Wednesday gave us a list of 14 games a bit short of the big league, as twins and brewers are both enjoying a day off. A potential preview of the World Series ended in Houston with a team that was injured and the other one was relentless in the WL category. A three-time defender of the division has fallen in 10 games in that division, but is seeing some good signals in attack while a novice has had a rather rude welcome against a historic series.
Oh, and the Giants lost to the Marlins, making them an MLB-worst seven consecutive losses.
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Baseball results for Wednesday 29 May
- FINAL – Pirates 7, Reds 2 (box score)
- FINAL – Yankees 7, Padres 0 (score box)
- FINAL – Angels 12, Athletics 7 (score)
- FINAL – Rangers 8, Mariners 7 (box score)
- FINAL – Indians 14, Red Sox 9 (score)
- FINAL – Phillies 11, Cardinals 4 (box score)
- FINAL – Tigers 4, Orioles 2 (score)
- FINAL – Marlins 4, Giants 2 (score)
- FINAL / 11 – Rays 4, Blue Jays 3 (score box)
- FINAL – Nationals 14, Braves 4 (box score)
- FINALE – White Sox 8, Royals 7 (score)
- FINAL – Cubs 2, Astros 1 (score)
- FINAL – Rockies 5, Diamondbacks 4 (score box)
- FINAL – Dodgers 9, Mets 8 (box score)
The Dodgers stun the Mets with a late power increase
The story was of the debutant Mets Pete Alonso who made the 18th and 19th run at home. They also added the hosts of the young Amed Rosario and Dom Smith to the seventh inning, to take an advantage of 8-3. A single Justin Turner RBI to make it 8-4 in the lower half seemed relatively harmless. A Corey Seager homer to make it 8-5 probably made things a little worrying, but then the ninth bottom was off the rails.
Mets closer Edwin Diaz entered the game. He would not even have recorded an out until the Mets had lost him.
- Joc Pederson was honored.
- Max Muncy has been honored.
- Turner is doubled.
- Cody Bellinger has doubled Turner at home and has been tied in four hitters.
Things had already fallen to pieces now that he was tied up, but he got worse. The manager of the Mets, Mickey Callaway, chose to intentionally walk Seager with the first open base, to give them strength. Makes sense, so why didn't you do it with Bellinger's previous hitter? They had an advantage and Bellinger was the best baseball player this year.
However, then Matt Beaty sent a little peacekeeper to the left side of the second base. Rosario picked it up and had time to get at least one force per second, but his feet had tangled and everyone was safe.
So it was the bases loaded without outs and a tie game at the bottom of the ninth.
Fortunately for everyone involved, Alex Verdugo hit a fly deep enough to appease Bellinger and finish it.
Two important, obvious takeaway dishes:
- Loss of punches for the Mets, which has almost exceeded the .500 for the first time since May 2nd.
- The Dodgers offense is absolutely inexorable.
Dodgers fans, have fun. Look up, Mets fans:
The two teams will double on Thursday night.
The offense of the Indians explodes, shows good signs
The Indians won the three consecutive seasons of AL Central, but they found themselves down 10 games entering the action on Wednesday. In addition to some serious rotation injuries, the biggest problem so far has been the anemic crime. That's where they ranked among the 15 AL teams in various categories before their meeting with the Red Sox.
Base percentage: 12th
Slugging percentage: 15th
Double: 15 °
Triple: 15 (with zero)
He ran home: 13th
Jose Ramirez has been an MVP candidate in recent years, and has entered the game by hitting .204 / .308 / .301.
Well, they won Tuesday thanks to scoring seven runs (all seven) in the eighth and ninth innings, using two doubles and two home runs, among other good offensive things.
On Wednesday, every innings were damn well marked. Their nine inning online score goes: 2, 1, 3, 1, 1, 2, 4, 0, 0.
Note: Ramirez went 2 out of 5 and both shots were double.
Furthermore, seven of the nine hitters had at least two hits. Of their 18 successes, nine were extra-basic hits and, take this, they took three triples! To learn more about their uselessness in the triplication of the story and breaking it in a strange way,.
This could be a definitive season change for Indians who come back late and then go crazy for the offense. They win the series, go back above 500 and now take the White Sox for four games before playing Twins for three. It's still May, but not for long. Now it's time to let it go forever. A great race here in the next seven and the season is recoverable.
Cubs recovers one in Houston thanks to Hendricks
Until May 14th the Cubs seemed to have rebounded from a terrible first trip to become one of the best baseball teams. They had won 23 of the 30 games. The intonation in that trait had been stellar, with the staff as a whole publishing an ERA 2.29.
They then lost four out of six before getting two wins and then losing five out of six. In this full stretch of 14 games, the staff ERA was 5.69, of which 7.10 in the last six games. There were problems with starters and analyzers in the same way. There were late games and the appetizers didn't work quite deep. It could be a staff problem for the bullpen while most starters just need to get better.
Enter Kyle Hendricks. Manager Joe Maddon spoke before the game about needing Hendricks to get ahead and did just that, allowing a four-stroke run and a walk through eight innings. He beat seven. He also worked around a double advantage from Tyler White in the fifth, thanks in part to a heads-up run by second baseman David Bote who launched White out in third place on what could easily have been a 4-3 routine.
Of course, the Astros were without George Springer, Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa, but the adversary didn't matter. Puppies need a starter to push through and let that overworked bullpen get an extra day off.
I say "extra" there because the Cubs are getting their first day off in almost three weeks Thursday before facing the Cardinals. This victory seems "big" in the sense of stopping the bleeding before the day off and that series while you also see an initial launch so well.
