Miami Marlins hire Skip Schumaker as new manager

The Miami Marlins have hired Skip Schumaker as the team’s new manager, the team announced Tuesday. A first-time manager, Schumaker played 11 seasons in the majors, with the first eight coming with the St. Louis Cardinals. He was a part of two World Series-winning Cardinals teams in 2006 and 2011. “As we continue to grow … Read more

After ALCS win, Astros in pursuit of perfection

10:57 AM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” NEW YORK — There’s a hardness to this Houston Astros team, one honed by years hearing every insult imaginable, existing as flypaper for vitriol, living a life of perpetual villainy. It’s something … Read more

Aaron Judge hasn’t ‘even thought about next step’ after Yanks swept in ALCS

4:23 AM ET Marly RiveraESPN Writer Close Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com. NEW YORK — When Aaron Judge took his last swing Sunday night — a grounder for the final out of the 2022 American League Championship Series — the biggest question of the Yankees offseason began: Would the presumptive AL … Read more

2022 World Series – What Astros, Phillies need to do to win

The 2022 World Series matchup is set. Starting Friday, the Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies will clash for the Commissioner’s Trophy in a meeting of one league’s favorite and the other league’s biggest underdog. Under MLB’s new playoff format, the Phillies entered as the sixth and final seed in the National League but advanced all … Read more

Astros sweep Yankees to reach 4th World Series in 6 years

NEW YORK — The Houston Astros made going to the World Series look easy. This is October, after all, the time of year when it’s easy to pencil in the Astros for making a deep postseason run — and 2022 marked their sixth straight trip to the American League Championship Series. And somehow, this year’s … Read more

The night Bryce Harper sent the Phillies to the World Series

Seventy minutes after hitting the most important home run of his life Sunday, a two-run blast that won the Philadelphia Phillies the National League Championship Series, Bryce Harper was at the center of the clubhouse, surrounded by his teammates as beer and champagne soaked anyone within spraying range. “Give me all of it, give me … Read more

Bryce Harper’s homer powers Phillies past Padres in NLCS

PHILADELPHIA — Welcome to the World Series, Bryce Harper. The superstar the Philadelphia Phillies brought in years ago to turn around a team stuck in mediocrity delivered one of the biggest home runs in franchise history Sunday. Harper’s two-run, rocket shot of a home run to left field in the bottom of the eighth inning … Read more

MLB championship series Sunday – Highlights, scores, takeaways

The 2022 MLB playoffs are down to just four teams. After today, it could be down to two. Will the Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros punch their tickets to the World Series? Or will the San Diego Padres and New York Yankees save their seasons? A potential double-elimination Sunday begins with Game 5 of the … Read more

Rhys Hoskins heads Phillies’ power surge in NLCS Game 4 win

PHILADELPHIA — In a sport that often defies logic, Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Nick Castellanos had a simple explanation for the Phillies’ comeback from a disastrous top of the first inning Saturday in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series: “It’s tough to play in the jungle, man.” After the San Diego Padres roared … Read more

MLB playoffs 2022 – Yankees’ Game 3 ALCS loss a new low

12:32 AM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” NEW YORK — The empty blue seats started to grow in numbers during the sixth inning, by which time it had become abundantly clear that the first two games of the American … Read more