MLB News and Moments You Should Know — August 10

Walkoffs, base running, and family: Tuesday's games had it all.

Stay updated on everything baseball with our morning MLB News & Moments articles. We’ve got you covered to keep you in the know.

 

Today’s Headlines

 

Good Sportsmanship Prevails

The Little League World Series is underway. And while we all enjoy watching young athletes emulate their favorite big leaguers, yesterday’s game featured another kind of sportsmanship worth watching.

 

JJ Bleday: A Family Man

The Marlins rookie had a request from his girlfriend: hit it where I’m sitting. Bleday did just that when he homered off of Phillies’ ace Zach Wheeler. Better, he hit it to the section his entire family was sitting in. His family didn’t hold back their thoughts on the Philly Phaithful either.

 

Best Moments From Yesterday

 

Little League World Series Goes Bicoastal

No, that was just a headline grab. But the New York Yankees would have you believing they were a little league team with how they ran the bases in their 1-0 loss to the Mariners last night. Check out a compilation of all of their base running woes. Not much is going well for the Yankees right now, so if you’re a Yankee fan, shield your eyes.

 

Smooth Looks

The Braves looked strong again on Tuesday. After a pitiful performance in New York, the Braves looked to regain their strength against the Red Sox. Lead by Ronald Acuña Jr.’s 3-for-5 day, the Braves were able to scratch out a win against the Red Sox, and no one was more pumped than Acuña himself.

 

Padres Finally Win a Game

After the trade deadline, it seemed like the Padres would never lose another game. The opposite has been true, as they have only won once since the trade deadline. However, the Padres were able to prevail against the San Francisco Giants last night, in a tense evening and secure their second win in a week. New acquisition Josh Hader, however, continues to struggle, as he gave up three runs in the ninth and was removed in the inning. Juan Soto homered for the first time in his Padres career, and the veteran Manny Machado bailed the Padres out of the loss, with a walkoff homer.

 

Injuries

 

Tim Anderson was placed on the 10-Day IL and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks due to a torn ligament in his hand.

Mike Moustakas was placed on the 10-Day IL.

Matt Carpenter was diagnosed with a fractured foot and placed on the 10-Day IL.

Chris Sale will miss the remainder of the season after falling off his bicycle and injuring his wrist.

 

Articles You Should Read

 

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Fantasy Baseball Coverage

 

Starting Pitcher Roundup

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Reliever Ranks

Starting Pitcher Streamers

 

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Christa Lamia

Christa Lamia is a diehard baseball fan that loves the Mets. She is enjoying the new energy and hope that Steve Cohen has given her for the once doomed franchise.

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