MLB News and Moments You Should Know — August 24

Tuesday's action continued to foreshadow the 2017 World Series rematch.

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

 

Dodgers Don’t Respect Cy Youngs

The Los Angeles Dodgers were at it again last night, when they dismantled reigning Cy Young winner Corbin Burnes‘ resume by getting seven runs off six hits and two walks off him. The Dodgers are truly in a league of their own right now as they are 85-37. And what’s scarier? Based on their run differentials, their expected record is even better at 89-33. I don’t want to live in that universe where the Dodgers are even better than they are now.

It was not all roses on Tuesday for the Dodgers, however, as their ace pitcher Walker Buehler underwent his second Tommy John surgery. Recoveries on the second surgery may take longer, and will likely cause him to not return until 2024.

 

Justin Verlander…Underrated?

We have seen some massive contracts given to pitchers in the past few free agent years. Cole, Scherzer, Bauer—all got upwards of $35 million a year. While Verlander is not crying poverty with his $25 million this year, many pundits have kind of glossed over his Hall of Fame career of late and his late career dominance. But JV won’t allow it. Right now, he is the Cy Young favorite—maybe even the MVP—and last night, he continued to show why. He struck out 10, and allowed no hits through six innings pitched.

 

Best Moments From Yesterday

 

Aaron Judge continues to dominate Taijuan Walker

Yesterday marked the fourth time Walker has allowed a homer against Judge. And this one wasn’t a home run Walker would forget anytime soon. Judge obliterated this ball 453 feet to give the Yankees the early lead and ultimate victory over the Mets.

 

Bryce Harper continues to recover

Harper continues his rehab in Triple-A, and all surrounding players hope he gets better soon as he continues to crush Triple-A pitching. Harper should return to the Phillies soon, making it an exciting finish to the NL Wild Card race.

 

Injuries

 

Mike Moustakas was removed from Tuesday’s game with a left calf injury.

Jonathan Schoop was placed on the 10-day IL on Tuesday.

Vinnie Pasquantino was placed on the 10-day IL on Tuesday.

Walker Buehler underwent his second Tommy John surgery and will likely miss all of the 2023 season as well.

 

Articles You Should Read

 

The Yankees Have Fallen into a Funk — Jay Jaffe, Fangraphs

Jordan Montgomery Has Been the Best Deadline Acquisition in Baseball — Ben Clemens, Fangraphs

 

Fantasy Baseball

 

MiLB Player & Pitcher of the Week: August 14 – August 20–Lamar Gibson, Pitcherlist

In Logue — Nick Pollack, Pitcherlist

 

Featured image by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns on Twitter)

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.

One response to “MLB News and Moments You Should Know — August 24”

  1. Anon says:

    Verlander allowed no hits and the only thing between him and being perfect through 6 was a WP/PB on a 3rd strike allowing the batter to reach. Dude is just sick right now

    Another game like last night for Harper and they might just activate him tomorrow and not wait until next week. He sure looks ready. Only question is how his thumb reacts to playing in an actual game.

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