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Muncy has some words for White Sox manager
Tony La Russa made a questionable decision in last night’s game by walking Trea Turner in a 1-2 count in the sixth inning to get to Max Muncy. The White Sox and Dodgers broadcast both questioned the move, fans and even Freddie Freeman seemed to be confused as well. Muncy seemed to take it personally. Muncy preceded to hit a three-run blast and had choice words to see to La Russa after crossing the plate.
When asked whether it was a good move or not, La Russa stood by his decision saying “Do you know what (Turner) hits against left-handed pitching with 0-1 or two strikes? Do you know what Muncy hits with two strikes against a left-handed pitcher? Is that really a question? We had an open base and Muncy happened to be the guy behind him and that’s a better matchup. That wasn’t a tough call.”
Here is the confusing broadcast and angry White Sox fan. I imagine the NSFW version is easy to find.
The guy screaming "He has two strikes, Tony!" after Tony La Russa intentionally walked Trea Turner on a 1-2 count to pitch to Max Muncy who proceeded to hit a three-run homer is peak chef's kiss. (via @NBCSWhiteSox)pic.twitter.com/C9yaR0ZdBU
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 9, 2022
The Angels snap their losing streak
The Angels win for the first time since May 24th. Their 14 game losing streak was the longest losing in Angels history. The Red Sox also ended their seven game win streak against the Angels. Perhaps Nickleback didn’t help the Angels win on Wednesday, but that no longer matters now. It’s Shohei Ohtani’s time after his two run blast to help give the Angels a win.
— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) June 10, 2022
The Twins tee off on Gerrit Cole
In quite possibly the worst start of his career, Gerrit Cole gave up five home runs and allowed seven runs across 2 1/3 innings before being pulled. This is the first time Cole has allowed six or more runs in the first two innings and has never allowed more than three home runs in a single regular-season game. Cole’s ERA going into yesterday’s game was 0.95 and ended at 3.80.
THREE HRs ON SEVEN PITCHES ‼️ @Twins pounce on Gerrit Cole in the 1st inning 😤
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 10, 2022
The Phillies go streaking
The Phillies swept the Brewers and extended their win streak to seven-under their new manager, Rob Thomson. With home runs from Bryce Harper, Kyle Schwarber, and Odúbel Herrera, the Phillies beat the Brewers 8-3. With this win streak, Thomson also became the first manager to win his first seven games with a new team since Felipe Alou in 2003 with San Francisco.
Meanwhile, the Brewers have lost their season-worst sixth in a row.
— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) June 9, 2022
McClanahan throws a gem
Shane McClanahan pitched eight innings, winning his fifth consecutive start. McClanahan only allowed one unearned run, two hits, one walk, and struck out nine. McClanahan currently leads the majors with 98 strikeouts. The Rays completed a three-game sweep against the Cardinals with a 2-1 win. The Rays are 11 games over .500.
Shane McClanahan, 98mph and 99mph ⛽️⛽️ pic.twitter.com/SDKV3P4M7H
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 9, 2022
Atlanta stays hot
Atlanta reaches their eighth straight win after a victory against the Pirates.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 10, 2022
Best Moments From Yesterday
Not only did Ohtani have a great performance on the mound with seven innings, but he also blasted a two-run home run to help secure a win for the Angels.
Putting on a complete Sho! pic.twitter.com/xeiv6YteqH
— MLB (@MLB) June 10, 2022
Back-to-back home runs for the Guardians
The Guardians tied the game with the A’s as José Ramírez and Josh Naylor hit back-to-back blasts.
— Cleveland Guardians (@CleGuardians) June 10, 2022
First base outs can be tough
Miles Mikolas ran after the ball to tag first before Kevin Kiermaier could tag. In a wild play, Mikolas tags Kiermaier once he steps off the bag.
Ever seen a single that's also 1-unassisted before? 😲 pic.twitter.com/AqYXHunk53
— MLB (@MLB) June 9, 2022
The Yankees fight back
After Gerrit Cole’s rough start, the Yankees not only stay in the game, but they rallied for the win. The Yankees beat the Twins 10-7.
The Hicks Sense. pic.twitter.com/WODqWQX3yF
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) June 10, 2022
Christian Walker is day-to-day after the exciting game with a facial contusion.
Albert Almora Jr. was diagnosed with a sprained shoulder.
Tyler Stephenson sustained a fractured right thumb.
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Featured image by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns on Twitter)