MLB News & Moments You Should Know – September 30

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

 

Mets Call Up Top Prospect

The Mets are promoting top catching prospect, Francisco Álvarez, ahead of the series with Atlanta. According to MLB Pipeline, Alvarez is the No. 1 prospect in baseball.

The Blue Jays Clinch Playoff Spot

For the second time in three years, the Blue Jays have clinched a spot for postseason baseball. This came after the Orioles lost to the Red Sox yesterday. The Blue Jays are still in a close race to secure the AL’s first wild-card spot alongside the Rays and Mariners.

Phillies Tie Brewers

The Phillies are on a five-game skid and are tied for the NL’s last wildcard berth. Both the Phillies and Brewers are tied at 83-72.

“We’re still in it,” said Bryce Harper. “We have seven games left. We’ve got a road ahead of us, but we’ve got to keep playing, got to keep going, not having a mindset about losing and thinking about that.

The Phillies have not had a playoff berth since 2011.

 

Best Moments From Yesterday

Grand Slams Are Fun

Ford Proctor hit his first career home run, and it just so happened to be a grand slam.

Another First

Mark Payton got his first Major League RBI and helped the White Sox end their seven-game losing streak. Payton has been in and out of the majors for three years.

Shohei The Pitcher

What else is there to say? Shohei Ohtani is just THAT good.

 

Injuries

Trevor Story is dealing with an illness and is unlikely to play again this season.

Connor Joe was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right serratus strain.

Willi Castro will miss the rest of the season due to a hamstring injury.

Mickey Moniak was placed on the injured list with a hand injury, ending his season.

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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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