There’s nothing like a little afternoon baseball on a beautiful Saturday. How did May 2nd’s games play out? See below:
Rougned Odor liked facing the Red Sox today as he goes 3 for 4 with 2 home runs and 3 RBI. Rangers win this one 9-4.
In the first game of their doubleheader, the Royals come up just shy of the Tigers. KC scores 1 in the 9th, but that’s as close as they got. They fall 5-4. Casey Mize picks up his 3rd win of the year going 7 innings giving up 2 runs.
In the second game, Jorge Soler hits his 12th long ball and Whit Merrifield kicks in 3 hits as the Royals drop the Tigers 6-0. Jorge Lopez goes 6 2/3 and gives up just 5 hits for his 3rd W.
The Orioles outslug the White Sox 11-8. Baltimore rookie third baseman, Rylan Bannon goes 3 for 4 with his 4th long ball and 4 RBI.
The Yankees top the Blue Jays 7-3. Luke Voit with his 6th jack, and Masahiro Tanaka pitches 7 2/3 giving up 2 earned runs on 5 hits to even his record at 3-3.
Hunter Renfroe and Ji-man Choi both have 2-run blasts in the Rays’ 7-6 victory over the A’s. Khris Davis with his 9th in the loss. Davis’ average is now up to .323, but I stand by my June 15th deadline that he’ll be at .240.
Francisco Lindor’s 11th home run of the year ended up being the difference-maker in Cleveland’s 3-2 victory over the Giants. Evan Longoria making a push for Comeback Player of the Year. He’s currently batting .336 with 6 home runs and 26 RBI. Aaron Civale stays perfect, picking up his 3rd win going 5 3/3 giving up 1 unearned run.
Mike Trout’s 10th home run ended up being a game-winner as the Angels keep the Minnesota bats quite 2-1. Dylan Bundy says “Don’t call it a comeback,” picking up his 4th victory by pitching 5 1/3 of shutout ball. He’s now 4-2 on the year.
Zack Greinke dominates Seattle today. He pitches a complete game 4-hit shutout adding 9 strikeouts to earn Line of the Day. Carlos Correa and Kyle Tucker both going yard in Houston’s 6-0 victory.
Freddy Galvis hits a bases loaded double and Mike Moustakas adds a 4 for 5 performance to lead the Reds over the Nationals 10-4. Adam Eaton found his banana peel and was taken out after his first at bat with an oblique strain.
Michael Wacha Wacha Wacha seems to have regained his old form. He pitches 8 innings giving up just 2 solo shots to pick up his 2nd win. The Phillies beat the Rockies 4-2.
Josh Bell hits home runs in back to back days to help the Pirates top the Marlins 4-2. Mitch Keller goes 7 2/3 giving up 2 runs to earn his 3rd win of the season.
Freddie Freeman hits his 2nd home run of the day, a 2-run shot in the 8th to put the Braves ahead of the Mets 7-6.
Daniel Hudson cruises through 7 innings scattering 3 hits in St. Louis’ 3-0 shutout of the Brewers. Matt Carpenter hits a 2-run single in the 4th.
Zac Gallen grabs his 3rd win allowing 2 runs on 5 hits through 6 1/3 in the Diamondback’s 3-2 victory over the Cubs. David Peralta and Christian Walker both cranking home runs.
Zach Davies hit his first bump in the road this year. He throws 40 pitches through just 2/3 of an inning giving up 6 hits, a walk, and 6 runs. Gavin Lux with a grand slam and Cody Bellinger goes 4 for 5 in the Dodgers’ 13-2 drubbing of the Padres.
In transaction news, Tyler Naquin returns to the Indians after his rehab assignment;
The Rangers designate Cody Allen for assignment. He had an 9.31 ERA through 9 2/3 innings this year;
Corey Knebel is sent to AAA for rehab coming off of Tommy John surgery; and
in BIG Red Sox news, they sign international amateur catcher, Tony Herrera, out of Venezuela to a minor league deal. He’ll be 17 next month.
That’s your Saturday MLB highlights!