on the Mason and Ireland show as he talked about his new Radio Show and other hot topics. Then, why are the Clippers always picked ahead of the Lakers by the "so called experts?" And, a preview of tonight's Padres/Dodgers. Also, "Game Of Games."
From the early exits to the clubs that will be in the running at season's end, where does your team land on baseball's contention calendar?
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