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    WASHINGTON — Andres Gimenez was a surprise roster addition at the end of spring training 2.0, but suddenly has assumed a larger role with the Mets. Robinson Cano’s recent move to the injured list with a grade 2 abductor strain and ailments to Jeff McNeil and Amed Rosario that kept both removed from the starting lineup for the past two days elevated the rookie Gimenez to indispensable status as manager Luis Rojas struggled to fill out a lineup. Gimenez, who has also played third base and second base, received a second straight start at shortstop Wednesday as Rosario remained sidelined with quadriceps tightness. The Mets have long known about Gimenez’s smooth fielding, but his offense has been equally prevalent in...
    Baseball is being played in the summer of 2020, though it often bears little resemblance to what the sport has looked like over the past century-plus.  In extra innings, baseball has decided to put a runner on second base to start the frame. On days with doubleheaders, MLB has cut each game from nine innings to seven.  These are strange days, no doubt, but it’s all very silly. These are rules that seem more befitting beer-league slow-pitch softball games than Major League Baseball contests.  MORE: MLB has opportunity to show country how to nagivate in COVID world And, sure, this is a unique situation. The season is only 60 games long (though it seems unlikely every team will get...
    MUST SEE: Aaron Judge puts the Yankees on his back and hits game-winning homer to sweep Red Sox By: Alexander Wilson August 2, 2020 PrevPreviousNew York Yankees: James Paxton roughed up for second time in as many starts ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Yankees entered the bottom of the eighth inning down 7-6 when Mike Tauchman earned a walk. Thanks to a beautiful orchestration of managing by Aaron Boone, Tauchman stole second base, putting him in scoring position. DJ LeMahieu followed with a single to right field, allowing Tauchman to round third base and score with ease. With the game tied 7-7, Aaron Judge stepped up to the plate. He had previously hit a...
    New York Yankees recap: Nats blow out the Yanks 9-2 By: William Parlee July 26, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesIn the New York Yankees second game of the season, the Nationals pretty much had their way with the Yankees. James Paxton got through the first but gave up three runs in the second inning in his first failed attempt to win for the Yankees this season. Michael King replaced Paxton to close out the second. It was a bit unusual because the Yankees did not roll out their best relievers in the game. In the third inning, Gio Urchsela singled and then stole second. Brett Gardner...
    Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant dies of COVID-19 5 Restaurant Chains That Now Require You to Wear Face Masks MLBs first extra-innings game under new rules produced a walkoff grand slam The MLB has made several changes to the game for the 2020 season, from the new expanded playoffs system, to the adoption of a universal designated hitter, to a new extra-innings format designed to prevent games from stretching on for too long. On the second day of the season, fans got to see what the new extra-innings rule looks like in practice – and it produced a highlight-reel finish. © Provided by For The Win In 2020, each half of an extra inning will begin with a runner on...
    WASHINGTON — Gary Sanchez will all the time be outlined by his highly effective right-handed bat, however Thursday night time the Yankees’ catcher talked about how far he has include the brand new defensive stance launched by catching teacher Tanner Swanson in February. Within the early days of spring coaching 1.0, Sanchez appeared uncomfortable with the low crouch that featured a leg kicked out and designed for him to show borderline low pitches into known as strikes. Following Thursday night time’s spectacular 4-1 Opening Day win over Max Scherzer and the defending World Collection champion Nationals, Sanchez described his progress. “Getting higher, far more snug and attending to the purpose the place it’s second nature to me,’’ Sanchez stated...
    The Chicago Cubs think they have their second base position figured out for the 2020 season, for now. Cubs beat writer Jordan Bastion said on Twitter on Saturday that the starting spot will see a split between two players who are relative newcomers. Jason Kipnis and Nico Hoerner have collectively won the starting spot. Kipnis is a newcomer to the team, signing as a free agent this offseason. Hoerner is a bit of a newby to the Major Leagues, getting his first Big League at-bats towards the end of the 2019 season and eventually appearing in 20 games. Cub’s manager confirmed the duo would see the majority of plate appearances at second base after the team’s intrasquad workout as part...
    New York Yankees pitchers criticize “horrible” extra-innings rule By: Andres Chavez July 15, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesFor the 2020 season, and with accelerating the game speed in mind, MLB implemented a controversial extra-inning rule: each team will start with a runner on second and no outs. It’s fair to say that New York Yankees pitchers are not fans of the idea. The complete rule states that the batting order position before the hitter due up at the plate gets put on second base, and if the team doesn’t want that specific player to run, it can put a pinch runner. That will allow the club...
