If you took benefit of your MLB.TV subscription yesterday, you in all probability caught a handful of thrilling video games round baseball.
Wednesday featured three walk-off victories, a game-tying house run within the backside of the ninth for the Orioles, and a go-ahead house run within the ninth for the Guardians, as there was no scarcity of drama round baseball yesterday.
The Orioles’ game-tying house run within the backside of the ninth went for naught because the Rays plated two within the tenth inning to beat the O’s in extras at Camden Yards. Josh Naylor (AGAIN!) put the Guardians on prime for good within the prime of the ninth in Boston as Cleveland topped the Red Sox to assist Baltimore keep forward of them within the AL East.
But probably the most thrilling video games had been the trio of walk-off wins, and none was as thrilling or significant because the one in Queens on Wednesday night. After Gleyber Torres took David Peterson deep for a two-run blast that evened issues up at two-a-piece between the Mets and Yankees, Starling Marte drove in Eduardo Escobar within the house half of the ninth to provide the Mets one other win within the Subway Series.
The Rockies and White Sox performed a back-and-forth contest, with the Rockies scoring three early, solely to see that lead flip right into a two-run deficit when the White Sox scored two within the fourth and three within the seventh inning.
Jose Iglesias trimmed the deficit to 1 when he singled house Brendan Rodgers within the backside of the seventh after which scored the profitable run within the backside of the ninth on a two-run single to heart area by catcher Elias Diaz.
Trailing the San Diego Padres by a pair within the backside of the ninth, even the lowly Tigers had some walk-off magic in them when Victor Reyes drilled a two-run double off the precise area wall to provide Detroit a 3-2 victory over the Friars.
Yankees-Royals Strike a Deal
The New York Yankees might have dropped each video games to the Mets in Queens and are 2-5 because the All-Star break, however they have assistance on the best way within the type of outfielder Andrew Benintendi after the Royals and Yankees struck a deal late Wednesday evening.
The Yankees are sending Beck Way, Chandler Champlain, and TJ Sikkema to Kansas City in trade for Benintendi, a amount over high quality return for the rental outfielder at first look. Beck Way (RHP) and TJ Sikkema (LHP) had been the Yankees’ nineteenth, and Twenty first-ranked prospects, respectively, and Chandler Champlain is an outfielder New York took within the ninth spherical of the 2021 MLB Draft.
Benintendi, 27, is a free agent after this season and is hitting .321/.389/.399/127 wRC+ on the yr and turns into the primary outfield bat off the market forward of subsequent week’s commerce deadline with loads of notable names nonetheless available on the market, together with Juan Soto and Ian Happ.
As Brett identified final evening, Happ has been linked to the Blue Jays, who, together with the Brewers and Dodgers, had been additionally “within the combine” for Benintendi final evening, in keeping with Ken Rosenthal. So, the Jays are clearly in search of one other outfield bat, and Happ could be the excellent match. New York was a workforce that had been rumored to be a possible touchdown spot for Juan Soto, and whereas that will nonetheless occur (they did not quit a lot for Benintendi), it now appears extra probably that he finally ends up elsewhere.
More from Brett on the transfer and the implications:
Despite Messy Outing, deGrom On Track to Return to Mets
Jacob deGrom made what is likely to be his ultimate rehab begin for the Mets’ Triple-A affiliate in Syracuse on Wednesday, and it wasn’t fairly. deGrom allowed 4 runs on two hits and three walks in 4 innings of labor, however he did strike out six and attain 67 pitched earlier than his outing ended.
Despite the bumpy begin, Buck Showalter stated on Wednesday evening that deGrom’s arm felt good and that the Mets hope that his subsequent begin shall be with them.
Odds and Ends…
- Josh Naylor has the clutch gene, and he loves doing it in opposition to groups with ‘Sox’ of their title!
- Oscar Colas is RED HOT in Double-A proper now, with 5 house runs in eight video games since being promoted to Birmingham. If the Cubs and Sox had been to have a dialog about Ian Happ, I might think about Colas can be a reputation talked about by Jed Hoyer and firm.
- Max Scherzer positive loves pitching on his birthday. The veteran right-hander held the Yankees scoreless over seven innings whereas hanging out six and strolling two regardless of taking a no-decision within the Mets victory final evening. Scherzer’s profession birthday numbers are mighty spectacular:
- Julio Rodríguez retains on mashing, and the Mariners carry on profitable. Rodríguez’s 18th house run of the season helped the Mariners prime the Rangers 4-2.
- The Pujols farewell tour marches on with one other milestone: