Lets do it to it!
In game number one, Francisco Lindor hit 2 home runs including his 9th in the 9th inning off of Yankee Reliever Chad Green as the Indians win this one 6-5.
The Blue Jays get a rare victory today over the O’s 7-4. Everyone in the Jays’ lineup had one and ONLY one hit, save for Lourdes Gurriel Jr., and his 0 for 5 performance.
Fernando Tatis Jr. lights up the Tigers with a 5-hit performance that sparked the Padres to a 16-3 triumph. Tatis was 5 for 6 with 4 RBI on the day and Manny Machado hits a 7th inning grand slam to go with his 5 RBI. Chris Paddack is enjoying a great season so far. He pitches another 7 innings giving up just 1 run and striking out 8.
The first place Royals add another 19 hits today as they pound the Rays 14-2. Whit Merrifield 4 for 6 with 3 runs scored. Jorge Soler, Salvador Perez, and Maikel Franco all adding 3 hits apiece.
Matt Olson hits his 3rd home run in 4 games. Today’s is a 2-run blast off Roberto Osuna in the top of the 10th and it’s enough to get the A’s past the Astros 4-2.
The Red Sox run the losing streak to 4 as the Twins prevail today 7-2. Homer Bailey wins his 5th here going 5 2/3 giving up just a solo shot off the bat of JD Martinez. Tanner Houck had quite an interesting line…2/3 of an inning, 4 hits, 6 runs, but 0 earned. Mitch Moreland goes 0 for 4 stranding 6 runners. He’s now hitting .177.
Daniel Vogelbach! He’s doin it and doin it and doin it well! He’s now got 4 home runs in his last 5 games as the Mariners beat the Rangers 10-7.
Mike Trout goes yard in the Angels 7-3 victory over the White Sox. Luis Robert hits his second big league long ball. Dylan Cease is having a rough go of it in the pros as his record drops to 2 and 3 with an ERA north of 7.
The Dodgers now have the most wins in the majors as they down the Pirates’ flag 6-4. Max Muncy goes deep as does Mookie Betts with his 8th.
An outstanding performance by Trevor Bauer today. He fires a 3-hit complete game shutout as the Reds blank the D’backs 1-0. Bauer also adds 12 K’s. Arizona starter, Zac Gallen, matches the 3-hitter, however allows 1 unearned run as Ketel Marte boots a ball and allows a run to cross the plate. Bummer, Zac!
The Cardinals tell the Marlins to go home 5-3. Harrison Bader with a 6th inning grand slam off of Sandy Alcantara.
Michael Wacha Wacha Wacha picks up his first win of the year in Philly’s 4-2 win over the Cubs. Wacha goes 7 innings giving up 2 and striking out 5. Didi Gergorius goes 2 for 4 with a 2-run double in the 6th. Rhys Hoskins cost Didi an RBI as that truck was not about to round 3rd base on Didi’s bases loaded double.
The Brewers score 12 and the Rockies score 6. Advantage Brewers. Lorenzo Cain goes 3 for 4 with an RBI and 2 runs scored. Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story each knocking one out of the park in the loss.
Juan Soto does it again for the 9th time. He’s now hitting .373 after Washington’s 5-3 victory over the Giants.
Jeff McNeil says “Hey Tatis, it might take me one more at bat, but I can get 5 hits in a game too.” unfortunately, McNeil’s performance wasn’t enough as the Mets lose 10-9 to the Braves. Dellin Betances has seen better days. He gives up a run in the bottom of the 10th and then they shut the lights out at the park. The loss brings Betances’ record down to 1 and 5. DOH!
Let’s check the standings, shall we?
The Rays now have a 1/2 game lead on the slumping Red Sox;
The Royals a game up on Minnesota;
Oakland has just a 1/2 game on the Angels;
Washington edges the Braves by 1/2 a game;
St. Louis taking advantage of the Pirates’ poor play, are up 3 games; and
The Dodgers are sitting pretty, up 3 1/2 games on the Padres.
The Yankees extend Aaron Judge 8 more years and give him $131,000,000;
Anthony Rendon and Nomar Mazara are both activated; and
Gregory Polanco gets placed on the 10 day IL.
Heading on over the the Major League leaders:
Adam Eaton is still leading in average at .433. I guess he hasn’t found that banana peel yet;
Joey Gallo and Max Kepler both with 11 home runs;
KC second baseman, Nicky Lopez is now leading in RBI with 32;
Max Kepler has 30 runs scored;
Adalberto Mondesi still the steals king at 16;
Chris Paddack now leads in ERA at 1.25;
5 players are tied with 5 wins;
Justin Verlander keeps his strikeout lead with 56;
Zach Davies at .70 WHIP; and
Liam Hendricks and Kenley Jansen both with 9 saves to lead that category.
Cody Bellinger goes 14-24 with a home run and 9 RBI as he claims the NL Player of the Week; and
Trey Mancini accepts the American League honor by going 12-24 with 5 home runs and 10 RBI.
That’s your weekly wrap up folks. More crazy shenanigans are bound to happen next week so don’t forget to check in with us daily.