MLB News & Moments You Should Know – 7/13

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Today’s Headlines

 

MLB adds three more players to All-Star Game rosters. 

Garrett Cooper, J.D. Martinez, and Carlos Rodón punched their ticket to Los Angeles!

Cooper, Martinez, and Rodón are the three latest players to be named to All-Star Game rosters. Cooper, a first baseman/designated hitter for the Miami Marlins, will replace the injured Bryce Harper. Martinez, the Boston Red Sox’s designated hitter, replaces Yordan Alvarez. Rodón, San Francisco Giants‘ starting pitcher, replaces Josh Hader. The 2022 statistics for the newest additions are below.

  • Cooper: .299/.367/.460, 136 wRC+
  • Martinez: .313/.380/.500, 146 wRC+
  • Ródon: 2.70 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 31.9% CSW%

 

Juan Soto and Kyle Schwarber join the Home Run Derby lineup. 

Soto put on a memorable performance in last year’s Home Run Derby, beating Shohei Ohtani in a swing-off in the first round. Schwarber will be competing in the derby for the first time since 2018 when he lost in the final round to Bryce Harper.

Soto, who has hit 17 home runs this season, told Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post that his goal is to hit the longest opposite-field home run, because “anybody can pull the ball.”

Schwarber leads the National League with 28 home runs. The two sluggers join Pete Alonso, Ronald Acuña Jr., and Albert Pujols as the others who have announced they will be competing in the 2022 Home Run Derby.

 

Baltimore Orioles win ninth-consecutive game.

Baltimore has been hot. Their win on Tuesday was their ninth in a row, helping them move to an even 44-44 record this year. Their nine wins started with a win against the Minnesota Twins, a three-game sweep of the Texas Rangers, a four-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels, and a win against the Chicago Cubs.

The O’s haven’t won nine straight since they did so in 1999. With 49 wins thus far, they are just eight wins away from their total wins all of last season.

 

Chris Sale makes his 2022 debut. 

Before Tuesday evening’s game, Sale had not taken the mound for the Boston Red Sox since the end of the 2021 season. Sale underwent Tommy John surgery in 2020, missing the whole season and the start of 2021. When he returned, Sale didn’t look like his usual self but hoped to be ready for 2022. Unfortunately, however, Sale suffered a stress fracture in his rib cage in February and missed the first three months of the season.

When he took the mound at Tropicana Field last night, Sale touched 97 mph on the radar gun and got through five scoreless innings. He allowed three hits, one walk, and struck out five.

 

Best Moments From Yesterday

 

Clayton Kershaw is a really great teammate. 

Kershaw will be making his 9th All-Star appearance next week. The veteran decided to do something nice for Tony Gonsolin, purchasing a custom suit for the 28-year-old right-hander who will be walking the red carpet for the first time.

 

Don’t sleep on Miggy!

Noted speedster Miguel Cabrera caught the Royals sleeping last night, swiping third base and then scoring after the ball sailed into left field. It was Miggy’s 40th career stolen base, and his first since 2020.

 

Joey Votto is a national treasure, again. 

Votto is the best. That is all.

 

Injuries

 

Trevor Story is day-to-day with a right-hand contusion.

Garrett Cooper is day-to-day with a left knee contusion.

Aaron Hicks left last night’s game with a right shin contusion.

 

 

Articles You Should Read

 

What’s New Skubal-Doo? — Sam Lutz, Pitcher List

The Logistical Side of the Nico Hoerner Breakout — Randy Holt, Pitcher List

AL Central Roundup: The Divisions That Remain a Mystery — Christa Lamia, Pitcher List

Low-A league adopting new shift-limiting rule as MLB weighs similar changes: Sources — Jayson Stark, The Athletic

 

 

Fantasy Baseball Coverage

 

Starting Pitcher Roundup

Hitter Performances

Reliever Ranks

Starting Pitcher Streamers

 

Featured image by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns on Twitter)

Nicole Cahill

Nicole Cahill is a freelance writer who focuses on mental health and sports. She recently founded a nonprofit that helps youth athletes living with mental health challenges. When she's not fighting stigma or exploring Baseball Savant visuals, you can find Nicole enjoying a cup of coffee and a good book. Portfolio: NicoleCahill.com.

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