MLB News & Moments You Should Know – September 9

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

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Today’s Headlines

 

Shift Bans, Bigger Bases, and Pitch Clock in 2023

Major League Baseball will vote today to approve changes for the 2023 season, including pitch clocks and shift bans. The pitch clock will make it so pitchers have 20 seconds to begin their throwing motion with runners on, and 15 seconds if the bases are empty. Balls can be called if a pitcher takes too long, and batters could face automatic strikes if they take too long.

Bases would increase from 15 inches to 18. Defensive shifts will require all teams to have a minimum of four players with both feet on the infield dirt, while two of those fielders must be positioned on either side of second base. Infielders will be designated by teams as playing left or right and can’t switch sides unless there’s a substitution.

Batterymates Tie MLB Record

Yadier Molina tied with Adam Wainwright to tie the major league record of 324 starts by batterymates. Molina also homered twice in the game but lost 11-6 to the Nationals. The original record was held by Mickey Lolich and Bill Freeman for the Tigers from 1963-1975.

Peralta Exits Early

Freddy Peralta left the second game of the Brewers’ double-header in the third inning with shoulder fatigue in his throwing shoulder. Peralta’s start had been pushed back three days to give him time to recover from his last appearance. This was also the second straight day the Brewers had to remove a starting pitcher from the game with a medical issue. Eric Lauer exited after 2 2/3 innings with tightness in his throwing elbow. This was after he allowed seven runs.

The Brewers Troll Pederson

The Brewers had a little fun with the scoreboard during Joc Pederson’s at-bat. A fun jab as football season began yesterday.

In case you missed the reference:

Roberto Clemente Award Nominees Announced

Major League Baseball announced the nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award and opened voting.

 

Best Moments From Yesterday

Correa the Tie Breaker

Carlos Correa breaks a 2-2 tie with a two-run blast against the Yankees in the eighth. The Twins ended up winning 4-3.

Burnes Dominates

Corbin Burnes fans 14 today. Let’s take a peek at those strikeouts.

The White Sox Put Up Football Numbers

Elvis Andrus kicks things off early, immediately followed by a Yoán Moncada bomb. But it doesn’t end there, as just about every player graces home plate. Moncada had five hits and the White Sox won 14-2.

 

Injuries

 

DJ LeMahieu was placed on the 10-day injured list with an inflamed right toe.

Juan Soto is considered day-to-day and is dealing with a right shoulder contusion after being hit by a pitch on Wednesday.

Wander Franco could be activated today after sustaining a wrist injury.

Articles You Should Read

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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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