MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL REPORT, HARPER, ALTUVE, MCCUTCHEN & MORE

Nationals sluggers Bryce Harper and Matt Adams were claimed by unidentified organizations on revocable trade waivers, according to Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post (Twitter link). They join fellow left-handed hitting Nats veteran Daniel Murphy as pending free agents who were not able to make it through the waiver wire. The fact that teams were awarded claims on these players does not, of course, mean … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL REPORT, HARPER, ALTUVE, MCCUTCHEN & MORE

MAJOR LEAGUE ALL STAR GAME DOESN’T DISAPPOINT AL WINS, BREGMAN MVP

The 89th annual MLB All-Star Game turned into a Home Run Derby at Nationals Park on Tuesday. An All-Star Game record 10 home runs — 10 home runs! — were hit Tuesday night, and, when it was all said and done, the American League outlasted the National League in 10 innings (AL 8, NL 6). … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE ALL STAR GAME DOESN’T DISAPPOINT AL WINS, BREGMAN MVP

MICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY JULY 17, 2018 HOME RUN DERBY, HARPER

THE MICHAEL BARI SHOW CLICK THE BAR BELOW   Bryce Harper, who said he was tired after taking his cuts in the first round, certainly appeared gassed in the final round. So, too, did his dad, who was throwing to him. But Harper caught fire, going on a tear and tying Kyle Schwarber with 18 home runs … Read moreMICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY JULY 17, 2018 HOME RUN DERBY, HARPER

MICHAEL BARI SHOW SUNDAY SPORTS NEWS, NBA, MLB, NFL

Mike Matheny’s late night firing by the St. Louis Cardinals came as a major surprise. Even those who watch the team closely were shocked by the move. Indeed, just 15 minutes before Matheny was fired, St. Louis writer and radio host Bernie Miklasz — an excellent source for what’s going on with the Cards — tweeted that, … Read moreMICHAEL BARI SHOW SUNDAY SPORTS NEWS, NBA, MLB, NFL

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS-METS, DBACKS, YANKEES, NATIONALS-HARPER, TROUT

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson took full responsibility Tuesday for the Mets’ two-month slide down the standings, which has seen them fall from the National League’s best record to one of its three worst. Addressing a wide range of topics over 37 minutes, Alderson pinned much of the club’s problems on an offense ranking last … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS-METS, DBACKS, YANKEES, NATIONALS-HARPER, TROUT

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS- RIZZO, CUBS WIN-DBACKS COMEBACK DOWN 5-0 TO BEAT PIRATES

With the game tied at 2, Rizzo launched the first pitch from Matt Albers 410 feet into the right-field bleachers for his 11th home run. He now has driven in a run in each of his last eight games and has 23 RBIs in his last 22 games. This was his fourth career extra-inning home run. The … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS- RIZZO, CUBS WIN-DBACKS COMEBACK DOWN 5-0 TO BEAT PIRATES