“I did see a video of that last pitch where obviously he hurt himself. So, until we get the info, I won’t speculate any more on it.”
Condensed Game: Mookie Betts recorded an RBI triple and Chris Taylor launched a two-run home run to lead the Dodgers over the Pirates, 5-3
After losing Jimenez and Robert to effectively season-long injuries, Madrigal tore his hamstring on Thursday. Nothing is set in stone yet, but it's expected to be a season-ending injury.Milwaukee Brewers
In that way, even a complaint about the baseballs, unknown to the public until now, would change the rules of the game forever. It was an historic, era-defining World Series in so many ways.Detroit Tigers
Playing in a pitcher's league and at a home park that very much favors pitchers, Ramos' season has been full of scorching hot streaks and then some freezing cold runs. He was hitting .314 with three home runs and an .892 OPS. However, he is just 4-for-22 in six games this month and all of his hits have been singles. Chicago White Sox
Friday, June 11, gets the weekend started off right with a 13-game main slate chock-full of top-shelf pitching and excellent offensive matchups. Let’s get into the top MLB DFS picks for pitchers and stacks for Yahoo, DraftKings and FanDuel.Cleveland Indians
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"It's a combo of ingredients," Wisdom said. "It's the team. It's the staff. It's my maturity level. My family. I could go on and on about what's contributed to my success."Oakland Athletics
The standing ovation was fitting for someone who had just made it possible for the Cubs to put the finishing touches on a sweep of the Cardinals.
"The biggest concern is MLB manipulates the baseballs year in and year out depending on the free agency class," he said.
The combination of Peterson being unable to provide length or prevent runs is alarming, and his ERA for the season is up to 6.32 to go along with a 1.51 WHIP.Milwaukee Brewers
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Luis García continues to set minor league baseball ablaze. On Monday, the Nationals announced García was named Triple-A East Player of the Week as the infielder hit .407, including this bomb against Worcester:
Kelenic, one of the hottest prospects entering the year, deserved the move down. His 23 games with Seattle were a swing and miss: .096/.195/.193, 26 strikeouts. If anything, he needs to go back to the minors and get his confidence back. At least Kelenic drew eight walks with the Mariners, in addition to a pair of homers and a perfect 3-for-3 on steals.Texas Rangers
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The club, pegged as the overwhelming World Series favorites two months ago, is now navigating through another downswing. The Dodgers lost two of three games to the Atlanta Braves over the weekend. They’ve lost six of nine games and sit in third place in the National League West. The stretch comes after they began the season 13-2 then went 5-15 then went 13-2 again.
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They've ridden their starting rotation this far and show no signs of stopping. Dallas Keuchel turned in perhaps his finest effort of the season Thursday, throwing six innings and allowing just a couple runs, one of them scoring mostly due to a mental miscue by Yoán Moncada. He struck out eight guys, an atypically high number for the veteran ground-ball machine.
“With those two signing it was a big help for the rest of the other shortstops,” Báez said. “Lindor’s signing obviously helped us a lot.”
Alzolay worked out of jams in the first and second innings, limiting the damage to just one run in each frame. Notably, he struck out Padres star Fernando Tatís Jr. with the bases loaded and no outs in the first inning.San Diego Padres
Davies still claimed the win. He has not allowed a run in his last two outings, throwing at least six innings in each.Kansas City Royals
Adam Gretz, NHL writer: Golden Knights in 6. Montreal is a great story, and I could easily see Carey Price winning a game or two, but this seems like one of the biggest mismatches in recent semifinal history. At least on paper. Vegas is a buzzsaw right now and after what it just did to Colorado in Games 2-6 of that series I am thinking that the Golden Knights reach their second Stanley Cup Final in four years.Columbus Blue Jackets
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Michael Finewax, NBC Sports Edge Senior Hockey Writer/Editor: The Islanders are capable of the upset, more so than the Canadiens. Semyon Varlamov is almost as good as Andrei Vasilevskiy who is widely acclaimed as the best netminder in the NHL and New York’s style of defensive play, will help immensely. While the Lightning are star-studded, the Islanders play an outstanding team defense and counter when the opportunity arises. New York is strong down the middle with Mathew Barzal, Brock Nelson, the underrated Jean-Gabriel Pageau and a hard-playing fourth line led by center Casey Cizikas. Varlamov is capable of shutting the door and if he has trouble, there may be no better backup in the NHL than Ilya Sorokin.Toronto Maple Leafs
Jeremy Swayman is the future in net for the Boston Bruins. The rookie goalie established himself as a legit NHL-caliber player in 2021. He posted a 7-3-0 record with a .945 save percentage and a 1.50 GAA in 10 games during the regular season. He looked poised and comfortable in net as well.
