How’s this for making a great first impression? On the first pitch he saw in his first instructional league at-bat for the Mets on Wednesday afternoon, Tim Tebow hit a home run.
With the regular season winding down, much remained at stake on Tuesday. At this point, every game involving a contender carries huge implications, as the chase for Wild Card berths and home-field advantage continues.
The Astros aren’t ready to turn the page on 2016 just yet.
It will take weeks, months, even years for the Marlins to recover from the death of Jose Fernandez. In some ways, they never will. But they at least attempted to restore a sense of normalcy on Tuesday night at Marlins Park, where the Mets scored a 12-1 victory in a game bursting with National League Wild Card implications.
Buster Posey and Hunter Pence hit solo homers as part of a four-run fifth inning and Matt Moore was almost untouchable on the mound, as the Giants kept pace in the National League Wild Card race with a 12-3 win over the Rockies on Tuesday night.
A memorial for Jose Fernandez has been scheduled for today that will start at Marlins Park and move to a local church later in the afternoon for a public viewing.
The Rangers, led by a couple of former Brewers, are back atop the race for the best record in the American League. Carlos Gomez hit a three-run home run and Jonathan Lucroy had a go-ahead two-run double in leading the Rangers to a 6-4 victory over the Brewers on Tuesday night at Globe Life Park.
Look around Tropicana Field in 2016, and you’ll see a shrine to the history of a franchise whose memorable moments you can count on one hand. There’s the 2008 ALCS and the Matt Garza no-hitter in 2010. Wade Boggs crushing his 3,000th hit into the right-field seats. There’s 13 losing seasons in 18 years that have come and been forgotten, too.
Baseball fans are being treated to a potential peek into October as the Blue Jays and Orioles offer what could be a preview of this year’s American League Wild Card Game.