Phils: Harper surgery went well, but no timetable for return
Phillies Padres Baseball Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper, bottom, reacts after being hit by a pitch from San Diego Padres' Blake Snell as Padres catcher Jorge Alfaro checks on him duirng the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 25, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan) (Derrick Tuskan)PHILADELPHIA — (AP) — Phillies slugger Bryce Harper had successful surgery to repair his broken left thumb on Wednesday, interim manager Rob Thomson said, but there is no timetable for his return. Thomson deferred all other questions about the surgery to Harper, who is expected to return to Philadelphia sometime this week to address the situation. Harper was injured on Saturday night by a fastball from San Diego Padres left-hander Blake Snell. The 29-year-old Harper is batting .318 with 15 homers and 48 RBIs.wftv.com
Alfaro mashes pinch-hit 3-run HR in 9th, Padres win 3-2
Marlins Padres Baseball San Diego Padres' Jose Alfaro, front right, celebrates with bench coach Ryan Christenson after hitting a three-run walkoff home run against the Miami Marlins during the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 8, 2022, in San Diego. Jorge Alfaro pinch-hit three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning gave the San Diego Padres a stunning 3-2 win Sunday against his former team, the Miami Marlins. Until the ninth, it appeared that the Padres were going to be shut out for a second straight game. Trevor Rogers held San Diego to five hits in five innings while striking out three and walking two. Robert Suarez (2-1) got the win for the Padres, working two innings with a strikeout and no hits.wftv.com
Bang, bang! Pair of 1st-pitch HRs for 1st time in decades
Marlins Mets Baseball New York Mets' Jonathan Villar celebrates a home run in front of Miami Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, in New York. Statisticians at Elias were unable to go back any further with certainty because prior pitch-count records aren't precise. It was Rojas’ third leadoff home run this season and eighth overall. It was Villar’s eighth career leadoff shot and first this year. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.wftv.com
Bang, bang! Pair of 1st-pitch HRs for 1st time in decades
Miami Marlins leadoff batter Miguel Rojas and New York Mets counterpart Jonathan Villar each homered on the first pitch they saw Thursday night, the first time that’s happened in a major league game since at least 1985, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Marlins tie team mark with 11-run inning; Cubs 9th L in row
The Cubs lost their ninth straight and have allowed 41 runs in the past three games. The 11 runs tied a Marlins mark set in the fifth inning at Milwaukee on June 4, 2019. Brinson scored from third on a passed ball before Jackson connected off Winkler to give the Marlins a 12-4 lead. Miami starter Jesús Luzardo (4-5) benefited from the offensive support and allowed five runs and six hits in five innings. The left-hander is 2-1 since the Marlins acquired him from the Oakland A’s for outfielder Starling Marte on July 28.wftv.com
Miami manager Don Mattingly returns to club
Yankees Marlins Baseball Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly, left goes to the mound to remove starting pitcher Zach Thompson, right, during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Yankees, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) (Lynne Sladky)MIAMI — (AP) — Marlins manager Don Mattingly is back with the club two weeks after testing positive for COVID-19. I’m ready to go.”Mattingly said he felt “something” during Miami’s game against the New York Yankees on July 30. The Marlins went 4-8, including 1-5 on a recently concluded road trip to Colorado and San Diego, while Mattingly was away. “Definitely glad I was vaccinated,” Mattingly said.wftv.com
Realmuto's big day helps Phils take care of Marlins
APTOPIX Marlins Phillies Baseball Philadelphia Phillies' J.T. Realmuto’s two-run 10th-inning homer gave the Phillies a 4-2 win in the conclusion to Saturday’s suspended game. In the regularly scheduled game, Realmuto followed a second-inning RBI single with an opposite-field single that scored Travis Jankowski in the eighth that added to the lead. The Marlins' lead held until the bottom of the fifth. McCutchen connected on a first-pitch Braxton Garrett curveball for a solo shot that chased the Marlins starting pitcher and cut the Miami lead to 4-3.wftv.com
Phillies make it official, sign J.T. Realmuto to 5-year deal
FILE - Philadelphia Phillies' J.T. The Philadelphia Phillies and two-time All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto agreed on a $115.5 million, five-year contract, two people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)PHILADELPHIA – two-time All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto and the Philadelphia Phillies finalized their $115.5 million, five-year contract on Friday.
AP sources: Phillies, Realmuto agree on $115.5 million deal
All rights reserved)FILE - Philadelphia Phillies' J.T. Realmuto agreed on a $115.5 million, five-year contract, two people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Phillies and two-time All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto agreed on a $115.5 million, five-year contract, two people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. Realmuto gets $20 million next season, of which $10 million is deferred, with $5 million each payable in 2026 and 2027.
Marlins shut down Mets 4-0
(AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK Miguel Rojas two-run single capped a three-run second inning and four pitchers combined on an eight-hitter to lead the Miami Marlins past the New York Mets 4-0 on Tuesday night in the first game of a doubleheader. It was the Mets first game since a player and a coach tested positive for the coronavirus. The Marlins scored all their runs against Rick Porcello (1-4) with a pair of two-out rallies. The Mets didnt pitch deGrom Tuesday because he didnt get his usual between starts mound work in until Monday. Marlins: Elieser Hernandez (1-0, 2.29 ERA) is looking to win back-to-back starts for the first time as a big leaguer.
LEADING OFF: Reds wait for virus test results before return
(AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)A look at what's happening around the majors on Monday:WAIT AND SEEThe Cincinnati Reds will wait for their latest COVID-19 test results to see when they can resume the season. Cincinnati had home games against Pittsburgh postponed Saturday and Sunday after a player tested positive. Cincinnati is the third team to have games postponed because one of its players tested positive for COVID-19, joining the Marlins and the Cardinals. Chapman tested positive for the coronavirus during preseason workouts and hasnt pitched yet this season. AILINGBlue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette is on the injured list, interrupting his big-hitting season.
Marlins' home opener postponed as they deal with virus
Miami Marlins' manager Don Mattingly looks out from the dugout during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)MIAMI The Miami Marlins' home opener Monday night against Baltimore has been postponed as the Marlins deal with a coronavirus outbreak that stranded them in Philadelphia. The Marlins postponed their flight home Sunday night after their series finale against the Phillies. No reasons were given for the moves, but manager Don Mattingly said those who tested positive would be quarantined in Philadelphia. The Marlins' precarious health raised anew doubts about MLBs ability to finish the season during a pandemic.
Miami Marlins postpone trip home amid fear of virus outbreak
Miami Marlins' manager Don Mattingly looks out from the dugout during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)MIAMI The Miami Marlins scratched right-hander Jose Urena from his scheduled start Sunday in Philadelphia and delayed their postgame trip home amid concerns about a possible coronavirus outbreak within the team. No reason was given for Urena being scratched in the series finale, which Miami won 11-6. Manager Don Mattingly said the Marlins decided to wait until Monday to leave Philadelphia, and they plan to arrive in Miami hours before their home opener against Baltimore. Miami catcher Jorge Alfaro went on the injured list hours before the season opener Friday at Philadelphia.
Marlins catcher Alfaro goes on injured list before opener
Miami Marlins' Jorge Alfaro beats a pick off attempt as Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman covers first base during the first inning of an exhibition baseball game Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)PHILADELPHIA Miami Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro went on the injured list Friday before their season opener at Philadelphia. The Marlins didn't give a reason but said they expected Alfaro to return this season. The Marlins learned Friday morning Alfaro would be unavailable, manager Don Mattingly said. The Marlins selected the contract of infielder Sean Rodrguez from their alternate training site.