Truly, it’s anecdotal whether beefing about officiating actually affects calls. Rod Brind’Amour spoke about the disparity in penalties in the Predators – Hurricanes series, and that gap seemed to close. But was that a coincidence?Buffalo Sabres
The Leafs' Matthews, meanwhile, topped the NHL goal-scoring charts this season with 41 goals in 52 games, the first US-born player to achieve the feat in 24 years.
Jonathan Marchessault, William Karlsson and Reilly Smith have scored eight goals in five games against Colorado. Coach Peter DeBoer called the trio "the identity of this franchise." Fans have started calling them the "Misfit Line," an ode to Vegas' inaugural season when the entire team called itself the "Golden Misfits."Vegas Golden Knights
Along with the search for a new coach, the future of point guard Damian Lillard in Portland is a hot topic. He will, of course, have a significant say in who the next coach is, which may quickly quell trade speculation as others teams keep a close eye on the situation.Phoenix Suns
He appreciated the continued “MVP” chants Tuesday night but doesn’t mind taking his show on the road for Game 3 on Friday in Atlanta. Sacramento Kings
In the Western Conference, the LA Clippers needed seven games to overcome Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks, while the Phoenix Suns stunned the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers to secure a second-round meeting with the Denver Nuggets.
George's first 30-point game since April 23 came when the Clippers needed it to keep their title hopes alive. The Clippers now can even the series at 2-2 with a win at home Monday night in Game 4.
Whether the security guard’s job is tied to protecting Durant solely, or primarily, or no more than anyone else is moot; he is in practice a Nets security guard who stepped in and made a situation worse. Good to see the league step in and take some action.Washington Wizards
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This isn’t about wanting it more or playing with more heart or soul searching. Certainly, more made shots and a flicker of competitive fire would help. This is about being overmatched and not having the answer to combat it.San Antonio Spurs
Then the Lightning kicked things into a nightmare gear and ultimately won, 6-4. Now, the Canes return home to the PNC Arena on the brink of elimination.Toronto Maple Leafs
It is Gallant’s fourth NHL head coaching job after stints with the Blue Jackets, Panthers and Golden Knights. The 2018 Jack Adams Award winner as coach of the year, Gallant was fired by Vegas midway through the 2019-20 season and replaced by Peter DeBoer.
In our staff predictions, the Golden Knights and Lightning were both unanimous choices. The biggest area of variation was how many games the Canadiens might push the Golden Knights to.
Vegas' forecheck has been a nightmare for the Avalanche, as it's basically said, "Oh you want to attack? Fine, watch what happens."
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We're down to the final four teams in contention for the Stanley Cup. Our No. 1 vs. No. 4 matchup pits the Vegas Golden Knights against the Montreal Canadiens. Vegas was one of the top Cup favorites at the start of the postseason, while Montreal was not. But the Habs have relished their role as underdogs.Pittsburgh Penguins
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Before I jump into my list, let me just start out by addressing something right up here at the top. That no-hitter I threw a few weeks back? Where I K’d eight guys and didn’t give up a single hit? How’d I do that? Well, I mean….Colorado Rockies
While he missed a few weeks due to injury, it’s tough to argue any player has as big of an impact on their team than deGrom. Keep in mind: he only pitches every fifth day.
That he has done it with a 2.28 ERA is a big part of why Wednesday marked only the second Padres loss in 13 of his starts (he gave up one run in seven innings in the other and was shut out by the Dodgers).Baltimore Orioles
I’m including Bradley in this article just to get it on record that he is the one Brewers regular who I would not roster during the next month. The elite defender has been awful offensively (.500 OPS) while showing terrible plate discipline. Even a favorable schedule may not be enough to help him.
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But the Mets are still waiting on Noah Syndergaard and Carlos Carrasco to make their season debuts. Once they're inserted into the rotation (eventually), the Mets could easily have the best rotation in baseball.Arizona Diamondbacks
The No. 3 Boston Bruins and No. 4 New York Islanders are meeting in the East after first-round victories against the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins, respectively.Pittsburgh Penguins
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"We're playing a team that has very respected management and coaching staff, they've won a Stanley Cup. But I think they sell a narrative over there that it's more like the New York Saints and not the New York Islanders," Cassidy said. "They play hard and they play the right way, but I feel we're the same way.
