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2:25 PM ET, April 11, 2021


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Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
Multiple suspicious baseballs from Dodgers' Trevor Bauer sent to MLB for inspection  —  In March, Major League Baseball sent two different memos to clubs saying it would step up the monitoring and enforcement of rules prohibiting pitchers from applying foreign substances to baseballs.
Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
Los Angeles Dodgers' Dave Roberts concerned that Trevor Bauer getting singled out by MLB  —  Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts expressed concern that one of his star pitchers, Trevor Bauer, has been singled out in Major League Baseball's renewed effort to curtail the illegal use of foreign substances on baseballs.
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Tim Locastro breaks record for most stolen bases to start career without getting caught  —  PHOENIX — Arizona manager Torey Lovullo has often said that Tim Locastro is the fastest man in the majors.  You don't have to take his word for it: The video game MLB The Show agrees.
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:
Ketel Marte heads to injured list with right hamstring strain  —  The Diamondbacks placed center fielder Ketel Marte on the 10-day injured list with a right hamstring strain, a devastating blow for a club that had been riding his hot bat during the first week of the season.
Peter Gammons / The Athletic:
Yermín Mercedes, Daniel Bard, Rich Hill and baseball's long, winding road  —  But he was back in business when they set him free againThe road goes on forever and the party never ends.  — Robert Earl Keen, Jr.  —  Yermín Mercedes had a bit of a misunderstanding when it came …
David Schoenfield / ESPN:
New York Mets get walk-off win vs. Miami Marlins on Michael Conforto's controversial hit by pitch  —  Even the New York Mets called Thursday's walk-off 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins a lucky break.  —  With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the ninth after Jeff McNeil had tied …
Discussion: Covering the Corner
Tyler Kepner / New York Times:
'A Win Is a Win.  It's Over.'  —  The Mets' home opener included fans in the stands and a walk-off hit-by-pitch that the umpire says should have been a strikeout.  —  The Mets welcomed only 8,492 fans to their home opener on Thursday, but they spaced them all over Citi Field.
Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:   David Peterson and Mets' lineup struggle in series finale loss to Phillies
Tiger Woods' SUV crash was caused by speed and an inability to negotiate a curve, Los Angeles County sheriff says  —  (CNN)As he approached a curve in the road, Tiger Woods apparently meant to hit the brakes but instead slammed on the gas — causing a high-speed rollover crash, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday.
Jace Evans / USA Today:
Joe Musgrove throws first no-hitter in San Diego Padres history  —  Joe Musgrove has thrown the first no-hitter in San Diego Padres history.  —  Musgrove, one of the many pitchers the Padres traded for this past offseason, was brilliant Friday night against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Dan Shaughnessy Globe / The Boston Globe:
Red Sox go worst to first?  Great!  Let's see where they stand down the road  —  How could we ever have doubted them?  —  Worst-to-first.  In four short days.  —  We were ready to run the Red Sox out of New England after they were swept by the Orioles.  Drubbed, 11-3, Sunday at Fenway.
Discussion: Dan Shaughnessy Watch
Dennis Young / New York Daily News:
Mets announcers furious team won  —  Only one group of Mets is in championship form, and it's the best three-man booth in baseball.  Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling were positively vibrating with rage that their team won a game on Thursday.  Just watch:
James Wagner / New York Times:
The Yankees Found a Starter (and a Barista) in Jameson Taillon  —  Taillon has dealt with injuries throughout his career, but his first start for the Yankees went well.  His coffee expertise is a bonus.  —  Since the Yankees traded for Jameson Taillon in January, the reviews …
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