Latest Mike Fitzpatrick News

Mets hire Carlos Beltrán as manager

Nov. 1, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Beltrán, two years removed from his playing career and with no managerial experience, has been picked by the New York Mets to replace Mickey Callaway. Beltrán received a three-year contract that includes a club option for 2023. The Mets announced the move Friday. A...

World Series: How the Nationals and Astros match up

Oct. 21, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

A position-by-position look at the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros going into the World Series, starting Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park: ___ First Base: Nationals: Ryan Zimmerman. The longtime face of the franchise, Zimmerman was Washington's first draft pick in 2005 after the team moved to the...

Verlander can't close out Yanks; ALCS heads back to Houston

Oct. 19, 2019 1:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Verlander watched and waited, hoping Aaron Hicks' drive deep down the right field line would hook foul at the last instant. When it bonked hard off the bright yellow foul pole for a three-run homer, Verlander crouched beside the mound and simply held up his glove, waiting for a new...

Greinke says he didn't hear taunts, Astros quiet Yanks crowd

Oct. 18, 2019 6:51 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sounds as though Zack Greinke got an earful at Yankee Stadium while warming up in the bullpen. By the time the ninth inning rolled around, most of those fans were long gone. Awfully satisfying for the Houston Astros. "They emptied out pretty quick toward the end. I guess there wasn't that...

Hinch blows whistle, calls sign stealing suspicions 'a joke'

Oct. 18, 2019 2:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Astros manager AJ Hinch blew his own whistle Thursday on sign stealing and pitch tipping: He's had enough of allegations about Houston hitters going out of bounds to decipher what's coming at the plate. Hinch eagerly weighed in again on an issue that won't seem to go away this postseason....

Cole pitches Astros past Yankees 4-1 for 2-1 lead in ALCS

Oct. 15, 2019 10:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole is making his pitch to own this October. A gritty Cole held the New York Yankees scoreless without his sharpest stuff, Jose Altuve sparked Houston at the plate and the Astros locked down a 4-1 victory Tuesday to take a 2-1 lead in the AL Championship Series. Altuve and Josh...