“You need everyone going to beat a team like that,” he said. “Everyone in the lineup was contributing, playing the way we needed to play to get the win. Certainly happy to move on.”
All of it meant a super-condensed schedule to finish out the season. Dallas never looked for excuses, but it was never able to find consistency. When things got going late -- Tyler Seguin returned, and Jason Robertson emerged as a legit Calder Trophy threat -- there was just too much ground to make up.Buffalo Sabres
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Recchi: 'We're supposed to pump each other's tires? Like, I don't know about that. Timmy's just worried about stopping the puck and worried about the Boston Bruins, as he should be. He wasn't focused on Luongo."
This marks Vegas’ third appearance in the third round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in four seasons.Pittsburgh Penguins
Indeed, the team that -- as the No. 1 overall seed -- lost in the first round in 2019 to the Columbus Blue Jackets has now won six straight series dating back the postseason bubble last year.Columbus Blue Jackets
We are down to the semifinals of the 2021 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, with each division having one team still alive in the postseason. The squads left include the reigning Stanley Cup champion (Tampa Bay Lightning), the team that tied for the best regular-season record (Vegas Golden Knights), one of the best defensive groups (New York Islanders) and the team that had the worst record out of any playoff team (Montreal Canadiens).
Carey Price has been sensational this series, just as he was against the Maple Leafs as the Canadiens have now won six straight games and are on the verge of winning the North and playing the winner of the Colorado-Vegas series.
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Ponder Craig Berube's future. Berube, the coach who helped turn around the Blues' season in 2019 en route to their first Stanley Cup, has gotten diminishing returns since then. Obviously, there are other factors at play here, as the past two seasons were impacted by the pandemic and his Blues teams struggled through injuries. But the lack of intensity and execution are not what you expect from Berube-coached teams. There seemed to be focus issues too: The Blues were plus-8 in goals in the first period and minus-11 in the second period. Berube is signed through the end of next season.
A terrific regular season by the Hurricanes ended unceremoniously, thanks to a second-round date with the defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning.Vegas Golden Knights
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“I don’t think there’s any better motivation than starting the game, because you know you need to set the tone with the starters and you need to be good." Korkmaz said. “That makes you motivated, and I like to play with the first unit, too. I’m really used to it and I don’t think it’s going to be so hard for me to adjust. I’ve been doing that all year. I’m excited about it but also, from the other side, I hope Danny is going to recover.”Portland Trail Blazers
Then Phoenix had a 6-0 spurt early in the fourth. Dario Saric started with a jumper and Chris Paul capped it with back-to-back jumpers, with the latter over the much taller (6-10) Michael Porter Jr. that led to Nuggets coach Michael Malone calling a timeout with 10:25 left in the game.
Harris was a prominent voice against systemic racism and injustice last summer, protesting in Philadelphia following the murder of George Floyd and writing a Players’ Tribune essay that touched on police brutality, activism and educational inequalities. He dedicated a session with reporters in the NBA’s bubble to call for the arrest of the police officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor.
After Young fouled Simmons in the fourth quarter, he signaled to the refs to give Simmons shots from the free-throw line rather than let the 76ers take the ball out of bounds.Phoenix Suns
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"Extensions are based on upside. ... So, if you go by the body of work of Robert Williams for three years, it says, 'I want to see a little bit more.' I want to see a player that's healthy. I want to see him on the court for 70 games. I want to see him in a starter role for a whole year. ... The beauty of it is that Brad [Stevens] has had him for three years and knows what his upside is, knows what he still needs to work on, knows what his strengths are."Toronto Raptors
In front of an increasingly angry crowd in Boston, the Islanders drew penalties against the Bruins, and turned Game 5 on its head with three PPG through the first 40 minutes.Vegas Golden Knights
Evans, who was pivotal for the Habs in round one, gave a thumbs-up signal as Canadiens staff transported him off the ice. Use of his hands is a good sign for the 25-year-old.
For multiple seasons, the Jets have been mediocre, if not outright bad, from an analytics standpoint.Columbus Blue Jackets
The Islanders can win the series in Game 6 and advance to play the Tampa Bay Lightning in the semifinals. A Bruins victory would set up a decisive Game 7 back in Boston on Friday night.
Rookie defenseman Logan Stanley had two goals for Winnipeg, which was coming off a sweep of its own in the first round against the Edmonton Oilers.
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No NHL team enjoys losing a playoff series. Even after shockingly sweeping the Oilers, getting swept only deepened the wounds for the Winnipeg Jets.Pittsburgh Penguins
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