It’s feeding time again!
The Yankees outslug the Indians 10-7. Brett Gardner hits a 4th inning grand salami against Shane Bieber today.
Manny Machado hits his 9th home run of the year in San Diego’s 7-4 victory over the Tigers. Jonathan Schoop blasts his 8th in the loss.
The Royals keep on winning and today is no different as they beat the Rays 12-5. Jorge Soler with his 9th bomb. Excuse me, Jorge? I’m gonna need you to pee in this cup now. Whit Merrifield with 4 K’s, but adds a 2-run double as well, so I’ll lay off the ridicule.
The Red Sox losing streak is now at 3 as they come in 2nd place to the Twins 5-4. Nelson Cruz hits his 9th home run and Jake Odorizzi notches his 2nd victory. Rafael Devers keeps on keeping on with his 8th jack and is now hitting .350.
Trey Mancini provides ALL the offense in Baltimore’s 4-0 win over the Blue Jays. Mancini goes 3 for 3 including 2 long balls and 4 RBI. Rookie Kyle Lloyd combines with Richard Bleier and Tanner Scott to limit Toronto to juts 5 hits. Ummm who?
Stephen Piscotty has a 3-run triple in Oakland’s 6-4 victory over the Astros. Lance McCullers Jr. gets rocked again. He has seen his ERA bloat from 1.44 to 4.54 in a week’s time. Just goes to show that no matter how hot you start, the season will catch up to you eventually.
Lance Lynn had quite the short day of work. He somehow yields 6 earned runs on just 37 pitches through 2/3 of the first inning before getting pulled in the Rangers’ 10-3 loss to the Mariners. Daniel Vogelbach hits his 7th, but still isn’t hitting his weight. His average currently sits at .226.
Julio Teheran pitches a beauty for the Angels as they beat Chicago 6-1. Teheran goes 7 2/3 giving up Chicago’s only 3 hits of the day, one being Yoan Moncada’s 10th blast.
Matt Kemp an unlikely hero, but his number gets called to pinch hit for Trevor Rogers in the 6th. The Marlins choose to have him replace Lewis Brinson in the field and it pays off as he hits an RBI double off of reliever Kwang-hyun Kim to end the Cardinals day 3-2. Kemp ended up 2 for 2 on the day. Miles Mikolas gives up just 1 run over 6 2/3 in a no-decision for the Cards. He still hasn’t been a pitcher of record yet this year.
Get your Maracas out, cuz Kris Bryant wants to play! 0 for 4 with 4 K’s, but that didn’t keep the Cubs from beating the Phillies 4-2. Kyle Hendricks does it all here going 6 innings giving up 3 hits, one run and striking out 8. He also goes 1 for 2 at the plate with a 2-run single in the 4th.
The Dodgers’ bats explode for 7 in the 9th inning and beat the Pirates 9-5. Corey Seager with a 2-run shot and Chris Taylor with a 3-run double highlight the scoring in the 9th.
Madison Bumgarner almost goes the distance, but makes it 8 2/3 giving up 6 hits including a 9th inning solo shot by Tucker Barnhart and whiffing 8 to move to 3 and 1 on the year. Starling Marte shows off his speed by swiping 3 bags in Arizona’s 3-1 victory over the Reds.
The Mets one-up the Braves 5-4. Jeff McNeil 2 for 5 with his 5th home run and 3 RBI.
Christian Yelich hits his 5th home run in Milwaukee’s 4-2 loss to the Rockies.
Stephen Strasburg has been on an absolute tear this year. Unfortunately, his season will be put on hold for a bit as he gets pulled from this game after 4 2/3. Early reports suggest he has shoulder inflammation and could be sidelined for 4 weeks. For now, he’ll be put on the 15-day injured list. Victor Robles was 2 for 4 with a home run and 3 RBI as Washington beats the Giants 5-1.
Joining Stras on the injured list is Ronald Acuna Jr., with a “dead arm.” He’s been put on the 10-day IL. Kurt Suzuki and Wade Miley also added to the list. Miley’s case is a little more significant as he has acute elbow soreness and could be out for up to 7 weeks.
That’s your Saturday snapshot. Tomorrow we’ll go through the standings and the league leaders.