2018 SeasonAll times ET
Isaac Galloway hit a two-run single in the 10th inning, JT Riddle homered and drove in four runs and the Miami Marlins beat the Washington Nationals 7-5 on Saturday night.
Max Scherzer pitched six scoreless innings for his major league-leading 16th win, and Ryan Zimmerman and Matt Wieters homered as the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 8-2 on Friday night.
Marlins pitcher Jose Urena is appealing his six-game suspension for intentionally hitting Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Braves with a pitch.
Buster talks to David O'Brien (4:52) & Karl Ravech (10:41) about the Urena/Acuna fallout. Plus, Ravech weighs in on the growing absurdity of position players pitching & more. Sarah Langs also stops by for an emergency "Numbers Game" (32:47) and Jessica Mendoza discusses her excitement for this weekend's Little League Classic (39:42).
In our weekly roundup, we explore how baseball should crack down on headhunting, catch up with Mike Moustakas in Milwaukee and more.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
MLB announced that José Ureña has received a six-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally hitting Ronald Acuña Jr. with a pitch in the bottom of the first inning of Wednesday night's game at SunTrust Park in Atlanta.
Marlins starting pitcher Jose Urena has been suspended for six games for intentionally hitting Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr., who had homered in five straight games, including the previous three against Miami.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
"There's a Neanderthal aspect to our game that needs to go away." –Joe Maddon on José Ureña plunking Ronald Acuña Jr.
Matt Marrone ESPN.com
Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier was outspoken Thursday morning in his reaction to Jose Urena hitting Ronald Acuna with his first pitch Wednesday night, which sparked a melee in Atlanta. "I was pissed off. Plain and simple. ... For Urena to do that, just absolutely uncalled for -- and I'm putting that lightly. I'm not gonna use any cuss words -- I could -- [but] totally uncalled for," Kiermaier said. "And I'm speaking for a lot of other guys, but, I got a kid on the way, coming November now, so if you try to hit me on purpose, you go high and tight, that's risking health problems and, I'm not gonna say life-threatening, but, that baseball can do a lot of damage to someone."
Matt Marrone ESPN.com
Braves rookie Ronald Acuna, who had homered in five straight games, was drilled by Marlins starter Jose Urena on his first pitch Wednesday night -- and that didn't sit well with his fellow major leaguers. Rays leadoff hitter Mallex Smith, in the Bronx to play the Yankees, had this reaction when he saw the play: "I was pissed. I don't like that they hit him. I don't think he showed nobody up. I don't think he showed nobody up on his home runs. ... You don't hurt a guy to stop a guy -- you stop a guy."
Buster & Dave Schoenfield discuss Ronald Acuna getting beaned, potential waiver deals and much more (:56). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (24:32), Andrew McCutchen's humor (28:45), and Michael Kay with some "Inside Heat" on the Yankees (30:41).
Buster Olney breaks down Wednesday's action, including a dazzling debut and controversy in Atlanta.
Slugging rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. was hit by a pitch before he could take the Marlins deep again, but Dansby Swanson filled the power void for Atlanta, hitting a two-run homer that led the Braves to a 5-2 win over Miami on Wednesday.
Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr., who had homered in five straight games, was hit by the first pitch thrown by Marlins starter Jose Urena on Wednesday night, sparking a melee that led to benches and bullpens for Atlanta and Miami emptying twice.
Buster & Jerry Crasnick discuss Ben Zobrist's ump critique, Derek Jeter's first season on the job & much more (1:28). Plus, "Hembo Knows" (25:02), the Power 10 (31:52) and Paul Hoynes with some "Inside Heat" on the Indians (35:04).
Buster Olney breaks down Tuesday's action, including the star that is Ronald Acuna and two very different streaks for the Cardinals/Astros.
Ronald Acuna Jr. became the youngest player in major league history to homer in five straight games, hitting a leadoff shot on the first pitch and adding a three-run long ball in the seventh inning to help the surging Atlanta Braves beat the Miami...
John Brickley breaks down Monday's slate, including more heartbreak for the Nationals and leadoff fireworks from Ronald Acuna.
A champion in New York, Jeter didn't come to Miami to lose. Here's a look at how he plans to put a winning team on the field while learning on the job in South Beach.
Marlins third baseman Martin Prado is headed back to the disabled list with a left quadriceps injury.
Ronald Acuna Jr. pulled off one of the rarest feats in baseball history, hitting leadoff homers in both games of a doubleheader to lead the first-place Atlanta Braves to a sweep of the Miami Marlins on Monday.
On Base Percentage.30525th
Earned Run Average4.8726th