Why don’t you kick off your Saturday with a little morning baseball?
Greg Garcia picks the perfect time for his first home run of the year as he deposits a Chad Green offering into the cheap seats for a 2-run shot in the 9th inning. Seattle comes from behind and takes out the Yankees 3-2. Gerrit Cole stuck out 9 through 7 1/3 innings while giving up just 1 run before the bullpen ruined his night.
Kansas City continues to go the wrong way in the standings as Texas sticks it to them good 8-0. Danny Santana hits his 11th and Shin-Soo Choo goes 2-4 with 4 RBI. Jordan Lyles picks up his 1st win of the year by pitching the first 6 2/3 while striking out 9. Clay Buchholz with his 1st blemish of the year by giving up 5 over 4 2/3.
Jake Odorizzi baffles the White Sox bats today as he gives up just 2 hits over 8 innings of work while fanning 9 for his 4th win. Josh Donaldson with his 11th big shot and the Twins take this one 4-0.
Cavan Biggio hits his 3rd home run and Toronto scores 2 in the bottom of the 9th to break the hearts of Oriole fans by a score of 5-4.
Manuel Margot and Ji-man Choi go yard and Brendan McKay whiffs 10 over 6 2/3 giving up 1 run as the Rays beat the Tigers 6-1.
Michael Brantley hits an RBI double off of Marcus Walden in the top of the 12th of this wild one between Houston and Boston. Every Astro starter AND every Red Sox starter with a hit with the exception of 0-4 JD Martinez and perhaps that was the difference maker as the ‘Stros take down the Sox 8-7.
Matt Chapman with number 7 in Oakland’s 4-3 victory over the Angels. Frankie Montas gives up 3 runs over 7 1/3 innings to move his record to an impressive 5-1. Khris Davis 1-2 with an RBI (sac fly) to raise his average to .292.
Nick Ahmed was the hero with a 10th inning RBI-double in the Diamondbacks’ 3-2 win over the Cardinals. Archie Bradley comes into the game in the bottom of the 10th to slam the door. Madison Bumgarner pitches well in the no-decision giving up 2 runs in 7 innings.
A back and forth battle between the Marlins and the Nationals ends with a Corey Dickerson 3-run blast in the 9th. Brian Anderson adds 4 RBI for the winners while Trea Turner hits number 8 and Victor Robles contributes 4 RBI in the losing effort. Miami beats Washington 12-9.
In the boring box score of the day, the Pirates beat the Giants 4-1. Chris Stratton gives up 1 run over 6 1/3 to collect his 2nd victory this season.
The Mets absolutely demolish the Braves by a score of 22-2. The boys from New York were led by line of the day man, Pete Alonso. Alonso with a 5-5, 3 home run and 5 RBI performance. Every NY starter with at least 1 hit and run scored while only Yoenis Cespedes was held without an RBI despite his 2 hits in 5 at bats. Marcus Stroman picks up his 5th win in the blowout.
Eugenio Suarez provides the offense with a 2-run shot in the 1st inning and Trevor Bauer takes it from there giving up 1 run on 4 hits through 8 innings as the Reds get by the Padres 2-1. Bauer now 6-2 on the year.
Christian Yelich with a 2-run double and Keston Hiura 3-4 with an RBI in Milwaukee’s 3-0 blanking of the Cubbies. Josh Lindblom tosses the first 6 frames to pick up win number 2. Jose Quintana drops to 1-7 in the loss.
Cody Bellinger smacks 2 more out of the yard today to give him 20 in the first 50 games he’s played, but it’s a 9th inning pinch hit RBI single by Enrique Hernandez that sinks Cleveland’s ship in a 5-4 affair.
Rhys Hoskins doesn’t let Bellinger get too far ahead in the home run race as he hits his 18th in a losing cause. The Rockies score 4 in the 9th highlighted by Garrett Hamspson’s 3rd of the year, a 3-run shot, and the Rockies take down the Phillies 6-4.
James Paxson returns from his rehab assignment for the Yankees;
The Dodgers sign 30 year old free agent Carson Smith to a 1 year $3,640,000 deal and also activate Walker Buehler;
The Jays put Travis Shaw on the 10-day IL with a fractured shoulder blade;
The Indians put Shane Bieber on the 15-day IL with a strained forearm and designate John Axford for assignment; and
The Nationals activate Stephen Strasburg.
In other news, Cody Bellinger leads all NL All Star vote getters so far with 251,882 while Mike Trout leads the way in the AL with 254,124.
That’s your Saturday stroll around the bases!