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2018 Schedule
50-76, 5th in NL East

Jose Urena Returns

Buster Olney breaks down all of Sunday's matchups including Jose Urena coming back from his suspension in a big way, the Astros get a crucial win in the division and the Mets and Phillies remind us that it's a kid's game.

Urena tosses complete game in first start since hitting Acuna (0:40)
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Urena throws CG in first start since HBP scuffle

Jose Urena made the most of his borrowed time, pitching a two-hitter for his first complete game in the majors and leading the Marlins over the Nationals 12-1 on Sunday.

Marlins' Galloway hits 1st career homer (0:21)
Riddle belts 2-run homer (0:22)
Ortega ropes 2-run double (0:25)
Galloway hits clutch two-run single in the 10th (0:39)
Dietrich skies homer to center (0:27)

BBTN: Acuna Fallout, Position Pitchers, Ravech, Mendoza

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).

Stanton ready to relaunch Miami dingers (0:59)

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.

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MLB suspends Urena 6 games for hitting Acuna

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."


BBTN: Acuna Plunked, Acquisition Targets, Langs, Kay

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).

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Acuna drilled by first Urena pitch, sparking melee

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.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24223rd
On Base Percentage.30625th
Slugging Percentage.36230th
Earned Run Average4.8425th
Quality Starts5224th