The defending World Series champions must get back to work in a hurry if they want to hang around in an NL West that is still wide open.
The AL’s 3-0 victory at Citi Field on Tuesday night was an arms showcase. It was just the third shutout for the AL, following 1946 at Boston’s Fenway Park and 1990 at Chicago’s Wrigley Field.
“These guys are coming up now with incredible talent, these young players,” National League manager Bruce Bochy said. “I think they are just getting better, faster, bigger, stronger still, and it’s impressive to watch.”
National League manager Bruce Bochy also selected Sergio Romo, his San Francisco Giants closer, as a replacement pick Sunday.
As their team enters the All-Star break six and a half games back in their division, Giants fans found something to feel good about with Tim Lincecum’s no-hitter against the Padres in San Diego Saturday night.
Los Angeles phenom Yasiel Puig has posted All-Star numbers in recharging the Dodgers since joining the team June 2. But has he played long enough to be considered for the National League All-Star team?
Current New York Mets manager Terry Collins and former skipper Davey Johnson have been selected as coaches for next month’s All-Star game at Citi Field in NYC. They were picked Thursday by the San Francisco Giants’ Bruce Bochy, the NL’s manager.
Starling Marte had a career-high four hits and scored four times and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 12-8 on Wednesday night.
San Francisco pitcher George Kontos has been suspended for three games by Major League Baseball, which said he intentionally threw a pitch at Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen, and Giants manager Bruce Bochy has been banned for one.
The brass behind two of the last three World Series titles plans to stick together for at least another four seasons.