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Soto Staying Put
If you spend your afternoons daydreaming about your favorite team swinging a trade for Juan Soto anytime soon, you can officially put your dreams to rest. According to GM Mike Rizzo, Soto isn’t going anywhere.
"We are not trading Juan Soto."
In a conversation with @JunksRadio, Nationals GM Mike Rizzo says unequivocally that the Nationals won't move their star before the Aug. 2 trade deadline. Here's more on what he said at ESPN: https://t.co/Swpo6cDcw6
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 1, 2022
This shouldn’t be much of a surprise, as Soto is a generational talent and the return would have had to be astronomical. Still, it was fun to dream.
A Very Coors Field-y Doubleheader
Even knowing full well what a hitters’ haven Coors Field is, I still had to do a double-take when I saw just how many runs were scored by the Rockies and the Marlins at Coors on Wednesday.
Rockies and Marlins tied at 11 going to extra innings in the second half of a doubleheader. Coors Field has seen 37 runs on 52 hits today – and counting. We've passed punch drunk and are not at ludicrous speed.
— Nick Groke (@nickgroke) June 2, 2022
Three more runs were scored in the tenth inning, making it a grand total of 40 runs scored in the two games.
Marlins-Rockies doubleheader today had:
A 14-1 blowout
A game with 25 combined runs
A walk-off home run
There were 53 hits between the two teams today across both games. pic.twitter.com/eeAbnFGaO7
— MLB Muse (@MajorLeagueMuse) June 2, 2022
Of the many impressive offensive performances in the two games, none was more impressive than Brendan Rodgers, who hit his third, fourth, and fifth home runs in the second game. And about that last homer…
Brendan Rodgers' third homer of the game is a #walkoff! 😱
— MLB (@MLB) June 2, 2022
I imagine everyone involved in both games will sleep very well.
The Slow Heat
I’m as surprised as you are that I’m reporting on a second piece of news from the Miami Marlins, but what can I say? When someone throws a 96 MPH changeup, you pay attention.
Edward Cabrera, Absurd 96mph CHANGEUP. 😳 pic.twitter.com/SJxASS6UOR
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 1, 2022
If a 96 MPH changeup seems extreme to you, you’re on to something: it was the fastest changeup ever recorded. And the pitch wasn’t just fast. It was effective.
👏 Clap it up for Edward Cabrera! Took a no-hitter into the 6th inning in his first Marlins start of the year. pic.twitter.com/xPfIrEgmRb
— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) June 1, 2022
Cabrera ended his day with one hit, four walks, and 9Ks over six innings. Plus, as mentioned above, he got all the run support he needed. Not a bad season debut.
RHP Edward Cabrera is one of just nine visiting pitchers in the history of Coors Field to pitch 6.0 scoreless innings and allow one hit or less.
— Marlins Communications (@MarlinsComms) June 1, 2022
Best Moments from Yesterday
The tweet below says it all, but Carlos Carrasco’s overcome a lot and probably has a better understanding of how meaningful playing this game can be than most. So how cool is it that he finally got to have his dad in the crowd for one of his MLB starts?
Carlos Carrasco has pitched in the majors for 11 years.
Throughout his career, he's beaten leukemia, taught himself English, become a U.S. citizen, and won 95 games.
Still, his father, who lives in Colombia, had never seen him pitch live in an MLB game.
Until today. pic.twitter.com/oMTLnWPMvS
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) June 2, 2022
And now that he was finally in the crowd, Luis Carrasco wasn’t going to hold back his enthusiasm for his son.
Carlos Carrasco works himself out of trouble in the third, leaving the bases loaded
Dad loves it! pic.twitter.com/PibdFqLXpQ
— SNY (@SNYtv) June 1, 2022
Carlos was all smiles (and almost a bit of tears) after the game when talking about seeing his dad’s reaction.
Carlos Carrasco almost cried when he saw his dad's overjoyed reaction to him getting out of a jam: pic.twitter.com/bMYkqiJYMc
— SNY Mets (@SNY_Mets) June 1, 2022
A Big Day for Jeter
30 years ago, the course of Yankees’ history changed forever when the team drafted Derek Jeter. Maybe you’ve heard of him.
— MLB Vault (@MLBVault) June 1, 2022
And in slightly less momentous news, yesterday was also the one-day anniversary of Jeter finally joining the 21st century and getting on Twitter.
Looks like I’ve officially run out of excuses. https://t.co/DQwmgjU9jW
— Derek Jeter (@derekjeter) May 31, 2022
Seeing Jeter online with the blue checkmark next to his name might excite some fans, but some of his former teammates had to fight extra hard to get a follow.
— CC Sabathia (@CC_Sabathia) June 1, 2022
Welcome to Twitter, Mr. Jeter. Please tweet responsibly.
Mike Trout, Commissioner
The story that keeps on giving: Tommy Pham—Joc Pederson fantasy football saga
Commissioner Mike Trout speaks on the subject 😂
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) June 1, 2022
Disclaimer: I am the commissioner of my fantasy baseball league and have had to put up with all sorts of nonsense and dare-I-say bullying, all in the name of maintaining order and integrity. So for the first time in my life, I can accurately say, “I understand how you feel, Mike Trout.”
Mike Trout is just proof that everyone hates their fantasy football commissioner.
— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) June 1, 2022
More on Trout’s dual life as the best player in baseball and worst commissioner in fantasy here:
“It’s a legendary fantasy football league, that’s for sure.” Mike Trout, the commissioner himself, briefly discussed his role in baseball’s dumbest/funniest story of 2022. https://t.co/mQjsInDHLt
— Andy McCullough (@ByMcCullough) June 1, 2022
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Featured image by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns on Twitter)