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The Astros are going streaking
The Houston Astros have reached a 10-game winning streak after a pair of wins in Minnesota.
10s are hot in Houston!
— MLB (@MLB) May 12, 2022
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.
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.
Pitchers since at least 1901 with 11 strikeouts in a 4-inning outing:
Today, Dylan Cease
7/25/17, Carlos Rodón
Both for the White Sox!
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) May 13, 2022
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.
nick gordon thought the umpire was trying to give him a fist bump as he came off the field 😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/kHOY9miK8A
— Cut4 (@Cut4) May 12, 2022
And if that wasn’t enough, here is another highlight.
Game 1: Nick Gordon pitches a scoreless inning.
Game 2: Nick Gordon makes a highlight-reel catch in center. pic.twitter.com/CIX9VeXYnv
— MLB (@MLB) May 12, 2022
Stanton the home run hitter
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) May 13, 2022
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!
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) May 12, 2022
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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