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MLB News & Moments You Should Know – May 13

The MLB news and moments you need to know this morning.

Stay updated on everything baseball with our morning MLB News & Moments articles. We’ve got you covered to keep you in the know.

 

Today’s Headlines

The Astros are going streaking

The Houston Astros have reached a 10-game winning streak after a pair of wins in Minnesota.

Bryce Harper tears UCL

Bryce Harper has been diagnosed with a small tear in his right ulnar collateral ligament and will be unable to throw for four weeks, according to manager Joe Girardi.

Harper will have a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection Sunday, keeping him out of the lineup for the series finale in Los Angeles and possibly on Tuesday at home against San Diego.

Brian Cashman fires back at Astros owner

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman ripped Houston Astros owner Jim Crane after Crane compared the Yankees’ $100,000 fine for decoding signs in replay rooms in 2015 and 2016 to the sign-stealing scandal that tarnished the 2017 World Series win.

“I’d say it’s called deflection, him trying to equate probably an equivalent of a parking lot ticket to maybe 162 felonies. I don’t think anybody’s going to buy into that stuff,” Cashman said on Thursday.

Semien slump

Marcus Semien has had a rough start to the season, batting only .165 with a .446 OPS and not a single home run in his last 115 at-bats. Of those 115 at-bats, 25 have been strikeouts.

Pujols reaches Bonds in games played

Albert Pujols passes Barry Bonds in the top 10 for all-time game appearances in Major League Baseball. Pujols played in his 2,987th game Thursday. Pujols is only five games away from passing Willie Mays.

Wild line for Dylan Cease

Was Dylan Cease good or bad against the Yankees? Let’s check out his line for the night: 4 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 11 Ks at 90 pitches. Cease appears to be locating his pitches but has yet to face a team like the Yankees that are very aggressive on the plate. He is tied for the MLB record for strikeouts in 4 innings.

Best Moments From Yesterday

Nick Gordon is a fist bump king

After Gordon’s first mound appearance, he tried to greet the umpire with a fist bump instead of the routine substance check.

And if that wasn’t enough, here is another highlight.

Stanton the home run hitter

Giancarlo Stanton had quite the night in Chicago last night much to the dismay of Dylan Cease.

The Yankees went on to beat the White Sox with a seven-run eighth inning.

Rylan Bannon’s must see play

I think this one might speak for itself!

Injuries

It was announced that Chris Ellis is out for the season after sustaining an elbow injury.

Terry Francona and six other coaches for the Guardians are under MLB’s Health and Safety protocol after a COVID-19 outbreak that postponed Wednesday afternoon’s game.

 

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Chrystal OKeefe

Chrystal O'Keefe is a freelance writer from Indianapolis, Indiana. She balances her time between Indianapolis and Chicago and tries to travel to at least one new ballpark every year. She primarily covers the Chicago White Sox but loves talking about baseball in general.

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