Apparently the real estate mantra of “location, location, location” also holds true when attending a baseball game. Caleb Lloyd was in the right place at the right time Monday night, catching two Reds home-run balls — back-to-back jacks — in the fourth inning of Monday’s game between Cincinnati and the Atlanta Braves. “I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t see it because there was a bird right above it and it just comes down and I was like ‘I’m catching this’ and I just snagged it,” a beaming Lloyd told reporters at Cincinnati’s Great American Ballpark. “They taught me that in Little League, so I’m proud of my Little League coach for teaching me that.” Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake, shortstop Zack Cozart and center fielder Drew Stubbs — the Nos. 9, 1 and 2 batters in the Redlegs lineup — led off the fourth inning with back-to-back-to-back homers and Lloyd, who had never even … [Read more...] about Cincinnati Reds fan Caleb Lloyd catches back-to-back home runs by Mike Leake and Zack Cozart
CINCINNATI (AP) — After whiffing on Cole Hamels, the San Francisco Giants got starter Mike Leake from the Cincinnati Reds for a pair of prospects on Thursday night. The defending World Series champions acquired one of the hottest pitchers in the majors. The 27-year-old Leake has allowed only two earned runs in his last four starts, all victories. FOLLOW THE DAILY NEWS SPORTS ON FACEBOOK. "LIKE" US HERE. He threw eight innings of four-hit ball in a 4-0 win in St. Louis on Tuesday, completing his sensational month of July. Overall, Leake is 9-5 with a 3.56 ERA in 21 starts this season. “We’ve been exploring and in touch with Cincinnati about Leake since Day 1,” general manager Bobby Evans said. The Giants trail the Dodgers by a half-game in the NL West and currently are in line for the second wild card behind Pittsburgh. The Reds completed the deal following a 15-5 victory over the Pirates on Thursday night. RELATED: YANKEES TARGETING AROLDIS … [Read more...] about Reds trade Mike Leake to Giants for prospects
A three-game losing streak was all Mets ace Jacob deGrom needed as motivation to right the ship in a season that is moving farther away from the team playing what owner Fred Wilpon once called "meaningful games" in October. DeGrom needed 25 pitches to navigate a scoreless first inning against the Cardinals Wednesday night at Citi Field, but settled down to hurl 6.2 innings in the Mets' 7-3 win. It was deGrom's seventh straight victory and the Mets improved to 42-50. “He puts thought into it, what's going on, on the mound. He kind of settled down after (the first inning), went back to work and competed, as he always does," said Mets manager Terry Collins after the win. "Jake, when he's out there, it's all business. He doesn't want to make any mistakes." The Cardinals (46-48) had seven hits off deGrom, who finished with 110 pitches (76 strikes), while walking one and striking out three. DeGrom might have finished the night with no runs … [Read more...] about Mets clobber Cardinals SP Mike Leake, cruise to a 7-3 win
Seattle Mariners (63-48, L5) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (51-59, W3) 1:10 p.m. | Safeco Field | Seattle, Wash. TV: ROOT | Radio: 710 AM | Stream: MLB.tv [ Using our mobile app? Switch to browser » ] ⇓ Jump to comments ⇓ 10:34 a.m. Mariners lineup is out, and Dee Gordon is out of it for the second straight day. Scott Servais said Gordon was nursing a sore ankle Saturday. After hitting Jean Segura in the top spot yesterday, he’ll slide down to the two-hole on Sunday with Denard Span leading off. Here’s the full story. Servais said he hadn't talked to Dee Gordon in-person yet, but that even though he's not feeling 100% and not in the lineup, Gordon could be available late in the game if they need him on defense or as a pinch runner — Alexa Philippou (@alexaphilippou) August 5, 2018 STARTING LINEUPS RHP Mike Leake (8-7, 4.16) vs. RHP Sam Gaviglio (2-4, 5.10) In case you missed it: Saturday | Blue Jays 5, Mariners 1 It wasn’t James Paxton toying with a … [Read more...] about Mariners Game Day: Can Mike Leake break the streak and avoid sweep vs. Blue Jays?
A few hours before he was scheduled to pitch on Tuesday night, Mike Leake arrived in the Mariners clubhouse looking a little worn and peaked. But then again, he always sort of looks that way. Still when Leake walked directly into the training room without stopping at his locker it actually proved to be a sign of things to come. About an hour later, the Mariners announced that Leake had bee scratched from his start due to an illness. Reliever Nick Vincent was penciled into yet another bullpen outing. The Astros were also doing the same. But the Mariners had to make another roster move to give them a long reliever to the bullpen. They selected the contract of veteran lefty Ross Detwiler from Class AAA Tacoma. He was also scheduled to start on Tuesday at Cheney Stadium, but instead headed north to Safeco, navigating the soul-crushing I-5 traffic to be available for the game. To make room on the active roster, right-handed reliever Chasen Bradford was optioned to Class AAA Tacoma. To clear … [Read more...] about Mariners scratch starter Mike Leake just an hour before first pitch on Tuesday night due to illness