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Air Quality Postpones Games
Some states in the United States are under an advisory due to the Canadian wildfires, postponing games in New York and Philadelphia. The smoke is causing hazardous air quality all over the East Coast, with New York getting the brunt of it. The Yankees had to postpone their game Wednesday night against the White Sox. There is a doubleheader scheduled for today, but per the Mayor of New York, the air quality will worsen tomorrow. The Phillies also had to postpone their Wednesday night game against the Tigers.
And scene inside Yankee Stadium… pic.twitter.com/ocPBsPk0ZB
— Erik Boland (@eboland11) June 7, 2023
Arraez Helps With Six Straight
The Marlins have been on a roll lately with six straight wins. During last night’s win, Luis Arraez raised his major league-leading average to .403 with two singles. He has the best AVG+ since 1900 at 161 AVG+, surpassing Nap Lajoie’s 154 in 1910 and Ty Cobb’s 153 in 1910. Even if he falls short of .400, he will still have the best-adjusted average in MLB history. Wednesday’s game was also his 27th multi-hit game of the season.
Luis Arraez’s batting average is 87 points higher than it was last year when he won the batting title.
— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) June 8, 2023
Alonso’s Night In Atlanta
Pete Alonso taunted righty Bryce Elder after launching his 22nd home run 448 feet on a hanging slider. Alonso was caught on a hot mic Tuesday saying “throw it again” at Elder. When later asked, Elder said it didn’t bother him at all, and he would holler too if he hit a home run into the concourse.
Last night’s game was a bit different for Alonso. He was pulled after taking a 97 mph fastball to the wrist, falling to the ground in pain. Alonso’s X-rays were negative and he was diagnosed with a wrist contusion and is considered day-to-day.
Here's Pete Alonso yelling out to Bryce Elder: pic.twitter.com/AoUfQvTm5w
— Bally Sports South (@BallySportsSO) June 7, 2023
Streaks Ended In Texas
Marcus Semien’s hit streak ended last night after 25 games. He went 0-for-4 against the Cardinals’ pitching. The Cardinals snapped their five-game losing streak, and in turn, ended the Rangers’ five-game win streak. Only one run was scored with a first-pitch homer for Alec Burleson in the eighth.
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) June 8, 2023
Even More Struggles For Thor
Noah Syndergaard struggled against Reds batters in an 8-6 loss. He allowed six earned runs, seven hits, and two home runs in three innings, marking it his third consecutive start of giving up five or more earned runs, and his fifth this season.
Dave Roberts speaks on Noah Syndergaard’s recent play and what next steps could be. pic.twitter.com/twvVzHPjTd
— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) June 8, 2023
Best Moments From Yesterday
Home Sweet Home
After a call-up this week, Reds rookie Elly De La Cruz blasts a two-run homer into orbit. The 458 feet homer was the first of his young career and his second RBI.
ELLY DE LA CRUSH. pic.twitter.com/N0MAVBkBAj
— MLB (@MLB) June 7, 2023
If the Reds weren’t already having a memorable night, Will Benson also hit his first home run of the season. It happened to break the 6-6 tie in an epic fashion, bringing in two runs for the walk-off win.
— MLB (@MLB) June 8, 2023
Joey Wiemer gets his eighth run of the season, putting the Brewers up 10-0 against the Orioles in the seventh. The two-run blast travelled 390 feet, sending Brewers fans into a frenzy as Bernie made his way down the slide.
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) June 8, 2023
Speaking Of Walk-Offs
Randy Arozarena strikes his infamous pose ahead of tagging home with a walk-off solo homer. This is his 12th home run of the season.
🚨 IT'S MORE FUN THIS WAY 🚨 pic.twitter.com/j8nlGJEvpb
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) June 8, 2023
Multiple Hit Day At Petco
Juan Soto had quite the day, recording five hits, and helping the Padres win 10-3 against the Mariners.
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) June 7, 2023
Making Outs Look Easy
Ryan Noda didn’t even have to try to steal a hit. The ball just dropped right into his glove.
Ryan Noda, what a play! 😱
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) June 7, 2023
Dodgers manager David Roberts announced that Trayce Thompson might be sidelined longer than initially projected.
Jazz Chisholm Jr. received a positive report from his foot specialist, allowing him to ease into baseball activities during the upcoming team road trip.
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