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f season http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authentic-ryan-goins-jersey , trounce Cubs 8-0The Atlanta Braves scored four runs in the first inning of Monday’s home opener and never looked back as they went on to..."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Talking Chop User’s GuideTalking Chop PodcastAround the NL EastBaseball Analysis PrimerBraves News: Home opening win, A.J. Minter injury update and moreNew,85commentsEDTShareTweetShareShareBraves News: Home opening win, A.J. Minter injury update and moreDale Zanine-USA TODAY SportsAtlanta Braves NewsBraves scratch first win of season, trounce Cubs 8-0The Atlanta Braves scored four runs in the first inning of Monday’s home opener and never looked back as they went on to capture an 8-0 win. Sean Newcomb only lasted four innings but didn’t allow a run and the bullpen this time around made the lead stand up. Braves react after much needed win over CubsPostgame comments and reaction from Monday’s win. Braves may get Minter back for Cubs finaleReliever A.J. Minter is scheduled to throw live batting practice at SunTrust Park during Tuesday’s off-day and if all goes well he could be activated from the injured list in time for Thursday’s series finale against Chicago. The news isn’t as good for reliever Darren O’Day who is still suffering from what is being called a forearm strain. O’Day is shut down from throwing for the time being and there is no timetable for his return. Getting to know the Cubs with Bleed Cubbie Blue’s Al YellonBleed Cubbie Blue manager Al Yellon answered some questions for me in regards to the outlook for the Cubs this season. 2019 MLB Draft: Jack Little Is The Closer That Throws StrikesOur Draft profiles feature continued this week where we check in on Stanford right-hander Jack Little and a hitting duo from East Carolina. MLB NewsHunter Greene To Undergo Tommy John SurgeryCincinnati Reds prospect Hunter Greene has an injured elbow and is headed for Tommy John surgery which will sideline him for all of 2019 and likely some of the 2020 season as well. Miguel Andujar Diagnosed With Labrum TearThe New York Yankees have placed infielder Miguel Andujar on the 10-day injured list. Aaron Boone told reporters on Monday that Andujar has a small labrum tear and may require season-ending surgery. The team is going to try non-surgical treatment first. Daniel Murphy Suffers Fractured FingerThe Rockies have placed infielder Daniel Murphy on the 10-day injured list due to a fractured left index finger. There is no time table for his return but there is concern that he may have tendon or ligament damage as well which would sideline him for several weeks. Padres Acquire Matt WislerThe Reds traded right-hander Matt Wisler to the San Diego Padres on Monday in exchange for right-hander Diomar Lopez. Wisler had been designated for assignment by the Reds as one of their final roster cuts before announcing their Opening Day roster. LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Kenley Jansen gave up Jackie Bradley Jr.’s dramatic tying homer in the eighth inning Friday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers‘ bullpen apparently had failed at a crucial time in another World Series.As it turned out, Game 3 wasn’t even half over.LA’s up-and-down bullpen shook off the disappointment of Bradley’s quiet circling of the bases and provided several hours of redemption in an epic 18-inning affair.The Dodgers’ eight relievers pitched 11 collective innings of five-hit ball in the longest World Series game ever, largely shutting down Boston’s powerhouse offense after rookie starter Walker Buehler dazzled the Red Sox with seven innings of two-hit excellence.“The way that our guys Bo Jackson Jersey , our pen, got the outs that they needed, they did a heck of a job,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “So you look at tomorrow, after playing 7 hours and 20 minutes, our pen is in pretty good shape.”Jansen still blew his attempt at a six-out save in his third major World Series failure of the past two years. Bradley’s homer set in motion the events that led this game all the way into Saturday.But the Dodgers’ vaunted closer shook it off to pitch a perfect ninth.His successors largely shut down Boston’s powerhouse offense, hanging in while the Dodgers’ bats went 10 innings between runs. After giving up one weird run in the 13th on Scott Alexander’s throwing error, Los Angeles’ relievers eventually yielded just one hit in the final five extra innings.Los Angeles’ bullpen threw 170 pitches — a pittance compared to the Boston bullpen’s 222 pitches http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authentic-ryan-goins-jersey , and a possible advantage in Game 4. Most of LA’s bullpen can throw again on Saturday night, since none of the eight relievers threw more than two innings or Kenta Maeda’s 36 pitches.“There’s some guys that we wanted to stay away from today, namely (Ryan) Madson, Julio (Urias),” Roberts said. “But for those guys to give us big outs and pick us up when we needed it, it’s kind of a signature of our ballclub. Had our backs against the wall many times, and for us to persevere, and it wasn’t how we scripted it Danny Duffy Jersey , but it was a big win for us.”Late in the season during which the “bullpen game” entered baseball’s lexicon and relievers became arguably more important than ever, Boston and Los Angeles set a new postseason record in Game 3 by using a combined 18 pitchers.Both bullpens were outstanding, and both minimized the damage when both teams scored unusual runs in the bizarre 13th inning.Maeda might have produced the biggest single inning from LA’s bullpen in the 15th after Eduardo Nunez singled and Bradley walked. Maeda fielded Christian Vazquez’s bunt and boldly spun and threw to third, forcing out Nunez by inches — and then Maeda struck out Sandy Leon and Mookie Betts to quell the threat.Alex Wood, the starter coming out of the bullpen, got the win by pitching out of trouble in the 18th after Leon drew a leadoff walk.
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