    The Yankees have one underrated stud on the roster they need to start trusting By: Alexander Wilson July 15, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Yankees have to make a few difficult decisions with the regular season starting in just eight days. Facing off against the Washington Nationals on July 23, they will pose a significant threat to the start of a condensed 60-game season. Supplementing the loss of DJ LeMahieu will be incredibly problematic. He is considered one of the Yankees’ best hitters and arguably the squad’s best defensive infielders. The Yankees have been testing both Tyler Wade and Thairo Estrada at second base...
    New York Mets: Second Base Options Without Robinson Cano By: Daniel Marcillo July 14, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesNew York Mets’ second baseman, Robinson Cano’s absence from summer camp, is a growing issue each day. The Mets have no timetable for his return, and they will need to figure out a replacement if he is not ready for opening weekend in just ten days. Jeff McNeil is a home run hitter. pic.twitter.com/NTdp7mXR94 — SNY (@SNYtv) July 11, 2020 Jeff McNeil The obvious choice comes in moving Jeff McNeil to second base. Though his best defensive position is at third base, his production at...
    New York Yankees Analysis: Could Thairo Estrada be an option at second base? By: William Parlee July 13, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Yankees now have a position to fill, that of second base.  With DJ LeMahieu last year’s MVP second-baseman testing positive for the coronavirus.  According to the health protocol, he must now quarantine for two weeks, then test negative twice, two days apart before he can rejoin the team.  Many that have recovered from the virus remain weak for some time, making it unlikely that he will be up to the stress of the regular season, at least at the start. The...
    On Monday, legendary conservative talkshow host Rush Limbaugh announced to his massive audience some positive developments in his fight against advanced-stage lung cancer. Using baseball analogies to explain his positive response to a third round of treatment, Limbaugh said he finally “got on base” and “stole second,” citing the power of prayer for his success at the moment. “It was in late-January that we learned of the diagnosis,” Limbaugh explained. “That means we learned of a really tough opponent. So, it was time to go up to bat, time to walk to the plate, bat in hand, and that is exactly what happened. And my first two at-bats were horrible. My first two at-bats struck out. Nothing to show for...
    New York Yankees: 2 options to replace DJ LeMahieu at second base By: Alexander Wilson July 10, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Yankees simply can’t escape the injury bug, whether it be a result of soft tissue issues or COVID-19. Recently, both DJ LeMahieu and Luis Cessa tested positive for the virus, putting them in a 10 day injured list situation. Both players will miss ample training time, which will hurt their progression toward Opening Day. The expectation is that both can return in the coming weeks, but with the start of the season quickly approaching, there’s a good chance neither will be available....
    SEATTLE (AP) — A second bus driver has died from complications related to COVID-19, according to a public transportation agency in Washington state. King County Metro Transit said Mike Winkler, 71, died June 17 after several weeks fighting the virus, The Seattle Times reported. His domestic partner Karla Mestl said he contracted COVID-19 in March. Winkler drove buses for 32 years and worked most of his career out of the North Base in Shoreline. “Some people called him the godfather of North Base, or the grandfather of North Base,” retired Metro driver and friend Greg Patterson said. Winkler appeared gruff to some, but he was “a gentle soul and a very generous person," said Mestl, who was also a bus...
    A 100-mph car chase in California ended in the Pacific Ocean, police say. The driver survived and was arrested. McDonalds will stop reopening restaurants for 21 days as COVID-19 cases spike across America Cubs fan base named second most loyal in MLB, only trailing Red Sox Cubs fan base named second most loyal in MLB, only trailing Red Sox originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad When you wait more than 100 years for a championship, you must maintain a strong sense of loyalty to your favorite team.  Cubs fans have done that, supporting the club through thick and thin, from the mediocre years to the curse-breaking 2016 World Series season. They pack...
    MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - JULY 15: Ronald Acuna #13 of the Atlanta Braves leads off second base in the fourth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on July 15, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) The new rule involving a runner on second base in extra innings is an idea everyone needs to get onboard with.  Traditionalists be damned: Starting extra innings with a runner on second base is an awesome idea. Sure, it goes against the romanticization of how someone is watching a game exactly the same way it was played 100 years ago. But things change, people evolve, and baseball is long overdue to arrive in the 21st Century.  How can you not be...
    Meet the New York Yankees’ deadly extra-inning weapon By: Andres Chavez June 27, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesWith the restart of baseball in late-July, MLB and the players association implemented a few rule changes to try to speed up the pace of the game. One of those rules will benefit the New York Yankees because it involves baserunning, and they have a very good one in Tyler Wade. According to a rule that has been in effect in the minors for a couple of years, but will enter the equation in the majors during the shortened season, every team will have a runner on...