Chicago Cubs rookie Hayden Wesneski pitches an immaculate inning, putting him in rare company: ‘It shows the kind of pit

Hayden Wesneski kept a simple approach when he knew he was on the verge of a rare feat. “The ninth one just let it rip,” he said, “and hope it happens.” Wesneski uncorked a slider down and away, forcing a swing-and-miss from catcher to finish off an immaculate inning in the fifth. The rookie right-hander … Read more

Blue Jays, Rays coaches furious with one another after two players get hit by pitches

Nothing gets your competitive juices flowing like September baseball games against a team you’re directly battling for playoff positioning. The Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays kicked off a crucial five-game series at Rogers Centre on Monday and the opening contest lived up to its billing with plenty of drama. Things started to get … Read more

What 227 Y Combinator pitches will teach you about startups

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, In some ways, Y Combinator’s biannual Demo Day is somewhat predictable: There will be Stanford dropouts, last-minute pivots, and, as always, promises of near-term profitability. We But one thing I can never guess ahead … Read more

Yankees rookie Greg Weissert has strangest first two pitches of MLB career

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. Update your settings here to see it. originally appeared on The New York Yankees called up 27-year-old right-handed pitcher Greg Weissert from Triple-A on Thursday, and in the bottom of the seventh inning of their 13-4 win over the Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum, he … Read more

KC Royals’ Jonathan Heasley pitches through stomach trouble in loss to the Diamondbacks

Whether it’s nerves or excitement or anxiousness, pitcher Jonathan Heasley has had stomach trouble and pitched before, it just hadn’t been so public. Earlier this season before a start in KC, he vomited in the clubhouse and still made his start that night. Tuesday night, Heasley’s internal upheaval struck in the middle of the game … Read more