MLB News & Moments You Should Know – September 16

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

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Today’s Headlines

 

Roberto Clemente Day Around the League

The Rays made major league history by starting nine Latin American players in their game against the Blue Jays. Randy Arozarena, Yandy Díaz, Wander Franco, Harold Ramírez, Manuel Margot, David Peralta, Isaac Paredes, René Pinto, and Jose Siri  started. Base coaches Chris Prieto and Rodney Linares, as well as the nine starters, all wore No. 21 to honor Puerto Rico-born Roberto Clemente.

The Hall of Fame outfielder, Clemente, played with the Pirates for 18 seasons, won four NL batting titles, the NL MVP award, and helped the Pirates win the World Series in 1960 and 1971.

Clemente Day At Citi Field

Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco had stand out performances as well. Lindor hit his 24th home run to set a Mets season record, and Carrasco struck out 11 in six innings, propelling the Mets a game ahead of Atlanta. Carrasco won the Roberto Clemente award in 2019 after defeating leukemia.

A Special Honor For Clemente 

Roberto Clemente’s son and grandson, who share his name, threw out the first pitch ahead of the Mets/Pirates game. Yesterday was the 21st anniversary of Roberto Clemente Day. Looks like a perfect strike to me.

Mets President Stepping Down

Sandy Alderson will step down as president of the Mets once the club hires his successor. Alderson will become a special adviser to Steve and Alex Cohen and the senior leadership team.

 

Best Moments From Yesterday

Wild x Twins

Alex Goligoski of the Minnesota Wild threw out the first pitch for the Twins. Though “threw” might not be the best word.

Brotherly Love

Jordan Groshans got his first major league home run. Exciting, right? His brother was certainly excited as he lapped around the seats and concourse to celebrate Groshans’ home run.

The White Sox Put On A Home Run Clinic

The mighty have fallen, as the Guardians lost 8-2 against the White Sox. Hunter Gaddis gave up seven earned runs before being pulled after four innings. Now just three back, the AL Central race just got a little more interesting.

Injuries

Kyle Nelson was placed on the 15-day injured list with left elbow inflammation.

Justin Dunn was placed on the 15-day injured list with right shoulder tightness, retroactive to September 12.

Tommy Nance was placed on the 15-day injured list with a right groin strain. Meanwhile, Jorge Soler (back) was transferred to the 60-day injured list.

Edmundo Sosa was removed with right hamstring tightness and is considered day-to-day.

 

Articles You Should Read

Does Anyone Want to Win the AL Central? – Cristian Crespo

The Top Ten Right Fielders of All-Time – Scott Youngson

The NL (B)East is Coming Down to the Wire – Cristian Crespo

Fantasy Baseball Coverage

 

Starting Pitcher Roundup

Hitter Performances

Reliever Ranks

Starting Pitcher Streamers

 

Featured image by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns on Twitter)

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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