From 20-strikeout outings to unforgettable no-nos, we look at the best gem ever thrown by each franchise and try to predict who could top it.
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Aaron Boone talks to Buster about his playing days with the Yankees, playing along Derek Jeter, dropping into the middle of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry, his walk-off home run against the Boston in game 7 of the 2003 ALCS and if he thinks he'd have the job managing the Yankees if he didn't hit that home run (2:03).
Watch four great pitching performances on ESPN's "Strikeout Saturday," featuring Max Scherzer, Kerry Wood and more.
Eric and Tristan discuss the impact of pitching velocity on health, preview the Yankees and debate Tatis vs Devers long-term.
Unfortunately there is no action on the field, but we're still sizing up where all 30 teams stand on the day they would have been playing ball.
Shane Victorino joins Buster to talk about how scouts spotted him in Hawaii, learning to switch-hit when he was 20, why Chase Utley was the toughest guy he ever played with, how Charlie Manuel hides behind his West Virginia accent and his grand slam off CC Sabathia in the 2008 NLDS. Later, Hembo hops on to discuss Noah Syndergaard's injury and to debrief on the Victorino interview as a Phillies fan (31:26).
A Boston Red Sox minor league player has tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced on Tuesday.
Game 7 masterpieces, wild comebacks, walk-off moments and cruel twists, our folks have seen it all and are here to tell their favorite tales.
In the first of a weeklong series focusing on a different baseball theme each day, we asked our MLB reporters for their best long-ball story. Here's what they chose.
Dave Roberts stole second base in game four of the 2004 ALCS, sparking an 0-3 comeback by the Red Sox. Buster talks to Roberts about being traded to Boston midseason, the stolen base that turned the series around, why David Ortiz was so clutch and what Derek Jeter told him about the play years later (2:11). Plus, Sarah Langs on the biggest stolen bases in baseball history and Buster reads a text from Theo Epstein about the trade for Roberts (39:38).
Eric and Tristan talk about their Tout War drafts and discuss roster construction to make you a better manager!
Wander Franco is just the tip of the iceberg for the Rays' system, but other organizations have their share of high-end prospects too. How does your team rank?
'We are fighting against an invisible enemy': A Red Sox scout in Italy details life in COVID-19 lockdown
As a pro baseball scout in Europe, Rene Saggiadi's life was nearly perfect -- until the coronavirus outbreak brought his nation to a halt.
Major League Baseball's season went on indefinite hiatus last week in response to the coronavirus pandemic. In parts of the world beyond the US, that chaos had already brought life and work to a halt. ESPN's Jeff Passan brings us the story of René Saggiadi, a Red Sox scout based in the Italian city of Bari. As his country deals with increasing contagion, we hear what happens when life and baseball pause, and how he's staying connected to the sport he loves.
It would be easy to speculate that the coronavirus pandemic pushed Sale to have surgery now. But the choice really wasn't about that.
Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale will undergo Tommy John surgery, the team announced Thursday. The decision was made after Sale tried playing catch on Tuesday and felt enough pain that he had to stop throwing.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
The Boston Red Sox announced that left-handed pitcher Chris Sale will undergo ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction surgery (Tommy John) on his left elbow.
Jeff Passan ESPN
Chris Sale will undergo Tommy John surgery, the Red Sox just announced.