SEATTLE — A hold-the-rope mentality remains in place for the Mariners’ bullpen until Charlie Furbush and Joaquin Benoit, the two relievers once projected as the unit’s primary set-up guys, can return to active duty.
SEATTLE — One hit, one run and one pulsating catch. It was enough Friday night for Felix Hernandez, with an assist from the Mariners’ bullpen, in a 1-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals at Safeco Field.
With all due respect to Bryce Harper, the Bruh of Bat Etiquette, if baseball is going to appoint a Fun Czar, perhaps Adrian Beltre is a little more qualified. He likes to have fun, too, you know. He's got a bit more in the way of experience, too.
Matt Kemp returned to his old stomping grounds and delivered the kind of majestic home run he was known for during his nine seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers. And it brought him a great deal of satisfaction.
OAKLAND, Calif. - As far as major league debuts go, Sean Manaea gave the Oakland A's a chance Friday night as the big left-hander with bushy black hair pitched into the sixth inning before departing with the score tied.
LOS ANGELES-At 3:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon, the Los Angeles Dodgers ushered the media out of their clubhouse and closed the doors. After four losses in a row, all defeats marred by sloppiness, Manager Dave Roberts sought to reinforce the importance of the game's fundamentals. He made the players laugh. He made the players cheer.
Marlins lefty Adam Conley threw no-hit ball for 7 2/3 innings before being pulled by manager Don Mattingly after 116 pitches, and Miami's bullpen wound up holding off the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 on Friday night.