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Astros Walk Off 1-0 In 10th Against Padres On Infield Pop-Up

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Here’s something you don’t see everyday, if not ever.

The Houston Astros and San Diego Padres were locked in a scoreless tilt in the bottom of the 10th inning on Saturday night. Astros third baseman Alex Bregman came up with two outs and Derek Fisher (pinch-running for Brian McCann) on second base.

Bregman, facing reliever Phil Maton who just entered the game, popped up a mile in the air to the right side of the infield, as four-time Gold Glove winner Eric Hosmer raced in to make the catch and send the game to the 11th.

Except, he didn’t.

What looked like a routine pop-up quickly turned into heartbreak for the Padres. That was Hosmer’s ball 100%, and he simply overran it. Could he have lost it in the lights? Possibly. But that’s a ball that needs to be caught. Period. Especially when it’s a scoreless game!

If Hosmer is placed in that situation 100 more times, he’ll likely make the catch 100 times. Just a brutal way to lose, and he knew it too.

A large amount of credit must be given to Derek Fisher for hustling all the way from second base to score in place of the much slower Brian McCann. What a good call from manager A.J. Hinch.

And to all the young baseball players, this is a great lesson. ALWAYS hustle, no matter what. Because when you do, good things like this can happen.

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Mariners to Sign Cory Gearrin

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The Seattle Mariners have agreed to terms on a one-year, Major League contract with right-handed reliever Cory Gearrin, according to the Seattle Times’ Ryan Divish.

The Mariners will now have to clear a spot on their 40-man roster, thanks to the addition of Gearrin and Tim Beckham.

Gearrin, 32, was well traveled last season, spending time with the Texas Rangers, San Francisco Giants, and the Oakland Athletics, posting a combined 3.77 on the season.

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Mariners to Sign Tim Beckham

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The Seattle Mariners have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with infielder Tim Beckham, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.

Beckham was non-tendered by the Baltimore Orioles earlier this winter, posted a slash line of .230/.287/.374 during the 2018 season.

It’s likely that Beckham will become a key utility contributor for Seattle moving forward.

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Rangers Sign Shelby Miller

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The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms on a one-year, major league deal with right hander Shelby Miller, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.

Miller, who has already passed his physical, missed most of the 2018 season due to numerous elbow issues, and underwent Tommy John surgery back in 2017, so there is risk involved with his signing.

Prior to the injuries, Miller was considered one of the major’s most promising young pitchers.

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