Also in this game,.
Paddack abruptly received the Bronx
Entering a Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium, Padres' rookie feeling, Chris Paddack, allowed four 195-beat home games to be played this season. Two hitters at his debut were six shots at home for 197 hitters. DJ LeMahieu and Luke Voit have opened their home games.
Wednesday was the tenth time in the history of the Yankees that opened a game with home races. More recently, Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge did so last July against Blue Jay and current Yankee J.A. Happ. At 110.4 km / h, the home race of Voit is the hardest ball that Paddack has allowed this year:
Gio Urshela added a solitary home run in the third inning. These are the first three home games Paddack has allowed for right-handed hitters in his big league career. Entering Wednesday's game, the right-wingers were hitting .108 / .159 / .120 with an extra base shot (a double) against Paddack. To his credit, Paddack calmed down and topped five innings after the homer flurry.
On the other hand, James Paxton returned to the Yankees after losing about four weeks with a knee injury. It was wonderful through four innings with no hits, hitting seven and generating a swing-and-miss on a whopping 17 of his 66 shots. Since it was his first debut on the injured list, the Yankees had Paxton with a penalty, and made the most of it.
Paxton now has an ERA of 0.34 in five games and 26 2/3 innings at Yankee Stadium this season. He beat 37 of the 99 hitters he faced at home. The Yankees, meanwhile, have won eight consecutive series and 12 of the last 13 series. It's their first winning series in eight series from a series of nine series in 1998. They will open a set of four games with the Red Sox Thursday in the Bronx.
The rays split him more, winning the streak at five
The Rays bullpen has actually brought a 3-2 lead into the eighth inning, but it's all right that it ends up in The Trop. Take it away, Willy Adames:
The Rays have won five consecutive victories and seven out of eight in total. Let's look forward, though. A really fun series awaits you.
The Rays will host the twins for a series of four games starting Thursday night. At 37-17, the twins have the best record in baseball. At 34-19 and again on the track for a while, the Rays are not too shabby. It will surely be a fun meter for both teams.
Bell continues his huge breakout season
The Pirates arrived Wednesday having lost seven of the nine games. They were again under the .500 for the first time this month. A three-shot full-back Colin Moran broke a tie with no score in the sixth:
The pitcher Steven Brault did a good job, as did Richard Rodriguez and Francisco Liriano behind him.
We need to talk about Josh Bell (again), though. He was part of the rally in sixth position, collecting a single rookie to put two riders at the base, leading to the Moran home run.
After the inning, Bell put the game out of reach with a threesome.
A career at 2460 / .348 / .436 this season, the twenty six year old is cutting .345 / .409 / .718 with 19 doubles, 18 home runs and 51 RBI. The pirates have played 54 games. These are numbers jumped off the screen. He has all kinds of stuck right now and looks ready to make his first All-Star team, despite having played in a league with early basemen like Anthony Rizzo, Freddie Freeman, Paul Goldschmidt, Rhys Hoskins, Max Muncy, Pete Alonso and Eric Hosmer.
Anderson vs Royals again, Anderson wins
The rivalry between the Royals and the White Sox short Tim Anderson is growing, with Anderson taking the last laugh this time..
- Is Wednesday, . This week highlighted the Astros and their impressive organizational depth, which goes beyond the best prospects of RHP Forrest Whitley and 1B / OF Yordan Alvarez.
- . Houston is already without OF George Springer (biceps femoris) and 2B Jose Altuve (knee), so they are three middle-high level star players who are missing.
- . Keuchel and RHP Craig Kimbrel will be free from compensation for withdrawals next Monday. Their markets should warm up soon after.
- The Astros has placed the top prospect RHP Forrest Whitley on the list of wounded minor of 7 days, reports MLB.com. He will go to the Florida team as a whole to rehabilitate. Whitley has conceded 33 runs in 24 1/3 Triple-A this season.
- The Red Sox placed 1B Mitch Moreland on the 10-day injured list with a back problem, the team announced. Moreland hadn't played since Sunday with back and knee problems. RHP Colten Brewer was called in a corresponding move.
- The athletics DH Khris Davis (oblique) started to hit, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. He is eligible to be activated on Saturday, but it is likely that Davis will need a few days over for a rehabilitation assignment to regain speed.
- LHP Athletics Sean Manaea has launched a 40-pitch bullpen session, reports MLB.com. However, there is no time for him to begin a minor league rehabilitation assignment. Manaea is recovering from shoulder surgery last year.
- The Phillies placed LHP Adam Morgan on the list of 10-day injuries, the team announced. It has a tension in the forearm and it is not clear how long it will be put aside. RHP Yacksel Rios has been summoned to occupy Morgan's position.
- Mariners SS J.P. Crawford was put on the 10-day injured list with an ankle injury, the club announced. He suffered the injury that drove the bases Tuesday evening and could miss 3-4 weeks. If Dylan Moore was called in a corresponding move.
- Pirates RHP Trevor Williams (lateral) has started to throw again, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He played fetch at 105 feet and even threw himself from a slope. Williams is still probably several weeks from the reunion to the rotation.
- The cardinals have summoned the top prospect LHP Genesis Cabrera, the team announced. Cabrera has an ERA of 6.35 in 39 Triple-A innings this year. He will make his MLB debut on Wednesday. Cabrera came from the Rays in the business of Tommy Pham.
- Blue Jays RHP Ryan Tepera underwent surgery to remove the falling from his elbow on Wednesday, reports Sportsnet. It is expected to be 4-6 weeks old. Tepera allowed eight runs in 11 innings before going on the injured list.