Results tagged ‘ Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot ’

Discover: Tuesday Takeaways

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Discover: Wednesday Wonderings

Javier Baez

  • Southside Cub thinks Tuesday night’s game in Cincinnati was a weird one. Agree?
  • Were you as amazed at Joe Maddon’s managing last night as The Canuck Cubbie?
  • How wild was Jose Urías Tuesday night? Dodger Insider puts it in perspective.
  • What extraordinary thing did the Marlins’ infield do? On Cloud Conine explains.
  • Curly W Live profiles Lucas Giolito, if you want to learn more about the rookie.
  • How many trends did last night’s Phillies victory end? Phillies Insider explores.
  • Jamey Newberg isn’t writing in his Newberg Report blog today — or is he?
  • Fan Interference asks if the Red Sox slump is going to cost John Farrell his job.
  • Want to see photos from the fifth Red Sox homestand, thanks to Fenway Frames?
  • Project Left Bench wonders whether anyone can turn around the Pirates.
  • Who is baseball’s top player to build around. Check Down Sports has an idea…
  • MLB Reports looks at where the Cardinals would be without Matt Carpenter.
  • What does the current Padres homestand hold in store? Friar Wire has details.
  • OSports Blog wants to know what has happened to the Astros’ staff ace.
  • Looking for fantasy pitching advice today? MLB.com Fantasy 411 is here to help.
  • At the Buzzer shares a recommended All-Star Ballot. Have you voted?

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Discover: Tuesday Takeaways

Kris Bryant

Discover: Three for Thursday

Ichiro Suzuki

1. Ichiro’s 4,257th. Bullpen, Baseball & Sock Talk posted videos of the historic hits in San Diego yesterday, while The Unbiased MLB Fan wrote about the achievement and On Cloud Conine highlighted an Ichiro doppelgänger. Bleacher Boy asks the question: Who is the real “hit king”? The Wayniac Nation discussed the debate and The Miller Sport Update says it’s still Pete Rose.

2. Playoff previews? Wednesday saw potential October matchups in both leagues. The Metssiah was overjoyed at the Mets’ offense breaking out in a rout of the Pirates, as Bitty’s Gumband argues it’s time for Pirates starters to step up. Despite the walk-off victory by the Nationals, The Canuck Cubbie still enjoyed Wednesday’s extra-inning affair in the nation’s capital as two of the NL favorites locked horns. Following a tough defeat in an AL Central showdown with the Royals, Cleveland Sports Perspective wonders whether Terry Francona is loyal or stubborn. Steven Wright pitched the Red Sox into a first-place tie, and The Loyal Bostonian says it’s not too late to hop on the knuckleballer’s bandwagon. Baltimore Sports Today‘s latest podcast looks at the Orioles’ bullpen highs and rotation lows.

3. Vote! Overtime takes a stab at predicting the American League All-Star Game starters, as Daily Law Sports checks in where Red Sox players stand in the fan voting. Cait Covers the Bases and Dodger Insider posted updates on a couple of their players cracking the Top 5 at their positions, while Redleg Nation stumps for a couple of Reds. If you haven’t already voted, you have until June 30th, so submit your ballot and blog about it!

What’s in your Three for Thursday? Tell us about it in the comments!

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Discover: Wednesday Wonderings

Chicago Cubs' Ben Zobrist, left, and David Ross douse Albert Almora Jr. after a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Tuesday, June 14, 2016, in Washington. The Cubs won 4-3. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • Have you seen the video of Albert Almora Jr’s big hit? Born on Third has it.
  • The Canuck Cubbie says the Cubs are proving the kids are all right. Agree?
  • How great has Ichiro been? Today’s Sports Update takes a look at his career.
  • Above The Mendoza wants to see the Mets offense score without the home run.
  • Are you excited about the Pirates’ Jameson Taillon like The Wayniac Nation is?
  • Rays Radio has postgame audio if you want to hear what Kevin Cash had to say.
  • Looking for great images from Tuesday’s game? Head to Dodgers Photog Blog.
  • Gamer Babes asks whether anyone was breathing when the Giants won a thriller.
  • How did the Brewers fare in last week’s MLB Draft? The Brewer Nation recaps.
  • Around the Horn Talk takes a closer look at the suddenly resurgent Cardinals.
  • How are the Orioles doing it? With smart buys, says The Game of Redemption.
  • Bleacher Boy marvels at the emergence of Jonathan Villar for the Brewers.
  • Is the Yankees’ short-term answer at first base in AAA? Elizabeth Seryak thinks so.
  • CL TAKES explores just how unlikely Mookie Betts’ recent power surge was.
  • Is this James Paxton’s last chance, as BBST believes it very well could be?
  • Overtime projected the NL All-Star Game starters. Have you been voting?
  • Want to hear Bill DeWitt III on artifact collecting? Cardinals Insider has video.
  • Thrivenationblog examines whether Trevor Hoffman belongs in the Hall.
  • Who were the best-hitting pitchers of all time? Baseball with Matt lists five.
  • Need a laugh today? Better Off Red is here to help with “Funny Pages.”

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Discover: Monday Around the Horn

San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford throws over Los Angeles Dodgers' Howie Kendrick (47) to complete a double play in the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 12, 2016, in San Francisco. Dodgers' A.J. Ellis was out at first base on the play. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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Discover: Three for Thursday

Max Scherzer

1. Scherzer’s historic night. Nationals’ ace Max Scherzer tied the Major League record with 20 strikeouts against the Tigers on Wednesday night. @TheBallIsOrange shared a video of all 20 strikeouts, while More Talk, Less Walk agreed with the hurler’s self-assessment of the feat. Dodger Insider looks at some of the greatest strike-throwing performances throughout history, and the overseas fan at The Pastime writes about sleeping through it all.

2. Syndergaard’s power display. Perhaps inspired by Bartolo Colon’s turn as a home run hitter, Noah Syndergaard blasted not one, but two home runs off Kenta Maeda at Dodger Stadium last night, supplying all four of his team’s runs in the process. The Metssiah hailed Syndergaard almost singlehandedly winning the game for the Mets, while 60 Rows Up and Behind a Pole pays graphical tribute. Even as an opposing fan, cat loves the dodgers couldn’t help but be impressed by the display.

3. All-Star voting. Filling out his ballot proved to be a thought-provoking process for The Wayniac Nation, inspiring a pair of blog posts. Cast your 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, share it in a blog post and tell us why you voted the way you did!

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Discover: Wednesday Wonderings

ATLANTA, GA - MAY 10: Maikel Franco #7 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a solo homer in the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on May 10, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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Carlos Correa

Discover: Tape Measure Tuesday

Josh Donaldson

Josh Donaldson has received more All-Star votes than any other player, and Tailgate Talk wants to know whether his Blue Jays are legitimate contenders in the competitive AL East thanks to a successful June. (more…)