Albert Pujols became the first major leaguer to hit his 499th and 500th homers in the same game, driving in five runs to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 Tuesday night.
Albert Pujols has hit the 500th home run of his career, becoming the 26th player in major league history to reach that milestone.
In the era of the pitch count and a seemingly growing Tommy John epidemic in Major League Baseball, former pitching coach Leo Mazzone says the “key to lowering risk of arm injury” is throwing more with less exertion.
Bryce Harper was benched for “lack of hustle” in the Nationals 4-3 home loss to the Cardinals on Saturday, a decision which manager Matt Williams made for the young slugger’s failure “inability to run 90 feet,” he said after the game.
Miguel Gonzalez and two relievers combined on a six-hitter, and the Baltimore Orioles capitalized on two infield singles by Adam Jones in a 3-0 victory over the punchless Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.
Watch Bryce Harper’s just-released Gatorade commercial set the background of “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses. It’s extremely intense.
Stephen Strasburg has gotten off to a shaky start, and his struggles peaked in a 6-earned-run loss to the Marlins, which was “a little bit alarming,” says former MLB pitcher C.J. Nitkowski.
“It’s tough because you play other teams, you feel good about other teams, and then all of a sudden nothing works when you play one particular team,” Matt Williams said, when asked why the Nats cannot beat the Braves.
The Baltimore Orioles have strategically placed a billboard — featuring Adam Jones, Chris Davis and Manny Machado — alongside I-295 in Maryland, just before the Washington, D.C. border and only 6.5 miles from Nats Park.
The 2014 Washington D.C. Sports Hall of Fame class has been announced, and will include Charles “Lefty” Driesell, Johnny Holliday, Olaf “Olie” Kolzig, Ted Lerner, George Solomon, Michael Weiss and Chris Weller.
It’s tough to keep up with all the action in MLB. Here’s your recap for the week ending April 8, 2013.
It’s tough to keep up with all the action in the MLB. Here’s what to look for this year as baseball gets under way.