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Guardians Blank Twins to Narrow the Division Lead
MLB’s rivalry week concluded on Sunday, with some division rivals facing each other and ending their series in exciting fashion. The Twins were dominated by Guardians starter Cal Quantrill. Quantrill carried a no-hitter into the 7th inning, and ultimately only gave up one run over the 7 innings pitched. The win was much needed for the Guardians as they were 4-6 in their last 10 games before the victory on Sunday. By taking the series against the Twins, Guardians now sit only 2.5 games back of first-place Minnesota.
Cal Quantrill, Nasty 83mph Curveball…and is fired up. 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/7C0nAJ93h2
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) May 7, 2023
Don’t be a Baseball fan in New York
I am not sure which New York team had a more frustrating weekend. The Mets continued their downward spiral, as the Colorado Rockies took 2 of 3 at Citi Field. The Mets’ record is now below .500 as the free fall continues. The starting pitching continues to be an issue for New York as starter Joey Lucchessi was prematurely taken out in the fourth, only having thrown 70 pitches. The wheels came off shortly after, as the Rockies jumped on the first reliever they faced, tagging Jimmy Yacabonis for 5 runs. The Mets lost the game 11-6.
Things didn’t get much better down south. The Yankees jumped out to a healthy 6-0 lead against division rival Rays. With the ace Gerrit Cole on the mound, it hardly looked like a loss would be the end result. But, the Rays don’t have the best record in baseball for nothing. They chipped away at the lead through the first half of the game, and finally got to Cole, scoring 6 runs (5 earned) against the early Cy Young favorite. Yankees were able to tie the game in the next inning and had their chances to win, but poor fielding and base running ultimately cost the Yankees the game, as the Rays won in extras 8-7.
A frustrating weekend indeed, but at least the Knicks play on Monday?
Jimmy Cordero didn't look the runner back, so Jose Siri scores the go-ahead run.
Throw the flag for unnecessary roughness after Siri runs over home plate umpire Will Little. pic.twitter.com/RvoHqdzEOy
— Bryan Hoch ⚾️ (@BryanHoch) May 7, 2023
Best Moment From Yesterday
J-Rod Hits one to the Moon
Julio Rodríguez continues to wow as one of the best young players in the game. On Sunday, he launched a homer to dead center. At a whopping 454 feet, it is the farthest homer he has hit in his young career.
Julio Rodríguez hit this baseball 454 feet! 😮
It's the longest homer of his MLB career so far!pic.twitter.com/Wzd10YOgql
— Codify (@CodifyBaseball) May 7, 2023
3 Homer Day for Paul Goldschmidt
Cardinals have not had the season they had hoped for, but Paul Goldschmidt gives some reason for hope, as he hit 3 homers in Sunday’s game against the Tigers. St. Louis’ offense erupted on Sunday, scoring 12 runs on 10 hits, as Goldy drove in 5.
Paul Goldschmidt, you are UNREAL!
Make that 3 homers for Goldy! pic.twitter.com/nUASGmlOrH
— MLB (@MLB) May 7, 2023
Injuries & Transactions
Atlanta Braves activated SS Orlando Arcia from the 10-day injured list.
|Boston Red Sox placed 3B Christian Arroyo on the 10-day injured list. Right hamstring strain.|
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