Fresh off the (sim) press, let’s get to it!
The Yankees hit 6 home runs and obliterate the Blue Jays 11-1. Gleyber Torres hits 2 home runs, one a grand slam, on his way to a 5 RBI day.
Jordan Luplow hits his 7th in Cleveland’s 6-1 victory over the Giants. Zach Plesac giving up 1 run through 5 1/3 to pick up his 3rd win.
Jordan Zimmerman gives up 2 runs off 3 hits through 8 innings as the Tigers take out the Royals 4-2.
Dylan Cease sees his ERA go over 7.50 today as his White Sox drop this one to the Orioles 10-2.
Mike Trout shows off a little speed with two thefts in the Angels’ 4-2 victory over the Twins. Jo Adell with an 0-4 day as his average drops to .190. He may need a little more seasoning down in the minors.
Mike Zunino hits a grand slam off of T.J. McFarland in Tampa’s 9-5 victory over the A’s.
Author favorite, Dan Vogelbach hits his 9th home run and drives in 5 as Seattle stops the Astros 10-4. Kendall Graveman gives up 1 unearned run through 7 1/3 to collect his 5th win.
Red Sox/Rangers had some lousy weather and they’ll make this one up on May 14th.
Kevin Newman goes 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored in Pittsburgh’s 4-3 triumph over the lowly Marlins. Trevor Williams strikes out 6 through 6 innings, giving up 2 runs to earn his 5th win.
Freddie Freeman hits his 9th on his two-hit day in the Braves’ 6-1 victory over the Mets. Kyle Wright gives up a Brandon Nimmo solo shot through 5 2/3 on his way to win number 4.
Eric Thames hits a 3-run shot off of my boy Luis Castillo as Washington bounces the Reds 6-2. Patrick Corbin fans 13 in 7 innings of work, while not giving up a run in his 3rd victory.
The Phillies drop the Rockies 3-2. Didi Gregorius goes 3 for 4 hitting his 7th and Vince Velazquez K’s 10 giving up 2 run through 7 2/3 to get his 3rd victory.
A couple of firsts in Arizona’s 5-1 smackdown of the Cubs. Stephen Vogt hits his 1st home run of the year and Luke Weaver picks up his first W of the season, giving up 1 run on 3 hits through 8 innings.
Max Muncy hits his 7th and 8th today, but the Padres score 1 in the 9th to spoil the Dodgers’ day 6-5.
And lastly, not a good day for Adam Wainwright. He gives up 7 earned through 3 2/3 innings as the Brewers top the Redbirds 8-2.
A perusal through the transactions report shows that the Twins give Trevor May a 2-year $6,120,000 extension;
The Dodgers activate Ross Stripling; and
John Axford announces that he will retire at the end of the season.
In the standings department
The Rays lead the Red Sox by 1 1/2 games;
KC is 3 games up on the Twins;
Angels have a 2 1/2 game lead on the Astros;
Washington has a slight 1/2 game lead over Atlanta;
St. Louis keeps 1 1/2 games distance with Pittsburgh; and
Dodgers remain 3 1/2 above the Padres.
Adam Eaton is still your leader in average, but maybe he won’t have enough at bats to qualify soon. He’s at .434 for the time being;
Max Kepler leads with 14 home runs and in runs scored with 34;
Gleyber Torres tops in RBI with 36;
Adalberto Mondesi now with 20 stolen bases to lead the category;
Corbin Burnes is now your ERA leader with 1.05;
Aaron Nola the lone pitcher with 6 victories;
Justin Verlander keeps up the strikeout department with 61;
Alex Wood is your WHIP leader with .72; and
5 players are tied with 9 saves.
Khris Davis was chosen as the AL Player of the Week going 10-22 with 4 home runs, 10 RBI and 5 runs scored;
The National League honor goes to Freddie Freeman as he also goes 10-22 adding 5 home runs and 9 RBI.
That’s your weekly wrap-up! What will next week look like? Come on back daily to find out.